Posted by Hector
She represented me in my divorce and custody case against a very uncooperative ex spouse.
Melissa is the best lawyer ever, she was always looking out for the best interests of my child's and I. She really excels in the courtroom where even the judges make comments about how good she is.
I would hands down recommend Melissa to anybody.
I could not be any happier w her services and her staff.
Posted by a client
I used this attorney to represent me during my child support case. She gave me high hopes for my prospects in the case yet I received the worst outcome possible. I could have achieved that same outcome by representing myself and at least I wouldn't have owed attorney fees on top of my costs. The things she indicated would happen in the courtroom went differently than she described to me beforehand and she asked questions during the proceedings that even I would not have asked - and I have no knowledge of the law. I would stay away from this attorney.
Posted by Amy
My custody case was probably one of the toughest cases around, as it required complete reversal of a previous ruling, as well as an emergency hearing. I interviewed many attorneys before finally picking Melissa. From the moment I met her, I knew I was in good hands. Melissa's knowledge of case law is incredible. Leading up to the trial, Melissa helped me prepare for the trial and kept every appointment with me, as well as adjusted to my schedule. She's extremely well-respected by the judges, and is an absolute bulldog in the courtroom when she needs to be -- exuding confidence throughout the entire trial, while also maintaining perfect poise. I only wish I had Melissa representing me during the first hearing years ago. The past eight months of my life have been the happiest in years because she finally brought closure to a very difficult situation. Completely impressed and forever grateful.
Posted by Joe
I would highly recommend Melissa, always a professional, well prepared. Melissa had a great ability to advise on my case in a very difficult time in my life. Melissa was able to take the emotion out of the case, help me with my children and finalize a very fair settlement. I would recommend Melissa to anyone and will continue to utilize her services. In my 30 year career Melissa is one of the top attorney's I have had to work with.
Posted by Kim
My custody, divorce and spousal support cases dragged on for 3 years. Melissa was always prepared, well poised and professional for each and every meeting and court appearance over these 3 years. She was meticulous with each detail as well as organized with each document and remembered my case details sometimes better than I did. She was always mindful of my time, she remained flexible with my schedule and never kept me waiting. Her litigation skills are flawless in court and I always had the utmost confidence in her abilities throughout all of my proceedings. I give her my highest recommendation without reservation!
Posted by Scott
Melissa, provided balanced, calm, robust counsel. Ensuring I understood not just the legal issues, but the wider ramifications of the issue. Efficient and focused on getting the best outcome. I greatly appreciated her counsel.
Posted by Jeff
Melissa VanZile, and the Hall and Hall firm as a whole, are spectacular family law practicioners. I used them for a bitter divorce and custody battle that stretched out for more than a year. They fought very hard for my case, kept me well infomred, and were extrememly detail oriented and well prepared when we ended up in the courtroom. Melissa showed great compassion, extrememly good argument skills, and her paralegal, Katja Ross, was an incredible resource in keeping my case organized, keeping me up to date, and ensuring that all details of my case were handled. I highly recommend this firm to all of my friends and collegues--and my friends who have taken those referrals have been pelased as well. They were able to walk me through a very complex and contentious case and fought for a positive outcome for me and my children.