SUPERIOR doesn't even properly describe Ms. Norton!
Ms. Cathleen Norton has been a Godsend. After 2 years of litigation, more than 16 review hearings and a full 730 Child Custody Evaluation, I was desperate for a change - something or someone to change direction, strategy and the path to nowhere I was stuck on. I scoured the internet. I interviewed attorneys. I talked to other parents. I prayed. I cried. I was scared, exhausted and defeated. And I figured there was no attorney in the world who would understand me, protect me and my son, and ensure the damage done by prior counsel would be rehabbed (especially with the factual complexity of the case).
And then...Ahhhhhhhhhh - I clicked on Ms. Norton's AVVO profile. <3 Thank you Jesus!
From the moment her staff called re: my inquiry & request for consultation, I knew there was something different about this firm. After speaking with Ms. Norton on the phone, I knew, WITHOUT AN OUNCE OF DOUBT, she was going to get the job done.
She is Amazing. Fantastic. Superb. Exceptional. Outstanding. Superior. And even those don't completely describe all that she is.
Ms. Norton is a master negotiator. She was able to accomplish more in several months, than other attorneys could in two years. Her no nonsense, confident approach to negotiations is remarkably effective. And when she was unable to achieve the desired results because the opposing party was stonewalling, she upped her game & prepped for trial as if her life depended on it. She maintained her composure under pressure yet, kept me on my toes in questioning my intentions the way the Court might.
Above all, she and her staff showed me an abundance of respect, grace & compassion - even when my OCD or emotions were getting the best of me.
She is skilled beyond measure. With phenomenal memory retention, exquisite attention to detail and the ability to articulate in the most persuasive manner, I was unusually confident heading into a 4-day trial - that quickly turned into a 2 hour negotiation session resulting in a stipulated judgement with the parameters I was after all along. Not only did she save me thousands of dollars, she gave me 3 days of my life back and an enormous amount of relief.
In the end, Ms. Norton and her amazing staff (Albertine, Heidi & Jordan) walked me, my son & my family down the tunnel, towards the light, to a new life of peace, and we are eternally grateful.
I absolutely, 100% times infinity, endorse the Law Offices of Cathleen E. Norton - hands down, THE BEST family law attorney in California!
*And NO, I was not paid for this review.