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Mr. Eirich is obviously one of the most (if not the most) knowledgeable and experienced Attorney in the Denver area for Adoption/Foster related services, including the heart-wrenching niche of Adoption Relinquishment. Our case was highly sensitive and emotional, and Mr. Eirich was consistently sensitive to us and the situation, professional, and on top of our case. We never doubted his ability to bring our case to favorable completion. I would highly recommend Mr. Eirich to anyone who needs a seasoned Attorney for Adoption/Foster related services.
When we became foster parents two years ago, we never could have foreseen what was ahead for us as parents to unknown children at that time. We had no idea that we would have any involvement in the legal process of a foster child’s case and definitely did not intend to beyond observation. On our first visit to court nearly six months into our sons case, we were asked a question about being interested parties vs. interveners and had no idea what that meant. None of the attorneys would tell us. After court, a bio-parent’s representative recommended that we hire an attorney and gave us the name of Tim’s office. We hesitated. It didn’t seem like our place nor necessary since our foster son had his own GAL. However, a few months later, after a report was released stating the potential harm that would result with another home move for our foster son, and discovering that the county was still taking the position for him to move, we called and spoke to Tim.
We felt very much at east after that initial call, we could tell Tim was a great fit and that he really seemed to care about kids and their best interest and had an ethical approach to how he would handle himself in the courtroom. Tim never surprised us with anything and always spoke honestly about what could happen and did not offer us false hope. His knowledge of both the legal system and foster care system is extensive and he was well versed in all of its’ many laws. Tim explained things to us honestly and clearly throughout the process. He represented us for over a year and through two lengthy, contested hearings. Our nerves were well at ease within the courtroom with Tim being the best attorney in the room by far and explaining things to us in “non-legal” talk outside the courtroom. He was professional, kind and full of grace. We could not have hired a better man for the job. Our foster son had been through a lot in a short period of time and we’re so thankful that he has been given the gift of stability! Thanks to Tim, we now look forward to his adoption day in a few short months.
Tim Eirich came highly recommended. We needed his expertise to help us obtain records, negotiate subsidy and move towards adoption for our 11 year old foster/adopt son. When he met us we were frustrated, confused, overwhelmed, and angered by the inadequacies of the foster care system & its refusal to provide us with the tools we needed to help our son heal. Tim got right to work and got us what we needed. He's an excellent listener and a straight shooter. Always professional, friendly and upbeat Tim uses his time wisely, bills fairly, and advocates with a strong voice. We recommend him highly. He's passionate and sincere about his career & helps families form successful adoptions.
I'd like to start off by borrowing a phrase from another review: "Tim is first and foremost, a great person, and just happens to be fantastic lawyer, too."
Tim represented us when we decided to intervene as foster parents. We consulted Tim numerous times before actually intervening and we were always impressed by how knowledgeable and rational he was. He clearly explained our options and outlined the possible outcomes to each option. He obviously knew child welfare law inside and out and he gave us clarity in situations that felt confusing and overwhelming.
After intervening, Tim managed the difficult balancing act of advocating for us and our little one while maintaining positive, respectful relationships with the biological family and other professionals involved. He knew when to act/respond and when to take allow the county to take the lead. He worked collaboratively with the other lawyers involved and provided essential expertise at critical times. We intervened in a county that does not have many foster parents intervene and does not necessary support intervention. At first the county was wary of us intervening, but by the end of the case, every professional involved (lawyers, social workers) approached us to compliment Tim on his knowledge, skill, and professionalism. One lawyer even consulted with him about other cases. We always knew he was exceptional but it was notable that others involved in the case, who were at first skeptical, expressed their admiration.
As other reviews have mentioned, Tim was very supportive during a challenging time. He was patient, kind, and thorough answering any and all questions (even irrational ones). He never made me feel silly despite the fact I was frequently worried and emotional. His insightful response to each situation calmed me; even if he was sharing information we were not pleased about, he communicated it in a realistic manner while outlining various approaches and possible outcomes. Additionally, he was always quick to respond to emails and phone calls.
We are so very grateful to Tim for all that he has done for our foster (soon to be adopted) daughter and for all the other children he represents. He is a person of strong intellect and character who uses his skills to make the world a better place.
We were very happy with Tim's support on our step-parent adoption case. He was kind, supportive, professional and thorough. He was always ready to explain things and adapt to our requirements whenever possible. We would highly recommend him to others.
First and foremost- THIS REVIEW WOULD NOT CHANGE IF WE LOST OUR CASE. We did win however regardless of the outcome of our case Mr. Eirich believed in this case and he did his best to represent us and our children.
I have wrote this review several times and then erased the entire thing. I wanted to express in the right words and convey my thought concise and clearly. Responsive & Informed- We were always informed, good or bad news, never left in the dark. Tim answered all of our questions, even if we sounded as if we were in left field. He would respond to calls and emails immediately, never had to track him down.
Trustworthy- When we found out that our case was switching from Seth to Tim, I was terrified because I was afraid, Tim won my husbands trust from the first meeting. Tim was really trying with me, making jokes or being soft, I just couldn't open-up. I was afraid because the reality was THE LIVES OF OUR CHILDREN rest in his hands. I have never been with a more compassionate and caring attorney. Technically, it isn't apart of the job but he had real emotions and seriously cared about my mental state, emotional state and physical state. Yes, he really checked-in to see how we were doing!! Still brings tears to my eyes. Through this case we were also three months pregnant which resulted in a tubal pregnancy... two surgeries with chemo shots. Yes...he won my trust.
He is very knowledgeable in law. We never doubted his competence / expertise. Tim displayed proficiency from day 1 to month 10! I must add his assistant to this review. Mrs Ondine was amazing in helping me feel comfortable in the court room knowing I had to face my abusive ex-husband, after almost 5 years. To hear the opposing counsel's lies and continuously referring me to my ex-husband's name, Ondine kept me calm and sane.
One last positive comment, On our first appearance in court Seth, to whom we first hired, came to wish us well. The small things never go unnoticed. This team is amazing. I hope they continue to bless more families.
Truly I say to you- between Tim and which ever judge, they are liken to a surgeon because the future lives of their clients rest in their hands. We couldn't of had a better attorney than Tim J Eirich. Thank you Tim- please continue to bless real families as I'm sure great blessing are coming your way for you and your loving family.
At the current I must remain anonymous- I'm a real client and didn't know him before we hired him.-RN
Tim was invaluable in bringing comfort to our family during the challenging process of adopting our son from foster care. Initially, he came highly recommended from at least 10 individuals that had no connection to one another. When we first met him in our consultation meeting he displayed a plethora of knowledge in child welfare and gave it to us in layman’s terms. We liked the fact that his background in law related to defending children through the Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center. He showed a compassionate quality that gave us confidence in his ability to help us. We sensed he could also relate to our plight because of having children of his own. After hiring him, Tim worked fervently in obtaining all of the relevant information that was needed in eventually winning our case. Tim was flexible, adaptable and accountable throughout. He was respectful to the extended family which will allow us to maintain future contact with our son's biological family. For our son's sake this was very important. In the courtroom, he once more proved to us why we hired him. That day in court he wrapped himself around our worries and fears like a warm, comfortable blanket on a chilly morning. That day was a grandiose culmination of all the hard work he had put into representing our family. We are grateful that Tim entered into our lives. He is first and foremost, a great person, and just happens to be fantastic lawyer, too.
Tim Eirich was absolutely amazing. He helped us through a very difficult situation with our adoption agency. During the entire process Tim was knowledgeable, kind, and quick to respond. He made communication a priority- creating clear goals and portraying all outcomes. What could have been a terrible situation became a smooth experience when Tim stepped in and handled duties that were completed incorrectly by our agency.
We are so grateful to have had Tim as our attorney.
After raising our foster child, we were at risk of losing him to relatives who entered the picture at the very last second, Tim made all the difference in our case and helped push the adoption through much quicker as well. He is well known in the foster community as someone who gets the job done and fights for foster parents and ultimately the child's best interest. He truly cares about the cases he takes on and he understands the emotional rollercoaster of the process. I HIGHLY recommend Tim and should we ever be in the position of needing a lawyer for one of our kids again, we know exactly who to call!
Tim came highly recommended to us. After working with him, I can clearly see why! He was very knowledgeable and clear in explaining the law and our course of action; and, at the same time, he was very caring and helped as much about minimizing our stress as he was in the legal aspect of our case. As foster parents, Tim helped to protect our rights. According to the person who referred us to Tim, he is helping to write law in Colorado around the very issue of foster parent rights. So, for us and our needs, he was a perfect match! An added bonus is that Tim was willing to meet with us in his satellite office because it was closer for us and he was also willing to meet and talk by phone after traditional office hours. This was very helpful in terms of convenience.
I highly recommend Tim! His knowledge of adoption law and his professionalism helped us with this very stressful time in our adoption process!