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Posted by John, a Child Custody client, Flag
I have used Mr. Van Gilder on many legal matters over the years; this one being the most personal. I am embroiled in a contentious custody mater. Mr. Van Gilder’s experience and expertise have been instrumental in:
- navigating the legal complexities surrounding the case
- addressing the countless nefarious actions of the opposing party
- parallel preparation; anticipated multiple potential paths avoiding surprises and process stumbles
Throughout the process Mr. Van Gilder has always been focused on the welfare of the children involved. In addition Mr. Van Gilder has been great at making himself available to address concerns and issues that arise; educating me and reducing my level of angst. I believe this level of compassion places him in an elite class. I highly recommend both Mr. Van Gilder and his entire team of exceptional professionals.
Posted by Sandra, a Child Custody client, Flag
Derek laid our worries to rest with our child custody case. He hit the floor running and never stopped until the job was done. We had one of the most unusual cases he had come across. We won our case. His experitise makes him a remarkable attorney. He is professional and compassionate at his job. He even helped us with reviewing our closing documents when we bought our home. He is the only attorney I will use.
Posted by a Real Estate client, Flag
I hired Derek for a relatively simple case...access to my shared driveway. 19 months later and several thousands of dollars...nothing has been done. Several "unetical" things were done by him. I fired him and now have a great attorney that is helping me with my case.....
At one point he asked me to go to this site and write a good review for him....
Posted by Irene, a Probate client, Flag
Derek Van Gilder is, without doubt, the modern Perry Mason. He is extremely responsive to our needs, gets back to us right away, intuits what we are feeling and is exceedingly knowledgeable. He has a wonderful sense of humor and knows when to use it to diffuse a tense or uncomfortable situation.In this day and age, it is a pleasure to meet a lawyer with such a high moral standards. He is an honest lawyer who knows when to fight and when to hold back. He has beautiful manners and it is a pleasure to deal with him.
Posted by Lonnie, a Contracts client, Flag
I find Mr. Van Gilder to be a man of integrity, honesty and fairness. He handled my legal matter in a timely efficient manner. He has the ability to get to the crux of the problem.
Posted by Kay, a Real Estate client, Flag
Derek has always responded when I needed legal information concerning real estate business (both personal & for the brokerage. He has the ability to make you feel that you and your questions/problems are the most important. He always takes time to explain when I ask the question Why?
Posted by Rebecca, a Wills client, Flag
A top notch lawyer,leaves no stone unturned.Keeps you up to date at all times.Very Trustworthy & Caring.He is there for you.
Posted by Linda, a Contracts client, Flag
Always helped me with any matter and very quick with anything you need done. Great Staff also.
Posted by a Car Accident client, Flag
I was in a car accident in 2002, and was in the hospital for several months. There were also many months of recovery. My husband and began fighting with an auto maker about a faulty seatbelt. The seatbelt released me during that wreck, and therefore allowed me to be thrown from the van. We were not getting any where and that is when we hired
Mr.Van Gilder. He was very knowledgeable, and also made us feel very
relaxed about the process. Mr. Van Glider kept us informed about the
case and did a great job explaining the case to our understanding. It
took some time to get a settlement from this auto maker, they had to
fully investigate the accident. Mr. Van Gilder stayed on top of the case
through the entire process. I would recommend his services to anyone looking for a kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, diligent lawyer!
Posted by Robert, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mr. Van Gilder did a great job for me. He responded as soon as I called. He kept me advised throughout my case, and he did everything he said he would do. I could not be more satisfied. I would recommend Mr. Van Gilder to anyone looking for a smart, hard-working lawyer you can trust.
Posted by Chuck, a Corporate client, Flag
As a medical professional I understand the consequences of entering into circumstances without the proper guidance and representation. Derek Van Gilder, through his experience and knowledge of the law, not only achieved a positive outcome for our corporation but also provided us with a sense of relief from the first meeting we had with him and his staff. Negotiating through a legal process is a stressful situation and without the Law Firm of Derek Van Gilder we could have not accomplished our goals including protecting our integrity and reputation. Thank you Derek for providing our company with professional, honest, and personal representation.
Posted by Loretta, a Corporate client, Flag
I have known Derek since 1998. He handled my 2002 divorce with tact and compassion. He provided wisdom in a situation that I had in 2007. He handled the incorporation of our company in March 2011. Derek can be trusted with your confidences, is always prompt with a return phone call and most of all, he really listens; then gives thoughtful advice. I highly recommend you call him at 512 303-4747.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
This man took me for a substancial amount of money and did not represent me at all.. He took my case, gave me empty promise's , and did nothing but take my money and give me nothing! The agreements and evidence in the case were all provided to him, He did nothing to protect, or fight for my son and I. It is not the results in the case that are so upestting, (because nothing is for sure) but the effort put forth in the representation. This man as well as all lawyers sware by oath to represent to their highest abiltiy. As for my case there was no effort presented, period. I have learned from my mistake, and hope that other people do not make the same mistake i did.
Posted by Phil, a Personal Injury client, Flag
Used this firm on two occasions and was completely satisfied both times!
I would recommend them highly
Posted by John Toney, a Contracts client, Flag
I have used Derek Van Gilder as my personal and corporate attorney for over 20 years. He helped us incorporate our business, has protected our intellectual property, and on more than one occasion has succeeded in making sure that our rights were not trampled upon by large corporate bullies. I consider him my good friend and recommend him highly. He is highly competent and successful
Posted by Rusty, a Business client, Flag
Derek Van Gilder helped us set up our business. He has provided us with the correct information so that we could benifit the most from our s-corp, and We have! Since then he has handled several issues. I always know I can call him and he will help me or advise me on the whatever legal questions I have. I have had dealing with several attorneys and feel more confident with Derek.
Posted by Rose, a Probate client, Flag
I received wonderful service from Derek VanGilder and his staff. I was very nervous at first, as this was my first time dealing with any type of legal service. They were very professional and courteous, and it was a pleasure doing business with them. They are a good choice in my opinion, and I would highly recommend the law firm of Derek VanGilder.
Posted by Debbie, a Employment client, Flag
There was no one I even thought about goingto with my legal problems, they were personal, emotional and I didn't know what to do. Derek opened his doors for me whenever I needed him. He was understanding, extremely professional and kknew exactly what I needed to do without effecting me personally. I've known Derek since I moved to BAstrop 6 1/2 years agon, he's involved in the community and always willing to help a non-profit like the Downtown Business Alliance and at no charge. He has been voted one of the top 3 attorneys in Bastrop County for several years. He's the kind of attorney anyone can go to and feel comfortable.
Posted by James, a Lawsuits & Disputes client, Flag
Builder's construction was sub-standard and builder did not finish the house. We were able to reach a settlement out of court.
Posted by Kathy Landwehr, a Power Of Attorney client, Flag
Derek has been our family lawyer for over twenty years. He is very smart and knows the law to the fullest extent. He is not only a sharp lawyer but
compassionate and has helped me out tremendously on some legal issues! I would recommend him highly!!
Posted by Leslie L., a client, Flag
Derek has worked on several issues over the years.When we moved out of state I asked his help for an issue with my uncle. He quickly found the appropriate attorney to handle the case.
Posted by Sylvia, a Probate client, Flag
Derek has always handled our cases very professionally. He knows how to get all the information needed to solve the problem.
Posted by Steve, a Construction client, Flag
I contracted with Mr. Van Gilder to assist me in dealing with a home builder who did not want to repair a foundation failure that was under warranty. Mr. Van Gilder was able to negotiate with the builder to repair the foundation and repair the interior of my home to its original condition in a timely manner. Everything was handled in a professional manner. I have contacted Derek with other legal questions and he was happy to counsel me and respond to my needs.
I highly recommend Derek Van Gilder to handle any legal issues.
Posted by Rebecca, a Child Custody client, Flag
The Very Best Bar none Attorney I have ever had . He leaves no stone unturned stays on top,gives his utmost to his client in every way. He is a kind,cosiderate,very compasionate God fearing Man. He has been a Blessing to my family & I.
Posted by Hamid, a Corporate client, Flag
Derek Van Gilder has represented our corporation since its inception in 1985. Throughout the 24 years of the existence of the corporation, Derek represented the shareholders and the corporation on several legal cases including a receivership case in the Bastrop District Court, and petitions which were filed with the Texas Supreme Court.
Our corporate case had to be handled in 2 States of California and Texas. Although there were other attorneys involved in both states, Derek stood out within them as being the most diligent and effective. Our complex civil litigation in Texas was pursued all the way to the Texas Supreme Court. Over the last few years, Derek was the lead attorney and counsel for our case guiding the legal team through numerous court hearings, petitions and final trial and settlement of the case. Derek’s honesty, legal knowledge, thoroughness, and performance throughout the years exceeded my expectations. Derek also chose other attorneys for our case that proved to be very valuable as the case ended up in our favor. Derek treated our case as a priority and as it was the only case he was handling. He is very competent and follows strict ethics.
Posted by James, a Personal Injury client, Flag
Derek has direct experience in the engineering, construction and legal profession. I believe that gives him a better perspective of most issues than the attorney who has only practiced law. I have found him to be knowledgable and honest about what cases he is comfortable to handle. He has recommended other legal counsel when appropriate and not taken on a case that he felt someone could provide better representation on. His staff is conscientous, responsive and well versed in their positions.
Posted by Steve, a Contracts client, Flag
Derek is one of those people you want on your side. He has been my attorney for the past ten years. Derek has helped me define contracts for clients, represented me in lawsuits on both sides of the table and advised me on family issues in Ca.. I always know where I stand, what the processes will be and what my options are. I know him to be generous in the community and serving of his fellow man.
Posted by Sis, a Administrative Law client, Flag
Derek is a good lawyer with a good reputation even among fellow attorneys. I have recommended Derek, as well as used him on my own business....no complaints! He's tough, he's smart, and I will continue to recommend him.
Posted by Cyndy, a Lawsuits & Disputes client, Flag
My father-in-law sued me over his son's estate. Mr Van Gilder took over the case for me when I had to replace an attorney who was not working out. He got the job done and was a pleasure to deal with. I would definitely use him again and have referred him to others.
Posted by a Personal Injury client, Flag
I was very fortunate to find such excellent firm in such a small town. Mr. Van Gilder is a fine and very experienced individual. If your looking for a great lawyer that's honest and trustworthy. Look no further Derek is your man!!!
Posted by parviz, a Corporate client, Flag
Derek Van Gilder Represented our corporation (Zapa Interests Inc.) since its inception in 1985. Effective December 31, 2009 the corporation ceased to exist and it was dissolved by the remaining shareholders. Throughout the 24 years of the existence of the corporation, Derek represented the shareholders and the corporation on several legal cases and most importantly during the last four and half years of shareholders’ legal cases and corporation’s receivership in the Bastrop District Court and petitions filed with the Texas Supreme Court.
Zapa Interests’ legal case was being litigated in 2 States, Santa Clara County Superior Court, California and Bastrop County Court, Texas. In all there were a total 9 attorneys in both states were involved in our case which was determined to be a complex civil litigation. Certain portion of the litigation in Texas was pursued all the way to the Texas Supreme Court. Over the last four and half years, Derek was the lead attorney and counsel for our case guiding the legal team through numerous court hearings, petitions and final trial and settlement of the case. Derek’s conduct, legal knowledge and performance throughout the years were beyond my expectations and he impressed me with his thoroughness, knowledge of legal matters related to our case, and competency. Derek’s most valuable asset for our case - he and his team were always prepared and ready at the court hearings and oral and written presentations to the court. He took his responsibilities with our long court battle very serious, and treated our case with the utmost care and diligence. We could not have asked for a more competent and ethical attorney to represent us while we were more than a few thousand of miles away. I recommend him highly.
Posted by Kenneth, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Derek has been my, and my family's, attorney for over 20 years. I always found him to be honest, forthright and excellent at his craft. Whether I was seeking information about patents (which he furnished for free, but did not have to), assisting with information on wills, or serving as defense attorney in a number of cases, he was always professional, demonstrated a great deal of knowledge and helped us through some difficult legal times.
Posted by a Business client, Flag
My experience with Mr. Van Gilder was very unpleasant. He is not trustworthy, unprofessional, and not ethical when he handled my case. I do not recommend his service.