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Posted by a Child Custody client, Flag
Mr. Rueda represented me in a divorce in 2012. This was a trying time for me and my daughter. Mr Rueda not only worked with me and "held my hand" every step of the way, but also made me feel comfortable with the process. I won custody of my daughter and could not be happier. He is an amazing attorney and man. I have told all of my friends and family about my attorney. And yes he is "my attorney for life". Thank you so much Mr. Rueda.
Posted by Amnon, a Family client, Flag
Mr. Rueda was always professional and very knowledgeable in the law. He also showed me a lot of compassion regarding my situation. He is very prompt and was very accommodating and able to represent me and filings on short notice. He never had an issue talking me through things and spending as much time as it took to help me through situations. Also, his pricing is very reasonable and never tried to bill me for every little phone call or question. I would highly recommend Mr. Rueda to anyone who wants a lawyer that is smart, knowledgeable, passionate about his work and just someone who cares about his clients. I never felt like a paycheck for Mr. Rueda but a friend that was helping me through a rough time. He has high ethics and most importantly for me is not afraid to tell the truth about your situation and not just try to rack up billable hours. A true gentlemen and great representation...
Posted by a Family client, Flag
My divorce was complex (with a lot of property), highly contested, spread over two counties and took two years to the day to finalize. Mat was my third attorney and the only one that under promised and over delivered on what he said he could do or not do for me and my two sons.
I've worked with many, many attorneys in the past (over 10) and the standard method of getting clients is to over promise what they can do for you and then slowly let you down to what they can actually do while they bill you hourly. Mat is in no way like this. He's super honest and will tell you going into things that he does not think he can do xy or z for you...but he'll say I can probably do ab and c for you. This was awesome.
Mat is young, smart, knowledgeable about the law (and life), hardworking, and patient. Mat understands the emotional side of family law and was really good at understanding my emotions and bringing me back on point. There were a couple of times that Mat didn't know the answer to my questions so rather than guess he said "let me look that up and get back with you". I really appreciated his honesty and candor.
Mat became my partner in my divorce. I feel like he really cared about my case and the outcome my boys and I ended up with. I feel like Mat became my friend and we both ended up with a lot of respect for each other.
I read another review on this site about Mat and all I can say is that the other poster has no idea what they are talking about. Some people can never be made happy I guess. Contrary at the end of my divorce I kept asking Mat if I owed him anymore money because I KNEW he had worked a ton of hours on my case. He kept telling me that I did not. I NEVER imagined in a 1,000 years that I'd ever ask an attorney if I owed them more money. Funny, I know! If Mat were greedy he could have easily said yes you owe me x more dollars but he's not like that which is awesome!
I have told a couple of people about Mat and what a great job he did for me and my boys. If I ever have a need for additional family law advice or work I pray that I will be able to use Mat again. I just hope he does not get too busy in the future because he is so good that he gets too expensive and overbooked to help me.
The only thing I would say that is even slightly not positive about Mat is I think he cares to much at times and the small clerical details get pushed off to a later date or time. He could use an administrative assistant or legal assistant to help him with the not so important stuff on his plate. Having my own small business I know personally how hard this can be to do. On one hand you know you could so the small things yourself but on the other you have more pressing things to be doing with your time. BUT the other side to this possible weakness is Mat never dropped a ball with me on something big. He knows the important stuff in his head and will never leave you high and dry...and in the big picture THAT'S what's important.
So to sum it all up Mat helped me sleep well at night and focus on running my business while my divorce was being wrapped up. From the moment I met him I never felt that my case with him was not being managed professionally.
Oh, and one more thing Mat drove to another county no fewer than 3 times for my case. That was no fewer than 12 hours of sitting in a car that I'm pretty sure he never even billed me for. I even offered to pay him mileage at least and he declined my offer. I had another atty charge me 800.00 for doing that drive one time!
Don't walk to hire Mat Rueda...RUN TO HIRE HIM!!!
Posted by a Family client, Flag
Mr. Mat Rueda is the equivalent of a car repairman
who takes advantage of the fact that his clients do
not have the ability to do auto repairs. The kind
who breaks additional machinery in your car after
taking your money. As I have not been to law school,
I was under the mistaken impression that paying his
fees would in turn give me someone who would speak
for my best interests and the best interests of my
I would definitely not recommend Mr. Rueda to
anyone. When I first met with him, he was very
knowledgeable and he informed me of my options
regarding my divorce. I explained to him that my
main concern was having the ability to continue to
be a part of my children's lives after the divorce.
He outlined a plan to me that, over the next few
months, would keep my best interests in mind.
Unfortunately, after we were in court (a few days
later), his tune abruptly changed to "this is the
best we are going to get". He convinced me that if I
were to pay extra child support in addition to what
was required, I would have more time (visitation)
with my children. Apparently, the "more time" has in
fact turned out to be a standard part of most
This man excels at the art of making his clients
feel informed while selecting the path of least
resistence in regard to the job he is paid to do. I
was appalled to discover that everything he did for
me was standard in almost all divorce cases, and
without his representation not only would I have the
same divorce decree, visitation, etc, but I would
also be paying less child support. The entire
experience left me wondering what purpose exactly my
fees to him served besides padding his pockets.
Since the divorce was finalized in August, I have
had to consult with additional attourneys to wrap up
the "loose ends" left by Mr. Rueda. Consistently I
am told that, "Your lawyer should have taken care of
this", and "This is something that should have been
addressed when you were in court last August" and I
am now forced to wonder who exactly Mr. Rueda was
working for. I'm truly amazed this man can sleep at
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag