Posted by Tom Wickerath
Doris helped me bring an end to my not-so-happy first marriage, with the divorce being final on October 5, 2015. I had naively entered into this first marriage 11 1/2 years earlier, without a pre-nuptial agreement. I felt that my ex-wife, who was now living on East coast, stayed in the marriage because she enjoyed the security that marriage provides, without really having to participate in a marriage.
Doris was *very* attentive to my case, from start to finish, always returning my phone calls and emails promptly. This even included answering a big concern that developed last year, within a few days of her starting a vacation to Hong Kong!
This case was fairly difficult. My now ex-wife is not the easiest person to work with, as evidenced by her first attorney who ended up resigning from this case. But prior to that happening, there were many times that Doris provided excellent legal research to counter various claims made by this attorney, in his attempts to claim an unreasonable amount of my life savings. As an example, I had purchased my home 17 years before I was married, and had it nearly paid off in 2003, at the time I got married. Yet, opposing council saw no problem trying to grab half of my property! His aggressive style caused a considerable amount of stress, but the excellent research Doris provided successfully fended off this shark.
Doris had to bring a new opposing council up to speed on this case, after working with the first attorney for about 9 months. The case was complicated along the way, when my ex, who is a kidney transplant patient but is also doing quite well, started hinting about playing the disability card. This, in spite of the fact that she was doing well enough to purchase a home by herself in Maryland.
I also had Doris prepare my first will during this time. I will recommend Doris to anyone without hesitation. And, I'll be sure to visit her again for a "co-habitation" agreement if/when the time comes!
Thank You, Doris, for your tireless effort on my behalf!
Posted by Frank
I got to know here via ARAG network. Last Friday I made the first appointment on Monday morning 11:30 via her website and it had been accepted. However, on Monday 10:45 she just called me said she would like to hearing the requirements via phone for a few mins to make decision if we should meet -- this is not acceptable for a pro, I have to arrange 1 hour time/traffic excursively for this appointment and it seems a waste.
Later I explained the basic issue to her and she keeps saying like: if this involves, she would charge non-ARAG fee, if that present, she would treat like non-ARAG, if it is this, it is non-ARAG ... in the end, I found obviously she is much more interested to discuss about ARAG/Non-ARAG than the case itself. She even said like this: your corp lets you to join this legal plan is because it wants you to focus on work, if your matter does not make you focus, you are not qualify the legal plan -- hey, why not put these statement on the website or AARG network to save everybody's resource?
I also tested her professional knowledge. I asked her a few questions, which also asked other attorneys in the first interview too. Her answer was significantly different to others, if it was not total random. It showed she might have less experience on real estate field. This is fine but what she said is that: you should not give a lawyer a guide how to do it. However, the guide/idea I gave to her, is presented by a professional accountant and we need to verify it in the legal aspect. That is the main reason why I seek an attorney. In contrast, other attorneys seriously considered the same idea and gave good feedback without any problem.
The only reason I contacted her was that she speaks Chinese that my parent can talk directly. But based on my experience, I don't think the language could be a plus.
- website that makes appointment.
- Chinese language
- poor time management.
- bad communications.
- less respect to ARAG members.
Posted by Linda
I'm so happy that I had the opportunity to meet this great professional and caring person. I was going through so much stress with my immigration status and Doris helped me with it all. We planned it and made everything better so I wasn't as stressed. She's a really caring person. Who was really made a huge difference in my life. So thankful that I meet her and got her help.
Posted by Brian
My family has worked with Doris on two separate occasions, first for the creation of our Wills, then for some help with a complicated real estate transaction. In both instances, Doris proved to be a first-class professional. She is responsive, attentive, and thorough.
Most importantly, we have been very impressed with the personal care that she has provided throughout both efforts. In particular, our real estate transaction went sideways due to a dispute between the builder and a neighbor. She genuinely cared about our family's situation and made every effort to be available in a highly charged and fast moving environment.
Posted by Bryan
Doris helped us through a land use complaint that was brought against us from a neighbor making a bunch of claims that we violated a "private agreement" that was made over a decade ago between the land developers and a private party.
She spent a tremendous amount of time researching and investigate said private agreement. She was easy to work with, very responsive, and kept us informed through-out the process.
She had a well articulated legal response to the opposing lawyer's claim, and the issue has been resolved in our favor.
Thank you Doris for all your help and persistence!
Posted by Srinivas
I found Doris's firm via ARAG (didn't know her earlier)
1. She is very detailed - went through my home purchase contract
2. Very responsive - always available, and if not came back to me right away
real-estate/residential "law" novice that I am, she helped me gain the confidence I was looking for
Anonymous review posted on
Doris provided me a consult on a potential contested divorce case, despite the fact that her practice focus has shifted. She was responsive, empathetic, and prepared.
Posted by Joshua
Superb responsible and service, peace of mind if you appoint Doris as your representative. I feel bad sometimes because she concern my case status more than i do. Highly recommend and Million Thanks to her.
Anonymous review posted on
I had a very complex immigration case, I looked around and talked couple of lawyers but I couldn't find anyone who was up to my standards. I did my case on my own but that only make my case more complex.
I was lucky to find Doris! After our first meeting, she was so in to my case and she did more than she should. Even comforting me and coming up with backup plans. I got my green card yesterday all credits for her. she is one of a kind
Anonymous review posted on
Doris worked for me on real estate issues and creating will and has been great. Before I found her, I called a couple of lawyers in the same area, and none of them seems to care about small case I had. She was very helpful from the beginning and also handled the case very well to solve the issue. I will recommend her to all of my friends and co-workers.