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Pamela Faye Trachtman-Allen

Child custody Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

3.5   8 reviews

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About Pamela

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I come from what you would call a “broken home.” My parents divorced before I was 2, which meant I grew up experiencing first-hand what I now know as “family law.”

My parents lived in different states and from as early as I can remember, I boarded a plane every summer to go see my Dad. I watched as my Mom struggled to make it as a single mother, battling for child support before there were state guidelines. My parents did not do well at co-parenting, which I often felt the brunt of. As an adult, I gained the maturity to see things through each of my parent’s eyes, and I came to understand why things were so messy for them:

At the heart of it all was their love for me.

Before entering law school, my heart was calling me to family law. I wanted to be someone my clients could come to, confide in and know had their back.

Often in contested family law matters, the person you trusted the most has now become your adversary. That can feel very lonely. I strive to make my clients feel safe, heard and supported throughout their case. My hope is that all parents can learn to co-parent together because it truly is what’s best for the children.

 

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Licensed for 10 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2016
Updated 12/21/2022
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 02/13/2017

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Pamela

Hernandez Family Law Firm
3636 North Central Avenue
Suite 820
Phoenix, AZ, 85012

Reviews

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Posted by Tracy | August 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
I searched many law groups and attorneys and found the Merna Law group offered the best price for my situation. When I first met with Pamela I was pleasantly pleased with the entire process. Not only was she straight forward with her presentation, she was professional, yet friendly enough to make me feel a solid connection with her as my representative and her firm. She was always available and did not sugar coat any answers, even if the response was not positive. I always knew what I needed to know and felt she had my back. I would recommend her to anyone for assistance with financial hardships. Outstanding job Pamela, thanks so much!!
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Posted by Velda | July 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Couldn't Have Asked For Better
Ms Allen was very professional as well as very caring. My husband passed away on Feb. 27 and by the middle of April I knew I was in trouble having lost over half my income when my husband passed. She not only helped me cope with the loss of my husband of 44 years, but helped me tremendously with everything involved with filing a chapter 7 bankruptcy. She made it bearable with dealing with all the emotional and financial problems of everything happening all at once. I could not recommend a better lawyer to help people who are going thru a financial crisis as well as a personal crisis. You will be in excellent hands if your hire Pamela Allen as your legal counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2017
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Ms.Allen
When first meeting Ms. Allen for a consultation and then further legal work I knew I met someone I could trust and feel comfortable with. Bankruptcy is pretty straightforward, but having someone like Ms.Allen on your side made me feel very relaxed and confident of this stressful experience.
Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding service
I want to start by saying, I usually never write reviews. However, the service we received by Pam Allen was above and beyond. She was professional and showed genuine concern for my situation. I had gone to two other attorneys that said they could not help me. She responded quickly to me and never got frustrated with all of my questions. Mrs. Allen was able to help me change my life and move forward in a positive direction. My hope for anyone is to find the right person that can help them like I did. Mrs. Allen comes highly recommended!
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Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2016
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She was top notch!
Ms. Allen helped us through our bankruptcy process. She was knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. When we had our meeting of creditors, all of the people who went before us had other attorneys, and all of them had some sort of issue. When it was our turn, it went so smoothly. We were so glad we hired the best.
Posted by Dad in dispair | August 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Child Custody
I was referred to Mrs. Allen for child custody. Upon initial interview I believed that she was the one for my case. I should’ve read online reviews as to how horrible her communication is. It’s true. She did not communicate. She always had an excuse. Her communication skills compared to opposing council were horrible. I had to release her from my case. I told imagine what may have happened if I would have had her at my trial for representation. She is also a bankruptcy attorney. Wasting eight months with her has about bankrupt me. Do not use this woman. You will regret it!
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Response from Pamela Trachtman-Allen August 29, 2022
The Arizona Rules of Ethics prohibit me from providing a specific response to the statements made in this review. However, any person reading this review is reminded that there are two sides to this situation, one of which, unfortunately, cannot be presented due to professional obligations to the former client. I do want to add , that I have not practiced bankruptcy law since 2019 and currently only practice family law. It is unfortunate that this client did not wish to share their name, so that I could reach out to them directly.
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Posted by Doesn’tmatter | April 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Awful Attorney
Did not communicate well at all. Case was a complete waste of time and money. Getting ahold of her is a complete joke as well as her results. She does not care and it’s painfully obvious.
Response from Pamela Trachtman-Allen April 14, 2022
The Arizona Rules of Ethics prohibit me from providing a specific response to the statements made in this review. However, any person reading this review is reminded that there are two sides to this situation, one of which, unfortunately, cannot be presented due to professional obligations to the former client.
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2014
I would not recommend this attorney to anyone!
Ms. Allen left creditors off of our bankruptcy which resulted in us being sued, failed to respond to our emails which resulted in a dismissal of our case, went missing for 2 months, and currently can not be found. We had money from the trustee which was taken by the Merna firm (John Merna is now claiming that we owe them and has refused to speak to us). John Merna kicked us out of his office for attempting to discuss the fees and the reason for our case dismissal and refuses to accept any responsibility. John Merna advised us that he has intellectual property attorneys who will have this removed. The reason I chose them was due to the lack of complaints, but now I see why they have no complaints. John Merna threatened to sue us if we told these facts to the public as we are doing now. John Merna is refusing to uphold our written agreement and/or return money that in our opinion, is not rightfully theirs. In our opinions, these attorneys are highly untrustworthy and unprofessional, I would not recommend either of them to anyone. I could go on and on, but I have more sites to warn consumers on.
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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Family Law Attorney
  • Hernandez Family Law Firm
  • 2020 - Present
  • Family Law Attorney
  • Cantor Law Group
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Managing Attorney
  • The Merna Law Group
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Merna Law Group
  • 2012 - 2016
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Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Georgia State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tidewater Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Treasurer
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Reader's Choice Award - Newport News
  • Daily Press
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (11)
Endorse Pamela
Family Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Pam brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table with each client. We have collaborated on many family law cases and issues and she has always provided tremendous insight and ideas to each issue. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Pam is a knowledgeable attorney that cares about her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pam is a knowledgeable, hard-working attorney who cares about her clients. I endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Pam is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who will take the time to listen to the issues and provide guidance in a Client's time of need. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Pamela is extremely knowledgeable is all areas of Family Law. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pam is an excellent attorney. She is extremely knowledgeable in her field. She always goes above and beyond for her clients to help solve their problems. She is also always willing to help another attorney if needed."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Friend
"I know Pam from law school and I know that she has an outstanding work ethic and is highly focused on her clients. I would recommend her legal services without hesitation."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Pamela has a wealth of bankruptcy information and is not affraid to display it in her answers to posted questions on AVVO. Her answers are always right on target."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Pamela Trachtman-Allen is an exceptional attorney. She genuinely cares about her clients on a personal level, and she is extremely detail-oriented with her cases: a rare combination of a legal perfectionist and an outstanding legal counselor. I highly recommend her."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Pam Allen has an acute understanding of bankruptcy law and uses her knowledge to assist her clients through the difficult bankrupcy process. Mrs. Allen gives her clients personal, one on one attention and is accessible to them throughout their case. She is a highly recommended attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Pam is an exceptional attorney. She is quick to understand the needs of her clients and apply the law to assist them in accomplishing their goals. She connects with her clients and is able to translate complicated legal concepts and procedures into understandable language for her clients. I highly recommend her as an attorney."
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