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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Founding Member||California Defense Attorney Network||2010|
|Certificate of Appreciation||JAH Prison Ministries||2008|
|Certificate of Training||Family Law Trial Institute||2007|
|Certification of Training||Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration- CA State Bar||2006|
|CALI Award for Exceelence in Children and the Law||University of La Verne College of Law||2003|
|CALI Award for Excellence in Criminal Procedure II||University of La Verne College of Law||2003|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Pomona Self-Help Legal Access Center||2002|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Stella Espinoza Browne||2005 - Present|
|Attorney||Tuckerman & Thompson||2002 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California State Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2005 - Present|
|San Bernardino County Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Western San Bernardino County Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2004 - Present|
|Lawyers Club of Los Angeles County||Member||2004 - Present|
|University of La Verne College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Western Regional Conference for Prison Ministires||Criminal Procedure: Pre and Post Conviction||2006|
Posted by anonymous
During my mother's case, she was not prepared-she had us do all the paperwork..she just showed up. She charged a huge amount of money for a simple case. Money was witheld from my mother's support=she tricked my mother into signing over a $7000 check that was "applied" to her fees...that were already paid in advance! I ended up doing most of the work and completing the my mom's divorce..the shock almost killed my mother when she treated her so badly. She should be ashamed! She was not fair to my mother. She ended up being paid more than my mother collected as a settlement for her divorce! She is not a good lawyer and will take your money and leave you broke and discouraged and your issue unresolved or lost. Get an attorney who works for you and wants to truly help! Ms Espinosa is not that person... I do not all her a lawyer...that would be an insult to lawyers
Posted by anonymous
I hired her to represent me in a simple divorce case, nothing complicad.
It was the worst possible choice, tons of work done by me, most unnecessary for my case, all prepared and all the communication was done by her only assistant, Mrs. Espinoza is never there, they never worked on Fridays, whatever time is included in the contract or retainer that you sign with her will be insufficient, there will be more fees at exorbitant costs, they did not work on my case at all for months (possibly because the only assistant she had quit) until I called back to see the status of my case then they restarted, there was another assistant by then and knew nothing of the case.
Even the calls you make to see the status of your case they will charge you and they can round up the minutes to half an hour increments if they want, when you sign her contract you have given her permission to charge you and you have no ways of verifying this charges, then she'll come with new ones. If you are late in your payment by one day she will charge you, even if it falls on a Friday when they don't work!
When I question the charges she got extremely upset and simply said "I don't want to represent you anymore" ( she has the right to do so, it's on her contract), by then I had already paid her dues entirely. On her last statement she had new charges! How can you verify that the time of those charges were really spent on your case and were not included in the cost of your retainer?
They can basically generate the time they want and charge you. She took the money, drop the case and that was it, I was left on my own after I have paid all the money, over 4500 USD for nothing. Never did she ever gave me any advice as far as strategy or updates on the case ever.
I'm honestly doing a social service to the community if I can stop someone from hiring this person, is that bad. I just wish I could find a way to recover my money without the hustle. WORST EVER "PROFESSIONAL SERVICE" in any service in I've ever experienced.
Posted by anonymous
From the moment i walked into her lobby i new she was the attorney for me! Her staff greeted me with a pleasant and warm smile,they could not have been any kinder! Mrs. Browne was so understanding of my financial situations and worked with me. She was extremely generous and compassionate!!! I felt completely safe in her care! She got me full custody of my kids and got me a restraining order against my ex. My family and i would not be happy and safe if it wasn't for her! She is a kind woman, but she will fight to the death for her clients!!! She puts her heart into everything she does! She is intelligent, kind, and driven. She is a person WHO REALLY CARES ABOUT THE PEOPLE THAT COME TO HER!!!! SHE IS GREAT! Her paralegal Daisy is a mini Stella Browne! She is helpful when i have questions and always sends me docs, copies, letters etc. in a timely matter!!! FACTS: -Tough in the court room -honest -she will not SUGAR COAT -Smart -bilingual -fierce
****I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER. IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT YOUR LEGAL CASE, THEN SHE IS THE WOMAN TO GO TO****
Thank you for everything Mrs. Browne! You have gone above and beyond!
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