Michelle Stevens showed up for me instead of my regular w/o any prior notification. I did not know who she was and the first thing she said was that I had no standing in this case. She did not know anything about my case, did not know what was in my declaration or any of the new info I provided! She did not utter a single word of argument for me! She did not know how to answer the judge! The judge wanted us to confer and come to some resolution for visitation. She asked me to apologize to the opposition for filing the law suit!! She said this was what opposition wanted and they will allow me visitation in a month;s time! I apologized after much coaxing from her. She totally appeared to me as taking the oppositions side! I was so distraught that day. Later I asked her to put in stipulation she said to go home, it is ended! She then walked me out of the court! I was so distraught I could not think straight.
I had previously worked with a different attorney that was great. However could not keep her because of different county. When I came in to the office or Richard Isles I was seen by him and he told me that my case was a piece of cake which made me feel comfortable and I retained him. One day before my first hearing I called the attorneys office to make sure everything was ok and I was told that Michelle Stevens would be showing up not Richard since I hired the firm not him! First flag!! Well I'm at court I present myself to Michelle and while asking her questions she seems to be ignoring me I thought she was looking for information on my case on her phone to realize when I look t it that she is playing a game!!!!! I ask her questions in regards to my case and she knows nothing! It was the worst experience ever. I threw away tons of hard earned money for answers like "we'll your ex does not want to follow court orders so he is just basically saying screw you" . I hope you get to read this review before you retain this attorney or firm. The only time they will contact you is when your balance is running low. I have emails and letters letting them know how bad their service was and NEVER got a call back from the responsible attorney from that firm Richard Isles. Answers were never answered, she hardly opened her mouth in my defense while at court and was not there when I needed advice. Oh and when she was their she did not know how to proceed. Very unprofessional attorney. Please do not hire!
I found this attorney to lack any compassion. I had called ahead and discussed the complicated issues of my case and was told that they may be able to help me. When I got there I had expected a different attorney who specialized in CPS cases, nonetheless, I was consulted by Michelle. None of the information I provided changed whatsoever from the telephone conversation yet she made me feel like I was wasting her time and she escorted me out with a feeling of despair. She told me that my case was already lost and that there was no one who could possibly help me. My case involves my daughter and CPS, she told me that my rights will be terminated and THAT'S IT and she escorted me out. She had me so frazzled that I forgot my paperwork on the desk yet I felt very uncomfortable that I didn't go back and had her mail it to me.