Posted by J Lauer
Shawn is truly one of the most honest and educated lawyers I have ever come in contact with.
She handled a very complex and high tension case with confidence ensuring the law was properly enforced. I am honored to be her client she never gave up. Shawn guaranteed my child's safety and defended my family's the best interest. I recommend Shawn Dougherty to anyone who is seeking a honest upfront lawyer that you can depend on. I can't thank her enough!
Posted by RobG
I use this attorney every time I need a a Family Law Lawyer. If your looking for somebody who is going to hold your hand or pat you on the back and tell you everything is going to be ok then this is not your lawyer. If your somebody who has their facts together and don't try to feed her a load of bull then she will fight for you. If you want to win and your not looking for a baby sitter then this is your lawyer. Great job Shawn. Thank you!!!!!!!
Posted by a Child Custody client
As a domestic violence victim, I found my interactions to be retraumatizing. She doesn't allow you to ask questions, make statements, or feel your concerns about safety are valid. She's abrupt, condescending, and rude. She doesn't give advice to get you a safe, workable custody order. She works from the status quo not the needs of the client. In Delaware, there's no professional standards board that's apart from the legal community, so basically a bad lawyer can bully without impartial oversight. It's all about money.
Posted by a Divorce client
My fiance hired her for his divorce about a year ago and she was horrible. She would yell and him if he called her and didn't feel like the question was important enough or if she felt like he was wasting her time. She wasn't able to make it to one of his court cases and asked him why he agreed to pay more child support than the court calculated. How are you going to expect some one that has never gone though something like this to just go into a court room and know what they are doing that why we hired you. Then she forgot to forward some documentation over to the court after he hand delivered them to her office. Not a good lawyer a waste of thousands of dollars
Posted by a Divorce client
Had an absolutely awful experience working with her, she was rude throughout the process. She made several mistakes would not accept responsibility and was an out and out bully. A divorce is stressful enough you need someone to explain the process set expectations and listen to what you have to say, you are the client. She does not listen well could care less just tries to move the work along. I wish I followed my initial instinct and worked with someone else.
Posted by a Family client
I guess a long time ago she used to be very smart maybe even polite. does NOT listen to the paying client. Makes rushed judgements about you personally and personally attacks you as well!!! speaks down to you like a dog. You will leave her feeling like an idiot and crying curled up in corner. Divorce/custody are tough for everyone, she states clearly that she will not "hold your hand and will be tough on you at times" she does not mention if you try to explain yourself or disagree with her, she will stomp on your hand and threaten to leave. ABSOLUTLEY NO PATIENCE or COMMUNICATION client left to wonder where money is going?? Mood swings that you and your children will suffer. Could care less about you as a person or welfare of the children. Leaves all decision to outsourced third parties. Hormonal Lawyer Bully