5.0 stars 47 totalReview Cathleen Norton
Posted by Gabriel
There is a very simple reason why Cathleen has such high review scores on AVVO; she is a talented and outstanding attorney who works for her clients as if they were her personal friend or family member. In other words, you get the sense that she truly cares about her clients and she does. I had the very fortune experience of coming across her profile during my search for new representation after a serious child custody crisis. After my first meeting with her I was confident I had found the right person. Her knowledge, professionalism, honesty and genuine demeanor shined throughout the entire process. She skillfully brought calm to a very emotional and chaotic situation. Cathleen and her remarkable team (Albertine and company) worked steadfastly for me. I honestly cannot express enough thanks, gratitude or appreciation for all their hard work and support in what they helped accomplish for me and my daughter.
Posted by Mary
If you are reading this review look no further. Fate had led me to Cathleen Norton's office. I truly couldn't have been more blessed! During the consultation Cathleen's knowledge, professionalism, and confidence assured me that I had come to the right place. Cathleen genuinely made me feel like a family member instead of a case number. Cathleen listened to all of my questions and carefully addressed my concerns. Cathleen is honest, realistic, and respectfully sugar-coats nothing. Her attentiveness, compassion and drive never fail short. Cathleen and her team kept me well informed throughout the entire process. I was updated at all times. The staff including Cathleen returned my calls and email in lighting speed! Cathleen's dedication and advocacy led to prevailed justice . In and out of the courtroom Cathleen's presence is powerful yet calming . With Cathleen at my side I felt untouchable! Cathleen strategizes to execute with remarkable precision. Cathleen also has a sense of humor that shines so bright in a time of darkness . My family and I are truly grateful for her . Indeed we were blessed with the best ! I highly recommend her .
Posted by Adrienne
Cathleen will fight for your interests as if they were her own. Cathleen is a fighter and she knows how to work the system and opposing counsel to get things accomplished. Her advice is sage and objective. During a highly emotional process, she is a calm presence who always has your best interests at heart. She explains what is doable and the areas that will require compromise. Her staff is responsive and will be there for you during a laborious process. If you are a woman who wants to leave Los Angeles County with your children, Cathleen has the skill to make it happen. She will make sure that you are as prepared as possible to handle the challenges inherent in a move away case. Meet with Cathleen, hire Cathleen, you will not be disappointed. If you are unhappy with your current representation, as I was, call Cathleen and meet with her. Firing my first attorney and hiring Cathleen was the best decision I made. She literally changed my life. I will always be grateful to Cathleen, Heidi and the rest of the staff for all they did for me and my daughter. Thank you.
Posted by Jacklyn Mancilla
I hired Cathleen for my custody case after a two-hour consultation with her. I was served with an RFO from my son's father after he received a child support judgement and wages started being garnished. With Cathleen's help and the support of her office team, I was able to address my concerns and ensure my son had a easy transition in reestablishing a relationship with his father through supervised visitations. Cathleen and her team provided me with extremely important and much needed information as I navigated this process. For example, she explained to me the difference between joint legal and joint physical custody so that I could make the best decision in my requests from the court. She also assisted me in preparing my declaration and placated my concerns and emotions so that I could make rational decisions for my child's well-being. She eased my nerves with her confidence. One of the things I appreciated about Cathleen is she is very realistic, brutally honest (in the best way possible) and always has a strategy. I also appreciate that she was on top of my case. If I asked her a question in the middle of the week, she immediately responded and I could tell she was fully aware of my case and I never felt like I was not just one of the many cases she was balancing. There is no doubt that she is an amazing lawyer and knows her field very well. That is why she is a pro. Additionally, I recommend Cathleen and her team (Albertine, Tarry, Heidi, and everyone else) because of their expertise and concern for the well-being of all parties. While Cathleen and her team represented me and my son, their ultimate goal was to help everyone agree and move forward with little to no conflict. Cathleen convinced my son's father and his attorney to discuss and draft a stipulation that worked out for him and myself, and our son.
Posted by Ash
Cathleen helped me win and we didn't just win...we won big. As a single a Father, my custody case was everything to me. Believe me when I say that Cathleen Norton is a cut above the competition in every way. Smart and strategic. Passionate and caring. Cathleen is the kind of lawyer that truly commits to excellence in her field and that is why she blows away the competition!
There is no doubt in my mind that the other side wishes they could have hired Cathleen instead. There are only five stars but I wish I could give ten stars because that is what Cathleen and her law firm deserve. I am forever grateful that I stumbled upon Avvo in my search to find the best lawyer to represent my case. I strongly suggest you read through Cathleen's client reviews as I did. The proof is in the pudding. You simply won't find another Lawyer with as many satisfied and thankful clients as Cathleen Norton.
Before I found Ms. Norton, I had initial consultations with five other Family Lawyers in my search to find the best representation. I had spoke with many others Lawyers by phone. No one wants to go to court but when it comes to your family, future and success in life –– you can't make these decisions lightly. Going into a legal battle with the best representation possible (or lack thereof) will make or break your case. Deciding to hire Cathleen was the best decision I made and in the future I wouldn't want to work with anyone else. I would absolutely recommend her to my closest family and friends.
In times past, I've worked with lawyers who would meticulously charge me for every single thing they could. With Cathleen and her team there was always a sense of understanding and compassion in regards to everything. I must say that they were generous and careful with both the retainer and the fees I was being charged. I know for a fact in many instances they saved me money.
My court case was complex and had many layers to it. Over the course of almost a year we were put to the test in the court room. There were many ups and downs. Cathleen and her law firm were always there for me –– keeping me updated and educated on every twist and turn. Heidi, Aine and Albertine are a fantastic team and I enjoyed the process of working with all of them.
In the end, not only did Cathleen exceed all expectations as a lawyer, I felt she truly cared for the outcome of my case in only the way a friend could. That passion for winning the case was clear in her final closing statements to the Judge and it was as persuasively delivered as any courtroom scene from a movie. When the Judge ruled in our favor I couldn't help but feel blessed and appreciative for the knowledge, dedication and preparation of Cathleen Norton and her entire team. Thank you again Cathleen, you're the best!
Posted by Gary
Catherine has helped me beyond even exceprional legal help. I can not recommend her highly enough. It's nice to work with someone in family law who knows you are hurting, and does not take advantage of this, but instead gives you the information and strength you need to see through this lengthy and emotional process. Ms. NOrton was recommended to me, and I am happy to recommend her to others.
Posted by Cristina
I am absolutely satisfied with my decision to hire Cathleen and her team for my child custody case. I was nervous, afraid and scared that I was going to fall apart through all of this legal stuff. Cathleen and her team did everything they could for me. They all brought me calmness and comfort in such a difficult time in my life. They were efficient, professional and always available when I had questions, doubts and concerns. If I should ever be in this type of situation again, I would definitely hire Law offices of Cathleen again. I recommend her to anyone seeking the best legal professional help. She helped end my case in the most favorable possible way for me. Don't think about it twice to hire Cathleen. She and her team are the absolute best!
Posted by Guillermo
From the moment I saw Cathleen and seen her reviews, I said, this will be my attorney. She managed my case exceptionally from start to finish. Her staff was very specific with what I had to do and not do. I definitely saw that she genuinely cared for the best interest of my children. It's hard to find people with morals and ethics within the justice system
Posted by Tim
I cant thank Cathleen and her staff enough!
Ive heard horror stories of peoples fimancial and life ruined...not the case here, Cathleen provided me with sound legal advice and execution...With her knowlege and tenacity we were able to reach a deal with my x-wife that protected all my assets and financial future..She also worked with me on a payment plan that allowed me to navigate through some tough financial times...
Cathleen also has a brokers liscence that adds to her depth of knowledge regarding real estate assets..
And most of all, she is a caring good human.being that always had my best interest.
I would definitely reccomend her to anyone
looking for a caring, tenacious, knowledgeable attorney.
Posted by Jared
I'll never quite be able to repay Cathleen Norton and her exceptional team at the firm (thanks Albertine!, Heidi and Aine) for their help in resolving my child custody issues.
Cathleen picked up the pieces of a messy divorce started by another attorney and expertly guided me through the steps necessary to fight a virtual onslaught of legal attacks designed to reduce the time I would be able to spend with him.
She was super informative, respectful of my financial issues and worked closely with me to mitigate my financial burden while pulling out all the stops during trial.
It was obvious when walking into court that everyone - from other attorneys to the bailiffs, clerks and court reporters up to the judge - liked, respected and held her in high esteem for her pragmatic approach to case management and keeping conflict low. There is really no value you can put on that in the courtroom.
I'd recommend Cathleen to any Dad fighting to have their kids in their lives, or anyone really. She exudes confidence (for good reason) and really made me feel like someone was working for me and set my mind at ease during one of the most stressful and scary times in my life.
At the end of the day she got me exactly what I asked for regarding custodial time and parental status in a very high conflict divorce. She made me reasonable when I was acting emotionally and fought like the devil for me on the issues I was most concerned with.
May you never need a lawyer for this kind of thing, but if you do, I'd highly recommend Cathleen Norton.