|Associate||Siemens Family Law Group||2012 - Present|
|Associate||Margolis & Bloom, LLP||2007 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys||WNC Chapter Treasurer||2015 - Present|
|Suffolk University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|University of North Carolina, Asheville||Interdisciplinary Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
Posted by Caroline
I retained the services of Jim Siemens for my divorce and was elated when I discovered his associate Ana M. Prendergast specializes in Geriatric Law and Estate Planning. Geriatric Attorneys are inordinately difficult to find. Ana eased the exhaustion and frustration I was experiencing in being the Healthcare and Durable POA for an overwhelming, elderly parent. Ana improved the quality of my life and my elderly parent’s life by synthesizing empathy, critical thinking and uncanny listening skills with efficiency, resulting in both short and long-term actionable results.
Ana M. Prendergast is also my Estate Attorney and conducts this with expediency. Often during divorce we are unable to focus on “next steps” and Ana helped me realize the importance of estate planning, especially as a single mother. I referred her to other friends who were equally satisfied with her gift in channeling family needs into well-conceived, solid estate planning.
A quantitative assessment of 5 stars does not do Ana justice; numerically rating her professional and personal qualities is impossible for me because she exceeded and continues to exceed my expectations.
Without reservation, I recommend Ana M. Prendergast and The Siemen’s Family Law Group for any family law related legal needs you may have. They are unquestionably the best family law practice in Asheville.
Asheville, North Carolina
Posted by Robert
Ana provided my 88 year old mother with exceptional service in the execution of all here legal documents including a Medical Directive, Power of Attorney and her Will. Answered all questions in a kind and considerate manor. She eliminated any anxiety early in the meetings and turned the process into one that gave my Mom both comfort and confidence. I was so personally impressed that I decided to use Ana for all my personal legal needs.
I have and will continue to recommend her services to others.
Posted by David
It was time to update/review our wills, so we scheduled an appointment with Ana. We reviewed all legal aspects.....difference between our will and a trust, financial power of attorney (POA), health care POA, etc. We covered all needed aspects for our estate planning needs.
Ana has a very straightforward and honest approach, which allows her to explain complex legal aspects in terms that everyone can understand... enabling them to make the right decisions. She was amazing in guiding us through the necessary steps and paperwork in getting our estate planning properly set...the result being that we now have everything in place should something happen to one or both of us. We have had no hesitation in recommending Ana to family/friends and business associates. It's a very comforting feeling to know that, should we need legal help/guidance, that we have access to people we trust who have our best interest at heart....and the best around.