|FL||Member in Good Standing||1982||01/30/2017|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||1981|
Posted by Melissa
He was my divorce lawyer, and he treated me like a little woman who didn't know anything. He'd inform me of "my" strategy just before hearings in the courtroom hallway. He refused to fight for timesharing with my children, saying that I just needed closure. He told me I didn't have enough money to prove parental alienation. When the judge made a temporary order giving me more time with my daughter than Attorney Kennedy requested (but still less than what I wanted), Attorney Kennedy tried to block it. He zealously advocated against my position, and he wanted me to pay $300 per hour for him to advocate against me! I had to order a transcript to prove what the judge said (and I was right), and then Attorney Kennedy wrote a timesharing order that was so vague that the police told me it would be difficult to enforce. I finally fired him, one of the best things I ever did in my life. And I represented myself and got the timesharing with my daughter that I wanted, at a level that Attorney Kennedy told me I'd never get and was staunchly unwilling to even request. He even wrote a letter to me saying that it was inappropriate for the judge to give more than what "we" asked for! This man is NOT an advocate. Dealing with him during an already difficult situation was one of the worst experiences of my life. If you want an advocate, someone who respects you, or someone who even cares slightly about your predicament, please run as far away from James Kennedy as you can get.
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