“Wonderful and Experienced.”
Vicki helped me negotiate my long and painful settlement negotiation. She was creative with her approach, forceful with the other side to advocate for me, and always the voice of reason. She was always very responsive and empathetic.
“Both highly competent and sensitive to the human element.”
Vicki was a delight to work with during my divorce. She understood that the children were a higher priority to me than getting every last dollar, and she respected that while at the same time reigning me in when I was considering decisions that could have done real harm to me financially. She was also genuinely caring and supportive — qualities that can’t be overestimated in the midst of a divorce. In my case, she also immediately grasped the dynamics that make every divorce unique.
“Wonderful and Caring.”
Vicki recently represented me in a divorce and throughout the process she helped me to find my voice. I felt held, cared for and protected all the while knew she was fighting hard for me. Vicki has an amazing combination of kindness and toughness. By the end of the divorce I realized we’d become partners in trying to make sure both my ex and I had a fair and equitable outcome. I have endless respect and appreciation for Vicki, for facilitating and coaching me through this difficult chapter of my life.
“Attorney Vicki Shemin and Fields and Dennis were an absolute delight to work with during my unique divorce situation.”
From start to finish, I felt my case was handled professionally, delicately and with utmost attention and concern. Their broad legal experience and expertise shone brightly when constructing my global agreement and my long-term interests are most certainly protected. My experience assured me that I made the absolute right choice in hiring Attorney Vicki Shemin and Fields and Dennis.
“Vicki it is literally indescribable for me to verbalize the deepest gratitude and respect I have for you.”
I keep mentioning to my friends that I was unbelievably lucky not only to find the GREAT attorney who moved my case to the positive direction and eventually won it, but also the attorney who gave me her belief and courage, the woman who protected me from my horrific past mistakes.
“Vicki – I just wanted to thank you so, so much for all of your hard work on my case.”
Your consistent attention, kind words, and careful guidance transformed a painful situation -my separation- into a life milestone I’m glad I’ve met. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I highly recommend the Law Offices of Fields and Dennis for anyone going through a divorce.
I came to Jon Fields and Vicki Shemin after becoming frustrated with the direction my divorce was taken. From the moment I hired these attorneys I felt at ease. In a week they had a deep understanding of my case, came up with effective strategies which eventually led to the best possible result of the case. Jon and Vicki impressed me by their excellent legal expertise, clear knowledge of all aspects of family law, strategic thinking and good judgment. They are very efficient, detail oriented, extremely thorough in their preparation. From our first meeting to our final court appearance, they established goals and set expectations, clearly advised me on the law, kept communication lines open and were very responsive to my questions and/or concerns throughout the process. When communicating with Jon and Vicki I always felt that I receive that best possible advice for my particular situation. Jon Fields represented me in the court. He was well-prepared, confident, very skilled and objective in his courtroom presentations. I am extremely happy with the outcome of my case and with the way my case was handled which made a hard time in my life a lot easier. Many thanks!
“I just want to say how much I appreciate all Vicki has done for me over the past few months and her willingness to meet me where I am in terms of my need to limit my expenses while still receiving authentic and wise guidance.”
Other attorneys may not have been willing to do what you did with the amount of care and commitment. I felt like you were always there for me which was truly wonderful.I’m grateful you were in my court and consider you a valued advisor. Thanks so, so much! – Divorce Client
“Had Vicki Shemin not been there to guide me through a devastating divorce after 25 years of marriage, I can honestly say that my life would be in a worse place than it is right now.”
I feel as if she took me under her wing. I’m not sure what I did to deserve her commitment, but I knew she believed in me. I know she did everything in her power to right an extraordinarily unequal, unfair situation and worked hard toward the best outcome for me and for my teenage son. She was there to listen to me and give me hope for a future I wanted in ways that I doubt many other lawyers would.Vicki Shemin is a role model who brings her personal and professional experiences in social work and family advocacy to focus on the needs of the parent and children so that they can move forward in the best way possible. I was very fortunate to have met Vicki and thankful that I trusted the connection I felt with her. – Former Divorce Client
“I recommend Jon’s services with confidence.”
“I retained Fields & Dennis, LLP for divorce-related legal services and I recommend their services with confidence. I know from experience with friends and colleagues, that divorce agreements can often have important gaps that aren’t identified until after the dust settles. Four years later, I can attest to Jon Fields’ thoroughness and foresight, which is reflected in a solid and fair agreement that continues to address my best interests and that of my children. Not only did Jon provide astute legal guidance as I navigated through mediation with a third party, he also offered an empathetic and supportive presence during a very difficult time. The other aspect of this practice that deserves mention was his stellar paralegal. She was sharp, professional, and incredibly responsive. While this isn’t something I thought much about when choosing a firm, it came to be something that was extremely important in moving the process along smoothly and efficiently. I remain grateful to this group of professionals.” – Former Client
“I highly recommend Andrea’s work.”
Andrea is a professional, tough and ethical advocate for her clients. I highly recommend her work. – Attorney
“Sheryl has the skills, experience and integrity to provide her clients with superior legal representation.”
I highly recommend Attorney Sheryl Dennis for family law and estate planning matters. Sheryl is comfortable handling complex cases in these areas. Tough issues do not intimidate her. Whether the case requires litigation or can be settled collaboratively, Sheryl has the skills, experience and integrity to provide her clients with superior legal representation. Sheryl is a seasoned litigator who is at home in the courtroom, no matter how challenging the issues. As a family law attorney myself, I value Sheryl’s intelligence and know-how when I am seeking a colleague’s advice on a legal issue in my practice. Sheryl’s manner is positive and confident, and she is passionate about her work. Her clients are in excellent hands! – Attorney
“Vicki made a potentially difficult experience as easy and pleasant as possible and allowed us to enter our marriage without the tension this process can bring.”
I retained Vicki Shemin for assistance with a prenuptial agreement, as I trust her years of family law experience. Since it is quite difficult to entertain the idea of ending your marriage right as you are starting it, I was grateful to have Vicki’s guidance. While I had come into the process thinking I had some idea of what my fiancé and I wanted, Vicki quickly raised many safeguarding issues we had not even thought to consider. I appreciated the fact that she walked us through the process, gave me the information I needed while also helping me in weighing options as a future married couple, while also advising me of my own rights under the law. While she always advocated for my needs, she never made the process adversarial and worked collaboratively with my husband and his attorney. Not only is Vicki a consummate professional and an expert in her field, she also has a calming and compassionate demeanor.
“Vicki Shemin’s skill and experience as a family law attorney, mediator, and clinical social worker give her a legal perspective of uncommon depth.”
Attorney Shemin draws on extensive experience as a family law attorney as well as a background in clinical social work to deftly guide her clients through complicated family law issues with insight and wisdom. As a mediator, she uses this complimentary blend of skills to help clients reach peaceful resolution with solutions tailored to their specific needs and priorities. Attorney Shemin’s reasoned approach to law gives her clients the benefit of her extensive understanding of family law issues and the needs of people experiencing them. – Attorney
“Jon’s strength came from his vast knowledge of the law, a strong yet kind personality, and an unmistakably commanding courtroom presence.”
“I don’t think I would have been able to come through as whole as I am without Vicki.”
Thank you, Vicki, and your team for everything along the way. This has been an extraordinarily trying journey and I don’t think I would have been able to come through as whole as I am without you and your team’s unflagging support. I imagine that every divorce is different; we had a set of problems and personalities that made for some real challenges, and I am very happy that I had you and your team behind me all the way. – Former divorce client
“Jon is a recognized leader in the family law field.”
“Sheryl is unusually gifted at representing many different kinds of clients”
Sheryl is an exceptionally skilled attorney. She is well-versed in the law, an excellent negotiator, and unusually gifted at representing many different kinds of clients and at fostering positive relationships with opposing counsel. I had the pleasure of working with her on a very complex and challenging divorce case. We were able to settle the case creatively in a manner that left both spouses feeling very positively. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Sheryl again – Attorney
“I would not hesitate to send friends and family to Jon and he’d be at the top of my list.”
“Thank you so much for all of your advice and guidance throughout this entire process.”
Vicki really put me first and pushed for what is right and I really appreciate that. I’m very happy that I was able to work with you on this prenuptial – it made all the difference! – CLIENT
“Jon has the emotional intelligence to navigate the thicket of psychodynamics present in most divorce cases.”
Jon can ferret out the important from the trivial and quickly get to the heart of the matter.”
I very much value Jon as a colleague. He and I have had several divorce cases in which the parties achieved an agreement in the Collaborative Law process. Jon has great analytical abilities and uses humor well. He stays centered and inspires that in others. He can ferret out the important from the trivial and quickly get to the heart of the matter. All of these characteristics make him an excellent lawyer, whether he is facilitating the settlement of a case or engaging vigorously in litigation. – Attorney
“Jon is knowledgeable and experienced as an attorney and a mediator.”
Jonathan is hard-working and conscientious. He is knowledgeable and experienced as an attorney and a mediator. He is personable and easy to work with. I highly recommend him. – Attorney
“Jon is very thorough and patient and able to assist the parties in resolving very complicated issues.”
I have used Jonathan Fields as a mediator on several complicated cases. He is very thorough and patient and able to assist the parties in resolving very complicated issues. I would highly recommend him. – Attorney
“Jon is on top of the case law in our state (and writes a quarterly update on new cases for our state-wide family mediation organization).”
Jonathan Fields is an extremely capable lawyer who I have known in various contexts for over 10 years. He is on top of the case law in our state (and writes a quarterly update on new cases for our state-wide family mediation organization). He also is a very humane lawyer, with great people skills, and common sense. He is a pleasure to work with, whether as opposing counsel in a negotiated divorce or as reviewing counsel in a mediation. – Attorney
“Jon is knowledgeable about the law.”
I endorse this lawyer. Jon has the skills necessary to assist clients during the difficult process of divorce. He is knowledgeable about the law, inquires into his clients’ interests and communicates well with other attorneys. This provides clients with good representation and opportunities for settlements which addresses their needs. I recently referred a client to Jon, and they are in the process of moving towards resolution. – Attorney
“Vicki is patient, knowledgeable and works hard for her client.”
I hired Vicki to work out a prenuptial agreement with my fiancé. From the start, Vicki noted how the relationship and my family would always come first. Throughout the year process there were definitely ups and downs, and throughout these I saw how she really did put our relationship and family first. She offered great advice, next steps, and would suggest breaks when needed. Vicki was patient and very knowledgeable and although she was representing me, I felt that she understood my partner and his wants and demands and how we could come to a mutually beneficial agreement. I always appreciated her patient approach to working out a solution. And her experience in her field really shows! – Client
“Thank you for the professional and compassionate way that you worked with us…”
I wanted to take this opportunity for say thank you for the professional and compassionate way that Jon Fields and Rikki Saksik worked with us through the mediation process. – Mediation Couple
“Sheryl’s dedication and attention to detail is essential to making the real estate process easy for all parties.”
“…I am eternally grateful.”
I want to thank Rikki Saksik, Jonathan Fields and Andrea DeLaney for sticking with me during some pretty dark times. It should be noted that despite what I thought in the beginning were long odds, everyone that I came in contact during this process supported me in my effort to do what was right for my kids. For that I am eternally grateful. -Client
“Jon is able to bring both sides closer together.”
“Jon’s knowledge and skill helped avoid a lengthy litigation and we were able to settle amicably, with very positive results for me.”
“Vicki was a perfect choice.”
I worked with Vicki for my entire divorce, and couldn’t have been more pleased with her work. She gave me a steady stream of wise input while maintaining her patience and sense of humor throughout what proved to be a difficult and contentious divorce. I highly recommend Vicki, especially if you are interested in a collaborative process, which is absolutely her strength. – Client
“Jon is a thoughtful person who really cares if his clients have as positive an experience as possible when going through a divorce.”
“Attorney Fields is committed to collaborative practice.”
“Attorney Shemin is the whole package.”
“Vicki is a wonderful professional”
Vicki is warm, skilled and a pleasure to work with. If you’re going through the difficult transition of divorce, it’s great to have someone who understands so well the emotional AND the legal aspects.