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  • Horrible

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    Posted by Stan

    I would never Recommend Denise Furubotten of Access Legal Group. I hired her for my divorce and it was the worst experience of my entire life. I went through over 70,000 dollars and she quit on me when I needed her the most . She was very rude any time I questioned her on anything and whenever I asked her for invoices detailing what she was billing me for she would threaten to quit . She has my money held in her trust account and was ordered to release it by June 10th, 2016 and I have yet to see a penny of that money even though she has been paid in full for any services she performed in regards to my case. Run as far away as you can from her and Access Legal Group.

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    Denise Arlene Furubotten’s response: “We don't like it when a client is unhappy with our services and we do everything in our power to make our clients happy. Unfortunately there are times when we can no longer continue to represent certain clients. Attorneys cannot comment about the specifics of a particular client even when a client chooses to post false information about the attorney. I therefore cannot comment on the specific issues with this particular client. What I can say is that we have a long standing policy of using written retainer agreements with every client we represent. These written agreements set forth the obligations of both the attorney and the client. The agreements set forth all details of our billing, representation and termination of our representation. We bill all of our clients monthly and provide invoices to all clients. This is something that is part of our written agreement with all clients. We don't threaten to quit on clients who want detailed invoices. They are entitled to detailed invoices because we have included that right as part of our written agreement with all clients. Concerning money held in trust for any of our clients, we handle all funds pursuant to our written agreements with our clients. In my 20 years of practice I have never been "ordered" by a court to release funds to a client. Clients don't need orders because we follow our written agreements and disperse any funds according to the written agreement with the client. It is often the unfortunate circumstance that some clients do not want to follow the written agreements we have with them. In a situation where the decision is made to stop representing a particular client, the client is always given warning about the particular issues causing problems with continued representation and always offered a chance to resolve those issues directly with our firm. When the issues cannot be resolved and we can no longer act in the best interest of the client, we are ethically required to withdraw from further representation. We do not take those decisions lightly and we do our best to avoid such decisions. In the circumstance where we must withdraw from representation it is not uncommon for the disgruntled client to make demands to our firm that is contrary to our written agreement with the client. Even in that circumstance it is our policy to remind the client of the terms of our written agreement. Attorneys are governed by the State Bar of California and the Business and Professions Code. A disgruntled client may choose to make false claims against me or my firm but my spotless record with the State Bar after 20 years of service to the public speaks for itself and I will let those clients who have given positive reviews of my dedicated and skilled service speak for me.”
  • GREAT....GETS RESULTS

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Ned

    Denise and I worked on a multi-state divorce wherein the other side was trying to take everything from the husband. While working with Denise I quickly found out she was very smart and cared about her clients. She out lawyered the other side and won the case. Wife who wanted everything go nothing. Denise is TOUGH and VERY SMART.

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  • I'm a Happy, Happy Client

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    Posted by Doreen

    I was referred to Denise Furubotten by a friend as I did not know any good Family Law attorneys in California.

    I went to meet her at the Huntington Beach office. The office was very professional, the staff was courteous and it was easy to find. Within minutes of discussing our situation, it was evident that I was in the right place. Their experience with Family Law is unparalleled. They were able to assess our situation, design a plan to follow and immediately support us in executing that plan. I felt very protected and confident that Denise was going to turn my unfortunate situation into something positive :)

    I would give Denise Furubotten my highest recommendation!!

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  • Great experience

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    Posted by Sandra

    Denise's guidance through the complexities of marriage dissolution and child custody issues was incredible. She was sensitive, creative and tenacious in her pursuit of resolution to a long and vicious divorce proceeding.

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  • Trustworthy professional, excellent outcome

    5.0 stars

    Anonymous review posted on

    Denise guided me through a messy divorce process with clarity and wisdom. At times when emotion threatened to unseat me, she helped me stay out of my own way. Denise has a keen sense of what makes folks tick, and this perception was vital in negotiating my divorce and custody case. The outcome of my case was very favorable to me, and given the circumstances I could not be happier. I have since returned to Denise to create a will and power of attorney documents, and recommend her to friends and family members in need without hesitation. Having Denise on my side has given me great peace of mind.

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  • Worst Experience

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    Anonymous review posted on

    I retained her for a simple divorce case. She made it look complex and charged me lot of money for documentation which was not required in my case and kept me uninformed on what she was working on my case. I only came to know about it only when she sent me a huge bill. Her documentation was not useful in any way in the case. She was impolite, abusive and used foul language while discussions. I would never recommend her services to anyone.

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  • Great lawyer. Down to earth and straightforward.

    5.0 stars

    Anonymous review posted on

    I had some complicated issues in my case. Denise was able to help me understand when I should fight about something and when I needed to compromise. She didn't always tell me what I wanted to hear but I knew she was being honest with me. Her honesty saved me a lot of money and time. Would definitely use her for any issues in the future.

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