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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2001||03/25/2017|
|Managing Partner||Gibbs & Mabe LLC||2011 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|DeKalb Bar Association||N/A||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Georgia Family Law Section||Member||N/A|
|DeKalb Bar Association Family Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Emory University||Sociology||MA - Masters||N/A|
Posted by anonymous
I used Carolyn for 2 years for divorce and child custody. She was very responsive, empathetic and professional but I found she lacked aggression and negotiation skills but mostly she made poor recommendations. She recommended Heather Wright as guardian ad litem when was disastrous (high legal bills, unilateral decisions, power struggles and long delays). Turns out ms wright was a business attorney and both me and my ex spouse found her to lack qualifications to investigate child custody cases. Ms mabe also uses Pam Anderson from resolve to solve as her mediator who lacks the objectivity and legal experience to mediate such cases. I later found out the GAL (Heather wright) and mediator (Pam Anderson) are friends and I question whether this is why they were recommended. Bullying, coercion and unprofessional tactics were used that resulted in a poorly crafted final order. Ms mabe also recommended Sarah Brogdon as a parent coordinator. Although ms Brogdon has many years experience ms mabe never followed up with ms Brogdon nor disputed any findings of the parent coordinator. Ms Brogdon seemed to recommended frequently by a group of attorneys which questioned all of these individuals objectivity. If you have an uncontested divorce ms mabe will be fine. If you have a complex custody case she most likely will suggest a GAL which I would not recommend and if you have to use one per court order I would run as far away as possible if she recommends Heather C Wright who I found to be hot headed, abrasive, zealous with her billing and lacking boundaries on what constituents "best interest of children." By the way I am the primary custodial parent who "won" my case and who was highly recommended in GALs report by ms wright yet I would never use any of these legal professionals ever again nor would I ever recommend their services. I recommend, based on my experience, to research and highly consider staying away from Heather wright, Sarah Brogdon, Pam Anderson (resolve to solve) and Gibbs and mabe for divorce or child custody.
Posted by Chance
Iâ€™ve had the pleasure of working with Ms. Torres-Mabe on two different occasions. The first was as representation during a very contentious divorce, and the second, a breach of contract dispute. Not only was she always thoroughly prepared, she remained in constant contact and seemed to take a personal interest in protecting me and my family during both engagements. Issues requiring legal counsel can often be some of the most stressful and trying experiences a person will ever face. It was very reassuring during this process to know that my attorney would respond quickly and compassionately to any of my requests or concerns. Knowledge and competency are to be expected when engaging an attorney. An attorney that offers those things and treats you as a personal friend in the process can make a potentially unsettling experience much more bearable. I regularly recommend Ms. Torres-Mabe to any of my friends or family that need legal guidance and would not hesitate for a moment to engage her again should I need an attorney.
April Stancliff, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Carolyn is an excellent family law attorney. I have had the pleasure of working with her in a domestic matter as opposing counsel. Carolyn is a zealous advocate, but she is also extremely ethical and fair. I highly recommend Carolyn as I believe that she is dedicated to obtaining the best outcome for her clients.
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