I hired Kristine a little over two years ago after firing an attorney who had actively made a complete disaster out of my case. Kristine instantly got to work on cleaning up the mess I was left with……and to date, she is still working as ferociously as she began. I cannot say enough good things about Kristine but will attempt to do so here.
Communication – Kristine is SO on top of communication, and not just with me, but with anything that comes her way about my case. She is constantly checking the court docket and has even relayed information about other cases that I have been dragged into before I even knew it. She copies me on all correspondence about my case to GALS, attorney’s, mediators, and even court administrators. I am never left in the dark about my case with Kristine. There are no surprises when I head to a hearing or trial. She makes no decisions without my input. Any meeting that occurred in chambers or on conference calls, she will immediately relay all that was discussed while I was not present. There have been times during after-hours or on weekends and even holidays where I have needed Kristine, and she has never turned me away.
Motions – Kristine is a wordsmith. She writes excellent motions and has a knack for cleverly delivering just what I need conveyed. She never submits or files anything without my approval. Even if it drives her nuts (which she never lets on to)…..she allows me change the motions until I am fully satisfied. She never gives me grief about it, even if I want to edit it five times. She is patient and truly understands that this is my life, and these things are important to me.
Conduct in trails or at hearings – Kristine is fantastic on her feet. I recently had a VERY important hearing that was granted by the skin of our teeth. At the end of the hearing the Judge asked Kristine and the opposing attorney if they would like to close with a statement. Kristine had nothing written. She spoke completely from her heart and head about my case. Her knowledge of the case was so clear that everything she was saying came out natural and genuine. She knocked it out of the park for me at that hearing, and I am sure that her closing words helped to solidify the favorable outcome that I received after that hearing.
Knowledge of your case – I am continuously impressed with Kristine’s innate ability to retain information about my case. This is such a rare quality in an attorney. Most attorney’s treat you like you are just one of hundreds of clients and they can’t recall anything about your case without referencing an email or note. Not Kristine, she has it all right in her head and at times she has even reminded ME of things about my case that I had forgotten. It’s incredibly helpful to have an attorney who absorbs information about your case, especially when it comes to cross examining witnesses!
Going to bat – She is no doubt a feisty Italian from Boston, need I say more? In my case, my ex is a terror. It feels good to have Kristine observe that and truly understand the crux of who is the cause of most of our issues, and therefore is not afraid to stand up for me, or “go to combat” with my ex on the stand when he is being pompous and impossible.
General care – I went through one of the toughest years of my life. It is not an exaggeration when I say that I could not have made it through without Kristine. She did everything in her power for me when I was at my lowest points in this case. She has gotten to know my family. She believes in me; she believes in my case. Even when I had just had my baby and an important court date was coming up, she came to my home for a meeting, so I didn’t have to find childcare and leave my newborn. She has genuine empathy when things are bad and is right there to rejoice with you when things are good. Kristine is not just my attorney; she has become my friend.
Just hire her. I promise you will not be disappointed in her abilities to fight for you.