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  1. Terrible experience

    Posted by a client,
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    • I do not recommend David Steele.

    I really got the wrong first impression. I felt like this attorney was working for my ex. I left feeling like I was bullied into agreeing to things I was not comfortable with. I can't take those decisions back and I spent a significant amount of money and got NOTHING accomplished. I'm sure my ex loved having 2 attorneys on his side. In the end before I fired Steele, it had been weeks since I had even heard a word from him regarding my case. My case was important to me, not this guy.

    1. David James Steele

      David Steele

      Lawyer Comment:

      I'm just so sick of responding to nonsense, CHRISTINA (posting anonymously like my whole office doesn't know who you are?). If somebody really didn't get a great result with me, or if I didn't do a job I was proud of, I would NEVER feel the need to respond to a review. That would be an honest review. But this isn't. Why isn't it? Where do I even start? Here's a good place:
      1. I WAS NOT/AM NOT YOUR LAWYER AND HAVE NEVER EVEN MET YOU. You are writing bc you went to court with my associate and you didn't like the agreement YOU SIGNED. I had nothing at all to do with your case and never even took your initial phone call. You spoke to her, you liked her and you hired her. Period. Had nothing at all to do with me and I still have never spoken to you. You are simply lying when you say you are writing about me and for the life of me I can't figure out why. Is it really because she doesn't have a profile on Avvo and you had to complain about someone? Fortunately, I don't care at all so that helps. I get to respond to the crazy ones and then I feel a lot better!
      2. Obviously, she wasn't working with the other lawyer but that lawyer did pull my associate aside to tell her that you are crazy. She's been your husband's attorney for two years now and working with you the whole time, so she pulled your lawyer aside to ask if she knew that ... wait for it:
      2. She was your FIFTH attorney. If you had told us the truth I never would have let a lawyer in my firm take your case. You fired, or were fired by, FOUR lawyers before you got to us. Are you the most unlucky woman of all time, hiring the worst lawyers in the world every time, or do you think there could be another explanation for why you hate every lawyer and 2.5 years in, still have not concluded your divorce? I wonder....
      3. You signed an agreement. Buyer's remorse is not a valid reason to blame your lawyer. YOU signed it.
      4. You didn't fire us, we fired you. Because you are impossible to work with. Don't feel bad, you're not the first. But, if all you do is yell at the judge, your ex, your ex's lawyer and your own lawyer, IN COURT, it is not going to go well.
      5. The lawyer who represented you - Last week alone, she went to court with three clients. I got three GLOWING emails from those clients thanking me for putting her on their case and telling me she destroyed the other lawyer. She gets along with everyone. Everyone but you. What's that tell you?
      I am very tried of people who cannot handle divorce, or working with lawyers (good luck hiring a 6th one, btw) and signing onto these sites to write reviews. Especially when you want to make ME look bad when you and I never once met and never once spoke. I had no idea who you were until my office had to be made aware of the situation because you were causing such problems in court that day. You have a problem with the lawyer who represented you? Talk to her. You are writing on MY profile, which has reviews from other clients, all of whom I got along with very well as you can tell. I am incredibly proud of these reviews and I am incredibly proud of what I do as a family law attorney. I take it seriously, I treat my clients with respect and care and I try hard to treat every case as though it was my own. I ALWYAS respond and NEVER overbill and I get along with 95% of my clients. Easily. So, no, I don't appreciate liars logging on saying I was their lawyer when I wasn't and trying to hurt my reputation for no reason. This is how I provide for my family and you are trying to damage that. And why? Because you didn't get your way and are whining like a spoiled baby about it. And doing so anonymously CHRISTINE F. I won't finish that. Unless you keep causing problems. And I'm glad you brought up money - You called so many times and caused so many problems, I think you went way over your retainer. I'll send you a bill for the balance. Good luck, Christine. God help your next lawyer

      Posted 13 days ago. Flag

  2. Will NEVER use anyone else again - DAVID'S THE BEST

    Posted by Jackie,
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    • I recommend David Steele.

    Truly - i will never hire another lawyer. The experience i had with David, as well as the team he takes such pride in, was better than any experience I've ever had with a lawyer and I've had more than anyone should because i have a jerk for an ex husband. Who always put our kids in the middle and always won. Until he got into a court room with David. And since that day, my life has been better and better. He doesn't try to bully me anymore because he learned the hard way that he was way way outmatched against David Steele (and my God was it a beautiful sight to see that lesson administered) that he couldn't even begin to bully David. It was very clear that we were not in his world that day, we were in David's. And he is an expert at what he does. You'll never know how much i owe you David. Thank you. My children thank you and my parents thank you. God bless you and yours. Also - i know full well that should have cost more no matter what you tell me. Remember how many lawyers I've had? I know pricing and i know full well you took it easy on me because you know my husband had practically bankrupted me with court proceedings, always getting the better of whatever cheap attorney i brought with me. Until a friend gave David SUCH a glowing reference that, even though i didn't think he could possibly live up to what she was saying, i called him, liked him immediately and he got me into his office the very next day. Now I'm the one writing a review i don't expect anyone to believe. Because all you hear about lawyers is bad stuff. But all you hear about David is good. Which is why I read the couple bad reviews posted on here just bc i couldn't understand how anyone had a bad experience with David, not th David we came to know and trust with our lives. Turns out both reviews were written by the same guy with a grudge. And of course the two people out of 45 who gave less that an A+ were their own worst problems. The one guy who pretended to be two didn't EVEN SHOW UP TO HIS FINAL HEARING and OF course blames David! Tells you about all you need to know. Hire David Steele and don't look back.

  3. Great attorney, great legal team

    Posted by jimmyf,
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    • I recommend David Steele.

    Highly knowledgable staff who will take the time to hear your story and actually care about you. I hired David to represent me in my custody case and he has represented me well on a battle I could never seem to win. Since I've hired David not only has he helped me immensely but his whole office seems dedicated to our case and know who I am and always answer my questions whenever I call. Couldn't be happier with these guys. Always tough when needed and not afraid to step up and go into battle for me. Would highly recommend

  4. Caring & Motivated

    Posted by Jessica,
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    • I recommend David Steele.

    David and his team have been so helpful, responsive, and caring. He takes the time to respond and give important information, even before he's hired. It's hard going through something this emotional, yet he and his team make me feel protected.

  5. Worth every penny!

    Posted by Shane,
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    • I recommend David Steele.

    I hired David Steele to defend me against contempt for not paying medical bills, which I never received, and to countersue for visitation with my two girls that I was being denied. My ex was asking for the moon and more but turns out I wound up getting everything I asked for and we were even able to settle out of court. I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome from this case, especially in a state that is not big on Father’s rights.
    What is even more exceptional? When it came time to pay the final bill, knowing I didn’t have a lot of money, David mentioned to me how he didn’t charge me for a single hour of “his time” on the bill and even gave me a free hour on top of it. He was right, not a single charge from him on any of my statements. He truly cares about his clients and the outcomes of his cases making him the true Man of Steele in my book. If you want someone who is passionate about what they do, a good family man, and aggressive for his clients, you need to look no further. While his firm might charge more than other firms, his is worth every penny if you want to get what you’re asking for and maybe even more.

  6. Amazing!!

    Posted by Casey,
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    • I recommend David Steele.

    David Steele is not only an incredible attorney but an amazing individual. He is timely on responding back to any concerns as well as be considerate towards your situation. Many attorneys are just out for money and that is not the case here. He does everything he can to make sure you are taken care of and helps to put your mind at ease. My ex-fiancé kept threatening me with filing a contempt in court because I "wouldn't let him see his son" when really he just wanted to see him when it was convenient for him, making me drop everything and anything or he would "call the cops". He had me terrified. Mr. Steele informed me that, due the paper work we had signed, he was not able to do this and took a huge weight of stress and worry off my shoulders. I high recommend him and his staff. Leslie Lorenzano is an amazing attorney as well and helped to answer any and every question I had! Mr. Steele has a wonderful law firm and I will continue to steer anyone and everyone I know in his direction for legal advice. Thank you Mr. Steele!!!!

  7. I knew this was my guy!!

    Posted by a client,
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    • I recommend David Steele.

    I looked online for lawyers after my child's "father" served me papers. I immediately knew David was the lawyer I wanted, needed!! My family was insistent that I "shop around". I called a few people and my instinct continued to point me to David. I had a bit of a money fiasco at first, but he was very understanding and patient while I gathered funds. Before I ever paid my retainer, he spoke with me on the phone at great length, sharing his opinion and experience on my situation. David is like my hero that I was searching for!! He's helped ease my mind and made it easier for me to sleep at night. For that, I am extremely grateful. Peace is priceless! Thank you for all you do!!

  8. Don't trust him!!!!!!!!!!!! no joke pls read!!

    Posted by a client,
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    • I do not recommend David Steele.

    I lost physical custody of my daughter because this attorney told me to withhold parenting time twice & i was found in contempt for it..He also made me miss 2 of my court dates & then I had to end up paying my ex's attorney fees twice..He also had me running & getting all the paprework he needed for court & things for evidence ..I am now seeing my daughter every other week ... he charges outrageous amount 5000.00 for nothing!!!

    1. David James Steele

      David Steele

      Lawyer Comment:

      Logging on with different email accounts to write twice in a row seems petty even for you maxie. But, out of curiosity - how did I "make you miss two court hearings?" That didn't help your case by the way when I was there twice and you weren't. Just as an example of why your case wasn't optimal. The ones who do well generally show up for court.

      Posted 5 months ago. Flag

  9. Steele not worth a penny

    Posted by Bolden,
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    • I do not recommend David Steele.

    Steele was tardy on replies when I called/emailed his offices (over a week delay). He also managed to have me pay almost double what I should be paying for child support by not correctly filing income that belongs to my child. He sent emails to me at 2 AM with an aggressive nature. I would strongly suggest you think twice prior to even contacting his office as this was a horrific experience for my family.

    1. David James Steele

      David Steele

      Lawyer Comment:

      I find it interesting that it has been such a horrific experience for your family since it was your family who referred you to me. Your WHOLE family, Maxie. Your brother was a great client who loved working with me enough that he sent you to me and your parents loved what I did for him as they were there in the courtroom with us when I did it and they sent you to me. 34 people have taken the time to write very kind reviews of me on this site because they appreciated what I did I did for them and the way we worked together. You are the exception so what does that tell you Maxie? You do not understand how divorce works and you never will; there's simply nothing I can do about clients who don't get it. And when you write me 11 emails a day, every day, telling me how divorce law works since you are the expert, I'm bound to take some time answering some of them, and probably start getting aggressive with you. By the way - that's why people hire me. You want a pushover who will let idiots yell at him when they're wrong, you should have hired someone else. And for the record and for the last time, when you don't actually pay your child support, they add on an arrearage. That's why it was higher. But that's my fault I guess. You've now filed a disciplinary complaint that was dismissed for lack of merit, you've tried suing me and that was dismissed for lack of merit and you've spent half the time since your divorce was over complaining about me. I'm tired of dealing with you so I will wish you a good life and move on with mine. As for the people you wanted to read this review in the hopes of "ruining me" or however you worded your threat, they can read the other 30 some people who have taken the time to describe working with me and judge for themselves - am I a great lawyer or are you a terrible client? I have a thought.

      Posted 5 months ago. Flag

  10. Has already put my mind at ease

    Posted by a client,
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    • I recommend David Steele.

    I just hired David as my attorney but I had to get on here and add to his fabulous reviews because of how good he has treated me already! I am hiring David to take over my current custody case. This is what I am used to in a lawyer...someone that takes forever to call you back (because you sure don't get them on the phone the first time you call) , vague answers in emails so you will write again to rack up more money, and someone that doesn't really care just in general. My previous lawyer is why I thought this and all the mistakes that have been made through this whole process! As much as I didn't like the idea of getting a new lawyer because I didn't know if they were going to be exactly the same as the one I had and wasting more money I knew I had to because I was getting absolutely nowhere. So I started really searching for someone that might actually know what they are doing and I stumbled across David on this website. Seeing all of the excellent reviews on him made me think hey this guy might actually be able to do something for me. So I called David's office and instead of talking to an assistant or having me leave my info with them and waiting on a callback they immediately connected me to David and it wasn't just transferring me to him in the office. They transferred me to his cell phone and I had an hour and half conversation with him! He was obviously out of the office doing other things but still took the time to talk to me. To me that is unheard of in a lawyer especially a lawyer that has no idea who you are and that isn't evena client! I have been nothing but completely stressed out over this whole situation for months! I have never felt at ease about any of it. After talking to him I felt so much stress actually lifted off my shoulders. I got off the phone actually happy. For a lawyer to have an immediate conversation with me for that long without even knowing if I'm going to actually hire him that says a lot in my book. He truly does care and is passionate about what he does and it isn't all about the money with this guy. His pricing is also very reasonable. At the end of the phone call I knew I just had to hire him. He even got me into his office the next day to run through everything real quick and to fill out paperwork. I am very excited to work with him and I cannot wait to see what he can do for me with my case. I'm sure when it's all done and over with I will be getting back on here to give a review on how he has helped me. Sites like these really do help tremendously when it comes to finding someone that is good at what they do. I just wish I would have seen this and hired him in the beginning!

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