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Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Bill Burns represented me in my divorce case. He was extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with. While being busy, as any worthwhile lawyer would be, he always managed to get back to me in a timely manner and treated me as if I was his most important client. He stated his objectives clearly and was honest about what my expectations should be. He was able to broker the exact deal I was hoping for even though I never thought it was possible. I couldn't be happier with the result. Despite the divorce being finalized, most importantly, the process taught me and my ex that our child comes first and we're able to move forward raising our child 'together' in separate residences. I strongly recommend consulting Bill Burns. Additionally, him team is awesome and easy to work with.
Posted by a Child Custody client, Flag
So far, I'm $10,000 into the firm and have yet to see any results or even any advocation on my behalf. It typically takes 3-5 emails to get an answer to a simple question, and they have no problem billing you to read and respond each time, though you don't get an answer. Basic discovery has taken months, and had to be driven by me. 99% of my case has been through email with a paralegal, and if you actually question how your case is going, they threaten to drop you as a client while sending emails filled with personal insults. Then you find that the promised made during the consultation may not be achievable.
If you hire this firm, be prepared to be frustrated, be prepared to proactively drive your case, and be prepared to pay and pay and pay.
With any lawyer, get a second and third opinion. I trusted Bill Burns and he has failed to earn that trust.
Posted by Robert, a Adoption client, Flag
Bill has been a great lawyer for our family. He has helped us with the adoption process and our wills and we know we can count on him on to be there for us. My wife and I are in the process of adopting a child; Bill has been instrumental in getting us through the piles of legal documents helping us to make sense of them and putting us more at ease. The adoption process is financially and emotionally stressful but knowing we have a great lawyer helps to lessen some of that stress. We have always found him professional, respectful and compassionate. I have and will continue to recommend Bill to anyone looking for a great lawyer.
Posted by Tim, Flag
I highly recommend Attorney Burns to anyone looking for an honest and trustworthy lawyer. He is willing to go the extra mile for his clients and fights for what is right. He is the only lawyer I will ever use.
Posted by James, a Wills client, Flag
Attorney Burns is a great asset to the legal community. While I was a client, Mr. Burns was extremely attentive to our needs and provided direct, accurate guidance in a very efficient manner. It was clear from the first time we met that his experience, not only as a lawyer but as a loving family man, made him the best candidate to represent our interests. Above that, Bill was able to explain the legal issues and long term implications of the decisions we made in a very straight forward manner - so that even I could understand them. Overall, working with Bill was a positive experience and I will definitely use his firm in the future.
Posted by a Car Accident client, Flag
A few years ago, I found myself in an unexpected and difficult legal situation. A situation that I, nor anyone I had known, had ever experienced before. I was completely unsure of what my rights were, where to go, what to do, or how to proceed. William Burns helped me through the process and was extremely professional. He guided me every step of the way and made sure that I understood the choices and legal jargon that were presented to me. He helped me find a swift and satisfying resolution.
Posted by Karen, a Wills client, Flag
I highly recommend Mr. William Burns as an attorney. He was excellent throughout our wills process ... very communicative and explained all our options every step of the way. He made what was a very important issue extremely easy by answering all our questions and concerns. We were so impressed with his service that he is now our personal attorney handling all our family matters including an adoption. We clearly value his experience as we've placed our most important matters in his extremely capable hands.
Posted by Mary Jane, a Child Custody client, Flag
Bill Burns is a lawyer that is on your side. Several years ago I was involved in a child custody issue that was mentally and financially draining. Lawyers that had looked at my case prior left me with too many questions that were unanswered. Bill Burns was certainly a refreshing lawyer to come upon after a friend referred me to him. He was efficient, kept me informed about the progress of my case, and most importantly did not leave me with outstanding lawyer fees. Thanks to Bill I now get to live happily ever after with all my children under the same roof. I am grateful for everything he has done, he certainly is a lawyer that will go above and beyond his duties.
Posted by a Wills client, Flag
My husband and I worked with Atty Burns on our wills. His office was responsive and he made the process very easy for us. Atty Burns asked us questions to ensure we had everything covered and hadn't left anything or anyone out of our wills. We'll go back to his office in the future for any of our legal needs.
Posted by KK, a Divorce client, Flag
Bill is an intelligent and reasonably priced lawyer who really helped respresent me well. Strong communication skills from lawyers is a plus! He explained everything in "plain english" so I actually knew what was going on, and he was patient and ALWAYS there when I had questions - even when I desperately called on weekends. And he never let me just settle - he fought for what was right for me and never said "this is the best you can get." I would recommend Bill to anyone who needs legal help, and will use him again if I do.
Posted by Bill, a Business client, Flag
Worked with Attorney Burns on multiple collections cases for my small business. The results tell the tale and he kept me abreast of what was going on as it was occurring.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I have never done this before (rate services/people) but I have to do this for this guy to maybe help somebody from falling into the same hell i fell in...here is what happened to me...this guy filed my case...Told me to keep paying my wife’s bills (who did nothing but got herself fired from her job) and then basically forgot about the case until i asked him 6 months later. This was a simple case of a 6 year marriage with no kids and no assets involved. So upon my inquiry, he draws up a draft agreement which basically was asking me to pay half of my salary to my wife for 2 years who has more education then i have without even looking at her discovery and with no conditions which would encourage her to standup on her own feet. In fact, the alimony amount was so ridiculous, that she would be earning more than I would have left between my alimony payments and her unemployment… I had to tell him about several syntax mistakes in his draft which was simply a joke and favored so my wife so heavily that everybody I spoke with said, he is working with her lawyer and I should switch…When i complained and said i was going to switch lawyers he said he wanted to fix it and “make me happy” so I gave him another chance and then he proceeded to royally screw me. He finally gives me my wife’s discovery which was filled with stuff which either I was paying or she had in there to try and get everything out of me or was simple lies. When I said, she needed to get it fixed; he told me that he was going to send them a letter to get it fixed before drawing up any other draft. I asked him a week later and he told me he had changed “strategy” and had sent in a draft to her attorney WITHOUT BOTHERING TO TELL ME OR EVEN NOTIFYING ME about it...I still have not even seen the draft that he sent out!! And my wife and her attorney have!. i was stunned and then within half an hour of my response to him that this was insane that he was making moves without even telling me about it or even notifying me, I receive an e-mail from his secretary that I had an appointment in two days! When I complained again he decided to dump me…So right now I have an appointment in two days and I don’t have an attorney…I don’t even KNOW where this appointment is as his secretary just mentioned the time and date and I am left scrambling for a replacement lawyer and I have just one working day to do something before I have to go in to the unknown place for a “status conference”. Furthermore, to try and ensure that I am really screwed, he is telling me he is not going to give me a copy of my file until he sees a “rescheduled appearance” whatever that means….Please do not use him…this is already as stressful as it is and he has made sure he really makes it miserable for me…
Posted by MIchael M., a Child Custody client, Flag
Bill Burns' Firm handle my child custody case so professionally.
They kept me informed through out the whole process and was available for questions anytime! I would highly recommend Bill Burns to anyone.
Posted by Conor, a Child Custody client, Flag
I am currently working with Mr. Burns in regard to child custody issues. On a professional level, he has been both intelligent and reasonable, while still willing to fight in defense of my interests. As for his fees, I have found them to be extremely reasonable, particularly when compared to other attorneys in this field. On a personal level, Mr. Burns is a very affable person and a genuinely nice guy. I sought out Mr. Burns because I was looking for someone who could defend the interests of a father (which I believe is generally lacking in the legal system), but I believe that he would serve any client well, regardless of gender. I highly recommend his services to anyone in need of legal advice and support.
Posted by Phil, a Divorce client, Flag
Attorney Burns handled three legal matters for me. One is still pending but I don't expect any bumps. This was family issue (divorce). Bill not only knows the law but interacts with his clients in a very persoable way. He is generally reachable (sans when in court) and thinks of inovative ways to settle his cases.
Posted by Joy, a Family client, Flag
Bill is our second attorney in a 10 year family case. The first attorney we had wanted us to agree to everything. Bill really cares and fights for the things we want. He is very knowledgeable, works hard and is extremely good at what he does. We would highly recommended Bill.
Posted by a Alimony client, Flag
Currently case is still pending. He tries to keep my costs down as much as possible. I find Bill Burns to be professional and genuinely concerned about my case.
Posted by Chris, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
Attorney Burns has represented my interests in three separate cases. These cases included a bankruptcy where I was a creditor with a civil judgment, a housing issue where I was plaintiff over a withheld deposit, and a zoning issue where I was a plaintiff against a zoning commission’s desire to re-classify a property near my property from residential to business.
In each of these cases, Attorney Burns kept me informed of the law, the possible arguments that could be utilized in an effort to get a favorable outcome on my behalf, and did so in an affordable fashion. I found him to be a passionate advocate on my behalf. He was able to utilized his personal relationships he has developed from networking with other attorneys. This allowed him to consider a broad strategy that encompassed a wide scope of knowledge in diverse cases.
I highly recommend Attorney Burns. I do caution all those who enter into litigation as even the most passionate advocate may not be successful if the law is not in your favor. Litigation is a time and resource consuming process. While it is regrettable to say, the law is not about right or wrong. Your expectations and goals have to be realistic in each case.
Posted by Nate, a Child Custody client, Flag
Attorney Bill Burns represented me in my custody case last year. Throughout the case Bill was outstanding. He was always there when I had any questions and he always explained everything in such a way that I understood the processes that were taking place. I felt that Bill was vested in my case and was at my side throughout. It was reassuring to know he was my representation and he never let me down. I would not have achieved the outcome of my case without Attorney Burns and I know that few other attorneys out there would have followed through on it the way he did. I now have custody of my daughter and we love it. To keep it short I highly recommend Attorney Burns and would urge anyone to consider him as their representation. I've told all my friends and family about my positive experience with Attorney Burns and recommended him to all of them.
Posted by a Child Custody client, Flag
This attorney did not devote adequate time to my case, did not listen well and canceled on my court date -- sending an associate who had been licensed to practice law for less than six months to my child custody hearing. I was not pleased with the result. If you are struggling financially, this attorney may take your case, but you will likely be a very low priority. Your divorce is too important to waste on the wrong lawyer. This guy is the wrong lawyer.