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Posted by Jami, a Divorce client, Flag
Mr. Sommers represented me recently on my divorce case. I have no doubt that what he did for me he would do for anyone. He is a hard worker (knew my case inside and out), gave me sound advice, and respected my feelings. He went above and beyond his paid services. I am thankful to have found him and appreciate all the help I received.
Posted by Edward, a Child Custody client, Flag
Brian sommers is a top notch attorney. There is no beating around the bush with Brian. He is very good at what he does. I have had dealings with 2 other law firms with so so lawyers. This was not the case with Mr. Sommers. He is very prompt, professional and on the ball. I would not use another attorney for family law. He took the time to hear my concerns and discuss my options in length. I felt like Mr. Sommers actually cared about me and my problems. He did not treat me as just another paying client. I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Brian handled my Montgomery County divorce case over the past ten months and I have been extremely happy with his representation. My wife was pushing for full custody, however, Brian was able to negotiate a shared parenting plan with equitable parenting time. He was able to meet the large majority of my goals in the litigation and he was extremely professional and responsive to my inquiries. He is the best divorce attorney in Dayton and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for representation.
Posted by Robert, a Divorce client, Flag
A little review of my case needs to be stated here. I got served with divorce papers in Aug. 2010, and because of the property division, I had hired two previous attorneys and interviewed several others. But to my amazement, most attorneys in my state of Ohio don't know the statues or don't care to know the statues. I even went to my final hearing with my second attorney, just to find out neither him or opposing council was prepared to try my case and was thrown out of court. Well I had to restart the process all over again in Feb. 2012.
I decided to try and find a better attorney and somehow stumbled upon this site and read the ratings and reviews and one attorney for divorces stood out....Brian Sommers. Going to Brians office and asking pertinent questions about my case it was obvious that he knew the laws and would take the time to show you them in writting. He took the time to explain what he could do to get my divorce back on track. He and his staff filed all the necessary paperwork on time, showed up at all the court proceedings, kept me informed, and I'm proud to say that I am now divorced with a very favorable settlement. I think Brian and his staff saved me at least $50,000 and possibly more than $100,000 in my settlement, just from being prepared. If you want an attorney that knows the laws and will take the time to do the research required to get you the best settlement, than look no further than Brian. I owe him and his staff more than I will ever be able to repay.
Posted by Melanie, a Child Custody client, Flag
Brian is an excellent lawyer. I first hired him in 2009 and again in 2011 when my daughters dad sued me for full custody. Brian was able to get the courts to not only allow me to keep full custody but to move out of state.
Posted by Michelle, a Divorce client, Flag
I met Mr. Sommers a little over 3 years ago. He helped me with my divorce and through a nasty custody battle of my five children . His advise was always right on . He took my case seriously and fought for my childrens rights and best interest . Two of my children had severe health issues and he made sure they were safe and where I could give them the best care they could get . When my ex tried bully and harass me he put a stop to it immediatly . Outside of the court room he is very down to earth and personal . He actually remembered all of my children , most people wouldnt bother doing that . When ever there was a problem that I felt there was no solution to he always had a great one . Brian always tried to come to reasonable agreements outside of the courtroom whenever it was possible . If the matter did go to court he handled things with ease . Truly an expert . Brian and his staff never judged or looked down on me and was nothing but helpful and friendly . Im truly glad that I made that initial call to him when I felt like things couldnt get any worse .
Posted by Diana, a Family client, Flag
As any person knows, legal battles can be harrowing, especially when it involves family. One must interview with prospective lawyers to see what they offer. The decision must be made on professional expertise as well as benevolence to you and your situation.
Brian Sommers is that person.
An accomplished practitioner of law, Brian uses his keen intellect to see ahead in the upcoming battle and educates you on what is best for all involved. Brian Sommers and his staff were hands on throughout my case. He made every effort to keep client contact personal. There was never a time I was not immediately apprised of information by him or his staff. If I had questions regarding my case, or had new information, he made himself available to speak with you at the first opportunity.
Brian understands that legal issues involving family causes high emotions. He took the time to listen, comfort and advise. Brian makes sure he is early to court so that he will never be late, answer your questions and provide you the confidence you need to be strong. Brian was always prepared for court. He knew every detail of my case before stepping into the courtroom. He is masterful in his execution of precedence, using any law or previous case to do what is needed.
More than just a gifted lawyer, Brian is an exemplary human being. The length of time needed to see a case through to the end has never been an issue. The professionalism has never faltered nor has the service that was provided.
I am still with Brian after two and a half years. My case has been vicious and on-going. He is still hard at work doing what is best for my child, not just me. He has spent the past few years helping me get child support, relocate and most of all- provide me with the tools to give my child the environment they will need to flourish mentally and emotionally.
I am, and always have been, a non-traditionalist. I am a Gen X person with tattoos and piercings. I am a unique, if not eccentric, person in looks and thought. Not once did Brian or his staff judge me or treat me less than because of it. I was looked at and treated me as the person I was- a mother looking to save her child.
Lastly know this: I am not a Christian but Brian has made me believe in Angels.
Posted by Clair, a Divorce client, Flag
I sought out Mr. Sommers because I needed a lawyer who is an expert in divorce cases. I knew or felt like my divorce would be difficult, to say the least. So I took my case to Mr. Sommer's and knew right away he would do "Right" by me! Throughout the case Mr. Sommer's was very Professional, Informative and Considerate of my concerns. His perserverance to find the facts were phenomenal. His expertise in the courtroom showed to be rewarding. I appreciated him and his staffs personal aftercare, they truly made my crisis a whole lot easier to understand and deal with.
Happily Ever After
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Brian handled my divorce with ease. He helped me to look at all items objectively while he handled all the behind the scenes work that needed to be completed. He gave me very strong advice to help us come out on top! He negotiated a settlement that was very reasonable compared to the original demands. He helped keep my savings, home and retirement accounts in tact.
He continues to be my go to person to help with advice on any issues that come up! I have recommended him to friends and will continue to do so!
Posted by Mike, a Child Custody client, Flag
I was recommended to Brian Sommers by another attorney in Springfield, Ohio. I contacted an attorney in Springfield and he couldn't take my case, his first and only recommendation was Brian Sommers. I was extremely pleased with the outcome. Brian was able to get me extended parenting time outside of the standard order of parenting. He was very knowledgeable and kept me informed on the status of what was going on with my case. (His assistances are wonderful!) He explained everything to me in a manner that I could understand. Our meetings were very relaxed and he really took his time answering all my questions and made sure I was comfortable with how my case was going. Even though my case is finished, Brian continues to be involved and if I have a question/problem with my parenting time, Brian is always willing to assist or give direction on what should be done. I would highly recommend Brian Sommers to anyone needing a Family Law attorney! I will definately utilize Brian in the future if a need arises.
Posted by Lining, Flag
I met Mr. Brian Sommers by accident, but it turned to be incredibly lucky. My case regarding post-divorce kids' visitation modification started in Oct. 2010. Because of my ex-husband's two continuances, it lasted more than 1.5 years. My previous attorney was very passionate about my kids' situation at first, but she totally changed her tone 2-3 weeks before the court trial. She used to compare my ex-husband to Hitler and assured me we would have no problem - shortening the summer visitation in accordance with Greene County standard. Although we had the support of my childrenâ€™s psychologist and strong evidence against my ex-husband, my previous attorney wanted to agree to my ex-husbandâ€™s demands. She claimed that how my ex-husband treated my children was not that bad as long as he did not starve them and physically abuse them. Two weeks before my trial, I started looking for another attorney as I was very disappointed with my old one. I met an attorney whose office was in the same building as Mr. Sommersâ€™. Because he had no time available on my court date, he recommended I ask Mr. Sommers to represent me. He told me Mr. Sommers represented one of his relatives before. It turned out to be one of the best things that happened to me. Mr. Brian Sommers happened to be available on my court date. He was very passionate about my case, and I could tell he cared about my children. He talked about strategy and the probability of winning the case. I can tell that he was very familiar with family law and the court system. I decided to hire Mr. Sommers that afternoon although I was not sure whether it was a wise choice to change attorney at the last minute. However, I felt I would have a chance to win my case, and my children would have their chance to live more peaceful lives with less negative influence. With my old attorney, there was zero chance. I wanted to try working with Mr. Sommers and I am glad I trusted my instinct. He and his staff started working on my case right away. During the next 10 days, we met at least four times to review my case in detail, so he would be familiar with every detail. We reviewed my lists of bullet points and discussed my exâ€™s possible counter-arguments in order to get Mr. Sommers as well prepared as possible.
Mr. Sommers did a fantastic job in court. He asked my ex-husband, witnesses, GAL and my childrenâ€™s phychologist the right questions to make sure the judge would see the true color of my ex-husband. Mr. Sommers also made sure that the judge and GAL knew my ex-husband lied a lot. Mr. Sommers was much better prepared than my ex-husbandâ€™s attorney. At the end of the day, I had only good things to say about Mr. Sommers. When I talked to Mr. Sommers outside the court, even my ex-husband came to tell him that he did a good job. ïŠ We have not received the judgeâ€™s written decision yet since the holidays prolonged the process. We tried our hardest in court and, no matter the outcome, I have no regrets. Whatever the Judge decides is out of our hands, but Mr. Sommers presented my case in the best way possible.
I do want to thanks Mr. Brian Sommers for representing me so well in such a short time (12 days). I would recommend him to anyone that needs an attorney.
Posted by Karyn, a Divorce client, Flag
I needed a lawyer that had solid experience in both family and business law due to the sensitive nature of my divorce. Brian successfully filled both shoes, with amazing results.
Posted by Valerie, a Divorce client, Flag
Brian met with me the very first time for an hour and a half and did not charge me. I had hired another attorney and did not feel that I was getting the best service. After meeting with Brian, I asked him if he would take my case and he said "in a heartbeat." A heartbeat later, I hired him and a week and a half later got a continuance from the judge. Brian walked me through every step of my case. If I ever had questions, he was extremely responsive. Either he or his paralegal or his legal assistant got back to me right away. I never felt alone though I was going through one of the most difficult times in my life - getting a divorce from my husband of 24 years. I knew that Brian was fighting for me every step of the way. I did not feel that at all with my other attorney. The day before the hearing of my divorce, Brian called to ensure me that he had a good handle on my case. He and my ex-husband's lawyer negotiated for two and a half hours before Brian and I were comfortable with the agreement. Brian would not back down. Brian had a comprehensive summary of all of my information that he called my life. He also showed me comprehensive information that he had gathered about my ex-husband. The whole process was nerve racking that day but Brian kept telling me to relax.
I truly felt that he had the case in the palm of his hands and would not miss any detail. Throughout the case, Brian kept me well-informed by e-mail, phone, mail and personal meetings. His staff was professional and courteous. I do believe that if I had remained with my first attorney that my amount of spousal would have been significantly less. Brian also negotiated other perks such as my ex-husband paying for the back taxes and continuing to pay for my car and getting part of his retirement. Although getting divorced was truly unpleasant, I felt that I received a good deal as far as what my ex-husband will have to pay me for a number of years. Brian is a phenomenal lawyer and I would recommend him to anyone in my same circumstances.
Posted by a Child Custody client, Flag
Brian is a great lawyer.. he keeps you informed and gives you all the information you need to make the best decisions in your case
Posted by Gerri, a Divorce client, Flag
Attorney Sommers was a godsend. He is knowledgeable, reliable, and punctual. He took the time to explain the legalities and details to me with patience and kindness. He addressed my concerns and questions quickly. He truly cares for his clients. Divorce changes lives and Attorney Sommers helped to make my transition as comfortable as possible. I will recommend his services to family and friends without a moment's hesitation.
Posted by Steve, a Divorce client, Flag
My experience with Attorney Brian Sommers has and continues to be just that, an experience.
Brian first began representing me during a divorce/custody case two years ago. I would call him almost psychic as what he first predicted is exactly what happened. Brianâ€™s hard work and due diligence gained me approximately 50% more parenting time than I would have had per the Standard Order.
Please note that I in no way feel it is realistic to expect someone to know everything or to be perfect. I do however expect should a mistake be made, that all parties be upfront about it and then move forward. I also consider â€œknowledgeableâ€ to mean knowing where to go to get information and then being able to understand how to apply said knowledge. Based on my beliefs and from what I have experienced, I have rated all aspects above as EXCELLENT.
When working with Brian you will always know where you stand, the reality of your particular situation and then receive an accurate assessment of what to expect. If you are looking for someone to just tell you what you want to hear, to do whatever you ask (right or wrong) and simply take your money, then you should keep looking. If you are looking for someone that represents what is right, that is honest (he doesnâ€™t â€œsugar coat itâ€), that is hardworking and really good at their job, contact him. We even have had some good laughs along the way.
Brian continues to represent me today regarding parenting time issues. Even after I relocated, I have asked Brian to stay involved with my case. It is really simple; you are getting what you are paying for and more. To put it another way, I implicitly trust him and in his abilities.