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Carie Pyland Silvestri

Family Attorney at Allen, TX

3.5   8 reviews

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Licensed for 23 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1999
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Silvestri Family Law, PLLC
1333 McDermott Drive
Suite 190
Allen, TX, 75013

Reviews

3.5 / 5.0
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Posted by Alessandro | May 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer and person
Carie assisted me for several years and is possibly one of the most knowledgeable family lawyers I met. She also couples this skills with a very sensible approach and personable relationship which in difficult moments can make a huge difference in the best decision making. Last but not least, different from other lawyers I met she is very conscientious and NOT greedy.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Trustworthy and Honest
Highly recommend! Carie Silvestri was knowledgeable, compassionate, and honest. During my consultation with her, she was able to answer all of my questions and describe the process and steps of going through a divorce. I look forward to moving forward with my case with Ms. Silvestri!
Posted by Kate | September 17, 2009
Extremely Knowledgeable
Divorce is never an easy thing, but Carie really helped me through the process. She made me feel comfortable and represented my interests with competence and care. You have to be able to trust your lawyer, and I trust Carie Mack. First and foremost, Carie is professional. She is honest and straight forward. I've never doubted her. She worked incredibly hard for my best interest and welfare. She was aggressive with opposing counsel, yet caring towards me as a client. I was absolutely amazed by the tenacity and perseverance with which she handled my case. I would HIGHLY recommend Carie Mack for any family law issues.
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Posted by Ashton | September 16, 2009
The Best In the Business
Carie was a blessing. She handled my divorce with class and professionalism. I was proud to have her as my lawyer in the court room and very pleased with the results her firm was able to get in my case. I am not sure that another lawyer could have handled my case better. When I began looking for a lawyer, I knew that I needed someone who not only would listen to me under the circumstances, but who would also do whatever it took to protect the most important thing in my life, my chldren. I can not thank Carie enough for what she did for me and how she handled these very personal matters. When I first met Carie, I knew immediately that she was different from the other attorneys that I had spoken to about my case. She was personable and made me feel at ease throughout the whole process. Most importantly, I never got the feeling that Carie thought of me as "just another client." In fact, she made me feel quite the opposite. She gave me that one on one attention that my case deserved and she always let me know where we were in the process. Divorce is never easy, especially when kids are involved, but I am so thankful that Carie was there for me and helped guide me through the end. I recommend Carie to anyone in need of a family lawyer who really does care.
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Posted by t.bonilla | September 14, 2009
FIRST CLASS ATTORNEY!
I first came to Carie after researching attorneys in the Allen area. I meet with several who simply wanted me to pay their retainer and wait until our court date before I would hear from them again. My initial meeting with Carie was the opposite of all of my experiences. She was very caring and wanted to make sure that I understood that me and my son were her number one priority. During the entire process, she emailed and telephoned me on her progress. In the end, I was more than satisfied with my divorce settlement. Words cannot express my gratitude to Carie for making this very difficult ordeal so much less painful. I have recommended Carie to several colleagues and family members and I would ABSOLUTELY recommend her to anyone reading this review!
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nope
Ended up getting scr*wed in my divorce, with Carie as my attorney. RIght off the bat, she was slow to respond to my emails, and always left me feeling like a jerk for asking questions, or following up on the status of the case, as my ex was harassing me badly through out the process. She did not stand up for me at all during mediation when the mediator started talking down to me and explaining things to me that she should have been explaining. He literally called me "little lady" at one point. Both of them made me feel extremely pressured into settling, and for that reason ended up with a pitiful amount of support (less than 10% of ex's income monthly). All around it was just a sh*t show. It took about 8 months from the time I filed until the divorce became finalized (two of those months she submitted vacation requests/notices to the judge delaying my case). It was until 7 weeks AFTER we had settled in mediation before it was actually filed into record. Long story short I ended up having to go back to modify the custody and child support. I did it pro se through efile texas. It took me $15 and 11 days from beginning to end. Go elsewhere.
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Posted by Sheldon | March 1, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Waste of Time; Does not look out for your best interest
Carrie scheduled a consultation with me, charged me about $250, then never reached back out. I had a hearing scheduled and needed her assistance and she literally forgot about me. I emailed her a week before my date asking what I needed to be doing to prepare and she had no clue who I was or why I was contacting her. I told her we had a consultation and she said I never officially "hired" her, therefore she could not help nor was she responsible for reaching back out to me. She had originally told me not to worry and she would be getting in contact with me. She clearly has too much going on and forgot. She never mentioned giving me my money back either. She literally made me pay $250 for her to talk to me for 10 minutes, tell me she will be in contact with me after she reviewed my case, then forgot to do so. Do not waste your time with this wench. She is absolutely horrible and will not look out in the best interest of you.
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Response from Carie Silvestri March 2, 2017
Sheldon, I am sorry that you had a bad experience with our firm, and I would be happy to discuss your concerns privately offline, either by email, telephone, or in person. Sincerely, Carie SIlvestri
Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2009
AWFUL!
She is absolutely horrible! Didn't keep me notified about hearings as well as many other things in the duration of my case. She is very two faced: pretends to have an interest in your case but totally goes behind your back and does things things that do nothing but cause more problems. I am extremely FURIOUS with her! I wouldn't recommend ANYONE use her. Unless you want to get totally screwed over as I did DO NOT USE HER SERVICES!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member/Owner
  • Silvestri Family Law, PLLC (formerlyThe Mack Law Office, PLLC)
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate
  • Verner & Brumley, PC
  • 2003 - 2006

Education

  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Associations

  • Collaborative Divorce Dallas (formerly The Collaborative Alliance)
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Collin County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Collin County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Collaborative Divorce Texas (formerly Collaborative Law Institute of Texas)
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Curt B. Henderson American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Collaborative Law Alliance of Collin County
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Collin County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Annette Stewart American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyer Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer Collaborative Law Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Best Law Firm, Tier 1
  • Best Law Firms in America
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer: Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer Collaborative Law: Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer Collaborative Law: Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Alternative Resolutions (State Bar of Texas ADR publication)
  • The Collaborative Law Process and Mediation: What is the Difference
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law Conference
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2016
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Forum, Las Vegas
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2016
  • State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law Conference
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2015
  • State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law Conference
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2013
  • IACP Annual Conference 13th Annual Networking Conference and Forum, Chicago
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2012
  • Collin County Bench Bar Conference
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2010
  • IACP 9th Annual Networking and Educational Forum
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2008
  • District Clerk Annual Conference
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2008
  • 4th Annual Civil Collaborative Law Training
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
Family Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had many cases against Carie. I have also mediated cases for her as the neutral mediator. Carie is smart, hardworking, innovative, and a strong advocate for her clients."
Mediation Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Carie helped mediate a difficult family matter on relatively short notice and with time limits that made the chance of settlement seem impossible. Carie got the case settled! She worked tirelessly to get right to business, and negotiated a resolution that all the parties could live with, and peace came to the family. If you're looking for a mediator who can get a case settled, Carie is your person!"
Family Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carie is my go-to lawyer whenever I have any questions about the collaborative divorce process--she is an expert! She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the subject, yet she is a formidable foe in the courtroom as well. If you are looking for a lawyer who avoids the drama and gets the job done, I highly recommend her (and often do)."
Family Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carie is a great attorney to work with as an opposing counsel. She is reasonable, and works hard to serve her client's interests. She is effective and efficient, and does not drive up litigation costs unnecessarily. She is also a great collaborative attorney, who is very skilled at crafting creative solutions to difficult problems."
Family Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the privilege of working with Ms. Mack on a difficult and emotional family case. She was exteremly professional and because of her dedication and diligence, we were able to settle the case in a matter of weeks and get a great outcome for both of our clients. I look forward to working with her again in the future."
Family Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am a practicing attorney in nearby McKinney. Our law firm focuses on personal injury and business litigation and we do not currently service clients in divorce, custody, child support or modification matters. However, clients often approach us when such family law issues arise. Without hesitation, we refer many such clients to Carie Mack because she is knowledgeable, caring and efficient in family law matters. In all cases, our clients have provided exceedingly positive feedback about Ms. Mack. Jason K. Burress The Burress Snellings Law Firm PLLC"
Family Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Carie is an outstanding family law lawyer in Allen who specializes in collaborative practice cases. She is smart and has a perfect demeanor to handle very difficult family law (especially divorce) cases. I have no hesitation in referring family law clients to her! I know that she will take very good care of my referrals."
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Allen Family Lawyer Carie Pyland Silvestri
Carie Pyland Silvestri
Family Attorney
Allen, TX
Licensed for 23 years