Pat represented me in my divorce action about 15 years ago. I had the misfortune of being in court with a different attorney, today, for a separate matter. As I sat and waited for my case to be called, I observed Ms. Chvatal and her court conduct. She was very professional and personal. I watched her scan the audience and make eye contact with her clients immediately upon her entering the courtroom. Shortly after, she continued to remind me of why I hired her years ago. She took the time to seek out her clients individually, counseled with each one and even sat down next to them for longer than a moment. If she didn't really care about them then she should take up acting because as far as I could see, she genuinely cares. It appeared to me each of her clients reciprocated that attitude and gave her the utmost respect. EACH one of them received her undivided attention and in a courtroom is where you hired her to do what she does. She does it well! Her clients seemed to display a look of relief and I sure wish I could have shared in feeling that way. My case was a slam dunk but my attorney, not so much. I had to go to him and had no idea what was even going to be presented to the Court. I sure miss her and wish I would have hired her to handle the matter before the Court, now. I know legal representation is expensive. I don't think one charges much less or more than the other. From what I've seen with Pat, you get the well known name (reputation), legal tenure, respect of colleagues, respect of courtroom authority and bang for your buck. She treated me like I mattered. I wish I felt like I mattered right now. For what legal fees cost, you should matter. Regretful I'm missing out on her representation for current issues! Highly recommend!!