After a ton of research, I interviewed 3 other attorneys in the Northern Virginia area before meeting Jennifer Bradley. One question I asked each one was, “If the conflict check had precluded you from representing me, who would you recommend I interview next to represent me?” Every single one of those 3 attorneys pointed me toward MDMB as a firm and Jennifer Bradley specifically as an attorney.
It was immediately evident from our initial consultation that Jennifer was competent and experienced. I gradually learned that she was a fantastic listener while also being a patient explainer, a diligent planner but also a savvy strategist. She was on top of everything from day one.
The thing that really sets Jennifer apart though, and I think this is probably why she is so respected by her peers, is that she is client first – and not in the slogan-y/buzzword-y sense that many firms probably use in their advertisements.
There are firms out there that see divorce as an industry and see their firm’s mission within that industry as maximizing profit, even at the expense of their client. They do this by protracting negotiations unnecessarily, under-supervising or under-training junior associates and fostering unrealistic expectations in their clients’ demands. As a client, this creates a dynamic where you end up spending more on legal fees than the value of that last trivial item that was being argued over during that drawn out back and forth.
By contrast, Jennifer uses her experience to tell you at the very beginning, based on the facts of your situation how things are likely to pan out if you go to court – which she knows based on her wealth of experience in family law at an elite level in one of the country’s most demanding legal markets. She then proceeds to drive toward that outcome as quickly as possible, outside of court, which saves you money and stress (even if it means she has to spoon-feed the statutes and precedent to the other side because she knows the law better than they do). To me, this is what it really means to put your client first.
Divorce is stressful enough, do yourself a favor and hire a competent, pragmatic and talented attorney, like Jennifer Bradley.