I used him for a divorce. I was satisfied. I would recommend him.
I wish I had read these reviews before speaking with this lawyer. The 1 star reviews seem about accurate with what I experienced during my case. I wouldn't recommend him for a case of any importance, such as a custody case. Be prepared for him to say and do as he likes in court instead of touching on subjects you specifically request be discussed.
I hired David Sobotka about 6 years ago for my child custody case. He wouldn't let me in court room with him yet my ex and his attorney were in there together. He is one interested in taking it money. I lost full custody of my daughter because of him. I fired him and hired another attorney who did more for me and charged me much less.
Posted by Troy
This attorney cause me to lose everything during my divorce. He was recommended by a lawyer who previously retired and it was the worst mistake I ever made. DO NOT USE! Go to the second floor of his occupancy or utilize his neighbor, but do not waste your time with this guy. YOU WILL LOSE IT ALL!
Posted by a client
I used Mr. Sobotka briefly before finding out how he works. Horrible communication skills. He has this self image of himself that is more important to represent than what you ask him to do. He won't contact you about important information but when your bill is due expect a personal phone call. I definitely would not recommend this attorney to anyone unless they are sitting against me in the courtroom.
Posted by a Divorce client
I’m a local, fairly well-know, and, hopefully, well-respected member of the business community. As you might imagine, given my standing in the community, it was desired that my divorce be handled with the utmost confidentiality and discretion. I conducted my research, spoke to several people whom I trusted and settled on Mr Sobotka. What a mistake. Soon after handing over a fairly substantial retainer, word got back to me that Mr. Sobotka was boasting to his fellow attorneys at a local watering hole of the “big client” he landed and the sizeable retainer he was able to wrangle from me. My personal situation was private no more.
Posted by a Divorce client
Dave handled my divorce case beautifully. His professionalism and timely manner concerning important information was excellent. It was truly a relief not having to worry about the legal matters so I could concentrate on my family and personal life. It was definitely a stress free experience with Dave handling my legal issues. Thank you Dave, your the best. I would recommend you to all my friends and family.
Posted by Eva
First of all, let me say that I had Mr. Sobotka handle my son's estate. In a very difficult time, he took care of everything most efficiently and thoroughly.
Secondly, I worked as Mr. Sobotka's paralegal for over 20 years. I can honestly and truthfully say that he gave every client his utmost skill and expertise. His first concern was to get his client the best possible result. His second concern was to do it in the most efficient manner. Any one who has had any dealings in the legal community knows that this is not always possible depending on your client, the opposing party,and, in particular, the opposing party's attorney. I have seen opposing party's and their attorneys fight over frying pans in divorce proceedings, and barrettes and haircuts in custody proceedings. Some people will not compromise and there is nothing for your attorney do in that case. I have never known Mr. Sobotka to ever prolong a case to obtain additional fees. He is way too busy to prolong a case in order to obtain fees. I always felt that he wanted to resolve the case in the best interest of the client in a most timely manner. I say this unequivocally.
Occasionally, Mr. Sobotka would not get back to a client as soon as a client may think he should have. It was my experience that in the majority of cases, it was because he was in trial or was extraordinarily busy with depositions, etc. But he did respond as soon as he could.
After reading some of these responses, I was absolutely astounded. I retired from Mr. Sobotka's service in June of 2013. And I can honestly and truthfully say that he was a conscientious attorney. He was extraordinarily knowledgeable and was always concerned with his clients' best interests . I never knew him to be inappropriate at any time with clients.
Believe me - I know he wasn't perfect (coming from an employee's point of view), but I would never, ever hesitate to recommend him to anyone for divorce/custody/support or estate matters.
Posted by James
I first needed an attorney for a DUI many years ago and was referred to Mr Sobotka by friends. He handled the case superbly at that time so I called upon his services later when going through a divorce. Once again he handled matters in a highly professional manner that resulted in a just and equitable settlement. I have used his services several times since then because he is trustworthy and very competent. I recently referred my son to him for a matter requiring special treatment and Mt Sobotka referred him to another lawyer with the appropriate expertise. My son's case also settled positively. I thank Mr Sobotka and highly recommend him to others needing expert legal services.
Posted by Angela
David Sobotka represented me in my DUI case. He made a very difficult time in my life manageable. I felt prepared and informed at every step in the ARD process. Mr. Sobotka answered all my questions and assisted with any concerns I had. He returned phone calls in a timely manner and was always professional. I would recommend him to any family and friends with legal concerns in Family Law; it is clear he has decades of knowledge and experience.