Anything but Dry
I have often heard it said that in order to be a lawyer one needs to be stern and have a dry personality. I can honestly say this is the farthest thing from the truth after working with Amy Harris. I tried to represent myself when I initiated a divorce process a few years ago. Due to my lack of legal knowledge, I was unsuccessful. After realizing this was something I could not do on my own, I went in search of a lawyer that would be a good fit for me.
I called thirty lawyers before choosing one to work with. All the lawyers I talked with on the phone were not friendly and even worse then that, they had bone dry personalities. Amy Harris was the only lawyer that agreed to talk with me on the phone, when I let her know how difficult it would be to come meet in person, due to child care issues. I knew right away after talking with her that I had found the perfect fit for me. Amy has been an absolute joy to work with and to be around. She is compassionate, organized, and has a stellar sense of humor. Lawyers can get a bad rep. People think they are only in it for the money. While I have only worked with one lawyer in my life thus far I have come to a different conclusion. Lawyers can see the end when we can’t. For that very reason they are able to offer sincere encouragement and support when one feels like all hope is lost. Not only can they see the end, they are the ones who create the roadmap to arrive there. Amy navigated this map flawlessly.
I really experienced a true tragedy in my life that lead up to my divorce. I was blindsided, and felt as though the rug was pulled out from under me. I was an emotional wreck, knowing that I had Amy advocating for me brought me some peace of mind, and a strong sense of relief. Here I am today, a divorced woman, something that I thought was unattainable. While I am thrilled that I am divorced, part of me was sad today that I wouldn’t be communicating with Amy anymore. Perhaps this sounds odd, but I was able to be open and honest with her, and this has been a hard part of my healing journey. It’s been hard feeling like I could not be open with anyone about my situation and how it made me feel. Amy validated how I felt, and that meant a lot to me.
When I look back on this painful time in my life, I will always genuinely be grateful to Amy and her assistant Jennifer. Thankful for their wisdom, and that they treated me with kindness. It was always evident to me that they were dedicated to my case and to my cause. I still have a long road ahead of me as far as my healing journey goes. Amy helped me to feel farther along in that journey then I ever have. Thank you Amy, for allowing me to step into this new stage of life. If it was not for you, and all your hard work, I would never be free to fall in love again, and that’s the greatest gift that there is. Thanks to you I am more free today then I have ever been. Free to put myself out there, free to meet new people, free to swim in the ocean with my clothes on, causing me to be anything but dry.