Posted by Verble
If you don’t pick David Bice as you attorney, you had better hope the other party does not show up with him. Charismatic does not touch his presence in the courtroom. When David walks into court, he owns the room. You get what you pay for. Recently, I had the opportunity to watch another attorney at work on a case that indirectly involved me. This lawyer was unprepared, stumbling in front of the judge, and had it not been for a court appointed attorney involved in the case, the case would have been lost. This would have not have happened if David Bice was on the case. He leads you into the court room he has prepared you for, and delivers as was promised. Get your retainer in quickly, and let David lead you to a successful resolution to your case, as he did mine. NOTE: Be honest with David, even if honesty is just the ugly truth. You do not want surprises in the courtroom.
Posted by Josh
David is the best there is. He took an impossible situation and turned it on its head. If it were not for him, I would have been up the creek without a paddle. David's courtroom control is untouchable. He and his office were VERY responsive. You will not find a better lawyer in the area.
Posted by Ken
David Bice has been my attorney since 2013 when he walked me through a divorce and protected my rights as a father. In that time he earned every penny he was paid, and was reasonable with his charges. To quite honest, he tried to return some of the money I had paid him, and I requested he keep it. David Bice is a man you want on your side, as an attorney and as a friend. Lately, he defended my rights as a father again and did an outstanding job. I will keep David Bice as my attorney for the future, and would recommend anyone do the same (get him before someone else does). I know the hours he keeps in his office, and I do not know of anyone who works as hard for his clients as does he. My suggestion to future clients is to keep open communication with David as he is defending your rights, and the outcome will be favorable. Listen to his counsel; and above all, make a friend out of him and he will defend you too. Thank you David, for all you have done for my family, I owe you a debt of gratitude. Keep up the good work!
Posted by Jason
We hired Mr. Bice and it was about the biggest waste of money I have ever experienced. I threatened to fire him several times and this is what it took just to get him to return my calls or emails. In the end he wrote 1 letter and had a judge sign one document and charged me over $2000. I had to demand invoices and then was basically charged every time he finally contacted me. The fee for the actual document work was correct but I did ALL the leg work in my case. So my bill should have been $5-700. Then I was nickel and dimed for his own lack of communication. He could use a BIG lesson in customer service. All I could say to him was I was very disappointed. He is the very reason Lawyers get such a bad name. In the end I was refunded very little of my retainer by him producing an invoice that I hadn't even seen. Do not hire this guy. He doesn't care about his customers and he isn't very nice to deal with either.
Posted by a client
Bice could be an outstanding lawyer. When you actually get his attention, he is great. He represented me against my ex-wife who filed a frivolous lawsuit.
Without exaggeration, I had to manage the case. I had to remind him five or six times of the basic facts, even though it was a simple case. He just wasn't paying attention. When I hinted at filing a grievance with the State Bar, he snapped into action and was absolutely OUTSTANDING from then on. But prior to that, it was over a year of him seeming like he just had no idea what my case was about. So he CAN do it, he just chooses not to. And the worst of it was getting outrageous bills for nothing. I got a $200 bill one month and asked him what it was for, and he said he mailed a letter asking for a document. I asked for the letter, and it was one sentence. He charged me an hour to type one sentence, and put a stamp on an envelope. Now that's just wrong, it could not have taken him more than 2 minutes. He also forgot to file for an extension, which meant the day before I was supposed to be in court, I was in the hospital calling the court myself to arrange the extension, because Bice was nowhere to be found. His response was, "well, there was not harm, so no liability for me." But had I not checked on it myself, and solved the problem myself, my case would have been lost because he was off and even his secretary had no idea what he was doing or why he was't there, or if he'd be back in time to solve the problem. Was he out fishing? I never found out. He seems to think that his time is worth way more than what he agrees is his billable rate, so he makes everything take five times as long, and then puts in a half-effort. So do the math, you're really paying him ten times more than what he agreed to.
Posted by a Alimony client
I hired Mr. Bice to work on an alimony filing. It was a simple document, but it was filed late, which caused no end of trouble. When I got my bill, I was surprised to discover that there were charges for consultations with me that never occurred, or a one hour charge to photocopy a one page document and put it in the mail. I considered suing him, but it would cost more to hire another attorney to review the work and take him to court. Sadly, there is no practical way for a client to win when over-billing is under about $10K.
Posted by a Divorce client
During the holidays I began the process of a divorce. After listening to my situation David gave me a very reasonable retainer estimate. Everything went exactly to schedule and my retainer was not increased at all, I was even returned a small remainder. I ended up with a much more favorable divorce settlement that I was expecting.
One thing I cannot stress enough (which was very impressive to me) is the level of accessibility. His office responded to all of my emails literally within 10 minutes of my submissions. Appointments to sign paperwork were very flexible and everything was always prepared and ready to go when I arrived.
Posted by a Commercial Real Estate client
David Bice did an excellent job representing me in a very complex case involving an investment controversy. He is very level headed and helped me realize through his calm demeanor that we just had to work through the variety of details and be patient. I felt that his fees were reasonable for the aggravation, time and energy that he expended on my behalf. The end result was favorable.
Posted by a Child Custody client
David Bice was very congenial, but he wouldn't do anything; he'd promise documents by a certain date, and get it done two months later. I ended up paying him $8,000 for a 3 page document. And when he emailed me the document, I checked to MS Word summary statistics to discover he'd created the document the day he sent it to me, and the total edit time for the document was 17 minutes. He'd pretended for three months that he was working on it, finally got the thing done in 15 minutes, and billed me as if he'd worked on it for hours. It was a boilerplate document, something any law student could produce, and required zero research or attorney effort. The case succeeded, but Mr. Bice intentionally dragged it out and milked it for all he could.
Beware of attorneys who use "client review" venues to write their own glowing reviews.
Posted by a Divorce client
I think Bice would be a reasonably good attorney, if he cared the slightest bit about his clients. Once you submit a retainer, he can't seem to muster the slightest bit of energy for your case, forgets details, and inflates his bills for doing very little.