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I would highly recommend David Morse as an attorney. He was knowledgeable and very helpful during a rough point in my life and helped me get through the process of bankruptcy with ease. He keeps his cost low to help those in need of legal council and representation. I know many of people that have been helped by Mr. Morse and all agree that he is helpful and knowledgeable.
I have consulted Mr. Morse on various matters. I think he is like a small town local practitioner for all the legal woes of the ordinary working people. He has a wide knowledge of the law and when I asked him about a complicated passage in a contract, he explained it clearly, in ordinary language. He files paperwork correctly and on time. He tends to my affairs as he would his own. I have consulted him about contracts, bankruptcy, wills, property disputes and recently a bill from the local hospital I used to worry or ask my friends about legal matters. Now I call Mr. Morse and save myself the worry of not knowing the law and I save myself the time, money and trouble of trying to work out the ordinary legal problems that seem small but can quickly become very large and expensive. Just a consultation with Mr. Morse has saved me time and money. Mr. Morse is honest and ethical in his dealings. Mr. Morse seems to practice law because he likes the law. It interests him and he can communicate his understanding of the law simply and clearly. I recommend Mr. Morse to anyone for legal matters and the extra time he will spend discussing music, politics and other topics that interest him a nice bonus. Mr. Morse is a very personable man who likes his job, does his job well and cares about the people who hire him to do that job.
I would recommend Mr. Morse only to someone who could not afford another attorney, with a caveat: Mr. Morse, while certainly capable of handling a bankruptcy, has little talent for handling a human being on a professional level. He was cheery and pleasant until paid; he asked for a fairly low rate, comparatively, which was a factor in choosing him, but my case was not complex. After being paid, in cash, he almost immediately became brash, abrupt, and verbally abusice. He seemed unwilling to spend more than 10 minutes at a time on my case, and my pre-arranged appointments to his office consisted of long diatribes about his own skills and talents, including his musical abilities, before we could get down to the business I had paid him to complete. We were constantly interrupted by phone calls and knocks on the door from other clients. Mr. Morse became hysterical when questioned too deeply about details that I thought were important; rather than answering said questions he would claim hunger, a deep dislike of me, or the need to leave quickly because another client was coming; in fact, any excuse to exit and not answer the questions asked. He indulged in loud, animated verbal assaults on what he perceived to be my defects of character and mental inabilities, leaving me so shaken that I often left his office in tears and was afraid to call him on the phone. Unfortunately, I had paid him in full and did not have the resources to hire an alternative attorney. He complained constantly about not having charged enough, although I know personally several recent clients who had been asked to pay exactly the same amount. I deeply regret having hired the man. The mental anguish and physical stress exacerbated an existing physical illness to a point requiring hospitalization from which I have still not fully recovered.
Hired Mr. Morse to represent a bankruptcy. It seems he is not familiar with current laws of bankruptcy. He is unapproachable and leaves you feeling like a number and not a client. I feel he may too old to be handling law anymore...time to retire. I asked him a specific question about the Means Test and he told me I was misinformed. I contacted another local attorney and asked him the exact question and his response was consistent with Arizona law. (The majority of my debt is business related which should preclude me from the Means Test) David said I have to take the Means Test, the law says no. He was very unprofessional during our original meeting. He speaks with a soft voice, but don't be fooled...all he wants is to get paid. I would suggest you steer away as I'm going to do. Good luck!
He is completely unprofessional in his work and uncaring in his attitude. The very first papers he did for me (as a personal representative), he used boilerplate and did not change the deceased name, fill in the correct date of the death or the correct names of relatives. He said he filed papers when he hadn't yet done so (as determined by the replies from other parties). He said he had mailed me papers when he hadn't (as easily told by the stamped date on the envelope). He would not communicate with the client (myself) and I had to get consults from other attorneys to figure out what steps needed to be taken next. When I would manage to catch him on the phone, he would breathlessly pronounce that he had a more important case to work on each and every time and would cut me off. He consistently did not file papers in a timely and accurate manner and to this day, I still don't know if he took the steps he promised. He is uncommunicative, overly sensitive and petulant when asked about fulfilling his obligations. It has been extremely time-consuming and mentally taxing to resolve any issues with Mr. Morse. Finally, he seems to have no idea where he puts what documents and never follows up on any requested inquiries. This was a simple case and the paper work should have been completed in 6 months (he originally told me) and now it is over 2 years and I still don't have the confirmation the case is closed. (He did not send the Final Registar papers as he promised 6 weeks ago).