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Posted by a Probate client, Flag
My sister hired Ms. Rydberg out of state for me as my domestic partner of 8 years died intestate very suddenly. After meeting Jenny for the first time I was not impressed but as my sister had already paid her fee and I was in a deep state of grief and shock, I acquiesced against my better judgement. Jenny was incompetent, made decisions in court without ever discussing them with me, was late filing extremely critical paperwork and was condescending. She practices a very narrow field of law and often spent my billable time consulting other attorneys regarding procedure, mumbling to herself, and charging 400 an hour to copy paperwork that a secretary or paralegal could have done if she had one.
Of course at first, she had my sister convinced it was an open and shut case, that I filled all of the legal criteria for a DP etc. When I finally reached enough emotional stability to recognize and question some of her procedures and mistakes she decided we did "not have a working relationship unless I or my sister were to come up with an additional 5,ooo.oo" Really? We would be fine friends under those conditions? My case would become firm again?
She basically destroyed any chance I had to protect my partners belongings, our home, my chance to receive life insurance through her sheer incompetence and gladhanding of her lawyer friend whom she decided without my permission to have appointed as an "Estate Representative". This ER called me and asked me to find out what the legalities were, how soon would he be paid, and did absolutely nothing useful. The courts finally decided he had been paid enough through my beloveds estate and put the nix on his greed. This was an emotionally charged case and I was and remain in total shock and grief over the loss of my love. Jenny was cold, clinical, and may I say again, incompetent? She should be investigated.
I cannot recommend her. The two prior reviews do not ring true and I consider them suspect. She could not answer the simplest "out of her area of law " questions I had and would refer me to other attorneys both in and out of state knowing full well there was no money for that. Law school is a generalized area of study, any lawyer should be able to answer simple questions , especially Jenny as she spent an inordinate amount of time scouring the internet for answers to the case at hand. A very poor attorney with no ability to think ouside of her tiny little box. Get an assistant Ms. Rydberg and stop charging your clients hundreds of dollars an hour to copy papers. Unethical at best, greedy and sloppy at worst.
I remain broken hearted, in debt, still in a legal nightmare and truly disgusted by Rydberg and her ilk. I do not feel my comments are hostile or insulting: they are the facts as to her abilities (or rather her inabilities), her demeanor, her making decisions without consulting me, and where my case stands now. A disaster.
Posted by SR, a Child Support client, Flag
Jennifer represented me from 2000-2001 for my parenting plan and child support case. It was an extremely emotional time for me. There were complicated medical issues revolving around the care of my son. The father of my son was a pro at maneuvering around the legal system, avoiding, and eluding his obligations and visitation while having the funds to finance his games. I had very little funds and a special needs 2 year old that was greatly effected by the turmoil between us.. Jennifer was calm and reasonable, diligent and handled the father of my son and his attorney with superior technique and strategy.
It was not unusual that I would be heightened emotionally. Most likely I was a difficult client given I was so emotional. Once I was having a panic attack while talking over the phone to Jennifer. While I was panicking she was the voice of reason for me. I donâ€™t know what I would have done without her.
Ten years later, I am thanking Jennifer for her strength, legal knowledge, integrity, and professional character. I would highly recommend Jennifer Rydberg.
Thank you Jenniferâ€¦â€¦ SR
Posted by a Child Custody client, Flag
Ms. Rydberg handled a very delicate legal issue for me which involved the estate of my son, his children and setting up the appropriate court procedures. She was so effective, that my work and anxiety about this process was essentially handled with a substantial reduction in both my time and financial resources. My grandchildren and other son found her to be a great resource. Her background in family law was a clear plus. These abilities coupled with a large dose of good common sense, caring, native ability, and superb organization blended very well with her skill as an attorney. I can recommend her without any hesitation.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Jenny knew exactly how to navigate the judicial system and helped guide me in a way that avoided an expensive and lengthy process.
Jenny is a compassionate individual who at the same time maintains a stern position on the rights of her client.
Jenny provided me with creative alternatives that allowed me to effectively negotiate a resolution instead of relinquishing decision-making to a court/judge.
Jenny's professional etiquette & successful reputation was proven in the courtroom when I witnessed the respect she was shown by personnel in that infrastructure.
Jenny is a timely person that communicates well when extenuating circumstances arise.
Time and money were two things I didn't have a lot of so she pushed me when I needed it and pushed her self even harder in my support.
I intend to use Jennifer C Rydberg's legal services again for my estate planning because I know she will look out for my best interest and not charge me an arm and a leg either.