Posted by a client
I hired Justin O'Connell who works in the same law firm with Sarah to handle my divorce case and some business matters. It was the best experience I ever had. Justin took care the whole thing fast and efficient. I did not get to work with Sarah. However since Justin is not on AVVO so I'd like to leave this review under Sarah. I have to say their law firm is really the best. I was so stressed out with the situation I was in when I found Justin O'Connell, his rate was among the high side, and not much advertisement on their law office, so I was hesitate at first. BUT after he called me in person, and he actually started taking care of my business matter without even ask me for any payment & he handled my business issues just like that. Since then I knew this is the attorney that I will hire. The staff work at this office are also very professional, considerate, and efficient. Joelle and Danny are the best assistants , every time when I email them, I also receive a same day response. Every time when I call, there's always someone there to answer my call. No matter is family law , or small business matters, Cavassa O'Connell is the way to go.
Posted by a Divorce client
In my first meeting with Sarah, I could see that she was well-versed in Family Law, organized, and worked efficiently. Additionally, she was easy to talk with and warm, yet maintained the business composure that let me know she was not going to waste any of my time. Sarah thinks critically and considers all angles when presented with a situation, and she quickly seems to know just where to zero-in to get the results I'm looking for -- and, in many cases, even better outcomes. Sarah had my divorce wrapped up within one year. I still call her from time-to-time to smooth out the bumps in the road, and she has handled these with the same wisdom, consideration, and efficiency. When Sarah is working to resolve an issue with me, I can rest easy knowing that my case is in the best hands possible. I feel very fortunate to have been referred to her. The divorce process and the subsequent transitions were, and continue to be, much less stressful and financially draining than they could be because of Sarah's experience, guidance, and personal style.
Posted by a Family client
I highly recommend attorney Sarah Cavassa. Ms. Cavassa handled my contentious divorce and provided excellent counsel throughout the negotiations.
Ms. Cavassa was professional, knowledgeable, and responsive to all of the issues raised during my divorce proceedings. She took the time to understand what mattered most for my children and me. Based on this, she provided me with practical advice and options. She always responded to my inquires within 24 hours, minimizing the stress of dealing with weighty issues such as complicated child care issues, division of spousal assets, and the allocation of future financial obligations. Her support and communication provided me with substantial peace of mind throughout this stressful ordeal.
As a strong, experienced advocate with my interest at heart, Ms. Cavassa was able to engineer a fair and reasonable resolution, avoiding the need for costly, painful litigation. I am very satisfied with the results and outcome. I am very grateful.
Posted by Diane
I first met Sarah when she worked as the legal assistant for my divorce attorney, then I hired her as my attorney for my spousal support settlement 2 years later. Sarah impressed me immediately with her passion for her work, and her compassion for those she represents. I would hire her again, without hesitation, for her knowledge and ability to the job done for me in the most efficient way possible. She is sharp, confident, energetic, and enthusiastic. I always appreciated how Sarah gave me both sides of the story to aid in my decision-making, and never sugar-coated the outcome. I consider her a friend, and trust her to do the finest job possible for anyone she represents.
Posted by Genevieve Guerrero
Background: I hired Sarah Cavassa of the Granberg Law Firm to represent me in a legal action involving my brother, the other party. My brother was unnecessarily delaying in selling a property we both owned at 50 percent each. Sarah's representation resulted in immediate action by my brother in getting him to come to terms with selling the property so we can both move on with our lives. Sarah represented me for approximately 8 months from April 2009 through November 2009. The services Sarah provided were: phone conferences, draft legal documents in preparation for court (in case we had to go), other legal documentation, court filings, emails from client, emails to client, phone calls to the other party's attorney, in-person meetings, legal review of real estate documents.
Comments: Before I first met Sarah I spoke to her over the phone and she asked me to provide background documentation before our first meeting, which I did. At the first meeting Sarah was thoroughly familiar with all the case details having reviewed everything beforehand. Sarah gave me an excellent legal summary of my options and her recommendations, and she apprised me of any legal exceptions which were important for me to know about. Throughout her representation of me I was extremely impressed by Sarah's thoroughness, clarity, follow-up, articulate and expert legal knowledge, as well as her professionalism. In the meeting with my brother and his attorney she handled all the interactions with deftness and intelligence. From the beginning to the completion of the case Sarah listened to all my concerns and always took action as necessary to protect my interests. The case was resolved by an out of court documented agreement between my brother and I and our attorneys, and we never had to go to court. I was extremely satisfied with the outcome of the case. Before the final legal bill was paid the house was sold in November 2009 at a satisfactory price and to the right buyer. Everything turned out perfectly in the end and Sarah's representation was key.