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Kelly W Padgham

Kelly Padgham’s client reviews

     4.5 stars 6 total

Review Kelly Padgham
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Don

    Hired Attorney

    Caring, attentive, honest and truly dedicated. Absolutely a top notch attorney.

    My divorce had been going on over two years and downhill for most of it primarily due to incompetent counsel (one was suspended twice concurrently) and the small town good ol' boy network in the northern county I am from. The GAL was good friends with opposing counsel, lied, and basically ignored us. Kelly took my case not long before the trial. The deck was very stacked against me with little hope of the truth being known. Kelly reviewed my case, actually listened and most importantly, she believed in me, what I was doing, how I was as a father and cared about the outcome. With her on the case I finally had a sense that there may be justice after all. She was able to turn the ship around and show the court that I was being railroaded. The GAL was dismissed from the case and I ended up with a 50/50 parenting plan.
    Two years now after the divorce, the true colors have surfaced and my ex has voluntarily given me custody, given up almost all of her visitation and has been refusing to even take her remaining visitation. The kids are with me full-time and doing very well.
    I truly thank God that I met Kelly and she was involved in my case. There is no doubt that without her, I would unjustly have had little time with my children.
    Kelly is head and shoulders above her peers. She reviews the case, informs of the potential outcomes and works incredibly hard to present the truth. When she goes before the court, it is evident she has done her homework and knows the case inside and out. She was reasonable on the rates and her billing. I believe she put in much more time than I was charged. I owe her much more than money can buy. She has integrity. I am forever grateful for what Kelly has done for my family and very highly recommend her.

  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by tom

    excelent +caring+fairly priced

    im a lawyer.what really struck me re kelly+ her firm was the incredibly low,fair pricing;combined w/knowledge of what works+really listening to +executing client needs.u could easily spend 4 times as much money+get far less competent service.

  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Shawn

    Awesome Lawyer and person

    2 weeks before my trail, My first lawyer quit and I had called around a couple weeks before because I did not have good feeling about my current lawyer, I found Kelly and we talked and she said my case was not that hard, but if you do not have the right lawyer you out luck, I had everything going against by the time Kelly came on board before you knew it Kelly had a judgment overturned because it was enter wrong it was default judgment, We had new trail date and for the first time in one yr I felt like I had lawyer on my side and I could sleep at night, I had my child(ern) over 50 percent of the time, Which was misrepresented by the other side, Kelly listen to me the most important thing was my child(ern), Kelly was well prepared for the trail and she present the facts to the judge and I be a man walked a way with my child(ern) with 50 percent of the time. I can not thank Kelly enough for the job she did, I did not find that Kelly was ding me for everything and she is well aware of the costs and she will work with you and her office will work with you. I am not rich man but it was worth every penny that I had paid for her services, I am not 100 percent sure but I think her referenced in divorce case is me she is talking about, Divorce is never easy for anybody but when you have lawyer that cares about family law and about you it makes it whole lot easy, You will not go wrong have Kelly representing you with family law or divorce matters.

  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Jillene

    Helpfull and amazing

    I got Kelly's name from a co-worker going through a divorce. My ex-husband and I wanted a mutual divorce. I called Kelly and from start to finish the process took 6 months. She was knowledgeable when I had questions and to this day, two years later I email her with random questions and she gets back to me within a day or two. I have referred her to 4 people that I know needed an attorney to help with their child custody case or divorce. I would recommend her again and again.

  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Alisa

    Detail oriented lawyer for a difficult custody case

    Kelly has handled the custody/relocation case for myself and kids for the last year and half. My case is very difficult, in fact at the beginning I got a second opinion from a very reputable lawyer in town and he would not consider taking my case because "there was no way I'd win". Kelly is very detail oriented and has methodically gone through every avenue possible to support my case. And with a difficult case like this it came down to the details. Kelly did a great job responding to me quickly even on evenings and weekends. She has always kept me in the loop so I felt like I knew what was going on at all times. Her customer service skills are really a step above the rest.
    I read the previous review, and yes my case has been extremely costly. But when I voiced concern about struggling to keep up with the costs Kelly gave me several tasks that I could do on my own to cut down on her fees. No one will ever say legal fees are cheap, but I figure would I rather have a luxury SUV or my kids. So although costly Kelly's work has been worth every penny.
    I would strongly recommend Kelly as a lawyer especially if you need someone who will dot every I and cross every T, and then double and triple check it.

  • 3.0 stars

    Posted by Jason

    Property Distribution Modification

    Kelly was very responsive, however every time she sent or replied to an email or even thought about my case, it was costly. Without getting into specifics, the final cost was almost double the price of the retainer. She "kindly" offered to handle some aspects of the case, i.e. ordering an appraisal, contacting my property manager, and "reviewing files", etc...and charged insanely for every second, even for simple responses generated by a question she'd asked in the first place. In hindsight, I should have handled coordinating some of these things, but she insisted that there were specific things that needed to be said to the appraiser. Several bills noted "Review client email: 0.1hr = ___dollars" among other vague descriptions. That happened until the retainer was gone and then she sent me two more bills for nearly $1500 for other "stuff" that proved in vain. That's because, to top it all off, the judge, who she was "confident" would lean in my favor at LEAST one way or the other, ended up hammering me. When the hearing ended, her paralegal sent me the decision and the curtain was closed. Then I received the last two bills. To be honest, I don't even know if she showed up in court that day. If you're looking for responsiveness and someone that seems to encourage you and make you think you've got a shot, Kelly's the one for you. If you want results, however, and you'd like a little spending money once it's over with, you may want to try someone else.