Christine Stadler is doing something unusual in the legal field. Her firm, Stadler Law Group, which Stadler founded in 1994, offers flat fee rates on all services. By giving clients a legal budget they can predict and afford, Stadler Law Group makes legal representation an option for everyone who wants to know the costs upfront.
"In this economic climate, we are able to understand the ramifications of divorce, debt and criminal situations and combine this insight with affordable.. services to help our clients in hard situations." Stadler says. "We have over 20 years of ligation and trial experience. There are not many firms that actually offer this level of knowledge and experience and still care about their client's bottom line. I have seen too many cases where after the parties pay their attorney there is nothing left."
The Stadler Law Group provides clients with a team of experienced attorneys. Stadler specializes in domestic and family law. Attorney Shannon Bruce provides the firm with expertise in bankruptcy, debt settlement and estate planning. Attorney Jennifer Hardy rounds out the team with extensive experience in criminal, domestic violence and DUI. "So many times a client comes to us for a domestic law issue and after looking at their finances we realize we can help them solve other problems and help them get a total fresh start."
"We do not offer cookie cutter solutions to our client's problems. We, as a team, listen to the client; figure out where they have been, what got them in that situation and how not to repeat it in the future. We do what's right for you." For example, many firms will push their clients to bankruptcy, because it?s simple and fits within the box. Stadler Law Group works outside the box taking a comprehensive approach to find a solution that solves your problems now and empowers you for the future.
I love the Stadler Law Group! They fought for me to get joint custody of my daughter and they were aggressive and persistent. They know the law and they won't settle for just anything. They got me... everything I wanted and Christine is honest and very fair! Her assistants are great as well'! Please use this firm if your looking for great service!VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
I had interviewed several divorce attorney's but did not have a good feeling with any until I met Christine. I left the consultation feeling I was in good hands and she has proved that to be true. ... She has looked out for my best interests from beginning to end and has been there to help me and answer all my questions from beginning to end. I have been extremely happy with all aspects of her service. I highly recommend Stadler Law Group!VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
In the courtroom, Christine was prepared, focused, and wanted to win. She made great closing arguments that covered the points that during the trial she learned were most important to our judge. Our judge admitted that he decided to change the ruling, more in our favor, as a result of hearing Christine's closing arguements. I do not recommend divorce to anyone, but if it is unavoidable, I recommend Christine. I did not get everything I wanted, but considering what I was up against, I did pretty well. I ended up getting more time with my daughter in lieu of the recommendation to the contrary from the court appointed guardian. Again, Christine was prepared, focused, and wanted to win. In the end, that is what you want from your attorney. I do not think a better result could have been achieved for my particular case. Thank you Christine! Please keep up the good work.
Christine met with me for a consultation, during a time that accommodated my schedule (over the weekend!). She was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful in my situation. She explained things clearly and was to the point. I wish I found her before I went through my divorce and highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for an honest, hardworking attorney.
Christine helped me in a custody battle that has spanned several years. She is direct, effective, and resourceful. You are hearing from a father who is now the custodial parent of his tween daughter.
The Stadler law firm is a Great & understanding law firm. Gary was always available 7 days a wk & when you called or emailed him, he would contact you back! Once I contacted them,I stopped interviewing other law firms. I knew that they cared & actually understood what we were going through. It was very stressful time for us. Gary & Shannon kept us informed the whole time. I highly recommend this law firm. The only regret I have is I did not call them earlier.
Not the best experience, but not the worst. Although I wasn't left waiting at her office like one of the previous reviewers stated, because Christine forgot to cancel the appointment in a timely manner, I can say this area does need to improve. Calls are not returned promptly, and they make you feel like you are not taking seriously. Had I not already paid, I would have surely went elsewhere. Definitely won't recommend anyone.
I attempt to return calls in a prompt manner, however I am in court quite a bit. I try to tell clients to email me so that if I am in court I can respond in a quicker manner. I appreciate the comment and will strive to improve.
I retained Christine last summer for a custody dispute I was involved in based on her great Kudzu reviews. Well Kudzu, you let me down! After an initial consultation, I decided to retain her services. I liked that she could see me right away as I was on a very rushed timeframe. Also her free email option for contacting her seemed like a good thing for someone like me on a budget. Still, there was a little voice in my head saying something wasn't quite right with this lady. For one thing, she did not seem very professional in her demeanor. She comes across as a disheveled person trying to pose as a professional. Also I never felt my case seemed all that important to her. When I was asking her specific questions about my situation, her answers were sketchy and I felt uneasy. She does not seem to connect with or empathize with the client at all,least not with me. All that could have been overlooked if she was honest and trustworthy. She was NOT. After I paid her a $2500 retainer she filed a petition and tried to serve the mom. The server was great but the mom skipped town. At that point I decided not to pursue further legal action and figured since Christine had done so little on the case that I would be entitled to a refund of part of the retainer. I was uneasy when I realized that I had no signed agreement or anything with Christine - she hadn't even provided a receipt for the retainer! I emailed and emailed her and she promised to send a refund but never got a dime. Shame!
As you stated in your review, your case had a rush time frame. After being retained on a Thursday afternoon you informed me that the Mother was moving and needed to be served that weekend. I stopped everything to prepare the papers,rush file them and hired a private investigator to work all weekend to attempt to serve her. Only to find out that you had informed her that we were looking for her. After she left I informed you that you had a limited time frame to serve her out of the state and still have your case heard in Georgia and I would be able to have her served out of state. Your last email to me stated "Thank you for helping me with this matter even though it didn't work out the way I had hoped it would. I will be happy to refer you to anyone I know who needs a family law attorney." Unfortunately in domestic cases I can only work with the facts as my clients give them to me. I work very hard to accomplish their goals and feel that I put forth the effort that you allowed me to do. As provided in the retainer agreement sent to you the retainer is nonrefundable and half was paid to the private investigator for the weekend of service.
Christine has been great. I had to fire my first attorney and was impressed at how fast Christine was able to get up to speed on my divorce. She prepared me for trial which eased my anxiety and was always available if I had a question! She is honest and really cares. I would recommend her to everyone who needs a sincere and honest attorney.
Christine is representing me in my divorce. My soon-to-be-ex-husband left the 1-star review below. That review only proves how good she is. My ex is abusive and Christine has led me safely through this mess. She is tough, fair, and direct. Thank you Christine. I never knew an attorney could represent with such compassion.
Would not recommend to anyone after my horrible experience with Christine. Terrible bedside manner, does not return calls....basicly leaves you hanging!!!!PLEASE look elsewhere. Do not waste your time like I wasted mine.
Although I am busy, I take great effort to return all calls or emails personally and usually within 24 hours. I am direct and to the point in an effort to not waste my client's time or money. I question whether you are a former client. You sound like a disgruntled opponent. I cannot recall my services being terminated by a client for quite some time.
Look no further. Christine is the bestat any price. Being the type of person that I am I interviewed several attorneys and chose Christine and I am glad I did. Not only did I receive superior service I received it at a great price with no surprises. My Soon to be X wife had told me during the process that I had been overcharged that she had gotten her lawyer for about 1/2 of what I was paying Christine. However after all was said and done her attorney surprised her with charges totalling almost 3x what I paid. And as I said I received the better service!! Listen I dont wish a divorce on anyone but I will state right now that if I ever have to go through this again, I know who I am going to have in my corner. You get a great attorney at a fair price without any surprises. Can you ask for more? Thanks Christine
My divorce was a real can of worms. My first "so called" lawyer stole $2500 up front and then did nothing. He claimed it was such a mess he would do me a favor and only charge me $200 an hour and had no idea how many hours it would take! I sat in limbo thinking I'd never be able to afford my divorce until I finally wised up and found Christine on Kudzu. She agreed to a flat fee that was VERY affordable. After worrying for 2 years I'd lose everything, I ended up with everything(the kids, house, cars, etc.) She got the vacuum cleaner and the George Forman grill! I never thought I would leave the courthouse that day with a giant smile on my face! Christine is THE BEST! I will never forget what she has done for me and my kids. Thank you Christine!
I just used Christine in a divorce matter and she was fantastic. Very fair fees and she did everything she said she would. She arranged for a very good mediator and my wife and I did come to an agreement that day. I would recommend Christine Stadler to anyone.
Who says a father can't win a bitter custody battle against a conniving wife who is represented by a skilled, bulldog trial lawyer? Certainly not Christine M. Stadler, Attorney At Law. The ink has dried on the Final Order for Primary Physical Custody awarded to the Father with Court Ordered Child Support, but Christine's powerful, effective courtroom performance still has me in awe days later. It was nothing less than phenomenal. If you want to WIN your case, with the outcome you desire, put it in Christine's hands. She is the ultimate heavy hitter in the legal profession and will not be shut down by opposing counsel. Christine thoroughly listens to the Client, does her homework, and is very well prepared going into court. The Attorney is sharp, professional, and calmly aggressive. If you follow Christine's directive, YOU WILL NOT LOSE! Client For Life, fharper08
Talk about STRESS! I had a pretty complex situation and Christine sorted it all out for me perfectly! I did not want a bankruptcy "mill" but the other small operations made me nervous. With STADLER, I got one on one attention when needed backed up by an experienced staff.
I have been searching for a GOOD lawyer for a few weeks now and I am so hesitant to pick the right one who is willing to work for me and to fight for my case. I am a stay at home mom and out of work for 7 years. My husband has filed for a divorce and I have 30 days to respond. Client reviews are always the best so if you recently had Mrs Stadler as your divorce attorney, please send in your review. I am desperate and need an advice. Thank you!!!!
In my first words with Christine I was thoroughly impressed with her ability to, a.) answer all of my questions, b.) understand my situation and c.) work WITH me. I highly recommend her when searching for someone to handle your personal legal/financial issues.