Posted by anonymous
Anyone who is young, who has no knowledge of how the legal system works for getting divorced, do not consult this attorney. She did not provide me guidance of the divorce process, she did not advise me what to do next. I felt like she completely forgot about my case and I wasn't important at all. I wasted my money and because of her my divorce drug out for years, which a was completely unnecessary if she would have been active in my case. I do not recommend her for Divorce cases.
Posted by anonymous
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.