5.0 stars 8 totalReview Ashby Jones
Posted by Annabelle
Ashby Jones is, by far, one of the best attorneys I've ever hired.
She has now practiced SC family law, exclusively, for nearly two decades. She knows the law "backwards and forwards." She also knows the practical aspects of the law e.g. the various court rules and expectations of judges, which many other, less experienced attorneys, don't know--but which can cost you your case.
She is very respected throughout the state and the field. It was very clear to me that family court judges respect her (which, I believe, sends a silent signal that you are a worthy client, with a worthy case). And, I've repeatedly heard other attorneys, mental health practioners and others involved with the family court system praise her for her competence and character.
As with most good attorneys, her hourly rate is on the higher end of the scale. However, I can say without blinking that she was worth every penny--and then some. Further, she was scrupulously honest with her billing, and more than fair. (I heard the same thing from a friend who was also represented by her, and who recommended me to her). Before meeting Ashby, I paid thousands to attorneys who charged less "by the hour," but who ended up costing me far more than Ashby, for a fraction of the work--and, in one case, engaging in actual malpractice.
Lawyers, especially family lawyers, are the butt of a lot of jokes. This is due, in my opinion, to the astronomical rates charged by mostly mediocre attorneys (and a few "bad apples"). As far as I'm concerned, Ashby Jones redeems the whole profession. She is "head and shoulders" above the rest, and I wouldn't hesitate to hire her again.
I recommend Ashby Jones wholeheartedlly, and without hesitation, to anyone who needs an attorney for any area family law--whether that's divorce, custody, vistation, child support, alimony, adoption, or prenuptial agreements.
Posted by Michelle
I had been going through a child custody battle with my mother for almost a year and a half. I had another attorney prior to Ashby that passed away suddenly and not much progress had been made due to his illness. When I consulted with Ashby, we were very close to a final trial date. I had never been through any court proceedings and had no idea what I needed to do to win the case. From the first time that I met with Ashby, I felt at ease and knew that I had finally found the right attorney to handle my case. She was very honest and direct saying that she was expensive but well worth the money. I can honestly attest to the trueness of that statement. I spent only approximately 3 months with her where I had spent a total of 15 months with my former attorney. By the end of the case, Ashby won the trial and I only had to pay approximately 1/4th of the total trial cost which was close to $60,000 by the end of the trial. In all honesty, I would have never spent as much as I have if I would have bit the bullet and spent the money to retain Ashby.
You can't go wrong by retaining Ashby Jones. She is true to her word and she knows her stuff! I definitely wouldn't want to be on the opposing side!
Posted by Rus
These are the attitudes I chose to maintain over the last 12 months, and I could not be more pleased with Ashby and the outcome of my divorce.
My wife chose to give up on our marriage, but she agreed to an amicable mediation and to forgo a big court battle for the sake of our daughter. However, shortly after she moved out I was served with a summons to appear in family court 17 days later. She chose not to be fair, and was asking for full custody of our daughter. I was devastated, and scared.
After many conversations with friends, one recommended Ashby stating that he had the unfortunate experience of being on the wrong side of the courtroom from Ashby. He said that if he had to do it all over again, he would hire her.
So I met with Ashby and in that one hour consultation, she had my wife pegged and knew exactly how to handle my case. I left our meeting feeling assured and, after a lot of prayer, I surrendered the outcome to God and hired Ashby.
With just 2 weeks to prepare a counter complaint and appear in court we really had our work cut out for us, but Ashby and her staff were great. Ashby was very articulate and did a great job of putting me at ease and giving me confidence. Ashby turned out to be very smart and intuitive in many ways. Without ever meeting my wife, she really did a great job of understanding my wife's personality just from our conversations. She also had enough experience with my wife's attorney to know what we could expect from her and how she might advise my wife. Everything Ashby said would happen did happen. My wife chose to settle in lieu of battling it out in court, we were able to finalize our divorce in 12 months without it dragging out, and the outcome of our settlement was exactly what I would hoped for had we gone through mediation.
In our first meeting Ashby told me that she was expensive but worth it... this also turned out to be true. Maybe her retainer and hourly rate is more than what other attorney's might charge, but in the long run I know I would have paid much more to a "cheaper" attorney and jeopardized that which is most valuable of all... my relationship with my daughter. I never wanted to be divorced, I never wanted to be in family court, and I never wanted to be in a situation of having to choose an attorney, but I am grateful that God led me to Ashby. So there is no doubt that I highly recommend you hire Ashby. And, if you do, be sure to Trust God, believe in Ashby, and be a good client.
Posted by anonymous
I had a horrible experience with another attorney in the area. I had to hire Ashby to clean up the mess and had learned so much from my consultation and she confirmed that I was working with someone who did not have the competency to have accepted my case. I had to hire Ashby to stop the bleeding financially as well as get the job done that the other lawyer could not figure out how and what to do. Ashby was beyond reasonable in billing, never padded, and fair for the work completed. You will NOT pay her to learn the law. Beware of hiring a lawyer at a lower rate but they may not understand how critical strategy is and what needs to get done. Do NOT let a higher hourly fee turn you away as you will pay less in the long run for her to get the job done and get it done right. I have had many lawyers in dealing with the same situation and she is the ONLY one I can speak positively about. Not only is she fair in all these other areas but she communicates with you when you need her to and I mean on weekends! Yes Saturdays and Sundays. I pray to God I will never need her again but if I do she will be the only lawyer I ever use and recommend. How refreshing, how glorious, a lawyer that doesn't lie, that isn't a shark in a bad way and is fair in billing, with intelligence and competency to boot. When you are done reading this call her and hire her. Find a way to get the money for the retainer and you could possible even see a refund the way I did. No brainer, no brainer, no brainer. Learn from my mistakes and make the right decision for the first time. Not only did she get the job done, it most likely will never return. I will continue to refer and sing praises as long as I can. In all fairness if things hadn't turned out the way I wanted, I could honestly still say she is a class act AND a lawyer! Good luck I hope everyone makes the right decision and NO I am not a relative or friend of the attorney or her family. She was referred to me by another woman I met.
Posted by Tiffany
When I hired Ashby it was less than 48 hours before an emergency hearing and I had no idea what I was getting into or how this all may end up. I came in tears rolling down my face and told her my story and what was I going to do and how can I help these children. She looked at me and said we will make this happen if you are committed to doing this then I am even more committed to helping you win. We went thru over two years of court battle after court battle, mediation, depositions and so much more and she always gave me every step to take and she led me not only on the path to win but on the unworthy path even when mud was thrown from other sides she kept her grace and dignity. One thing I loved was anytime anyone asked me who was representing me and I told them Ashby Jones they all said oh wow she is the best and she is so respected by her peers and the courts. I promise you that if you hire Ashby Jones you are getting one of the best attorneys but also a great respected person as well. She will fight for you and with you especially when you feel like you can't fight anymore. Ashby has great skills very well educated on the laws and will truly work on all ways and options to get her client what they need to accomplish but holding the law to the highest standard. She has great compassion for helping people and their families. My life would be very sad of it wouldn't have been for Ashby Jones bringing me a family of my own.
Posted by anonymous
Ms. Ashby Jones is the BEST! She may be the most expensive attorney in the area but she knows her stuff. Her dogmatic disposition, tactful strategies, and superb promptness worked in my favor. Ms. Ashby works on each case as if it is close to her heart. She dresses professionally is prompt in her responses to her clients and other attorneys. Her staff is friendly. She charges A LOT of money, but you get what you pay for. She is extremely good at what she does and she knows it. I wish I had hired her first instead of wasting money on an inferior divorce lawyer.
Posted by Todd
Ms. Ashby recently represented my wife in a very difficult court hearing. Not only is Ms. Ashby a outstanding lawyer and knows the law. Her persistence and integrity is in my eyes above all. I owe her so many thanks for protecting my family.
Posted by Ashley
Ashby was a godsend when I found myself going through a very difficult, acrimonious divorce. I had consulted with another attorney before Ashby. That attorney treated me like just one more upset woman. In fact, the advice that attorney gave was very unrealistic. Had I followed the advice of that first attorney, my settlement would have come out very differently and left me in a very bad place.
Ashby not only performed the duties of a good divorce attorney, she went out of her way to calm my fears and reassure me each step of the way. When I emailed, she answered quickly, whether I had a question or was simply off on a rant. Quite honestly, while I know she was and is a busy attorney, I always felt like I had her full attention. Her advice was solid and continues to be as I have used her services since my original divorce case. I find her not only to be caring, but to a force to be reckoned with when she is advocating for her clients.
I have recommended Ashby to many friends and acquaintances and will continue to do so.