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Dawn Sydney

Dawn Sydney’s client reviews

     3.5 stars 7 total

Review Dawn Sydney
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Great Family Matter Attorney

    I have worked with Dawn on 2 issues over the last 5 years. Both times she has proven herself to be a strong advocate for me, and a willing negotiator with my ex. Both were child support issues, and those negotiations weren't easy ones. More important to me was her warm and natural demeanor, and genuine desire to see things addressed in a fair and legal way. I had an exceptionally litigious divorce, with many interactions with different attorneys, and I deal with lawyers professionally, as well. Genuineness is not a word I would use often to describe them. It is accurate that she has only been licensed in WA for a short while, but she is diligent in finding answers, with a wide network of peers and resources. Trust Dawn to talk to you, point out the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and be consistent and honest in your communications. I have no hesitation giving Dawn my strong recommendation.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a client

    A lawyer with attitude

    I used Dawn Sydney in my divorce trial. I couldn't afford the expensive/good one and thought she charged me a fair/low rate because of her inexperience. She printed and mailed me some documents which I already have digital files and she charges me by doing that... She made numerous mistakes for me to sign off something I didn't agree at all... She didn't inform me some important decisions timely and told me she was out of town handling another case with her coworker.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a client

    Inexperienced and defensive

    Dawn took our family law case over 3 years ago. She was relatively fresh from law school and came highly recommended by a lawyer with whom she's previously been a paralegal. Our case involved 2 states and was relatively complex. Dawn was eager to help and sympathetic to our case, but as the case progressed, seemed inattentive to details and defensive when we asked about key steps (submitting documents to the court in a secured manner). In the end, Dawn pulled away from our case stating we were difficult clients who didn't trust her. She did this immediately after filing our contempt paperwork, which could have hurt our case had we not found a much more experienced and professional lawyer right away.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Sharon

    Amazing lawyer from beginning to end!!!!

    My husband and I talked to many lawyers before Dawn and they all told us that our case wasn't even a case and it was a waste of time. When we first met with Dawn we felt like she totally understood our situation and said she would help get custody if my husbands kids. (Which she did!!!) Dawn explained the whole process to us, She never left anything out she told us the good, the bad, and the ugly. She was always available when we had a question or a problem that arouse(which was all the time). I don't know how we could have done any of it without her. She not only was an amazing lawyer to us she was a huge support threw out the whole process. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs a lawyer.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by tanya

    Fabulous trusted attorney

    I have worked with Dawn close to 7 years on and off when I have needed her help. She is the most caring attorney I ever met. Her detective skills and determination are just 2 of her fabulous attributes. She is beyond fair with her fees and is always responsive. I trust her completely in her judgment making skills and I know she has no problem conferring with other attorneys to make sure she gives the best advice. Dawn has excellent writing skills and the ability to truly capture the events going on and portray them in a professional and passionate way to the courts. I highly recommend Dawn to be hired as your attorney and advocate!!

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  • 4.0 stars

    Posted by a Family client

    Strong advocate, clear about risks and benefits

    I worked with her through an administrative process that led to the courts. She was always very clear about the need to think through the cost/benefit analysis of each step. Although she often told me things I did not want to hear, in the end I needed to hear them and always allowed me to make a more informed decision. I worked with another attorney for about 5 months before hiring Dawn. What I most appreciated about Dawn was her appreciation that family law was not just legal issues. She refused to add fuel to what was already a burning fire of my case. In the end, she appreciated that I and my ex will remain co-parents for many years to come, and kept that in mind throughout the process. She was in the middle of transitioning firms during my case so it delayed the process a bit which was hard but in the end, I feel good about the process and result.

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  • 4.0 stars

    Posted by a Family client

    Good Attorney

    She's good but blunt. So, you know exactly where everything is at. Things worked out good for me.

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