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Posted by a Family client,
I came to Sean after finding out that I was in need of legal council in a custody case that was very distressful. The urgency of the situation was severe and Sean/his staff made time for me to come in the following morning. I really appreciated how accommodating and supportive they were from the beginning before receiving any financial compensation. When I met with Sean I immediately felt that I could trust him and that he was not just any family attorney. His knowledge and expertise were evident from the start and I hired him immediately. I had worked with an attorney before and knew that Sean was a complete gem. He brought so much more to the table than the other I had seen before. From start-to-finish of a very drawn out and difficult case (lasting nearly two years) Sean has been with me all the way. Not only did he win my case for me when there were some real challenges, but he talked to me on terms that I could understand without throwing a bunch of ORS regulations at me and telling me to do my homework. I am still working with him today, after our case was completed, to wrap up a few things in order to bring even more success my way. He continues to excel in what he does, he is proactive, and we have established a great working relationship. I am extremely pleased with his expertise, confidence, professionalism, and willing attitude. He isn't afraid to advise me on his recommendations even if they are regarding "sensitive" subject matter and he does it in a way that is friendly and good-natured. I believe that more than anything if you are entering into a family law/custody/child support case you need someone like Sean who has the experience, authority, and dedication that it takes to win. He doesn't cut corners and he is willing to put in the time and energy for the long haul. I feel that Sean has educated me along the way so that I am prepared to understand the laws and rights of myself and my child. Do yourself a favor and contact Sean for an initial consultation. The money you spend will be worth it and I believe you will be convinced that he will be your advocate and he knows what it takes to win. It will be money well spent, trust me!!
Posted by a Divorce client,
I had a disappointing experience working with Sean Stephens. I was trying to settle my issue and felt that Sean just wanted to go to court and run up my bill. He did not copy me on correspondence with the opposing attorney and was very unresponsive when I needed to reach him. When I mentioned his name to other attorneys they grinned and said they would rather not talk about him, but it did not surprise them he just wanted to run to court and use up my retainer. He was late for our meeting at court and even called me by the wrong name. Potential client beware.
Posted by Elizabeth, a Divorce client,
Sean Stephens is an amazing attorney... I was referred to Sean by the St. Andrew's Legal Clinic in Portland, who had nothing but wonderful things to say about him. Sean quickly took action on my behalf in what has proven itself to be a highly complicated and extremely distressing situation with my soon-to-be ex husband. His representation of me and his ability to prevail in court is incredible. He is a man of honorable character, integrity, professionalism, and full of knowledge. When I hired Sean, I not only hired one extremely wonderful person; I hired a stellar team. Jon, Kaori, and Christina have been working tirelessly to pull all the pieces together, which is something that has also far outweighed my expectations. I will be forever grateful for what Sean and his team have done to protect the best interests of my son and I!
Posted by Chris, a Divorce client,
Sean Stephens and the entire Stephens Margolin team are results oriented. They are there for you when you need them the most. At every step, they make sure you understand all your options and are comfortable with any decision that is made. The best compliment I can give is that of a referral, and when anyone I know has a familiy legal matter, I refer them to Sean.
Posted by a Divorce client,
Are they expensive? I guess. Is it worth it? Yes. Pretty hefty retainer. I would suggest beg, borrow, ( I did) to get this firm. What you get is a 'legal team'. I was very scared, my ex was a bully and an abuser. He, however, had a pretty powerful position. He threatened me on more than one occasion with his ' local celeb lawyer'. I had to do depositions. Yes I was scared. It was harrowing. But if you have Sean, Kaori and Christie, somehow it's not so scary. And, they have a record for not going into actual litigation. I got a way bettter settlement than I thought, or that was offered. Plus, they answer the phone, and emails. They are very, very good with people that have been bullied and are terrified. I am soo glad things happened so that I could have this firm.
Posted by Ron, a Divorce client,
Sean Stephens recently helped me with my case. I greatly appreciated his no-nonsense approach to a process that has a tendency to be emotionally charged. He presents things clearly and educates you on decisions to be made. He and his whole team (Kaori, Christina, and the whole office) were great, efficient, and gracious when things needed to be done. I have already recommended Sean to people that I talk with.
Posted by Ashley, a Child Support client,
My experience with Sean has been excellent. I recommend him highly to anyone with complex child custody and support issues.
Posted by craig, a Alimony client,
I came to Sean with a difficult case. Sean and his staff were very friendly and not pretentious. His mannerism is very direct and will make sure you understand what the law is and what your chances are in the matter you are seeing him for..There is professionalism that is there from the start. I VALUE what it takes to present that and the efforts that were made on my behalf. At times I was suprised at the way Sean responded so quickly .Sean is VERY smart and intelligent, knows the ins and outs. Can't say enough, space reqirements.
Posted by Nick, a client,
Sean Stephens was of great help (given his considerable knowledge and ability to relate to all types of clients). I was 100% plus satisfied with his work and that of his team on my work. I would strongly recommend him to anyone needing his services.
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Posted by rebecca, a Divorce client,
If you are scared, lonely and alone, and don't know what to do, talk to them! I was married to a guy with a pretty good job with a public company. When it was over, he tried to jettison me with almost nothing. I somehow found Sean, Kaori, and Christie. Oh thank god. My ex hired a ' local celebrity' lawyer, Sean is fearless and right down to the metal. If you can do anything to get this firm, do. You will NEVER be sorry.