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Posted by Corey
I hired Al to help me establish a parenting plan which had not been done after my partner and I split several years before. Unfortunately is was also at a stage where I needed immediate assistance. Al's strategy allowed me to maintain my parental rights while we waited for a response from opposing counsel. During this time several incidents arose where I needed his advice. Al was prompt in his responses and was able to aid in resolving them. Al represented me at moderation and while we weren't able to come to an agreement there, he was able to mediate a parenting plan between us directly before the scheduled trial.
I feel without his aid the outcome of my situation would have been vastly different with little to no rights. The Parenting Plan has allowed an easy reference when conflict arises and outlines a clear residential schedule which was my main concern. I will note, all of the rights I requested, Al was able to secure. I am very happy with the agreed upon plan. I will continue to use and value his counsel.
Posted by Lloyd
I hired Allen to take care of my divorce and child custody case. My case was extremely difficult and time and time again he went above and beyond my expectations. It became obvious to me right from the beginning that Allen is a well known and highly respected lawyer in the legal community. Allen never failed to impress me, he was precise, extremely knowledgeable, patient, ethical, experienced, intelligent & remarkably available whenever I needed him. Allen seems to have seen it all and was practically clairvoyant in telling me what to expect and prepare for. Everytime an issue with the other side arose (which was constantly, including cycling through multiple attorneys & contempt incidents) he was always one step ahead of the issue and had it handled. Allen is able to think out of the box, and ultimately got the results I needed at a cost that was more reasonable that I could have hoped for. On several occasions I heard opposing counsel compliment "his lawyering". This is the guy you want on your side. I couldn't have asked for a more professional and caring person--he's the best and I am lucky to call him my attorney. If I could give him more than 5-Stars I would.
Posted by Arteche, Pedro Gonzalo
I hired Allen for my Divorce and he help me all the way to my divorce. He's knowledge and expertise will help you in any Family law case. I am very happy with the results and his help in my case. He not only defend me he also explain the Court system in Seattle and king County. I recommended as an attorney on Family law.
Posted by Carlos
Allen was not aggressive enough with my case, and was always afraid of what the opposing counsel would do if he would go after my ex or that my ex-wife would get angry. During my mediation he was continuously discussing with the mediator what was going to happen with the vacant lot in Renton that used to be a Ford dealership; with the result that I got the worst part of the deal and he was not even aware of what we (he and I) had signed. This was my first time at mediation and therefore I thought that I was duly represented by my lawyer; I believe that I could have prepared myself and done better without him.
During the course of my case, Allen would not return my phone calls or my e-mails and in several occasions I had to stop by his office to find out why was he not getting back to me.
Posted by anonymous
When my friend told me that he has used him several times along with family members, I knew that I was in the right hands. He works on the weekends and keeps me informed. I know that nothing in Law is guaranteed, but he kept me positive and the outcome was amazing. Thank you Al!
Posted by anonymous
I have had a very difficult child custody case that's gone on for years (no fault of ours) and Allen Dermody has taken great pains to ensure that my case gets the best possible legal care and attention. He's extremely detail oriented, and despite his often busy caseload, he continually comes up with good ideas on what we can do to further my case. His knowledge of the law is outstanding, as borne out by our several trips to court, in which we always prevail in matters of law (matters of opinion by the judge or commissioner notwithstanding). More than once, the judge has singled him out for praise in his knowledge of the law. He is appropriately aggressive in his legal actions, for which I am grateful, but he is never abrasive personally, very much a gentleman, and it's clear that other attorneys and members of the court enjoy working with him. But I think one of the greatest advantages of working with Mr. Dermody is that when you retain him, you get the expertise of the entire firm. He is the first to admit when he doesn't know something or when he thinks someone else might have a better idea, and he will make sure you are getting the best advice he can muster, regardless of its source. Finally, Mr. Dermody is very cognizant of my legal costs (I am a middle-class single parent), and has taken many steps to reduce those costs in both small and large ways. He very much wants to see me graduate from working with him to using a less expensive caseworker, or ideally, to close out the case altogether. Anderson Fields does not spend their money on an expensive office or perks for themselves, they are all about the client. I believe Mr. Dermody is in this business to help people, and I feel very lucky to have found him when I could have had an attorney like one of the two (so far) that we have opposed, who were nowhere near his caliber.