Posted by monica
I was frantically trying to find an attorney in Texas for a case that was to take place in less than a week. She was the only one that took the time to talk to me the moment I called and didn't charge 150-250 for that consultation. She told me the facts, what she thought would happen and followed through on what she promised.
She informed me the minute the case was complete and hopefully will be assisting me on collecting child support.
Posted by Janet
Judy and her team have been helping me with my divorce/custody case for years. They have always kept me informed each step of the way, and have done an excellent job on my case from day one. Judy is very knowledgeable about Family Law, and I would recommend her services to anyone needing this type of attorney.
Posted by a Child Custody client
My bad review mimics the other bad review. And I am also female like the majority of bad reviews. If you are a man, you will win your custody case with this attorney. Not if you are the mother. She is a father attorney apparently. So if you are the mother, avoid her.
I fired her and she charged me $50 for the letter confirming.
Posted by Kevin
Ms. Leecraft and her staff represented me in a child custody case. Though the opposing counsel and his client tried to bully us, and made the entire experience as drawn out and difficult as possible, Leecraft and Newberry stayed the course. Through their great persistence and diligence, I was able to obtain custody of my daughter. Participating in a custody battle can be expensive and arduous, but Leecraft and Newberry were by far a bigger bang for my buck. My legal fees were half that of the opposing counsel, and the outcome of the case was overwhelmingly lopsided in our favor. I would absolutely recommend Judy Leecraft and her firm for legal representation in a family law matter.
Posted by a Divorce client
Took forever to get anything done, once they did actually turn something over it was sloppy and full of mistakes. Then they charged money to go back and clean up their mistakes. While her assistant would return emails, it was usually with an apology for not being able to help and a promise to get Judy to hurry. Deadline after deadline was missed. Horrible experience.
Posted by Omar
I researched many Law firms online and Leecraft & Newberry stood out to me the most, and it was because all of the great testimonies shared with the public.
I would like to begin with a very gracious Thank You for all they have done for my family. It’s amazing to me how quickly my custody case was handled. I retained Leecraft & Newberry on a Friday, and by the following week, I was awarded (temporary) full custody of my three children. Talk about reuniting families for the better!
Judy Leecraft is an outstanding, compassionate, caring and most of all a professional human being.
Law firm Staff is super nice. My paralegal was always staying on top of my case and keeping me informed every step of the way.
It was not easy going through a long drawn out custody battle with my Ex-wife, at least a year long. However, once Leecraft & Newberry stepped in and took over, they made it all worth it. They make dreams come true. They gave me my children back, and I could never thank them enough.
Posted by Gloria
Went to her in basically emergency mode and yet she took forever. Then suddenly says out of retainer money and must have another $10 grand to finish or will withdraw -- this happened a couple of times always at a crucial stage. She did not get final papers signed in court -- need more $ -- finally went to another attorney who finalized in one meeting. Wish we had started with him. Judy will also charge you for copying your original docs for her office files before giving them back to you -- several boxes in our case. She charges you if you to call to ask status when you have not heard from her even if status is unchanged. Basically you should plan to take out a very large loan and be prepared to spend a couple of years if you hire her. Since she never finished ours, not sure if you'll ever get done.
Posted by a Family client
Working with Judy Leecraft, Joe Newberry, and the staff at the firm was a great experience in what is inevitably a less than desirable situation. In my particular case, my ex-wife violated the educational plan for our kids as spelled out in the divorce decree, changing schools and extending the graduation date of my youngest son from high school. Because child support termination was (in part) based on the educational plan, we ended up in a no-mans-land that could have led to a legal quagmire, for both of us, with no clear understanding of when child support actually ends. Judy and Joe were able to quickly plan and execute a strategy that neatly untangled the legal issues and conclusively settled all problems. And, believe it or not, my ex-wife and I both agree that the end result was a win/win situation! Great job, Judy and Joe!
Posted by Lori
Ms. Leecraft welcomed me as a client and made me feel at ease from day one of our journey. She was straight-forward and told me it was not easy but assured me that I had a solid case. Her truthfulness made me feel that I had chosen the right person to enter into a relationship with me and my family. Ms. Leecraft was extremely supportive and helped me understand the legal process -step by step without missing a beat. And ultimately, she resolved my case and I will forever be grateful.
Posted by Don
I entrusted Judy and her team to help me when another lawyer in town lost a temporary orders hearing and I lost custody of my four year old son to my girlfriend. My girlfriend had been using dangerous drugs. CPS was called because my son had drugs in his system when he was born. My girlfriend kept using drugs after he was born and one day she left me a note, took the baby, and moved to Mississippi. Even after this, my former attorney lost the hearing and the judge gave my son's mother Sole Custody. I called Judy. She jumped into action right away. After she sent out some very tough questions in discovery to my ex, my ex stabbed my son at a public park, when I was there to pick him up. She stabbed herself, too, in the stomach, then blamed me, saying I stabbed her and my son in a fit of anger. We had hearing after hearing, which I couldn't afford, for which Judy reduced my fees and fought like a mother bear. She won custody for me in another hearing, and my ex had to be supervised. We had a final hearing when the grandparents got involved and asked for custody of my son - her parents - and in a two week trial, Judy and Melissa got me custody of my son for good. My ex is supposed to be tried for her criminal behavior in January. She has been in jail for violating her probation. I think Judy had something to do with that, too. If you want a team that is willing and able to fight hard, someone who really cares about children, and someone who can see that sometimes the person who has been accused is not the perpetrator - can see through the BS - hire Judy and her team. You cannot go wrong with them. I used to say sometimes that "all was lost" but then my father would remind me "You've got Judy" and I would remember that she always had my back. Judy, Joe and the paralegals and the firm are the best, not only in Austin, but in Georgetown and I suspect in San Antonio. When I would mention Judy's name to anyone, guardians, other attorneys, sheriffs, police officers, or other legal type people, I always heard that she had the reputation of winning, fighting for your rights, and being ethical at the same time. Great attorneys, great firm.