Patti is INCREDIBLY well versed in the law, and very creative in her approach to justice and serving her client. Patti only takes cases from people that she believes is doing the right thing. Patti helped me during one of the worst traumatizing years of my life fighting against horrific allegations from a narcissistic ex husband who had tried his best to set me up with a horrific CPS stunt, to be an unfit mother, a child abuser, and crazy. My son and I both incurred terrible PTSD from his plot to destroy my relationship with my 5 year old son, as he did with his first marriage and his first son. The psychological, emotional, and verbal abuse, was later identified as Parent Alienation tactics of a narcissistic parent. I was an emotional traumatized wreck the entire time, and leaned on her and her amazing staff for emotional support far more than I probably should have.
The staff at Helland Law Group went way out of their way to comfort me, validate me, and listen to me when I felt afraid and bullied by my ex. Her office staff is so kind and genuinely cares about the outcome for their client. Aubrey is literally an angel for how she handled all my crying phone calls, feeling afraid and attacked by my ex. Patti gave me her personal cell in case of emergencies with my ex on the weekend if I needed her. Patti has a strong presence in the court room, and will fight tooth and nail if any decision is unjust. Patti fights for what is right, and will tell you if you are within the boundaries of the law. She plays fair, she will not play dirty (as some attorneys I have heard of). She places high value on ethics as an attorney, her profession, and doing what is right. Patti is incredibly compassionate, kind, honest, ethical, and highly competent in the law. I am so grateful for all that she did for my son and I. I feel I was a very draining client for her, as my PTSD from the allegations and psychological abuse (and past abuse) was triggered on broken record during the entire legal process.
If you are being bullied and controlled by fear of retaliation from your ex husband, and fear your voice won’t matter or be heard (because your ex tells you it won’t) Patti (and Aubrey lol) will hear you, be kind to you, and believe in you. I also encourage all those who can relate to this review to seek out a DV counselor ( as that made a world of difference in my confidence that I was doing the right thing). The gas lighting ends, when you surround yourself with the right support to validate your experiences/feelings, and when you realize your narcissistic ex is being exposed at his own doing. These men will never change, do not try to empathize with them, change them or be hopeful they can change. Instead, HIRE PATTI and get a good DV counselor and go often! If you feel you are being gas lighted and psychologically controlled by fear (from of all his threats) Patti is not under that same fear.
I still email her for things here and there, and she will ensure me that I am correct within the law, and doing the right thing. He will try to gas light me and make me feel like I am doing something wrong, and if I don’t do what he wants, but Patti assures me it’s gas lighting and that I am in fact, within the law. She always says, “let him try” with confidence. You can’t gas light an attorney, but he tries to argue that my attorney is wrong. Arguing with an attorney about the facts of the law within our parenting plan.
Patti will work hard and dedicate herself to providing you with the justice you deserve. She will strive to make sure you and your children are safe, and on the road to the healing and quality life you deserve.
Patti doesn’t sugar coat possible outcomes to set you up for disappointment. She gives legal advice that may not always be what you want to hear, but you will always know that she is guiding you with a high moral compass and within the boundaries of the law; and that is comforting to have an attorney you can trust.