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I agree with the other reviews. She did not do anything to protect my son against his abuser at all. Did not defend me and was very weak in court. Unprepared and flustered in court.
She was incredibly unprepared and dragged out my Parenting Plan case. I did not get anything that was originally sought out and she would usually have another attorney whom had no idea what the case was about, to be present for her because she was too busy with other cases or vacations to help me. Very poor communication, it would take days in between my phone calls for her to respond and then my question wouldn't even be promptly answered.
She was poorly communicative, unprepared and had no attention to detail.
Get a different lawyer. I did. In hindsight, the difference has been astounding. When your family is at stake, Ms. Ellerd is just unsafe.
Ms. Ellerd is well-meaning, but after I and my family prepared extensive declarations, data, and evidence, Ms. Ellerd shockingly dropped the ball.
We had previously prevailed on the same topic that arose in our initial hearing. Ms. Ellerd was sheepish, meek and incapable of even pointing out remedial facts in arguments. Prior to the proceedeings, she seemed to demonstrate confidence, but in hindsight was far to unprepaired and had no idea what she was getting into. She had filed our documents late, despite substantial effort and expense to get them completed prior to even the initial filing. She could not attest to and was unfamiliar with the content of the documents that we had filed. She was unable to refer to previous decision on record, factual data points and, when the opposition posed rediculous points, she did not even attempt to redirect the discussion.
Heidi, I'm sure, means well, but is not diligent, professional or anywhere approaching competent. Please consider another representative if possible.
Also, after a crushing decision with major ramifications for my family, she made no attempt to debrief afterwards, strategize or even meaningfully comment. She then left town later that day and became incommunicato. for shame.