4.5 stars 13 totalReview Amber Austin
What I love about Amber is that she remains loyal and helpful even after the case is finished. We ended up having a second go-around in court, and though we had to use someone else due to the nature of the case she remained loyal to us by providing advice and referring us personally to someone. At this point she feels more like a friend because she comes across as being personally invested.
Posted by Jacob
I read some reviews in search of a good lawyer after I had a no contact and dvop charged on me after reading many reviews and talking to atleast 12 other lawyers I finally found Amber Austin who aftwr talking to was very knowledgeable fair and cared more about both parties in my case but mainly my daughter's future and us as a family. She definitely got me the results I was hoping for and had a very good plan on how to approach my case. I was honestly quit lost on all the aspects of the law system and she explained how all this works and tought me to protect myself in the future and actually helped my family come back together she went out of her way to help me. In the end she got me the results I wanted. I am completely happy I found Amber and even happier with how awesome of a lawyer she is thank you Amber Austin
Posted by a client
Amber was totally uninformative as my legal rep. On the very first Court hearing to establish the separation terms she enabled my now EX husband to get over $110,000. in asset use. I was not informed about what she was going to say . The financial joint accounts were never frozen, I never had access to our joint accounts while he had access to just take and transfer and use as much as he wanted. I was told to not even speak with her about anything that was happening. She and her firm did not represent me, they enabled my ex 's side to get much that should have been under review prior to and during the actual divorce court hearings. She never allowed for a fiduciary investigation. I was put in great stress and felt I had no representation or any control during this early time going through my separation and divorce. I ended up firing her and her the firm she worked with. I found a much better lawyer who represented me not my Ex. who cared and fought hard for me. The firm she worked for also only cared about billing, they billed for just sneezing. It was like out of the John Grisham book "The Firm" with double over billing for everything. They even billed for things that were for the Ex's legal representation expenses not for mine. She was very detrimental to moving forward in my Divorce hearings and cost me $10,000. for nothing before we even started to research any appropriate fiduciary sensitive or other information pertinent to going to Court for getting a settlement or Divorce. I would not recommend Ms. Amber Austin Channell to represent anyone legally in Divorce situations or Family Law. I had my experience when she was at a firm in Gig Harbor in 2010, 2011.
Posted by Chuck
Amber has been extremely professional and informative through out my whole divorce. My case has not been an easy one but she is very diligent in her work. She has given me options and spoke to me in a language that I can understand. Even if the options were not in my favor, she still had a plan for the next step in our case. I believe she will turn every rock and get you the outcome you want.
Posted by a client
Amber was very helpfull from the start, and she kept being so tremendously throughout the long 12 months of my divorce case. She is quick to file motions and gather information, knows the forms and paperwork like the back of her hand, and replies quickly to my messages both voicemails and emails. Once in the court room... now that is where she is the best, I was very impressed by her choice vocabulary, the massive persuasion in her argument, and her professionalism. Needless to say I got everything I wanted, I am a father who now has equal custody of my daughter thanks to Amber.
Thanks again Amber!
Posted by Chemae
My husband and I hired Amber Austin for a urgent family law matter that arose. Our experience with Amber was excellent, above and beyond our expectations. Amber is very professional, extremely knowledgable, timely, sharp minded, great at keeping you informed and her communication skills are superior! We really appreciated how quickly she would get back to us and how thorough she is. We felt she listened to every detail and concern. Her work reflects her intelligence, and knowledge of her field. We would without a question hire Amber again in the case we needed a lawyer. We highly recommend her!
Posted by a client
I contracted with Amber to provide some family law services while undergoing a particularly difficult divorce and custody issue and not only did she go to bat for me, she encouraged fairness on both sides despite the tensions of the case and was never less than respectful to either myself, nor the opposing party.
At one point before the case concluded, one of my children went through a medical crisis that involved some legal entanglements and she was immediately responsive, despite the very late hour this occurred at and through her extensive efforts, was able to help my son get the medical treatment he desperately needed. I will be forever grateful to her for this.
When all was said and done, she had helped me to achieve all the goals I set out to achieve. I was able to gain full custody of my children with measures in place to keep them safe. I was defended against a false charge successfully and I walked away with my dignity and my children intact. That is worth more than anything in this world!
I would highly recommend Ms. Austin to anyone who requires an understanding, yet results-oriented lawyer. Amber will do everything she can to achieve results that are best for the family as a whole.
Posted by David
Efficient and diligent, Amber has quality work ethic and does not back down from a challenge. I am grateful to have worked with Amber and having her represent my case.
Posted by Kyle
Amber helped me reach the best possible outcome during a child relocation trial. Amber's strengths include careful listening to her clients and excellent preparation. I felt that she cared very much about my situation and would do everything in her power to help. She is timely and accurate with all communication with clients and the court. In my first meeting with Amber I was impressed with her knowledge of family law and how it applied specifically for my case. I had the unfortunate situation of needing to prepare for a trial. Amber's preparation for this event was so professional and thorough that the trial was averted and a settlement reached, saving much time and money. Amber is a great attorney that happens to also be a great person. You will truly be glad to work with her!
Posted by Louie
When my wife’s violence turned from verbal to physical, I had to contain the situation, and Atty. Amber Channell was assigned to my case. She had the flexibility to handle both collaborative and adversarial cases. She is very astute, quick to respond to arguments and can assess the situation with minimal information. Not only then did I feel I was in good hands, but we made a good client-advocate team with our compatible background knowledge and similar train of thought. This was the ideal advocate relationship I wanted.
What complicated the case was the adversarial approach of the opposing party in demanding the highest settlement. I would caution anyone in assuming opposing counsel’s integrity and get everything documented and cross-checked before presenting papers, especially when it comes to the involuntary servitude of spousal maintenance. Cash flow is everything in a legal case. Opposing counsel’s validation of the consistency and credibility of his client’s testimony was rather unscrupulous and he was also non-compliant with the Case Management Schedule. In contrast, throughout the entire litigation process, Amber was very thorough and validated the consistency and credibility of my testimony and documentary evidence.
Amber played devil’s advocate in every situation. She upheld the truth, and was impartial in her judgment. She was also a stickler for complying with the Case Management Schedule imposed by the Superior Court. This required much timely work on my part to assemble the necessary and voluminous documentary evidence that marriage dissolution cases are so dependent on. I hardly had any rest through this entire Cause, but this schedule compliance became a competitive advantage, and the quality of documentation was essential to argue a very convincing case.
In contrast, opposing counsel relied on oral testimony, time-consuming dramatization in court with little probative value, and submitted very scant and questionable documents. Opposing counsel relied on non-responsiveness to drag this case to trial. Amber always kept her cool amidst the ridiculous challenges we met through this Cause. In spite of her case load with the inevitable emergency situations in family law, she managed to be very responsive to my needs.
When Trial was inevitable by non-response default, Amber assessed my financial condition and my ability to pursue this Cause. This was a very difficult decision, and Amber was very encouraging, even talking herself out of a job. She determined that in less than sixty (60) days, I would be able to gain enough knowledge to represent myself effectively. With Amber’s guidance and the deep knowledge of the Cause that she internalized, she effectively helped me prepare for Trial and be able to address the many situations that go wrong. Amber did mention that I was brilliant in learning this big body of knowledge in an extremely compressed time frame and the legal work I produced was better than what she has seen from most attorneys. I owe this to her guidance. I feel that I can now navigate through the legal system in representing myself.
Throughout Amber’s advocacy and counseling, she embodied my conviction “to dissolve the marriage with dignity, and the prudent stewardship of community resources for the good of the community.” She had the integrity to uphold these and the principles she espoused as a legal advocate. I greatly appreciate that in her and I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone. That is the greatest favor I can offer in a field of practice where repeat business is not the norm, with the exception of Hollywood.