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This fellow is a completely arrogant blowhard. He simply does not know what he is doing and charges $450.00 an hour. He might have been good once, but no longer. It is astounding that he all but guaranteed a result and then backpedaled in the end, talking me into accepting an offer that was about 2/3 of what my husband offered before I hired Dale Johnson. He pursued several non-issues running up a huge legal bill of over $25,000 without a single hearing or deposition. He will talk a good game to get your money and he will not deliver! He caused me a huge problem with my ex-husband's pension because he pretended to know about the pension when he was simply guessing. He did not even come close to what he told me the likely outcome would be. I am very sorry I hired him.
Dale Johnson was highly recommended. He told me he was an excellent negotiator. He seemed arrogant, but told me in no uncertain terms what the court would grant in alimony and settlement and it was a number I could live with.
Once hired, Dale refused to negotiate with the other party, conducted depositions, and insisted we go to trial, even though I asked him repeatedly to negotiate.
A few days before the trial, the other party made an offer with alimony 1.5 time more and considerably longer than what Dale told me we’d get in court. It also left me with all the debt. When I told him to negotiate, he refused to negotiate anything substantial and pressured me to accept the offer outright. When I reminded him of his original assessment he danced around it and again pressured me to accept. I was in shock and did so.
Dale was very expensive, misled me as to what to expect, overestimated his skills, and utterly failed to deliver on his obligation to vigorously represent my interests.