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Chelsea E Miller

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tacoma, WA

5.0   22 reviews

also known as Chelsea Glass, Chelsea Miller Glass


Licensed for 7 years

About Chelsea

Learn Chelsea’s areas of practice.

I APPROACH EACH CASE WITH THE WHOLE PERSON IN MIND TO PROVIDE A HIGH LEVEL OF SERVICE TO MY CLIENTS.

Before becoming an attorney, Chelsea Miller started out as a family law paralegal and personnel officer in the Army National Guard. Chelsea’s experiences have imparted her with an absolute dedication to detail and considerable knowledge of the legal system. She carries this experience into her legal practice to ensure that her clients are represented at the highest possible standard.

Chelsea works with clients in a variety of family law matters, including divorce, child custody and support, modifications, relocation, and military family law. Her military experience provides her with deep knowledge of what can and cannot be accomplished within the military unit, as well as how those regulations interact with family law. 

 

Licensed for 7 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 11/25/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Chelsea

Blado Kiger Bolan, PS
4717 S 19th St #109
Tacoma, WA, 98405

Reviews

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Posted by Sam | November 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chelsea Miller is an amazing lawyer!
I have previously had poor experiences with family law lawyers that led me to be wary of them moving forward. Now, years later, I found I needed legal help for a contentious parenting plan modification. Ms. Miller was recommended to me by someone else and I approached with caution. However, she immediately allayed my fears with extraordinary professionalism. She is blunt in the best way possible - cutting to the immediate issue with an immense amount of family law expertise to back her up. When I arrived for my initial consultation, she came prepared by having already read through the basics of my case online. She listened intently and asked specific questions and was honest with her opinions. While she takes a measured personal approach, she is fierce in the defense of her clients once a course of action has been plotted. She doesn't resort to cheap tactics or emotional fluff because she doesn't need to; she has the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve her goals and doesn't want to waste her client's precious time or the court's time. Ms. Miller and Ms. Tremblay are responsive and I've never felt ignored by either of them. She is personable and attentive and her accountability so far seems flawless. She has appeared in court for a hearing which was resolved in my favor, worked with my ex and her lawyer to try to settle the matter out-of-court and has appeared in court for the trial (which was continued). She was impeccably prepared at all occasions and stepped me through the process whenever I needed help understanding procedures. My case is not yet completely resolved but, whichever way it goes, I already know that I made the best choice for legal representation possible.
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Posted by Julia | May 20, 2019
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An excellent Attorney!
Chelsea handled my fragile and fearful mind with care from the moment I met her. There was never a moment that I questioned if she was the right choice for me to work with. She was well spoken and very obviously well educated in all she was speaking about and that never wavered. She explained my rights and my options in terms I could understand and never promised me things just because I wanted to hear them or to secure me as a client. She was honest. She had a game plan at every turn. She believed in me and she fought hard for my children’s safety. Their lives were forever changed for the better because of her incredibly hard work, focus, and skills. I was never forced to decide anything or sign anything that I wasn’t confident in. I was never made to feel like a burden for my million questions. I was able to digitally sign papers from wherever I was via my phone, making everything quick and as painless as could be for me. I went to her a scared person with kids who needed help. At the end of my time with her, we all feel safe. The right attorney can move mountains in your life and that is exactly what Chelsea did for me. I am forever grateful for my time with her and would choose her time and time again (but hopefully will never need to).
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Posted by Erica | July 7, 2022
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Such a wonderful lawyer
Chelsea came into my parenting plan dispute after I had worked with a previous lawyer. I was blown away by her approach, kindness, and willingness to actually explain the process to me. I had lived in anxiety for weeks trying to fully understand the process and one hour with her made me feel grounded and capable of creating a plan. She moved fast and efficiently and we were able to come to resolution outside of court quickly. I can’t recommend her enough. She truly cares that real people are behind these court documents as well being incredibly gifted in her legal approach.
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Posted by Kristel lusich | May 16, 2022
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Best representation- knowledgeable, confident, caring.
We were referred to Chelsea once it was clear our case would be going to court and we could not afford our previous attorney. Immediately after our first consultation, we felt empowered and relieved. Chelsea was always prepared, and was also very patient with us and addressed every concern we ever had. The quality we appreciated the most when working with Chelsea is that she does not beat around the bush; she does not blow smoke up your sleeve, she is always very informative and real with you, while also making you feel like you're her only client. Going through a divorce is not a pleasurable thing, but meeting with Chelsea was always a sigh of relief because we just felt heard. Our outcome could not have been better and I have no doubt it is through her knowledge, diligence, and preparedness that we won our case. Even when in court and feeling uneasy, Chelsea is calm and confident and is able to make you feel comfortable during a very stressful time. It was a long four years and honestly, it was a pleasure working with Chelsea.. it felt like working with a friend.
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Posted by Scott | May 5, 2022
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What other's don't normally do
As anyone can see by reviewing the many reviews on this site that border on spiritual adoration, Chelsea is a strong advocate for her clients. My case with her was brief and didn't involve my passion, but I have been represented by several attorneys over the years in business matters. I have noted attorneys tend to do what they are comfortable with (i.e. file expensive claims), and they speak to you in terms of worst case risk which is hard to make a sane decision from because it seems they only want to protect their license. They offer powerful opinions without the leverage of risk which to me just makes my decision making more difficult. Chelsea, refreshingly, was the difference in my experience. She worked hard to understand the situation from my perspective, and she advised me based on the risks involved so I could make a best decision as I saw it. She did state the worst case risks, but she was also willing to express percentages of likely outcomes. When does an attorney ever do that? I'm not saying she would do this every time (haha, now I'm protecting her license), but in my situation she did. I greatly appreciated it. She deserves my excellent marks on her work.
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Posted by David | January 4, 2022
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Tremendous Combination of Advocate, Advisor, and Counselor
Chelsea is not a typical lawyer. Rather, she is a solver of legal problems. In my case, I was facing divorce - one that I did not want, but for which I had to prepare and steel myself. Chelsea masterfully accomplished that, while at the same time working on MY GOAL of avoiding the divorce. Facing an opposing attorney who had interest only in reaching a settlement and case conclusion, this was particularly challenging. She used her skills to successfully overcome the opposition's disinterest, however, and maintain a possibility of attaining my goal, while preserving my best interests should those efforts be unsuccessful. Because of this dual approach, doors are opening for potential resolution without divorce as the end result. The opposing attorney's weaknesses in these important skills are now evident to my significant other, who is appreciative of how my attorney's more integrated approach has allowed us several alternatives to a bitter ending. Chelsea's reviews are consistent with mine, and I now know exactly why. She is the person you want on your side because she will approach your situation the way you want her to, advise you when she thinks you are making an error in judgment, and support you during the difficult times. I believe that finding Chelsea is the best thing that could have happened for me in my case. I also don't see how she could not be the best attorney for ANY other case as well. But right now, you can't have her. She's mine. Can I give her six stars instead of just 5, or rate her an 11 instead of just a 10?
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Posted by Stacey | October 13, 2020
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Great lawyer
She helped me with my situation and gave me wonderful advice! She helped me and saved me a ton of money.
Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
Ms. Miller assisted me during a long and complex divorce proceeding. She was comprehensive in her attention to detail and resolute in fighting for what was right in my case. Ms. Miller's combination of tact, preparedness, and confidence resulted in a significant and favorable outcome for me and my children. Her guidance through the process was invaluable.
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Posted by Suzanne | December 20, 2019
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Custody and Kept my Home
Chelsea Miller was excellent in advising during a time over several trials. Her and her team where able to help me figure out the best way on executing the problems. They helped my keep peace with my ex spouse, custody of my child, and helped me tremendously with keeping my home. Im forever grateful what they have done for me and my family.
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2018
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Custody case
Handled our case aggressively and confidently without being a “bulldog”. Chelsea has done an excellent job of treating a sensitive and complicated case swiftly, respectfully, and with kind consideration for all involved.
Posted by David | December 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Chelsea is an excellent attorney that goes above and beyond. She is my top rated pick, and my starting QB!
I would highly recommend Chelsea to anyone that is a caught in a tough legal position related to family law. She had helped me on many occasions establish rights with my son, build a parenting plan and to expose how good dads should be able to see there kids without restrictions. The law isnt fare and without legal counsel you might as well just lay on the railroad tracks! Chelsea goes the extra mile and unlike most attorneys she take the extra time to explain and formulate a plan for your needs. She is my starting QB thank SF. Put her in your team and you wont regret it..! David s..PB
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Posted by beth | July 20, 2018
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Informative, Wonderful Attention to Detail, Very Supportive, Detailed, Professional
Chelsea (and paralegal Heather) were absolutely incredible to work with on a recent situation regarding a disagreement in my divorce. Both Chelsea and Heather listened and responded with appropriate, courteous and thoughtful action; which aided in resolving my situation quickly. I felt fortunate and supported to be under the legal guidance of both Chelsea and Heather. I would definitely recommend both of them to anyone needing support with a family law matter. Being involved in a legal situation is trying and stressful ~ and as soon I listened and absorbed the information Chelsea and Heather gave me and realized that I had the support of them and the law; the anxiety decreased significantly. And... they both worked very hard to resolve my matter without taking it to court (which speaks volumes of their credibility). I cannot say thank you enough!
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Posted by Wendy | July 19, 2018
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Chelsea is amazing!
I cannot say enough good things about Chelsea. From start to finish, in a high conflict divorce case, Chelsea superseded my expectations. She is extremely competent, has a strong, confident manner, and makes herself available to her clients. I always felt that Chelsea was plugged into my case, proactive in handling it, and attentive to my needs and concerns. She and her team responded quickly to by calls and correspondence. When things heated up, I was so happy to have her calming, confident presence guiding and representing me. She was absolutely amazing! I highly recommend her!
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2018
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ethical and aggressive
Chelsea has been a godsend for me and my family. I could not be more elated about my choice to hire Chelsea to represent me as a person and a father. She is an ethical, intelligent, and aggressive attorney. I recommend her to anyone in need of legal representation in family law. I tried working with the mother of my child for several months after the birth of my child, and was taken advantage of and beaten down by her and her attorney at every attempt to work with them. After reaching a breaking point I sought legal representation to help me climb out of the hole they put me in. I met with several other attorneys before meeting Chelsea, and none showed any enthusiasm to fight for me. I was then referred to Chelsea’s firm by a friend, and was assigned to her by their client services. Chelsea entered our consultation with a fire inside of her and passion for family law. She wasted no time to fly through piles of documents I brought in. Within minutes she was able to analyze my situation; what needed to be done to regain traction; and how she could help me to get what I deserved as a father. During our consultation, Chelsea was honest with me about the financial obligation, and I was shown she was not going to waste my time or money. In the six months working with her, she has never wasted my time or money, and has always been upfront and communicated things I was doing to waste money, time or energy. She knows family law inside and out, and knows what the court consider relevant and doesn’t waste time on anything that isn’t relevant. Unfortunately, when taking over my case Chelsea was forced to deal with a difficult opposing party and their attorney. She was often presented with emotional and fraudulent non-sense from the opposing attorney. She knows all the games opposing attorneys play and saw through them all. She conducts herself ethically and sticks to the facts or the case, and uses them to align with the law to fight for me. She never lowers herself to play games, and is quick to shut them down and tell the opposing party to step up or shut up. Chelsea has always been available to me while handling my case; well beyond the call of duty. There has never been a day I was unable to reach her in a reasonable time, whether it is late into the evening, weekend, or holiday. If she has other obligations delaying her response, she is quick to communicate it to me. I have never been left wondering or frustrated when trying to reach her. Often times, issues arise over night and she is always up to date with my case, and quick reach out and explains them to me and ease the stress of these issues. She is as much a therapist as lawyer. From the moment Chelsea took on my case, she has lifted the weight of the world from my shoulders. Her services come at a financial cost, but I consider her to be priceless. She has allowed me to get back to rebuilding my life and concentrate on spending time with my child. Again, I highly recommend Chelsea to anyone needing legal representation in family law.
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Posted by Melissa | June 8, 2018
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Review
Chelsea and her team has been an amazing attorney and has been able to help me through the process of changing the parenting plan to better suit my children’s needs. She has been easy and fun to work along a side and helped me To understand the processes of courts and worked with my work schedule to better accommodate my needs as well, and my money situation. I will definitely recommend this office to others!
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Posted by Alan | March 14, 2018
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Rockstar lawyer!
After my original attorney for my custody case was working on my file for 9 months and getting nothing done but sending me bills I had to seek help elsewhere. I was put in touch with Chelsea Miller at McKinley Irvin. She was a rock star, total bulldog. Got my case wrapped up in a couple weeks. We was responsive and didn't sugar coat anything. I feel she had my best interest in mind and played the game. I was able to get more custody of my boy than expected and everything settled before going to trial. Id recommend her to anyone in the King County WA area.
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Posted by David | December 29, 2017
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Chelsea is an excellent attorney that goes above and beyond. She is McKinley Irvine's top rated pick, and my starting QB!
Chelsea went above and beyond with my case and continues to help me with ongoing followup. Her professionaism and knowledge is 2nd to none. I love that she has a huge heart and she is a real everyday person just like me. When we went to court on serval occassions I felt I was never alone or left out in the cold or without answers. Her communication and feedback is awesome. I consider her a a friend and 2nd my lawyer. Many attorneys treat you like a number and when they since funds get low they don't return calls. I never one time ever felt that Chelsea gave up on me no matter what the outcome looked like and she continued to fight hard. She had gained my trust and confidence, and my friendship. I feel very lucky to have her in my life. She is my Attorney of Special Forces! She had helped me establish parental rights starting from ground zero when my name wasn't even on the birth certificate to now I have rights, holidays, and set days with my son. I'm very grateful! If you need a top lawyer and a real person you can count on, call and ask for Chelsea Miller. She is McKinley's top lawyer! Thank you Chelsea for being you. D.STUMP
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Posted by Jason | August 17, 2016
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Make sure you never face off against this lady.
Chelsea performed above and beyond any expectation I've ever had for a lawyer. From the very first consultation, she listened to my case and had several insights with in the first five minutes. I was slapped with a protection order filled with false allegations and had my daughter taken from me, during that time Chelsea went above and beyond to answer every last question and concern I had regarding the case, and even went so far as to answer some of these questions well out of her business hours. Her only concern was to see that my child was placed back into the right Hands, and with the evidence I provided her she built a supremely strong case for me. As a father in a "mothers state" I was worried but Chelsea more or less held my hand throughout this entire process and kept me confident in her law firms ability. She was highly professional and even gave my daughters mother a chance to do the right thing, but when she refused, The pitbull in ms.miller came out as she lunged into court with me to protect me and my rights. Her associate Desiree Hosannah took the lead and the two of them secured me almost full custody for my daughter and never once did we have to resort to mud slinging. They presented the cold hard facts in an organized and logical manner and at the end of the day they got me my daughter back 30 minutes after we walked out of the court room. Flash forward two weeks, Chelsea not only drafted up an amazing parenting plan but was able to once again hold my hand through that process and explain everything to me and my co parent all the while dealing with a busy case load. I honestly hope I never have a need for Chelsea Miller again, but on the off chance that I do, I would readily hire her again in a heartbeat, regardless of the cost, as she took the most stressful and awful time in my life and made it not only bearable, but gave me continuous hope throughout the entire ordeal. I would highly recommend this attorney to anyone in need as she is without a doubt the best lawyer to grace this state with her presence. Because of her, I'm currently writing this review as I watch my babygirl smile and giggle at her self in a mirror and knowing full well that she will never be taken from me unjustly again. Thank you Chelsea.
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Posted by Tj | June 20, 2016
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Chelsea Miller
Chelsea, is AWSOME at what she does. She's very aggressive, outgoing, and what I believe is a major part of the Hosannah law group. Chelsea goes above and beyond her duty to ensure things are done effectively, professionally. Whenever I had questions or didn't quite understand a situation, Chelsea always made herself available or responded in a timely manner. I really couldn't have asked for anyone better to be on my team.
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2016
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Very pleased
Came to the office for a parenting plan, support modification and to halt a reloctaion. They were able to get my son back to washington state, went from a every other Saturday schedule to a 50/50 week on week off. And $1100 per month support to $250 per month. Now because of this office I have a much stronger relationship with my son. I couldn't be happier!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • McKinley Irvin
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Hosannah Law Group
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Legal Billing Assistant
  • Bauer Moynihan & Johnson, LLP
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Personnel Officer
  • United States Army National Guard
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Paralegal
  • Nelson & Carver, PS
  • 2010 - 2012
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Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • University of Central Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • Hurlbut v Hurlbut
  • Settled
  • In re A.L.
  • Settled
  • Sandoval v Esparza
  • Settled.
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Associations

  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Secretary
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington Women Lawyers (Pierce County chapter)
  • Membership Co-Chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington Women Lawyers (Pierce County chapter)
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Hon. Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Accredited Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Canakaris American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Distinguished Service by a New Attorney
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Publico Honor Roll
  • WSBA Supreme Court
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • TPCBA Annual Convention
  • Military Family Law
  • 2018
  • WSBA Call to Duty
  • Show Me the Money- BAH and Child Support/Military Family Support and Family Law Litigation
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (28)
Endorse Chelsea
Family Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my pleasure to endorse Chelsea Miller. You will not find a more knowledgeable, skilled, caring, or compassionate attorney anywhere. Chelsea's commitment to her client's is something truly special."
Family Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chelsea is a very bright, dedicated, and professional attorney. Chelsea does the work necessary to provide competent counsel to her clients and I highly recommend her as a family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chelsea Miller is a go to person for Military families and retired Military folks facing family law issues. She has the experience, knows the law and regulations, and speaks the language. I recommend her highly."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of listening to Chelsea speak at a local bar convention recently, and she really knows her stuff! She is able to discuss very important details for individuals with family law issues who are also soldiers, which I found to be particularly enlightening. She is a wonderful speaker, an intelligent advocate, and if you are looking for an attorney to get the job done right, look no further! I truly endorse Chelsea!"
Family Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have recently worked on a family law case with Ms. Miller providing legal services to the opposing party. I found her to be professional and very interested in her client's best interest. It was a pleasure working with her toward an amicable resolution to the case."
Family Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chelsea is an extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and compassionate attorney. I highly recommend Chelsea."
Family Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chelsea is an exceptional lawyer. Her dedication to her clients, coupled with her intricate knowledge of the law, make her a remarkable family law attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chelsea is an outstanding addition to the Bar. She is hardworking and smart, and I have no doubt that she does an excellent job for her clients. I don't hesitate to refer clients to Chelsea."
Family Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Chelsea Miller is an excellent attorney. She is smart, compassionate, hardworking and passionate about justice. She protects the rights of the clients she serves because she is an intellectual powerhouse and a quick-thinker. She is an excellent writer and litigator. Chelsea considers her actions thoroughly, goes far above the call of duty for her clients, and works until the job is done. She is simply amazing and I am privileged to have the honor of practicing law with her. She has a bright future ahead of her. I highly recommend this attorney."
Family Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I happily endorse Chelsea. She is great to work with. She is professional, communicates, returns communications, doesn't play games, and is willing to work with you. I look forward to working with her in the future."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chelsea is a very knowledgeable and thoughtful attorney. She is dedicated to improving the legal profession through service to the community. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chelsea is a hardworking and enthusiastic attorney. As an opposing counsel, she is intelligent, reasonable and works hard to reach a fair resolution for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
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