Posted by a Child Custody client
All my research on child custody issues suggested that not much can be done after the mediator makes recommendations to the court. Some of the most critical issues in my case were left unanswered by the mediator. I had Samin represent me in this child custody trial. I admit some of her initial arguments in court set me back, but she was excellent the rest of the way. I was stunned the way she cross-examined my ex-wife and exposed her in front of the judge . The manner and order in which she presented the facts to the judge made a huge difference. Her closing arguments was the final blow. Finally, the judge had no problem ruling in my favor. My son and I owe our happiness to her. If you want a trust-worthy, knowledgeable and aggressive attorney, don't look elsewhere. Just hire Samin.
Posted by a Family client
Divorce is one of the most stressful events, especially when it involves children. Lot of emotional decisions have to be made in a business-like manner. After interviewing several attorneys, I was clear about the dynamics of my case. I chose Samin because she felt the most trust-worthy and made me feel very comfortable. She patiently listened to what I had to say and guided me all along and simultaneously managed my expectations. She told me exactly when to budge and when to stand firm. She was ethical and realistic and was with me up until the settlement. Having her beside me made world of a difference. I would recommend her in a heartbeat for any family law case
Posted by a Divorce client
Samin is the perfect blend of genuine caring and concern and strong determination that you would want in a Family Law attorney. I went through a very difficult divorce and she cared, listened, was very perceptive about my ex, and represented me well. She was always straight-forward with me about everything regarding the handling of my case and any fees; there were no surprises. She was always fast to respond to anything that came up even after my case was "resolved". I am glad that I had her by my side.
Posted by Nicci
I cannot say enough about Samin! To say my case was complicated would not even be remotely close! Not only did my custody case last for 11 years, (Samin was not the attorney for the entire 11 years) but over those years my case spanned courtrooms in two different states and another country, it reached the appellate level, involved federal marshals, local police officers, multiple court visits, a-n-d one completely insane judge. I have had multiple attorneys, not because I changed attorneys, but because of how complicated my case was! Those are attorneys for different states and levels of courts!
I knew I was in the right, and I have always believed in fighting with integrity, this my friends is difficult when faced with an adversary that lies and cheats and values winning more than doing what is best for a child. Samin not only WON MY CASE, she did it with honesty and integrity! I was moving out of the country so that my husband could serve our country and I was losing my mind with all the court hearings, filings, etc. Samin and my Texas attorney, Manny, yes I call him Manny, he has been my attorney for the 11 year nightmare, saved me and my son. When it was all said and done I was not only able to take my son to join his stepfather and little sister my child finally the security of knowing he wouldn't be taken away from his family.
You should note that if you are looking for a family attorney this area of law is specialized. Judges basically have complete authority over custody hearings, and proceedings can be tricky, especially in San Diego! Samin has the knowledge base to handle even the most complex cases. Seriously my case is as complex as it gets, I have one attorney who is now a dream friend who says my case is the reason he no longer practices family law! (and he won every hearing for me!) She's what you need her to be in the moment, if are thinking you know exactly what must be done and you only want a lawyer who is a puppet, save your money and don't hire Samin, but you will regret it! She is kind, compassionate, honest, extremely smart and good at her job! But you have to let her do her job!
When I needed a hand to hold she was there, when I thought I could never laugh about the situation I found humor, in the oddest places! When I needed someone to tell me to sit down and shut up she did that! Trust me you will probably need this too!
There isn't anything else to say really, I entrusted her with the life of my child and she saved us! Literally! Thank you Samin!
Samin is truly blessed for fighting for the children who cannot fight for themselves!
Posted by Flo
Samin was very knowledgeable and pleasant to work with, passionate about my representation.
I would recommend (I have) her services without hesitation.
Posted by Maria
Divorce sucks all around. The only things that help are a great attorney, laughter, well, and maybe a few margaritas. Samin Beringer was my great attorney, and I even managed a few laughs along the way. From the first meeting she listened, spoke honestly, was efficient, answered every silly question that popped into my head and never made me feel like a dollar sign.
I would not hesitate to recommend Samin to anyone seeking quality legal advice.
Posted by Jamie
She was very informative , explained things well! Returned emails and phone calls quickly! I did an out of state divorce, child support and other issues. Made my out of state lawyer / court hearing wonderful handled everything well on my end of things.
Posted by Kimberly
Samin Beringer was my attorney from January – November 2012. I followed Mrs. Beringer to her private practice, which was the best decision I could have ever made and I am very grateful for what Mrs. Beringer did for my family.
Mrs. Beringer represented me knowledgably, reliably and aggressively through my very long and drawn out custody/child support/move away case. I was the Respondent for my case, but never felt too overwhelmed in my extremely stressful case because of Mrs. Beringer’s perseverance. I think I had a very difficult case, and it was VERY time consuming; but, Mrs. Beringer was always 5 steps ahead of the Petitioner. There were many long and tedious hearings that Mrs. Beringer was always prepared for and she always ensured I was prepared, also. I never second guessed any advise/recommendations that were given by Mrs. Beringer and followed her lead and put the outcome of my family’s lives in her hands and it proved to be, yet again, another very good decision. In the end, I was able to relocate with my children to Northern California to begin our new lives together.
I have recommended friends to Mrs. Beringer and will continue to so. I will also continue to use her as legal counsel when the need arises.
Mrs. Beringer has always been quick to respond. I have NEVER had any issues with contacting her, every email and/or phone call was returned in a very timely manner.
Posted by Karla
I was very impressed with Samin. She handled my situation perfectly. She was on time with all filings and communicated with me almost daily so I was always informed of any progress my case was having. She managed to litigate with the opposing attorney and came up with a stipulation and order so that my case never had to go to court!! I would definitely recommend her to any friends/family members who need her services!! Thank you Samin so much for all you did for me!!
Posted by a Divorce client
I was referred to Ms. Beringer by a family friend, a past client who continuously praised her professionalism and expertise. During my divorce I was also dealing with a serious illness, so needless to say it was a very difficult time for me. Ms. Samin Vali Beringer made the entire process so quick and painless. She advised me exactly what to expect along the way and took care of everything imaginable. Not only is she a knowledgeable attorney, but she is extremely personable and pleasant to work with. I would highly recommend Samin to my own family, friends, or anyone in need of a family law attorney.