First of all, this review has nothing to do with Gayle McElroy as an attorney, it has to do with her as a person. I can only assume that she carries the same high level of honesty and integrity over to her professional environment, as in her personal life.
A couple days ago, while in Seattle for the weekend, I came out of a restaurant to find that my vehicle had been hit and damaged extensively, most likely by a vehicle backing out of the space next to min. My immediate reaction was complete horror as I am not in a position financially to pay for repairs, insurance deductables, and higher insurance rates right now.
I was relieved to find a note attached to the windshield of my vehicle. It was simply a scrap of paper with a phone number on it, signed by "Gayle" stating she'd hit my vehicle. My initial reaction was to not trust this "Gayle" person who had so rudely hit my car, and I demanded that our insurance companies handle the claim.
"Gayle" calmly assured me over the phone that she had every intention of holding herself accountable and indeed wanted to pay for the damage to my vehicle out of her own pocket. I reluctantly gave her the opportunity to do that and the following morning I went to two Seattle area body shops and recieved estimates.
I phoned "Gayle" with the information and she agreed to give me cash that morning. She suggested I meet her at a restaurant in Bellevue. An hour later, I was at that restaurant, sitting across from Gayle McElroy. Ms. Mcelroy apologized for damaging my vehicle and handed me the exact amount of cash agreed upon, plus enough to rent a vehicle while mine gets repaired. She even bought breakfast for my girfriend and me!
Integrity means doing the right thing even when you could get away with not doing it, and no one would know. It's about holding yourself to a standard and keeping yourself honest, not for the benefit of others, but because it's right.
Ask yourself if you would have been tempted to "just drive away". Gayle McElroy didn't.