Posted by Cheryl
Lauren hit the ground running when I hired her in February, 2016. She immediately got my kinship license with Children and Youth- which I had been trying to obtain for 2 years. She filed enough motions to get the attention of the judge, who then vacated the adoption of my grandchildren to strangers. She is excellent in the courtroom and as a result I was granted the adoption of my grandchildren in June 2016. I would recommend her to anyone needing family/ custody legal help.
Posted by a client
Attorney Marks is on the rise as an excellent attorney. She is well respected among the court staff and Judges as she is very knowledgeable about the law and can handle herself professionally with poise and dignity while standing up for her client. I, myself, am a court employee and I get to see this first hand.
Lauren has helped me in my divorce and custody matters. Although I was lucky to have an agreement and didn't need to go to court, Lauren was always available for any and all questions I had, which were many, since I had never been on this side of the court cases.
I would highly recommend Lauren Marks to anyone.
Posted by a client
I have a young daughter whose father has been in and out of her life since she was born. He had not seen her for two years and then filed a custody case. He was demanding 50/50 custody. First the court gave him a temporary schedule to start to see her once a week over night. I was very worried about where she was staying and his mental health. I hired Attorney Marks for the case because she was recommended by a friend. She always answered my questions and really fought hard for my case. We ended up going to a trial because of how unreasonable the father was being. She suggested a custody evaluation. That made a huge difference since the court could see the father had mental health issues. We won at trial and he only sees my daughter every other week now. This case took a long time to complete, but Attorney Marks stuck with me the whole time. I cannot say thank you to her enough.
Posted by a Family client
I hired Lauren Marks (Emkey Law Firm) in April 2013 for a custody case. She was my attorney for just over four months, from April 2013 until the conclusion of my case in late August 2013. In the short time attorney Marks was my attorney I went from being a father who enjoyed close to a 50/50 custody arrangement with my children, to an every-other-weekend father, despite having a very strong case. This outcome is not completely attorney Marks fault. However, her lackluster effort in my case certainly didn't help. For example, a brief due to the court on August 15th, 2013 was sent to me, as a first draft, at 9pm on August 13th. I had to spend the entire next day fixing the two dozen errors in the brief. Errors that included several examples of the mother and father being confused in the text, leading the reader to believe that my attorney was vouching for the mother, instead of the father.
To make matters worse, she sued me less than two months after losing my custody case because I could not pay her the balance of my case (+$9,000), despite me making monthly payments and already paying $5,000 for her services.
I do not like writing negative reviews but if I can prevent just one other person from getting into a situation like I am facing, then this review was worth it. An attorney shouldn't make their client feel that their money is more important than their case. That is how I felt after hiring Attorney Marks and Emkey Law Firm.
Posted by Alice
I have retained Attorney Marks for contract work, and have found her to be professional, accurate, timely, and excellent in the work that she delivered. Attorney Marks is a highly dependable and competent lawyer. She is pleasant to work with, dependable in the work product she delivers, and trustworthy. I would highly recommend Attorney Marks to anyone in need of an efficient, brilliant, and responsive lawyer.
Posted by a client
Lauren Marks was extremely dedicated and professional. She always had our best interest in mind and was readily available. Her commitment and hard work did not go unnoticed. I would highly recommend Lauren Marks to anyone who is in need of a lawyer.
Posted by a Employment client
Lauren Marks is dedicated to helping her clients. She is a trustworthy attorney who puts her client first. I highly recommend Lauren!
Posted by Andre
Lauren was a great part of my favorable outcome in a criminal case that I was fighting for the past 3 years. She was very attentive to detail, and always giving great advice when I needed it. If I ever need a great defense team again, I will be going to see Lauren and Dan without hesitation. Lauren Marks worked wonders on my behalf with Dan Emkey at Emkey Law Firm.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
I tried to handle my case by myself, but realized that I needed an attorney. After hiring Attorney Marks, my charges were dismissed. She believed me that I didn't commit any crime and fought hard for my case. She was very straight forward with me and made me feel more comfortable while it was all going on.
Posted by a Child Custody client
Lauren was wonderful! She really made me feel at ease. My ex-husband decided that he didn't want to pay child support anymore, so he filed for full custody of our daughter even though I have been raising her for her whole life. It was a terrible situation. Lauren always answered my calls and explained everything to me very thoroughly.