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Deanna Ballou Jensen

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  1. Worst case sceario attorney - RUN AWAY!

    Posted by Patrick, a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Poor
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I recommend Deanna Jensen.
    • I hired Deanna 1-3 years ago.
    • Deanna handled my Divorce / Separation matter.

    In the state of Oregon, the family law system is supposed to work in the best interests of the children. This law office works in the best interest of their bottom line. I hired Jensen-Leibernan to "represent" me in my divorce. Deanna Jensen refused to hear my concerns for my kids' safety. The firm refused to investigate multiple DHS involvement in my ex-wife; and her family's lives.
    I not only wound up saddled with egregious alimony, I had to pat huge child support to a person who routinely abused my kids and made them fear for their lives at the barrel of a gun.
    The firm withdrew scant weeks prior to the hearing, leaving me without representation. Thank God I was able to win custody, in time, of my kids. Just in the nick of time & without this, or any attorney. My kids had been subjected to countless incidents involving drugs and violence in the interim.

    Meanwhile this attorney's agent wants to sue me for services denied - whilst I struggle to raise two kids on one paycheck. No child support from, and paying $700 / month spousal support to the adverse party with whom this "officer of the court" sought to compromise with. Compromise what? The kids' safety? their shelter, food, clothing?

    If only they would listen to the client...

  2. Complete disappointment

    Posted by Katy, a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Poor
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Deanna Jensen.
    • I hired Deanna 1-3 years ago.
    • Deanna handled my Divorce / Separation matter.

    In the midst of divorce, one is always in a vulnerable position. Thrown into the position of having to hire an Attorney is not a pleasant experience to begin with. I was caught in a bind, needing the guidance and protection of an Attorney. Unfortunately I hired Deanna Jensen in hopes that I would be represented in a fair manor. Much to my disappointment, I felt I not only had NO protection, but no guidance either. In the end I was forced to agree to a very unfavorable agreement and left to pay Attorney fees that will take me years to pay off!! PLEASE DONT MAKE THE MISTAKE I MADE.

    1. Deanna Ballou Jensen

      Deanna Jensen

      Lawyer Comment:

      This client wanted an attorney who would watch her back but she wanted very little work done and wanted to pay as little as possible. That meant that I did the minimum amount of work on her case, but monitored it carefully and made sure we had the pension valuations we needed, the division of said pensions and retirement plans, and spousal support were the sole real issues in the case. When we received a reasonable offer to settle the case, we tweeked it in my client's favor as much as possible with the least amount of expense, settling within bare hours of trial so that she would not have the cost of a trial. All of the settlement negotiations were accomplished while the client was in Austrailia working, which made communications with her very difficult because of the time difference. The client now has buyer's remorse over a settlement she ratified on the record in court.

      Posted 7 months ago. Flag

  3. Review: Deanna Ballou Jensen

    Posted by Zenobia, a Alimony client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Deanna Jensen.
    • I hired Deanna 1-3 years ago.
    • Deanna handled my Alimony matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    Seven years ago I met Ms Ballou Jensen, after doing extensive research to find the best lawyer to handle my divorce. All my research came down to one person: Deanna Ballou Jensen. Ms Ballou Jensen is the most wonderful person I ever met! She is not only highly skilled in her profession and very professional; she is also kind and very compassionate. Her staff is of excellent caliber and efficient. After a smooth and fast divorce I returned to my home country, just to find myself becoming sicker and sicker due to an incurable illness I was diagnosed with several years ago, now almost at the end of spousal support and no longer being able to work, I could only think of one person to call for help-Deanna. She helped me get through yet another court case fast and efficiently, even though i am many many miles away! I am beyond gratefulness and will recommend Deanna for any case you may need a lawyer. Thank u VERY much for all u have done for me Deanna!

  4. Professional, Competent and Worth Every Penny

    Posted by Dave, a Child Custody client,
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     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Deanna Jensen.
    • I hired Deanna 1-3 years ago.
    • Deanna handled my Child Custody matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    Deanna Jensen is meticulously organized and prepared at each hearing. Deanna's knowledge of Oregon Family Law is very thorough and she has tremedous experience to draw from when she needs to think on her feet. Deanna knows just the right time to insert passion, or indignation, into her remarks to the court for full affect. Deanna does an excellent job of telling her clients the "truth" about their case and not what they want to hear.

    Deanna Jensen has navigated UCCJEA issues confidently and helped me secure and manage an out of state attorney, working in NC courts, supporting our actions in Oregon. Where other attorneys were uncomfortable with the complexities of my specific case, Deanna showed confidence in her arguments and delivered the result we were seeking.

  5. Exceptional Skill and Service

    Posted by Mark, a Child Custody client,
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     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Deanna Jensen.
    • I hired Deanna 1-3 years ago.
    • Deanna handled my Child Custody matter.
    • I have previously worked with 6-10 lawyers.

    Deanna Ballou Jensen is an exceptional lawyer. With her leadership and skills we were able to overcome all odds in a custody dispute, and her advice regarding other family issues was extremely helpful. She is professional, responsive and on target. We have always felt that she had our best interests at heart, that she listened to us and accurately defined our needs and our wants (sometimes different).

    Her advice was solid and useful. She was careful to be clear about what was possible and what was likely, and also when our expectations could not be met. Her abilities in court showed that she was a good planner, that she was a good judge of character and that she could roll with changing circumstances. Her performance was exemplary, and she proved more than once that she is a winner.

    Deanna also showed restraint and good judgment. She was willing to risk professional relationships for what she believed to be right on behalf of her client. I have found that it is a rare person who is really willing to risk themselves for what they believe, and Deanna is such a person.

    Jensen and Leiberan was always professional and polite, punctual and accurate. I absolutely recommend Mrs. Jensen, and Jensen and Leiberan, to anyone. You will not find anyone better to represent you than them.

  6. Much better now!

    Posted by Genie, a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Deanna Jensen.
    • I hired Deanna more than 3 years ago.
    • Deanna handled my Divorce / Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    Being a Professional myself, it's sometimes hard to know where to turn when you need to keep your own personal information as private as you can. Divorces are tough, especially when there is money involved, but Deanna made me feel as if I would be okay at the end. She was there for my questions, and I felt like I could afford the fees. Deanna is very personable, private, and makes you feel like you are not alone. I now give her name to anyone who is thinking about a life change! Thank you Deanna for all you do!

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