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  • Jake and his stellar staff helped get my daughter back

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    Posted by Mikal

    Hired attorney

    My name is Mikal and when I found myself unexpectedly in one of the most harrowing experiences of my life Jake came to the rescue. If you have a child then it goes without saying that your child is a large part of your world. This make for a substantially earth shattering situation when your child is taken from you without your knowledge. Jake and his stellar staff helped get my daughter back and fought tooth and nail for my daughter and myself throughout a very difficult time. And one of the most important things for me was even if the system that I realized very quickly didn't seem especially interested in my rights or privileges I felt Jake and his staff did. I tear up when I think about what life would be like if I had not met Jake Gilbreath. I cannot give enough praise to Jake Gilbreath's immense skill as an attorney in your corner or as a dear friend in your life. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, straight forward, savvy attorney with integrity and grit then make sure to reach out to Jake Gilbreath.

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  • Responsive and Caring

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    Posted by Michelle

    Hired attorney

    Jake helped me through the toughest time in my life. He provided me with sound advice during a very highly emotional period. He had a network of professionals, including Heather, that helped me evaluate the worth of my assets in order for me to make key decisions. He was able to provide various options and presented the pros and cons for each decision. He was very responsive in returning calls and keeping me informed throughout the process. Jake truly cares about his clients and has their best interests in mind. Thank you Jake and Heather!

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  • Compassionate, caring attorney

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    Posted by a client

    Consulted attorney

    I had an initial consultation with Jake this past summer for divorce. At that consultation, he didn't encourage me to get divorced or ask for a retainer to start the process of filing for divorce. Instead, he encouraged me to be patient and to not file at that moment. Throughout the summer, he would email, call and text to check up on me and ask me for updates and give me advice or just provide encouragement. He was always responsive to my calls or emails, often calling or responding within the hour. If he could not return my emails or calls promptly due to being in court or other commitments, he would always let me know he was tied up and would call later that day. I ended up not needing to hire him and I credit a lot of that to Jake. The divorce attorney that encouraged me not to get a divorce!
    You cannot go wrong by hiring Jake. He will work tirelessly for you and treats you with respect, compassion and empathy. He is supportive of finding the most peaceful path through divorce but is more than capable if it doesn't end up so peaceful. You want him to be on your side fighting for you.

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  • Highly Recommended

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    Posted by a client

    Jake Gilbreath and his staff Took care and time to listen to me and prepare a good case. They are a good team and know how to handle their business well. I highly recommend them!

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  • Highly Recommended

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    Posted by a client

    Jake Gilbreath and his staff Took care and time to listen to me and prepare a good case. They are a good team and know how to handle their business well. I highly recommend them!

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  • Top-notch and compassionate attorney

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    Posted by Susan

    James ("Jake") Gilbreath was a life-saver for me. He agreed to take on my high-conflict custody and child support case mid-stream, after I parted ways with my extremely expensive initial attorney. He got up to speed on a fairly complicated case almost immediately, calming my nerves in the process. He was excellent in dealing with the child therapists and the GAL appointed in our case. He made himself very accessible to me --even allowing me to text him on the weekends and handled my case skillfully and calmly (while I was always a ball of anxiety)! He was so fair on his fees and unlike other firms did not double or triple bill me for every task by having a paralegal and young associate do the same work that Jake would then "review." I would recommend him highly to anyone in Austin looking for a highly skilled and personable, pleasant family law lawyer who knows we aren't all millionaires able to spend $100,000s on legal fees. A+ lawyer.

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  • Best divorce lawyer period!

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    Posted by Wesley

    Best divorce lawyer period! When I first met Jake, I was looking for an attorney that would help guide me through the process of a very amicable divorce that included a 50/50 custody split for our 3 children. I only needed a simple contract between two individuals and Jake was extremely helpful, guiding me with candid advice on what should be included in the contract, how the legal system worked, and gave me the emotional comfort of knowing that I was protected in the event the case became contentious. We quickly drafted the original agreement and it worked to establish the grounds for my spouse and I to separate households.

    About a year later, things became contentious and some unreasonable demands were being placed on the final divorce decree proposals. I needed help to defend my position and unfortunately Jake was on leave from work due to the birth of a new baby. I was forced to hire a different attorney to represent me and it was the biggest mistake I have ever made. My spouse had hired an aggressive attorney and I went through a period of time where everyone that I knew was subpoena for depositions about the case. I lost my job, went through all of my savings paying for legal time, and was having a difficult time even making ends meet. All I wanted was to mediate our differences and conclude the divorce proceedings, but it seamed that my spouse and her attorney wanted to pressure me to give in to their demands without comprise.

    Then I reached out to Jake and found that he had returned to work and he immediately asked that I come in to catch him up on the case. After a brief 30 minute conference he said that he would take my case and would be sending out notices to the other attorneys. The moment that those emails went out, my nightmare ended. The apposing counsel immediately stopped harassing me with subpoenas and my spouse actually reached out to me and asked that we work on a compromise. It was a total change from the instant that Jake sent notification that he was back on the case. It was literally a few hours later that my spouse contacted me and said "I just heard that you changed lawyers. How about we just mediate this and work it out." I think other lawyers truly respect Jake and act differently when he takes a case.

    Ultimately it took only 3 hours in mediation to resolve the issues, draft the final decree, and finish the divorce. I would highly recommend Jake for anyone going through a divorce. He provides a great service in an industry where some lawyers like to do unnecessary services. Jake is direct and does not waist time at all on unnecessary tasks. If you have a question, he is quick to respond and gives you honest and direct answers. He gives you options and tells you his recommendation, then let's you decide. I had lots of questions and his responses always gave me the feeling that I was safe and protected. Divorce is an emotional and draining experience. Jake makes the process as smooth and as calm as it can possibly be. Thank you Jake.

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  • Absolutely EXCEPTIONAL respresentation

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    Posted by David

    Jake Gilbreath has been extremely helpful and impactful in my recent divorce proceedings. Initially my divorce was amicable, but degraded quickly with legal wrangling on the part of my wife’s counsel. Immediately after Jake was engaged, things snapped back to a realistic agenda and a prompt progression timeline.

    It was quite clear to me that Jake has keen legal insights that allowed me to take the best and shortest path through the divorce quagmire that had developed. Specifically, Jake quickly detailed options for me, which included not only traditional approaches, but creative elements as well. At the same time, he tempered expectations with what was realistic, and most expeditious. This made it much easier to determine my best course of action.

    It was also apparent that Jake is very effective in the courts of Travis County. He is well respected in the courtrooms, offices, and halls of the courthouse enabling him to manage court processes well.

    His aggressive, tenacious, but also fair approach, served my interests and objectives well, and I was able to reach a settlement that was more than satisfactory. I cannot recommend Jake more highly. If ever any of my friends or cohorts find themselves in need of representation, I will surely encourage them to contact Jake.

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  • keen/ criscoe

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    Posted by a client

    I enjoyed working with Jake. He was very personable. I tried to get his attention to a few matters that will effect the boys and I for many years and they fell to the wayside. When I tried to get an explaination, I was ignored. Jake never got back to me. It seems that our divorce decree was an opportunity for the other side to get away with some things and they were not acknowledged by Jake that signed off on it. Jake does a good job but even if you remind him of something, he might not listen.

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  • A simple and quick divorce process.

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    Posted by a client

    A divorce is a painful situation no matter how one looks at it; it just is. Mr. Gilbreath made that process a quick and simple one. He kept my demands and concerns in mind while also informing me of the process and the legal side of my requests. He was helpful and patient with all of my questions and concerns.
    I am definitely glad to have use Mr. Gilbreath and I will absolutely recommend him.

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