4.0 stars 3 totalReview Alicia Chalumeau
Posted by anonymous
I contacted Alicia to help me with my divorce. According to her it was a simple case because we had no shared property or children and she left me with assurance that I was leaving my divorce in capable, intelligent hands.
However, it soon became evident that my case was low priority for her (perhaps because she is a busy person or because it seemed so straightforward to her). I didn't feel like I always knew the next steps or what was going on with my case which was a terrible feeling for me because, even though she assured me it was very easy, I was so scared about the whole process. She was less responsive than I would have liked - often taking several emails to get a reply. Important paperwork was forgotten about or late getting to my ex husband's lawyer. I just didn't get the feeling she cared at all. In the end it became so tedious that my ex and I settled without the lawyers and I just directed her office to file the paperwork.
Finally, I had put down a large retainer for her and was told I would be receiving monthly timesheets with how many hours she spent on my case as well as a notification when half of the retainer was used. I never received any of this and assumed that this was because my case was so straightforward she didn't spend a lot of time on it and that I hadn't used much of the retainer. I have contacted her office several times to get the timesheets, invoice, or balance of the retainer back and have heard nothing.
Posted by Liz
Professional, in tacted, precise. I am satisfied with the service we received.
Posted by Christopher
Working with attorney Chalumeau was a refreshing change from others I've worked with in the past. Not only was she on the ball, but she kept me in the loop through it all. And the biggest surprise of all was that she didn't take me to the cleaners. One of the points she advertised to me on my initial FREE consultation was efficiency, and she surely lived up to it. There was no nickel and diming. Finally, an affordable attorney (as far as attorneys can be affordable) who knows her stuff inside and out.