I hired this law firm in 2012 to represent me in a child custody case. The other party (mother) filed an Order of Protection, unbeknownst to me, which evicted me from my house and prohibited me from having contact with my 2 yr old daughter. I was a stay at home father for all 24 months of my daughter's life, so needless to say, I was devestated. I requested a hearing to quash the order, but Deshon Pullen and Associates advised me advised me to not attend the hearing because they settled with opposing counsel to remove the child from the Order of Protection. The court cited that I failed to appear, and our stipulated agreement was denied without any explanation from Deshon Pullen and Associates. This firm did represent me at our Temporary Orders hearing, and the judge removed my daughter, awarded me joint custody and exclusive use of the marital residence...after not having ANY contact with my daughter for 3.5 months, after a Notice of Trustee Sale was filed to foreclose my home that I hadn't occupied for 3.5 months, and after they told me I had exhausted my $10,000 retainer.
They withdrew from my case and emailed me a bill for an additional $2,000.
My daughter is now 8 yrs old, and she lives with me most of the time, but when I think about my experience with this firm and my losses, I get nauseous.
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
My divorce wasnt a mutual one, so I had to hire an attorney post my ex had already looked around the part of town I live in. It was a blessing in disguise as I traveled farther away to find Deshon. I knew she would be perfect for me in this hard time in life in just one meeting. It wasnt only for her compassion but her advise. She didnt tell me what I wanted to hear but what I should hear.
Its always expensive to go through attorneys but if you employ one who is smart you get most out of your money. Her entire team is smart and paid a lot of attention to detail. It sometimes is hard to find time with Deshon but you will always get the right answer. I truly appreciated working with her entire team Staci, Sara, Natalie, Jessica, Lisa etc.
It took over an year to get the final judgement and all settlement with custody etc. and I have no complaints. I was really impressed with Deshon at the hearing, she was against another 10 rated lawyer in the town and the opponent was totally out of her element and Deshon was smart, poised and eloquent in her part of defense. I am glad i had her on my side. Thanks!
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DeShon is honest, extremely hardworking, and realistic about what to expect. DeShon is well regarded and connected with professionals who will further your case if needed. DeShon's paralegal is knowledgeable and extremely competent in her role. DeShon's legal acumen and diligence are impressive.
Deshon, Jennifer and the entire staff were simply the best choice for my divorce proceedings. They were very professional but extremely personable for the needs of my case, my two boys, and myself. They truly care about their clients, they work extremely hard for you, and they are by your side personally through the entire process. Their friendly compassionate style is a breath of fresh air through any divorce, and no divorce is easy.
DeShon Pullen represented me in a Divorce Case. She has excellent interpersonal skills and I was able to build rapport and trust with her right away. In addition, she has effective communication skills with everyone she works with. I saw this over and over again throughout the months when working with the Judge, the Mediator, Opposing Counsel, and her Staff.
She understood my goals and set the course on how to obtain them. She had perseverance in my case when I felt like “throwing in the towel”. She came prepared to my Settlement Conference. She had a suitcase of documentation and even the Mediator had mentioned that he could tell she had put a lot of work into my case. The Settlement Conference was a long 6 hour ordeal and when Opposing Counsel tried to tear me down, DeShon was quick to come back with a compelling argument and in a logical manner. If was hard for me to “think” during this conference because I was so stressed and emotionally spent. Deshon was steadfast. She was thorough and paid attention to detail to the bitter end. After everything was settled, the Mediator typed up the Settlement. Deshon reviewed it, and then she changed one of the items. I did not understand it at the time, but she had the foresight to see that if that item was not changed it could negatively impact me in the future. She said to me, “I want to make sure that you are going to be okay”. It has only been a few months since the Divorce was final and today I see clearly how important it was that she changed that one item.
We were almost done and then, my former spouse tried to change an item after we had already settled. It was something that was important to me. DeShon and her assistant, Staci LeSueur helped me to work through this with positive results, and we still met the deadline date of filing the Divorce Decree. There were 2 other last minute revisions that occurred in my favor and I still wonder, how did they do this? Deshon Pullen, Jennifer Raczkowski and Staci LeSueur…This is Amazing Team!
DeShon Pullen is the Attorney that you want in your corner….Intellect, Integrity, Tenacity, and Heartfelt.
DeShon and Team Pullen, surpassed my expectations! After 30 years of marriage, with complicated financials- DeShon effectively mediated a winning resolution. With my trial date, quickly approaching, she effectively and professionally strategized with my brilliant forensic accountant- David Cantor (Epps Forensics) to achieve financial justice, for me. DeShon is an excellent attorney! I sincerely recommend DeShon's ethical and competent representation...
Wonderful Woman in every respect of the word, and example as both a professional and a woman. Very thoughtful honest and intelligent. Deshon is both a mother and an excellent lawyer who knows the legal world. Highly recommended.
No Need to Look Anywhere Else
It is not my custom to write endorsements, but was so overwhelmed by the good service I received, that I just had to this time. When you need an attorney, you expect to pay, but you hope to get your moneys worth. I felt that I got every bit of mine, and then some. DeShon and her staff made me feel as if my case was the main focus of their attention, although I'm sure they were working with several others. I appreciated her knowledge, expertise and compassion with which she handled my case from the first day to the last. Honestly, I hope I will never have to call on her services again, but it sure is nice to know she's there if I need her.
Deshon and her team were amazing during the divorce and continue to be extremely helpful. She was my 3rd attorney and the only one that recommended mediation to reduce long term cost. The others were prepping for trial......at my expense. I will use her for my next divorce. HAHA.
Lawyer Approved - DeShon is One of the Best
I'm a lawyer, but I am not a "family lawyer." I needed help.
I looked carefully and was pleased to find DeShon. She is simply one of the best family lawyers around. She's smart, thorough and efficient. She gets to the heart of the matter quickly and is bolstered by her experience and professional judgment.
Honestly, if you need someone in this area, DeShon should be your first and last call.