Posted by kristijrn
At first, Vanessa seemed like a very nice and caring attorney, but I must be honest in my criticisms of her. 1.) I hired her for Family Law matters. She is a general practice attorney and, in my opinion, she does. NOT have adequate knowledge in this area 2.) She is very disorganized. I would send her important documents or tell her vital matters that she would almost immediately forget. I would then have to PAY for her time while explaining things to her which I had already provided and reviewed. 3.) I did alot of research on my own case and would ask her about taking certain actions. She would tell me that it could "not be done." Later, I found out that not only were many of my ideas viable, but if Vanessa had done what I had asked, there would have been much less damage done. 4.) She focuses alot on getting paid. At one point, I had already paid thousands of dollars and she had done almost nothing. She claimed she wanted another $2000 in 3 days time, or she would drop my case ON the court date. 5.) I am a female. I later found out that Vanessa advertises as a "father's rights attorney." 6.) I ended up losing every aspect of my case while a client of Vanessa's. Several months later, I hired a new, very good attorney who reviewed what Vanessa had and had not done. The new attorney agreed that Vanessa had been very negligent with my case. I ended up spending thousands more to reverse all the damage that was done, but I finally prevailed with the aid of a new lawyer.