4.5 stars 20 totalReview Colleen Markou
Posted by TJ
I hired Colleen to do an adoption for me and it was completed successfully, couple of sloppy staff paperwork issues that I had to pay for but hey it is what it is and I understand that. She did a good job. Since that time I have referred multiple people over, with one that I know for sure that went through with hiring her, it was a divorce that was handled very well. Over a thousand dollars spent and thousands of dollars in at least one referral that I know of for sure. You would of thought with that type of relationship as a valued customer I would have afforded me a two (2) minute conversation with Colleen for one (1) question on a matter. That was definitely not the case when I called, I was told very mater-of-factually by Katie that even though I am 90 minutes away that I had to schedule an appointment and pay the $185.00 for an hour consult just like everyone else. It was like I was asking for special treatment or something? No just excellent customer service. The sad thing is, if Colleen would have told me, "you know what, you should come down this is something that can't be done in 2 minutes and we should go over it" I would have happily set the appointment and paid. It's unfortunate and it just rubs you the wrong way. In my line of work business is about relationships and I was under the impression that after you work with someone and bring them business you were a valued customer or at least appreciated. That is not the case here. It is very disappointing that her practice, staff or whoever doesn't value continued relationships, and if it is not her, it definitely reflects poorly on her. It is costing her future business.
As I said good attorney and took care of business. So if you want someone to get in and get the job done and move on she is great. Skills are top notch, somewhere something is just lacking, that extra level of customer support that maybe the larger firms have, I don't know, it was just disappointing when you call you get treated that way. In the three (3) hours since with a two (2) minute phone call with another attorney I have found out that the minor issue did need some attention, I have made an appointment with that attorney and will be hiring that attorney. Business is all about Relationships, at least to some it is.
No need to reply. A reply doesn't change the experience. Good luck.
Posted by Brian
Attorney Colleen Markou assisted me through a amicable divorce with respect for the best interests of myself and my family. Since that time, I have sought her advice and counsel on numerous occasions over the last ten years, and have always been impressed by her intelligent and thoughtful advice as well as her experience and skill as both an advocate for her clients and as a mediator. Her ability to see all sides of a dispute and bring about a well-reasoned, thoughtful and mutually-beneficial resolution is superb.
I would highly recommend Colleen M. Markou, and Colleen Markou Law, P.C. to anyone seeking a caring and dedicated advocate or a skilled mediator. She is one of the best.
Posted by anonymous
Colleen helped me in fighting for custody of my son when a previous lawyer told me we didn't have a case. She went above and beyond to make sure I had the time I deserved with my child. I couldn't be more pleased with what she has done for my family and would recommend her to anybody.
Posted by anonymous
We were pleased after our first meeting with her and the adoption went through without much trouble, partly because the other party did not dispute it, so it was a fairly easy case. We are still glad that she was there to help us.
We did feel that there was a lack of communication. We had to keep inquiring about new developments because we would not get updates, and there was a lack of knowledge of court timing on some of the people helping her. We even received wrong information about a different person which made us think that someone had appealed the adoption (someone at the court gave our lawyer information about a different case and our lawyer passed on that information to us without double checking for accuracy).
She was affordable and got things done in a timely fashion, but communication with clients needs to improve.
Posted by Clare
Attorney Markou has been there for me throughout numberous custody, parenting time issues, and child support changes. She is the only attorney that I will use because I believe that she cares about whats best for the kids. She is very supportive of the whats RIGHT! She always makes herself available and has had numberous wins with just my case alone. I HIGHLY recommend attorney Markou to anyone who feels they need advise and/or assistance with child support, parenting time arrangements, and custody. I only wish i knew of her when i filed for divorce in 2008. She's a GREAT attorney.
Posted by Nancy
Colleen Markou worked with me for a post divorce alimony case.. She was able to make me feel comfortable going back to court with an ex that had been abusive. She was also able to recover a large amount of back payments from him. She is very professional and honest in what she can and cannot do.
I was so pleased with her that I referred her to my daughter and would refer her to any of my friends or colleagues.
Posted by Maggie
After a complete lack of representation from my first attorney I hired Colleen and she willingly picked up the reins. She worked continuously to rebuild the lack of trust I felt towards attorneys in general. She returned calls, e-mails, and responded To legal correspondence immediately. My case was settled in mediation within 6 months of hiring Colleen. She walked me through the process, gave good advice, gave me much needed support, and represented me to the BEST of her ability. I would recommend Colleen for ANY family law needs and I am happy to now call her my "friend". I am blessed to know that she will continue to represent me in my custody case as it evolves.
Posted by Theresa
Colleen is a go getter! She was recommended to me by a good friend who got tired of listening to me complain about my previous attorney. From my consultation to today, I have been extremely happy with her services. Because of Colleen's expertise and her passion for helping people, she was able to get the appropriate parenting time for my daughters and me. Colleen has given me the confidence to go after what is right. I highly recommend her to fight for you and your family!
Posted by Ray and Laura
Colleen Markou is an amazing Lawyer. She was able to help my husband get sole custody of his son and also helped get the parenting time we wanted. Colleen is extremly trustworthy, hard working, honest and confident in her abilities to get the job done. We could not have asked for a better lawyer!!
Posted by anonymous
I hired Colleen to take care of several matters for me. One was dealing with a collection dispute. The other was working with FOC to reestablish and review my current child support order. In both cases I was very glad that I had Colleen on my side. She was professional and efficient. My cases were handled promptly and I was kept informed of where I stood each step of the way. If I had any questions, either Colleen or her assistant were available to answer them.
Working through legal matters is never fun. However, Colleen made the process much easier than I had thought it was going to be. I would recommend Colleen to anyone who needs legal counsel. She's worth her weight in gold.