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I needed a family law attorney to handle a divorce for me. I chose to give Bruce a try, based upon reviews I'd seen on the internet. I was extremely pleased not just with Bruce, but with his entire staff, as well. The entire team was upfront with me about expectations and fees and they kept me very well informed. Melinda provided the gentle (But firm) prodding I needed when I fell behind on gathering and providing the information they needed to help me. Her role was vital. They kept all of their commitments. Additionally (And very important to me), they were very respectful of my now ex-wife's feelings. I hope that I don't need an attorney again anytime soon but, if I do, my first call will be to the Clement Law Center.
Mr. Clement and his legal team were very helpful with my ordeal. They were very patient with me. They responded timely to my requests, and were able to walk me through the whole process. My (ex)-spouse and I would have had a tremendously difficult time completing and filing the necessary paperwork by ourselves. If I had to do it again... well, Bruce Clement would be the first person I would call.
My husband and I had a challenging case that was without precedent in Washington State. Dealing with legal troubles is never enjoyable but Mr. Clement and his staff were very professional and courteous and helped to talk us through each step of the process. They were very knowledgeable and conducted sound research which I'm sure helped our case a lot. When we went before the judge to present our case, the judge - having familiarity with and respect for Mr. Clement's work - swiftly gave us a favorable result. While we hope that we won't have to spend any more time in courtrooms, if we did have to, we would definitely call Mr. Clement back for his legal expertise. I'd highly recommend him as an attorney to any of my friends.
On researching the online information on non-parental custody, I suspected that it was at least incomplete. On that basis, and having worked in a job that required that I regularly engage our staff attorneys in strategizing with very positive results, I decided to seek legal advice. I selected Bruce by researching his background and credentials on-line. As I compared family law practitioners, it was abundantly clear to me that Bruce's life experiences and qualifications surpassed his colleagues'. When I met with him, I got much broader, more applicable, and very practical insights on how to proceed and what the likely outcomes would be. Of particular note was the absolute absence of divisive comment or suggestion that might cause or inflame resentments between the parties involved and I. Believing as I do that decisions on child welfare are best made when the focus remains on the children, and are not clouded or compromised by animosities between adults, I very much appreciated his sound information presented neutrally.
He charged us $58,000 and then, when we finally had our day in court, he wasn't prepared for rebuttal and completely bombed. When it came time for him to argue our case he just stood in silence while opposing counsel ripped our case to shreds. When he had the opportunity for rebuttal, he didn't say anything, just folded his papers. We were ordered to pay the opposing attorney because we lost. We thought he'd be great based on his peer rating, but now we know how bad he is and wouldn't recommend him to ANYONE. Numerous times we told him he was charging us more money than we could afford, but he just kept telling us we had a strong case and he thought we'd win. So we went through our savings believing what he said.
Bruce and his law firm are professional and courteous. The main issue I had with them during our three month proceedings was that they tend to instigate matters versus trying to resolve things amicably. Throughout the case, I got the impression that Bruce and team were trying to optimize for the money brought into their law practice by extending the case versus looking out for my family's interest. Additionally, I thought Bruce did not research topic thoroughly with regards to out-of-state rules and prior cases that were brought up in the hearing. He seemed stumped when the opposing counsel brought up a case reference he was not familiar with and did not leave a good impressions with the judge. Overall, I would not recommend Bruce Clements for family law cases, where you need a non-aggressive approach and want to settle out-of-court if possible.
I've interviewed and gotten advice from many lawyers and none of them helped as much as Bruce Clement did. I can't afford to hire an attorney right now, but Mr. Clement gave me a free half hour consultation... that he generously let stretch to an hour without even mentioning it. He explained in detail, exactly how to handle my case, what form, how to fill it out, etc. He gave me all the information I needed to solve my own problem. I can't thank him enough.
I was impressed with his thoroughness and the respect he showed me. I was also impressed that he, the head of the law firm, spoke to me himself and didn't pass me along to one of his employees. Mr Clement also made himself available to speak to me, even though it was around the holidays. It speaks volumes about him, that he cares that much about someone who can't even hire him. I would not hesitate to hire him in the future.
I'm very thankful with this great lawyer , he clear up all my doubts , he is totally a gentleman and very professional , I really encourage people to look out for his services
Our legal separation case was finalized at its earliest possible time during Christmas holiday! My long-dragged case was finally over just a few weeks after Bruce took my case. Thank Bruce for his extensive experience/knowledge and absolute dedications to his clients!
Knowledgeable about divorce from a military man and all the departments of the state and government to file claims. Great advice and helpful. Even tempered and since our schedule was very busy with my daughter's school and work, he worked around her lack of time well and was understanding when late with a child. Prompt, all around winner.