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Posted by Invictus
I became a client of Ms. O'Connor's after a prolonged attempt to leave an abusive relationship. I had multiple safety concerns about shared parenting issues and my ex was very resistant to participating in mediation. My case went all the way to a two day trial. Ms. O'Connor's attention to detail and trial preparation was intense. She is incredibly ethical and fair in regards to billing (which is hard to find with an attorney). She will give you a realistic feedback about which battles are worth fighting and which are simply a waste of resources.
Ms. O'Connor does not give false promises - and her honesty will save you money. She is a a litigator that is truly invested in fighting for what is in children's best interests. Her military, law enforcement, and child welfare background, demonstrate that she is willing to work for what is right. This passion shows through in her trial prep and strong delivery in the court house. She is well respected within the courthouse and is known for being on time and being prepared.
My case was complicated and prolonged. I had consulted over 6 area attorneys before retaining Ms. O'Connor. She was the only counsel who gave me an approach that was realistic for me. If you are looking for a no-nonsense, ethical litigator for family court issues (who will care about you case), I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Jordan
I have used Kerry for the past four years for a variety of circumstances. She goes above and beyond every time and gets the job done no matter what. I recommend her to anybody in legal trouble, especially Law Enforcement officers who need help and are being bullied by their agencies!
Posted by AJD
I had the opportunity to first meet Ms. O’Connor to assist with employment disciplinary issues. Ms. O’Connor is very knowledgeable in the Officer Bill of Rights, which ensures that a law enforcement agency internal affairs agency remains in check and does not crucify a law enforcement officer without due process. Although I was disciplined, my ultimate goal as a client was to retain my job and she ensured this was the outcome. Ms. O’Connor is very law enforcement friendly and well known in the law enforcement community.
Ms. O’Connor was the first person I ran to when my ex served me with paperwork. I set up my consult and Ms. O’Connor was able to take the time to review my case and gave me hope. Ms. O’Connor is an “Epic” attorney in the courtroom, mainly because of the long hours she spends on trial prep prior to your date in trial. Ms. O’Connor was able to help me stay on track during mediation and lock my ex into many things such as “Shared Parental Decision Making”, and equal overnight time sharing.
Ms. O’Connor is a father friendly attorney, so if any guys are looking for an aggressive attorney I highly recommend her. Nothing brings me more satisfaction then seeing the look on my ex’s face when knowing she did not get the upper hand in court. A lot of people may only have one chance to fight for their kids; if you need an attorney then Ms. O’Connor is for you. Reading some of the other postings on this AVVO about Ms. O’Connor, I can’t help but crack as smile as I read the posting “Great as my ex’s attorney.”
A lot of attorneys can put up a good show by blasting off motions after motions. It gives me great satisfaction when I see Ms. O’Connor challenge any incoming frivolous motions presented by my ex’s opposing counsel. During my trial, Ms. O’Connor had the opportunity to proffer against my opposing counsel. I was completely blown away, all the hours she put into my trial preparation paid off. She was able to speak exactly how she pleads on her paperwork. She does not use cookie cutter pleadings most attorneys use during the initial filing phase. I mention this because the wording Ms. O’Connor uses is verbatim from the pleadings she files with the court. In closing, ask yourself if you want a courtroom warrior such as Ms. O’Connor who will spend the time reviewing several hours before mediation or preparing days before a trial or hearing; or do you want an attorney who will meet with you 30 minutes before your trial/hearing/mediation date to discuss what your hoping to achieve?
One can compare a child paternity or divorce case similar to an all out war. With that being said, I would definitely want Ms. O’Connor on my side and ready for battle. As a single dad, I am so thankful for the fight Ms. O’Connor put up for me and my children every day. I owe so much to her because I would absolutely DREAD if my ex had an attorney like Ms. O’Connor in her corner. If you think you have a complex case, I suggest you set up a consult with Ms. O’Connor. Upon walking out of her conference room, she will give you hope and confidence.
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