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I hired The law office of Scott J. McWilliams LLC for a family law matter and found Scott McWilliams and Lisa Boddington to be honest and very knowledgeable about the law, they provided me with what the law said and what in their experience might happen depending on the course of action I decided to pursue. The lawyers at the firm, did not try and tell me what to do, they provided me with the information I needed to make an informed decision on how to proceed throughout my matter. As for fees, I found them to be reasonable. I would recommend this firm and their lawyers to anyone who asked. I also found their fees to be reasonable
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I used The law office of Scott McWilliams again, for a very personal issue, I again found the firm and there lawyers to be professional, trustworthy and knowledgeable and I felt they provided good legal advise. I would recommend them to anyone.
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I retained the services of Scott J. McWilliams for protection during a divorce in December 2013. During this time I had in person meeting, phone calls & email correspondence with him. We went to court once. At that one court appearance it was more than evident that Mr. McWilliams was grossly unprepared for the courtroom proceeding. He began by asking me specific dates related to my marriage minutes before the court hearing. Once in court he regurgitated these dates incorrectly and then blamed me for his mistakes; stating that I had given him incorrect information. He then went on to present his case to the judge despite being told many times by the judge the reason we were in court at this time was to set a specific date for a future hearing. He also kept calling my wife “The Mother” his excuse for this was and I quote “Sorry your honor I am mixing this case up with another one.” I can only say that he completely made a fool of himself and me during this court appearance. I was flabbergasted with his actions and even my wife’s attorney strongly suggested that I seek alternate legal counsel.
My wife and I reconciled, and I then had great difficulty getting Mr. McWilliams to cease his phone calls which generated more charges. Mr. McWilliams stated that my wife’s attorney was acting in a manner that would increase the legal fees. I was charged 2.5 times the amount that my wife paid for her representation.
Please also consider mediation which Mr. McWilliams does not advise. After some thorough research in the state of Arizona this is the number one tactic for reducing legal fees for estranged couples, and in fact would be in the best interest of both parties for a mutually beneficial separation.
I did write to the Arizona State Bar, to try to apply for an arbitration hearing, only to discover that Mr. McWilliams refuses arbitration in his contract. Buyers beware, please do not let that be in the contract and seek alternate counsel.
I wrote a letter complaining why I was upset with Mr. McWilliams. He responded by flatly negating several things that had happened and refusing to acknowledge that he gave me bad legal advice, and that he had overcharged me for his poor services.
I trusted this law professional, big mistake, he took advantage of me & my situation; seek another lawyer not Scott McWilliams. I was charged $325.00 per hour and got $50.00 worth of nothing from this lawyer.
Posted by a Divorce client
Scott McWilliams and Lisa Boddington are committed to working for their clients best interests. They accomplishes this by being professional, knowledgeable, and personable. Working with Scott and Lisa was a great experience for me. They were on my side and fought to make sure my case was resolved to my satisfaction. If the need arose again for legal counsel, Scott and Lisa would be my first call. I highly recommend them and The Law Office of Scott J. McWilliams and endorse there services.
Posted by a Family client
The law firm of Scott J, McWilliams LLC came very highly recommended to me, and I did not hesitate to meet with Scott or to follow his advice regarding my complicated divorce. Everyone I have dealt with at the firm has been incredibly knowledgeable. Scott really went out of his way to make me comfortable and explained the entire process so that I could understand the court proceedings. If I had any questions, he was there and was always available to discuss my concerns, in a professional and courteous manner. If I were to require the assistance of a legal professional in the future, I would use Scott J. McWilliams and his office and I would recommend Scott J. McWilliams, Esq... To any one looking of legal services.
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I hadn't lived in Arizona for more than a couple of weeks the first time I met with Attorney McWilliams. I had just purchased my first car and I, like many young adults, was taken advantage of by the dealership and their finance manager. I went to The Law Office of Scott J. McWilliams, L.L.C. to have Attorney McWilliams review my contract, and to hopefully have him address a few of the issues I had with the finance manager at the dealership. To my surprise, and utmost satisfaction, it took Attorney McWilliams just a few phone calls to the dealership to have my payments lowered by almost one hundred dollars per month. His ability to pay such close attention to detail also led him to notice other discrepancies on the contract I hadn't, and was able to get me a full refund for a service I didn't even know I purchased when I purchased the car.
It was evident to me, from the moment I met him, that Attorney McWilliams is extremely diligent and works very hard for his clients, regardless of the size of the case or situation at hand. Attorney McWilliams kept me completely informed throughout the whole process and never made me feel like my problem was too small or my concerns were illegitimate. He exceeded my expectations in every aspect of his representation of me, which is why I sought his advice when it came to my next endeavor, purchasing a home.
I did not want to get in the same situation with my new home as I did with my car, which is why I brought all my paperwork and contracts into Attorney McWilliams prior to signing any documents. I was able to rest assured knowing that Attorney McWilliams was on my side making sure I understood what was on each piece of paper before I signed it.
I have and continue to refer anyone I know to The Law Office of Scott J. McWilliams, L.L.C. LLC and Attorney McWilliams. If you're in need of legal representation, or just have a few questions you want to ask an experienced attorney, Attorney McWilliams and The Law Office of Scott J. McWilliams, L.L.C. is where you should turn.
Posted by a Family client
After the initial consultation we retained his office for our case. We had already filed the initial paperwork & attended the 1st hearing without representation at which time it was decided we should retain counsel as opposing side had. Based on a recommendation from an associate we met Scott & initially liked what we heard, but asked on a scale of 1-10 how good he is, he stated an 11, not true, and referred to opposing counsel as a 4 out of 10 when asked. Confident we needed representation, we signed the standard contract for payment based on the estimated cost of our case, with little concern we should require any more cost based on what needed to be completed through the finality of our case. But (2) days prior to hearing we received a call from Scott at which time he notified us that our case would cost significantly more than we had signed the contract for, increased our cost by 65% more than agreed too & that if we didn't agree to it, he would not represent us in court, in 2 days. What do you do when you have fulfilled your contract payment for representation at a cost of thousands & right before court he calls you to tell you we have used all that $$$ up & needs thousands more to represent you further. That right there should tell you 1 of 2 things, either he estimates low to get your $$$ & a signed contract or basically he can't add properly. Maybe both, since it works either way in his favor. With that said, we won the case based on work WE completed through the courts, not his representation. Scott was not prepared at all for the immediate ruling we received, but just the opposite, which a ruling would have come down a few days later via minute entry from the judge. We were not prepared by our attorney in any way to cover the decisions the judge required right after his ruling which in the end cost us dearly in monetary value, not Scott.
So in an overview, we were charged more than our original contact, Scott didn't prepare us or himself for the immediate ruling from judge, didn't request a clarification from the judge on his calculations, which cost us, not him, & left us to deal with the debacle he created by not being fully prepared like the 11 out of 10 he portrays of himself. We should have saved our $$$ & just represented ourselves, couldn't have been any worse than what we received hiring Scott MsWilliams....
Finally after waiting weeks for a follow-up call from Scott to submit the "Clarification Request" motion, I stopped by to see him to discuss options & his math on additional charges above the original contract. We met in parking lot as I was coming & he was going & for the life of me I will never understand HOW he couldn't remember me, but he clearly didn't. After a few minutes I stated my name & his only reasoning for not recognizing me was from him having too many clients. My belief is he is consumed by quantity & not quality of his clients, with that said he does not represent what you should receive from an actual attorney. Some care about the money & show it off by driving very expensive sport cars, others actually care about what they represent in the matters of law, look for the latter if your serious about getting your moneys worth from your attorney,because we didn't.
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I recently hired The Law Office of Scott J. McWilliams LLC, and am very happy with the work done. The law office and Attorney McWilliams handled my legal matter in a professional and timely manner. Mr. McWilliams personally went through each document with me and explained everything to my satisfaction. I would highly recommend The Law Office of Scott J. McWilliams LLC to others and would use the office again if another legal issue was to arise.