4.5 stars 9 totalReview Mary McSwain
Posted by R
I rarely leave bad reviews for anything, but Mary was very disappointing. In my personal opinion, she gained my trust and then majorly failed me. My case was domestic, I was pregnant and she had me leave my home the night before she went on vacation to Europe. The next morning there was an emergency hearing. The lawyer she used to represent me when she was gone had me meet her 10 minutes before trial to go over my case. I was not prepared at all, the lawyer did not litigate and I lost temporary custody of my son due to the lies of my ex husband. My bill was ran up very high that day. I had to go on leave from work for bed rest and then had my child who needed to stay in the nicu. That, along with an unpaid maternity leave, left me scraping to get by. I did not have the money to pay Mary. She then had a male lawyer call me repeatedly in an attempt to collect $6000, while taking care of a sick newborn, so she then sued me for the money in small claims court. I did not show up to court so she had the judge put a lien on my house. I had sent Mary emails, she knew what was going on, she knew I had no money, I begged her to reconsider court. Mary was very cold, and apathetic after my trial. She showed no remorse for leaving me with poor representation and during such an emotional time that was very upsetting. I developed ulcers from all the stress of being sued and taking care of two children under 3. It was not a joyous time, because of the stress she caused that whole year with my children was a blur and Ive lost that time of their youth forever....I can NEVER get that back. So the price of using Mary cost me much more than any monetary value. This was over two years ago. I just want to make sure this doesn't happen again to another helpless person. Be very careful who you choose.
Posted by anonymous
Mary did an outstanding job handling my divorce. She was very realistic and honest with me regarding my expectations and explaining the pros and cons of the issues as they arose. Her guidance proved to be necessary as it surfaced many times when tough choices had to be made. Mary and her staff promptly answered my phone messages and emails never making me feel as though I was imposing or rushed. Her knowledge of the law coupled with her experience and compassion made an an extremely unpleasant situation bearable. Mary was able to help me achieve the best possible outcome for my situation and I will be forever grateful.
Posted by Airhart Construction
Mary McSwain has been our Corporate attorney for 30 years, dealing with all our Real Estate needs. Buying or selling properties, documenting projects, consulting on other legal matters, and much more. Her background, experience, and contacts have been vital to help us in our many needs.
Posted by anonymous
Mary has been such a blessing to me through this entire process. She has been there for advice, counsel, and a good laugh when it's needed! She is extremely personable, but professional when needed, and she makes you feel comfortable in every situation. She understands the emotions in her line of work, and has done an amazing job at helping me cope and get through the process. She has also made every effort to expedite this process for me. During our first meeting, I mentioned that I was hoping this could go quickly, and I was never left wondering when she would get back to me. She was very efficient in everything she did, and never let an extended period of time go between our conversations and any updates. I would recommend her 100%. It is comforting to know that I am being represented by the best!
Posted by Karen
Mary McSwain handled my divorce. She's direct, has years of experience and clearly conducts herself/business with a high degree of integrity. She followed through on every promise and expectation. Mary provided me with solid advice. I have the utmost respect for her. She obviously leads her staff by example, they were outstanding as well. I highly recommend her. She has a nonsense approach and does not waste time. Five stars PLUS.
Posted by SJ
Mary has a great demeanor about her, she is direct, and helps you understand the key points of your case as opposed to worrying about the nonsense that comes with divorce cases. Her honesty and her insight enabled me to stay focused on the key items and not get lost in the rhetoric. When opposing counsel tried to take our case off track, she acted decisively and swiftly to ensure that we only discussed the items before the Court. This saved time, money and allowed us to settle the items before the Court in a clear and decisive manner.
I recommend Mary to any potential client who needs a lawyer that is focused, puts their clients issues first, and gives you straight factual talk (as opposed to feeding emotional rhetoric). She is a first class act.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Mary to assist me with child support issues with my ex-husband. She is fantastic. She knows exactly what she is talking about and where to go before you can even finish your sentence. She doesn't let you sweat the small stuff that will only stress you out even more, she dives into the case head first with no nonsense. She is honest and will tell you exactly what she thinks without sugar coating anything so that you don't have false hopes. I would recommend her to anyone going through a divorce or having to go back to court for a breech in your agreement. I will absolutely give her a call if/when I need her again!
Posted by Rick
Very knowlegeable, hardworking, excellent attorney. Goes the extra mile to give the finest talent in contested family law cases. Well prepared and knows how try a case. Simply one of best attorneys in the county and statewide.
Posted by Pamela
A very knowledgeable woman. Fought tooth and nails to get me what I deserved. Classy and experienced. I have a lot of respect for her.