4.5 stars 13 totalReview Norma Urena
Posted by anonymous
Norma was very helpful for my case and prepped me well for the trial that I unfortunately had to endure. She answered all of my questions and really helped me stay focused. My case was in the family court so it was emotional at times and Norma helped me manage the emotions when dealing with the other party and especially in the trial. I really appreciated how quickly she would respond to my emails and phone messages and was professional throughout the entire experience. During the trial I was impressed by how sharp and attentive she was in the cross examination and felt like she was always on the same page as me.
Norma charges her clients by the hour but to make it simple and easy by utilizing a trust account (basically you deposit a check directly into a bank account) set up to deposit the retainer so she can continuously work without hassling her clients with a bill. Don't get me wrong, there is a bill that comes when the trust runs out, but refilling it so she can work her magic, makes it easier to keep things moving.
Posted by Luis
I hired Attorney Ureña to process my divorce. My first interaction with Attorney Ureña was during our initial consultation. During my consultation I explained my situation to Attorney Ureña. She then explained the different options that I had and also discussed the divorce process and fees. I felt very comfortable retaining Attorney Ureña's services right away - her knowledge and confidence was clear during our initial consultation.
Once I retained Attorney Ureña her staff contacted me and requested information/documents to begin the divorce. I was given specific instructions and a deadline to submit the requested documents. Once I submitted my requested documents I was scheduled for an appointment to review and sign my divorce documents. Attorney Ureña's staff informed me when my documents had been filed with the court, and explained the next steps and provided me with my divorce finalization date.
I received a reminder call prior to my finalization date and I met Attorney Ureña in court to finalize my divorce - it was that easy!
I would definitely recommend Attorney Ureña. What she explained to me during my initial consultation is exactly what happened through out the case. Attorney Ureña's staff is very professional and they have great customer service. Everyone at Ureña Law Office is very easy to work with. Divorce is a difficult emotional experience, but having an honest attorney makes all the difference.
Posted by anonymous
I found out about Norma by a friend of mine that had used her services and highly recommended her. I needed to hire a lawyer quick and she took my very complicated and difficult divorce. With an ex-husband with deep pockets and two also very good lawyers, Norma found herself in the middle of a very ugly and messy divorce- that also included child custody. I have so many good things to say about Norma as an attorney and as a person. Not only does she work on your case because you are paying her, but she is compassionate about the difficulty and stress of a divorce. However, when she really wants you to see things clearly, she is honest and firm about telling you what to expect if you only rather curl up in a ball and try to ignore the facts. Norma not only fought as an divorce attorney, but she also fought against injustice with people that have the money to navigate the legal system and take law to their advantage by paying everyone off. With every other attorney charging an insane amount in fees, I believe that Urena law firm fees are fair, but the work that she does is the best representation you will find. This women works hard for her clients and for what's right. Thank you so much for all of your work Norma, you truly care about your clients and for that and much more my son and I thank you.
Posted by Stacy
I hired Attorney Urena when I was in a very difficult situation. I went through an extremely tough custody case and divorce. I needed someone with a fair price that would also be my biggest advocate and work hard for me. Attorney Urena worked extremely hard for me. She succeeded in getting custody my daughter and I needed and helped me through the entire process. I would never wish anyone a divorce and custody issues but if you have them you are in the best hands with Attorney Urena. I will use her in the future as needed. She was a joy to work with and an extremely handworker. She had me and my daughters best interest at heart and delivered on what was necessary for my case to have a successful out come. It wasn't an easy process but having her on my side made the hard process a lot less painful.
Posted by Ana
I met Norma after I separated from my husband after 17 years of an unhealthy relationship. I made the first appointment with her because I rather speak Spanish and wanted to feel comfortable. I was more than happy because I had found the most compassionate, dedicated and honest attorney I could wish. The process of my divorce was long and burdensome. Norma was always ready to hear my concerns and to find a solution for them. I truly believe that Norma works for the justice. Norma made possible that my kids and me can live in peace. I will be my entire life grateful to Norma for it.
Posted by Harold Avelar
After being burned by two family law attorneys at other Seattle firms who charged us exorbitant fees, sought to prolong our case, and did nothing to move forward our case, you can imagine how weary we were when we contacted Attorney Norma Urena. Instead we met a true and skilled professional who demonstrated an understanding of the law, our case, and the urgency we had reached due to wasting time at other firms. Attorney Urena was highly approachable, answered our questions without using confusing legal jargon and concepts, and informed us over the implications to our case.
Unlike other firms who claimed—but failed—to have a Spanish speaker, Attorney Urena is bilingually skilled and toggled in English and Spanish so my companion who spoke limited English could be clear on the legal matters at hand.
In addition to her fair consulting fees, I highly recommend Attorney Urena for the professionalism and guidance she proved to us.
Posted by Karine
I was a stay-at-home mom with no resources when my separation happened. I was desperate to settle for child support and alimony so I could get back on my feet. In a nutshell, she took most of my retainer and nothing to show for! Additionally, I had to find out from my ex and his attorney that they had tried to reach out to her several times to actually discuss alimony and settlement and she was not returning their calls. When confronted, she admitted that she 'got too busy'. Had to change attorneys, pay another retainer elsewhere. My new attorney said that she barely 'scratched' the surface and she still kept most of the retainer.
I don't want other women to go through what I went through. Her inaction cost me money, many fights with my ex that we could have avoided if things had been settled through court. My ex and I were eager to compromise and she's the one who prolonged everything. A divorce is one of the most traumatic event in most people's lives. I didn't need my own lawyer to add more misery to my pain.
Posted by anonymous
Norma's work was excellent, very responsive and kept me well informed every step of the way. I knew what to expect and when to expect it through the entire case. Most important - the case outcomes reflected my interest and her dedication to providing the best work.
Posted by Blanca
Great attorney, very honest. Looks out for the client's best interest. Her attorney fees are also very reasonable. I would always recommend her legal services.
Posted by anonymous
Norma Linda is an efficient and compassionate lawyer. Her bilingual skills and Latino background are of great help when representing Latino clients. With a genuine care for immigrants and their circumstances Norma worked on various cases on behalf of Mexican nationals referred to by the Mexican Consulate as their consultant in this matters. All the cases I worked with her from 2008 to 2012 in the Consulate, she won every single one of them.
Many of the cases we worked with her were dependencies or other protective custody matters, divorces or else. Norma was always available to keep the information flowing between the client and the Mexican Consulate. From my experience it is quite evident that she has the experience and knowledge to handle a variety of family law matters with diligence and compromise.
Her staff is friendly and helpful too. In a nutshell her work is reliable, all the clients that came to her referred by the Consulate were happy with her work and the results. An important aspect to consider is also her willingness to facilitate additional measures and facilitate economic costs on a case by cases basis to the clients that had limited economic resources or other sort of disadvantages. This just shows a clear intention of offering help not just to make an income.