4.5 stars 20 totalReview Amber Austin
Posted by Joe
I hired Amber long distance. I live over 2000 miles from Washington, which presented a problem since I had no personal recommendations for attorneys. I researched attorneys on the internet.
My wife filed for divorce, so I was the respondent. I explained to Amber my position. She worked with my wife's attorney and reached a settlement that is a win win.
We never got to the point of going to Court, but based on my 35 years experience, working with both criminal and civil attorneys, I found Amber to be very competent. We got along just fine too, which isn't always the case working with attorneys.
I would hire her again.
Posted by Nancie
Amber Austin represented my husband in a divorce case. I was the respondent in this case. I think she is one of the most UNETHICAL attorney in the way she practice, conduct her business and advise her client. She did a LOT of UNNECESSARILY things in this case just to find reasons to bill my poor husband. My husband & I had a mutual agreement on the divorce and how we wanted to divide up our assets, etc. it's was supposed to be a very clean and basic divorce case but not sure what Amber Austin advised my husband to do. It had wasted a lot more time and unnecessarily things in between, just so she can get paid. I understand every attorney get pay for their time but the way Amber Austin presented her self in this case, showed me how Unethical she is and is willing to do just anything just to get pay. Sad to see such counsel in the field misrepresenting their clients. I represented MYSELF (Pro SE) in this case as a respondent and after she wasted 9 additional months of our time, I still away with what my husband and I originally agreed before he hired her and more. She billed my husband for thousands of dollars. Poor guy.
When you are thinking of hiring an attorney that has moral & is ethical, you should look elsewhere.
Posted by Chris
I had to hire Amber for a custody case when my daughter's mother fell into a life, "unfit for children". It lasted about six months, and she was very understanding of my situation when I decided to drop the case after I decided to try to reconcile with my ex. (This being after she completed a treatment program)
Although she advised me that it may not be in my best interests, she WAS very pleased that I was able to attempt to reestablish my family....instead of being a vindictive man and taking the full amount of legal action that most might have done.
Every aspect of my case was handled in a timely fashion, and she (Amber) has always been very professional with me. I literally have not one complaint about choosing Ms. Austin as my attorney.
I would definitely recommend her services to anyone needing a Family Law Attorney, and would call her first if I ever needed one again in the future.
Posted by S.P
I had spoken to and met with several lawyers and law firms prior to meeting with Amber. None of them compared to Amber with her forthrightness, her ability to break down my case and tell me exactly what was happening, and to show me the tricks and motives the other party's attorney was using to try and pay less child support. She explained in detail what to expect out of my case hearing and covered all the possible outcomes. She was quick to respond if I had any questions. She showed compassion for my case and could see how exhausted and scared I was dealing with this so she made sure to convey the legal information in a way that I could understand. I will definitely hire Amber again in the future.
Posted by Mike
We had to hire Amber to fight erroneous back support charges filed against me by the State and my ex. We have to commend Amber on her professionalism, especially in the courtroom when compared to the other lawyer. She does a great job of letting you get your emotions out, especially when frustrations are at an all time high, but she has the experience and knowledge to take out the emotion and keep the final goal in mind. That type of awareness ultimately kept us on track and were very happy with the results.
We would not have any problem recommending Amber to anyone and would without a doubt use her again if the need arises.
Posted by Kendra
Not only was Amber an effectual advocate but she also was timely in her efforts and demonstrated follow through that led to our matter being resolved in the best way possible. I would highly recommend her to others dealing with divorce.
Posted by Wayne
From the time I hired Amber she only had three days go get a massive amount of documents together and filed with the courts. All paperwork was spot on exactly as we had discussed. Couldn't be happier with the promptness and professionalism!!
Posted by Shana
What I love about Amber is that she remains loyal and helpful even after the case is finished. We ended up having a second go-around in court, and though we had to use someone else due to the nature of the case she remained loyal to us by providing advice and referring us personally to someone. At this point she feels more like a friend because she comes across as being personally invested.
Posted by Jacob
I read some reviews in search of a good lawyer after I had a no contact and dvop charged on me after reading many reviews and talking to atleast 12 other lawyers I finally found Amber Austin who aftwr talking to was very knowledgeable fair and cared more about both parties in my case but mainly my daughter's future and us as a family. She definitely got me the results I was hoping for and had a very good plan on how to approach my case. I was honestly quit lost on all the aspects of the law system and she explained how all this works and tought me to protect myself in the future and actually helped my family come back together she went out of her way to help me. In the end she got me the results I wanted. I am completely happy I found Amber and even happier with how awesome of a lawyer she is thank you Amber Austin
Posted by anonymous
Amber was totally uninformative as my legal rep. On the very first Court hearing to establish the separation terms she enabled my now EX husband to get over $110,000. in asset use. I was not informed about what she was going to say . The financial joint accounts were never frozen, I never had access to our joint accounts while he had access to just take and transfer and use as much as he wanted. I was told to not even speak with her about anything that was happening. She and her firm did not represent me, they enabled my ex 's side to get much that should have been under review prior to and during the actual divorce court hearings. She never allowed for a fiduciary investigation. I was put in great stress and felt I had no representation or any control during this early time going through my separation and divorce. I ended up firing her and her the firm she worked with. I found a much better lawyer who represented me not my Ex. who cared and fought hard for me. The firm she worked for also only cared about billing, they billed for just sneezing. It was like out of the John Grisham book "The Firm" with double over billing for everything. They even billed for things that were for the Ex's legal representation expenses not for mine. She was very detrimental to moving forward in my Divorce hearings and cost me $10,000. for nothing before we even started to research any appropriate fiduciary sensitive or other information pertinent to going to Court for getting a settlement or Divorce. I would not recommend Ms. Amber Austin Channell to represent anyone legally in Divorce situations or Family Law. I had my experience when she was at a firm in Gig Harbor in 2010, 2011.