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Ms Edlund represented me in a child custody case. Even with solid proof of my husbands mental illness and abusive nature she was unable to get me the custody i desired. She claims to be the most knowledgable and respected lawyer in the area but I saw nothing close to that in my interaction with her. The best thing about her is her strong relationship with several family court judges. Many of which are in "awe" of her high profile firm. This unfortunately didn't help me to get the sole custody I wanted with my "Little Boo"
Ms Edlund represented me in a post divorce matter. Apparently gave me poor advise. I had no case. Had to pay other attorney $2000.00
Didn't realize there was a hearing that I had lost until I received her bill and notice to pay other attorneys fee. Also didn't know I had filed an appeal until, I went to the courthouse to see what had happened. Erroneously filed and processed without my knowledge or signature,
Ruth provided excellent representation to me during the very dificult and complicated custody battle over my child. It was the most difficult and painfull time in my life and In hindsight no amount of responsiveness and keeping me informed would have been sufficient to adequately dissuade my pain and anxiety during this time. I am now, as a result of Ruth Edlund exceptional work the custodial parent for my child and would not be the least bit surprised if I came across Ruth Edlund coming out of a phone booth wearing a cape.
Ms Edlund was unorganized and did not keep me informed of timeline and deadlines. She missed crucial deadlines in my case and was too busy that she pushed undemanding and inexperienced clients to the bottom of the proverbial "list" to accommodate more commanding and demanding clients.
My case was a complicated process with much opposition and I quickly learned that Ruth Laura Edlund enjoyed a challenge! I had complete confidence in her as she navigated me through the legal process. She communicated well, was realistic as to a possible outcome and went over different options. It is fair to say she never promised anything she thought she couldn't deliver. I recommend her wholeheartedly.
Ruth represented me in our divorce involving children. My experience is that she is very intelligent and is very knowledgeable, experienced, and thorough. She is responsive and is well networked with family-law-related professionals in King County. She understood my main objectives and executed a plan that achieved these. Ruth is concerned with the interests of children and some of her recommendations to clients reflect that. Ruth works to achieve negotiated settlements, unlike many take-no-prisoners attorneys whose cases always end in trials. But if your case should end in a trial, as mine unfortunately did, Ruth will do an excellent job representing your interests in court.
Ruth provided excellent direction and multiple options to resolve my post divorce issues. These issues ranged from financial disputes, to harassment & decision making for children. She always put my (and my child's) health & safety first, my finances were always considered as well.
Ruth presented alternatives to the "court room" in terms of mediation and arbitration all with the best interest of me and my child in mind. Lastly she was comprehensive in her approach, addressing areas that had I not thought of, might be costing me a lot more right now.
Ruth's services are not inexpensive - but what good service is?
Very closed minded. Imcomplete cross examinations. Leaves many issues unresolved. Does about face without disclosing changes with client. Arrogant and dismissive. Acts secretively without allerting or informining client of impact of changes.
Ruth was recommended to me as one of the best attorneys for divorce, and this is very much true in my opinion. She is expensive, but if you're looking for a divorce attorney then you know that you're pretty much screwed anyway. As for me I've spent about 15 grand in attorney fees only. Her pros and cons come from the single fact - she is smart, wise and very professional. This is good, since she will truly act in the best interest of you (and mostly for all parties, including your children). This is also a bad thing, since during a divorce very often attorney on the other side would be far from being honest and have any other interests other than getting attorney fees and as much of your assets as possible - you probably need other type of lawyers to defend against this. Just keep this in mind, and good luck.