Just think twice.
Hilary handled a custody hearing for me. Her lack of preparation and seasoning showed in court. 90% of her questions to my ex were confirming information that was asked and answered on direct examination. She made herself look even more unprepared than she actually was. She allowed evidence in that I've since learned any attorney worth half their salt would have excluded for a number of different reasons (I learned this the hard way - by having to find a new attorney who was able to get virtually ALL of it excluded or severely limited for a number of reasons). The bottom line was overall poor representation of me in court and extreme dissatisfaction by me. I actually wanted to ask her to stop cross examining my ex with questions that she's already answered about where she lives, and works, and where our children go to school - there was nothing of substance and I was embarrassed for both of us. Needless to say, the poor outcome was to be expected when opposing counsel has a 5" thick binder of information and hours of questions prepared and your attorney has a legal pad with your name, your ex's name, and your children's names and birth dates scribbled on the front page with nothing else.
Response from Hilary Styer November 17, 2014
As an attorney who is in the courtroom almost every day, I take pride in my litigation skills and case preparation.
However, the situation described above does not sound familiar to me. Since this reviewer has chosen to post anonymously, I am not able to directly respond to this review.