What My Clients Say
Reviews from my amazing clients.
What My Clients Say
Reviews from my amazing clients.
What My Clients Say
Reviews from my amazing clients.
I offer highly skilled, cost-effective family law advice.
Reviews of Attorney Kathleen Buckley
I would highly recommend hiring Kathleen to represent you in a divorce and/or child custody case. Not only was she extremely knowledgeable, she exudes confidence and commands respect. She gave me the confidence and reassurance I needed during this difficult matter. I am very grateful to Kathleen for getting me the outcome I deserved.Jennifer
Kathleen is a great experienced lawyer. She is to the point and gets the job done. I felt confident throughout my case because of her. She will fight hard for you and will give you the guidance you need. I highly recommend.Tim
Kathy was there for me at the beginning and walked me through the whole painful process of divorce. She is a powerful ally and explains everything throughout the journey. I know she truly has my best interest in mind. I highly recommend working with Kathy.Ann
I hired Kathy during my divorce after she was recommended to me by a friend and she did a great job! Like most people going through a divorce I had a ton of questions and she answered them all very quickly and efficiently. She was caring and compassionate and fought for me every step of the way. She did such a great job that I have continued to hire her whenever my ex tries to take me back to court. She is the only one I want fighting on my side for my kids and I. If you want someone who will fight for you stop looking now, Kathy is number 1!Natalie E.
She did an excellent job never gave me false information or advice. She was honest and straight forward about everything. Exceptional about answering questions and concerns in a timely manner. Made sure my children and I were taken care of.Jaquelyn
I definetly recommend Kathleen as a Divorce Attorney. She is tenacious and gets the job done at a very reasonable rate! Kathleen works long hours like I do and was always available via email or text. She was fantastic in court and ran circles around my ex’s attorney every time. She is one VERY SMART lady and is well respected in the judicial system……….which to me was very important too.Wendy
Kathy was recommended to me by my financial adviser, and he was spot on! Kathy took control of the situation immediately and quickly removed the dark over my head. Anyone that suggests that a divorce can be amicable, probably still believes in the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy.
Kathy’s professionalism and knowledge of the “local” judicial system saved hours of time during the divorce process. I actually felt a little sorry for the opposing counsel after Kathy faced her in court.
Knowledgeable, decent, honest, reliable, compassionate, professional, I know these terms are overused but they do, in fact, describe Kathleen.
Thank you Kathy.Bruce
After 20 years of experience with many great attorneys I feel Kathy is a most competent and trustworthy attorney. She is very intelligent and hard-working. I recommend her to everyone who asks.anonymous
If you are reading this review you are probably looking for an attorney. Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with Kathleen. Her experience and confidence will put your mind at ease. You don’t need to be stressed or harassed. She has been doing this a long time and is the best in her field. I have used several other lawyers from the area before her and only wish I had found her sooner. I can’t say enough good things about her and her staff. The office girls are very polite and prompt to respond. I never felt rushed when I was working with Kathleen. I recommend her to anyone needing legal assistance and will continue to use her for all my legal matters.Jason
Kathy is wonderful. She is hard working, honest, and fair. She truly cares about her clients. If you need a divorce attorney look no further Kathy is the best choice.Sarah
Kathy took care of my divorce in a very efficient and effective manner. She controlled the situations (and me sometimes) to make sure that I got the best result that I could in the circumstance. Divorce is awful. But she got me through this one efficiently and with little fuss so I can start moving on.anonymous
I met Kathleen during the most difficult time in my life. I selected Kathleen because of her excellent reputation in the Flint area professional community. She represented me in ending a marriage that spanned over three decades. I had no experience with attorneys or the legal system. Kathleen calmly walked me through each step of the process. She took time to understand my goals and worked diligently to achieve them. Kathleen is very realistic and her straightforward approach inspired my confidence. She collaborated with me often and gave me firm direction when I needed it. Kathleen does not pad her fees. She charges according to the actual time worked. The fees I paid were far less than I anticipated. Because of Kathleen I am no longer a victim. I survived and will someday thrive. Thanks Kathleen. You’re the very best!anonymous
I was referred to Kathy from a good friend & it was the best decision that I could have made for my divorce proceedings. My case involved a bitter custody dispute with attempts to badger my character with lies & malice, from our initial consultation Kathy was upfront, insightful & methodical in how she/we would approach my case. She not only provided me with impeccable legal representation she also answered my technical legal questions without hesitation & provided me with worst & best case scenarios at each developmental stage of my case. Her eclectic style & savvy court room etiquette bodes well & was a tremendous plus. During this very stressful period she eased my tension with her confidence & legal knowledge, not only did she provide me with excellent legal representation she also challenged me to grow in the area of “emotional intelligence”. I would not only recommend Kathy I would rather demand or insist if you want the best representation. I secretly deem her as the “The Pit Bull” of divorce attorneys, & I mean that in the most sincere affectionate manner…L.G.
I retained Kathy to handle my divorce. She was very up front explaining what the process would be, and what to expect moving forward. When we ended up going to court she was professional and informed as well as caring. You could tell she had my back. I would strongly recommend her to anyone going though a divorce. You won’t find anyone better to protect your interest.Steve
Upon entering Kathleens office after 5 years of court proceedings and 2 years of litigation, I had been on the defensive and was EXHAUSTED! You can immagine the mess I brought to Kathleen with being a highly intense custody case and as it currently continues.
Kathleen Buckley-Oneill hit the nail on the head during my consultation. I could not believe it! She is providing me with outstanding professional representation and I am no longer carrying the load. Immediate responses to all voicemails/emails even contact on weekends. The resources she has provided have been more than case specific, resulting positive life changes. Kathleen is pro-active, providing clear communication for all expectations of me, resulting in much needed confidence and relief. Her direct commitment and sharpness coupled with her genuine concern and comfort is exactly what I need for getting the job done! I highly recommend Kathleen Buckley-Oneill for counsel for your child custody case!
I retained Kathy to handle my very acrimonious divorce and child custody matter. It was a highly emotional spousal abandonment situation. Kathy understood that I needed to vent, and in return she offered valuable advice. If I could give Kathy more than 5 stars, I would.
While she’s not the warm and fuzzy type, she really does have a heart of gold, and always looks out for her client. Even when I annoyed her by engaging in some drama with my ex, she maintained her professionalism and composure.
She has the sharpest legal mind in the room, and is steps ahead of opposing counsel, holding her arguments until just the right moment.
If you retain Kathy, the best advice I can offer, is to keep your emotions in check, and trust that she will do the best job she can for you.anonymous
The day I walked into Kathy’s office, I was defeated, beaten down and afraid. After talking to her at my consultation, I realized she would have my back. She fought for me, and only had my well being as a focus. Although the process lasted much longer than I had hoped, it was entirely worth the wait. She is my hero and an amazing, intelligent, and tenacious professional! I owe her so much more than money, which she is worth every single penny. She was so brilliant and supportive in a way I never thought I deserved! Now, I have a future. If anyone ever asks me for a reference, Kathy gets my backing 100% plus!Karen
I am very happy with the process of working with Kathleen Buckley-O’Neill for a child custody case. She was very upfront with me regarding expectations and requirements of the court. She was able to connect me and my children with really good and effective support and resources. It seemed like a long and tedious process but Kathleen was able to give me the encouragement to know that this was very much worth it. We were able to acheive a trial result that was very positive to me and that would benefit the children. I hired her based on recommendation of a friend and after I read her reviews on here. I was told that she is very direct but that is something that I appreciate. I don’t seek out false comforts and it would not help my case to be misled about the legal system. To this end, I would recommend her and I would hire her again. As a matter of fact, I have hired her again to represent me for the appeal.Sandy
Kathleen was my second Attorney that I retained for my divorce. She came highly recommended by her colleagues. She has worked very hard for me in what has been a difficult divorce situation for me. She is VERY prompt at responding to my emails/phone calls. She has returned my calls even after business hours and replied to emails afterhours and weekends. I do not believe you will find another attorney that can out work her. She has gone above and beyond by not only representing me as client but also listening to me as a person as I struggled through a difficult situation. I have already recommended her to other people and will continue to recommend her to anybody that needs an attorney. I felt that my previous counsel was out worked and always on the defensive. Since retaining Kathleen that is no longer the case. I know she is not being out worked and I no longer feel that I am reacting to situations but being pro active to settle my case. She is an aggressive pro active attorney that has helped me out tremendously. She definitely will fight for her clients and I am glad she was able to take my case. Outstanding lawyer that I would retain again if I ever had to.Steve
Complex and bitter divorce-Ms. Buckley did a great job looking out for best interests of myself and my children. I found her knowledgeable and very professional. Understanding and sharp, especially helpful with the financial side of things. Thankful she was referred to me!anonymous
Kathy is the answer to your question of “who would best represent me?” Originally, my wife and I attempted to share an attorney, however I found myself at the end of a stick that was getting shorter and shorter. As time went on, I felt I wasn’t getting the attention and representation I deserved, though I was the client. At the final stage of my divorce, I had to walk away. I couldn’t live with terms that I was deemed to be responsible for. I then found my way to Kathy. She is professional, practical, tough, considerate, intelligent, responsive, swift to take action and a fighter. My fighter, enough said.
The day after my divorce was final, I told Kathy that I couldn’t thank her enough. It was the absolute truth. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to retain her, or the results of my divorce. Because of her I felt relief and hope where there was none. My only regret is that I did not retain her services at my time of filing, but I finally wised up, and it was the best decision I could have made. She was my answer.Scott
Informative. Was able to see that I needed to have a little mental support never having gone thru a divorce before. It is one of the the 5 most stressful thing that people go thru. Would recommend her services.Jeff
I cannot stress this enough…if you are looking for an attorney that is going to do her job, and earn what she is paid, hire Kathleen Buckley-O’Neill. She is an attorney who has been in the business for over 30 years; she knows what she’s doing. I have had to deal with other attorney’s throughout the years for various reasons, and I have never dealt with anyone as trustworthy and knowledgeable as Kathy. Kathy is driven, she is tough, she doesn’t play games, she cuts to the chase, she doesn’t miss a thing, she’s always one step ahead of the rest, and she tells it like it is. She tells the truth, always, even if you may not like what she has to say. She’s not going to lie to you, or “blow smoke” just to please you. She is fair. She doesn’t drag a case on and on. She gets the job done. I can’t stress any of this enough. I respect Kathy a great deal. Attorney’s like Kathleen Buckley-O’Neill are hard to come by.
I was referred to Kathy by another attorney after my own attorney left my case w/o informing me and left me with very poor advice costing me thousands of dollars of damages. I admit, I disliked every attorney that came in my sight. Thanks to Kathy, I have now hope for the American justice system. Her integrity, honesty, competency and compassion has been next to non. I would highly recommend her to my close family and friends anytime!Hassan
Kathy really helped me navigate through divorce and child custody issues over the last year. This was a situation that I didn’t ever expect to be in and I had a lot of emotions about it. Kathy kept the situation focused and made me get focused on the real important issues. In the end, I was able to get divorced on my terms and have my children with me 90% of the time. I spent about 1/3 of what my ex did with his Bloomfield Hills atty and the situation worked out exactly as I had hoped for.Kristy
I honestly thought I would never be writing a favorable review for an attorney, but I must say “I was very impressed with Kathleen’s performance, and results!” I have been involved in a child custody issue for two years, I hired two lawyers prior to hiring Kathleen, with little to no results. I spent thousands of dollars on what I would consider very poor legal representation from my first two attorneys. When I hired Kathleen, she quickly untangled my legal mess, and for the first time decisions went in my favor! Do your homework folks! Don’t do as I did, and learn the hard way. Read the reviews, and ask a lot of questions. Kathleen was upfront, and honest with me, and for that i am truly thankful.Jeff Wilson
Ms. O’Neill has been someone that I have trusted to handle the family law matters of both friends and clients. She has been worthy of the recommendations in the past and I believe will continue to be in the future.Kurt
I was referred to Kathleen by a professional that described her as, honest, and someone that did not play games. Her observation was correct. In what could have a been a few year divorce situation, was over in under a year. Kathleen was not only honest, and did not play games, but was extremely knowledgeable, and very competent. On the day of my court date, I was actually able to sit in, as a spectator, in one of her criminal trials. Her expertise also rose to the occasion for this matter. After this trial I witnessed how appreciative her client and his family were to her. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a proficient, qualified, attorney, for just about any matter.anonymous
I recently retained Kathleen Buckley-O’Neil to handle my divorce and was very satisfied with the quality of representation she provided. Her years of experience and thorough knowledge of divorce law made my experience less painful than otherwise expected. While divorce is never a pleasant thing, Kathleen provided professional, sound advice that helped my family though a difficult time. I was impressed with her fairness and feel that she was not only efficient, but reasonably priced for the services rendered.Brad
Kathleen is a diamond in the rough. I sought her expertise and once I met with her I knew she was competent, compassionate, and honest. She also will be very assertive if needed and truly is an advocate for her clients. She provides direct feed back that I found very helpful, and also is supportive and non judgemental. The court process can be overwhelming at times and she always answered my questions in a timely matter. She is professsional on every level. I fully believe that she would never lead someone into court based on monetary issues (in other words, she will not encourage a court case for her profit). She provided all angles to me so I could make an informed decision. Kathy is a very consientious lawyer. I would recommend her to my colleagues at work or family without hesitation. She is the best of the best! I could not have found a better lawyer.Erin
You don’t have to worry or stress about anything. You can trust that she knows your name, your case, and she is working for you. She is beyond competent, she responded within 24 hours to every inquiry I sent her and made a very difficult time in my life monumentally easier.Shannon
I felt so relieved to finally have a lawyer I felt I could trust and was very detail-oriented. After terminating my first divorce lawyer for being incompetent, Kathleen was a breath of fresh air. My numerous amounts of phone calls and emails were always returned promptly. We had many battles to face, and she always took them on with strength and knowledge. She understood that it was a very difficult time emotionally and financially to have the divorce drag on. She knew and understood my goal of reaching a settlement as quickly as we could while still managing to get a fair settlement. There will still be some issues in future regarding my divorce, and I know with Kathleen by my side I will have the best possible outcome. Her expertise, reliability, dedication, humor, and honesty served well in the courtroom as well as out. Her sense of humor was very much appreciated and needed during an exhausting, difficult time. 🙂anonymous
If I can advise 1 thing in a divorce, it’s a good lawyer. And Kathleen Buckley-O’Neill is the one you need on your side. After working with 2 other lawyers on my case it was a true breath of fresh air to get her on my side. I could feel the stress lift of my shoulders on or first consultation. She is honest, Firm on her beliefs and willing to go to bat for you and will tell you to let things go when they don’t really matter. Email responses to any questions I had where always answered, She even went into the office on her vacation to get my case finished. Now that’s true dedication to your clients. I very highly recommend this caring but strong divorce lawyer.Scott
My consultation alone with Kathleen Buckley-O’Neill was far above any other lawyer I have worked with. Kathleen did not make me feel like I was simply another client. Actions speak louder than words, and Kathleen’s actions showed me that she valued me as a potential client of hers. Some examples of these actions are her rapid but very detailed email responses to any questions I had, driving into her office through a snow storm when I was the only client who failed to respond if we could reschedule my appointment due to the dangers of the snow storm and giving me a free consultation when I had to wait for my appointment due to a scheduling conflict. Kathleen’s knowledge of divorce law is not something that should be overlooked. I very highly recommend this caring but strong divorce lawyer.anonymous
Kathy’s no holds bar honesty is a gift every client should have from their laywer. She will fight the good fight when you are unable and she will tell you when to let go. She was able to help me see what I couldn’t and to hold firm and let her fight for what was right. Her understanding of Family Court in Genessee County is second to none. She will be honest and tell you like it is. Her confidence and understanding of the process will put your mind at ease during very emotional times. I cannot recommend Kathy enough!Jeff
I retained Kathy for my divorce. I was married for 12 years and have three kids. All I can say is I am glad I had Kathy on my side. She was calm and reasonable when I was over reacting and uninformed. She advised when to fight and when to “let it go”. In the end my ex was left with excessive attorney fees and constant losses. I ended up with less than half of her fees and got everything I wanted. A divorce is a hectic and scary time, having someone represent you who really knows what matters is truly a life saver financially and mentally.Paul
KATHLEEN BUCKLEY-O’NEILL worked with my family for over 7 years on a divorce case that was drawn out by another attorney, Kathleen not only took it upon herself to make sure this went as smooth as possible but made an unpleasurable expierence by another party easier to deal with, Kathleen O’Neill is dedicated and Honest and her clients are her top priority!..Phone calls are always returned, e-mails answered and fax’s always returned in a timley matter, her office and co-worker never make you feel like your bothering them, a true class act!Gloria
Thank you Kathy for your help. Your experience got me a very good result and I am grateful someone recommended me to you. Thank you again, ScottScott
Kathy was recommend by another professional friend and I felt she was someone I had known forever when we ment. Kathy is very personable, knowledgeable and whenever I had a question she was right there to answer and make me feel at ease (no matter how stupid the question).
I felt she had my best interest in mind, no matter the situation.