Posted by pm
1. Thank you Risa for being efficient, thorough, and detailed.
2. Thank you Risa for being knowledgeable.
3. Thank you Risa for returning phone calls and emails in a timely and respectful manner.
4. Thank you Risa for speaking to me in a respectful manner AND respecting my intelligence.
5. Thank you Risa for NOT talking to me in a belittling, condescending and patronizing manner (common with attorneys).
6. Thank you for not discriminating against me.
I am a former law student, and I wholeheartedly recommend Risa.
This is my first review online of an attorney. I am a Virgo and very picky, so if you get 5 stars from me, it is definitely a most sincere review and compliment.
Posted by Gordon
Risa Davis wrote up all of my estate documents and explained clearly their purposes and uses. She and other members of Davis Law Offices were all very helpful and professional in initiating and providing the documents. I highly recommend them.
Posted by anonymous
I used Risa to settle an employment dispute with a former employer. It took a long time and some litigation, but ultimately it was worth the wait to get the settlement I'm getting. I can't provide too much information because of the terms of the settlement agreement, but I can say that Risa was great to work with each step of the way. And we've been working together on this case for almost 3 years now! I know that people want fast results - and sometimes that is possible - but in my case it was important to go slow, consider all the options, and push, push, push for a good settlement. And that is what I got! I am very please with the legal services Risa provided and would recommend her to anyone with an employment law issue.
Posted by Joy
Risa was great. I was scared and nervous but she made me feel calm. She was empathic and was able to explain law to me in laymen's words. She even allowed me more time to explain my concerns. I felt safe talking to her and trusted her expertise.
Posted by Lisamarie
I highly recommend Risa Davis and Davis Law. I was lead to Davis Law through research of exemplary legal work done by her colleague/partner, Brandy Pirtle. Due to a conflict of interest, Ms Pirtle was not able to represent me, but connected me with her partner Ms Davis. Ms Davis was clear, objective and compassionate at all times. She was up front on the best and worst outcome for my case; clearly defining all risks and how to navigate. I felt she always had my best interest at heart and made it clear to me on several occasions how important my issue was to her and made it personal. Risa and her staff are always professional. I recommend Davis Law to anyone seeking superior representation.
Posted by anonymous
Risa helped me with an embarrassing situation: I got into a car accident while my insurance had lapsed. The accident was entirely the other driver’s fault and my car was totaled while the other driver’s car had a few dents. No one was hurt. But, the other driver and their insurance came after me. Risa dealt with the entire thing for me and fought tooth and nail to make sure I didn’t have to pay for something that wasn’t my fault. It took some time, but Risa’s strategy paid off. I didn't have to pay for the other driver's bad driving. I don’t think this is the type of law Risa usually does, but I’d trust her with any legal issue. She had my back and I got a much better outcome than I thought possible.
Posted by M.R.
Risa represented me in my divorce and custody case. She handled the case expeditiously and made sure that my daughter's interests were protected. She ensured that I recieved an fair child support award and when my ex tried to change the amount shortly after the divorce was finalized, she faught for me and my daughter and won. My case was complicated by the fact that both my ex travels for work and I travel internationally and Risa was able to design some great solutions to deal with our situation.
I also find the work that Risa's firm does in the community inspiring. I believe that Risa and her team not only care about their clients, but also care about the Portland community as a whole.
Posted by anonymous
My child was facing unfair treatment at her school in Portland, which would have held her back a grade. The school was refusing to allow her to advance appropriatly with her grade, despite the fact that she was one of the top students in the class. The school just didn't want to go through the trouble of doing an assessment to find the appropriate placement. I had done everything I could and didn't know what to do.
Risa was great at working with me to identify what I needed to do and what she could help me with. I had a limited budget to spend on legal representation and Risa was able to work within that budget. Ultimately she drafted several letters which outlined to the school what my child needed and the legal (and moral) basis for her getting the services she needed. Ultimately the school agreed to follow their own guidelines and my child is now happily enrolled in the proper grade.
Risa was great and personalizing her legal representation to fit my needs and my budget. She helped me work strategically to get my child what she needed.
Posted by anonymous
I commute regularly for work, and when I was pulled over and given three tickets I was mortified - and risked losing my license, a condition of my employment. The original offense was supposedly talking on the phone while driving - and while the officer had seen me talking while driving, I'd been excitedly using the new bluetooth I'd recently had installed in my car! Needless to say, he didn't believe me.
I knew I'd need to go to traffic court. A lawyer for traffic court seemed silly to me at first, but I was concerned about losing my license and a friend recommended I talk to Risa. She looked over the relevant statutes for all three tickets and agreed that the charges were tenuous at best.
Risa's quick analysis of the law as it related to my specific situation and her skill explaining her take on the law both in laymen terms (as she spoke to me) and more technically (as she negotiated a reduction of the charges pre-trial) were clearly evident. Her negotiation skills were impressive, as well.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Risa. She both provided me with realistic expectations of the process and likely outcomes, but was still a strong advocate trying to get me the best outcome possible. I appreciated her willingness to take on something so small and the clear skill and pride she showed in her work.
Posted by anonymous
Risa represented me in a DV case and she was amazing. I can only imagine that the people who have had bad things to say about her must have totally unrealistic expectations or are very difficult people.
My DV case went to a full-on hearing and Risa was fantastic. She prepared me really well for the hearing and was ready with all kinds of evidence and exhibits. She also did a really good job of addressing the sexual abuse I had suffered in a way that made me feel comfortable. She was great about making sure I never had to look at my abuser and even arranged for an officer to escort me to my car after the hearing. The judge we had seemed totally clueless about the dynamics of DV and Risa did a great job of taking the time to explain how that factored into my case.
I really appreciated Risa’s realistic approach to my case. There were some big property division issues and she worked with me to pick my battles and focus on the most important things. While I didn’t get everything I wanted (who does in this type of case?) I felt like I was able to make educated and strategic decisions about what I wanted to fight for.
The one complaint I had is that Risa was slow with her billing. This wasn’t really an issue, because her office was really nice and worked with me to make a payment plan I could afford. I also gave her this feedback at the end of my case and she was really receptive to it. Risa in general is just really easy to talk to about things and is a really down-to-earth person who just wants to help people. If you can’t work with Risa on your case, I bet you can’t work with any attorney.