It is such a shame the way divorce lawyers take advantage of people during a difficult time. You would think that with Leslie's experience and the # of divorce cases she has had during her career that she would know the law by now!! She tried to tell me that I still had to cover medical insurance for my soon to be ex-husband once the divorce was over (NOT TRUE and I proved it to her by an email from my Employer that they do NOT cover ex-spouses) Leslie also MADE me hire a GAL which cost me an extra $2500 (each for both me & my ex so a total of $5k) which she didn't even use at trial (Must have been a friend of hers!) AND she also tried to tell me that I HAD to split my 401K 50% with my ex which I didn't think was right & fought it in trial and thankfully won due to a good judge that understood my case better than my own lawyer!!! So don't let her tell you what the law is, fight for what you think you deserve......the judge may surprise you. Take copies of your own paperwork or Leslie will charge you to copy and it's not cheap for her to run her photocopier and keep track of what you give her because she may ask again for it when she can't find what she needs. Oh yeah and let me also mention that I also receive paperwork regarding another case of hers so there was privacy breech also. Not worth the $15k but I'm happy that I did a lot of my own work/research and the judge got it!!!
When I needed A lawyer, I got a great reccomdation from a seasoned South Hadley Detective. He told me to call Leslie McLellan Brown. I have depended on her for the past 8 years. She has protected me in the court room with her great knowledge and expierience. She has also taken on the role of guardian and bodygaurd. She freed my children from an abusive situation, for which I will always be in her debt. I have reccomended Leslie McLellan Brown to 2 other families. She is tough and knows her way around the court.
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Posted by Profession: Physician
I could not recommend a more heartfelt, caring, sensitive, intelligent lawyer. She worked with me through a very difficult divorce case in a truly concerned and sensitive manner. She is very clear and has many years of experience in knowing how to work with the other spouse's attorney as well as knowing what to expect in Court and how the judge will look at the various claims. At every step of the process she was able to guide both parties as to what was reasonable and what was not. When the opposing lawyer would act in an unreasonable manner, she always knew what would be accepted and not accepted by the Court. She was always strong and able to fight for what should occur. She always had the respect of the judge for her manner and demeanor, and the proceeding and decision went always as she said. I was always able to trust in her judgement and strength. She will always manifest the strength and will to fight for what is right in any divorce agreement or trial. She was always sensitive to the needs of the children in the family. She has strong ethical beliefs that guide her work. This allows her to be strong in what is right and to fight for what should occur. From what I witnessed, this has given her the respect of her colleagues and I feel judges. She was recommended to me by several attorneys. I chose her after consulting with other attorneys. Her billing was always fair. I've heard through other friends and colleagues, how every minutiae was billed by other attorneys. Attorney Brown only billed for what was "true" work done.
Being an attorney was once a more noble profession. Leslie McLellan Brown belongs to the noble part of this profession. She truly honors her professional commitment to the fiduciary responsibility of acting with full trust and confidence on behalf of her clients as evidenced by her work in my divorce and with others that I know that have worked with her as well.
I recommend her without reservation.