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Douglas P Earl

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  1. I would recommend this Attorney

    Posted by Alexis,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Good
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Average
    • I recommend Douglas Earl.
    • I hired Douglas 6-12 months ago.

    We hire Mr. Earl for several cases, custody,pfa and emergency custody (first case was in less then one week when we hired him) he was there every step of the way for each case , handle all our paper work promptly . I would recommend him to anyone who made need a lawyer.Very knowledgeable.

  2. Very Good Attorney

    Posted by Deborah, a Family client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Douglas Earl.
    • I hired Douglas 1-3 years ago.
    • Douglas handled my Family matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    Mr. Earl, is a very reliable attorney. He handled my matter very well and always answered all of my questions. He is also very knowledgeable and gave me great legal advice! I would highly recommend him.

  3. He forgot my paperwork, hung up on me and my Ex when we called about it, and called me CRUEL for asking for what I paid for!

    Posted by a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Poor
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Douglas Earl.
    • I hired Douglas more than 3 years ago.
    • Douglas handled my Divorce / Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I went to him with a simple matter and it seems he forgot to file my paperwork for quite some time. I kept an even temper with him because I just wanted the job done. He cashed my check immediately but forgot about my case, once I realized this I would call him bi-weekly as a reminder. I needed original documents of divorce and he sent me 2 photo copies. Not legit for changing state paperwork. I called him 3 months later after I first asked for an original, again with an even temper. He told me he probably had the papers around the office but would have to look. I asked If I could stop by and get them in an hour, he said he wouldn't be in the office because he had to go to court. I understand that, so I said can I get them from your secretary? He continued with wish washy answers. I reminded him that the paperwork was over due and I needed it today, and I didn't understand why it was such a problem. He proceeded to tell me that I was "cruel for keeping him on the phone" because someone was on the other line and he had to be in court on time then HE HUNG UP ON ME. I was pretty upset. It was a no fault divorce, no property or money needed to be divided. It is the easiest divorce possible, and I couldn't believe that after his mistakes and all my patience that he would attempt to BELITTLE me like that. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL. I hope he has a better attitude with other clients. Oh, also, my Ex called him when our paperwork was late, he hung up on him as well. Thank god this is over with, and I can move on with unnecessary hostility. I notified his secretary of his behavior, She got me the paperwork I needed with no attitude, only kindness. Thanks to her !

    1. Douglas’s Comment:

      I never forgot her paper work. Every single document asked for I gave her. I did not give wishy-washy answers. I did not have trouble locating her file. I am the person who retrieved her paper work, not my secretary. I just walked from my desk to where the files are. It is twenty two feet. It was not a problem providing any documents..

      I cashed her check as she states. I also represented her in her divorce and paid her court fees. Additionally, with regard to phone calls I make it a point of speaking to every client who calls and addressing every concern. She does not state that her mother emailed me stating that I did not answer the telephone. I responded to her mother that this was not true. I always speak to clients. I do not have clients who can not reach me. She never had a problem reaching me. She never had to call me on a bi-weekly basis to remind me of anything. I was never, ever hostile. I have been in practice for almost twenty four years. I always treat my clients with respect. I appreciate them. I am the person who got the paperwork and left it for my secretary. I have hundreds of clients who can attest that I am courteous and professional.

      Posted about 1 year ago. Flag

  4. Please read this review before acquiring services...

    Posted by a Child Custody client,
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     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Good
    Knowledgeable
     Average
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Douglas Earl.
    • I hired Douglas more than 3 years ago.
    • Douglas handled my Child Custody matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    Attorney Earl gave many good answers initially, and responded quickly to all questions we had. However, his documentation was erratic, poorly spelled, poorly reviewed on his part. He made false promises he didn't keep, rarely defended my girlfriend from her husband's attorney's attacks, and even tried to divide she and I (my girlfriend and I) on many issues...it was a horrible experience.

    He told us he would do numerous tasks we asked him to, but never actually did. In short, he cost us an enormous amount of money, with little return. Since my girlfriend has been in the middle of a very difficult divorce, and her ex is attempting to destroy her [financially], money has been tight...yet he didn't do all he could to ensure she had the most money necessary to live on (and was happy to run up tabs on many items, in the interim).

  5. If you need help....this isn't your lawyer....

    Posted by a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Poor
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Douglas Earl.
    • I hired Douglas more than 3 years ago.
    • Douglas handled my Divorce / Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    Went to him in 2/09 to finish a divorce and respond to a court hearing. His best work was reaching for the $1500 fee. Spent 3 months of trying to catch up with him. Then, the night before the 5/09 hearing he tells me he can't make it and will send another lawyer I never met to court with me. This guy had no clue and I find out Earl never sent any of the documents he promised nor responded to the other lawyer. Of course, I got destroyed. Since then, repeated requests to get my original documents and $1000 of what I paid are met with next day promises that never come true. I spent a lot of money I don't have to be in a worse state than when I came to him. If you like paying money to someone who could care less about you or your problems, go to him. Otherwise, avoid this bad attorney at all costs!

  6. Client Review

    Posted by a Violent Crime client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Fair
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Douglas Earl.
    • I hired Douglas more than 3 years ago.
    • Douglas handled my Violent Crime matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.