Posted by anonymous
She was my attorney in adultery case two years ago. What she was cared to make money not to win the case. She made very bad mistake with separation date. My ex took the 5th. She asked me to go to Court with her. She said I should feel the cour atmosphere. When we got to court, she immediately introduced me to the judge and put me on the stand being questioned without any preparation. She used me because she was not prepared.He got his fifth. She asked me to give return taxes for five years. What a waste of time it was. I had doubts whether she looked into them.She overcharged me for every meeting and everything she was doing.She was rude,often burst screaming when questioned her actions/approached and threatened to leave the case.She supposed to send certified and regular letters.After three weeks not getting respond from the recipient I asked for receipt with tracking number. She got very angry screaming,if I don’t trust her she can’t defend me anymore.She never send those letters, she lied. For the Deposition most questions I prepared she had no time and asked for.There was the most humiliating time for me.My ex was sarcastic to her the most of the time and lied and she had solid evidence he did.when she started negotiations with his lawyer how much money I have to give back to my ex for spousal support he paid me and for all bills he paid for house. I not supposed to return any money to him, I found out later. I left her after that.
Posted by Matt
I am so glad I was able to find Mariam. She helped guide me through a divorce that left me in pieces. Not only did she ensure that my interests were always in the front, she ensured the other counsel did not create undue burden with me. I praise her ability to help me and her knowledge of the law to guide me when I wanted to get the other side. She ensured that we found the core values of what we were fighting for and went after it. In the end she saved me significant amount of money and even more pain and suffering.
Posted by anonymous
She put 30 days in Retainer and invoice after 30 days. Cannot dispute. She barely uses parallel work, charges lawyer rate.
eg. 1.5 hour signing settlement, she charged 3 hours, met her 5 minutes, she charged half hour. Invoice came after 30 days. She said I could not ask her due to over 30 days.
1. First meeting, I told her 10 years old daughter wanted 50-50, why fought? She said judge not listening to a child. After she reviewed my case, she said she was going to win my daughter. In the end when asking trial after spending a lot money, she said now your daughter did not want me, judge listens to your child. She mislead me.
2. When concerning how case going, she threaten me to withdraw many times in the middle of court proceeding.
3. At late stage, my EX asked to add half dozen witnesses in the third round INTERROGATORIES, almost finished. I strongly opposed it. She advised me to allow him, which opened the flood gate of lies, completely out of control. She sit in half dozen depositions making more money. She did not know what to do with all the lies! It terribly weakened my case. She did not care whether I won the case or not. She wants money.
She charged me 57.2 hours on Discovery, $20,020.
A. She rewrote what I spent months writing with ton of details. It was returned as
“vague” or “too broad”. She had to change back to my version. She made a lot money. A senior lawyer, does not know how to respond to INTERROGATORIES.
B. She was late to submit to my EX lawyer. Then she lost the MOTION To COMPELL. Judge asked me to pay my EX lawyer fee. She still charged me due to her fault.
C. Closed to trial, I asked her why my EX’s lawyer asked TAXes, not her. Then she sent out an INTERROGATORIES with all other missing questions, of course charging me. Because it is too closed to trial, my EX’s lawyer refused to answer. Considering 57.2 hours on INTERROGATORIES, $20,020, she still missed the basic questions.
5. My EX filed Protective Order. I was ordered out of house with only 5 days cloths. My EX signed a court order, allowing me go home to pick up my belongings with my EX’s permission. My EX refused to the end, even with a court order! From the beginning, Feb, to the end, Aug, she spent my money keeping asking my Ex lawyer. Court clerk told me I can call Keep Peace sheriff with the court order. She said no.
A. After we settled the divorce, she told me she would help to get my belongings.
B. All my financial statements were at home. I had to answer INTERROGATORIES. She made me spend a lot of unnecessary money.
C. I had to buy everything I had at home, for daily living, spent a lot of unnecessary money.
6. I paid her $42221, I lost children, house, saving. After case over, I had to beg her to make A “free call” to a reunification therapist!
7. On mediation day, my EX’s lawyer draft the agreement. She did not help me negociate. My evil EX denied PRENAP, SEPARTION, took four houses rent for a year, living in my house for free, I had to rent an two bedrooms apt, out of my pocket. I had to buy everything since I left the house only with 5 days clothes. She advised me to pay my EX double than my suggestion.
Another example, my EX played court game, filed Protective Order and violation. My 10 years old daughter did not see me for 4 months. She got hurt a lot and never be the same. Why do I to share Reunification Therapist? The whole day, my EX’s lawyer draft the agreement. She told me she was working on another case while waiting for a big agreement. She spent many hours calling and working on another case. But she charged me all the hours, except one hour.
She did not negotiate anything for me. I did it all. She did not give me any advice.
Posted by Sahel
Mariam Ebrahimi, has successfully negotiated an amicable settlement in my divorce case, enabling me to legally finalize this emotional process in a dignified manner, avoiding the added stress and cost of going to trial. She kept me informed and fully involved throughout the process. Mrs. Ebrahimi is an excellent attorney who cared about me and I highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous
Mariam is a fantastic attorney. She not only protected my rights, but genuinely cared and had my best interest at heart. She had many opportunities to drag my case on or seize more chances to bill, however she didn't. She was always honest, whether I wanted to hear it or not. I also cannot place a value on the life advice she provided me. Her ability to see the strategic importance of evidence and see through the opposing counsels strategy took away so much of my stress. Believe me, during a divorce, having your stress alleviated is priceless. I am truly grateful that Mariam represented me and she was referred to me by another highly regarded attorney in Maryland as the best attorney in North Virginia.
Posted by Beatrice
I hired Mariam Ebrahimi to represent me for my divorce. She was thorough and did a great job of dealing with my husband’s attorney. We settled quickly, which was great since it saved a lot of money and time. Mariam always responded in a timely manner and really showed the personal level of service I expected. I always felt that my needs were met and that she was invested in me and my case. Marian exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend her!
Posted by Almira
Mariam Ebrahimi is a female pit-bull of divorce attorneys! She is so good at what she does that I almost felt bad for my ex...almost!:) She was aggressive and even had to whip the opposing counsel into shape. I was extremely impressed with her skills, organization, overwhelming knowledge, sincerity, and her awesome staff. She made me feel like I was the only client she was representing. Almost every time I spoke with her I was excited to hear the news. Mariam would returned every phone call and every email in a timely manner no matter how minor the question. I would without a doubt highly recommend her to all my friends going through a divorce. She enjoys what she does and that's what makes her the best attorney in my opinion. Your help with my case was also heaven sent.I couldn't have done this without your help and for that, my family is forever grateful and happy to recommend your services to anyone in need of a wonderful, compassionate, and responsive family law attorney.
Posted by Mike
I have had a bit of legal problem that needed someone to focus on. Asked around and was told to meet with Mrs. Ebrahimi to discuss my case. I found her to take the time to clearly understand my view of the case in hand and also offered me her true legal advice which was not necessarily what I wanted to hear however based on the recommendation from a friend I decided to follow her advice. In long run she saved me ton of money and I was able to settle the case better than I thought. She hears what you say and tells you the honest truth about your chances to settle or go to court, not many lawyers do that and they are only after getting the hours from you. She saved me a ton of money and headache and for that I am grateful.
Posted by Suzan
Ms. Ebrahimi has represented me on several occasions concerning multiple topics, such as Wills, Divorce, and General Consulting. I have recommended her to several of my peers who were in need of an excellent Divorce lawyer. All of those who worked with her were Extremely satisfied with her abilities. She is simply The Best!
Posted by anonymous
I consider it a great honor to write this recommendation for Ms. Ebrahimi. I've heard of Mariam on several occasions throughout the years before reaching out to her for services. And, just as her reputation said, she turned out to be absolutely fantastic! First, and foremost, Ms. Ebrahimi is an honorable and honest human being. She's highly knowledgeable and skilled. She has in depth knowledge, ability to assist, and her responsiveness is almost immediate. As her client, I felt like I was her most important case, as she handled my situation with care, seriousness, and most important, with honor!