4.0 stars 10 totalReview Karen Ulmer
Posted by a client
Ms. Ulmer Pendergast represented me in my divorce case, which was undisputed by my ex. I found that I had to do much of the proof-reading and editing work for the case, as it was very difficult to get correctly completed documents from her office. I had to make multiple payments to the county courts for paperwork that was incorrectly submitted by her office. Additionally, I typed up a page describing our division of property, and she submitted it "as is" with my divorce papers. The expectation was that my information would be worked into the document, but instead, my typed letter was an addendum to the document. Errors such as having the wrong "husband" and "wife" names on the official document sent to the courthouse (after I pointed it out, but it wasn't corrected) are inexcusable, and cost me considerable time and a great deal of extra money. Each time I emailed the office because there was something wrong on a document, I was charged for the time, per our contract. Choosing Karen Ulmer was a frustrating, disappointing, and expensive error on my part. I would not recommend her services.
Posted by a client
Ms Ulmer was contacted to represent me in an ongoing child support issue. My case was referred to her associates instead of her handling it herself. The representation I received was below average, as I feel I just ended up retaining an administrative secretary, and no one acting in my best interest, or being honest about any satisfactory outcome relating to my case. At the time I was firing Ms. Ulmer's firm for neglect relating to my case, only then did Ms Ulmer become involved, only to tell me that she agreed the court's were not fair as it related to the child support laws and issues involving my case. A good piece of honest advice I could have used prior to being charged over $15,000 with no favorable result, and getting no further ahead. Very disappointed - would not recommend her.
Posted by Joe
I found the law firm of Karen Ann Ulmer to be highly professional and well organized. Michael D. Raisman is an excellent attorney and I am lucky to have him represent me in the manner that he did.
Everyone at the firm works well together and is highly effective.
I felt that I had a team behind me and legal issues were resolved in a caring manner.
Posted by Melissa
I got the great opportunity of working with Karen and April for my custody modification issues. Karen and her firm were very professional, knowledgeable and treated me like a human being instead of just a paycheck. All the way down to her staff working hard filing and collecting things for my case. They were very honest and explanatory of my options and what was the best decision for my children. They worked hard and had great compassion and accomplished what I needed in a very short amount of time. I was very impressed and forever grateful for Karen and April. I highly recommend this firm to anyone going through any sort of custody/support issues that unfortunately need to go to a court level. They are all a great team of people that work well together as if they were family themselves. Glad to know that I will always have them on my side if the need arises again!! Can't thank them enough!!!
Posted by Ken
Divorce is not easy emotionally or financially. Karen has made both very workable. She is an expert mediator and that helped a great deal during the divorce process right down to the final draft of the asset resolution process. I am thankful I had Karen Ann Ulmer as my attorney representing me during these trying times.
Posted by a Divorce client
I was very anxious about my separation, and filing for divorce. Right from the start, Karen made me feel at ease, and calmed my fears. She communicated with me through every step of the divorce process--I always knew what was going on. When it came time to go to court, she definitely made me feel like she "had my back", and is extremely effective in the courtroom. I couldn't have asked for a better experience, or a more knowledgeable attorney, during this very difficult time in my life. When Karen says "We Are on Your Side", she really means it!!
Posted by Chris
My first lawyer was very laid back and encouraging me to settle. Karen explained what I could reasonably expect and the result was more than satisfactory. Everyone on her staff from Marge to April, Shane and Michael were always helpful when needed. There are lawyers out there who promise the world and deliver less. Go with Ulmer Law and you can expect honest, realistic advice on what outcome to expect and then realize those very results. I would use this firm again for any future legal needs.
Posted by Michael
I have nothing but good things to say about Karen and her firm. She helped me throughout a tough time in my life and even went above and beyond in her work. If anyone asks me for a family law attorney, I would recommend them to see Karen.
Posted by Jim O
Going through a custody dispute is a scary nerve wrecking experience but you don't have to go through it alone. I made the mistake of opening up the phone book and hiring the attorney with the biggest ad, BIG MISTAKE. After realizing my mistake by hiring the wrong attorney at first, I went online and did my homework, I met with several attorney's and then I met Karen. Unfortunately, if you are going through an ugly custody battle you need the best, Karen is the best. After meeting with Karen and discussing my situation, Karen explained all my options and what she was prepared to do. A feeling of total relief came to me, the first time in over a month. I am no longer worried about the outcome cause I know I have the best attorney on my side. In the first week Karen represented me she did more than my previous lawyer did in a month. She knows how to navigate these ugly waters like a pro. If you have to go through this ugly process, you need Karen on your side. Also, Karen is extremely good at getting back to you if you have a big or small question/issue. You can make the same mistake I made, and use the first "phone book" lawyer you find, or you can not waste your time and money, and HIRE KAREN. I don't wish this experience on anyone, but if you have to go through it, you absolutely want Karen on your side...
Posted by a Child Custody client
Karen represented me in family law matter about 4 years ago, and I found her to be trustworthy and knowledgeable. She has also represented several of my family members and friends. I personally have recommended her to many, many people. In fact, I am also an attorney, and I often am asked for names of family law attorneys. Whenever my clients need someone who specializes in Family law, I feel more than comfortable giving them her name.