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Very nice firm. Pleasant to work with during a very difficult time in my life. Gave good advice and listened to my needs and gave good advice.
I first heard of Patricia Barberis, esq, when a friend and I both agreed she should have had Mrs. Barberis as her attorney in her divorce. I should probably mention that I have referred over a dozen men and women to Pat in the 20 years I have known her.... and 100% of them have been extremely satisfied with her work.
When I was faced with getting a divorce, I chose Pat Barberis. I was concerned I might NEED a really good attorney. She proved to be just that. Proven expertise, level headed and non-reactive. Interested in a fair outcome in a timely manner. There was no acrimony in the proceedings.
I should mention, when my ex threatened a 2nd go-round several years later, Mrs. Barberis was able to convince his attorney (and the ex) that he would not benefit from that action, in very short order.
Patricia Barberis is a very competent, reassuring choice as attorney. I recommend her without reservation.
In my opinion/experience: Very disappointing representation. Extremely overpriced for a graduate of an unaccredited law school not even currently in existence. High overhead office with excessive staff producing work with many embarrassing errors, omissions, duplications and even misspellings in correspondence. Will drag things out as well as "drop the ball" when it counts. Will not own up to errors. Had to move on.
Through what I consider to be a on going, very messy, prolonged and difficult divorce, Patricia is there to guide, support, and even comfort me through the whole process. I personally feel that I receive the personal attention I couldn't have found with just any divorce attorney. The degree of professionalism and knowledge of the legal system she exhibits is astounding. We are in constant communication and I am informed almost immediately of things as they surface by her and/or her attentive staff.
p.s. I can always contact her by email and expect a response within a resonably short time frame .
This woman took so much of our money. We started with $600,000 in a trust and when it was down to $40,000 she quit. She would charge us 17 hours of work and 2 other lawyers said it was a 1.5 hour task. There are so much more..DO NOT USE her.
It was a joy to work with Ms. Patricia Barberis and her colleagues. I liked Pat the moment I had sit with her to discuss about my case. She put all her effort into the case, and had a clear picture of how the case was likely going to unfold. She was also extremely supportive of me during the hearing process. She and her staff were very easy to communicate with. They responded exceptionally fast to any inquiry.
I am in the throes of a now year-long divorce. Fortunately for me, I found Pat and Colleen Barberis to guide me through the very complicated process. I have never had such instant response to questions, and I have never felt so strongly that I mattered and that I was in capable and caring hands. Colleen handled my deposition with grace and competence. Patricia has had many years of experience in divorce and she LISTENS and cares. She knows the law and the legal system inside out and works extremely hard to secure my interests. While I do not recommend the experience of divorce to anyone, I definitely do recommend Patricia and Colleen Barberis as lawyers to help you through it. If there were more than 5 stars, I would give them 10!
She's still a tenacious pillar of strength, sweet as can be and surpasses the majority in LA and OC. She was there for me for 15 years litagating a peternity case against a tirent criminal law attorney who abused the law at every turn. Now, after 10 years absent as a client, I came back after a horrible pick prior. TG she has the time to pick up after the mess I was left with. Again, Pat is here fighting for me in another high conflict case. I have no doubt she will do everything legally possible to right the wrongs my ex has done secretly over 23 years! More to come after the divorce.....
Patricia Barberis has done a wonderful job for me on a complex family law case. She was knowledgeable, experienced and very kind on top of that. At first I tried to handle my case on my own, but after the judge said to get an attorney, I did. Ms. Barberis had handled a prenuptial agreement for a relative and on her recommendation I called and hired Ms. Barberis to handle my case. She reassured me that I had a strong case and held my hand through the process when needed. I tend to be big worrier, but she knew when to reach out and let me know things were on schedule. She is soft spoken, but don't let that fool you. She knows when to be assertive.
I had a complex case, started with date rape, but at the time there was no such thing. I filled adult and battery. I hired a an attorney prior to Pat, but it turns pout he was buddies of my abuser ( a local criminal attorney ), let's call him SC. SC had me in to court on trivial things via exparte, he was trying to drain my finances and was acting out his bully personality. He threatened my life and my mothers. BTW; she wasn't just fighting for me,but my now 26 yr old twins!! SC, COULD NEVER INTIMIDATE PAT,
she is honest and forthright, a solid person and has the faith to move mountains! I would have her by my side if I ever need an LA attorney. I caught this review searching for a divorce attorney... married 23 years.. never be surprised at what people do! But, Pat NEVER DID ME WRONG. She blew SC through to another county! she was with me for 15 years of steadfast litigation. SC was diagnosed Bipolar, he exploited the system to his advantage, pulled every trick out of the hat. PAT was there to catch them, and turn them into home runs for us!! Bravo Pat! She is also sympathetic financially, I made over a decade of payments... my twins? Stayed with me all their lives, one is in IT Security's, lives in SF, the other (God Bless Him) is serving us under special forces. Pat was my worrier angel. I did spend the last 2 years watching her daughter in litigation, she was prepared and confident. I'm sure she has evolved into the spitfire her mom is.