I can not believe some of the negative reviews for my attorney. I have hired him on several different occasions for several reasons and never have I had bad experience. I do know that he starts with a retainer and then they bill and you pay as you go. They work with you but at the end you must be paid in full. I think this last person whom posted a comment is just bitter. We dont know anything about these other peoples issues so we can judge this office nor the attorney for someone mad of a outcome that maybe the attorney nor staff had nothing to do with. I understand sometimes clients don't always listen to what we are told by our attorney. I am one but yet I learn the hard way. That's all it took. He has fought for me all the way and I am a single parent and both of them are very nice and kind people and have worked with me. When I first hired him I was surprised they wanted me to come in to meet with me before court because the attorney prior to hiring him in 2008 never met with me prior to my court date. I know for a fact they don't like to due phone appointment the attorney likes to meet in person. I am very happy with this attorney and his office staff.
Posted by Marie
I completely, and totally agree with every person that gave Mr. Appelt one star! I don't know where to begin... Okay I retained him back in January to help fight my ex husband for the very large amount of child arrears owed. So our case was moved to march during spring break. So I call to make sure everything was in order, and their rude secretary tells me they are on vacation!!! Waa? Like a day before our court case. So they move it again. This time in May. Court case comes around, and what do you know? A 'death in the family' so case got moved again. When he was finally able to show up, he was not prepared, he was late, had nothing prepared, barely even fought for me. And this was just the beginning of July. I ended up losing a lot of money because he did not spend any time on my case at all. He pretty much just winged it. Didn't fight for me at all. Plain and simple. His wife Gladys was very rude. Did not return call or messages, their secretary or whoever she is that answers the phones was rude as hell too! Very unprofessional. I would not recommend them. It's a big waste of money. I will get someone better and who actually cares the next time. I can say some other things, just don't feel like typing it all. Overall, he just didn't care and didn't spend any time on my case, like he had bigger and more important cases to think about, but had no problem taking my money.
Posted by a Divorce client
This attorney was in charge of my divorce and did not help at all. Never got anything done. Papers that were to be filed in court were never filed by him or his secretary.
Every time I called the office I hardly talk to someone. My call were very rarely answered and when they were they would always say, "I will call you back" and never got a call back. It seem that I was bothering them, even thou I was paying.
I was very unhappy with this attorney but I was just too far in with money that I could not got somewhere else.
I would not recommend this attorney to anybody not even my worst enemy.
Posted by Sonja
I hired Mr. Appelt for a battle with my ex over our daughter and he was there for me every step of the way and his staff was kind and professional. I didn't have much money for this battle so from his kind heart he gave me a big discount. I was so lost but he made me feel safe and I was I had a warrior on my side. He also was my now boyfriends Lawyer for his divorce and was a champion for him as well. As to the sign smashing, that was wrong but there are 2 sides to every story. I heard that his opponent was putting her signs in front of his signs even in his own yard so he just had enough. Can't say that is true because I did not see it with my own eyes. I voted for him because everyone makes mistakes, I know I have and we all want a 2nd chance. I believe in him as a Lawyer, Judge and down right good person.
Posted by a Divorce client
Mr. Appelt is the type of an attorney you would want. He is an aggressive, expert attorney and passionate attorney. Divorce is never an easy experience, but his very knowledge and experienced attorney. My case was unique in different ways and he and his staff was always attentive. He is a unique person and I had complete confidence in his abilities. Him and his staff are very dedicated to there clients.
Posted by stephanie
I agree with previous clients. At first them act very interested in you as a client but once you sign the contract it's all down hill after that. I retained Mr Appelt for my divorce back in 09. It is now 2011 and I'm yet to hear from them. I have called them repeatedly and they return my calls whenever they feel like it. I am very angry at the fact that I have given him 1800.00 and I have gotten nothing back in return. I would not recommend him at all unless you like to be screwed and not even get kissed afterwords.
Posted by a Child Custody client
I was recommended to Mr. Appelt by a friend who had previously used his services. Mr. Appelt represented me in a very messy divorce where everything was contested; property, cars; and most importantly custody. Mr. Appelt was very knowledgable and didn't let my ex or his attorney get away with any of their games. We ended up having a 2 day trial in which I was very pleased with the outcome. He and his staff kept me informed throughout the process, providing me with copies of documents and returning my calls typically within 24 hours. There were even times I was able to reach them after normal hours. I would highly recommend Mr. Appelt's services.
Posted by a Administrative Law client
Mr Appelt and Gladys have the worst customer service attitude i have ever experienced, i wasted my time, my money and my faith in them, fortunately, someone else recommended my new attorney who turned out to be a blessing after dealing with these 2 morons!
Posted by a Child Custody client
Mr. Appelt worked on my divorce and custody case he was able to ensure the custody of my children in my possession. It was a long and stressful process but it was well worth it because he got me custody. He was aggressive when he needed to and wouldnt let down. He is a tough attorney. I also give his staff a tumbs up, they are very hard working ladies. I will disagree with the other two reviews on this page.
I will sure recommended other people to him.
Posted by linda
This is the worst attorney I have ever dealt with. His staff never return calls,there is no concern for the client. In the courts he was going between two hearings. Just not focused period.