|Suffolk University Law School||N/A||N/A||2004|
|University of New Hampshire at Durham||N/A||N/A||2001|
Posted by Carrie
I didn't use a lawyer for my divorce so was a bit lost on how to select one. I contacted Ms. Scott and she was initially responsive. She was actually listed in my legal plan through work. I decided to hire her because of the flat fee and she seemed like she understood what I was up against. Once I hired her, she became completely unresponsive. She works alone - no paralegals and uses a Regency type receptionist who answers all sorts of other peoples calls too and can't answer anything regarding your case. You are completely reliant on waiting for Ms. Scott to get back to you. When I was getting ready to attend mediation, I had to reach out to her to ask what I needed to do to prepare. She told me that I needed to remain calm and the mediator would be writing up a recommendation to the judge based on our responses. She also told me to bring all my notes and documentation to the mediation and bring up everything. I arrived only to find out this was completely the opposite and that if I didnt feel comfortable discussing something I shouldn't bring it up. The mediator stated that the whole process was confidential and the judge would only know that we didn't reach agreement. As a lawyer Ms. Scott should have known what type of mediation I was attending and I lost faith some faith in her. I called her immediately after it was over and had to leave a voicemail. Then I tried emailing her several times over the next few weeks and left a few more messages. After almost 3 weeks I sent a nasty email telling her the lack of responsiveness was not acceptable and unprofessional. I finally got a call from her. But she was full of excuses why she hadn't contacted me. One of which was she was on vacation. Which seems to be a theme with her because I was with her from November to March and she went on 3 extended vacations. By the time that I talked to her about my mediation, I was so upset with her and felt like I was not being represented that I decided to hire another attorney. When I asked for partial money back she sent me a list of stuff she had done (which is completely exaggerated) and she claims she spent $4060 on my case. This lawyer literally filed paperwork to respond to my ex in a custody matter and answered 3 emails and then talked to me 3 weeks after my mediation. My new lawyer (who is not flat fee) has done so much for me and is in constant contact when issues come up. i know what to expect and feel like I'm paying for a service that I'm getting. She is more expensive but I'm fighting for my children and I cannot put a price tag on that.
Posted by Ken
Mrs. Scott represented me during a very tough custody battle between the mother of my child and myself. She was very upfront with me as to what I can expect and how things could play out. I saw that she was honest and she came off as very "human" which is big for me. We worked together for over a year only to land at a victorious conclusion. Mrs. Scott is a busy woman and It is important to understand that patience is best in dealing with any case. There were times when I became anxious, but there wasn't anything that couldn't be done in time. I definitely appreciate her for all of her efforts.
Posted by anonymous
Bad experience for me. A simple uncontested divorce but she never kept me informed and rarely responded to my inquiries. She never discussed the process nor explained what to expect. Divorce is final now, so I guess she completed the task, but now I feel like she went out of her way to make it a more painful experience than it was already. I would recommend you find someone else.
John Rhude, Domestic violence Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Christina Scott is a great attorney and a very hard worker. I refer all of my potential clients in the family law area to her. I trust she will answer their questions and solve problems. Her communication skills are amazing and she is one of the best attorneys in our community. I have had the pleasure of knowing her both personally and professionally. Our firm uses Christina exclusively for anyone who calls with a family law questions.