3.5 stars 14 totalReview Heather Allan
Posted by Lucy
I would not hesitate to recommend anyone who needs a divorce lawyer to seek Heather to represent them. Heather came highly recommended by someone who worked in Family Court. Heather spend time understanding my case and answered many of my questions regarding alimony, assets prior to my marriage and she worked to understand what the opposing counsel was seeking for in the divorce. With good records and some strategizing she got me the best settlement I could hoped for.
Her rates are very reasonable and she and her office staff are very efficient. My case was wrapped up in 11 months from being served with the divorce papers to divorce settlement, saving me money, time and stress.
Do I recommend her? Yes, very highly.
Posted by Luis
As painful of a process divorce can be, Heather has made it as smooth as humanly possible. In our first JCC hearing I was a nervous wreck and she was able to calm my nerves and put my mind at ease. Heather has been very responsive to all matters. There has been times after hours, Late Friday evenings, holiday weekends, where court orders were not being followed and Heather does everything in her power to see that orders were followed. She has fought tooth and nail for me. If it wasn’t for Heather I would be paying an outrageous amount of money to child support, only have my children every other weekend and more than likely walked away from a house I owned with nothing. I now have a 45/55 split with my children and half of the equity in my house. Heather and her team are very efficient, thorough, and knowledgeable. Words do not do Heather and her team any justice. She has made this difficult process a lot easier to deal with. I would not hesitate in recommending Heather one bit.
Posted by Ilana
I engaged Ms. Allan to help me set up a co-guardianship for my young son while I was undergoing treatment for a serious illness. Due to some unique facets of the case, I needed a lawyer with significant expertise in this area and Ms. Allan came recommended from a lawyer I had used previously. She and her team worked quickly and efficiently to get the orders approved by the court, putting my mind at ease during a difficult time.
Her practice is organized and professional. They kept me informed of the progress of the case and sent regular statements itemizing the work that had been done on my case. Ms. Allan gave me an estimate of the costs up front and came in within the quoted amount. Her fees are consistent with what I've paid for similar, high-quality legal help locally.
Ms. Allen and her team were compassionate and helpful and above all they got results. It was a positive experience for me and I would not hesitate to give Ms. Allen my strongest recommendation.
Posted by Alan
I found Heather on line and after my first meeting with her I knew she was the attorney I needed to help me through my divorce. Heather is kind, considerate and very knowledgable, making the minefield that is divorce, a fairly simple course to navigate. Her attention to detail and extremely reasonable billing made the whole experience more pleasant than I believed it would be.
Anonymous review posted on
As a child advocate/attorney, Heather Allan sways back and forth in child custody matters, keeping the fued going between parents in her effort to remain on the case load for her own personal gain. In my case her only interest was collecting monies for subpar services. She was not a good lawyer in my case. As such, she was dismissed.
Posted by Bobby U.
I began receiving services from Allan & Martelle, LLP in August 2008. The firm is reliable and professional in the area of Family Law. When other attorneys refer to Heather Allan as a "shark" and compliment you for having the "best attorney", you know you are in good hands. Heather has been great and has assisted me to obtain my goals. She is professional and easily accessible to meet your needs as well as those you refer to the firm. Heather is open-minded and explains the process each step of the way to ensure you are fully informed of what is taking place throughout your case. I highly recommend Allan & Martelle, LLP to family and friends in need of Family Law services.
Posted by Melanie
Heather Allan was so wonderful to work with. She really listened to my concerns. I could always count on her to get back to me on my many phone calls or e-mails with questions. She never once talked down to me and she knows the law. She will stand by your side will only having your best interests in mind.
I completely recommend Heather Allan.
Posted by Paul
Heather Allan is my divorce attorney, and has been since 2007. Thank goodness that I retained Heather to be my divorce attorney. Heather knows the divorce laws and strategies in California extremely well, she doesn't overcharge, she is very bright yet empathetic to the pain of divorce, and she knows how to achieve a balanced, fair compromise quickly. Plus, Heather knows how to utilize the court system efficiently to achieve a compromise that is fair and puts the uncertainty of divorce behind you. I strongly, strongly recommend Heather if you are facing or considering divorce.
Posted by Jason
I contacted her for some phone advice regarding my rights to my son. She was very knowledgable and was able to answer my questions over the phone! Several other lawyers would only meet me in person and couldn't meet for a week!
Anonymous review posted on
Heather is a nice person but DO NOT mix nice with a good professional lawyer. she is easily bullied but opposing councel and the judges. She will not stand up for you at all. She and her office makes so many administrative mistakes and the worst part, they charge you for everything. My party practically did all the work for her. She makes up her fees up front and charges a lot of money throughout the case but billing you for stupid things. She doesn't do a good job keeping you informed about anything unless she can find a way to bill you for it. All her correspondence is by mail and shocklingly you get this big bill at the end of the month only to realize there wasn't much material in her correspondence in the first place. She is only about money, not about winning for the client. She definitely doesn't look out for your interest at all. Now I am hearing from other lawyers that she isn't very reputable. She isn't known for winning or known as a good lawyer. She is very easily initmated by other lawyers and judges. She overcharged me on everything, the worst part, ididn't get anything out of my case. In fact I had to let her go and hire another atttorney. She tries to keep up the appearance of a professional lawyer. I think she cares for more on how she looks in her suits and her handbags more. Oh and btw, her taking a vacation during your trial wouldn't bother her the least no matter how important the issue may be. She also needs to hire really good interns and junior attorneys in her office. They are just as bad as her.DONT DONT DONT waste your good money on her. She is not result oriented at all. She should have her attorney priviledges revoked. She needs to go back to law school and work on doing more training with working for more lawyers before she claims to be a partner. How she is a partner is a wonder. Spend more money on someone else and gett better results cause she doesn't care.