Posted by Karen
I used Claire in 2015 in a divorce/custody battle. She did seem very willing to represent me and at our only meeting prior to court I felt very confident that she would do just that. She did not, she didn't prepare me for court at all- she actually lied to me about a court order being in place so I violated it and didn't find out until I was in front of the judge, she gave up my right to request a change of venue while I made it clear that's what I wanted, she didn't do much representing or defending me, she was more concerned with her relationship with the judge and my exs lawyer because, as her assistant said after getting the judges decision, "she has to work with them again"
Posted by anonymous
Claire and her staff did an excellent job in handling my divorce.
I felt like they were truly looking out for my best interest. I was so ready for the whole mess to be over with, that I was prepared to just walk away with nothing. Claire and her staff helped me realize that I was entitled to what was rightfully mine, and helped me develop a settlement of assets that was fair to both me and my ex.
Posted by anonymous
Mrs Mehaffey did a horrible job representing our family when we hired her to fight for our visitations with our daughter. During the pre-trial conversation, she promised that visits would have to maintained and that not excuse would justify the absence of a visit. She stated that we would take them back to court if they missed one visit. The other party did not show up for the next designated weekend visit. When I contacted her she said that if the child has a job or extra-curricular activities that she did not have to maintain her visits. We have not seen our daughter since. Mrs. Mehaffey did not hold up to her end as a lawyer and poorly represented us. At the final hearing we were not notified that witnesses would help our case and received no consult before the hearing. We lost and had to pay triple the child support and have no idea when we will get to see our daughter again.
Posted by Rocky
This woman lied about a court order being signed and told me not to take my daughter back. This made me violate a court order and cost me the case. She quit returning phone calls and refused to show me what I was billed for and even lied about things in court
Posted by Alex
I will start off by saying that Claire seemed very ready and willing to represent me in the beginning , when I had first come up with full amount $3,500 dollar retainer fee for my Child custody case for my son with my ex boyfriend . As I said , at first she seemed attentive to a degree . Then I would get emails from her where it came off as if she was putting my story and actions into question . In our particular case there was domestic violence that I had occurred that I had never reported until after I had taken my children , my 3 year old daughter from a previous relationship and my son and fled . I had pictures of the numerous attacks on me and had filed a report with APD and had even been living at the Noah Project . She seemed enthusiastic about all of this documentation that I had , yet when we went to court she didn't really focus on it too much . Infact , she really didn't focus much on anything . It seemed to me that she was just there to keep the peace and not really fight for me . After it was all said and done, Claire was very short and hardly ever responded to an email or phone call . I was never sent copies of the court order and had to go on a "Wild goose chase" to only find out that our orders had never been filed or even signed by the judge . So, basically I'm right back where to where I started and it feels like I had payed all of that money for a retainer, which somehow she managed to GO OVER !!! All for nothing . What a terrible experience, She is horrible ! Definitely wouldn't recommend her ..
Posted by Steven
Mrs. Mehaffey was inattentive to us and our case. We feel strongly that the reason SHE lost both the case and the appeal was her lack of effort and inattention to us and the issues before the court. She missed a scheduled appointment without letting us know beforehand and we showed up to find her not in her office. Her assistant is rude and treated us with disrespect. Mrs. Mehaffey did not return phone calls or emails in a timely manner and did a poor job of keeping us informed on the proceedings of our case. Having lost the case and ordered to have it moved to another county, Mrs. Mehaffey advised us to hire another attorney but would not refund any of the unused retainer.
Posted by CC
If you need a family law attorney, I highly recommend Claire. Claire and her assistant/paralegal Sherry are awesome!!!! They were quick to get back to me, answered all my questions, and were EXTREMELY prepared for court. They were always honest with me and gave me great legal advice throughout my modification hearing. Attorneys are not miracle workers...they can't gaurantee anything...the best they can do is to know the law and be prepared to represent you...and Claire did all that and I was very happy with the judgement.
Posted by Candy
Not only do I work in the Legal field with this woman and her employees but I have also had my own personal experiance with her office. My husband and I split for a short time! Claire Mehaffeys legal assistant Courtney Fugate sent my husband text messages from her personal phone saying "I can help you through you divorce not a word of this can be spoke to anyone text me and i will call you." Courtney is married and her husband contacted me telling me that he had all kinds of text between them I had him forward them to me. Along with my own pictures and there texts and proof of her taking my husbands personal file to her house I submitted this to the Texas State Bar along with a copy of it to her! Courtney is still to this date employed with Claire and no action was taken by Claire! The State bar has yet to return any documentation!