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Ruth E Pekelder

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  1. Domestic Partnership Settlement

    Posted by a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Ruth Pekelder.
    • I hired Ruth 6-12 months ago.
    • Ruth handled my Divorce / Separation matter.

    Ruth and her team (April and Ryan) assisted me resolve and settle my former domestic partnership. Communications between myself and my former partner were broken and I was in need of a resolution. Ruth coordinated with my former partner's attorney, arranged a mediation, prepared the settlement documentation, and helped get the paperworked filed. After five years, Ruth and her team got things done within about 6 months, and with a resolution that was satisfactory to both parties. Ruth and her team were very efficient, careful with time charging, kept me informed on a regular basis, and were responsive to my questions. I highly recommend Ruth and Pekelder family law.

  2. Worse Woman Lawyer Ever!

    Posted by Kimberly, a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Poor
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Ruth Pekelder.
    • I hired Ruth 6-12 months ago.
    • Ruth handled my Divorce / Separation matter.

    Hired Ruth to represent me in a divorce. Gave her the retainer she asked for up front. She burned through nearly all of the retainer without filing one thing. To make matters worse she called me on Christmas Eve to tell me she had "forgotten" to file a response to a motion filed by my soon to be ex-wife and that she had already contacted the Oregon Professional Liability Fund regarding the mistake she made. This level of in competence is inexcusable! I now have to hire another lawyer to sue her as well as hire a new lawyer for my divorce. I wouldn't let Ruth represent my enemies. She proclaimed to be a "super lawyer" and one of the top 25 women lawyers in the State of Oregon. Doesn't say much for Oregon women attorneys now does it

  3. Good but not excellent

    Posted by a Family client,
    Overall rating
     Good
    Trustworthy
     Good
    Responsive
     Fair
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Average
    • I recommend Ruth Pekelder.
    • I hired Ruth 6-12 months ago.
    • Ruth handled my Family matter.
    • I have previously worked with 6-10 lawyers.

    Ruth helped me achieve a successful outcome with a very difficult conflict with my ex. I agree that she is a great person, ultra professional and knowledgeable. I was challenged with her lack of regular communication, procrastination, and nit picky billing practices. I realize that these may not be deal breakers for everyone but they were super annoying (and costly) for me. She definitely worked hard for me when push came to shove.

  4. Dissolution of Domestic Partnership

    Posted by Vicki, a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Ruth Pekelder.
    • I hired Ruth more than 3 years ago.
    • Ruth handled my Divorce / Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with no lawyers.

    Being in a very professional high rise building, a very corporate and potentially stuffy office environment isn't in my comfort zone, but Ruth made me feel at ease from the very beginning, clearly having wonderful down to earth energy and sincere interest and compassion, clearly wanting to help you through a difficult and emotional time. Even though she was almost always surrounded by other peoples files and clearly busy I felt like I always had all of her attention when we met and I felt totally heard and educated about a process that I was totally unfamiliar with. From the very beginning she gave me a list of the best ways to communicate with her and the best way to keep costs down in that process. I believe I was her first domestic partnership dissolution and there was no hesitation or feelings of discomfort for me coming out to her as a lesbian. Her assistant April was also exceptionally helpful and friendly. They have recently moved to their own practice together which I'm sure will be a success as they make a great team. I would recommend Ruth to anyone.

  5. Ruth Pekelder was a highly effective advocate and advisor to me during my divorce.

    Posted by a Family client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Ruth Pekelder.
    • I hired Ruth more than 3 years ago.
    • Ruth handled my Family matter.
    • I have previously worked with 6-10 lawyers.

    Ruth's knowledge and experience helped me obtain a reasonable settlement in my divorce. She worked very hard to help me maintain joint custody of my children with my ex-wife,

  6. Client Review

    Posted by a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Good
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Average
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Good
    • I recommend Ruth Pekelder.
    • I hired Ruth more than 3 years ago.
    • Ruth handled my Divorce / Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with no lawyers.

    She's very knowledgeable and professional.