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Posted by Mark
After a long and drawn out divorce process and a proposed settlement that was unsatisfactory, I searched for a more aggressive attorney. I changed attorneys to Eileen Avila. I was able to set up an appointment quickly and she was very professional yet I immediately felt comfortable. Communication was excellent. I was able to express my issues. She asked all the relevant questions and offered immediate insight. Eileen especially showed genuine concern for the well-being of my children. My case had special circumstances and her experience and knowledge were invaluable. She kept me well informed throughout the process via phone, email and in person. In a relatively short amount of time, my dissolution was finalized and the final judgment exceeded my expectations, thanks to Eileen. I would highly recommend Eileen Avila for any matter in family law.
Posted by a Family client
I recommend Eileen without any hesitation whatever, based on her handling of my contentious divorce process. The process involved getting out of a temporary restraining order used by my ex and her lawyer as a divorce tool, child custody evaluation, and property division. We progressed through my failed attempt to reconcile, fighting the temporary restraining order head on, asserting my parental rights, and dividing the property through mediation, while avoiding a wasteful full-scale court battle. Throughout, Eileen was extremely professional, creative, responsive, nimble, dedicated, honest, and fair. She was willing to listen to and act on my preferences as well as to assert her superior knowledge and experience when needed. She navigated me expertly through the Family Law, local idiosyncrasies, advice from other experts, and referrals to other experts, based on more than 20 years of experience and continued learning. She was responding to my emails and calls instantaneously, even when traveling, over the weekend, or late in the day. There could not be a sharper contrast with the lawyer on the other side who simply wanted a court battle to maximize her fees. In conclusion, Eileen is an excellent Family Law attorney and I consider myself extremely lucky that she was my attorney.
Posted by Kathy
Eileen Avila is a very diligent and knowledgeable lawyer. She would always be well prepared for my cases and a fierce litigator in court. In addition to being a friendly and pleasant person, she is honest and advises her clients in a clever manner. Through my interactions with her, it became clear that she was very experienced with family law, especially evident when she made all the right decisions in my case. I had a very tough time with my divorce. My ex hired a ruthless attorney--it was clear that his attorney was interested in prolonging the conflict. Eileen, who is quite the opposite, always kept my best interests in mind and did a superb job dealing with the difficult situation. She is extremely compassionate, with a kind heart and truly believes in making the situation BETTER for the client and the child involved. Additionally, she made sure I received the best settlement possible. If you are looking for a compassionate, hard-working, and well-qualified attorney, I believe you won't find anyone better for the job.