I hired attorney Colleen Kelley of Wolf Law to represent me with legal matters that I can only describe as awkward and sensitive, and which entailed both criminal and civil aspects. I am extremely pleased with her work, and to summarize my opinion: She is excellent as a legal representative, and I find her to be effective, efficient, professional and ethical.
First Impression: Colleen is the third attorney I contacted. The first one I telephoned used a third party answering service, the second one’s phone went to what sounded like a personal voice mail. I got the impression that these were part time attorney’s or people offering legal services out of the back of a van. When I called the Wolf Law Office, Colleen answered the phone directly, and when I probed her a little, she confirmed that they operate out of a physical office space and also have an administrative assistant who typically answers the phones, but was out that day. Already, Wolf Law seemed more invested and more professional than the other two attorneys I tried contacting. I also got a very favorable impression when speaking with Colleen about my situation and expectations; she was not judgmental, and she was not condescending or defensive when I asked her why I should choose her instead of another attorney. I could tell right away that this was someone I could work with and who I wanted to work with.
First Milestone: Once we agreed to proceed with Colleen’s legal representation, I provided her with details and documentation as requested, and she took it from there, contacting me to provide updates or request follow up information. I remember when she telephoned me to report on her first engagement with the legal system on my behalf: I was surprised by how forthright she was in representing my interests, and I remember being impressed by how direct and effective she was.
Conclusion: At the end of the engagement, Colleen telephoned me to relay the final outcome, which turned out to be the ideal scenario that we initially sought. She also told me that she would be refunding (!) a research deposit, which it turned out she did not have to use. (This alone is mind blowing that she was returning the deposit which she didn’t use for its intended purpose. That’s a level of honesty and ethics which one doesn’t typically encounter.
I highly recommend the legal services of Colleen Kelley, she is principled, and is excellent at what she does.