5.0 stars 21 totalReview Anita Margolis
Posted by anonymous
First of all, she was very prompt and professional with answering my inquiry. I feel she needs to brush up on her knowledge of UCCJEA considering the laws have changed over the last 10 - 15 years and so many courts are getting away with violating this act and my situation is perfect example for the change. She seems to be a great lawyer for the average case but my cases are very complicated and I'm dealing with professional liars and kidnappers. I suppose I was looking for a "Perry Mason" type of attorney and average just will not due.
Posted by anonymous
I called into Anita's office and received a phone call back within 24 hrs. I have been ambivalent with my current attorney and spoke to Anita about the direction should take with my long drawn out situation. She gave me answers i was looking for and at the same time showed integrity by suggesting i work through my points of dissatisfaction with my current attorney. It will be a win win either way. Anita was very professional, bright, and holds integrity for her fellow colleges. That speaks volumes. I know who to turn to if my current situation does not change. i felt she was very generous with her time on the phone with me and it was hassle free. I suggest calling her with your problem.
Posted by Karen
I chose Anita Margolis after interviewing 3 attorneys when I needed representation in a custody case! I chose her because of her on the spot, instant knowledge of the relevant case law in my situation, which was just emerging at the time in a pending Superior Court hearing. Not only did she nail the probable trial results "spot on" in our initial consultation, she was able to make the same compelling argument in a concise and eloquent manner when we finally had our day in court. She won the case for me and always maintained the highest level of professionalism and integrity before, during, and after the trial. I have consulted with her a few times since and have always been pleasantly surprised by how up to date she stays with current case law and how accurate her analysis has proved to be. I respect and trust her as a true expert in her field and would highly recommend her to a family member or friend.
Posted by anonymous
I had a pleasant & professional experience with Anita. She is very easy to talk with and conveys the law in a way that is understandable. If we are to need a family lawyer in CA, she is my "go to attorney".
Posted by Barbara
I spoke with Anita regarding a case against me and she gave me great advice. She is very easy to understand and EXTREMELY knowledgable. I was super confused on how to go forward and she did a great job of guiding me. I will definitely hire her for any cases in the future! (Hopefully I won't need to though!) I highly recommend her!
Posted by Wendy
I was in an emotional turmoil when I asked Anita to help me with a family member harassing and threatening and attempting to extort money. Anita was extremely effective to get the bottom of the situation and advised me on the specifics in this thorny situation. She wasted no time, asked all the key questions, and went straight to legal advice. Wow. If you're looking for a family lawyer, she is the BEST. I was so impressed that I will refer her to all my friends and family members. She is compassionate and truly cares about you. That, combined with her tremendous effectiveness, is the best lawyer you want on your side.
Posted by Raquel
I retained Anita Margolis due to my Fiance's ex-wife trying to get a Restraining Order on me. She accused me of many things that involved harassment, emotional distress, endangering her child and basically damaging my character, Anita stood by me and made sure the court saw what she was doing and how her request was not granted and that she fabricated stories, the Judge was in my favor and did not grant my Fiance's ex-wife with an RO towards me. I also want to say that this person made my life hell and if anything I was the one who was emotionally distressed because I was worried about losing my security clearance and this affects my professional career and financially it was a burden because it was not necessary to go that far but I felt the need to protect myself from this unstable dangerous person especially when all that this person was accusing me for was false and she did not provide any proof of all her accusations toward me. Although I didn't originally retain Anita for any Family Law issues, she helped me to organize my thoughts and how to handle this type of person, she also advised me in offering mediation, online family wizard and even logging all habitual custody interferences that my Fiance's ex wife did when his son was legally with us per their MSA. I also would like to add is that Anita helped me to get my Attorney fees paid for from this person as she didn't want to resolve outside of court, it wasn't much but am content with what the Judge awarded and most importantly am happy that this is over and hopefully it sets precedence on anyone who in the future tries to do this again.
Posted by Renee K
Extremely helpful and provided information that was on target and exactly what I needed. It was evident to me that she knows her stuff with regard to contempt for non-payment of child support. Thanks a million!
Posted by Phyllis
I recently had to consult an attorney for a very emotional legal matter. With her help, she made such a difficult situation seem so easy.
Posted by John
I choose Anita J. Margolis as my attorney in a difficult custody battle after my prior attorney, a former San Diego District attorney, told me that the judge was too difficult and unreasonable and based on her behavior, just didn’t like him. I felt I didn’t have much hope of success if I were to continue with my prior attorney. Luckily, I found Anita and she was able to restore my faith in attorneys again.
When I first hired Anita my visitations were restricted because of a false accusation from my son’s mother. Within two weeks of hiring her she was able to regain my original visitation plan ordered by the court. My son’s mother then attempted to reduce my time by filling an RFO proposing my parenting time be severely limited. Anita quickly gave me my options and helped me decide on how to proceed. In the end, despite aggressive and acrimonious contestation from opposing counsel, I ended up receiving more than mom would ever allow me to have. I also gained vacation time with my son, virtual calls, extended holiday time, optional visitation time and she was able to reduce the amount of my child support.
Anita and her paralegal Geneen provided excellent service to me during what was a very difficult time. Anita dealt very effectively with aggressive opposing counsel and ensured that a fair agreement was reached. Her knowledge of family law is extensive. She even instructed the judge and the opposing counsel on case law regarding child support. She works as a substitute judge at times. Not only does she know her craft, but her insight and understanding is invaluable. Her work ethic I found to be of the highest standard, she worked tirelessly on my behalf and took the time to know my case history and details better than I did. She really cares about her clients and about justice. She is very loyal to her clients. She will tell you the truth about your case and will not lead you on or give you false hopes. If you want a smart, ethical lawyer who is kind but tough, you can’t do better.