Posted by anonymous
My case started out simply and ended up being a high conflict case that spanned nearly 2 years. Terry was the best thing to happen to me! After paying other lawyers so that I could interview them and becoming pretty dejected with their approach and attitude, Terry was a breath of fresh air. She was calm, compassionate, understanding, patient and came with valuable perspective. She is very honest and straightforward. And she is also very creative and digs deep for solutions. Her breath of experience allows her to detect things that others might miss and she is committed to ensuring that you get the best bang for your buck. She doesn't get you wound up in needless litigation. My ex's lawyer did that and if not for Terry, I would have fallen for these tricks. After the third attempt, my ex had a falling out with his lawyer and hired a second one who had a similar strategy.
Terry also knows when to fight aggressively and when to ease up. In the beginning I was nervous, but after the first hearing I understood that Terry understands exactly how to read the pulse of the courtroom. She focuses on what is important for the case. While as a client, my passions and emotions might dictate judgement, she balances that out with reasonable, relevant and realistic plans of action. I learned that I could trust her instincts and competence for the best results. She understands people, motives and has foresight that is worth considering.
One of the biggest reasons I recommend her to everyone who needs a good and honest lawyer is this. After my laborious 14 hour long mediation, I came to know that she was in the middle of a personal crisis and was going through an equally painful situation in her own life. By this time, I knew her long enough that she would have mentioned it to me, but she chose to remain professional and focus entirely on me. She mentioned nothing to me till the mediation was over and then asked me to keep her in my prayers. Along with the larger crisis, that day, her daughter was in the hospital. I will never forget her kindness or professionalism.
Also, I must mention that Terry's billing practices are fair and transparent. When she can, she works to save you money as well.
I have recommended Terry to several people and most have hired her and have been happy with her representation.
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Posted by anonymous
I was with Terry for over a year, tried to give her a chance, but learned she's having some significant mental health issues, and as a result, her practice is suffering. For instance, the last two motions, she made me write the legal document and then she edited! Needless to say, we lost. Terry may have been a good lawyer, but not anymore. She managed to suck over $200,000 out of me, and accomplished absolutely NOTHING.
Posted by Gayle
In May 2008, I found myself in a very scary situation. I was 8 months pregnant, separated from my husband, caring for our 2 year old, and holding down my full-time job. I came home from work one afternoon to find a ladder leaning against the deck of my home. I phoned police and told them I thought someone might have broken into my home. I stayed in my car with my 2 year old until police arrived. The officer searched my home and confirmed someone had entered the home through the sliding glass door on the deck. The officer asked me to look around to see if anything was missing. I discovered my wedding ring was gone and that's when I knew it was my husband. (He and I separated in January 2008 after he was arrested for domestic violence, at which time he was ordered to vacate the home.) The police officer called my husband's cell phone, identified himself and asked him if he had broken into the house that day. My husband admitted to being in the home, and the office clarified to him that was breaking and entering. The officer then asked my husband if he had taken my wedding ring. My husband's response was that he had bought it for me, so it was his. The officer clarified that the ring was in fact my property, and that was stealing. When the officer asked my husband where the ring was, my husband said he pawned it that afternoon. After ending the call, I told the officer I wanted to press charges. He told me there was nothing he could do - this was a civil matter and would have to be taken up in civil court. That's when I found Terry. She went into immediate action, helped me obtain a restraining order, and had my husband served immediately. He was actually caught by the police crawling through a downstairs window into my home 24 hours after service of the restraining order. After breaking into my home, stealing my ring, getting served a restraining order and getting caught by the police breaking into my home again, my husband was never arrested. The law is very frustrating for those who follow it, while trying to deal with those who don't. Terry was my lifeline. She handled my divorce, which was final at the end of 2008. I trusted her with my life, and the lives of my children. She made sure we were protected, and 8 years later she is still my attorney.
Posted by Collin
Having never gone through a divorce before, I was initially very intimdated about seeking counsel and how all of this works. Terry could not have been a better attorney let alone calming force throughout the entire process. She was very methodical and consistent in all of her efforts and I would so highly recommend her that a review via my laptop does not do justice. I sincerely appreciate her and cannot thank her enough. A true professional and genuine individual. Thank you!!
Posted by April & Michael
We are so thankful to Terry for her tremendous support and expertise. She helped our daughter with a difficult divorce and relocation process. She is a strong, assertive advocate for her clients. She is honest, compassionate, and respectful. We recommend her with the highest degree of praise and gratitude. She is truly a "Shining
Posted by Richard
I retained Terry after interviewing one other law firm to represent me in the divorce from my wife of 23 years. With a child, multiple assets and a rather bitter soon-to-be-ex spouse, Terry did a fabulous job. The opposing counsel was a known man-hater and it was still fair for both parties.
Posted by Joe
I'm a guy that goes, with the person I just shared with in sharing each other's ideas in Spirituality, emotional and physical. TerryAnn got down with a plan A&B, to get things into action. Terry is a very respected and professional individual.Tired things are'nt going your way? Call Terry, let her fix it!! Happytrails
Posted by John
I was very satisfied with the legal services that Terry Zundel provided. She is very supportive and balanced with achieving a fair result. I very much appreciate her being sensitive and sympathetic to my needs and feelings. Terry is very efficient with time and has reasonable billing practices. She is able to work diplomatically with other / opposing council to find a result as quickly as possible. I would strongly recommend her to anyone needing this specific type of representation.
Posted by Phillip
I hired an attorney out of Bellevue who was absolutely negligent bordering on complete incompetence. When my Ex-wife of 9 months found out I was filing for divorce, she called the police and had me kicked out of my own house, then filed a no contact order which kept me out of the house. I was removed with nothing, not so much as an extra pair of underwear for almost a month., My attorney did absolutely nothing. She took my $10,000 retainers fee with no problem, but afterwords, she informed me she only worked 4 days a week and not to call her when she was out of the office. That was her personal time. Are you kidding me? Even worse, she went on vacation the next week while I am sitting around in my pajamas wondering if I will ever wear a clean set of clothes. Se didn't lift a finger to help me and all I heard out of her was there's nothing we can do, there;s nothing we can do. I didn't need to pay her $10,000 to tell me that. At one point I actually began to wonder if she and my ex wife were former friends or maybe related? I kid you not. While my attorney was off on her vacation, spending her new fortune, my ex wife was busy selling off everything I owned. When I told my attorney, guess what she said, "there is nothing we can do". I had never felt so low or helpless in all my life. Fortunately, i made the best decision i'd ever made, short of asking my wife for a a divorce, and I called Terry. As soon as i did, she swooped in like a superhero. It was like calling in cat woman. When Terry took over the tide completely changed. Now we were in charge and my ex was the one scrambling. Terry was by my side through the entire experience. She was available, helpful, calming, patient with me as I dealt with all the complex emotions that come with a divorce, the doubt and fear. She was incredible. She got rid of my ex for a pittance of what it would have cost if I would have stayed with the first attorney. I will never let anyone else handle my future divorces. Trust me when I tell you to look no further. Hire Terry, there's no one better.
Posted by Richard
I retained Terry in November 2012 to represent me in my divorce. When Terry heard that my ex hired a man-hating, go-for-the throat female divorce attorney, she just calmly shrugged it off and went about her business. As a male in my late 50's and not having a lot of experience with lawyers, yet alone a divorce attorney, Terry was fabulous. She was a great listener, compassionate, offered counsel that made sense and didn't break my bank account. In the end, I felt the outcome was fair, Terry's overall fees were much less than many of my friends in the same situation and I now have an attorney that I can contact anytime in the future.