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Posted by anonymous
We hired Mrs. Easley to represent our case during an appeal brought on by the other party. Even though nothing was happening in terms of the appeal, Mrs.Easley spent a lot of time sending emails and on the phone so our first bill came out higher than expected. I associated this initial cost to her getting to know the case and being thorough but at this point I sent her a clear email stating I would still like to keep her on record as my attorney but due to cost, would take the lead on settlement negotiations.
Although she agreed to cooperate, at this point, she began sending even more long winded emails and even made me sign a letter saying she was not responsible for any of the settlement terms. I understood and continued being brief in my replies and would periodically ask for balance updates. The first month's bill had only spent about 3k of the retainer and when I went to ask for the final bill and refund, to my surprise she had itemized every penny of the $10k. About 6 hours of attorney time were billed towards preparing withdrawal papers and the remainder towards emailing and paperwork. Let me remind the reader, $10k were spent by her office on not ONE appellate paper nor the settlement. My ex-husband ended up never filling an appeal and we handled the settlement. I have dealt with many attorneys in my years of family law problems but none have robbed me so painfully. There are many other appellate attorneys, do not risk your savings on Mrs.Easley.
Posted by Mayra Castro
Ms. Easley is an outstanding appellate lawyer with an excellent customer service. She is not only extremely professional and knowledgeable, she is compassionate and competent. Ms. Easley is able to be as assertive with the opposing side as needed, yet very caring, and considerate of what you need, and what you are going through. She kept me informed of how/what she was doing to work on my case. I would highly recommend her!
Posted by Jim
I retained Ms. Easley and her firm to handle a troubled final divorce decree. From the moment that I engaged her, I felt as if the Cavalry, the Army, Navy, Marines in addition to every other branch of our Armed Forces had arrived. I was instantly at ease with the best of the best on my side, prepared to go to battle for me.
Ms. Easley’s encyclopedic knowledge of the law and the intricacies therein proved invaluable as she navigated with the skills of a true warrior. Her written brief was unparalleled in thoughtful, articulate, legal references in support of our position.
It is conceivable that one could hire an Appellant Attorney at a lower hourly rate however, because she has such total recall of legal cases and facts, the research portion of her work was limited and therefore saved fees. That said, if you want the very best, she is worth any price particularly if you care about outcome and the facts being heard.
I would be remiss in not adding a personal note that Ms. Easley and her staff were always available to explain anything that was unclear. In my experience, the firm treats its clients with the utmost respect and regard. This in and of itself is priceless, given the appeals process is stressful from a lay person perspective.
If you find yourself in need of Appeal assistance, there is no firm more focused on its client’s needs than Easley Appellate. I highly recommend them.
Posted by Frank
Dorothy Easley's keen knowledge of the law and ability to get up to speed on complex appellate issues was truly a blessing. I have experience in several appeals and unfortunately used another "great appellate firm" on one and in comparison to Dorothy's work product, responsiveness and availability she was head and shoulders above! I always felt assured she listened to my intimate details of the case and incorporated them legally to perfection. Hiring the best and the right firm is key to winning and Dorothy gives you the best shot! She truly respects and cares for her clients and that shines through every step of the way. Again, she is simply the best!
Posted by anonymous
Easley Appellate Associates handled my Appeal for a Modification of Child Support granted to my Child's Father which was complicated and a terrible mistake for both my child and myself. The 3rd District lower court, further challenged my Appeal because they could not find documents which were filed, delayed and postponed completing the record as well as not releasing court recordings for transcription by a Court Reporter. I interviewed 3 appeals attorneys and even paid one firm $1500 in fees to review the record before retaining Dorothy. While my Appeal is in process now so we do not know the result, I would hire Dorothy again in a New York minute!!! I am extremely grateful that my trial attorney recommended her and have complete confidence that the Appellate Judges will recognize the injustice my child and I have suffered in the lower Courts. I feel solace for the attorneys who oppose Dorothy, they don't stand a chance against her knowledge of the law, exceptional legal skills and overall professionalism and reputation. Run to hire this attorney, and you will be very lucky if Dorothy Easley takes your case!
Posted by anonymous
I needed to hire "the best" appellate attorney to represent me against someone who had caused great damage to my business as well as my personal life. In hiring Dorothy Easley I got the following:
1. The most knowledgable lawyer I have ever encountered. I have worked with approximately a dozen lawyers in recent years and Dorothy Easley knows the law like most people know the alphabet.
2. An incredibly hard working and attentive lawyer. As opposing counsel was working very hard to have my case thrown out, Dorothy Easley went above and beyond to not let one thing pass her desk without "dotting every i and crossing every t..." Additionally this fell over a major holiday and Dorothy Easley worked straight thru to get my brief in on time.
3. A very well connected and well respected attorney; my case required many additional legal inputs and Dorothy Easley was able to connect me with great attorneys in other areas who were able to provide information and also represent me properly and for a fair price.
Attorneys are happy and eager to work with Dorothy Easley because she is very well respected in the community and very professional.
4. A real personal involvement in my case. Dorothy Easley really took me "under her wing" in this case. She respresented me almost as if I were a close friend or family member. She fought hard for me, told me what I needed to do and answered calls/ emails at all times including weekends, after hours and holidays.
5. A very fair price. This is to date my first major legal situation, and in hiring Dorothy Easley, she suggested that we work on a flat rate based on a number of hours she thought the case would require. Since payment, we have gone well over those hours, however Dorothy continues to work tirelessly under our original agreement.
Although my case is still pending, I can say that I am completely satisfied with Dorothy Easley's legal work whether we win or loose the appeal. If my case, or any appeal case, can be won, Dorothy Easley can make it happen. She has my complete respect as an attorney and faith as a human being.
Posted by Richard
Ms. Easley is the Attorney against whom others should be judged. Ms. Easley is brilliant, passionate, committed to her clients like no one else I've ever met, kind and honest. She won't sugar coat things but you don't want her on the opposition's side. Ms. Easley worked on my case 24/7, was never unavailable. and was always well prepared. And if you ever have the opportunity to see Dorothy Easley in Court, be there. When she speaks, everyone listens and takes her counsel. Ms. Easley has a team of top notch professionals in the background who are as committed and genuine as she is. They make it seem effortless to the client but I know a great deal went on behind the scenes to help Ms. Easley shine and win my case. I can't thank Attorney Easley and her team enough for their work and commitment. Going through a trial is difficult but with Ms. Easley at your side, you cannot be better represented.
Posted by Joseph J.
One of the finest attorneys that I have ever worked with. Very professional, great knowledge of the law, communicates well, always keeping me informed of the progress of our case. Dorothy is not happy with just being good but strives to be beyond excellent. Countless hours of research and just hard work make her the best of the best. She far exceeds expectations. I would highly recommend her especially in the most complex cases. She is an fine example of a great attorney. A credit to her profession.
Posted by Lawrence
Dorothy Easely is a top-notch dedicated professional, who fully commits all of her energies to her client, and works tirelessly to win their case. I was very fortunate to have such a highly credentialed and experienced attorney of her calber to take on my complicated case.
Posted by Jorge
When I first went to her office, I was seeking her legal advice on the Appeal filed by my ex-spouse. It took a while to put this ordeal behind me and I owe it all to her. Meeting after meeting, which ran its course roughly one year, she conducted yourself with professionalism and complete dedication each and every time.
If at any time, I expressed a concern, she put those concerns to rest. I know that she couldn’t guarantee a win-win scenario but to my relief, she did just that. I would highly recommend her to anyone that I know may be going through a similar situation. I understand that there is no certainty when it comes to cases, because it could go either way. However, if anyone is looking for an honest, extremely dedicated, and professional attorney, I would ask them to call her and look no further.