4.5 stars 15 totalReview Lita Pettusdotson
Posted by anonymous
I hired Ms. Dotson because she had presented a child custody strategy that may move my case forward. However, once she was hired, she didn't follow through on the tasks required to keep the case on track. She made many mistakes in writing orders that left the other party open to exploit loopholes which required filing another request to sort out the details. It became a labor intensive process to complete only two orders that could have been done correctly with more attention to detail. The mistakes were costly to my children as well as financially. In the end, I had to consult with another attorney to help fix the mistakes that Ms. Dotson made in my case.
Posted by anonymous
I gave her a two star beacause at least she took a few minutes on the phone and voiced her knowledge of the topic. However I eventually, followed up with my call before i actually spoke with her the call was about a quick 5-10 minutes and from reading her reviews i thought I'd give her a call they were so positive. Well, she was very short with me gave me the impression that she didn't want to be bothered with my case and was very discouraging, to me told me I had very little chance of winning even though i didnt get a chance to tell her my reason for relocating with my child. Then she listed a few silly reasons why parents relocate that are not in the best in the best interest of the child as though i have no knowledge of my case and as thought that those were my reason. I was very hurt and shocked at the type response I received from Lita. She was not patient with me nor did she give me free consultation like i read on her other reviews. She told me she charge $325 for a consultation..wow some attorneys will at least give a 30 minute free consulation and will ask you about your case but Lita didnt ask me hardly anything was basically busy all week but may have a slot or two available if i want to keep come to her office. Bottom line I didnt feel like she gave a damn but consultation money let alone cared about assisting me. i personally didnt have good experience like everyone else said they did....she basically brushed me off and in so many words told me its not worth it you wont win.
Posted by Nyama
I was in a mid of my separation when I frist meet Lita, She gave me a free phone consultation, I had no money and have no idea what was ahead of me. Lita not only know what she is doing but kept me informed through the whole divorce process. She answered to opposing party, and kept me informed about my bills, by itemizing what exactly I get charged for. Lita guided me through custody and mediation and I gained custody of my children. My ex hire 3 lawyers before our divorce was over, I kept Lita through the whole process. I dearly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous
I was recommended to Lita by a close friend and she offered me some advice over the phone quickly. I retained her after speaking with her about my current order that was in place and specifics about my case. She gave me honest and educated answers to my situation and in the end Lita made a bad situation (for me) much better and a huge weight off my shoulders. I am thankful for Lita for sticking through my difficult situation and giving me updates constantly by email, text, and mail. Don't hesitate to call Lita with your situation. She was a huge blessing to me! Thank You So much Lita.
Posted by Tom
I required insight into my current legal approach with outside counsel to determine if we are on the right track (second opinion). Lita was kind enough to expend significant time with me via phone to explain how the system works and the best way to manage the process with my attorney. This was very helpful since it restored confidence for my current legal team.
After speaking with her (and she is very sweet!) I had contacted one more and their answers about spousal support were very different. So.... still confused ! (and I didn't have to pay $39 for her advice, which was a half hour conversation. ) Seemed a little rushed... but I understand!
Posted by Bryan
My mother was stuck in a divorce case for over 5 years before we found Lita and she was able to expedite the process and help her reach a settlement in less that 4 months! Lita has been nothing short of a godsend!
Posted by sheila
Lita was the answer to a prayer. She is very knowledgeable of all forms and filings that I needed to complete. Very responsive to all calls ,emails , texts and very reliable. My case began in June of 2012 , I received my judgement on May 3, 2013. The cutbacks to the courts have made things very frustrating at times , but Lita kept me encouraged and supported me thru it all. God bless you Lita