Posted by Michelle
I'm not exactly happy with her. I honestly don't feel she fought as much as she could have. Not only did we lose the case, my daughter ended up with less visitation days. My daughter is a great mom. I wasted my money. Now I have to hire a lawyer to appeal this nonsense.
Posted by Paul
From the 35 thousand foot view, I'll gladly put this into perspective. Shantell has qualities that other attorney's generally don't have, and those qualities are attractive. The scarcity of an attorney like her in San Angelo have sent demand for Shawntell soaring. I don't doubt she has too much of a work load. Her fees are reasonable and it's not easy to find an alternative, for people who value what she is best at.
When I first hired Shawntell in 2011, her business was rapidly picking up. Her attractive qualities have brought in many more clients. I don't expect to text her small questions, like I did then, getting responses to time-critical problems nearly instantly, not to say I can't contact her in an emergency when emotions are running high and I need quick legal advice.
As an example, my wife and I both went to an appointment with her. My wife was seeking an amicable divorce. Most attorney's jump at the chance to make money and tend to follow the green and recommend legal actions that stir up conflict. They cash in on family law conflict. Shawntell wanted to know what counselors we had been seeing, how well they helped us and recommended, from her experience, the best counselor in San Angelo. She lost an opportunity to put together divorce papers and make quick and easy money, and put our interest ahead of her revenues. We're still married.
On another case, wife and I to hired a separate 1st year attorney to assist us in fighting a custody modification against my former wife. I asked Shawntell to assist as a second opinion to help guide our strategies with her experience. She agreed, and even participated in court proceedings. Not many attorneys would do that.
Shawntell is a different breed of attorney, and she doesn't come across as the attorney that make you feel like your world is ending amidst desperation and despair. She's cool! Very friendly, talkative and outgoing. We definitely need more attorneys like her, and the demand is obvious. The other reviews may have it right, but there is a lot more behind her success than those stories. Consider what I've said here. Shawntell may be exactly who you are looking for.
Posted by Georgia
I was represented by Shawntell Mckillop in a custody case against my physically and verbally abusive ex who is my son's father. She helped me a little during the hearing for the temp orders. After the temp orders hearing ended, she informed me that she had represented my son's aunt in her custody hearing which would be a conflict of interest. Between the temporary and final hearings, I attempted to contact her several times regarding my son's dad's family breaking the orders and she would never return my calls. During the final orders hearing, Shawntell didn't do anything she said she'd do and after the hearing was over, I found out that clauses were put into the final orders that I was not made aware of until after the orders were finalized. It seemed a lot like she was working for the other side after the temp orders hearing. I have since been afraid of hiring a lawyer because I fear going through another experience like I went through with Shawntell.
Posted by anonymous
Mess-up, after mess-up! Horrible record keeping. They will lose half the supporting documentation they request including sensitive information (copies of SSN). She is so overbooked she is unable to keep simple facts about your case straight! It is impossible to get in contact with her & when you leave a message no one will ever contact you back. I have waited for a call back for over a month(checking in once a week) & and never received a call. And to top it off she neglected to write my final decree with the agreed upon terms!!! Absolute incompetence!!!!!
Posted by anonymous
I paid for this attorney and she was late to court. Was not prepared and had nothing planned for a strong defense. She was still my attorney a year later and I was unaware. She is my current attorney and she has not responded to my calls since before Thanksgiving 2014, even with her secretaries assurance.
Her secretaries act as if they are irritated if called to often and have nasty dispositions.
Posted by Dennis
She was amazing!
I went into the process of getting visitation with my step son thinking I had no chance. Shawntell was a pit bull. She not only fought for us but she was very confident during the whole processes. Her confidence gave me the will to fight when all seemed lost. If you have a case she won’t BS you. You will get the facts up front before she will take the case. If you have an uphill battle, I would recommend hiring her.
Posted by Susie
Ms McKillop has been completely AMAZING!.... During my fiances criminal case we stayed in contact and spoke regularly regarding the progression of his situation, and although she was assign to us as a public defender she has proven to be THE BEST in San Angelo TX... CALL HER! she's absolutely Fabulous! Thank U Shawntell.