Posted by a client
Cornelia as she advertises is a "collaborative" law attorney. While I do believe divorce litigations are best kept low conflict, often time's collaborative practices don't work because separating spouses have different goals. If BOTH you and your soon to be ex are committed to not going to court, the. Cornelia is a great attorney. However those commitments can change fro either parties and the you are back to square one. In my case, she was reluctant to send interrogatories, conduct depositions or even send list of witnesses or do any court action. I was a bit disappointed in that aspect but she kept costs very low and things low conflict. She doesn't like drama and can't handle one herself :)
Posted by a Divorce client
Cornelia Clark is very knowledgeable, professional and respectful. I highly recommend Cornelia Clark. She helped me with my divorce/custody/child support case and calmly handled my ex-husband.
Posted by Nick
I am a client of Cornelia Clark. With her representation, I received the best possible outcome from my case. She knows how and when to file everything, as any attorney should, but the thing I liked most about her was her ability to look at the big picture, and see the long-term effects that a trial has on the parties. In one of our conversations, she said that you don't go to court to make the other person look good, and after court, you still have to interact with the other parent. When you are in the heat of the case, it is very easy to just look at winning in court, and making the other party look as bad as possible. You don't think that after it is over that you will be interacting with the other parent on a weekly basis, or whatever your outcome is. You also don't really think about the fact that your kid doesn't know or care about what happened between you and your spouse, they just love both of you. Cornelia helped keep that in perspective, while crafting the case so that if you have to go to court, you will have the best representation possible. In my case, I feel that we could have had a really ugly court battle, and I would have won big, but at what expense? We ended up doing a mediation with the other attorney, and I ended up with my daughter 6 nights and days a week. This saved me a lot of money on attorney fees. I really appreciate how Cornelia kept my best interests in mind instead letting things drag out, increasing the legal cost. We had the entire custody case opened and closed within two months, and I couldn't be happier with the outcome.
Posted by Janice
Corne' is a very thoughtful and focused attorney in Renton. I have known her for years. She is always pleasant, to the point and she works hard to understand her clients needs and objectives. She pursues their goals with diligence as if they were her own. I highly recommend having a conversations with her about your legal needs. You will be glad you did.
Posted by a Divorce client
Very easy to work with and supportive. I was able to get full custody of my child. I also got to keep the house and my pension. My spousal support payments were reasonable and affordable. She was instrumental in dealing with Credit collection agency's due to my X running up huge charges after the separation.
Posted by Marcy
Cornelia is a very knowledgeable, and practical Family Law Lawyer with high integrity. I worked with her on a consultive basis and she provided me with strategic information that enabled me to make smart decisions. This resulted in a very successful outcome in my case. Working with Cornelia, I found her to be very caring about the best interests of the children. She has a collaborative law philosophy; she encourages resolution outside of the courtroom in order to foster collaborative parenting relationships. She is a highly knowledgeable problem solver who, I hope one day will share her knowledge in a book so that more people will have the benefit of her expertise. The World needs more lawyers like her.
Posted by a Child Custody client
As a father, going through family court in King County is challenging enough. Cornelia was a guiding light throughout the process. She never steered me wrong and I learned quickly to follow her guidance. She has a compassionate approach with her clients and will work tirelessly to find a collaborative solution. At the same time she doesn't backdown from a legal bully and has no fear of walking into the courtroom if needs be. She's so good she makes me want to stop telling lawyer jokes. :)
Posted by Customer1
Cornelia handled an extremely complicated custody / child access matter for me. By the time she took the case, it had gone through several lawyers, several orders and many mistakes from incompetent or inattentive lawyers. Cornelia worked nights and weekends at reasonable rates, and I was with her at every appearance. I can honestly say that despite the fact that I was unsuccessful in the end, Cornelia's work gae me the best shot I could have had. She was perceptive, proactive, on the ball, up to date and always worked very hard. Responsive and interactive. I highly recommend her.