Ms. Gallagher (Christine) was the 2nd attorney I hired to handle an increasingly difficult divorce case.
Unusually, because my home is now in North Carolina as opposed to Spokane, WA, Christine took my case after a telephone call, with no face-to-face meeting. She indicated that she only takes cases she feels provide an opportunity to serve-- she is not interested in representing those with frivolous claims unsupported by facts. She is a true champion for those she feels are, largely, "in the right...." Her overall consultation, representation in interim hearings, support at mediation, paralegal support and overall legal (and "friendly") advise was truly exceptional. And she did this all in the absence of EVER meeting me, never insisting that I be in her presence or "on-site," and flexing based on my unusual business needs and extreme across-country distance. Christine is trustworthy and a fighter; she is serious, but comes across with a likable, sometimes raw, ease. She is both well informed and well prepared. She is unafraid to challenge her counterparts-- steadfast with her facts. She knows when to "drive the bus," and when to "let you drive;" an unusual but strong characteristic for a legal counsellor.
I was able to conclude my divorce in mediation-- what I believed was a very successful outcome. She was calm, collected, respectful but forthright with the mediator and our negotiating position. In sum, I left mediation with a far better deal than any other formal or informal negotiated settlement attempted over NEARLY TWO YEARS.
In closing, Christine threw me the life preserver when my prior attorney was not performing. Christine believed in me, and I truly believe in her, and I can unequivocally recommend her as your first and LAST attorney for your divorce case.