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Dan Shipp way over charges his clients just to plea them out, without any hard work or investigation. He did not investigate my case or follow up on any of the information that I gave him. I don't even think he really knew any of the facts or issues in my case or bothered to put in the effort to come up with a viable defense for my case. All he really did was charge me an outrageous amount of money to go to court, continue my case and then tell me to take a plea that I felt was not a very good one. In hind sight, I really wish that I had not wasted my money on Dan Shipp.
He charged me a lot of money for a possession charge, way more than some other local attorneys. Every time I called him to check on the case or check on the date, he charged me for the time at like $450/hour - every single call even if I spoke to his secretary. When I did talk to him he asked questions and let me talk to extend the phone call and bill me more and more money. I don't know if the deal we got was good or not, but it cost me a fortune. He talks about his large ranch and his horses and nice lifestyle - all paid for by his clients. After the case and after I got the small amount of retainer back I called him two times to ask him something and I never got a call back - never followed up when he said he would or when we should file something. He is a very nice guy, but lots of salesmanship and I guess he is a good attorney, but so expensive.
I was very disappointed in the poor level of representation and service that I received from Dan Shipp. He was the most expensive lawyer that I spoke with and I thought that meant he was a good, BOY was I WRONG!!! He talked a good game and promised me he could win my case, but once he got my hard earned money it was as if he totally forgot about me. Dan Shipp is ALL TALK AND NO ACTION. He did not return my phone calls and he did not keep me informed of my court dates or update me on my case. He kept continuing my case and then told me I had to accept the plea offer, which was not a very good one, when I ran out of money to pay him. I would never recommend him to anyone!
The only thing worst than being arrested was hiring Dan Shipp as my lawyer. He charged me a lot of money and got me the same plea deal the District Attorney would have given me without an attorney. He billed me extra for things that he did not do and I had to get call his book keeper several times to get the charges removed. He could not remember anything about my case. I felt like I was the only one who cared about my case and I had to argue with him constantly about the defense of my case. I felt like I knew more than he did about the defense of my case. I would not recommend this lawyer to anyone!!!
I also had difficulty getting responses from Dan. I thought for the amount of money I paid I would be getting a more respectful, professional representation. Instead, I got a lot of lip service. His practice is run out of a barn and his staff seemed completely aloof, including the other attorney whose only concern seemed to be the blonde secretary.
Bottom line. Don't waste your time.
I would HIGHLY recommend Dan Shipp to represent anyone who is facing a DUI or drug related charges. He and his staff treated me like family the entire time, and went above and beyond the call of duty to help me. Dan personally picked me up and drove me to my court case because I couldn't get a ride. I was promptly notified of all matters regarding my case and treated with utmost respect. I was facing a 30 day mandatory jail sentence and Dan somehow had the jail time completely eliminated. THANKS DAN!!!
I would highly recommend Dan for any legal problems that you may have. I have known Dan for twenty years. He is personable,caring,dedicated and loyal and quite intelligent.
He charges a lot of money and then is non-responsive to you. Extremely difficult getting a returned call and he doesn't seem interested in case or take the time to learn your case if it is complicated... he could not even remember my name at first! I felt like he was on the side of person pressing charges on me. Also seems like he and other lawyers are more concerned about their relationship with judges and DA's and not working for you. Just push for plea bargain and if you don't accept they all get annoyed. For all the money I pay an attorney and they don't even return a phone call without begging. I waited reasonable amount of time too as I know I'm not the only client but I had to threaten firing to get a repsonse. He made a lot of promises on the phone at first and talk about how great he was, but in the end, he did nothing for me.
This so called attorney charged me three times what a reputable attorney in Glenwood Springs would have charged. All he did was continue my case and charge me $500.00 at a time. After he spent my entire retainer, he then withdraw from my case when I did not have anymore money to pay him. H left me high and dry.
I used to be a police officer and have used Dan twice for Dui cases and both time he won the case. Awesome attorney and extremely knowledgeable.
I would recommend Dan to anyone in this situation.