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I have been working with Theresa for almost a year now. I hired her to represent me in a high conflict divorce and custody case. She has been consistently excellent in her responsiveness to my concerns and ability to conduct herself with integrity when against very unprofessional opposing counsel. She has been compassionate and understanding of the stressful dynamics of my case while helping me focus on the best ways to productively move forward legally. I highly recommend her.
I originally hired Ms. Lorella's firm to handle my divorce. The owner of the firm, Stella Pitts, set me up with Theresa. I was disappointed with how much lip service Ms. Lorella offered to me, with little in the way of actual lawyerly advice. When she did counsel me, I found her to be condescending and detached. She was very uncommunicative, especially given that I had lilttle knowledge of what was going on. I never knew what was happening, and she was not good at helping me understand. Furthermore, she wouldn't discuss my case with me in court, as she allowed the opposing party to sit directly behind us. However, she charged me full cost for all the time we sat silently in the courthouse, over 4 hours. The actual time spent in front of the judge was less than 20 minutes. We also spent 1-2 hours going over our interrogatories, which she neither sent to the other party, nor were they ever needed in the first place. Yet, I was billed for all of her time. I wouldn't recommend Ms. Lorella unless you already have enough knowledge of the legal system to keep her focused on what your needs are.