“Before you schedule an appointment with Deborah, make sure you have your ‘act’ together. You may not like her direct approach, but believe me, it’s for your best interest. She’ll let you know where you stand after you first meet her. Ms. Varney came HIGHLY recommended from someone who had faced her in a previous family court matter. In my case, she faced a near impossible task of rehabilitating an image so distorted by innuendo, perception, and doubt, that when presented with my position, she made it absolutely clear that I would be lucky to get half of the parenting time I had before. I knew this to be true, but felt that after meeting her, she posed the best chance I had. To make matters worse, she was asked to adeptly handle an extremely short time frame to prepare for trial. (Most attorneys would decline to represent on this basis alone). Her prices were fair, especially considering the difficult task.
Her pre-trial preparation was phenomenal. She expects the client to conduct himself/herself in a manner that is consistent with their desired outcome. She pulls no punches. Her style is direct, confident, and her courtroom demeanor works perfectly in a contentious proceeding. Her presentation skills are so impressive, that she was able to impress upon opposing counsel that it would be in his client’s best interest to settle … or else deal with an attorney who would battle for their client’s rights the way prosecutor Juan Martinez has done for Travis and his family in the Jodi Arias trial. OMG I would HATE to have to face this attorney in court! Do yourself a favor and place her on retainer now if you know that, down the road, you may need her. She knows how to win. If you think she is intimidating, just imagine what it would feel like if you faced her. And, by the way, she helped me to get the exact parenting time I had before, despite all of the obstacles she had to overcome. I can only imagine what she would have been able to do with ample time and more preparation. After all, she’s actually a good person.” – Eric B.