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Valarie A McNeice

Criminal defense Attorney

4.0   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Disbarred Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2019

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019. See details

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Office will be closed at end of December due to health issues, disciplinary action, and personal circumstances. No cases are being accepted at this time.

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4.0 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Criminal Defense for a felony DUI case
Valerie McNeice helped me through the toughest part of my life. Although I was subject to the law of the land, she mitigated the consequences tremendously. She argued for a lighter sentence on my behalf due to my predisposition as a combat veteran. Without her in my corner, I am certain I would have been in prison instead of on probation. I wish I could give her six stars due mainly to her pricing options. She offered me a great price and we were both lucky enough to have the situation of my case turn out the way it did. However, the result would have been different if I never called her for help. She is an outstanding lawyer for my case.
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Response from Valarie McNeice April 18, 2017
Thank you very much. As a veteran, I am eternally grateful for the sacrifices you and your family have made. It was my honor to be of some service to you.
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2015
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Criminal Defense advice session
Great information and follow up
Posted by Margaret Lais | December 6, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
I am very pleased to be working with Valarie McNeice
I am very pleased to be working with Valarie McNeice, and I find her easy to talk with, adn she understands my issue well. I feel confident in her suggestions, and look forward to a mutually agreeable solution to the issue I have.
Posted by Greg | April 17, 2015
My Highest Recommendation
In a messy divorce between 2 seniors I found this attorney to be most professional while being completely supportive of my cause but still with consideration for my ex-wife. I felt total confidence in this attorney as my representative to the legal system. I was kept informed of all legal activity and my attorney was consistently on time with action required from the court. I never felt the least concerned about my legal position with this lady attorney representing me in the courts. V. McNeice has a very disarming demeanor and makes everyone fell at ease while in her office. In court her adversary need be warned. I highly recommend this attorney. G.
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Posted by Josh | March 25, 2015
2nd Dui super extreme
Knowledgeable and encouraging. Valarie was the third lawyer I talked to about getting legal guidance and the only of the three to calm me down and assure me she would get the best deal possible. She never made any promises or created false hopes but looked into all state law and let me know exactly what I was looking at and how it could end in court. She knew the proseceutors and judges and how to communicate with them to achieve the best possible outcome. I didn't recieve what I had hoped but with Valarie I know I got the best plea I could of received and know without a doubt that it would of been much worse without her guidance. She responds to calls and or texts timely and in enough time to calm franticness. She will work with you on payments and doesn't make you feel like another number. She is easy to get along with and makes you feel at ease. I would be confident in contacting her if ever in need of legal help again.
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Posted by Samantha | March 16, 2015
Valarie is a knowledgeable and affordable attorney in the Prescott area.
Valarie has experiences in the Prescott area. She is familiar with local attorneys and the local legal community. She is very knowledgeable in family law She's easy to communicate with Valarie is versatile. She's able to be aggressive or a little more laid back, depending on what you are looking for in an attorney. I was very pleased to have hired her and feel she did an amazing job.
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Posted by Paula | March 16, 2015
Loyal Attorney
Valarie was hired by us and we greatly appreciated all her work. She ALWAYS had what was in the best of interest for her client and his son. She had answers to questions,and resolved issues at hand. She was willing and able to work out a affordable payment plan that fit our financial situation and that helped greatly also. She was able to have the issues resolved in a "Settlement Conference" keeping it from going to Trial and that was a stress reliever on it's own. I HIGHLY recommend Valarie for any Divorce or family issue's if you want an honest,reliable Attorney that will accomplish what is most valuable, important and reasonable in a case.
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Posted by Trish | July 10, 2012
I would not recommend anyone else!
After hiring four other attorneys, and becoming extremely frustrated with the judicial system and how things were being handled, I found Mrs. McNeice. I was stunned by her professionalism, knowledge and her ability to fight for what is right. She answers my questions, is to the point and very polite. I hired Mrs. MeNeice to take care of a custody case and an adoption case and if I would have hired her almost two years ago this nightmare would be over by now. Mrs. McNeice stands her ground in the court room. I have to say that the first time that I saw her in the court room, I was extremely impressed. I will recommend Mrs. McNeice to anyone that needs an attorney, I know that she will be my attorney for life!
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Posted by Louise | March 23, 2012
Wonderful Attorney
I was so glad to meet such a warm hearted and caring professional. I was in such despair until I met with Mrs. McNeice and she explained my options in terms that truly put me at ease. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Amber | March 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Friendly, Yet, Professional
When we first hired Valarie, we got a bit uneasy after paying her in full then not being able to get ahold of her for a couple weeks. But after finally hearing back from her, we discussed it and she pointed out the facts of it being the busiest holidays of the year amongst other understandable personal reasons, which, therefore, it's gonna take a little more time to meet up & discuss the case than I anticipated. So I then realized that I had overreacted a bit. I just couldn't help but get more nervous as it got closer to court. I should have at least waited till after the next court date before going as far as writing a review before the job was even done; it wasn't fair to her. So to Valarie, I am so sorry about everything. You made some good points & helped me get a better understanding of the situation. Thank you for trying your best & doing everything in your power to help this situation get the best outcome possible. Please forgive me for my mistake
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Response from Valarie McNeice April 18, 2017
Thank you for communicating with me, and listening to my explanations. I appreciate your efforts to correct your other review. I am open to hearing more about how I can improve communication. I certainly want every client to get the attention they deserve.
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2013
Not a Posititive Experience
Failed to review evidence from a previous child custody hearing after being told by me that same evidence would be presented in the current hearing, which caused us to be unprepared. Promised me that modification of the child support amount would be included and would be simple since my ex had a job she wasn't reporting. Had myself and my ex fill out the financial affidavits, but never pursued the issue. After we lost the case she said child support modification was not specifically mentioned in the fee agreement (it said "child custody matters" which I thought included support amounts) so she would not be addressing it. It was obvious she was seeking a way to avoid the matter because she must have remembered all of the conversations we had prior to hiring her. I asked why we filled out the financial affidavits then and she ignored the question. As soon as the case was over, she was done with me and treated me like a major inconvenience. She blew the last chance I had at visiting with my daughter by going on vacation and failing to notify myself or the opposing attorney who was waiting for her call to confirm arrangements. It's been 6 months and I still can't get her to file paperwork to remove herself from the case meaning I am unable to file anything. She is a nice and kind woman and I wish it hadn't gone this way, but professionally she is misleading and disorganized.
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Response from Valarie McNeice June 7, 2014
I accept difficult cases and fight for my clients rights even when it is a long shot.
Posted by Janice | April 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
DISBARED! ATTORNEY CANT PRACTICE LAW! This Attorney took my money, and NEVER filed my case!
I hired this attorney due to high marks on this site. I paid the attorney and she never filed the paperwork stating it was all lost in the court. I filed a claim with the state bar of Arizona who has Despard this attorney
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Needs Some Serious Work On Communication Skills
She was great with answering & returning calls up until after the first court appearence with her as our lawyer, then we paid her the rest of the money making the full amount she'd asked for paid off and now the dumb broad can't answer or return a single call (even after leaving voicemails every time), message, or email. I'm beginning to wonder if she's even a real lawyer, or just a fraud... I would've rated 0 stars if this site would've let me
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Response from Valarie McNeice April 23, 2017
THIS IS NOT ONE OF MY CLIENTS. I believe it is a friend of a criminal defendant who has contacted me, stating that it is not fair that a client doesn't know what is happening until before the next hearing. She has provided her name but has never provided a client's name. I have never met her. None of my clients have mentioned knowing her. I am a member of the Arizona Bar and I have been since 2002. My bar number is 021555.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019.

Disbarment issued in AZ, 2019
updated on 10/10/2019

Disbarment is the most serious penalty for a lawyer. If this attorney is currently practicing law, you should contact the Arizona State Bar to understand the reasons for disbarment.

Interim Suspension issued in AZ, 2018
updated on 06/19/2019

Interim suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Admonition and Probation issued in AZ, 2018
updated on 10/04/2018

An admonishment means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. While on probation, the State monitors the attorney's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Attorney endorsements

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Child custody Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Valarie is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Valarie is an insightful advisor."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney McNeice provides a much needed service on Avvo. She donates her time to individuals who are in need of immediately legal answers."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney McNeice is respected by colleagues and is dedicated to the field and her clients. She is a relentless attorney who goes the extra mile for her clients. She is dedicated, strategic, and compassionate. Her experience makes her uniquely qualified to provide the practical advice that matters most to clients. I endorse this attorney because, in addition to those qualities, I know that she can be trusted to handle the case to the best of her ability."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Valarie McNeice. She is highly knowledgeable and extremely well regarded in the field of family law. She is also a frequent contributor on Avvo, giving generously of her time to help those in need of guidance."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Judging by her answers and success with clientele, Valerie is one of the best family law and juvenile defense attorneys on AVVO. Her responses are well-crafted, have a strong legal backbone, and she is always focused on the most important issue, aiming at a resolution most favorable to the client - or advice how to achieve one. She has extensive experience in family law and I would not hesitate to recommend her services to any client in such harrowing circumstances as a divorce or child custody battle, who is simply in dire need of a trustworthy, reliable and credible attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly skilled lawyer who knows her craft well. Great asset to the AVVO community."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Valarie is very hard working and caring and will get you the results that you need! I highly endorse her!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. McNeice demonstrates exceptional knowledge and professionalism from which her clients invariably benefit. I highly endorse her services."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. An excellent and knowledgeable attorney who really cares about clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Valarie is an exceptional and highly respected attorney who always represents her clients with the utmost skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse her without hesitation or reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Valarie McNeice. Demonstrates excellent knowledge of the law based on her accurate legal answers in the Avvo community. Talented, hard working, and dedicated to her profession."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Valarie A McNeice
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019. See details