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Posted by Heather, a Child Support client,
David Heiman handled my case for enforcement of child support. He had previously handled my divorce case. He did his homework. There were other factors in consideration at one of the Hearings where Mr. Heiman presented case law in order to get my case transferred to the court of jurisdiction. Mr. Heiman was empathetic and objective in working with me to realistically and properly address my concerns. He didn't just tell me what I wanted to hear. He was able to look at the details of the case from both sides and he gave me great advice that ultimately produced favorable outcomes. The judges ruled in our favor EVERY TIME. Mr. Heiman is intelligent, impressive, compassionate and caring, and can bring out the humorous side of an unpleasant situation. Hire him! He will do no less than his very best to help you through it.
Posted by a Divorce client,
I went through a divorce about 5 years ago. My wife successfully bilked me out of my kids, home, bank accounts etc... David Heiman managed to get about $20,000 of my money while providing NO service. He sent letters. That was about it. I provided him with a constant stream of evidence in the form of cell phone records that my wife was having an affair with my boss. He did nothing. I provided him with medical records that she was self abusive (picked sores on herself). He did nothing. In the final analysis, I found out HER lawyer was HIS apprentice. He just did nothing and took my money and lost me my kids. Don't EVER go to this clown. You will rue the day you did.
Posted by DW, a Divorce client,
I never like to not recommend someone but I do hope he becomes more empathetic toward his clients. He lacked focus and transparency and spent the majority of his time talking about the opposing client with little regard for my welfare. I am still suffering from the outcome.
I would like to have faith that he will use this as a learning experience and be more empathetic toward future clients
Posted by Megan, a Child Custody client,
My husband and I are so happy with our experience with David Heiman and his office staff. I needed to have my daughter's bio father terminate his rights in order for my husband to legally adopt her, and I was terrified. David made the process so easy, and was so sensitive to the delicacy of the process. His secretary did all the "dirty" work for me with talking to her bio father, and went out of her way to facilitate all my concerns (I.E. adding the ability to track all the mail we sent to him, signature upon delivery, etc). We started at the end of the summer, and David said he really wanted to try to have the process done by Christmas, so we could have the burden lifted and spend our first Christmas together as a "legal family". Everything went quickly, and sure enough, the adoption was finalized about a week before Christmas. I was shocked with how NOT stressful the process was. It was seamless. David even dined with our whole family to discuss things we had questions about. Lawyers who are so considerate of a family in a sensitive time are, in my experience, unheard of. I really lucked out stumbling upon his practice by googling lawyers in my area. Thank you so much, David!
Posted by Ramon, a Divorce client,
David is an outstanding attorney. He was aggressive when he needed to be, supportive in my decision making process, realistic with my options and kept me grounded throughout the modification. He never just told me what he thought I wanted to hear, but shot me straight and outlined every potential possibility in terms that I understood. I am very satisfied with the outcome of my divorce and David fought to get me everything that i requested, which is almost unheard of for the men in Texas. Thank you so much! I will highly recommend him whenever the opportunities arise.
Posted by James, a Child Custody client,
My ex was trying to keep me from seeing my kids. I hired Mr. Heiman, and he got the Judge to not do that. I will say that his assistants didn't always return my calls right away, but they did take care of me. I would recommend him.
Posted by a Divorce client,
I hired David Heiman for my divorce simply because his rates are fairly inexpensive, but I got what I paid for. A simple, agreed divorce with no kids, no property, and no debt turned into four months of just trying to get this guy to file the one simple petition in my case to handle everything. It took my now ex-wife finally calling him to give him a piece of her mind about his work ethic to light a fire under him. A word of advise, do not hire this guy. He was very rude to me throughout the entire (drawn out on his end) process, and acted as though he was better than me. Also, I did some research on him after the fact, and he has been diciplined several times by the State of Texas for his professional actions.
Posted by a Divorce client,
I've never met anyone as unprofessional and irresponsible as Mr. Heiman. I hired him because "I wanted results, not a fight", as his website states. The opposite is true. It was a fight to get him to do any kind of work on my case, and also a fight just to get him to respond to emails or phone calls about my case. Granted, I'm not someone that calls every week wanting a status update, but once every SIX MONTHS would be nice.
Mr. Heiman was completely unprepared for my final divorce hearing. I tried contacting him for the three months prior to the court date to find out if he needed any information at all from me, with no response, and he finally called me (frantic) two days beforehand and insisted that I take off work and rearrange my schedule to come in the day before my trial. When I got there, he wanted extremely accurate financial information, like all bank account numbers, balances, student loan balances, mortgage information, blue book values of cars, my boat, my watch, etc. Sensing that I was frustrated with his failure to let me know that I would need any of this, he offered to let me use a computer in his tiny office. He offered to help look up blue book values if he could bill me hourly for it. I agreed, but saw that he was on facebook instead of looking things up. Oh, and the Judge informed me that the document Mr. Heiman was trying to prepare should have been filed over a year ago.
I thought the nightmare was over after the final hearing, but the worst was yet to come. He filed something called a “QDRO”, which divides my retirement, without letting me review it first. My wife, whom I had been married for two years, received half of my 20+ year retirement account (PERMANENTLY) . Fortunantly, my ex wife is reasonable and is allowing me to fix it, although she didn’t have to. The real kicker is, David Heiman told me that he wouldn’t charge his entire $10,000 charge to appeal the case that soley messed up, be would only charge me $5,000. What a joke! I have the feeling the fiasco isn’t over. Please do not even consult with this guy!
Posted by a Divorce client,
I heard about collaborative law and did some research and found David Heiman. I read about him and the collaboration process and he sounded great. I had an initial consultation and everything went fine. I discussed mediation because that is what I wanted -- no court trial! Well, a couple of days later, I received a call from his paralegal who said she would be handling everything for me. I assumed she knew what she was doing -- WRONG! I met with her and we went over the mediation process, got all the paperwork in order and she said she would call when she had a date set for mediation. Well, we finally got a date and the night before we were to be at the courthouse, she called me and said "it's been cancelled". I said "what do you mean, it's been cancelled?" She said well we haven't heard from the other side and they're not answering my calls or emails and there is still paperwork I am waiting on from them". I had scheduled my work hours to have that day off so I went on into work. My ex calls me and says "where are you"? We're here at the courthouse waiting for you!" He was very upset and accused me of thumbing my nose at the mediator and the courts! I told him I was informed by the paralegal that the mediation had been cancelled. I cannot write here the expletives he used to me about my lawyer, but it was BAD. I called the paralegal and she acted so nonchalant as if it was no big deal! OMG, I couldn't believe it (by the way, that paralegal was fired and is no longer with him). I tried to communicate with Mr. Heiman but he would not answer my phone calls or emails. The next thing I know, I'm getting served with a "contempt of court" citation along with Mr. Heiman. Long story short, I could not afford another attorney so I tried to muddle along by myself. End result, my ex and his lawyer wrote up the divorce decree and because my ex had kept my children from me for so long (even moving them out of town), on a visit to see my daughter's kindergarten graduation,I saw my 8 year old son and he came and jumped in my arms and he was crying so hard and saying how much he missed me and I knew I had to sign the papers so I could see them! (I know, BIGGEST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE!) Oh how I wish I had a caring lawyer with some integrity who would have explained this decree to me, but, I did not and I am now suffering because of Mr. HEIMAN. I lost my children and I have to pay child support and oh yeah, just discovered there is no standard visitation in my decree! My ex was going to give me 9 extra days this summer but he started arguing with me via text messages and didn't like something I said, so he said "forget it, you don't get any summer visitation"! I am at his mercy and every day of my life has been a living hell. I WANT TO SEE MY CHILDREN! So far, I got to see them 2 days in June and I get 4 days in July and 4 days in August and that's it! I am just trying to figure out what I can do about this because THIS NEVER SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED THIS WAY! I'm determined to fight this and I'm not giving up! I know there is a lawyer out there somewhere who can help me -- I just have to find them! My advice to anyone thinking of hiring David Heiman --- PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, DON'T DO IT!
Posted by James, a Family client,
I used him for a custody issue recently. He missed my hearing, and I lost the case because of it. I plan on filing a greivance against him, because he also will not refund the $1,500.00 he owes me. Now not only am I out $2,500.00 from him, I also have to start over with a new attorney. I do not recommend him. For your own good, do not believe any of the decent reviews on here. It's pretty fishy that they were all posted a day apart, by the way.