Stay away from this lawyer and don't trust her at all. Here is the story why? In the year 2014, I hired her because my ex file a false case against me for physical abuse by downloading some wound pictures from Internet. These pictures does not even have my ex's face. When I went to this lawyer's office, she said all good words and told me these evidences are all phony, so this case will not stand against you. At court hearing, this lawyer and her intern both met the opposing counsel, and five minutes before court hearing, this lawyer told me "we cannot win the case because your ex's has clear pictures of wounds and we have to compromise with opposing counsel, so we can get away with 3 years of PFA". I asked why do we need to compromise? I told her that these pictures are without her face and also I told her that we should request for police reports. This lawyer did not even bother to get police reports and just before the court hearing she kept pushing me to compromise with the opposing counsel. I had to agree the lawyer because there was no time for me to go for any other lawyer and I ended up with 3 years of PFA.
I was really in confusion what to do and I don’t even know whether it is good to replace the lawyer with new one or not. I kept her till my second event. Now it is time for spousal support calculation; she used her "Spousal Support" calculation software installed on her office computer, the software gave correct amount. But at the time of Spousal Support hearing in front of the mediator, the came up with the amount which was double the amount which she determined using her office computer. On the day of spousal support conference, she, mediator, and opposing counsel went alone inside the mediator’s office to determine spousal support amount. They together came up with a very huge amount which I cannot even afford to pay because I have support my kids full-time.
After leaving the court with disappointment, I hired a new lawyer. With the help of my new lawyer, I filed the case for spousal support modification. My new lawyer found out that previously assigned spousal support amount by court/mediator was not even in the court computer system because it was out-of-court settlement which my previous lawyer, Lisa Shapson, agreed with mediator and opposing counsel, and did not even inform me while getting my signature on the spousal support agreement paper.
It is my humble request to the people, please stay away from this lady.