4.5 stars 37 totalReview Anne Harvey
Posted by anonymous
Getting divorced? If you want sympathy, talk to a friend or find a DivorceCare group. If you want psychoanalysis, see a shrink. If you want sound legal advice, hire Anne. She also gave me good financial advice for the settlement phase, such as dividing pre-tax vs. post-tax money and keeping track of what goes on the Montgomery County PRO site. She gives you the information you need to hear and allows you to make informed decisions. Admittedly, I didn't take 100% of her advice, but I hold myself accountable for that outcome in which I kept what was most important to me. Over 6 months has passed since my divorce was final, and in hindsight I believe I truly hired the right lawyer for me.
Posted by Dennis Custer
Anne has been there for us from the beginning; from custody matters to name change trial. Anne knows what questions to ask and she will represent and be responsive to all matters. If you are going the long haul for truth with your children and family, Anne will work in your best interests. Thank you Anne.
Posted by Richie
My ongoing experience with Anne has been amazing to say the least...
Anne has been supporting me on my ongoing divorce and custody needs on and off for the last few years. Without her, my experience with this process would have been a horrible mess. Anne is very strong in her knowledge and skill-set for providing legal advice and legal leadership. I trust Anne's knowledge and experience 100% as she displays a very high level of knowledge and strategy in the court room. This lady and her staff offers PREMIUM service. There is never a time where I have been disappointed and trust me, there were several opportunities. Spend the money, buy the PREMIUM experience and trust up front and never look back. Thanks Anne for your help, your part of our family in which we hold a very special bond, and we appreciate everything you do for us.
Posted by anonymous
Straight shooter. Told me what I needed to hear not necessarily what I wanted to hear. Then worked diligently to get me the best possible agreement. Expertly guided me through the entire process. Exceeded my expectations!
Posted by Melissa
I have experienced a divorce that lasted years. My ex is ruthless and abusive. I walked into Anne's office and knew she was the lawyer I needed. She talked straight and has never fed me what I wanted to hear. She is level headed and reasonable and helped me legally, she protected me, she became my friend. She isn't a hand holder but she will stand by you. She will defend you. And she wins.
Posted by Brandon
Anne was my divorce lawyer and did an amazing job for me. She will talk in detail about all of your needs and give you the honest truth about expectations and move forward for what you would like to do. She is very honest, realistic, and professional. She also has a great team of paralegals that are very friendly and can help answer questions and get you in touch with anne for when you really need it. Worth every penny and I hope I never have to do it again but if I did, Ms. Harvey is the one.
Posted by Brian
Anne was incredibly effective in what proved to be a much trickier divorce (due to opposing counsel) than it should have been. I appreciated her guidance and direct communication style -- in these situations, you really do want to know exactly what is going on and what the likely outcomes are.
I would definitely recommend Anne to anyone seeking representation!
Posted by Tara
I paid $275 for a consultation with Anne, after being told she was taking new clients . When I called back to retain her, I was told then that she was not taking any new clients. I asked for a refund of $275 and was told no because she probably gave me legal advice. I informed the lady on the phone that Anne didn't actually give me any legal advice because there was so much to my case and I had talked the whole time besides Anne asking a few questions and so no legal advice was given to me. I was told she still would not refund my $275 for the consultation. I paid the $275 for the consultation only because I knew I wanted to retain her, and that had to be the first step in the process. Very disappointed I threw $275 down the drain and definitely would not have paid that if I knew they were going to turn around and then say they weren't taking new clients.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Anne because years ago she demonstrated remarkable integrity.
This time around things were funny. Anne seemed incapable of taking obvious initiatives, even ones we'd foreseen and agreed on, and she seemed helpless in the face of opposing counsel. Worse, as other reviews of her claim, she seemed obliging in revealing important details to opposing counsel.
The ex had a pattern of abuse in their family which I desired evaluated, not as an accusation, but for reassurance-obviously our relation was strained. Anne had the court appoint, at my expense, someone who was not qualified to do such an evaluation, and returned useless testimony. I discovered that they were incapable during my interview-after I'd paid for it.
In the mean time, I gather evidence of abuse, and general mistreatment of the children, such as their not being fed, social problems, allowing one sibling to mistreat the other, it's not conclusive evidence, but it was physical evidence-better than words alone.
Son of a gun if this never makes it into my presentation, but the ex claims these same things, without that evidence, and it sails right through court.
How this looks to me (my bias): Like Anne warned opposing counsel we had this evidence.
How this looks to court (as I see it): When my assertions go to court: I am making disingenuous identical claims because the ex made them first.
Allegations by the ex also sail right through court, despite even police reports to the contrary.
Anne's response-if there was one, was 'it doesn't matter-we'll get it next time.' Except, next time opposing counsel was running the show again.
Anne did not subpoena critical evidence to the case despite repeated requests to do so. I had to acquire police reports as well. She did not seem to advocate evidence she was supplied with, which, on two occasions was public domain.
An important aside: I acquired a substantial sum of money, I was charged an unprecedented 3x her normal monthly fee, but I didn't see any extra work had been performed.
Finally, the case turns a corner: New evidence, review by real experts, and Anne says directly: She will not present the evidence, and that experts will cost too much to get to court. She had been consulting with them during the process, and a path that didn't involve “too much” was available, had she but advised it. She had spent thousands of dollars in a process where she was the key advisor, then declared the approach was useless! Almost in the same breath, she told me opposing counsel's approach was our way forward.
Yes, read that again. She continued that even if my children were being mistreated, the court would still give them to the ex.
Summary: As other reviewers have said; she makes a mess then runs. Anne seemed be being played by the opposing counsel and helpless to prevent them from running the show. Attacks that would be defeated 'next time,' were never even addressed, then she'd be distracted by opposing counsel's next approach, and the pattern repeated.
Posted by Robin
Anne Harvey is wonderful. We had a legal emergence on 12/26/15, the day after Christmas and a Saturday on top of that. I didn't know where to turn. I called and left a message with Anne and within 5 minutes she called us back. She was able to get us the information and legal advice we needed in a hurry. On Monday we met in the office and took care of what needed to be done. I don't know what we would have done that weekend is it wasn't for Anne Harvey and her staff.