Posted by Charlotte Murphy ( Brodie)
Kate is incredible. Simply put. I never had the pleasure to meet her in person, since I reside in Texas and my case was in California but she is simply the best lawyer I have ever worked with. She was able to get the most desired outcome from a very sticky case in which it often felt like the odds were against us due to multiple clerical errors in the paperwork I was served with. She is incredibly approachable, kind and respectful, but kicks butt when it comes to providing excellent representation. She was always quick to respond to my emails or calls. She was very aggressive in proving how insane my exes demands were while also making it easy for the court to deny his demands and provide the gateway to move jurisdiction back to the home state of the child. I am so glad I hired her, because if I was the other parent, I would have been shaking in my boots upon reading all the documents she submitted to the courts. I am so glad I chose her to represent my family and because of her, my daughter will not have to fly to California for more than half a year every year to be with an abusive and dangerous stranger. I am eternally grateful for her assistance in managing our case. My husband and I can finally sleep at night again knowing our baby is safe. She is absolutely phenomenal!
Posted by Ann
As this was my first time hiring an attorney, I am pleased to say Kate was patient and understanding. She explained the legal process and my options and kept me informed every step of the way. I had a very satisfactory outcome due to her diligence and perseverance.
Posted by Eric
i hired Kate Gillespie over the phone on the recommendation of the counselor who mediated my divorce. Kate was every bit as good as that recommendation and more. She helped me handle a tricky property settlement issue by clearly spelling out my options and letting me decide the best course of action. We were able to close the case satisfactorily without going to court or even back to the mediation table, which kept my legal expenses to a minimum. Kate stayed responsive, focused and professional throughout. I wouldn't hesitate to hire her again.
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I have to say how much I loved having Kate as my attorney. I had never dealt with attorneys in my life and was a new Mother. My daughter's father's family had hired an attorney so that their 24 year old son could fight me in court for joint custody when he didn't have a car, or a job, lived in a studio apartment with another male and was a recovering alcoholic. I had dated him for 6 months, broke up with him and then found out I was pregnant. I was 41 years old and elated to find out I was able to get pregnant, we didn't plan it, and however, I couldn't had been happier. Hoping my ex would change and get a job, finance a car, and do everything he could to prepare for this bundle, I was let down. We had no option but to set up a legal order for our daughter's arrangements. My ex's attorney bullied me with letters and claims that I would owe her client child support etc. All BS. She was milking his family for every penny she could. She was a great writer, but such a BSer. The attorney that I had originally hired, would say to me, "What do you want me to write back?" I thought I was living in the twilight light zone. This did not seem right AT ALL. Excuse me, aren't you my attorney?? I asked friends for referrals of a new attorney, one that actually gave a damn. That is how I found Kate. Her name was sent to me in an email that a friend of mine had received from one of her friends. All in good time. I reached out to Kate on a Saturday and she wrote me back with an appointment that Monday morning. I came in to see her with baby Ava and Kate was the sweetest and most welcoming attorney I think I have ever met. I found that in Family Law, finding attorneys who care was VERY difficult and challenging. You either find the ones who pretend to care so they can bill you for every single email and phone call or you find the ones who show their disinterest in your case and don't take you seriously. The clouds opened and the rain went away that day in Kate's office as I realized I had found THE ONE. The consultation was free. She preceded to read over all my previous legal documents, bullied letters, and so forth. This is what she said to me, “This is an easy case, before you hire me and invest more money, send your ex an email and see if he is willing to mediate without attorneys." Doesn't that say it all? I said sure. Of course, my ex sent the email to his attorney who then reached out to me. Thus it began...and Kate started work. I never had to worry that she didn't have my back. She had strategies in place which she had discussed with me and there were plan A's, and plan B's. She had every inch of this case covered. She had worked with all the important people in this genre and could predict their reaction to my case. She also was particularly understanding of my emotions involved and did not dismiss them throughout the entire time. The best part was that I never had to worry about the protection of my newborn baby and if joint custody would be given to my ex. Kate proposed mediation to my ex's attorney and then a judge had to be decided upon to hire for this process. The attorneys went back and forth and of course, Kate made sure a well suited and fair judge was in place for my case. The day of mediation was the only day I was nervous from the day I met Kate. I just couldn't believe this was finally going to be over and I could really enjoy my new bundle without any nervous hesitation. Mediation took 9 hours. 9 hours Kate spent fighting for what I requested and wanted. She even thought of clauses to add to the order that would prevent any future changes or problems down the line. She secured my baby's future and I am so grateful to her. I actually remember crying because I was so thankful to have met her. She is not just a smart attorney; she is a mother herself and a good person. She was a gift. Thank you so much Kate. I highly recommend Kate without any hesitation.
Posted by Felicia K.
Kate Gillespie is the best of the best. She has helped my family and I through everything and I couldn't be more grateful that God put her into our lives. She stood by Us, guided us through our wrongful death lawsuit, and even came to one of our family members funerals. She is not only the best attorney you will ever come across, but she is also now like family to us. She has went above and far beyond what she even remotely needed to do. I am FOREVER thankful and grateful for you Kate! The Therrien/Kelter family loves you!! Thank you!
Posted by Danielle
My request to divorce occurred within a heated domestic situation. After removing myself from the immediate danger I called my sister. My sister is an attorney but does not practice family law and she selected Kate through her reputation and colleague recommendations. Together we called Kate and she walked us through all of our next steps. I had no idea what to do and neither did my sister, parents, nor friends. Family and friends are essential for support, but they are not equipped for the legal complexities and unpredictability of divorce. Kate was direct and confident in what specifically needed to be done to secure my safety and initiate my legal footing.
My whole life was uprooted during this time and I needed someone who was prepared to handle all of the legal matters and emotional distress associated with the splitting of a 19 year relationship. Processing the emotional toll, dealing with the uncertainty of the future, all while continuing to work was overwhelming. I couldn’t comprehend the actions taken against me. Kate dealt with the threats, random demands, and protected me financially, legally, and emotionally. My trust and confidence in her got me through this crisis
Posted by Charlie
After consulting/interviewing many, many, many attorneys I feel confident that I have chosen both the right attorney and law firm to represent me in my Custody and Visitation case. Based off of phone conversations; Kate comes off as a professional, articulate and an extensively knowledgeable attorney. Kate was named as Los Angeles Magazine “Top Attorney Rising Star 2014” and conversing with her you’ll know why. Kate immediately understood both my child’s needs and my goals as a father. I have an uncommon work schedule that ultimately affects my visitation schedule and Kate is ready to take on this challenge. She left me feeling reassured that investing in her and “The Bloom Law Firm” is truly my best recourse to achieve my parental goals. I will post an updated review once the legal process is concluded.
Posted by Barbara
If you are looking for an honest, ethical and amazing attorney, then look no further. My husband and I hired Kate for a dispute with our neighbor. I have never dealt with an attorney like Kate who was so helpful, honest and upfront. I was extremely impressed at how she was always one step ahead of us, very communicative (by email and phone) and kept us abreast of what was happening every step of the way. There were no surprises, even when it came to fees (which we really appreciated). Additionally, her fees are very reasonable for the type of high quality service she offers. In the end we received exactly the outcome with our case that we desire. We would HIGHLY recommend Kate Gillespie for any legal situation.
Posted by Emily
We had the pleasure of working with Kate a few months ago on a pre-nup and she couldn't have been more wonderful to work with. She walked us through every step, explaining complicated matters in ways that were understandable. She was always available by phone or email and met with us at length in person too to tailor this document to our personal needs. Will certainly work with her again if we ever need legal services!
Posted by William
Ms. Gillespie was terrific on my case against a big car manufacturer. She got me a great outcome and was professional, responsive and pleasant through the whole difficult ordeal. She has a very calming presence and makes everything understandable and less stressful.