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Posted by Tracy, a Divorce client,
Carissa withdrew from my case 6 weeks before my divorce trial stating she will not continue on a case that is going to lose. I have been going through my divorce for almost 11 months and paid her close to $20,000 and she walked out on me at the very end and left me scrambling to find new representation. I plan to file complaints with The State Bar, The Attorney General and every other organization I can possibly think of the complete lack of professionalism that this woman has. She is rude and disrespectful and actually told me to shut my mouth and listen to her I would not recommend this so-called attorney to my worst enemy. Do yourself a favor and go someplace else.
Posted by a Divorce client,
I wound up doing most (if not all the legwork in my case), she continuously told me that I was not going to be able to get from my ex what I was asking for (even though I had vast evidence against him with regard to him sexually assaulting me and abusing me). She had zero compassion and was at times even rude on the phone, (not what one would expect from someone they are paying thousands for what amounts to a few hours of her time). My divorce papers were not even written up properly when she wanted me to sign them. I wound up getting what I asked for in the divorce. The only really helpful thing she did was the speaking during the hearing.
Posted by a Family client,
Carissa was very good during the trial got me custody of my children. She worked with us on prep so we didn't get hammered with charges. However once she has been paid forget it.. we had a problem with a deferral payment at the courthouse (9 months after the case) which the mother is suposed to pay and after 2 months of trying to reach her I still haven't been able to. So unfortunatley had to take care of it on my own without an attorneys help or advice.
Posted by a client,
Carissa has provided services to our family several times over the last six years. She is very strong in planning, negotiating, and thinking ahead. She's consistently kept us informed each step of the way, and has achieved desired results.
Posted by Kirby, a Child Support client,
Carissa is the only attorney I would hire, if I had a child support case that involved two states, or you were having a problem getting Arizona State to respond to your requests for information. She has been representing me for two years to resolve my case and she didn't give up even though Arizona State wouldn't respond. We were in court a couple of days ago and she presented my case in a very professional and straight forward manner. I would hire her again in a heartbeat. She is very good at keeping me informed, and up to date on my case. I always know where we are and where we are going with it. Great attorney!!!