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Carolyn Annette Elsey

Carolyn Elsey’s Client Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Sally

    Third party custody

    We hired Carolyn in August 2014 to help us obtain 3rd party custody of our Grandson. She was super great, very informative and was readily available during the process . If we had to do this over again we would hire Carolyn to be our attorney. Final court was today and we got what we set out to achieve. Custody of our Grandson. We owe it all the Carolyn Elsey.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by Erica

    Very Disappointed

    This Attorney was hired to help with post-secondary support. She did not keep me informed, pre-set documents for the other party to sign without my knowledge and consent. She took my case in April 2014, told me the court lost my paperwork, accused me of not paying the 2500.00 retainer when I had a receipt, my case was not heard until mid September 2014. I had told her about the need to have court before my daughter started College and as it turned out, due to her "sitting" on my case, court occured the day before my daughter started College. Then, she took an additional 2 months to get medical information to the other side. This was a nightmare for me, especially with her not letting me know what was going on the whole time.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by jean

    lawyer that cares

    I hired Carolyn to gain custody of my grand daughters. She immediately went to work for me and made it happen. She has recently began to help me with related issues.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Kristi

    Carolyn Fights for YOU!

    I initially worked with Carolyn Elsey when I was a Designated Mental Health Professional for Pierce County (2005-2009). Despite our being on "opposite sides," I have always had a lot of respect for her ability to fight for her clients. She asked appropriate questions of her witnesses (myself included), and she made sure every proverbial stone was upturned!
    Since leaving that position with the County, I have referred several people to her, and I have only gotten positive responses from them! Carolyn Elsey is a fighter, and I would hire her in a heartbeat should the occasion arise!

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by Sandra

    We Would Never Use Carolyn Elsey's Services Again

    When we hire an attorney we want someone who is knowledgeable, gets the job done within a reasonable time frame and keeps promises made to us. That was not the case with Carolyn Elsey and we would never use her services again or recommend her to anyone else.

    She handled a guardianship matter for us that was dismissed before completion because our relative passed away. Although she was aware that time was of the essence because we were trying to manage our relative's estate, it took two weeks for Carolyn to file a guardianship motion and six weeks after our relative's death to file the dismissal. She made several email and verbal commitments to handle the dismissal sooner, which she did not keep, and as of this moment, despite several requests, we have not received a monthly statement so our retainer remains unaccounted for.

    We intended to use another member of her firm for another family estate issue and had the opportunity to refer the firm to friends but because of our negative experience with Carolyn Elsey we chose not to do so.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Stephanie

    Carolyn, My Hero!

    Carolyn took over a big case load from someone who left the firm that she joined. She helped get a very small and bothersome case resolved. She was amazing and kept me informed the whole way. When I was concerned and emailed or called, she always got back to me immediately.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Kari

    AWESOME

    Carolyn was my sons lawyer in a family law matter. We could not have asked for a better Attorney, she always kept us informed & answered our calls in a timely manner. The matter was handled very fairly for all involved. We were very happy with the way everything was handled by Carolyn and the court. We would recomend her to anyone & have over the last 6 years.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a Child Support client

    Terrible!!! I'm still paying for her mistake.

    Made several critical errors. I am still paying for her mistakes that were obvious to my wife and I but she did not catch. Asked her to fix it, she went to court and fixed it but then made two additional errors that were even worse and just as obvious. I am still paying for her mistakes to this day. By using Ms. Elsey I have lost over $7000. BEWARE, BE WARNED!

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    Carolyn Annette Elsey’s response: “I don't know what case this refers to. Had these "errors" been brought to my attention, I would have addressed them. I never want a client to feel they did not get the service they expected.”
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Stefanie

    Could not have asked for a better attorney!!!!

    Ms. Elsey represented my husband and me in a family law matter regarding a child. Ms. Elsey went above and beyond while representing us and was able to answer all of our questions, took all of our calls (or returned them promptly) and actually talked to us like we were friends and not just clients. Ms. Elsey's knowledge of the law and how it pertained to our case was on point. We could not have asked for a better lawyer to represent us and will ONLY be using Ms. Elsey in the future when the need arise again! No other lawyer compares and we've had past, unpleasant dealings with a number of them in the greater Tacoma area.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a Divorce client

    Do not use!

    Hired her to help me with my divorce and would not return my calls. Would not give me updates, and would get mad for trying to contact her. She did not finish my case, and it has almost been a year. She is very rude.

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    Carolyn Annette Elsey’s response: “This client never paid me. I jumped right in to help him because the military was sending him out of state. Despite a number of promises to pay me, he never did. I appeared at court for him. I handled a half-day settlement conference for him where we actually settled the case. Never got paid a dime for even a minute of my time. Client was able to call, email and text me freely. He decided that once the case settled that it would be finished instantly when in fact it took a longer than anyone expected to get final papers together, in large part because the other lawyer was not cooperative and never provided information promised at the settlement conference. The other person's lawyer withdrew from the case twice. Client expected daily updates even when I was in trial and on weekends! Client filed a BBB complaint, so I immediately withdrew from his case. Now he's mad and writing a bad review. If you think the legal system is one in which you press a button and everything is finished, you will be disappointed with any lawyer.”