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Dale E Johnson

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  1. Trustworthy attorney

    Posted by a client,
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     Excellent
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     Excellent
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     Excellent
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    • I recommend Dale Johnson.

    "Dale Johnson provided timely updates on the case status and provided adequate time and thorough and detailed options for consideration in making important decisions. Dale and his team of staff were available to meet my needs and were very caring and responsive to my concerns."
    - C.B., Loveland, CO

  2. DO NOT USE DALE JOHNSON

    Posted by a Divorce client,
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    • I do not recommend Dale Johnson.
    • I hired Dale more than 3 years ago.
    • Dale handled my Divorce & Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    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.

    It is my opinion that Dale Johnson did NOT live up to his obligation to represent my interests, even when I told him directly to do so.

    1. Dale E Johnson

      Dale E Johnson

      Lawyer Comment:

      I don’t know who wrote this review. I am known for initiating early negotiations to try to settle cases or limit issues in order to save attorney fees. While not every case can be successfully resolved through negotiations, the vast majority of our cases are. I would not have “insisted” that any case “go to trial.” If the parties are not able to reach settlement, the Court requires that the legal action be resolved by a trial. The decision to settle or try the case is often driven by facts not disclosed or known at the time the dissolution action is initiated. The decision also depends upon the reasonableness of the position taken by the parties.

      It is difficult for some litigants to accept that their version of what is fair, when all facts are on the table, may not be shared by the other party or the Court. Courts have wide discretion in determining what is fair and if a settlement offer from the other party avoids a possible worse result from trial, settlement must be seriously considered. However, the decision to settle or try the case is entirely up to the client.

      Posted 5 months ago. Flag