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I would HIGHLY recommend Derek Van Gilder. He just represented me in a divorce case and was nothing but professional the entire time. His knowledge and expertise were proven in court. Not only that but his entire staff was extremely helpful and courteous. I will recommend Mr. Van Gilder to anybody that needs legal help. I hope to never need legal counsel again but if I do, Derek Van Gilder is who I would hire from here on out.
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.
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.
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....
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.
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.
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?
A top notch lawyer,leaves no stone unturned.Keeps you up to date at all times.Very Trustworthy & Caring.He is there for you.
Always helped me with any matter and very quick with anything you need done. Great Staff also.
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!