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Mandy J. McKellar

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  • Horrible Attorney

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    Anonymous review posted on

    Mandy was my divorce attorney. She gave me false hope on my case. I was a soon to be single mom with 3 kids, 15, 11, and 6. The 15 year old and the 11 year old were not my EX Husbands "legal children" only the 6 year old boy, but at the time he was just turning 5. I wasn't asking for much from my divorce, child support, and for the kids to remain together and not be separate. I wasn't asking for the house, cars, furniture.. Etc.. Just for my 3 children to remain together majorly of the time. Mandy thought she could make that happen. 1 weeks before the trial date I had an appointment with Mandy, I walked into her office to discuss my case when it smelled like an ash-tray as I walked in, also she had a smoking pipe just sitting on her desk. As she is hacking up a lung and I am now concerened for my court hearing in a week, Mandy says "The judge shouldn't split up the siblings it all going to be ok, I feel like we have a strong case!" I walked out with doubt, but already paid 3,500 for a retainer that I later fpuns out I owed more! We went to court that next week. My kids were split up and Mandy never brought up my kids in court!! My ex husbands attorney did when he called them "teenage girls!" They're not teenage girls I was thinking, I then nudged Mandy and told her she needs to say something, She only said " the sibling are very close" That was it. My son now is in therapy twice a week due to the trauma of being split up with his siblings and not wanting to go to his dad's every weekend. Mandy knew all this and my concern with my ex and his verbally abusive ways, not only with me but with my kids as well! And she said NOTHING! It was all about the paycheck! There is one thing to love your job and be successfully good at it, but there is another to think your good at your job and only take advantage of the situation and the clients money. After my court case I recieved another bill from Mandy for over 1,500 dollars. I paid it in full. And will make sure I tell everyone my experience I had with this attorney. She was a nightmare and her poor work has only made it more difficult for myself and my children. She also wouldn't speak to me on the phone because I had a balance owed to her. Seriously? She also charged me about her 500.00 dollars to drop me as a client. She went to court and signed off on my legal representation and charged me 500.00 for that. In the mean time my ex and his lawyer showed up as well, I was not longer being represented so I knew nothing about the court date. I was then slapped with another 2,500.00 dollar request from my ex husbands Attorney for taking up his time and for him having to show up in court so Mandy could tell the judge she was no longer representing me. So 3,000 dollars is what I was charged the day Mandy dismissed her self as my council. 2,500 I was summons to pay my ex and 500.00 to Mandy. She was the worst attorney. You get what you pay for obviously.

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  • Great Attorney!!!

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    Posted by Sylvester

    I highly recommend Mandy as a family lawyer!!!!Back in 2013 my ex-wife was trying to take my 5 kids and everything else from me....Mandy assured everything would be ok...my ex-wife accused me of everything under the sun...I got scared but mandy knows what she is doing!!! Now I have time with my kids ....Mandy is very knowledgeable and she is very good in the courtroom ...And then I got the bill....there office was very nice and let me make monthly payments. ..I have already recommended her to family and coworkers...which have used her and say the same thing....oh another thing is mandy was very responsive to my emails...I got a response back to all my questions very fast....to sum things up...Mandy is very good attorney!!!!Thanks Mandy

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  • One of the worst experiences I've ever been involved in

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    Posted by Leah

    I hired Mandy to handle my child custody case because my cousin was using her for the same thing at the same time. Mandy gave us both false hopes. Laughing about the whole thing like it was a joke on court days. My experiences with her were awful. She didn't reply to me when she should have. She did things at her own slow pace. I was living in a different state at the time I flew out for one of my court dates and sat at the court house waiting. When I didn't see Mandy I called and that's when she bothered to let me know they changed my court date. So I had to fly back and wasn't able to attend. Of course this wasn't Mandys fault oh no. But I didn't see her sitting down there with me. She also completely dropped the ball on other parts of the case. She was just embarassing. Lied when papers she was supposed to send weren't. It's crazy she has an 8 rating on here. Find someone who actually cares.

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    Mandy J. McKellar’s response: “Litigation is not a poor man's sport. Litigation is also difficult between 2 states. Communication can be difficult and particular departments have their own way they provide notice when hearings are continued. It is always particularly difficult when you have 2 parents in 2 different states, which is how this case was. Did not mean that as counsel I cared less, I tried to navigate this case with impossible facts to achieve acceptable results for the client. As with most cases and unhappy clients, the unhappiness set in further when the bill came. Just as with this particular clients brother who also did not want to pay. If you cannot make an attempt to pay your bill or set up a small monthly payment this is what will happen. Our firm unlike others does accept monthly payments. That said, if you really cannot afford counsel, the local Pro Bono provider is the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, which can be called at 702-386-1070 (or see their information on the web at http://www.lacsn.org/option,com_jcalpro/Itemid,3/extmode,view/extid,15/). Those that take pro bono cases take them after they have been screened, and assigned, by Legal Aid. The Reduced Fee Panel sponsored by the State Bar can be reached at 702-382-2200. Additionally, there are free consultations offered on Thursdays at the self-help center; volunteer attorneys provide 15-minute consultations, for free, on family law questions. For those that wish to attempt self-representation, forms are available at the Clark County self-help center website, at http://www.clarkcountycourts.us/shc/Supporting%20Documents/self_help_supportingdocs.html. This Firm does not have late filings and rates and fees are competitive. All fees and rates are disclosed. The more difficult and contested the case becomes , the fees and rates will rise accordingly. This is standard for the Legal Industry. Whether the Firm is Large or Small the expectation of maintaining funds in your Trust account and or Retainer account will be”
  • Excellent attorney who won't waste your money

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    When I hired Ms. McKellar to assist me with a child custody matter, I found her to be familiar with the law, understanding of my situation, and supportive of my objectives. She was responsive and professional throughout my case and achieved the results I was looking for without having to go to trial. Her methods will give you your best chance of winning while keeping costs to a minimum. I highly recommend her for all family law matters.

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  • Fantastic Results!!

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    Posted by nick

    Mandy is an amazing attorney and as well as her paralegal Kristine! She helped a single father with joint custody secure primary custody in a very delicate, heart wrenching case that was over a 9month period of court hearings and ending in an evidentiary hearing. She made it affordable and had very reasonable legal fees for the expertise and amount of hours she put into the case. I definitely recommend her to anyone in Las Vegas who needs a great lawyer who knows how to navigate the difficult family court waters!!

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  • A Winner!

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    Posted by Menchi

    My case was contested custody, the parents of my ex have all the money to spend in his behalf and I don't. I went to different lawyers that won't listen to my drama and I was desperate to win my kids because I know my ex cannot take care of them. My savings was getting low. I saw Mandy here and knew she's the one to win my case. She's very attentive and listened to every detail of pain that I went through. I have all the evidence I need but she pulled a very smooth tactics that made my ex to back off! She requested my ex-husband to sign a HIPPA release, drug test, and many more. After a few months of going back and forth to court, she won my case and closed the deal last December 2013. I am very happy and satisfied because now I have permanent sole legal and sole physical custody with my 3 kids and a 100% discretion when it comes to visitation. And about the bills? Her firm gives me an option. Just like she said, she lets her clients pay her like an auto loan. I love Mandy and I will hire her again if I need to.

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  • Over charges and drops the ball

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    Anonymous review posted on

    This attorney will always be late for your filings, over charge your account with frivolous charges where her mother (office Manager) picks up some income and is incapable of difficult cases. If your looking for a someone to handle a contested difficult case...keep looking at the larger firms as this is a one person office that won't remember your case after you leave her office.

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    Mandy J. McKellar’s response: “Litigation is not a poor man's sport. If you cannot make an attempt to pay your bill or set up a small monthly payment this is what will happen. That said, if you really cannot afford counsel, the local Pro Bono provider is the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, which can be called at 702-386-1070 (or see their information on the web at http://www.lacsn.org/option,com_jcalpro/Itemid,3/extmode,view/extid,15/). Those that take pro bono cases take them after they have been screened, and assigned, by Legal Aid. The Reduced Fee Panel sponsored by the State Bar can be reached at 702-382-2200. Additionally, there are free consultations offered on Thursdays at the self-help center; volunteer attorneys provide 15-minute consultations, for free, on family law questions. For those that wish to attempt self-representation, forms are available at the Clark County self-help center website, at http://www.clarkcountycourts.us/shc/Supporting%20Documents/self_help_supportingdocs.html. This Firm does not have late filings and rates and fees are competitive. All fees and rates are disclosed. The more difficult and contested the case becomes , the fees and rates will rise accordingly. This is standard for the Legal Industry. Whether the Firm is Large or Small the expectation of maintaining funds in your Trust account and or Retainer account will be expected.”
  • Shark

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    Posted by Mike

    I was going through a Divorce / Custody battle with my ex wife and retained the serviced of Mandy. After informing her of my case and all the info she spent time first explaining what the process was and then fighting like a shark for my rights as a father.

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  • Excellent representation and communicator

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    Posted by Rose

    Mandy J McKellar is always quick to respond which helped through the tough process of working on my divorce proceedings with a non-responsive spouse. She is tough and gets right to the point without rolling over you providing detailed information and facts of law related to your case. After working with Mandy for several months and hearing her in the court room defending my positions I could not have asked for better representation.

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  • divorce

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    Posted by Jolene

    Mrs. McKellar is great at what she does she spends alot of time on your case and does what is in the best interest for you. I have and would recommend her to anyone

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