Posted by Anna
We were scheduled to have a phone consultation about our case with her through our work legal plan (she was the only lawyer available under our plan in our area). She never showed up for the conference call and when we emailed asking why, she sent an angry, unprofessional reply that she was held over in court. We would have been understanding of that, but no one from her office knew about our scheduled appointment when we called to ask why she missed the consultation call and therefore we were not told that she was held over in court. We would have been understanding. She also hadn't even looked at any of the documentation we had forwarded her so she could decided if she was able to help us. She claimed we hadn't sent it to her but to her legal secretary. How is it our fault if she can't communicate properly with her staff to relay information? If that's how she treats prospective clients, than how does she even stay in business? I guess after she realized that our case was not in her area of expertise, she decided it was ok to treat us like she did. Would not recommend her at all! Find somebody else who at least pretends to care and have a professional attitude.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Ms. Mears for a divorce-related matter. Needless to say, she was great on preliminary calls... until I cut the retainer check. After that, I pretty much had to chase her down to try to get any kind of progress report of any kind (which there was little), she would go dark for months at a time, repeatedly confuse my case with others, and a year later and several thousands of dollars, myself and the opposing party ended up coming to a settlement outside of legal counsel since they were both greater hindrances to progress than anything else. Ms. Mears seemed scattered and understaffed, in which case I assume my "smaller" matter took a back seat to bigger money matters on her plate. All in all - this experience was a struggle end to end and I was thrilled to be done with it.