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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Award||Orange County Legal Aid Society||2012|
|Pro Bono Award||Legal Aid Society of Orange County||2011|
|Oustanding Pro Bono Award||Orange County Legal Aid Society||2010|
|Pro Bono Award||Legal Aid Society of Orange County||2009|
|Owner/Attorney||DeJesus Smith-Mangan, P.A.||2010 - Present|
|Associate Attorney/Law Clerk/Paralegal||LaGamba Law Firm, P.L.||2006 - 2010|
|Paralegal||Rotech, Inc.||2004 - 2005|
|Law Clerk||Egan, Lev & Siwica, P.A.||2003 - 2004|
|Legal Secretary||Gray Robinson, P.A.||2000 - 2003|
|Receptionist/Scheduling Secretary||Wendy L. Aikin, P.A.||1998 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Central Florida Family Law American Inn of Court||Associate Member||2012 - Present|
|Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers||Member||2012 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee||Member||2012 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Legal Aid Society, Guardian ad Litem Program||Guardian ad Litem||2010 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2009 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Family Law Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2008 - Present|
|Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of Central Florida||Sociology/Legal Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|Criminal Justice Ethics Class||Attorney Ethics||2012|
|Gay Adoption Upheld... Now What?||Gay Adoption||2010|
Posted by Isabel
Do not waste your money on this attorney. She is going through a lot of personal and medical issues and will only take your retainer for personal gain. I was referred to her by another attorney office, whom supposed to collect part of the retainer in case Ms. Mangan was not available. It is even mentioned on the initial contract, but such referral law firm NEVER received that part of the retainer paid. So for starters she gave me a false contract, which tells you a lot of what kind of attorney she is. She wil NEVER answer texts, phone calls, or voicemails, the only way she will answer is if you call her or text her from an unknown number, and when she does she gives you a million medical and personal excuses of why she couldn't answer. Also, just days after giving her a $3,000 retainer she moved out of her office to work from home without giving me any heads up. I think that moving from an office to work from home is a very important fact to tell a client that is handing $3,000 at once, but no, she did not. Again, it says a lot about her ethical behavior. She will never keep you updated on the billing and the retainer magically dissapears without any details on what it was spent on. She will deliberately ask for another retainer without explanation, or detail invoicing, of what happened to the first one. I read the previous review and it is exactly the same situation, every time is an excuse of why things were not done and she is always at the hospital some how. Also, do not expect for her to return any papers from your case file, I am still waiting for months now for her to return my file, even though she knows I am expecting to go to a trial soon. In conclusion, this lawyer uses the retainer just for her personal benefit and will give you a thousand excuses on why things are not being done. I worked with her for about two years and nothing got achieved, zero, my case was still standing in the same place it was since I hired her. She also text to request information on the same mornings that hearings were held, and worst of all, information that was already previously given to her. A complete lack of organization in something as important as a divorce. She will continuesly talks about her personal divorce proceeding which threw me off guard every time, making comments like "my ex-husband told me to take a Xanax," completely unprofessional. I decided to represent myself and in only one single hearing half of the issues were resolved without the need of her services. Again, do not waste your money in this lawyer and unfortunately these kind of scammers is what give the lawyer community a bad rep. Will report her to the Bar Association because she has broken every ethical rule in existence. Again, be ware and do not give any money to this scammer.
Posted by anonymous
Gladys is a awful lawyer! Do not take your time, money and legal issues with her. She was a BIG waste of time and money I have ever spent on an attorney. I hired her to represent me for a divorce and she was unresponsive, hard to get a hold of ( takes weeks to get back to you) and on top of it did absolutely NO work on my case. I wasted $3500 and I'm in the process of hiring a new attorney due to her negligence. She didn't even know how to set up mediation properly. She told me she scheduled it but then gave me multiple excuses as why it wasn't scheduled. I even had to put in my own financial information in her system that I previously gave her multiple times. She always had an excuse as to why something/nothing was happening involving my case ( her own divorce, health problems and etc...) Awful customer service skills and would NOT recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Lisa
Before I hired Gladys, I worked with several attorneys in two different counties. I thought they were great attorneys until I hired Gladys. She has made maneuvering through the legal system understandable and a lot less painful to deal with. She spoke to me in terms I could understand and helped me make informed decisions in my case. She even told me that some of the things I asked for needed to be fair to both sides and even some of the suggestions were not exactly how I would have moved foward with, she explained the most ethical paths and, taking her advice, both sides of the case ended up pleased with the outcome. If you want an excellent attorney, you must hire her. I didn't regret it and I know you wont either.
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