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Posted by Brice
Eric was exactly what I needed to achieve what felt impossible. He is confident, reassuring, and knowledgeable. He knew exactly what we needed to do to get custody of my son. It was a very long and trying battle but the entire time I was kept well informed and assured we were doing everything right. There were no false promises and he told me up front that this would be a difficult battle but, WE DID IT!! Not only did I get custody but we actually got everything and MORE we asked for!!
I would whole heartedly recommend Eric to anyone who needs the best attorney to represent them and their family’s interests.
An eternally grateful father,
Posted by James
Mr. Willie really smoothed out issues I thought would get sticky. Never made me feel that there was anything he couldn't handle. His accuracy with the timeline for my divorce was almost impeccable. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Kim W.
Eric Willie is hands down the best Divorce/Family Law attorney in Austin!! Eric invests his time, energy and heart in each and every case. Eric is attentive, detail-oriented, knowledgeable and thorough. After 8 months of no progress, being totally left in the dark, and an outrageously high tab from another lawyer at a large firm in Austin, Eric agreed to take my case with every possible odd stacked against me. Eric never stopped supporting me, communicating with me, encouraging me nor believing in me. I was truly "dead in the water" before Eric stepped in and readily took my case. In record time, Eric studied my case, caught up to speed, and ready for my trial. Due to Eric's knowledge of Texas Family Law and just as importanty, the Travis County Court System, Eric knew what to expect in the courtroom and always kept me informed. Eric took me from defeated to utter defeat!! My ex was attempting to relocate my son to East Texas and I have Eric to thank for tirelessly fighting to keep my son here with his sister and I. Eric is honest, genuine, compassionate, and truly invested in his clients. Eric Willie is a lawyer you can trust to pour himself into your case. He is receptive and open-minded. He has a very calming effect that is very crucial during such high pressure, high stress situations. I highly recommend Eric Willie to anyone seeking the best Divorce Lawyer that Austin, TX has to offer. Top notch Professional!!
Posted by Jeff
I hired Eric for my divorce case. I had previously had an attorney that wasn't following through. I was a little hesitant after my last lawyer but after initially speaking to Eric on the phone I immediately knew he was different. He had a thorough knowledge of the court system and clearly
Knew what he was doing. He went over everything during our initial meeting about what needed to be done and we immediately set out in our plan. We attempted to do Mediation but my ex wife thought she could take me
for more money (and less time withy kids) in court. Eric proved her and her attorney wrong. The case lasted a day and a half and clearly Eric knew what he was doing. While
my ex wife focused on money, I focused on the kids. The judge could clearly see what they were all about and in the end we were victorious. I can't thank Eric enough for being my lawyer and friend throughout this process.
Posted by a client
I hired Eric Willie in 2012 for my divorce and custody case. My former spouse and his attorney had suprised me with a court hearing and I had 2 week notice. WEric gave me a 90% chance that he could get a continuance so he would have a chance to work on the case. He asked for $6500 in retainer and said this would be for the entire trial and if there was time he didnt have to spend on the case then it would be partially refunded. He was unable to get the continuance and spent a total of 10 days working on the case in which I only met with him twice. When we went to court the final (and ONLY) trial was in front of a visiting judge, which I later learned the was the biggest mistake of my incompetent attorney. In 3 hours (only an hour and a half on each side) my ex attorney did his due dilligence and threw every puch imaginable and Eric threw none back. In 3 hours Eric lost me my son. A mother who raised her son from birth to 4. I later found out that he could have denied the visiting judge and you always can do that for a final trial. my attonrey after Eric still to this day tells me that he made the biggest mistake on my behalf. After the decision was made I could never reach Eric Willie. He would not answer my calls ort return emails. I never saw a dime back from my retainer which mattered very little at this point. Looking back this was by far the most regretful decision of my life. My son is almost 8 now and cries out for more time with me and to come live with me. Once a custody order is in place it is very hard to flip, so be careful. my life could of been different if I had a lawyer who knew his own practice.
Posted by Mark
Eric was very upfront and real with me from the beginning about what I could expect in my divorce and child custody case. He set my expectations and told me how we would go about the process. A detailed plan was laid out and we followed it. In the end, we were able to avoid trial and settle the case in a mediation setting. I was able to keep my house and have joint custody of my two young daughters. I can't thank him enough for his guidance and expertise in my time of need.
Posted by a Divorce client
At the 2013, I hired Eric as my attorney for my divorce case. He quoted me for $5K for the case. After 1 months, he asked for $7K, then $10K, $12K, $15K. There is much progress for my case, but he was excellent at fill up hours and bills. It's hard to argue that a 2-hours task he claimed is really done by his assistant with a template for only 10 mins. One time he even charged me 3 hours he didn't do it at all. He told that's a place holder! I was sick of his endless billing without no progress. I fired him after 2 months of hiring. After the divorce is done, I found the attorney of the other party charged the other party for only 1/3 of the amount of Eric did, for the same case, even with higher hour rate.
Posted by Christina
After months of searching, free consultations and lots of closed doors, bad advice and an increasingly contentious child custody case, I knew I had to do something - or face possibly losing everything. I did an extensive search and stumbled upon Mr. Willie. He was the first attorney I have spoken to, albeit brief, that made me feel confident about his services, that listened, that didn't spew jargon, bias or sleazy tactics -- and that just knew what he was doing. My daughter and I have a long road ahead of us. The journey is just beginning but I feel confident that I've made the right choice and I look forward to fighting this battle with great counsel on our side.
Posted by a Family client
I had to pay a retainer fee twice. The first time he received my money however couldn't do anything for me other than tell me I needed to hire another lawyer for the jurisdiction of my case and once it was transferred he could help. Well I did that, and my new attorney in another city was phenomenal. Case got transferred and then I had to pay another retainer fee to start up the initial case I started the year before. Since then I know he went to court twice for me for certain but each time we had to file for a continuum since my ex had left the state. Since then nothing. My money is gone and I'm no better off than I was two years ago, only a lot more financially burdened. I don't feel as if my case was of any importance so I now have someone else.
Posted by Kristin
We would highly recommend Eric Willie and his staff. We hired Eric 3 years ago to help us fight for custody of a baby boy that we attempted to adopt and the father contested his rights being terminated. Eric was all ways calm when we would call him upset by something the other side would do or say. Eric and his staff was always prompt on returning phone calls and emails. Our case ended up in a jury trial in Sept of 2013 and Eric was very cool, calm, and organized. He made us feel calm while testifying. It is also very apparent of the amount of respect that the judge has for him. His legal assistant was awesome too. Eric was able to get us sole managing conservator. We have not only found a great attorney, we have found a friend in Eric and his staff. Do not pass him up!!!!