About McNeal Legal, LLC
Law firm in Alachua County, Florida, specializing in family law and civil litigation involving business, contract, and property disputes.
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Services We Offer
Family Law, Estate planning, Mediation service
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Hours of Operation
|Monday||9:00 AM||4:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM||4:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM||4:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM||4:00 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM||1:00 PM|
Detailed Business Description
McNeal Legal will fight hard, but we fight smart: We don't waste our clients' money fighting for the sake of fighting. Instead, we believe in tactical, strategic, cost-effective litigation strategies. While taking your case to trial is sometimes the only way to obtain the desired result, often skilled negotiation and facilitated dialogue can mediate disputes between the parties, saving you both time and money. By giving you quality legal services, we strive to assist you in working toward the best possible resolution to your case. Mediation is required by most courts, for cases involving civil and probate litigation, and divorce and family law. Whether a case proceeds to trial or concludes with a negotiated agreement or plea, we are dedicated to listening to clients, understanding their unique situation and goals and working intelligently and relentlessly to achieve those outcomes. This is a time when you need the assistance of a professional attorney who can guide you to make the best
McNeal Legal, LLC ReviewsLEAVE REVIEW FOR BUSINESS
Kelly and her team are like a lighthouse in a storm. Divorce is a trying and scary event to navigate, and Kelly is a calming force. She is quietly powerful and has the experience and background to guide you through this difficult time. I am so thankful to have worked with Kelly. Many times she was the grounding force that I needed. I completely trust her and her team.
Julie Rosselle Mishoe
Kelly and her team were extremely helpful and knowledgeable in my family law contempt case. She got matters settled quickly and fairly. Anyone who has had to deal with family law/co-parenting knows that that kind of timely outcome is rare, especially during Covid restrictions! I appreciate her compassion as well as her professionalism, I have and will continue to recommend her to friends as needed. She's worth every penny.
I highly advise against consulting with this firm if you are in need of any type of representation regarding family law as she is turning away cases and "cherry picking" cases based on her own preference and not based a potential client's needs.
In addition, I am an associate of Jana H who also left a review and I can attest to the fact that she followed all instructions, and was told she now had representation when in reality, her calls were ignored and only returned by office staff. Meanwhile she was berated by her soon to be ex husbands lawyer and continually made attempts to speak directly with Ms McNeal who pretty much left her on "read".
It's heartbreaking to watch people in need, be strung along while they wait for assistance and are left out to dry by a professional who took money, and gave verbal confirmation that she had accepted the case. I am appalled at the response left by McNeal, who shows no remorse or compassion for a potential client and even goes so far as to insinuate any of this was to the fault of the potential client.
I called to retain Kelly McNeal a couple months after I did a paid consultation for a divorce. Her front desk person said she would call me back. After not hearing from her for a day I called and was told she had accepted my case and she was getting my paperwork together. After waiting for almost 3 weeks with two messages left that were never returned, I called and the same person told me she was not sure if she was going to take my case and wanted additional information. I was taken back but answered her questions. I'm now telling a front desk person personal info about my case which felt very unprofessional and made me uncomfortable. To my surprise I received a call back the next day! Wow, they finally called me back but to say she was "straying away from family law and was cherry picking her cases". I was devastated. I asked please for my consultation money back for she willing took it as she could take my case and now that she is not will she please return my money. I have called twice about this refund with NO response.
Going through a divorce is terrible but the way this firm treated me was horrific. Let it be known if you are wanting a divorce attorney do not go here. I'm in the health care profession and I would never ever imagine treating one of my patients the way her front desk person treated me. Kelly McNeal Legal took my money and then refused to help me.
Kelly has never reached out to me on this matter despite numerous attempts from me. Her front desk staff is terrible. Very rude. Doesn't return messages and even lied to me about my case.
I don't want anyone to go through what I did with this firm.