I don't know much about what goes on in bankruptcy or DUI cases, but I do know what has happened in my own family law case. I came to Jamie through a friend's referral and on the coat tails of being hoodwinked by another attorney who, REALLY did not give my divorce case the attention it needed, and that previous attorney did not respond to my concerns and questions in any timely manner. Eventually I had to let that attorney go for over charging me when she was getting nothing done. Jamie Harris heard me out on what I needed to accomplish and what my previous attorney failed to do for my case. Jamie didn't smooth talk me, but simply listened and related to another human being who was caught in a difficult circumstance. She picked up the slack on my case and got the ball rolling again. In court she was on the mark about addressing and resolving the issues I expressed were important to me. She got me the results I was after. What I didn't realize (as probably most people who get caught in the legal system don't), but later learned from her and her staff is, it is not all up to my own attorney or the court system to get things taken care of. The other side's attorney can drag their feet, misfile court documents, loose documents, postpone/reschedule court dates and make mysery for me as the client, and I can say honestly before learning this fact, I focused my frustration at my attorney when things were not moving along as fast as I want them to. Once I learned that it is NOT her fault and we together are subject to the other side's lack of professionalism, I got a grip. I've seen my case file, and it takes up over 1/2 of a filing cabinet drawer. Jamie's office has worked harder and swifter to finalize my divorce than the previous attorney had any intention of doing. Julie, her paralegal is a fantastic negotiator, document writer, with a no-nonsense approach to managing my case, not to mention she knows family law extremely well. Jamie and her staff have given me space to breathe again. They treated me with respect and kindness that I will never forget or take for granted. For the people who complain, my advice is: open your eyes to the bigger picture, educate YOURSELF, and (for goodness sake) be honest with yourself: you got yourself into the mess you're in. I know I did in my case, as I have suffered being a poor judge of character in my love life. Patience is very much a virtue that anyone involved in legal matters must exercise to the near breaking point, regardless of which attorney represents them. I'm glad I have Jamie, Julie, Christie and the team at The Law Office of Jamie N Harris, and I have no doubt that I will not entrust my life situations now and in the future, with any other law firm but hers.
I would highly recommend Ms. Harris to anyone in need of representation in a civil or criminal courtroom. A good friend of mine found himself in custody earlier this year charged with an offense he had not committed. As the bond in his matter was high, I acted on his behalf on the outside and retained Ms. Harris' law office to represent him in 2012. Prior to Ms. Harris' entry into the case, my friend had sat in the Santa Clara County Jail for 5 weeks-his Public Defender had moved to have his bond lowered, but the Judge refused to do so. Four days after Ms. Harris took over, the Judge granted my friend's release without bond. Three weeks later, the case against my friend was dismissed. I realize that everyone's issues are different, but I can say that Ms. Harris is very sharp and a skilled advocate for all her clients. She visited my friend in custody and as he heard inmates complain about their attorney never visiting them during the pendency of their case, he would just sit and smile because she visited him and was there during his court appearances. I do remember she was late one time but she personally called me in the morning to tell me so that I could be aware. However, by the time they were ready to call my friends' matter she was there and ready to go. Thank you Jamie N. Harris for all of your hard work.
I hired Jamie Harris a few years back for a family law matter in Los Angeles. She was recommended and I was nervous because she was out of the area. Jamie made everything easy for me. She emailed me questions and forms to fill out and charged me 1/2 of what others quoted me. When it came to going to court she hired another attorney Sandy Rabadi to appear for me (which worried me) but after meeting Sandy I knew I was in great hands. Jamie explained everything to me step by step. The days when we had court Jamie would call me bright and early to check in on me and later that evening as well. She also kept detailed notes and reminded me of goals I told her of in our first phone meeting. Although I have never had the pleasure of physically meeting Jamie Harris I have no regrets at all. She worked with Sandy and the two of them treated me extremely well. I achieved just about all of the goals I initially told Jamie I wanted to achieve and now that everything is over, I can relax and enjoy my kids again. Thank you to The Law Office of Jamie N. Harris and to Sandy as well.