After my attorney left the CTM firm for another job, my file was shuffled to Stacie-Dee Motoyama. My case was complex and we were in the middle of defending against several motions brought maliciously. She had a short period of time to get up to speed on my case but she just didn't. A month after taking me as a client, we appeared in court to defend against the biggest accusation of all; Ms. Motoyama fell on her face. She didn't respond to key accusations, she didn't know key dates that would have defended me, she didn't know how to locate key documents on the fly, and I wanted at that moment to push her aside and defend myself. I was found guilty. I immediately found a new (much better) attorney and spent the next 10 months going through the appeal process. In that court, the charge against me was overturned in a matter of minutes with the judge finding there was just no basis at all for me being found guilty. My new attorney had a heck of a job in front of her undoing Ms. Motoyama's mess. In other words, if Stacie-Dee Motoyama had managed my case properly at the critical point a year earlier, the path to a peaceful parenting plan and emotional health for everyone involved wouldn't have taken this very expensive detour. It cost me $20,000 for this bit alone. I'm sure Stacie-Dee Motoyama has strengths but I didn't see them in my case. I'd recommend almost anyone over her.
Posted by a client
I interviewed several attorneys before choosing Stacie-Dee to represent me during my divorce case. I immediately felt I could trust her, she knew the law and that I would be in good hands. I was correct.
It was important to me to have an amicable settlement and that is exactly how it ended.
Stacie-Dee is a most competent attorney! Very knowledgeable, thorough, direct. A skillful negotiator and mediator. She is kind and fair and advocates mediation over litigation. But make no mistake - she is very capable of using the proverbial "pointy end of her boots"!
I am very glad I chose Stacie-Dee and could not have had a more capable attorney. I will recommend her, without hesitation, to anyone in need of legal counsel.
Posted by a Divorce client
Not impressed by the level of commitment to client practiced. Many unprofessional moments. Legal assistant doesn't use spell/grammar check. Over priced and over bills. Would not recommend or use Stacie-Dee Motoyama in the future.
Posted by a Divorce client
From my experience, Stacie-Dee is a smart, compassionate lawyer who uses the law to protect children and families and smooth the transition during a difficult separation. She has really helped me stay focused on the issues and provided the context and guidance I need to settle my case. I worked with Stacie-Dee 8 years ago for my divorce and most recently with a complicated parenting plan modification and adjustment of child support. Stacie-Dee has been respectful of my time and clearly tries to provide the most legal service in each consultation. She's direct, organized, and strives to resolve issues out of the courtroom as much as possible. Stacie-Dee arms clients with the legal knowledge needed to serve the children's best interests and reduce conflict. I would reccommend Stacie-Dee to anyone needing help with family law.