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Rebecca Wyatt McLaws

Divorce and separation Attorney at Marietta, GA

4.4   21 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Rebecca

Learn Rebecca’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%

  2. Child custody
    15%
    Our firm handles high conflict custody cases. We understand the unqiue

    13 years

  3. Child support
    15%

    13 years

  4. Appeals
    10%
    My firm handles appeals from domestic and family law cases.

    13 years, 6 cases

  5. General practice
    10%
    Our firm handles personal injury and other cases involving torts. We are experienced in handling cases like whistleblower cases.

    13 years

My practice is centered in the areas of family law that includes appeallant cases. We also handle general civil litigation cases, including difficult cases like whistleblower employment cases.  The central theme of my practice is helping individuals and business through life changing events.

Prior to attending law school, I worked as a paralegal for twelve years with heavy client contact and extensive experience in civil litigation. My practice couples my education and experience with technological advances to deliver quality legal services to my clients.  We are a smaller firm so we are able to keep client costs down.  

Location

McLaws Law Group, LLC
707 Whitlock Avenue
Suite A40
Marietta, GA, 30064

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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
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Posted by Tameka | January 4, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Attorney Who Goes Above and Beyond!
Rebecca has been both a miracle worker and a steadfast legal warrior for my case. I am going through a custody dispute with an extremely high conflict, irrational person. Rebecca has navigated my case with the legal savvy, expertise, and grit that my case needs. She has a fearlessness and calm that gives you the confidence you need when going through a contentious custody battle. Rebecca will not be intimidated by opposing counsel, their client nor presiding judges. I can tell Rebecca cares about me and my child. She takes the time to discuss options and strategies with me in a way that assures me that we are moving in the right direction. I would highly recommend Rebecca if you need a fantastic, caring attorney who will fight for you and your kids.
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Posted by Robert | December 7, 2023
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An Amazing Attorney and Exceptional Advocate for her Clients
Ms. McLaws is an amazing attorney. Her commitment to advocating for her clients is truly commendable. I am involved in a very complicated child custody case and from the outset, it was evident that she approached my case with a high level of professionalism and dedication. What sets Ms. McLaws apart is her thoroughness and diligence. She has gone above and beyond, conducting extensive research, making compelling arguments in court, and ensuring that every aspect of my case was meticulously addressed. She is not afraid to take on the court system to fight for what is right and equitable. I appreciate Ms. McLaws' dedication to providing thorough and accurate representation. I wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone seeking legal counsel.
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Posted by Mike R | December 1, 2023
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Intuition - Goat - That is all.
You out there! How long did it take you to connect the dots for your attoneys? How frustrated did you feel when your opposing party slandered, defamed, and manipulated evryone around you for money or a win? .. and you assumed your attorney was going to fight with the passion and fire you had inside you, right? REBECCA MCLAWS is your champion! No one else. Cobb and Fulton County Superior Courts are a mess indeed. Negative reviews about Money? Please.... You all have no idea what other attonerys have costed their clients, their families, and the collateral damage they cause. She's also fighting for the courts to do right by people.
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Posted by Daphanie | March 3, 2023
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The Goat!!!!
What can I say? I went to Rebecca for help with my divorce with not a lot to piss in. He had me kicked out of our home and took all of our money. Rebecca and Rosalyn were more than willing to take my case and help me out. She went to bat for me and I will tell you it was not easy I don’t listen well and she made it known. I can say I got everything I wanted she got me more of my home and she even got me the car. She is a beast in the courtroom. You have to listen and trust her. My case went for almost 3 years and she didn’t give up on me. She is very passionate about her work and her clients. I’m very grateful to have had her as my lawyer. I didn’t have a job or a stable home. I was living in a transitional home and still was able to keep my kids and awarded Primary Custody. Let’s talk about her paralegal Rosalyn she is very sweet and she will let you know straight up. I had a bad mouth before working with them and I was quick temper, but she always talked to me and eventually I had a change of heart. When I say they care they do. She was always sympathetic and thoughtful. Thank you for that. If you are looking for a lawyer who cares about her clients and passionate about what she does. Who wants to see what’s right done this is your lawyer!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND HELPING MY FAMILY. The girls and I are happier then ever.
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Posted by Terresa | March 1, 2023
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No non-sense lawyer with a caring nature about the people she represents.
Rebecca Mclaws was an excellent lawyer, my divorce case had stalled and after it turned ugly with accusations and other things, she handled it all. She listened to my plea for help. I felt like a human being with her and she cared about my situation and told me straight up what she could do for me from the start. In the court room she surprised me even more with her professionalism and presence in the room. She took control from the moment she stood up to represent me. She got my case settled and closed extremely fast with little or not contest from the other side. she also got me more than I could have expected from the results of the case. I would highly recommend her services to any one else and I will definitely use her office in the future if I ever needed it again for any reason.
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Posted by #Metoofamilycourt | April 29, 2022
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Ms Rebecca McLaws- THE G.O.A.T
My case is still ongoing... I wish Rebecca had been my Attorney from the start, as I firmly believe my custody case would never have been dragged to this current messy stage. As an immigrant and a domestic violence survivor in the state of Georgia, I honestly thought the Family Court and its officers would provide the necessary assistance and protect survivors such as myself and any children involved. However, my experience to date has been contrary to this. From the start, my case has been crammed with various unethical practices such as corruption, bias and misconduct by my ex-husband's legal team and the court officers. These unscrupulous practices proved too challenging for my previous Attorneys, however, to date, not for Rebecca, who has confronted it with boldly. I believe God directed me to her, thus saving the BEST till last. Rebecca is an excellent lawyer with a comprehensive knowledge of family law. I say this with the utmost respect, but she is a bulldog and a wonderful advocate. She demands respect and commands the courtroom, even when the Judge in my case try to intimidate and bully her. Before Rebecca came into the picture, my previous Attorneys allowed the Judge, the opposing counsel and the GAL to take advantage of me and my situation. From the moment I started working with Rebecca, I have felt empowered and encouraged. These two words: Empowered and Encouraged are words that are not easy to write as a survivor of domestic abuse, especially in the family court. I would also like to mention her paralegal, Rosalyn, who has also been very supportive and reassuring from the start. A poignant moment for me was during my first contact with Rebecca, she asked for the picture of my daughter – who they were going to be fighting for”. Not only that, Rosalyn held my hands on the first day of the trial and said to me: “we’ve got this”. To me I am not just another client nor number to them, my case mattered, my daughter and I are both very important to the both of them. THEY TRULY CARE!! To date, working with Rebecca and Rosalyn has been incredibly easy. The passion I have observed is very encouraging and it motivates me to see this case through. I highly recommend McLaws Group for anyone looking for an Attorney in family law. I will update my review one the case is over. x
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Posted by Celena | December 16, 2021
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Compassionate, professional, who knows the law!
Rebecca and her team did an amazing job for me and my family. My case was complex, spanning multiple counties with three separate parties involved. The journey was extremely emotional. Rebecca was compassionate and fought for my rights every step of the way. She researched similar law cases before making motions and decisions, and allowed me to be engaged in the process. She kept me informed of all my options and explained the process in a manner I could understand. As the biological, paternal grandmother of a child I raised for 6 years from birth, Rebecca made sure I had a voice in the courtroom and that any rulings were truly in the best interest of the child. She held all parties accountable to upholding the law, and although professional, she challenged the judge, the guardian ad litem, and others, when necessary. I would absolutely recommend Rebecca McLaws and her firm for their knowledge of law, professionalism, compassion and dedication to the successful outcome of your case.
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Posted by Maria | December 5, 2020
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Endorsement
I was given Rebecca’s name by a coworker who was on the receiving end of Rebecca’s aggression and found her to be a “bulldog” lawyer. I interviewed several lawyers and felt Rebecca may be a Bulldog lawyer, but was a warm and caring person who I felt comfortable with right away. She was able to ease my mind and prepare me for what was ahead. We are in the process of the settlement and I feel she will be able to help me get a great settlement! I will keep you posted.
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Posted by Court | October 16, 2019
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Outstanding Attorney!!!
I hired Rebecca on a recommendation from a previous attorney to represent me during a custody hearing. Throughout the whole process she was fantastic! She can hold her own against any trial attorney in Atlanta and will work hard to win your case. She is also approachable with an actual personality, so she has a great approach with her clients and I felt very comfortable with her. Honest and reasonably priced - she is a keeper!!
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Posted by Debbie | February 21, 2019
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What A Find
My original divorce attorney retired and Rebecca was who he referred me to. My divorce was final, but my ex was not paying me on time or the correct amount of alimony. Rebecca is as tough as nails and when we went to court, she did not hold back. Not only did she get the job done, it was at an affordable rate. And since we won the contempt case, I was awarded her fees form my ex. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Rebecca! ! !
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2019
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I call her first!
I have hired Ms. McLaws several times and also referred her to anyone I know. She is extremely effective and it shows that she loves her career.
Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2018
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Was eith me Until the End
I hired Rebecca McLaws after my now ex-husband continued to stall our divorce. It took over two years of delays from the opposing side to finally get to court. I have to admit I did not get everything I wanted. That was not Rebecca's fault. She stayed by my side through the good and the bad. I have even had to continue to call her for ongoing issues with my divorce and she gladly takes my call. Sometimes she is a little hard to reach but she always returns my call or email, even on weekends and holidays. I would recommend and/or use Rebecca again.
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Posted by Mandie | July 3, 2018
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No-nonsense Awesome Attorney!
I met attorney Rebecca McLaws several years ago when I needed an attorney for a step-parent adoption case. Since then I have used her for several cases. She is a thorough no nonsense attorney who knows her areas of practice well! If you need an attorney that will not manipulate and will give you straight answers she is the one to call. She has handled the step-parent adoption case, a personal injury case and most recently a child support modification case for me. She has done a great job with all of these at reasonable rates! I highly recommend her practice.
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2018
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Best attorney ever!
Rebecca handled my legitimation case like a true professional! It was a long hard road but she fought for my rights until the very end and we come out victorious! We are like family now!! I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a compassionate hard working attorney! Her assistant Ms Rosalyn Evans was excellent. True professionals. DO NOT HESITATE to hire Ms McLaws.....can’t thank them enough!!
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Posted by MARK | April 24, 2018
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Best Trial Attorney
By way of a summary of the case that The McLaws Law Group handled on my behalf: After my mother and the Guardian Ad Litem she hired both convinced a family court judge in Fulton County, ex parte, that my daughter should be taken from me and given over to my mother, I was in a position to have to defend myself against what can only be described as bold faced lies and normal day-to-day parenting decisions. After extensive interviews with a number of the top family law attorneys in the greater Atlanta area and an initial experience with a highly qualified family law attorney, I highly recommend Rebecca McLaws. Being an attorney myself, I understand that it is not only about knowing the law inside and out, but also being very strategic when applying such laws. Further, when practicing family law, an attorney must not only be empathetic, but remain objective enough to diffuse what are always highly charged emotional situations. Rebecca was strategic,caring, aggressive when she needed to be and, what was particularly impressive, was her ability to recall facts that even I as the client had trouble putting all together. While I hope that I am never in the position to need her services, she would absolutely be my first call.
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Posted by Shannon | August 14, 2017
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A great attorney
Retaining Rebecca McLaws is the reason i have my family today. I hired her for my divorce and custody case. At the time in which she was retained, my actions had put her in a tough place for a successful pleading. I had been fighting in court for years with my now ex-husband. His attempts to keep my two young boys away from me were vindictive and unrelenting. His abuse carried from every aspect of the marriage onto the divorce. He knew my weaknesses and my past all of which he used to against me. He had manipulated the system and used my extensive criminal history due to my addiction to his full advantage. It was Rebecca's offensive actions that finally put an end to his schemes and won for me full custody of my children. She is smart and more importantly has a firm grasp of the law and was able to combat my husbands team that had beaten other lawyers I had hired. I am very grateful to Rebecca and appreciate all her help.
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Posted by Anthony | July 20, 2017
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Excellent Lawyer
My wife hired Rebecca in our divorce. She was polite to me but was like a bull dog in court. I wish I had hired her. I have referred a couple of people to her since my divorce because she is a good lawyer.
Posted by Sunshine | July 19, 2011
A+++ Divorce Attorney
When I first met Rebecca she was going to law school and working as a paralegal for the attorney I hired to represent me in my divorce. It didn't take long to realize that Rebecca was the brains of the operation. She kept everything flowing, doing most of the work, and helped me keep my head at the same time. After my divorce was finalized I had trouble collecting the settlement from my ex. By now Rebecca had switched law firms and it was very clear that with her gone it was time for me to switch law firms too. My lawyer was completely ineffective without her. It took some effort to track her down, but it was well worth it. With her back on the case I finally got some results. Rebecca is highly intelligent, an outside the box thinker, and very aggressive in defending and protecting her client. She also has the unique ability to be empathetic and compassionate which is important when you are going through the worst time of your life. I would and do strongly recommend Rebecca to anyone in need of an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2022
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I can’t put into words… but let me try.
I was in desperate need of an attorney who would take my case. Due to my lying family and my ex I was fighting hard for custody of my kids and to divorce my ex. Due to covid and the shut downs and the court it did take a long time but Rebecca worked really hard and is a “bull dog” attorney. She helped me get my girls home safe and sound and away from my toxic family and my abusive and negligent ex. On the flip side of this coin, after having a conversation with her after court she said I would not have to pay attorneys fees as I was awarded them by the court and that my ex would have to pay her. I was so excited and grateful as I had taken out two loans and lost a car fighting for my kids and paying her. I also reapeatedly requested the itemized bill which I would constantly be told I would receive and wouldn’t ever get. I paid her a lot and after looking at the bills was not only double charged for things but hours had been adjusted to charge me almost double for something I had already paid for. She was also very unprofessional when she spoke to me on several occasions for trying to check in on my case after not hearing anything for weeks on end. And to top it all off, she is now suing me for the money that is left owed for the remaining balance even though she verbally told me I was not gonna have to pay and the order specifically named that the money is owed by him. She is great in court but unethical.
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Response from Rebecca McLaws January 6, 2023
Avvo allows individuals to make posts anonymously and without any independent verification of the information provided. In this case, the poster is Ashley Williams. Ms. Williams case was pending in the Superior Court of Cobb County, Georgia. Ms. Williams' divorce is a matter of public record. If you wish to review information about the work we performed, it is online and available. Ms. Williams' statements are not true and inaccurate. Ms. Williams lost custody of her children prior to my representation of her through a temporary order based on her ex-husband's allegations of mental illness on her part. We overcame those allegations and the Guardian ad Litems' recommendation of custody to her ex-husband. Ms. Williams was extremely happy with our services and left a 5 star review. Ms. Williams changed her review after she was asked to pay for the services that were rendered. We believe in transparency and always invite our clients to discuss any concerns they have about the services provided and the itemized bill. Ms. Williams was provided an itemized bill. Ms. Williams was invited to address any concerns about it in writing to us. Ms. Williams' post is the first time we learned that she had concerns, as she never responded to our email or provided anything in writing to us. We understand that times are tough for everyone. Ms. Williams' final hearing was several days. We did not bill her for all the work that we actually performed. The trial court also required us to prepare the final documents, which caused her to incur more expenses. As a result, we offered to allow Ms. Williams to make monthly payments on the outstanding balance. We asked her to give us the amount she felt she could pay rather than insisting on a large amount that she could not potentially meet. Ms. Williams agreed to pay us a monthly amount. When the first payment came due, Ms. Williams then refused to pay. We notified her that we would have no choice but to begin collection efforts and that it was not something we wanted to do. Ms. Williams was informed that we preferred to try to work it out with her. Ms. Williams' response was to "sue her." We do not usually sue clients, as most of the time we are able to resolve any issues. Unfortunately, Ms. Williams refused any of our efforts to resolve the outstanding debt leaving us no choice. In response, she changed her positive review from 5 star to 1 star. We remain willing to resolve the situation with Ms. Williams and wish her the very best.
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2017
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Completely Ignored
I hired Ms McLaws for my divorce. I never once received a bill or statement of charges against my retainer. It has been 3 months since my divorce was final and I still do not have my divorce decree or any type of bill showing monies owed back to me from my retainer as I know she did not work all those hours. I have called the office four to five times with no call back, I have called her personally asking why I can't be treated with respect -all I want is a copy of my bill,and then I called and said I have no choice but to call the State Board to file a complaint-I guess she doesn't care because still no word. I would not recommend hiring Rebecca.
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Response from Rebecca McLaws August 22, 2017
When Danielle Moore retained McLaws Law Group, LLC, she was extremely frustrated with her divorce case. Ms. Moore had two prior attorneys before retaining our firm. Ms. Moore's divorce was frustrated, in part, because her case was not moving forward. Once retained, we immediately filed a Motion asking the Court to move the case forward. We located Ms. Moore's husband and got mediation scheduled. We represented Ms. Moore at mediation. Ms. Moore expressed how pleased she was with our representation in getting the case to that point. After mediation, Ms. Moore no longer believed the mediated parenting time was in her child's best interest. We set the matter for a final hearing. At trial, we successfully convinced the Court to change the mediated parenting time to exactly what Ms. Moore wanted. After trial, Ms. Moore was informed that our office needed to prepare the Quitclaim Deed for the former marital residence. Ms. Moore indicated that she would provide that information, but never did. The last communication from the number on file for Ms. Moore was May 2, 2017. For some unknown reason, Ms. Moore started calling and leaving messages in the general mailbox of attorneys that are also located in the same building. The McLaws Law Group, LLC never used the telephone number Ms. Moore was calling. Once we learned that she was calling the wrong number, we immediately reached out to her. Ms. Moore never sent an email to Ms. McLaws after May 2, 2017. Our office reminded Ms. Moore that she needed to provide us with documentation to finalize her case. It is unfortuante that Ms. Moore chose to write a review that is inaccurate and misleading particularly after our office was able to do what no other attorney had done for her before.
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Work Experience

  • Paralegal
  • Law Offices of Steven J. Strelzik, P.C.
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Paralegal
  • Champion Legal Resources, Inc.
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Paralegal
  • Clarence O. Taylor IV, P.C.
  • 2003 - 2006

Education

  • Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2010

Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member in Good Standing
  • 2011 - Present
  • Blue Ridge Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Georgia Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Georgia Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Excellence in Appellate Advocacy
  • Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
  • 2011
  • Excellence for the Future Award in Trial Advocacy
  • CALI
  • 2010
  • Excellence for the Future Award in Pretrial Writing
  • CALI
  • 2009
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Given (4)
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Child custody Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I recently concluded a lengthy divorce and custody dispute with Ms. McLaws on the other side. She was not only very professional and squared away, but also an exceptionally challenging and tenacious adversary. I absolutely endorse her for highly contested custody and divorce matters."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Friendly, knowledgeable, and a strong advocate."
Family Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Rebecca for nearly 15 years now. I first met her when she was a paralegal at a established law firm in Marietta. I quickly learned that her knowledge of family law actually exceeded that of many of the actual attorneys in the firm. I suspect she knew this to be true as well, which is why she heard her calling to go to law school and earn her law degree. Althought she only recently earned her law degree, Rebecca has been an outstanding attorney for over 15 years. Her knowledge of the law and integrity is extraordinary and I am proud to have her as a fellow member of this profession."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. McLaws in not only a good lawyer, but a good person. Her intelligence and analytical ability make her better than most. I would use Ms. McLaws as my lawyer!"
Unknown Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are looking for a family lawyer you have come to the right place. Rebecca's knowledge is second to none, and she sincerely cares about the needs of her clients. I will gladly refer clients to Rebecca."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rebecca is a top grade family law attorney dedicated to providing her clients with affordable and compassionate representation."
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