Reviews

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From: Craig

To: Shelly West

Subject: Thanks

Unfortunately, I have several friends that have divorce attorneys. And, among them, I happen to be the one that has nothing but good things to say. For that I wanted to say thank you. You are awesome.

– Craig


From: Shannon

To: Shelly B. West

Subject: Misty Bannister – Obviously I raved about how great you are!

Shelly,

I am actually emailing you because a friend of mine, Misty Bannister, has been trying to find a really good attorney that can help her, and she told me she has an appointment with you tomorrow morning. The minute she said your name, I told her that I had worked with you in the past, and even though it was always as opposing counsel – YOU were definitely the greatest I have had the pleasure of working with. I look forward to her phone call tomorrow telling me how right I was!

I hope everything has been going well for all of you, and hope we can catch up with each other soon.

Sincerely,

Shannon


Thank you for all your help.

-Travis & Jax


Dear Shelly,

Thank you for all your patience, explanations, examples and advice on our will preparation. You were able to explain on our level and terms, which was extremely helpful. You’re the best! You probably don’t need business, but we will be giving your name to everyone who looks for an exceptional family law lawyer!

-Lola


Dear Shelly,

I so appreciated all you have done for me – Do you know what you are? You are a Warrior Princess! That is a very good thing.

Cheers, Erik


Thanks for all your help and kindness.

Love, Carla


Ms. West,

Please accept our sincere thanks for volunteering your time. Your support has enabled us to continue serving the citizens of Dallas County in a timely and efficient manner. You are very much appreciated!

– B


Dear Ms. Shelly West

Thank you so much for taking the time to look over my parenting agreement on Friday March 19, 2010 at 11:30am. The father is willing to go with the more legal version supplied to me. You were the BEST I’ve ever spent! You made me feel much better about myself and my situation. You were awesome!

-Pamela


Excellent Attorney

Shelly is an exceptional attorney. She handled my case with ease, and I always felt comfortable with her skills, and advise. She counseled me above and beyond what I had expected. I would highly recommend her.

– Lee
Via Avvo

Attorney Shelly West

Shelly West has represented me in a child custody case for the last 9 years. She has always been professional, informative, and did what was best for me and the child. Her recommendations were always sound. I so appreciated her help.

– Betty
Via Avvo

Professional and personal

Shelly helped me fix a last name issue I’ve had since my adoption in 1980. With no living family to support from the adoptive side and no desire from the parent that gave me up for adoption, Mrs. West took it on. She gathered everything needed and made it a success! Thank you.

– Anonymous
Via Avvo

Best Attorney

I hired Shelly to represent me in a divorce case and I was very pleased. She was very professional and cared about how I felt and my sons needs. She helped me through it and we were able to resolve some things and come to an agreement. I definitely would recommend her to anyone who is going through a tough divorce.

– Anonymous
Via Avvo
Shelly Benet West’s response: “It was my pleasure to work with this client, and I thank him for this review.”

SBW: the consummate professional

Shelly represented me in a divorce and child custody case. No surprises. None! You know what is required ahead of time. You know what the other side is going to say before they say it. You know what to expect and therefore you are always ready. I was told it would take x months. It did. I was told what the financial result would be and it was. Shelly is a calming presence in the stress and chaos of divorce. She understands the emotional side and manages it. She knows what the judge will look for and makes sure it’s there for them to see. And, Shelly West knows what she doesn’t know and relies on others when it’s appropriate – no guessing going on. She’s flexible. She can deal with a curve ball when it’s thrown. Shelly created a constructive working relationship with the opposing side that served the process well. I can confidently recommend Shelly West, without reservation, for any case she is willing to accept.

– Anonymous
Via Avvo
Shelly Benet West’s response: “I am thankful and humbled by this review. It is my goal to keep the client informed in a way to provide them confidence in the resolution of their matter. It is a thrill to be of service.”

A great attorney and advisor that was extremely helpful to us

Shelly West came highly recommended by our Broker and our CPA who both have worked with her for years as clients. Their recommendations of Shelly were exemplary and she lived up to their high acclaim. She handled a Trust and Probate for us that prevented our family from making mistakes simply due to our lack of legal knowledge about these things. With Probate, it is not a matter of “if you will need a lawyer”, it is a matter of “when you will have to engage one”, so don’t delay that decision. You also get what you pay for with the quality and legal abilities of a lawyer. Shelly’s prices are reasonable for the high quality work that she will do for you. She is honest, up-front, very knowledgeable, fair and a real pleasure to know. Shelly has also assembled a very good team of ladies that support her business. They are all very friendly, professional, and helpful answering calls or emails. 5-Stars are not enough to describe the level of appreciation that I have for Shelly. Engage her services with confidence and you will find out that you have discovered a great lawyer.

– Rick
Via Avvo
Shelly Benet West’s response: “Thank you, Rick, for this review. It was my privilege to work with your family.”

Shelly West came highly recommended by our Broker and our CPA who both have worked with her for years as clients. Their recommendations of Shelly were exemplary and she lived up to their high acclaim. She handled a Trust and Probate for us that prevented our family from making mistakes simply due to our lack of knowledge about these things. With Probate, it is not a matter of “if you will need a lawyer”, it is a matter of “when you will have to engage one”, so don’t delay that decision. You also get what you pay for with the quality and legal abilities of a lawyer. Shelly’s prices are reasonable for the high quality work that she will do for you. She is honest, up-front, very knowledgeable, fair and a real pleasure to know. Shelly has also assembled a very good team of ladies that support her business. They are all very friendly, professional, and helpful answering calls or emails. 5-Stars are not enough to describe the level of appreciation that I have for Shelly. Engage her services with confidence and you will find out that you have discovered a great lawyer.

– Justa papa
Via Google
Shelly Benet West’s response: “It has been my great pleasure to work with this family. I thank you for this marvelous review.”

The guardianship of a disabled family member became even more difficult when my original attorney passed away suddenly. Ms. West was highly recommended to me and I have been very pleased with her help in this matter. She and her staff have gone the distance and then some to make certain all the yearly filings were accurate and timely. I could not have waded through the Dallas court system without her. She has my utmost gratitude and respect.

– Margie Schellbush
Via Google
Shelly Benet West’s response: “Thank you, Peggy. You have been most responsive, and a joy to work for.”

Shelly has remarkable knowledge regarding family law and will fight for your legal rights. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone seeking an intelligent, compassionate, responsive, professional attorney who TRULY “knows her stuff.” Amazingly talented, Shelly and her superior legal team has proven that they can, and will, deftly manage all details of a legal case, big or small, while also taking into consideration the concerns of her clients. Much gratitude to Shelly and her legal staff.

– Susan Olson
Via Google

Shelly West and her law office helped me through a difficult and complicated family court case. On taking over the case, she accomplished a few items incredibly quickly that my previous attorney had failed. I appreciate her diligence, thoroughness, and sensitivity throughout the process. She exhibited appropriate compassion, consideration and humor throughout and is a complete professional. She has the best interests of both clients and children in mind and does not look at the process as a zero sum game. Alternately, while preferring win:win scenarios which are overall better for everybody concerned, she is capable of fighting effectively for her clients. I would absolutely refer any of my friends to her.

– Mette Ovringmo
Via Google

Shelly was referred to me by my brother in law to handle my very difficult divorce case. She was very professional yet easy to talk to. She was always looking out for my best interest and I am very happy with the results. If divorce is a must I highly recommend Shelly West.

– Donna Conley
Via Google
Shelly Benet West’s response: “Thank you Donna! You are most welcome.”

A friend recommended Shelly West to me a few years ago when I was beginning what turned out to be a 2 year custody case. She was highly recommended and I had no idea what I was getting into since I have had no dealings with courts or lawyers etc. Shelly was very patient with me, coached me through the whole process and wasn’t shy about telling me if I was doing something wrong. The whole court process can be expensive BUT Shelly taught me how to pick out what information was important or not, suggested ways that I could do things myself as well as informing me on realistic odds of things and where money may not be best spent allowing me to make decisions as far as best bang for my buck. Her and her staff are amazing and were always there to help in a timely matter. There are many variables in these situations and there is no way to predict 100% of the time what judges will do but I have told her and her staff many times that even when things didn’t go my way I know that Shelly West and her whole staff had my son’s best interest at heart the whole time… and that was the most important thing to me.

– John Weidenfeller
Via Google

Shelly West is a clear counterpoint to my usual view of attorneys. Having been her client through a long, spectacularly high-conflict legal matter, Shelly has constantly demonstrated a knowledgeable, conscientious, compassionate, and principled approach in her representation of my interests. While any litigation is miserable, Shelly to her credit doesn’t add to the conflict but works hard to de-escalate and simplify things while remaining totally vigilant to her client’s best interests. Thank you Shelly.

– Stephen Reed
Via Google
Shelly Benet West’s response: “Thank you, Mr. Reed. I appreciate your confidence.”

My policy is to find the best talent available, then listen to them and do what they suggest. Shelly walked me through the minefield in my matter and got me safely to the other side. A real pro and a pleasure to work with.

– Bob A.
Via Google
Shelly Benet West’s response: “Your confidence is most appreciated. Thanks, Bob!”

I was referred to Shelly by a mutual friend. Shelly proved to be a true professional who was informative and responsive throughout our case. She was able to expertly guide us through the convoluted legal system and arrive at the best possible outcome. I’d highly recommend Shelly’s services when it comes to dealing with custody issues.

– Dan Kinsey
Via Google

She has done legal work for me, and I find her to be conscientious and extremely knowledgeable. She seemed to always have time for me and my problems. I appreciate all of the work she did for me and my family.

– Mike Alexander
Via Google
Shelly Benet West’s response: “Thank you Mike, It has been my pleasure to work with you.”

Shelly did a fantastic job in representing my personal interests. Shelly is someone who is never too busy to take your call and has a mind like a “steel trap” when remembering details of your case. I have found her to be a great listener and extremely compassionate yet act like a pit bull when necessary. She knows her way around the courthouse with other attorneys, clerks and judges which can really work toward your advantage as her client. Not only did I hire one of the top divorce attorneys in Dallas but I gained a very good friend in the process. I would hire Shelly again in a minute!! Let’s hope I don’t need her any time soon. LOL

– Shelley Singleton
Via Google