Frank Morrison was retained by our family for a custody case. He provided an initial no fee consultation via phone, and immediately went to work once retained. From the moment that he and his assistant Jenny became involved, I could tell that they were as invested as we were in the safety and well-being of the child. Dealing with some unique circumstances throughout the case was very stressful for us as a family, and at times we were not all on the same page, but Frank expertly used his mediation skills and had us back on track before we even knew what he was doing. The team was responsive throughout the case and flexible throughout the case - never missed an appointment and even worked weekends to accommodate our schedules, with us being out of the area the majority of the time.
He was fair as it related to billing and fees - we never felt as if they were milking the clock or managing the case for his benefit. Every step we took he advised us of what our options were, including those that resulted in less billable time for him, and what we could go at alone or to help shave off time he needed to give.
I cannot reiterate just how stressful a custody case can be, but Frank was as committed as we were, so it made each step a little more tolerable. When you hire an attorney it is not only for the time they spend on the case, but for the reputation they have in the jurisdiction; the guidance they provide, as you navigate one of the most horrific things you can go through; the knowledge that comes with experience that no lay person would ever have a reason to know; and the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you are not alone in this.
In our case Frank represented the paternal side of the case, and despite how the laws may have evolved, the mentality of most jurisdictions do not treat fathers in the same manner as mothers when it comes to custody. Deadbeat dads have been a term that society has become accustomed to, along with the mentality that a child is automatically better off in the primary care of its biological mother - which is just not always the case. It was nice to have someone who understood that and did not subscribe to that antiquated way of thinking.
So while I hope to never need Frank's services ever again, I would not hesitate to reach out to him again and recommend him for anyone who is looking for an attorney, an advocate, an adviser, and an ally all-in-one.