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First time dealing a lawyer and Mr. Medley forever put a bad taste in my mouth for the legal profession. I approach Mr. Medley about my case to fight for standard visitation of my child because my ex lived in a different state. On the first visit he presented himself as a very knowledgeable professional and assured me that I had a good case. Once the retainer money was handed over it all went down hill. Mr. Medley and his office failed to keep me inform about my case on multiple occasions. When you schedule a meeting with him @450/hr he always assures you things are ok but when they truly are not. Mr. Medley pushed for my case to go to court and did not even mentioned mediation as an option until I brought it up. I ended up settling on an agreement with my ex without mediation and no courtroom time. The retainer fee was 4500, after all was said and done and his office calculated the time used only a couple of hundred bucks was left from the retainer fee. And till this day i have not seen it. I contacted his office multiple time but they claim they are under construction and do not have access to my files. Please be warned this a VERY unprofessional lawfirm and and lawyer. I was better informed by my ex's laywer if that tells you something.
Mr. Medley took on my case after it was decenlty underway. He gave me much more confidence in my case than my previous attorney and started straightening out matters right away. Because of his experience, he is not easily shaken by attacks of the opposing party, which is very helpful. I would have liked to see more availability and more preparation before the custody trial as far as the witnesses went. My best friend wasn't even sure who was questioning her when she was put on the stand, so her testimony was very choppy and hindered (she thought she was being questioned by the opposing party and was hesitant with her information). I also feel that the asked for geo restriction (should the jury vote FOR a restriction) should have been more broad, but I am ultimately pleased and am still in contact with Mr. Medley. He is busy, so be prepared to assist in your own case where possible, but he does know what he's doing, so definitely would recommend.
Mr. Medley helped and succeeded in obtaining custody of my son with great professionalism. I have recommended him to several other close friends and collogues and they have nothing but praise for Mr. Medley. He is well respected in the legal community here in San Antonio and I can see why. I highly recommend utilizing his professional services.
Mark did an exceptional job of getting the job done. Mark is well respected in the legal community and when a judge or his colleagues see him in court, they know he means business. Since all Mark does is family law for the past 20+ years, he is very good and experienced at it. When he makes a recommendation to the court is taken with a little more esteem. Mark is what I would call a bulldog and in a divorce that is the kind of attorney you want. Mark knows the law, he knows how to try a case, and he knows how to win! Money well spent, thank you Mark!
I hired Mark at the recommendation of a friend to help me with a custody suit. I found him to be very effective and knowledgeable and was able to win my case. One of my concerns with hiring an attorney was having my bill run up. I know many people who seem to get taken advantage of financially, so it must not be rare (unfortunately). I am pleased that Mark worked swiftly and effectively and came in dramatically under projections. Mark is an excellent attorney who is compassionate and, most importantly, effective.
Like many I never thought that I would have ever needed a divorce lawyer. During a very difficult time Mark not only become my lawyer but my advocate. He was strategic , responsive , incredibly well prepared and always honest. My divorce and custody agreement was favorable . Mark is a champion of fathers rights and I am appreciative of the work he did.
If you need a divorce lawyer or any other disputes such as child custody or child Support Mark Medley and his staff is the team you hire without a doubt. Mark and his team will work their hardest to ensure you have the best chance in getting the results you want. From the beginning Mark listened to my concerns and what I ultimately wanted out of my divorce. As a male I initially felt it would be impossible for me to win the right to establish primary residency (primary custody) of my child. My ex-wife had done an excellent job of smearing me and having me arrested on false accusations. In the beginning of my divorce my ex-wife had primary custody of my son and even the court ordered psychiatrist who completed the social study recommended that my child remain primarily with my ex-wife. This was one of the biggest obstacles to overcome. But, Mark knows how to focus on the details that matter to ensure you get what you want out of your divorce or child custody dispute. During my child custody trial I was amazed how much work he puts in. We would exchange text, emails, and phone conversations well past midnight during the 12 day trial. That’s what you can expect from him. I would not hesitate to hire Mark and his staff again. Because of Mark I was able to win primary custody. His legal expertise is second to none and he is the one you want on your team.
Mr. Medley sales pitched me to get the retainer and told me I had a great case and this "wasn't his first rodeo". He told me the initial meeting was free (another way to get me to pay) and then charged me for it when I fired him. He then didn't return calls or emails and his staff was rude and unprofessional. Once he realized I didn't want to go to court and settle outside of court, he stopped caring and told me that my case was a lost cause and I should prepare to pay the maximum to my ex-spouse. He communicated with the other lawyer without my knowledge or consent on decisions that I should have been a part of and then told me that he communicated with me. When I fired him he took a week to get me the final bill so he could nickel and dime me. I filed a grievance with the Texas Bar but is was denied and the local San Antonio Bar office was of no help. Mr. Medley is an unethical, unprofessional and untrustworthy person.
If you want to have a lawyer you can communicate with, who will represent you aggressively and be fairly honest do NOT choose Mark Medley. His insessant dishonesty, failure to hold himself accountable for constantly dropping the ball, and his non existent availability was disappointing and ridiculously expensive. My divorce and custody case was drug out over the course of two years. At first he seemed aggressive and invested, once the checks cleared I was lucky if I got to speak to the paralegal to the tune of $150 an hour. He has forgotten to file papers, failed to enforce agreements and never protected me from the abuse of the legal system by my ex, worse was his ability to make me feel like an annoyance instead of a client. Don't put an important issue like child custody into the hands of this smug, magnanimous, lazy attorney. Those are my observances in regard to my relationship with Mark Medley. If I could have rated him lower then poor I would of, but I had to choose at least a poor rating, so my experience was not even deserving of one star.
I hired Mark 2/09, he was recommended by a co-worker who stated this attorney was a bulldog in the court room. Shortly after taking my retainer, he was impossible to get a hold of. I attempted to reach him various ways, ph, email, messages, where he tells me, you contacting me multiple times won't get you an answer.
I found out I was to be in court the next morning through my ex., was told we mailed you the notice by his office. The day before my finalized decree I tried to ask Mark questions concerning my decree, he was no where to be found.
Do not hire him, you will regret it. I am still recovering from the negligence and ill advice. Worst lawyer I have ever dealt with.