Posted by anonymous
HIGHLY RECOMMEND Deborah Thomson.
She helped me escape an abusive marriage and fought HARD for my rights as a mother!
Posted by GARY
With Deborah Thomson, I found the legal representation I was looking and hoping for. Ms. Thomson and her staff got me through a rough, long, drawn out divorce. Ms. Thomson was recommended to me from a colleague and I was represented better than I expected. My needs were put first and I was treated as a friend rather than a figure. My opinions and thoughts were valued, my questions answered and doubts were reassured. Ms. Thomson not only build a strong case but also followed up and supported the case and myself throughout the process.
Ms. Thomson fought hard for me and went above and beyond and did everything she could to ensure a great outcome. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney or law firm. Ms. Thomson kept me informed throughout the process and was highly organized and prepared for all court appearances. Ms. Thomson also referred an excellent mediator that was used to complete the divorce.
Ms. Thomson is a talented, honest and experienced lawyer. She was available on a daily basis and responded directly to my questions promptly and professionally. She showed her best at all times of honesty, integrity, and transparency. I was always treated first class and like I was family. I can’t thank Ms. Thomson and her firm enough for helping me through this ordeal. My experience with Ms. Thomson has been excellent, and I am very glad I chose to work with Ms. Thomson and The Women’s Law Group. I would recommend Ms. Thomson and WLG firm to anyone needing a good attorney.
Posted by Amanda
I am very thankful to Deborah for all of her help with my divorce. She did an amazing job talking me through everything and explaining the process along the way. She was able to help facilitate a marriage settlement in my case that was fair for both sides. She was very easy to talk to, and always made me feel like I was a very important client. The ladies in her office also represent her well and were always willing to help in any way. I would recommend Deborah to any one looking for a caring attorney who makes you feel like you are more than just a name on a page. The process of getting a divorce is not easy or pleasant, however she made it as painless as possible. Thank you Deborah!
Posted by Santiago
Moving to divorce is a tremendous decision. Choosing the best attorney to represent you is another. Those of us who are divorced understand the importance of having a steadfast and reliable attorney to help navigate the emotional and legal shock of ending a marriage. Having endured that process, I can unconditionally and confidently say that family law attorneys don’t come any better than Mrs. Deborah Thomson.
Throughout the process, Mrs. Thomson was genuinely involved with my case. She was timely, responsive and sensitive to my needs. For me, what truly set her above her peers was her ability to help me manage my expectations DESPITE my emotional state. Her expert knowledge and experience in family law made me very comfortable with her legal advice. Although truly representing you, Mrs. Thomson will not tell you what you wish to hear but instead competently guides you to reach a settlement that is genuinely in your best interest. BY NO MEANS does this mean that she settles. I personally witnessed her fierce, yet professional tenacity in my defense and her adamant refusal to allow me to accept less. She simply wouldn’t allow it. Forthright, honest and compassionate, Mrs. Thomson is a pillar of her profession.
Just as impressive is her paralegal Mrs. Susan Caudill. Mrs. Caudill was absolutely a joy to work with throughout. Mrs. Caudill is the epitome of responsiveness, organization and compassion. Her understanding and patience with me created a sense of calm that made me feel welcomed and supported. Priceless!
Is there life after the pain of divorce…yes…and it begins with Mrs. Deborah Thomson and the Women’s Law Group.
Posted by Theresa
I have had Deborah Thomson represent me in a divorce recently. She was professional, timely, articulate and supportive of me through the process. My ex-husband's lawyer tried to drag out the scheduling of the final case hearing, and Deborah and her staff (equally professional and detail-oriented) quickly communicated with the other office that it was not acceptable, and ensured that the originally scheduled case hearing was kept.
I would highly recommend Deborah Thomson and her office as a lawyer.
Posted by Kristen
Debbie was a fantastic lawyer during this very difficult time of my life. She not only was professional but very emotionally supportive. I would highly recommend Debbie to anyone needing a lawyer!
Posted by Kathy
Ms. Thomson handled my divorce case. At the consultation, she immediately put me at ease, clearly outlined my options, and listened to me. Throughout the procedure she was always available to answer questions and concerns. I was always apprised of each step in the process. I emailed her with changes, and within a day there were revised and returned to me. That allowed my divorce to be finalized within 4 months of my initial visit. She is a caring and dedicated professional I will highly recommend to any and all.
Posted by C.L.
Divorce is emotionally and financially draining. Florida is a no fault state and Hillsborough County Family Court does not decide on custody but on time-sharing. That means if your spouse cheats on you that you can’t sue him for it and get full custody of the kids- you have to agree to split time and responsibilities.
I called Women’s Law Group and had first contact with Susan. She is a very warm, motherly type who immediately makes you feel welcome and cared about. I had no idea what to expect throughout the entire process and scoured the internet for information. At my first meeting with Deborah Thomson, she listened to my story and presented my options. She was very honest that the court requires mediation and both parties are encouraged to resolve the business issues via this route. Deborah was very straightforward and told me what my best options would be to keep costs at a minimum and to keep the decisions with us instead of the mercy of a judge.
Unfortunately, I had a spouse who refused to negotiate much. Mediation took all day and the only thing we could agree on was that he had to leave the home but I had to pay him alimony. Fortunately, we got the price down significantly and it was worth it to get him out (the only other way to have him removed would have been if he physically abused us). He wanted complete financial support and full access to our infant daughter. It was a ridiculous proposal and I was not going to budge. The thing I discovered he’d been purchasing and abusing street drugs while she was in his care so I didn’t want him alone with her.
Low and behold, his lawyer fired him and he wouldn’t mediate any further so, we ended up going to trial. I was terrified that the judge would give him what he wanted. Deborah fought hard for me though. She was very invested in my case and found legal precedent to allow us access to my spouse’s medical records. That gave us the evidence we needed, to not only present a strong case to the judge, but to also collect a strong deposition supporting the facts. The judge did rule in my favor – he stopped alimony and granted a few hours of supervised visitation, but allowed my spouse to rehabilitate himself with several requirements after which he could petition the court for more access to our child.
Finally, I am in the military but could not get approval for relocation at the time of the divorce. Once I got orders I again employed Deborah. She helped me navigate this process as well and I was able to move with my daughter.
I can tell you that I spent a lot of money, especially since we went to trial. Legal services aren’t cheap, plus you pay court fees and the mediator. Deborah didn’t try to swindle me- she always presented the best options for my situation. I did take out loans and borrowed from family but IT WAS COMPLETELY WORTH IT. Remember that you have to be honest with yourself and your lawyer and you have work to do too. It’s time consuming, gut wrenching, and exhausting. When you have questions or doubts call Susan at Women’s Law Group. Let Deborah fight for you, I’m so glad that I did. It was probably the most important decision of my life.
Posted by anonymous
I used Ms. Thomson in a family law case. Although she seems highly knowledgeable and a good counselor I found her to be highly disorganized. This disorganization comes out in the courtroom as a lack of confidence and skill. I did not care for her style of responsiveness with paperwork and care for the client. I eventually found another lawyer where I was happy with the results.
Posted by anonymous
Deborah Thomson is an excellent attorney. Ms. Thomson handled my modification of visitation and child support. Her experience and knowledge of the law is evident in the courtroom and I felt confident knowing she was representing me. She answered my questions in a timely manner and constantly kept me informed. In addition, her empathy and concern meant so much to me during an extremely stressful time. I cannot say enough good things about her and I highly recommend her!!