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Posted by Harold, a Divorce client, Flag
If you want an attorney who is no-nonsense, aggressive, brilliant, and will fight for you as hard as he would for his own flesh-and-blood, then you need to hire David Steele RIGHT NOW. I knew absolutely no one in the divorce attorney world in Indianapolis when I started searching for one. Then I read the reviews from his clients who wrote about their successful results with Mr. Steele, and felt in my gut that he was the right divorce attorney for me. I was completely right.
Mr. Steele began by taking time out on a HOLIDAY week when I couldn't reach anyone else in town to reply back to me. He spent a good long time answering all of my questions and then some, and I immediately saw the level of passion and total dedication he gives to his clients. He promised me, "Don't worry, I have your back, and I will NOT let anything happen to you," just as I've seen other clients say in their reviews of him. Believe me, you can take those words as gospel! At every single step of the way he took care of me and protected me and my interests. All these efforts that my ex tried to unfairly screw me over just bounced right off of us.
David Steele is INCREDIBLY DRIVEN TO WIN on your behalf and will not disappoint you! He also was very sensitive to my financial situation and kindly worked with me on the billing to come up with an arrangement that was extremely fair. Believe me, he is not in it just for the money like so many lawyers are. He cares about your interests just as much as if you were family. He is truly the best and most brilliant lawyer you could ever wish to have on your side, and one of the most decent and honorable people I have ever met. Thank you for everything Mr. Steele!
Posted by P.K., a Divorce client, Flag
SIMPLY PUT, DAVID STEELE IS THE BEST DIVORCE LAWYER IN INDIANA!!! David was my last hope in a 20-month long ordeal where my ex willfully dragged her heels to complete the divorce simply because she knew I wanted to do it expeditiously. I needed someone who was totally no-nonsense, aggressive, and efficient to bring closure to this so that both sides could escape this toxic situation and move on with our lives. In addition to dealing with this type of personality, I was also faced with an opposing attorney who appeared to endorse and embrace her using every legal tool available in order to drag out this case for as long as possible. When I hired David, he immediately made clear in no uncertain terms to the opposing side that he would not let this charade continue, and he didn't. In advance of and at my mediation, he demonstrated his constant pledge to me that he would have my back, and he totally did. He made sure that I was protected in every way, and I was COMPLETELY SATISFIED with the successful outcome of the mediation, and I finally have closure to this long nightmare that has haunted me. I came away with EVERYTHING that I desired. David has an INCREDIBLE talent for detail and strategy. Moreover, David is also the most compassionate attorney I've ever seen. My financial resources and retirement were totally savaged by having to support my ex, and I have a very very modest income due to the nature of my work and the recession. David recognized this, and was VERY gentle in his billing, making huge accommodations to assist my current financial plight. His billing was MORE THAN FAIR. I will NEVER forget his kindness and compassion. His principles, contrasted with what I witnessed with opposing counsel, are uncompromising in wanting to do the right thing and to do it with unwavering quality. His being on the state bar ethics committee is also supportive of that. Highly principled, fair, compassionate, yet when it comes to the legal battlefield (and yes it IS a battle!), you could not ask for a more skilled, committed attorney. Quite bluntly, after my absolutely positive experience with David, who's got to be this state's preeminent divorce attorney, I would be scared as hell if I was an attorney and saw David at the opposing table. I read every word of these 23 reviews, every one of which gave him an A+ in all 5 categories and then I read the one unfavorable review from someone below. I have come to know David very, very well as he had my back the whole time and I can't believe that anything is true in that review. Read the facts that EVERYONE ELSE has shared of their experience. Anyone who doesn't think this man is a superior attorney is just plain wrong or totally confused. I'll say it again: DAVID STEELE IS THE BEST DIVORCE LAWYER IN INDIANA BAR NONE!
Posted by Tracy, a Divorce client, Flag
I was so nervous calling an attorney about my divorce case . I saw David Steele's Profile and I knew he was the attorney I needed for my case . he got me right in and started the paperwork and told me I had nothing to worry about . To know that I have an amazing Attorney standing beside me threw this difficult time makes the process so much easier . Thanks David Steele . It took me a cpl months of searching for an attorney to come across your profile . I knew you was the attorney right away then when I called you it was a for sure thing that you was the one I needed on my side .. again Thank You so much for moving your schedule around to help me .
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I had a very simple divorce-literally just wanted someone to process the paperwork. David was completely inappropriate and charged me a fee and said even if it went to court he wouldn't charge me another dime. I ended up having to pay an extra $200 for what reason, no one knows. Then, he processed paperwork ahead of time (which I suggested not to do) and he did it. I had to drive an extra hour to go and sign it again when the court didn't accept it. He resubmitted it but was too lazy to go downtown and mailed it in, making it take an extra week almost. Then his paralegal (who's not an associate attorney) sent me paperwork and everytime she sent it to me sign and bring to the office she mispelled my name (and it's not that difficult name). Once everything was finally done she assured me I didn't need a physical copy to get a new social security card and just scanned a copy into me. I of course, did need a certified copy (which they don't get...not that I knew that). I then called and left a voicemail, she returned my call at work so I called her back and never heard back. I emailed both David and Jennifer last week and Jennifer sent me a very rude email back attempting to answer my question. David then proceeded to send her the email I sent him almost a week later, so Jennifer called and left me the RUDEST voicemail I've ever heard. Everything was completely out of line and completely unprofessional. This attorney is completely unethical and nonresponsive and I highly recommend NOT using him.
Posted by Dana, a Divorce client, Flag
Unfortunately I'm going through a divorce. My wife started scaring me with worse case scenario type of things. I found David Steele on line and sent an email @ 4am. He called me before he even started his day because he cared instantly. David Steele then proceeded all day to prove just how much. I was stunned from start to finish and remain stunned. NOBODY moves this quickly. I met him over the phone at 6am and by 8:30 I was signing the papers. I can not say enough about how much this man cares about what he does. Simply amazing!
Posted by LeAnn Thomas Lewis, a Family client, Flag
I've been drug through hell & back by old attorneys that are only out for their best interest & of course money..they don't care to lie to you let alone steal from you & do nothing.. I didn't have any of this with Mr. Steele "David"... The first time I met him I had a over-load of crap I needed taken care of & he just looked at me like it was all a piece of cake..' His words to me were ""I have your back now & let me be your backbone from now on"" some times you can just tell if people mean what they say or not & I seriously feel like this man LOVES what he does & cares for his clients ; he will joke with you & call you back at 9 PM but to me that's a damn good attorney! I thank you so much & would most definitely uses you again if needed:)
Posted by a Administrative Law client, Flag
I know that David is known for his excellent representation of his family law clients, and knowing Mr. Steele personally, I can tell you that this is very accurate. He is completely devoted to his clients and his cases and I know how much time he spends calling his clients in the evenings and on the weekends. He is truly dedicated. And on top of all of that, he took the time to do legal work for a nonprofit company for which I work for absolutely free! Not only does he care about his clients and their cases, he is also truly dedicated to his community and helping those organizations that help others. He is a truly amazing person, both professionally and personally, and I am truly grateful for the work he has done for me and for the time that I have known him as an attorney. Many lawyers will try to say that they are this knowledgeable in the law, but only a few truly know the ins and outs of so many legal arenas. He is the best!
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I really don't know where to start. David was the ONLY attorney who would even talk to me on the phone without wanting money first or being really rude and basically hanging up on me after 30 seconds. He called me back after I left him a voicemail. i didn't expect that after all the jerks I had talked to. He talked to me for 70 minutes. I swear to God. At 6:00 at night. And never asked me for a dime for spending over an hour with someone who just called him. And at that point, I didn't know what to think. Was he a little crazy? Was he this desperate for a client...why would he go to such phenomenal lengths to help me? It wasn't until later, when I became a client, I realized that he is one of the biggest lawyers in Indy, if not the whole state. And once I got to know him and I saw what he did to my husband's attorney in court, it is ABSOLUTELY not a surprise to me. And trust me - he's exceptionally busy. He often called me as late as 10:00; i mean, he was always working and he still made me feel like I was his only client and that his whole company hinged on whether or not he won. And by winning I mean getting me custody of my two girls. I would have died if I lost them. I simply would have died. And he did all this while his phone, his receptionist's phone, his paralegal's phone and his associate lawyer's phones were ringing off the hook. And in court...I just don't know how to describe it. He was so much better at what he does than the other lawyer, it just made the man look silly. My husband was losing his sh%$ the entire time because it was so obviously not going his way and david just got cooler and calmer as it went on and that just drove him more nuts. Which then rattled his attorney. And David was unflappable.. He even started smiling really subtly at my husband at his table when no one was looking. it was straight out of a movie. trust me - he deserved everything david gave him. I don't know what else to say. I've never once logged onto the internet to review anything or post anything. But david got me my girls by working harder and smarter and honestly just caring more than anyone else. and he did it all for the original retainer as he promised he would try to do though he couldn't guarantee it. I paid $3,000 to start and while I don't know exactly how lawyers work, I know that at his hourly rate, we went WAY WAY over $3,000. But he knew I was absolutely broke because my husband left us high and dry and I had to borrow the money of my aunt and uncle. He always acted like I had money left on my retainer and I know it was because he didn't want to make me feel like a charity case. And the frustrating part is there was absolutely no way on God's earth I can adequately thank him. What do you do for someone who rescued your life? and in such a cool and almost fun way (he's absolutely hilarious, by the way - you will feel comfortable with him in about 30 seconds)? So I tried to write something on his website to at least try to say thank you but there's no way to thank him on his site but I found this link. Then I read all the other people he helped and it's just amazing. every one of us had the same experience. He seriously is the #1 divorce/custody lawyer in Indiana. There's no question. Does anyone else have reviews like this? Anywhere? David - I know you don't read these but if you ever do, know that I am crying as I write this and I will never be able to thank you enough. You saved me. You saved my daughters and only you and I know what you saved them from. Thank you.
Posted by Kristen, a Child Support client, Flag
Mr. Steele was very direct with me and gave me great advice to help get my case resolved. His prices were fair and directly related to my individual case. He was forthcoming and honest and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing help in his areas of expertise.
Posted by Jeff, a Divorce client, Flag
It was immediately clear that David's main concern was winning. It was not money. Every other lawyer I called only talked money. This was my first time using the legal system and I was nervous and clueless. David couldn't have been more patient and I doubt he could have been more knowledgable. It was very obvious he has been doing only this for ten years. He got everything possible for me out of my divorce which wasn't exactly amicable. He did it while keeping everything friendly and never charged me a dime over my initial retainer. He could have run my bill up but instead, he kept doing things without charging me. I mean, he seriously did not charge me for about every other phone call or email. He said in the beginning that he would respond to every email and every phone call. I did not expect him to be quite that serious. Every single time I called, he called back. Every time I wrote an email, he wrote back. Every time something happened, he called to tell me. It honestly got to the point where my now ex-wife called ME to find out what was happening because she knew my lawyer told me immediately and she could never get a hold of her lawyer (who she paid more for, by the way). God, that was satisfying! I just can't recommend David enough. And judging by the other reviews I read, neither can any of his other clients.
Posted by a client, Flag
I contacted David to help me with a custody arraignment. He spent a great deal of time talking with me, and explained everything in detail. David was very knowledgeable on the custody laws, and helped me understand what my expectations should be as the non custodial parent. He was always available when I called, even giving me his cell phone number. He even returned a call to me after he had dental surgery. David also gave me a discount with the retainer, which helped me tremendously. He cares about his clients, not the money. I am very happy with the work David did for me, and wouldn’t hesitate to contact him in the future.
Posted by Mark, a Child Support client, Flag
I contacted Mr. Steele to represent me in a child support issue. I left his office after about a 1 hour long meeting , I felt very confident that I was in good hands. Mr. Steele was knowldgeable on family law, returnd my phone calls promptly and kept me up to date on the progress of the case. Mr. Steele gave me his cell phone and told me that if I ever had any questions to contact him day or night. I would not hesitate to contact him in the future and I would also highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by mndewar17, a Family client, Flag
David Steele is the only attorney who showed compansion for me during my time of need. Steele helped to explain the custody laws, visitation guidlelines, and child support process for me. Steele is a hard worker and always available to his clients, even on the weekends. I am very satisfied with case and the work Steele has done for me.
Posted by Ashley, a Child Custody client, Flag
I contacted David Steele along with probably 20 other
lawyers about a child custody case. I couldn't get
hardly ANY attorneys to even email me back with even a
direction on where to go with my case without paying
at least $1000 before even talking at all. Not only
was he one of the ONLY attorneys to contact me back,
he emailed me at 1am on his own time explaining
EVERYTHING that had to do with my case. Along with
emailing me, I also talked to him via phone where he
gave me his personal cell phone which lawyers just do not
do unless they truly care. We emailed back and
forth almost 30 times before I ever agreed to even
come in to meet with him and he never asked for a dime
for all the free consultations.
After agreeing to meet with him, he didn't charge me
at all for the whole in person consultation either. He told
me absolutely everything I wanted to hear when it
comes to being a mother fighting for a child. He gave
me a great discount as far as a retainer & he has done
everything in his power to save me money. I almost
paid a " cheap " attorney that I had found which he
talked me out of because he knew it was someone trying
to take my money and nothing else. He absolutely fought for everything
that I wanted when it came to custody, visitation,
child support, etc,. and of course he won. He didn't agree to sign anything
or take the easy way out to be lazy; he absoutlely
worked his butt off to get me what I wanted. It was
all about making ME happy. I have had NOTHING but wonderful
experiences with Mr. Steele. He's VERY personable & he
kept me up to date almost daily on my case whether it
was through email, phone, or in person. I absolutely adore him and have
referred him to many others. I'd go back to him for
any issue that I have. Any amount of money that I paid
was WELL worth it and the amount I did pay was absolutely reasonable.
He spent so much time and effort on
my case, making me happy, & winning. I'd never use
anyone else! If you're looking for a winner, David
Steele is absolutely your man!
Posted by a Landlord & Tenant client, Flag
David Steele helped me out with a college living situation. Since I am a college student on a budget, he did the work at no cost.
Posted by Marion T Waldrop, a Child Custody client, Flag
I contacted David Steele one day to ask questions about a highly unusual divorce and custody case and I mean this is one for the record books. I just wanted some answers and what I got was above and beyond anything I could have hoped for. He immediately gave me his full attention and wanted the facts. I have interviewed with 5 attorneys only to have them take a 300 dollar counsultation fees and tell me that they had too large of a case load to even talk to me anymore. They wished me luck, took my money and sent me out the door feeling worse then I did when I walked through it. NOT David Steele!!! He made me feel like I was the only client that he had. He cares about winning NOT Money! Since I have hired him I have seen nothing but action and results. Not only was he interested in my case first and MONEY LAST, but he charged half of what the attorneys that I interviewed were going to charge me, that is if they had been even interested in being hired. I bet I don't tell another lawyer joke for years! Mr. Steele was very professional and interested in helping me and his staff is EXCELLENT as well. I thought he was just being courteous or maybe a joke when He gave me his cell phone number and told me that he would call me back. So I threw away the cell number. He called me back on it less then 30 minutes after I had already talked to him. He has called me numerous times to give me updates on my case. I cant beleive it. IS THIS MAN FOR REAL? Answer to that question is undoubtebly a YES! He's real! HE'S A ROCK STAR! If Eric Clapton was an attorney, then he would be David Steele, THANK YOU MR. STEELE! I almost feel like I took money from YOU..
WARNING!!!!!! Do not contact David Steele unless you are serious about WINNING!
Posted by Jerry, a Family client, Flag
David James Steel not only did exactly what he said he would do, He also calmed me (The Client ) down. When i findly decided which legal advice to take and started to explain my problems, David was to the point, Professional, Affordable, quickly to respond and he became an individual I would call a FRIEND. Thank You David for what you have already completed for me and Thank You for the peace of mind that you will be there for me at a moments notice.
Posted by Jason L., a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I hired David Steele to help me with a Public Intoxication charge that I received last summer. David made this bad experience more easy than I ever could have imagined. He communicated with me very effectively prior to my court date so that I knew exactly what to expect throughout the process. The day of court, he miraculously started a conversation with the prosecutor assigned to my case while we were waiting in a hallway and immediately started working on my case with him. Amazingly, David was able to have my case settled before court even started!!! We were walking out with the best case scenario as most other people were still walking into the courtroom. Since court, David has stayed on top of my file on a regular basis to make sure that I am still in the best hands. I have recommended David to multiple other people that I know and will continue to do so anytime I come across a friend in need of an attorney. David's professionalism and knowledge of the legal system was remarkable in every way!
Posted by Joy, a Administrative Law client, Flag
He is very comfortable to talk to, but is very ready and determined to fight for us in court. He's so down to earth. He is reasonably priced, which has also made it easy for us. Thanks David looking forward to working with you.
Posted by P. Sue, a Divorce client, Flag
I was given Mr. Steele's name by a friend at work. That was a lucky day as I had no idea how to find a GOOD attorney. He made me feel better almost immediately giving me options and then explaining the most likely outcome with each option discussed. He always returned my calls when he said he would and that was extremely important to me! He kept me updated at every point and he was amazingly smart and knowledgable of the law. That was really apparent when he went to court--- AND WON on every point! I would not use any other other attorney and would not hesitate to send my best friends and family to him!
Posted by Sarah, a Divorce client, Flag
I first contacted Mr. Steele when I was making my decision about whether or not to divorce. He spent a substantial amount of time talking to me about options, and letting me share with him what was happening in my life. At no time did I feel rushed nor judged. When I had my first meeting with Mr. Steele, I was so impressed!
He was dressed most appropriately, and shook my hand warmly. I felt as though he already knew my case quite well, so prepared was he. I had explained to Mr. Steele prior to our meeting that I am uncomfortable leaving my home or conversing for long periods of time. Mr. Steele had clearly taken my needs into consideration as everything was ready for signatures and I didn't have to stay any longer than absolutely necessary. While we talked, I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Steele's delightfully dry sense of humor; he put me right at ease.
I cannot stress enough the professionalism with which Mr.Steele handled himself. Clearly he is well-versed in the law.. He worked with purpose, but I always understood, thanks to him, exactly what was going on and why. I was free to modify anything I needed. Finally, Mr. Steele has been in regular contact with me, which shows me that he is professional, dedicated to his clients, and has integrity to spare.
After some horror stories I've heard, I feel confident in putting my future, and that of my children, in Mr. Steele's hands. There isn't a doubt in my mind that I come first with him, and that he will do his utmost to ensure success for us all.
Posted by Mishel, a Divorce client, Flag
David is a terrific lawyer. I first met him on personal terms, as his daughter & mine are in ballet class together. He was funny & friendly and as we chatted while watching our little BFF's dance, we eventually got to a meat & potatoes conversation about my recent separation and impending divorce. As divorce is never an easy situation that nobody ever wants to have to deal with, he was very empathetic (having dealt with distraught clients in similar situations for the past umpteen years). He offered his services at a rate that, being a newly single mom, I couldn't afford to pass up & as a friend now to him & his wife, I trusted what he said he could do for me. I was not disappointed. David was always available by phone, text or email & responded quickly to my questions or concerns. He knew the state laws without reservation. He expidited my case and I always felt like a priority. David is a great guy as well as a great lawyer. He didn't let our professional relationship interfere with the personal one our children have & even brought his daughter to my daughter's birthday party and didn't use that time as a platform to discuss my case or soliciting others as most lawyers often would. David always had my best interests at heart and listened to my concerns about my divorce. In the end, my divorce was completed without nasty court proceedings, long, drawn-out meetings and jacked up rates, or months & years of negotiating. David handled my divorce like the professional that he is and I couldn't be happier with the results.
Posted by Precia, a Medical Malpractice client, Flag
I was refereed to Mr Steele by a co worker for a medical malpractice suit I wanted to peruse. I am very thankful that I met Mr Steele. He is very detail oriented in his consultations, he is very easy to talk to and extremely knowledgeable. When talking to Mr Steele I felt very comfortable and was able to discus my case in depth. Mr Steele also went over what to expect and was very up front about how long it may take to complete this case. He did not lead me on or promise me anything.. He also made sure I understood some of the more complicated terms he used while talking to me so I walked away feeling confidant in my choice to hire him We also discussed shortly some family law issues I need to address in the future. I will defiantly be hiring Mr Steele for any and all of my Medical malpractice suits and any family law issues I come across. If your looking for a lawyer that will be straight forward with you and get the job done he is your man.
Posted by Brian, a Family client, Flag
I don't want to go into too many specifics, but I do want to use this forum to acknowledge the outstanding work David did for me recently. David always made me feel like I was the center of his attention, and I can't say enough about his attention to detail and responsiveness. I was very impressed with David's knowledge on the process, and as a result we were able to resolve my issue fairly quickly. I really believe David was more than conservative in what he could have billed me, and coupled with how fast we were able to resolve my issue, I came out way ahead of what several other attorney's were predicting my costs to be. Thanks again David...I really can't thank you enough!
Posted by Justin, Flag
I highly recommend Mr. Steele's services to those in need! Mr. Steele was straight forward from the start, no sugar coating, preparing me for what might come. He was very informative of the laws encompassing my case and answered any questions I had with ease. Mr. Steele was very easy to reach when needed and very quick to respond if he was with another client. I actually was arrested for the same thing close to one month after the first offense, making my situation much more complicated. Mr. Steele charged me a very fair price to add on the second case. Both cases took more court time than expected and I was assuming that there would be further charges accrued because of the additional court dates and also the travel time. Much to my surprise Mr. Steele stated that he quoted me a price and I'm not here to take all of your money, I want to help you. All-in-all the repercussions of my offenses were extremely minimal thanks to the knowledge Mr. Steele has of the laws and our court system. What a great experience!
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Mr. Steele assisted me with my divorce which ended up being a lot harder than I thought it would be. My husband and I had a lot property we had accumulated over the years and it all had to be divided equally. Of course in the end that wasn't the way he wanted it but Mr. Steele made sure I got my fair share and more. He was always on top of everything and contacted me back right away to answer all my questions. I always felt confident that he had valued me as a client.