|California St Univ Sacramento||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
Posted by anonymous
I hired Donna to assist me in a family law matter with collecting back child support and modification of my child support order this year. Thats was our agreement. She told me I was on the courts calendar and scheduled for my case to be heard but when I went to the King County Family Law calendar website I was not on it for February of 2017. I emailed her in regards to this and she apologized for not telling me the truth and lied about me being scheduled that day on the courts calendar. I gave her highly confidential information in regards to my family and boys and she disclosed that to the other counsel such as my place of employment and where the boys go to childcare. After this information was provided to the other counsel the childcare got harassing phone calls and odd emails. I have a current no contact order in place with the other parent and this information was suppose to be kept private and it was not. She violated the order and had a copy of it. It was a breach of client confidentiality and harmful to my family, childcare, and employment. I was also awarded legal fees on April 6th, 2017 and have emailed Donna the status of that and she has not till this day responded. I have also called her office, set up phone meetings, and emailed about my legal fees being awarded that day and nothing NO RESPONSE. She will take your money and advantage of you and its not right. She is not well versed in Family Law and should not be practicing at all in this state. I was advised by King County Family Law Office to file a complaint with WA State Bar Association in regards to how my case has been handled and how the law was violated. I have questions not answered about my invoice and charges that are not valid and she has not responded to any of it. We had a scheduled phone call last week and she never called me or emailed me to reschedule and this is the second attempt for a phone meeting. Protect your family and your pocket book. I had to take a loan out to hire a new counsel to clean up her legal filings, paperwork, and mess. I still have not gotten my legal fees awarded to me by King County on April 6th, 2017 of this year and no response from Donna.
Posted by Melissa
I would NEVER hire this attorney again! Unless you want to pay for her to leak out all your personal information and ruin your whole entire case to your spouses attorney, do NOT hire her!! I do not know how she is still in business.
Posted by anonymous
This lawyer encouraged formal legal proceedings on matters spanning parenting plan, support alterations, and decision making rather than assisting in finding common ground that would be in the best interest of my kids. Now the result is significantly damaged trust and cooperation with ex-spouse, tension for kids, and a large amount of money and time thrown away on legal fees and court. The specific outcomes of the legal issues have ended up being hard to manage in real life - I think a good family attorney should be supportive of their client, but help them get past the immediate emotion to encourage cooperative middle-ground that will be better overall. Other lawyers have done this, but Donna drove the negative emotion into legal proceedings that have negative impacts to all of us for the long term.
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