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By: Jen T.
Ballou Jensen, Deanna - Jensen & Leiberan
Terrible. This woman should not be allowed to prey on vulnerable clients. Dishonest and incompetant, she has no business practicing law. She charged my daughter thousands upon thousands of dollars only to not answer her questions and nearly ruin my daughter's case. I live in California and have used lawyers before. When my daughter ended up needing a family law lawyer, I offered to pay. I don't know how she found Deanna, but it was not a good thing.Deanna was unrespondive and did not answer my daughter's questions. the only thing Deanna Jensen is good at is getting her bill out on time, which are always way higher than they should be given how little she helps. She is grating and unprepared in court. I could not believe how bad she was, I almost wanted my daughter to fire her during her trial and just contine alone, since the judge was obviously annoyed with Deanna. Compared to lawyers I have used in the past, Deanna is a complete joke.I am just happy that my daughter had more than one court appearance and was able to fire Deanna after the first meeting. She was able to hire a younger, better, cheaper, and smarter lawyer in Sherwood who helped her settle her case. Her new lawyer said that judges hate Deanna Jensen because of all the reasons that I saw, plus she is known to be a lier. He helped my daughter get a great settlement without further court trials, and he cost just a fraction of the price. Plus, he was knowledgable.I don't know how lawyers like Deanna Jensen survive for as long as they do. She has no business practicing law or ruining lives.
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