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Posted by Mister, a Education client, Flag
I was referred to miss Johnson through a community organization for a tax issue. She asked me to fill out a POA form and mail it to her. 4 days later I followed up with her, at which time she claimed to never have received it. In the interim she asked for me to resend the form and for a letter explaining my situation. I emailed her a thorough synopsis of what my situation was, including the tax years in question and also related a conversation I had with the tax board as to why the action was being taken. I also sent her a copy of the letter from FTB outlining the amount they were collecting.
What followed were emails from her asking specific questions about why this action was happening, which tax years were we dealing with, what amount was being collected, and other things that were clearly stated in my first letter to her. She asked me to "describe my situation " so that she would know what to do for me. Her entreaty for me to describe my situation included no specifics. I wrote back that it was a vague question,and also it seemed from my perspective that she had not read my replies. She asked specific questions about my health.
In my replies I pointed out where I had already answered the questions she repeated and also wrote that I didn't see how my health was relevant to the situation.
To her credit she did explain what her motives were for inquiring about my health and in the same letter claimed I "was obviously annoyed and I should ask for another referral as we had had a communication breakdown.
In my opinion the communication broke down when she repeatedly asked me for information that had already been provided in writing.(tax years in question, amount being collected, an specifics about the bank account in question). In some cases twice.
When I answered theses repeated questions one by one pointing out when and where they had been answered and suggested that to me it seemed as if she weren't reading my replies, she recommended I should find so someone else to help me.
I should point out that miss Johnson was doing this as a volunteer for the organization which referred me, it felt to me( especially because of the repeated questions and her vague request to describe my situation mentioned earlier) that she was not really interested in helping me.
As a disabled person who has had to deal with many different agencies, it has been my experience that do-gooders who volunteer their time and effort are sometimes doing it not to really help humanity, but to assuage their own guilt. Also, it seems to me that because of all the repetition, that she was not really giving my issue very close attention. I'm certain she does better for her paying clients.
Posted by Cindy, a Wills client, Flag
Ms. Johnson is not just an excellent attorney, she is a great person as well. She came highly recommended from a friend in another field and she is everything I needed. She answered all my questions about preparing for my death and posed many thought provoking questions of her own. Her professionalism and candor is highly appreciated. She considered the difficulties in my case and we worked to find agreeable solutions. I have recommended her to a my friends because her compassion is very important when considering final arrangements. I know that I am now legally safe and taken care of in a way I could not have handled on my own. Her willingness to listen and understand the uniqueness of my situation ( I have a rescue dog sanctuary as well as show dogs) made the entire process much easier. I cannot say enough good things about her character and willingness to help me when I really needed her.
Posted by Milt, a Wills client, Flag
In my professional career as a CEO I have worked with many many lawyers. None match the competence,compassion, and communication skills of Elizabeth. She assisted me and my wife in redrafting Wills, Trusts, Advance Directives and related documents.Outstanding ability to make complex legal matters understandable. Outstanding ability to listen to the client and craft instruments specific to our desires and needs rather than use legal boilerplate.
Posted by a Health Care client, Flag
Eliz. has been a friend for many years. I hadn't needed a lawyer and she never pushed. But when I said I needed help she was there and took care of everything while educating me. She helped me see how important what I needed to do was. And what would happen if I hadn't have taken care of the issue. I have also suggested her to others who have become clients and they were thrilled with all aspects of her work.
Posted by a Estate Planning client, Flag
Ms. Johnson was very professional doing my estate planning. She took her time to answer our questions. She gave advice when needed. Our understanding was her priority. I would recommend her to anyone needing to do estate planning.
Posted by Sharon, a Trusts client, Flag
We went from being anxious, unknowledgeable clients, to having our wills and trust done in what we believe are record time.
Ms. Johnson knew all the questions to ask to help us along the way, and taught us so much. She provided thorough timely responses to our questions, kept in constant communication with us, understood our need to make changes and provided an overall completely professional service.
We are thrilled and feel much more comfortable knowing we have taken care of our legal responsibilities for our family.
Posted by a Trusts client, Flag
She is very helpful and I can tell she cares about peoples problems.
Posted by John, a client, Flag
Eliz C A Johnson was very helpful and displayed a sincere interest in helping me with my estate litigation case. Her personal comments added a special comforting touch to our communication.
I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of her services and I feel AVVO is very fortunate to have her on their team.
Thank you Ms Johnson.
Posted by Paul G., a Car Accident client, Flag
My recent contact with Atty. Eliz C A Johnson proved to be more than I expected. Her willingness, experience & character showed itself immediatly. Her consultation left me with the feeling that she truly was giving back to the community all her experience and hard work. A real easy person to confide in and always took the time to answer each of my questions. A classy attorney with panache'...what a pleassure.
Posted by Nick, Flag
Attorney Johnson is helped me with quite a few questions regarding estate and probate law. She is extremely knowledgeable, as well as extremely personable and caring, your not just another client! Thank you Attorney Johnson.
Posted by Keith, a Estate Planning client, Flag
Elizabeth did an excellent job of explaining the Estate Planning and Power of Attorney process and all the available options to me. Her friendly demeanor, objectivity, attention to detail and ability to translate and break down complicated legal terms made her easy to work with. I can't reccomend her enough or honestly think of anyone else I'd rather have representing my interests.
Posted by Jill, a Estate Planning client, Flag
Elizabeth brought us thru the estate planning process from beginning to completion. she competently answered our every question, offered us viable options and alternatives. she was flexible with appointments, being available nights or weekends since we both work full-time.
Her presentation of the materials was professional and timely, following up when she hadn't heard back from us. She easily communicates thru all channels (in person, voice and email).
We are very pleased with the final product and know she will be available to us as updates are required.
Posted by a Wills client, Flag
Elizabeth walked us through the emotional process of setting up a will and other necessary docuements, providing protection for our child for the future. She prepared all the docuements needed and set them all up to be easily managable for the future. Without her, we still would not have gone through this process.
Posted by Roxy, a Estate Planning client, Flag
I recommend Elizabeth highly. She kept me from procrastinating, was knowledgeable and very thorough in her explanations and completion of the paperwork. In short, she's the greatest and I recommend her and will continue to use her whenever possible.
Posted by a Estate Planning client, Flag
Eliz kept me informed about my case .She would always return my calls in a timely manner. Eliz made sure that all of my concerns were addressed. Her wealth of knowledge and experience made the difference in court, and I believe is the reason I won my case.
Posted by Ginger, a Estate Planning client, Flag
I have known Elizabeth for 30+ years and she has advised me through some difficult times with integrity, professionalism, and compassion. She recently helped me with an advance health care directive. Her knowledge and experience helped me get through the process quickly and make the decisions I needed to make to protect myself and my family. If you are looking for an experienced, professional attorney who knows her stuff but also has a very compassionate and human side, Elizabeth is the attorney for you. She is passionate about helping other people and caring for other people. I would definitely recommend her!
Posted by Greg, a Estate Planning client, Flag
Eliz was wonderful to work with in every way. Extremely professional, knowledgeable on all levels, always had great advice, kept me in the loop and moving forward. I will gladly work with her any time I need a great lawyer!
Posted by Alane, a Estate Planning client, Flag
Elizabeth has guided me expertly in preparing a new Will and Advance Health Care Directives. She explained everything and has a splendid system for keeping the documents in perfect order for her client's use. She was endlessly patient in explainng the function of each documents and its effect on the other documents relating to my Estate. I recommend her very highly. Thanks, Eliz!
Posted by Brian, a Employment client, Flag
I have used Elizabeth for over 18 years in various situations including estate planning and employment related issues. She has consistently provided very wise, appropriate and knowledgeable council in areas of her expertise or guided me to others with the appropriate knowledge. I have recommended her to various friends, relatives and associates. She provides legal advice and representation with compassion and understanding well beyond the average counselor. She earns and deserves my business.
Posted by David, a client, Flag
I have known Ms. Johnson for more than 20 years and I have found her to be competent and a pleasure to work with and good people.
Posted by Aida, a Litigation client, Flag
Relying on Elizabeth Johnson's expertise and services for the past 19 years has made me a firm believer that with her knowledge of the law, and persistence in finding out the facts, she has represented me to the fullest!
...Elizabeth has always been very easy to talk to and is very thorough in making sure you understand what is "going on" before moving on to the next step... She has always been "available" for questions, or just to "lend an ear"...She takes pride with what she does and will do what is necessary to make sure details of a case have been brought forth and heard, so the law will be executed fairly...
...Elizabeth Johnson has served me in both business and family needs, and will continue to do so if her services are needed in the future!
...I can proudly say she serves as MY attorney!