Based on 4 reviews
Help make it easier for other Avvo users to choose the right lawyer by sharing your experience with this attorney. It's fast, simple, and safe.
Lawyers: Use the Peer Endorsements section to provide input about other attorneys.
I'm using the level pay plan Dan offers. It lets me afford his services and still get good representation. Having a fixed payment means I won't run out of money just because my ex-spouse can afford to run up the bill. Dan does a good job.
Mr. Brogdon was easy to work with. Having access to my full file online was very helpful in quickly responding to all the tricks the other lawyer tried to pull. Dan was on top of my case and got me divorced quickly and fairly.
Dan gave me advice I could rely on. He told me what to expect and didn't sugar coat anything just to get hired. He showed compassion and caring for me and my kids. The level pay plan made his services affordable even in a difficult situation.
Dan Brogdon encouraged me to obtain dozens of witness' statements. The day before the trial, he said these statements were inadmissible because they were hearsay. Yet, he charged me hundreds of dollars for reading and handling them! In court, he didn't object when the opposition used their witness' statements yet refused to use our witness' statements.
While Brogdon didn't bother to ask for crucial evidence during discovery, he's been relentless about charging me for needless tasks he claims to have performed.
Brogdon refused to call any of the six witnesses who were available to testify in person on my behalf, two of whom were at the court house. Nor did he present the evidence he had asked one of them to provide.
When my spouse walked out, he left me with all the bills, no income, no means of support and nowhere to go. Brogdon's failure to use evidence and call witnesses resulted in picture of an equitable partnership. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Brogdon's failure to address actual financial conditions resulted in a decision that appeared on paper to be an equitable division of property. In reality, my ex-husband lied about facts. The result was to leave me in a position of being $80,000.00 in debt to my former husband if I am able to re-open the business.
After our initial meeting, it was clear Brogdon was unfamiliar with my case.
Brogdon charged me hundreds of dollars for â€œtrial preparation, reviewing documents, exhibits, and preparing a trial outline,â€ yet the day before the trial, he had no notes, outline, or trial strategy. He asked me to give him a history of my marriage up to that day. He didnâ€™t take notes, make an outline or prepare me for questions likely to be asked.
During the trial, Brogdon seemed preoccupied.
I've paid Dan Brogdon about $1500. He is asking for $4080 more he claims he earned handling my case. This isn't money earned, it's money made churning paper.
I do not recommend retaining Dan Brogdon as an attorney.