Posted by Julie Saykiewicz
Mrs. Blackedge and her staff were everything I needed. Kind, compassionate , professional and on top of it all- She helped me with a very emotional divorce and I would not have wanted anyone else by my side. Thank you to Autumn , Toni, Miranda and Meredith. I know that I was full of questions constantly and appreciate your kindness and professionalism.
Posted by J
I wish I had paid attention to the poor reviews Autumn had received, my experience matched their descriptions perfectly. Autumn never paid attention to my case. When I called to speak with her, I was told by her staff that Autumn was too busy with her personal life to handle my case but that she could maybe speak with me in a few week’s time. I found out later that I was billed for all of those calls. No value-added to my case, just a waste of my time on the phone trying to contact the lawyer I’d paid a very expensive retainer to.
She and her staff did very little work in my case, but some how managed to use up the entire retainer and billed for even more. I’d had direct contact with Autumn maybe 3 or 4 times.
I was left speaking to an incompetent aid who usually said that she did not have the answers to my questions, I’d have to speak with Autumn, but oh, sorry, Autumn was not available for two more weeks. Of course I paid for all of these calls. I was even billed for emails I sent and the replies they sent back did not answer the questions I’d asked. I was misinformed on several occasions about proceedings, they missed filing deadlines and were caught off-guard and unprepared. Highly unprofessional and money-hungry. I ended up changing counsel when I realised that the only progress they knew how to make in my case was sending invoices.
Posted by Jeffrey
You know you have a great attorney when you go to court and you don't have to say a word. My ex filed 2 emergency motions against me to get sole custody of my daughter. Mrs Blackledge fought for my rights not only as a father but more important as a parent. She understands the importance of both parents being of importance in the childs life. I highly recommend Autumn Blackledge to represent you. The staff is very caring and professional as well
Posted by anonymous
Very expensive and seem to only to want money.
Even charges for phone calls and questions, if they call you for a question. Not if you call for a question.
Is her time that valuable?
Oh by the way even her secretary, both of them will send you a bill if you call them or they call you or email you.
I had a consultation with Autumn but her secretary did most of the talking and explaining. When I did speak with Autumn it was like she didnt even listen to my case and was staring out the window. Total waste of time and consultation fee. But she did say she would take my case for a $5,000 retainer. Guess i better go to the bank and get that out huh. NOT!!
Posted by Brian Pardue
Before you read further, I am a real person, and a real client of Autumn Beck Blackledge. If you want to check the authenticity of that, Autumn can give you my number and email when you do a consult with her.
I started with another attorney in Pensacola, all I succeeded in doing was wasting 15k on nothing. After this HUGE mistake, I was a little smarter, and went looking for the kind of attorney that could get me to the finish line. I found her.
Now, to the important stuff. I am an Active Duty officer in the Army. That’s important in what follows. When have you ever heard of an Active Duty Soldier winning primary custody of his kids??? Never, is most likely the answer. If you are results oriented, the bottom line is that Autumn gets them.
She got me my kids, she got me my divorce, and she got me exactly the results I wanted. Most of the time leading up to the trial, I was overseas, handling everything with her and her truly amazing staff (Meredith and Miranda) via email and the occasional phone call. I only meet Autumn face to face a couple of days before the trial having done the telephone consult from Australia. Her preparation was flawless. Having read the Florida divorce laws back to front several times, I thought I knew what I was in for, but… I didn’t. Thank God Meredith had the patience for my many ridiculous questions, while never giving me the well-earned chastising I deserved for it.
This was a LONG process, and during that process and hundreds of emails and thousands of documents, Autumn and her staff got to play attorney, counselor, life coach, sounding board, mediator, and I wish bartender, too my many rants and raves over an embittered ex trying her best to ruin my life and career. When after what seemed like an eternity, we finally got to court. When I said her preparation was flawless, it really was. When I compared Autumn to the opposing counsel, she was miles ahead of her. I never would have though another person could represent me, better than I could myself…wrong. Autumn represented me flawlessly, much better than I could for myself, she rounded off the strait forward military personality I have, and used it to her advantage on several occasions. I think it took me about two days to realize that she orchestrated me on the stand, just as much as she did my spouse. Folks, I can’t say enough, but if you really want to hear more, Autumn has my permission to pass on my contact details. She and her staff are worth every penny, especially in an industry where it is so easy to spend a lot, and get nothing. Autumn, I and my children thank you, your diligent and relentless efforts won my day in court.
Posted by anonymous
Mrs Blackledge and her team worked tirelessly to bring my divorce to a successful conclusion. She is the best and her preparation was such that she appeared to easily overcame opposing counsels. I prevailed because of her skills and acumen in the field of family law. Strongly recommend you consider her before you even think of hiring second best.
Posted by Chris
Autumn was a phenomenal attorney on a very complex case of Parental Alienation. Her staff was helpful and great to work with and Meredith is incredible and such an asset to this firm. This case started as a modification to existing Parenting Plan by the mother and evolved into an ever changing set of circumstances that involved multiple counties and multiple agencies. Autumn had to constantly change her focus as the complexity of events that occurred were forever changing and dealt with far more than you would expect in most child custody cases. After almost two years of working this case and a five day trial, the father was given sole custody of his daughter. Thanks to God and the legal representation provided by Autumn and her staff, this case was won. Hopefully, this child and her father can heal from the events that stole two years of our family's life.
Posted by Amy
Autumn and her staff were kind and understanding during a difficult time. They handled my noncontested divorce quickly and efficiently, while still being empathetic to my situation. I hope you never need her, but if you do, I highly recommend Autumn Bleck Blackledge and her staff.
Posted by Stefanie
the first time I called her office, like with any other office they ask you about the case and what you are in need of or looking for. I spoke with Meredith and right away I felt comfortable and like she was actually listening to me. I set up my consultation for the first available. I had already met with two other attorneys locally and was not impressed. the first I felt didn't listen at all and didn't seem interested in helping me. the second, pretty much only discussed payment and again, I felt they weren't listening and the feedback was minimum. I met with autumn and it was completely different. she listened, gave feedback and even told me what I needed to do between that meeting and anything in the future. she never once made me feel like I was just another case or bothering her. she listened, she empathized with me, she was honest and kind. every time I called or emailed the office, I always got a response that same day. Meredith, her paralegal was amazing. there aren't enough good things that I can say about autumn and her staff. but more importantly, when it came time to be in front of the judge, mediation, and deposition this woman will and does fight for you. but more than that, I felt like she fought for us like someone who genuinely cares for you would fight. shes not going to give you the run around. she is honest and very upfront about things. and for the first time in years, I had felt this confidence and reassurance that everything was going to be okay. autumn and Meredith will always have a special place in our hearts and we are forever grateful for them. going through the courts for family law and/or divorce are always extremely stressful and tough. but if I had to do it all over again, it would absolutely be with autumn and her team. they are absolutely amazing. polite, professional, courteous, kind, humble, patient (especially with all my questions and emails) determined, knowledgable... the list goes on and on. She gave a family, our family, peace of mind and glued the pieces back. we are whole again because of her and Meredith.
Posted by Cindy
Our family hired Autumn in a child custody case. She and her staff went above and beyond for our son and his child. He was extremely nervous about the outcome but Autumn always made him feel more confident. The entire staff, especially Meredith, was very dedicated not only to matters involving the case but also to the emotional needs of our family during this very tough time. Autumn is a very knowledgeable attorney and I was so impressed with her skills during the proceedings. Words cannot express how grateful my family is to have had such a great attorney fighting on our side. I will be recommending Autumn at every opportunity.