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Posted by Aarthi, a Divorce client, Flag
I was referred to Jake Gilbreath by a wonderful support group in Austin. I was very pleased with the legal services of Jake and Piper and Turner. The firm as a whole is very professional in what they do. This past year in the midst of domestic violence that was ongoing for a long time I retained the legal services of Jake Gilbreath. We ended up ultimately settling the case in mediation and did not go to trial but the whole process is extremely stressful as one would anticipate. From the getgo Jake was very honest with me. He is not the one to give unrealistic expectations to a client and will prepare you for the worst. With Jake basically â€œyou get what you seeâ€.
He explained things to me in a way I could understand and sometimes I remember asking the questions multiple times and he never blew me off. He is also very responsive to phone calls/emails and will stay in contact with you throughout the case which was very important to me. My case involved domestic violence and he understood the issues and handled it very sensitively and fought for me and my daughter. I felt that he is a good family man with a great heart. He is more experienced than his age or what his resume suggests and handles things with the utmost maturity. Throughout the trial he was very organized, prepared for everything, was caring and extremely responsive. He did give me lot of legal advices in other related matters that is potentially going to save me a lot of money. A divorce is something that I do not want even my worst of enemies to go through especially with a child involved. Having said this, would I choose Jake if I needed legal services in the future. Absolutely yes, I would choose him in a heartbeat for the above mentioned reasons.
If you are the good guy in the divorce like me all you need is an attorney like Jake and you will not go wrong with your decision.
Posted by Claudia Yaguti, a Divorce client, Flag
I was introduced to Jake through another guardian angel that God put on my path. My previous lawyer was not doing a very good job and I felt she was not fighting for me enough. I could feel and tell she did not take my case to her heart. Money was running out very fast and temporary order was not even entered yet. I needed child support and I was also worried money would be gone soon and eventually she would just take the money and drop the case. Although she was not doing much the opposite side was even worse to make the divorce keep on going, they wouldn't cooperate with her, much less make sure the drug test was done on time and child support paid. I had to pay her to do the draft for the temporary order so it could be entered and child support be enforced and that was something the opposite side was ordered by the judge to do but for their convenience never did until Jake came to the picture. When I shopped around I chose Jake and had him dismiss her for me. I was one of these people that believed the more experience the better. She had over 25 years of experience but did not fight like Jake did, not even close. The amount of work done when Jake took my case was tremendously ridiculous for the amount I had paid already but that does not mean I did not appreciate her effort and work. God bless her for the good intentions. At first I was unsure about Jake. He is so young. But hey that was the right and the best choice I made and I don't regret for a second. Don't understimate this young attorney he DOES know the law and he will fight for you. He is so dedicated. Jake has a great heart, is very calm but he can be agressive in court when it is necessary. He DID so much for me and my little one. I know in my heart he did cared for my case and he worked real hard to protect us. He got out of my divorce the best of my interest and the best for my son. A master piece!! He is a genious. He is very very good at responding emails. He won't blow you off. What I like the most in his professional manners is that the fact he would explain everything as many times as I needed to understand no matter how ignorant I am when it comes down to law and legal terms.
If your case has nasty ingredients like mine had. Abuse of all levels, drug addiction, domestic violence, cheating, sex addiction,.... I would recommend Jake in a heart beat. He understands domestic violence and the dynamic of it very well. He knows how to deal with the opposite side when there is drug abuse involved and the safety of your child. He is very good in deposition he will catch lies and contradictions very fast. He will build your case the best way it can be done. He won't waste his time, your time or EVEN your money. Trust me he saved me tons of money that I do not even have. He made sure I spent only on necessary legal tools like the deposition that strongly helped my case. He advised me about all my options during the divorce so I could be aware and make an informed decision. This was not offered to me before with my previous lawyer. Jake got a lot of my respect just for that. If I had to do this again and I hope I don't. I would choose Jake for sure. If it wasn't for him this divorce would be still dragging to this year 2011. My divorce was final on the anniversary of the last assault 12/20/2010. Exactly a year after my ex decided to raise his hand to me one more time and I decided that was the last time he would ever do this to me. This divorce means a healing process, a closure for myself,a sense of peace, a new start and hope of a promissing future ahead for Ryan and I. Thank you, Jake from the bottom of my heart for everything you done for us. God bless you.