4.5 stars 12 totalReview Stacey Swenhaugen
Anonymous review posted on
Stacey is an absolutely outstanding attorney! She is always professional and to the point. Stacey is able to remove the emotion from situations when we can't and focus on the subject at hand. Stacey does not play games, is not intimidated and she will not tell you what you want to hear, which makes her perfect! We would strongly recommend Stacey as we will no longer use any other attorney. She has helped us accomplished more than we could have imagined and we are so grateful. She is worth EVERY penny we have paid!!! Stacey is one of the few attorney's that can fight for rights of fathers in the state of Washington without disappointment. Thank you Jason Benjamin for referring us to her!!
Posted by Lynn
Stacey is both professional and incredible in helping me through my child support modification process. She has kept me well informed on my progress. She communicates with me frequently and provides sound advice on various avenues on how to best achieve my success with my case. She is extremely knowledgeable and persistent in achieving results. I would highly recommend her to other clients who are pursuing assistance in a divorce or any modifications in their case . Thank you Stacey for a job well done.
Posted by Karen
Stacey has handled two emotionally-charged cases for me over a span of 3 years. Not only was she a beast in the court room, but she also worked very hard behind the scenes to attempt settlement so that we could try to resolve as many issues as possible outside of litigation. The entire process has been so draining, but Stacey communicated with me through every step of the way. She gave sound advice and made sure I was a part of the decision-making process. I was proud to submit the paperwork to the court that she had drafted - everything was very professionally done and she always stated my position perfectly. She made strong arguments to the judge and mediators, and always gave me the support I needed.
While going through this process can be expensive, Stacey was always up front with me about her billing and the costs along the way. She answered all of my questions and in my opinion, she earned every penny paid. I have been very happy with the results in both cases. I hope I am done litigating at this point, but would not hesitate to go back to Stacey again if I need her in the future!
Anonymous review posted on
I hired Stacey and at first it seemed she was on track, but towards the end I started realizing that she was all about money and not much else. I noticed that I had to repeat myself several times through emails and phone calls about the same topic and every time I would get an email back from her asking the same thing again. When the documents came for my review it had the same errors I had pointed out to her months before, but there they were again. I understand oversight, but continuously I don't. Additionally, upon reviewing the billing I noticed I was charged for those emails and calls that were done because, for some reason, someone, or her, at her law office was not paying attention to my emails or calls. When my case was done, I received an email from her office saying so, and when I called her to inquiry if that was it, she said it was and because I called her she was charging for that phone call. I have never heard of an attorney charging a client for a phone call to say that the case was done. Right there and then, it made me realize I had made a bad choice by hiring her. When I reached out to Benjamin Jason, the attorney/owner of the law firm she works, he took his time to answer and pretty much said he trusted his attorney and not to contact him anymore. Then, I received an email from Stacey saying she was giving me a credit of $27 and I thought to myself, how someone that overcharges hundreds of dollars, is not embarrassed to offer a $27 credit when we all know it was much more than that due back. I am not even sure now that my case was handled properly. That is my opinion and I will not recommend her or Benjamin & Healey law firm, where she works, to anyone.
Posted by J
Possibly the most horrid custody case with about every obstacle possible, Stacey stuck right there and made the "battle" of 2-years as easy for me as possible even though it was very painful. She told me exactly what to do and what she needed and always right-on! Very professional, fast, accurate, and did not once waste my time. I can go on and on how much good she did in my case and for me and my daughter! I still thank her for all her hard work and dedication. She knew every detail about my case in and out of the courtroom. EXCELLENT!!
Posted by Mae
Stacey was amazing during a time that was extremely difficult for me. I was dealing with an estranged husband who was absolutely unwilling to negotiate and consider the impact of our divorce on our young daughter. Stacey was always empathetic, articulate, and able to put things in perspective at a point when nothing seemed to make sense. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for quality legal representation.
Posted by Angela
Stacey and I worked together for roughly 18 months on my petition for custody of my two children in Snohomish County. From the time we met until my case ended, I always felt that Stacey was fighting for me. Even when the results were not what I wanted she always had an alternative plan or her next move already lined up and ready to go. She has always been attentive to my battery of emails, phone calls and questions. She also always made me feel validated in each of my concerns. Stacey is the kind of no-nonsense represenation that any parent would want standing beside them. Her knowledge of the family-law system, preparation, organization and phenomenal arguing skills in the courtroom are just a few of her many assets.
Anonymous review posted on
Great job so far with my situation. Straight forward and to the point. Agreesive and handled my situation wonderful. I am very pleased with Stacey.
Anonymous review posted on
After I told my neice to make arrangements to move out, she filed a DV Restraining order on me and accused me of molestation, and said she was scared for her and her daughter's life, etc, and Stacey told me... "no big deal" just ask for a continuance on the restraining order because their might be criminal charges pressed... I wanted her to join me at the hearing and she said it was not a big deal... I asked for a continuance and the Judge ordered a DV Restraining Order for 1 year. She has not returned 2 phone calls and 2 times of going to her office leaving a message to call me. I am very dissapointed and am trying to find another attorney.
Posted by Rich
For the men out there looking for very good legal representation to protect your peace of mind as well as your assets.., I highly recommend Stacey Swenhaugen at the Engel Law Group. In my situation, Stacey filed a civil restraining order within 24 hours to stop some very negative interaction with a highly confrontational spouse. She then defended me against a very determined and very wealthy partner who was dead set on ruining my career and extracting every gain financially she could from the divorce.
Stacey and her paralegal were very aggressive on my behalf in her research and litigation and was able to force a settlement despite the intentions of the other side to go to court.
I appreciated the personal interaction with Stacey as well. She is a great listener and asks a lot of questions and always explains in detail the options and the best path forward. I got a very good result thanks to Stacey and avoided going to court thanks to her aggressiveness with the other side. I maintained the majority of my assets with no future monthly payments (a big thank you here)
In addition, Stacey Swenhaugen was also very thorough and fair with explaining and managing charges. We developed a payment plan that fit within my budget and she did a great job managing the cost.
For men needing legal representation in a divorce, I would HIGHLY recommend Stacey Swenhaugen at the Engel Law firm. She will listen to your situation, thoroughly prepare, aggressively protect you and your assets and always be fair.