4.0 stars 27 totalReview Carol Risk
Posted by T.M.B.
In 2014 Carol represented me in a fairly straight-forward divorce where my ex-husband and I were able to quickly compromise on all issues - asset/debt division, custody, etc. After the divorce, while my ex and I weren't friends we did have a relationship in which we were able to discuss and compromise on any issues that arose, mainly because I would give in in the hope of maintaining a peaceful and positive relationship for our kids.
In November 2016 my ex wanted me to give him the children 100% off the time (we had a true 50/50 parenting schedule), reduce his child support and asked me to pay 50% of a $12k debt from the time of our marriage that had already been divided in our agreement. I reached a point where giving in was not in the best interest of the children and denied his requests. That began a 6 month court process.
I work in the legal industry but that didn't fully prepare me for the intense emotional roller coaster that followed. But throughout the process I had Carol Risk and thank goodness I did.
Carol was knowledgeable about not only the issues of law involved in my case but also about the local rules and the court process. In the courtroom it was obvious that Carol was the more knowledgeable family law attorney as she raised objections, cited law and questioned witnesses.
But beyond her knowledge and excellent courtroom ability Carol cared about my case. I understand she couldn't be there every time I had doubts and questions because I'm not her only client, but she was there when needed with excellent advice like how to communicate with my ex and the best way to position myself in light of the pending court hearings throughout the process.
When I finally stopped trying to run my own case and listened to Carol and allowed the court process to unfold I actually felt better and my case progressed.
We won on all issues and I am so thankful to Carol Risk for being such a zealous advocate for me and my children and for being the kind of woman that will tell me when to get out of my own way.
Posted by anonymous
She will lie to your face to get your money..So, you will sign a contract with her. After contract is sign your on your own. She didn't to anything we asked for, She will make deals with the other lawyers without you knowing what is said. It took me almost two yrs to get Divorce but I had to fired her to get it done...Does not return phone calls. Charges for all phone calls made to her office because she knows you will keep calling to get in contact with her. She forgot about one of my court appears, I had to call her to tell her after she just left the court house. So much I wish I could tell anyone that wants to hire her....JUST DONT DO IT....SHE IS NOT WORTH THE MONEY SHE CHARGES..
Posted by anonymous
Had not seen my children in nearly 7 months and was seeking a lawyer to file a motion for me to have visitation with them. I met with Carol and she seemed genuinely interested in helping me, and convinced me to hire her. I paid her a $1,000 retainer and from there she practically disappeared. About a month passed by after I hired her with no communication whatsoever, no call, no text, no email. Nothing. I began to call her office at least once a week to see if the motion I had requested had been filed yet. Carol NEVER answers the phone and is always "out of the office", "in court", or "unavailable". She has a secretary named Susan that takes all the phone calls. More months passed by, no response from Carol and more excuses from the secretary. I called on a daily basis at one point trying to get her to return my phone calls. After 6 months of excuses Carol had failed to return any of my calls, and ultimately failed to file the motion the I paid her to do, the motion she said she would file when I hired her. Hiring Carol costed me $1,000 that I will never get back, but more importantly it costed me time with my children that I'll also never get back. Definitely the worst legal service I have ever received, obviously a person of very low integrity and low values. She will lie and say anything to get that retainer fee from you, and after that she is literally non existent. Please do not put your future relationship with your children in the hands of Carol Risk. Only gave 1 star because its the lowest I could give, she deserves 0 stars. You will have more success representing yourself. DO NOT HIRE.
Posted by anonymous
Needed Carol's help to avoid a court date for a moving violation. Hired on a Tuesday and my court date was that Friday. She made a call and sent a couple of emails to the prosecutor and my case was dismissed!!! She is very thorough and professional! I will absolutely use her again if needed.
Posted by Mark
Hello, my name is mark and for the past six years I have been in one of the most disguting and crazy custody battle. It started out as me just fighting to establish my rights and parenting time. During this time I dealt with 3 different lawyers that were pitiful and no more fought for me than a bug fighting a shoe that is squishing it. Needles to say one day after an extremely unfair decision in court while i was walking back to my car i saw ms. Risk law firm
I walked in that door and my life has been better ever since. Im not going to say it was easy and Carol assured me it wouldnt be and continued to encourage me to not give up. Slowly but surely after 4 more years we gained little by little. Finally i almost have my son completely thanks to some awesome attorney work and some poor decisions by my sons mother. I couldnt recommend a better lawyer or person.
Posted by Mike
Carol helped me get full custody of my daughter and was a constant professional as well as a great listener. I highly recommend Carol as a lawyer and feel very fortunate to have had her help me and my family.
Posted by anonymous
Over $1,200 later she did not do virtually anything that i requested. She failed to file a motion for custodial interference, therefore, the judge had to specifically tell her to do so. I had to request on occasions that she file a motion for child support. Neither her nor her office had any clue that my final court case had been scheduled during my case management conference. Carol insisted that that date was not an actual hearing date (a second out or something. Furthermore, Carol failed to submit my discovery documents back to opposing counsel at all! I provided answers/documentation to all discover requests. She also failed to conduct her own discovery request that I specifically submitted questions for. Her communication was beyond the worst that in have experienced in my entire life. I fired her for lack of progress and her terrible communication. I hired a new attorney that promptly informed me that the date that Carol stated was not an official hearing date was in fact my final court hearing to complete my divorce/custody case. Carol spend about 6 months not doing anything but draining my pocket. My new attorney did everything that Carol was supposed to do and did it within 2 weeks and got me the results that benefited my children and I by reaching and agreement before the final hearing . Carol simply drug my case out, absorbed my money and would have continued to do so. If you want am attorney that doesn't communicate well with her clients or opposing counsel than she is the one. If you want to spend money on unnecessary litigation, she is the one. From my experience with her, I would not even recommend her if she was free.
Posted by anonymous
I had a very unusual case with regards to an Ex Girlfriend. I was served on a thursday did some research and Carol was recommended through a family member. They vetted her and said she is the best one to go to in this geographical area. I talked to her and hired her after a phone consultation, She knew exactly the case and was through in her research of not only the facts she needed but sorted through all the extra I kept brining up. Carol could see I was a fish out of water and put me at ease while she reviewed the facts with me. This was all over Email and phone conversation since I live in California.
The day of the case I arrived in Kentucky after Traveling all night and morning. We went over some final notes and looked over the evidence against me. She said this is easy to beat. We swore in and started the actual review of the case, Carol established the lines she needed to maneuver in and started diminishing the petitioners evidence, blowing huge chunks out of the case that was brought against me. By the time the Petitioner was done the judge had Already Ruled the Case Dismissed.
All in all I spent 18 hours traveling for 20 minutes in a court room, to have the case dismissed by the skill and diligence of Carol. I can not recommend her enough to you if you have a case, that needs serious attention, this is the Lawyer you need.
Posted by Traci
If I had to choose one word to describe Carol and The Risk Firm it would be phenomenal!! I retained Ms. Risk to defend me in a family court matter. Her confidence and comfort level in the courtroom is impressive to say the least. She was assertive, not the slightest bit apprehensive about speaking up, and had a no-nonsense approach in dealing with the other side. I desperately wanted to find an attorney that would make sure my voice was heard and fight for what I thought was right for me and my kids. Carol did exactly that.
Carol’s confidence and grounded disposition outside of court helped calm my anxieties and fears. She was prepared and focused on getting the job done and she did it with ease. Very talented attorney who I hold in great esteem and would highly recommend.
Posted by Lindsay D.
Carol and her firm team are professional, thorough, and care completely about not only your wants but your needs and she/they study, fight and work hard to get the case won and closed ASAP! You can tell she truly cares. And her or her team are always on call or are easy to contact at all times. Thank you guys for all you've done to help with my case! Life changing.