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     4.5 stars 17 total

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  • Look Elsewhere

    1.0 star

    Posted by a client

    Other than a free consultation, we never saw her. We were charged for every phone call, every email she wrote, every letter she wrote, which exhausted the entire retainer. We primarily went through assistant's.
    Ms. Saunders advice and recommendations did not pan out, and she did not want to explore other options in order to help the child involved.
    We ended up with no retainer money left when the court day approached, and within 48 hours we had another attorney who stepped in and helped us gain custody rights.
    I called her office after the court date to give them information I had received on our case that her office had no clue about.
    Ms. Saunders basically got her money, wrote some emails, filed a custody order (which she advised would definitely work and did not), billed us up and dropped off.
    A complete waste of our time and money.

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    Camellia Saunders’s response: “Yes. Attorneys bill clients for work done on their case and that includes phone calls, emails, writing letters as well as drafting legal documents and making court appearances. Hence the legal term "billable hours". A client's retainer may get them through the finalization of their case and then again it may not. That will simply depend on the specific facts of each case and no case is exactly alike. A retainer is only a rough estimate of the potential cost of a case and is rarely an exact science. An attorney cannot effectively practice law without the help of other legal professionals which include paralegals and legal assistants. However, meeting with me is as simple as calling my office and making an appointment. It is that easy. I have never refused to meet with any client at any time when asked to do so. The attorney-client relationship is like any other relationship. Sometimes everyone is on the same page and sometimes they are not. Some attorney-client relationships work exceptionally well and some don't. I will always be honest with my client's and advise them as to how I see things. That does not mean my client will always like what I have to say or agree with my position on their case. A client always has the option of finding a different attorney that they feel is a better fit for them. It happens all the time. However, this is in no way a negative reflection on me or my office.”
  • Wonderful

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Sandra

    If you seek a kind, considerate, attorney; then look no further than Camillia Saunders. She is the one for you.

    She has been very patient with me and my case. My court date had to change three times due to me being the hospital. Plus, I wasn't the sweetest person in the world.

    She took everything in stride and got me through the divorce. She is also knowledgeable and her fees are reasonable.

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  • SO THANKFUL

    5.0 stars

    Posted by JASON

    I CAN NOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT CAMELLIA SAUNDERS. SHE IS A WONDERFUL ATTORNEY. SHE WAS ALWAYS STRAIGHT FOWARD WITH ME. BUT SHE WAS VERY COMPASSIONATE WITH ME WHEN I BROKE DOWN. SHE MADE SURE I DID NOT LOOSE CUSTODY OF MY DAUGHTER. I CAN NOT THANK HER ENOUGH

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  • Everything you could wish for in an attorney

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    Posted by Emily

    I started out so lost. Then a friend recommended Camellia Saunders. From the moment we meet I knew she was the lawyer I needed and wanted. Camellia made me feel my case was important and that she genuinely cared and felt she could help. And she did. As an attorney she is wise, fierce, trustworthy, and compassionate. I was very impressed. I hope to never need an attorney again however, if I do it will be Camellia Saunders. I will always recommend her.

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  • Worth every dime!!!

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    Posted by Kacie

    I was facing a 60-day relocation case. My husband accepted a job out of state so I had to notify my childs father of the relocation and he opposed our move. We had very little time to get all of this straightened out because my husband was already out of state starting his job while I stayed home with my children till the court case was heard. Camellia and her assistant Karen, were fantastic with communicating with me, returning my phone calls and talking through all the legal language. Camellia jumped in feet first into my case, took charge over the court scheduling, mediation and really showed her knowledge of the Knox county court system. We ended up in court 2 days after our mediation did not accomplish our goal. Camellia took the entire day to prepare every detail to argue with the opposing counsel. She killed every argument the other side had to opposing our relocation and tore into every personal detail that showed the judge there was no reason for us NOT to relocate. Camellia was extremely knowledgeable, aggressive (at the right times), responsive and trustworthy. All of this was accomplished within a month! I have dealt with 2 other attorneys who worked on other issues of child custody for us and they didn't accomplish anything in over 2 years! Camellia took my case to heart and saved my family from what could have been a nightmare. She is worth every dime and more.I would recommend her to everyone I know, just not my enemies!

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  • Cunning, Clever, Competent Attorney

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    Posted by Michelle

    Ms. Saunders took my case when the state child support office failed to get any results after about ten years. She was cunning and creative in seeing that the other party, although out of state, was served, even after he and his spouse dodged the servers on more than one occasion. Ms. Saunders went above and beyond for me and my child, and was patient with me even when I got frustrated and acted out of line. I would highly recommend her as an attorney. She got me a child support order finally and got it adjusted to reflect the past ten years of neglect on the part of the father. Words can not express our gratitude.

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  • Truly Justice

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    Posted by Donna

    Eight long years had passes since I had seen my daughter. Her father has moved away with her after our divorce and refused to tell me where he was living. This had completely crushed me and I did not have any hopes of seeing her again. However, it turned out that his family did not agree with what he had done and what he was continuing to do. One of them ended up contacting me and gave me all of the information that I need to seek custody of my child. My daughter grew up believing that i did not love her and did not want her which broke my heart to the end. We bonded quickly and easily and i knew that I had to fight for her no matter what the cost. I knew I had an uphill battle but pursued custody all the same. Needless to say, my ex's family members fought me tooth and nail and I had serious doubts and concerns about whether I could truly prevail. I found Ms. Saunders on this site and called her up immediately. I knew she was the attorney for me the moment I spoke with her on the telephone. She was no nonsense, direct, and honest. She gave me the confidence I needed to fight for my daughter and stood by me every step of the way. She always kept me informed and spent countless hours talking to me and calming my fears. On the actual day of the trial, I was extremely terrified. My hands were shaking and I could barely speak, but the moment i saw her walking towards me, I knew that she would not let me down and let me down, she did not. Ms. Saunders walked into the courtroom and took charge. She let the other attorney know right away that she meant business and was not intimidated. After a long hearing the Judge awarded me custody of my daughter to everyone else's surprise. The only one who was not surprised was Ms. Saunders. My daughter came home with me that day and has been here ever since. We owe everything to Ms. Saunders and I can not begin to thank her for all she has done. I would recommend Ms. Saunders to anyone who is truly seeking justice for themselves and especially their children.

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  • Above and Beyond

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Andy B.

    Not being from Knoxville left us with a difficult task of finding a reliable attorney. When we began our search, we ran across Camellia's profile which motivated us to want to go in for a consultation. When we sat down with her and laid out the details of our situation, we felt like she took the case and made it her own. Whilst the court system can be daunting with an attorney, it can be even more frustrating without one. Camellia demonstrated her adept knowledge of the law, as well as her persistence in getting things done on our behalf. What could've taken years to fix had she not been involved, took roughly 5 months, and thats only because of the courts lack of responsibility in getting us on the dockets. I highly recommend Camellia, if you are in need of someone who understands the law, affordable, as well as someone who will work profusely to get the job done.

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  • Child Support

    1.0 star

    Posted by a Family client

    Total waste of time, effort and money. Showed up 45 mins late for court, not prepared for court, didn't know why we were in court even though she set the date/time, was using google in court because she was not prepared, continued to charge for glancing at my case file when no progress was shown, charged me for other people calling her "just to talk" about my case waaayy too often to be true, couldn't follow instructions given and even when asked for copies of my case file failed to even respond. No one around to anwer phones over 3/4 the time. Without ANY work done to my case. Literally nothing was done to my case $6,000 later. After trying my best to work with her and just get the job done. I finally had to fire her. I had a lot of faith in her because of her resume. But I would only recommend her as a lawyer to my enemies never my friends or family.

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    Camellia Saunders’s response: “I am very much aware of who this particular client is despite the fact that they failed to provide their name. While I could list all of the difficulties I had representing and dealing with this particular client, I refuse to lower myself to that level. However, I will say that this client made similar negative, malicious, and derogatory comments about others involved in their case. Therefore, I take this review with a grain of salt, and so should anyone else reading it.”
  • best lawyer i have had the pleasure to use

    5.0 stars

    Posted by paul

    ms saunders is extremely proffesional, knowledgable and very tenacious in court. i had to use her for visitation/custody and recieved a fairer treatment then the original order. she was even willing to work with me with my limited resources. i would recommend her to anyone in her area and surrounding counties. you would be hard pressed to find a better lawyer. i had to use her services out of state ( i live in N.Y.) and she was extremely helpful to the situation, i being military. kept me well informed telephonically, only had to appear once in court. thank you ms saunders for everything.

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