Posted by Tracey
Attorney put her own needs before the client.
Attorney failed to satisfy her end of the contract. During time attorney represented me, she was consistently distracted by her judicial campaign. Attorney's staff was unorganized, unprepared, and incapable of providing proper litigation support. Attorney verbally admitted that she and her staff "dropped the ball on me," but never really accepted responsibility for her lack of preparation, nor her staff's errors. Ultimately, attorney is responsible for handling client's case, not the staff. Attorney blamed staff.
Attorney did not attend mediation with me. However, husband's attorney was in attendance with him during mediation. I received an email from attorney's paralegal late in the day before mediation that attorney would not be attending mediation (no reason given at that time). Attorney did not offer to send associate attorney in her place. No direct contact from attorney the day before mediation. Client was the one that initiated contact after she was a no show at mediation. Discovered later that attorney could not attend mediation because she had a campaign fundraiser to attend. Main contention point during divorce was not addressed by my attorney, and was not properly addressed during mediation because attorney was not there to fight for me. Result: Unfavorable outcome at mediation for me.
Attorney's staff routinely sent documents to me for review which contained numerous errors; errors that could have been avoided if they had just opened up my file and reviewed it prior to preparing the documents. I spent a ridiculous amount of time correcting errors, and resending documents back to staff for correction, only to have documents returned to me with same and more errors. Final orders had significant errors. Attorney said she reviewed final orders page by page, but Attorney didn't catch/realize that there was a significant error when I mentioned the error in the possession portion of the order. I constantly had to double check the work of the attorney and her staff to ensure that the orders were correct. I did not pay attorney to do her work for her.
Posted by Ray
Anne helped me with a modification. She spoke to me and my children in a manner you would expect from a good friend. I know she's busy but she always promptly returned my calls. She was never late for court and always came prepared. Anne was ready to bend over backwards to assist me in my case and never kept anything from me, even when it wasn't good news. Her rates are not over-priced and her staff is always friendly and helpful. I would have no problem recommending Anne to any of my friends or family.
Posted by Ryan
I worked with Anne Darring for approximately 3 months on a child custody case that we ended up winning at trial. During preparation for mediation and for trial, I found Anne Darring to be a very good listener and showed a lot of compassion towards the case. She really understood the situation and it was obvious that she had studied the case thoroughly. Anne Darring specializes in family law and was very highly recommended which made me feel very comfortable because I knew that I had the best representation.
Posted by Yolanda
Anne B. Darring worked on my child support case. As a mother of an adult child with disabilities , Anne recognized and helped me get the support that my child needed. Anne was always perpared to fight for the needs of my child.
Posted by Briana
Anne was very organized, was willing to take the time to answer questions about concerns I had and listened to my son and what he had to say (which was very important to me!) She wasnt afraid to tell me something I didnt want to hear because she knew I needed to hear it. Her staff was always helpful and followed up on every single phone call! Even when I had a question about my itemized bill, they looked into it and explained in detail so that I could understand each and every charge. Not only will she be first on my list if I should ever need an attorney again, but she's the only person I will ever recommend if asked!
Posted by Linda
Anne was my 2nd attorney who represented me for my divorce. She has highly recommended by another attorney friend of my family. She was always on top of things and kept me informed concerning my case. She did have her assistants handle the paperwork for the most part, but Anne was on top of things. Her and everyone in her office including the receptionist were very professional and treated me as though they truly cared about me and what was in my best interest. If necessary, I would use her services again. I would recommend her firm to everyone.
Posted by Molly New
I would hire Anne Darring again in a heartbeat. I was overwhelmed with the custody situation I was facing. I had interviewed, consulted with, and considered atleast 7 other attorneys prior to meeting with Anne. Though many had the creditials, the office, the staff, the look, the pricetag, or the words, I walked from each conversation feeling uncertain, nervous, and untrusting of the attorneys. Never once did I feel other attorneys were hearing me and mostly just felt they were condescending and minimizing my very real, personal concerns.
After consulting with Anne, I hired her on the spot. I walked away believing my case was as important to her as it was to me. I believed as left her office she and her staff would undoubtedly fight for what was just and fair. Never was once did I doubt her sincerety. The best characteristic possessed by Anne and her staff was their ability to educate and empower me to endure an awful situation. Anne and staff are honest and forthcoming, they "shoot from the hip", so to speak. I would and do recommend people to Anne Darring for all family legal needs.
Posted by Therese
I have worked in the legal field for many years and have an enormous amount of respect for Anne Darring. She is knowledgeable and keeps herself family law knowledge current. She is recognized and well respected in Galveston County. She is very personable and easy to be around. Her office staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable in their own right. If - heaven forbid - I were to need a divorce again, she would be the first person I would call. I would recommend her to friend.
Anonymous review posted on
I came to Ms. Darring when had missed a court date . She and her staff swung into action and saved me from real trouble. They were persistent,, and agressive for me. It was great to have someone fight for me in a professional and effective manner. I'd hire her again.
Posted by William
Anne has represented me twice SO FAR. This second time she was amazing when the mother of my four year old tried to move across country at last minute without any notice. She worked extremely fast and I couldn't be happier to have my daughter still with me. I recommend her to anyone who asks me.