|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Laramie County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Wyoming Law Review||The Constitution – It’s What’s for Dinner, United States v. United Foods, Inc.||2001|
|University of Wyoming College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Wyoming||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||2000|
Posted by anonymous
I am disabled and have no source of income. When I left an abusive marriage, I hired Laura and her partner to represent me in my divorce trial. They charged me over $30,000 for the trial and delivered nothing. They waited until the last minute to prepare for the trial which caused serious strategy problems. They were so disorganized that important papers were lost, crucial emails I sent with questions and information necessary for strategy planning were never read or replied to, and important documentation was never gathered and what was given to them wasn't used in the trial - critical things like police reports, letters, and emails. During deposition, I was forced to sit across the table from my abuser for 8 hours, and they allowed him and his attorney to traumatize me into a panic attack so bad they almost had to call an ambulance. When I couldn't go on, they told me to testify even in a severely traumatized state or that it would cost me a lot of money if it had to be rescheduled. I couldn't even speak up for myself, and they allowed the other side to mock that and to exploit it into keeping me so traumatized I was paralyzed into not being able to speak up for or stand up for myself. That carried over into the trial where I was so terrified, I couldn't speak up about what had happened at all. They waited until the day before trial to formulate most of what they were going to say, and because of that, they just fabricated things to try to create a storyline they thought would work. Before the trial, when I would ask about how certain issues would be addressed, they would throw their hands up in the air and say they had no idea. During the trial, when the other side had their witness on the stand who kept lying and presenting all kinds of untrue information, rather than take notes and correct those lies under cross-examination, they once again just threw her hands in the air in frustration, stopped writing anything down, and never corrected any of those things under cross examination. After the trial, when it was time to put the judge's ruling - which gave me almost nothing due to their performance - into a divorce decree, Laura and her partner spent weeks and charged me a lot for going to great lengths to include in it how my ex would get everything he was awarded and did absolutely nothing to make sure I got what was mine. When I asked for help getting what I was supposed to get, I did not get that help, in fact, they went out of their way to stonewall the process for that make it harder for me to get the money I was supposed to get. Because of their lack of help and the abusive nature of the marriage I was leaving, the other side continued to drag the situation through court. When that happened, I collapsed and was taken from their office to the hospital by ambulance. After I got out of the hospital, while I was severely traumatized, they said I had to sign a paper giving them tens of thousands from my portion of the home sale in order for them to help me in this court case, otherwise they said I'd have to go to court alone and face my abuser alone. They never showed me a bill to justify all the amount of money they said I needed to give them. In fact, I never saw a bill for them from the month preceding the trial on. They just wrote some figures down on a legal pad and said they'd discount a few thousand off of it if I signed that paper, or if not, I'd have to go to court alone. In the end, I was severely traumatized, gravely disabled from it, financially ruined, lost my home, left with no income, no healthcare, nothing. And they took nearly every penny I had, and gave me nothing but devastation in return. Do not ever use these attorneys!
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