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Amazing. Fierce. Strong. Mary Van Orman worked for me like no other, night and day. I had an extremely difficult Divorce and Custody case that otherAttorneys turned down, but NOT Mary she took me on and Won my case like the champion she is!! Highly recommended, you wont be sorry!!
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I was unable to get a hold of her for almost 2 months. I went to her office downtown and found that she had been locked out for not paying her rent. I found a Woodlands location and went there and was told the same thing. I've dealt with 4 different paralegals during the first 6 months of my case. She sent a law clerk to represent me at my mediation. She did not show up to my hearing because she was 'out of state, honey!'. I fired her and she refuses to return my file that has the originals of important evidence and photos. I too have filed a grievance, do not expect to recover anything but she should not be practicing anymore.
I told the guy at the Woodlands office that I hired her because of her good reviews. He said those were all fake and that she has been doing this to her staff and clients for several years.... Unbelievable!!!
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Mary van orman will promise you the moon when she is trying to get money from you. She seldom showed up to court and I had to remind her of our court dates. She has new staff every 6 weeks and I was told she failed to pay many of them then fired them after they realized they were not getting paid and demanded their salary. When I hired her my divorce went on for one year and she had gone through 9 paralegals. Nothing ever got done. When she did decide to return your emails they were full of misspelled words and always asked for more money. If you did not give it to her she would threaten to fire me as a client. This woman is a piece of work. Don't trust her. She does this regularly. I filed a complaint with the state bar and she is under investigation.
Posted by Tracy
Mary is all about the client. She has gone the extra mile and then some for me. I have been a client of Mary's for over 15 years first with a child custody case and now divorce. She is dedicated and works until she gets the best resolution for her clients. I would highly recommend her to anyone that wants to come out the winner in their case. She fights for her clients and doesn't let them get taken to the cleaners. I wish there was more family law attorneys like Mary who put their client first above all else.
Posted by MARIA
I had one of the most ugly, complicated and unique divorce cases in the Montgomery county! Mary stood by me every step of the way. She is professional and the best in family law practice. I firstly made a bad choice picking the wrong lawyer who left me with a really bad experience. Mary corrected his mistakes and fought for me and my kids. I never felt neglected or ignored by her. I recommend her with my eyes closed.
Posted by Ron
Mary Van Orman has been my go-to attorney for many of my family matters over the last 5 years or so. Mary and her support staff have the experience needed to tackle Texas Family Law. Mary has a very professional court room demeanor and made me proud to stand beside her while representing me.
Posted by Pat
I would highly recommend Mary Van Orman. She will go above and beyond for you. She is very ethical and knows the law inside and out. Thanks to Mary our grandson is in a safe environment .
Posted by Karen
After 27 years of marriage I thought we could end it with class. However my soon to be ex did not want a divorce.
As a result he did his best to stall. My secret weapon was Mary!! She advised me on how to protect myself and daughter financially plus she new how to work the system allowing the divorce to finalize just 6 months after I filed. I could e-mail her anytime of day and she or her assistant would respond within 24 hours. Worth every penny!!!
Posted by Brenda
My family has utilized Mary Van Orman's expertise in the matter of amending child custody agreements and having previous arrangements reversed in the best interest of my grandchildren. She is brilliant in her field, aggressive when needed and always assertive. We found her to be caring and forthright. She arranged mediation for us that helped us to avoid a trial but gave a positive outcome for my grandchildren. We have consulted with her many times before the case on divorce, child custody, child abuse and neglect. CPS had been notified but it wasn't until Mary got involved that things started to change for the better. We have since continued to confer with her matters that involve visitation with the other parent. I would recommend Mary Van Orman and have done so. Our relationship with Mary Van Orman as an attorney or consultant has been ongoing for approximately 20 years. I wouldn't hesitate to retain her again. Thank you, a very grateful grandmother.
Posted by Fred
I spent over two years, close to $40K and went through 3 attorneys until I found Mary. It was an act of God, and a huge blessing that I saw her in vestibule at the Montgomery county court house during the trial of the woman that killed my oldest son by way of a DWI wreck. I witnessed Mary handing another attorney his proverbial a**, along with the client, and right away, I knew I had to retain her. I was scheduled for a mediation the next day with my ex-wife (yes, I AM a single father) but upon our lunch meeting a bit later that day, Mary insisted that, because of my grief and the ongoing trial, that there was no way I was to be at that mediation. She made phone calls to the appropriate people, and just like that, the mediation for my youngest son was put on hold, much to the dismay of my ex and her attorney! At this point, Mary hadn't asked me for a dime. I made arrangements with attorney of record to send over the remainder of the retainer to Mary's office, and hired the best family attorney I have ever had the privilege of hiring! On that note, Mary stayed with me and my family throughout the trial, which only assured me that, not only did I hire the best and brightest, but an attorney with an actual heart! How many attorneys would do that for a client?
The next time we were in court, Mary made sure that my youngest son would not have to see his birth mother throughout the time we were in litigation (this was a huge boost for my son!). Upon the rescheduled mediation, my ex relinquished her rights to my son, and he has never been more well-adjusted, and more self-assured since having to be subjected to his birth mother (she had disappeared from his life years before, and my other two attorneys hadn't been able to get my son any reprieve).
I'll say this about Mary; she is a bit more expensive than most family lawyers, but my son is worth every dime. She is also Board Certified specifically in family law, which is also worth the price. Most attorneys in this field also handle criminal cases, or other matters that don't necessarily carry a specialization.
For these and other reasons, I highly recommend Mary Van Orman, and have referred several others to her.
The title for this review is simple: Everyone has heard the term "Bringing the big guns"; I don't. I bring the "Nuclear Arsenal", which is exactly what anyone would want to have going into difficult situations where family law is concerned.
Thank you Mary; you gave me my son and total peace of mind!