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From My Clients

Dear Jennifer: You are a wonderful person and a terrific attorney/mediator. Without your deft skill, warm style and experienced perspective, we couldn't have made it. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us during the most difficult time in our relationship. You are a gem.

—Warm regards, T.

(from my client's spouse in a collaborative case): Jennifer: What words can I possibly use to say what is in my heart right now. Many thanks for all of your love, effort, kindness and knowledge of the law and of people's feelings and needs. You are a gift!

—Sincerely, A.

Dear Jenni: Thank you for having represented me during my divorce and for having made this process so easy and painless. It was also a pleasure to see you and [my husband's attorney] interact. I hope our paths might cross again under different circumstances.

—Best, A.

Dear Jennifer: Thank you for being my attorney - but any one of several choices I could have made could have ended up being my "legal" attorney - mostly I want to thank you for your affectionate guidance, for your understanding, your interest in me, your belief that I was worth being your client. I learned so much about how to navigate the life I have been so eager to set sail upon from observing and listening to you. We didn't really have that much contact - which is praise for your legal skills - but you made an impression on me that softened the stress and encouraged me to take responsibility for my choices. I am a stronger, better person - optimistic and confident because you were my attorney.

—Affectionately, B.

(from my client's spouse in a collaborative case) Dear Jennifer: Thank you for your help in this difficult transition - I appreciate your expertise, poise and patience. I want to give you this art work as an expression of my appreciation and gratitude to you for your help!

—Sincerely, A.

Hi Jennifer: You have been such a great attorney, and friend, to me over the years, and I really lucked out the day I walked into your office. As I mentioned before, you really are an attorney for the right reason: to help!

—All the best, L.

Jennifer: Thank you so much for everything. I'm so pleased with the work you did and with the settlement. I heard you talked to my friend [A] and she felt like she got great advice too. You're good at what you do.


Jenny - Thanks so much for everything! For such a long and agonizing process - you were the ray of hope and sunshine. It's been a pleasure!


Jennifer: Thank you again for your services. You have handled my case in an extremely competent and professional manner. Your efforts to reach a prompt and fair settlement have certainly also had a positive effect for my children. I think everybody breathed a sigh of relief with the divorce was final.

—Sincerely, D.

Dear Jennifer: I'm writing this letter to formally thank you for representing me...with your straightforward tact and sympathetic understanding you were able to ease my "scares" and concerns. I thank you for being a "friend" through it all. You displayed humor, honesty, dignity humility and compassion during this ordeal...once again my most sincere.

—thanks, S.

Dear Jennifer: Thank you so much for the spectacular job you have done for me. I'm very pleased as well as relieved.


Jennifer - I have just gotten off the phone with you. Thanks again for your continued support! You are just as {referral} had said, sharp and level-headed. You gave me more than just good legal assistance. Your concern for the children and your objective views have helped to guide me through confusing and difficult problems. You would be a good friend!

—Sincerely, D.

Dear Jennifer. As you know, I had a tough week or so, right after the settlement conference, which threw me off somewhat. Now, I honestly feel very good about the settlement...and it is thanks to your patience and your taking the time, to both listen to me, and to explain to me, what I had not previously fully understood. AND your willingness to help (which has always been one of your most outstanding characteristics, and I bet it always will be) and to acknowledge my concerns have made it easier for me to see things through.


Dear Jennifer: As much as I tell snide "lawyer jokes" in the barber shop along with the rest of America (Why do lawyers wear ties?) I have to say it has been a real pleasure working with you. Aside from just liking you personally, your preparedness was impressive and your integrity made this divorce much less painful in the long run.

—Sincerely, B.

Dear Jennifer: Thank you for your concern and the trust you engender in getting through this painful divorce process. I always felt very comfortable working with you and know that my best interests were being served. Really being on my own is scary, but I look forward to building a healthy and happier one!

—Thank you! M.

Dear Jennifer: Here it is - the wee hours of the morning after - and the "fog" of yesterday is still clearing. But before any more time passes I want to thank you for what you did for me and my son, M. You're a great lawyer.


Dear Jennifer: I just wanted to let you know what was happeneing with J and I so you know that what you experienced with us [in the collaborative process] is lasting. J got married...This Thanksgiving all of the kids and I went and stayed at his house with J and his wife to celebrate the holiday. We are still friends and talk on a regular basis...I am finding my own way and living life.


Dear Jennifer: A very fond thank you for an incredible representation. Had I met you several years ago my life may have been longer! You were wonderful and you kept my "eye on the ball". Thanks for making the rest of my life a lot more peaceful. Enjoy and keep up the great work! I'm lucky you're on my side.

—Fondly, A.

Dear Jennifer: I just wanted to thank you for being my divorce attorney. I really felt very supported by your work, your presence and understanding.

—Sincerely, E.

Dear Jenny. Just a wee note to say a very BIG "Thank You" for your help, advice, time, support and friendship during the past few weeks; needless to say I will never forget your kindness. It really got me through an emotional and sad and trying time in my life. You're a very special lady!!

—With love, D.

Dear Jennifer. Finally, a picture of "A" (my son) which you requested. He is doing wonderfully ...he has a great sense of humor, lots of empathy - is considerate and affectionate - and his MOM is very happy - because she has such a wonderful attorney now who helps out in every way. THANKS!

—All the best, L

Hi, Jennifer: I appreciate your efforts this past year. When I came to you, I believe I told you that you were described as "smart and ethical". To that, now, I would have to add some additional things. First, you have a spirit of fun that has really been nice to have along the way. It extends from your sense of humor to your love of technical toy stuff (yes you do!) Most important, though, I would add that you have a genuine spirit of humanness. You helped me stay (get back) on an even keel and do the right thing that I really wanted to do all along...

—All the best, R.



I want you to know that I really appreciate your approach - fair, professional, and yet very comforting and caring. Exactly what I have needed in this situation. I don't think I ever told you how I found you, but it was through Golden Gate Mother's Group posting/recommendation. ...Lots of mamas would benfit from your approach.

____ C.


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