Testimonials

"Thank you so much for everything. You have been an amazing attorney that humanized the whole experience for me. It was a very stressful and painful process and you made it bearable, manageable, and successful. I will always recommend you."


“Thank you all for the exceptional personal service. I have the utmost gratitude for everything that you do.”


"Thank you, you've been fantastic through the entire process. Would definitely refer you to others."


"THANK YOU!!!!! You made my divorce very easy."


"Traci: I first want to say 'thank you' for the excellent job. You did an outstanding job with putting my case together. You are as good as your reviews say online.

Thanks again for all your dedication and hard work. And please thank your staff for me too. You are all so wonderful!"

-T.C.


"You were very well-spoken, well-prepared, and amazing thinking on your feet. Calm and professional. I was impressed. Thank you."


"Thanks again for all of your support and terrific work. It is hard to find a good lawyer that looks after their client and truly cares about them and their children. I truly believe that you have my best interest at heart."


"Jennifer, I want to thank you and tell you how impressed I was with your performance today and how well things went in Court. I am not sure it could have gone any better."


"I just wanted to say a very big thank you for all your support and expertise throughout these divorce proceeding."


"Dear Jennifer, Thank You for everything you've done to help me in these last 2 years and especially last week. It has been a long journey and although I am still internalizing the turn of events, I am very grateful for the many hours you have invested in my case with such genuine empathy and commitment to helping me reach my goal. I thank my lucky stars all the time that our paths crossed and know I couldn’t have come to this point without you."


"Traci and All - Thank you for all of your hard work and time to get this matter closed. I appreciate you and the teams' professionalism and courtesy in what was a very stressful period of my life. I could not have asked for better or more competent representation to help get my house in order. I am compelled to extended my sincerest and deepest appreciation and thanks to all of you."

-D


"Jennifer and Traci were very competent, caring and a pleasure to work with. I was able to get the best result possible. Within a very short period of time, they did everything possible to help me settle and achieve the goal that I wanted, which was to move out of state with my youngest child. I would not hesitate to recommend Jennifer and Traci to anyone having to deal with difficult family law issues."

-Susan E.


"Thank you everyone, especially Traci, for helping me through my divorce. I truly appreciate your professionalism and care. I will be sure to follow your advice regarding post divorce matters. I will definitely call should I need further legal assistance. I would gladly refer anyone to your office and am equally glad someone referred me to you. Again, thank you very much for making my life easier."

- C.P.


"I want to take the opportunity to thank you for handling my very difficult case. At times, it seemed more emotional than logical and I feared that it would NEVER come to an end. You handled it calmly and objectively. Thank you."

- Peter M.


"Traci and her staff demonstrated professionalism and thorough knowledge of family law. Traci made me feel at ease going through a really difficult time in my life. Through her efforts and determination, Traci was able to reach a favorable outcome that i didn't think was possible. I highly recommend MELLO & PICKERING, LLP."

- N.M.


"Working with Jennifer, Traci, Malia, and Janel has been nothing short of outstanding. First off, the legal representation I received was nothing short of brilliant. I truly believe the outcome of my case was vastly altered by their knowledge, expertise, guidance, and litigation skills. Secondly, the reassurance and calming of the entire staff, while going through a potentially traumatic event, was exactly what I needed while going through this ordeal. Finally, the way the entire staff is on exactly the same page at any given moment truly shows the office is running like a well-oiled machine. I have nothing but good things to say about Mello and Pickering, and would refer friends and family to them in a heartbeat."

- Client for Mello & Pickering, LLP


"Going through a divorce and custody battle is not an easy thing to do, but having a lawyer on my side that I respected and could speak with honestly helped me to get through this difficult time in my life. From the moment I met Traci Pickering I felt very comfortable with her as a person and with her expertise in Family Law. Traci was always honest with me even when the truth was not what I wanted to hear. She made me feel like a person and not just another client. She was always quick to respond to my many calls and emails. Once my custody and divorce was finalized and the other party decided to interpret the custody agreement as they wished and not how it was set-up, Traci was right there to help me get this matter resolved promptly even though my case with her had been completed and filed. I would recommend Traci to anyone who needs a good, knowledgeable attorney on their side. Words cannot express the gratitude I have for Traci and all that she has done and continues to do for me."

- Hilary W. - Durham, NC


"Going through a divorce is very challenging and painful. I knew I needed a reliable law firm to help me through this process. Previous experience with another divorce lawyer was disappointing and frustrating. When I found Mello & Pickering through an online search, I signed up for the free 20minute consultation on their website. I received a phone call that afternoon. After speaking to Traci Pickering about the details of my case, I felt immediately reassured that I had found a professional and experienced lawyer. Traci Pickering and Andrea Hill responded to emails efficiently, explained the steps clearly, and managed my case with ease. Additionally, the administrative staff was courteous and professional.

I highly recommend the family law services of Mello & Pickering."

- Ciara


"My husband walked out on me two years ago. I was beyond devastated. Yet, in this state of emotional turmoil and hopelessness I needed to find the best representation for myself. Traci Pickering was recommended to me and believe me she was the first bright spot in a very dark situation. The moment I first met with her, she showed great compassion and genuine caring. That put me at ease right away. I knew she was someone I could trust. At a time like this, that is so important. She was articulate, confident, extremely knowledgeable and professional. I was impressed immediately. I appreciated the time she took to explain legal facts and processes that at times were beyond my understanding. She was always respectful and gracious. She gives of herself one hundred percent. She is a great advocate. I was very impressed with how fast she returns calls and emails. I always felt she was readily available to me. Like I was her number one client. I believe all her clients feel that way. I will always be grateful for her hard work and support. I think she is great and I would use her again in a heart beat.

I highly recommend Traci and her firm Mello & Pickering, LLP."

- Sharon B.


"My experience with Mello and Pickering was fantastic considering the personal circumstances during my divorce. They were extremely professional, knowledgeable, and gave me the best advice possible. I was extremely pleased with the level of service and outcome of my proceedings of custody issues, financial, and general counsel. I would highly recommend Mello and Pickering for top family law in the South Bay."

- Ken M.


"I came to meet with Attorney Jennifer Mello seeking help and representation for a neighbor dispute I was having. I had to obtain a restraining order against this person and Ms. Mello was able to secure a quick resolution to this matter in my favor. Her professionalism and understanding of the law was appreciated during this very stressful process. I have great regard for her work and would recommend Mello & Pickering, LLP."

- Lynda N.


"I would and have recommended Mello & Pickering, LLP to family and friends. I have always felt like my case was a priority and always received only Professional treatment. I have worked with several individuals in their firm, including their assistant, Janel, and have felt very comfortable expressing my needs. This firm is highly respected by the legal community as well. They have gone above and beyond to ensure my rights were maintained and put my best interest first."

- Jane H.


"I definitely don't think I could have gotten this far without [Jennifer's] expertise, knowledge, skills, and guidance. And being that my daughter is and will always be the most important part of my life, I hope you know how much it means to me.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you"

- Justin K.


"I was very satisfied with the work of Traci and the staff at Mello and Pickering. Of course it was a difficult time for me, but Traci showed patience and perseverance throughout the process. She continued to push for resolution of the various issues that came up, taking the initiative keep things moving when there were delays on the other side. I felt that Traci actively represented my interests, but still kept the interactions with my ex-wife's lawyer from getting overly contentious. Also, Traci and the staff at Mello and Pickering were very nice people - always helpful and considerate.

So overall, I feel very fortunate to have found Mello and Pickering."

- Paul R.


"If anyone I know ever needs a Family Law Attorney, I will INSIST that they contact Traci Pickering and Jennifer Mello.  My husband and I have been in a shared custody arrangement with his ex-girlfriend for over 13 years.  We have been through the court system several times and had mostly negative experiences with our attorneys.  Our frustration with them ranged from somewhat unresponsive at best, to completely inept at worst.  Traci and Jennifer and incredibly responsive, and their legal advice is well-balanced and always keeps the bigger picture in mind.  They understand that there are often children involved in these cases whose lives will be effected tremendously by the outcome. They possess the sensitivity needed in this type of law practice, yet are very comfortable and skilled at being tough when it is appropriate.  They fight hard for their clients.  As if that wasn't enough, their office staff is amazing.  We could not have asked for better representation!" 

- Noelle R.


"As a lot of people would agree, divorce is not a pleasant situation. My first attorney made me more frustrated and hopeless. After a year spent going nowhere, I decided to try a different attorney and thankfully, I found Jennifer Mello. At first, I thought she would be too soft when I knew that I would need her to be strong. But I was so mistaken. When we went to Court, she demonstrated tremendous knowledge and confidence. With her as my advocate, I saw progress when I hadn't seen progress before. After a year-long break with no litigation, circumstances brought me back to Court again. This time Traci worked with me on my case. I felt nervous, thinking that I would have to re-explain my situation to Traci and that it would take forever. However, on my very first meeting with Traci, she was prepared and as knowledgeable about my case as if she had been involved from the beginning. She fought for me as if it were her own case.

I realize now how important it is to have an attorney who will use your money wisely and who care about their clients in the way that Jennifer and Traci do."

- Oksana V.


"Dear Traci,

I just wanted to thank you for all your help in my Child Support case. It was nice finally finding a lawyer that seemed to actually care about my case. I appreciated your hard work and quick responses to all my questions via by e-mail or phone. I liked that you gave me a realistic probable outcome of my case before going to court, so that there were no surprises. Also, I was very impressed on how quickly you were able to close my case with a favorable outcome. I had tried a couple of other lawyers in the past with so-called years of experience in Family Law, but was very unhappy with their performance. They had made unrealistic outcomes for my case just to gain me as a client. Frankly, I ended up with a huge bill with nothing to show for it. It seemed like they kept stalling time just to get more money out of me. You on the other hand never seemed to waste any time, which saved me some hard earned cash."

P.S. I will keep recommending you to all my friends and thanks again!!"

Sincerely,

- Hector B.


"I came to Traci at a very difficult time in my life - the outset of my divorce and custody negotiation of my two children. I was impressed that she was never intimidated by the other attorney (s) and she provided excellent representation in my case. This included negotiating a tremendous amount of legal contract details that were in my favor nearly every time when we were in position to do so. She demonstrated an excellent grasp of the legal system and how to protect her client!

My calls and emails were returned in a timely fashion and she was very responsive to any questions I posed. In this day in age when attorneys are branded as cynical and callous, I am pleased to say that she conducted herself with dignity and integrity. I would recommend Mello & Pickering, LLP's services to anyone in need of legal assistance. My experience with Traci and Jennifer was that they were dedicated and conscientious, and always left me with the impression that I was in good hands.

Hopefully you do not need these types of services, but if you do, I highly recommend them!

It was a great comfort during a difficult time."

- Frank D.


"Jennifer Mello has represented me in a long custody case. From the beginning she has been articulate, effortless and demonstrated a high level of professionalism. Jennifer herself is a mother and shows compassion. I completely trust her abilities to make the right recommendations for my family. It was through Jennifer's well prepared representation that I was granted a restraining order and awarded $10,000 in attorney fees. Jennifer and her staff are always available to listen and provide their clients with continued support throughout the process. Jennifer Mello is a family law attorney who is worth every penny."

- Trinnie C.


"Excellent attorneys! Ms. Mello and Ms. Pickering were thorough, extremely competent and very supportive during this difficult process. I was confident in their knowledge and advice on the decisions that had to be made during the course of my case. I was very impressed with their presentation in the courtroom as well as how articulate they were expressing my position on all issues. They were my advocates and did a fantastic job!"

- Jennifer T.


"Divorce....the word itself inspires many different responses. All of them belie the emotional trauma a client in that situation goes through. Jennifer and Traci handled my case with professional integrity, but most importantly with the respect and understanding necessary during the difficult process. I recommend Mello & Pickering, LLP to any and all who ask."

- Larry S.


These testimonials and endorsements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.