Based on 7 reviews
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
David is a detail oriented professional who strives to deliver quality legal solutions to his clients. I retained the services of David a few years ago during a child custody matter and was beyond impressed with his savvy and legal abilities. David was methodical in his approach from our first consultation by phone thru the final court proceeding. David displayed a unique, high performance methodology that was both cost effective and on point. I highly recommend David's services to those needing expert legal representation!
If you are looking for legal representation, David Bice should be at the top of your list! Mr. Bice served as counsel for a custody hearing and did an outstanding job. I found him to be knowledgeable of the law and his preparation was remarkable. I was very impressed with his attention to detail including taking the time to research the judge and opposing counsel. His court room savvy is a tribute to his confidence which is unmatched by anyone in Lynchburg or the surrounding area. His office is well managed and though he has many clients, I was given the confidence as to the importance of my case. Mr. Bice was very honest when explaining legal options and always allowed me to make the decisions as to the direction of my case while keeping me informed. He makes every effort to keep your case affordable and never advises you in an attempt to make more money. I have recommended him to friends and family who have also been very satisfied. If I was again ever in a situation requiring legal counsel, I wouldn’t hesitate to call him. Be careful of other reviewers and their negative comments. It has always been my experience that those who comment negatively on an attorney and his practices/performance are usually the clients that want the outcome to be one of perfection and one hundred percent in their favor. I have found there is a direct correlation between the verdict and the satisfaction of the client with the lawyer and his services. It is rare that any client ever gets everything they want, especially in an unpredictable place such as a courtroom. It is the job of an attorney to represent your interests while giving you sound legal advice to the best of his abilities. I feel Mr. Bice does just this! Again, I recommend his services without hesitation.