An attorney who takes the time to understand and care.
I contacted Ms. Shartle to represent my wants, needs and concerns in a custody case in which I cannot have legal custody. The mother of my daughter passed away and my daughter was placed in the temporary custody of a family member who did not know my daughter. My sister stepped in and filed for custody to keep my daughter in my family. While Ms. Shartle did not represent my sister, she went out of her way to make sure she understood all of the nuances of the case law and what was able to be done to support my sister getting custody. She took the time to get to know my family and what we would like to see as the outcome. Even when I felt hope was lost and there was no way that anything could change, Ms. Shartle's compassion and care seemed to never waiver. She continued to find what she could file to express my desires in the fate of my daughter. After so many months of filings, status hearings and a DNA test proving I was the father, all of Ms. Shartle's hard work payed off. I received a call from the temporary custodian that she wanted to transfer my daughter into my sister's custody. It seemed as if she could no longer deal with the pressure and persistence from my attorney's determination to see this through. I cannot begin to explain how grateful I am for attorneys like Ms. Shartle who, to be honest, are a dying breed. She is not the in your face type of attorney. Ms. Shartle is the one who looks for the actual problems and does her best to understand and solve them.