Posted by a client
I hired Tom to represent me in a serious domestic violence case. He had me drive to his office five times to tell him the same exact story of the event. I gave him written declarations, a list of questions, my 911 recording, two police reports, requests to file an RFO of much-needed support, photos, texts, and videos. And what did Tom do with these things, which could have greatly helped my case? Absolutely nothing. I paid him a flat fee and he did the absolute minimal to get this case finished. He did not even question the defendant where I had proof of his lies. His closing statement was a mere one-minute long. I've had multiple attorneys read the transcripts and they were appalled with the horrible quality Tom did.
Losing this case had huge negative consequences. My son has had to live with fear in his father's home and he still suffers with adjustment disorder. Tom's negligence in not filing an RFO for support, attorney fees, and dissolution had awful impacts on my life.
To top it off, he not only failed to file my dissolution papers, he lost them and lost my check to file the paperwork. I highly recommend not hiring this incompetent attorney.
Posted by Adrianna
I hired Mr. Nares to represent me in a custody/visitation and child support matter. After learning that the father had not been in my child's life for about ten years, Mr. Nares assured me that he would be there for me along the way. His approach was straight forward and honest, yet caring which made me feel comfortable. It can be frustrating to know that you spend thousands of dollars on an attorney that took you nowhere but Mr. Nares is reasonable and will fight for you until the end. He takes pride in his work and to him you're not just another client with a big dollar sign. Not only did I have a knowledgeable attorney but an attorney who actually cared about their client (me) and cared about what was in the best interest of my daughter. Mr. Nares, explained the process . He provided me with legal advice, including citing code sections so that I would have a better understanding of the legal aspect. He educated me throughout the entire process. As client's we all get emotional or angry, especially when its involving our children but Mr. Nares always seemed to have a solution to the problem. He was reachable and available to answer any questions I had. Most importantly, he is a hard worker and devoted attorney. At the end, I was really pleased with the custody/visitation and child support order. My child support order increased. In addition, father was ordered to pay one-half of my daughter's tuition and one-half of her extracurricular activities. I cannot thank him enough for everything that he has done for me and my family. For this reason, I would highly recommend him to friends and family.
Posted by Gary
I am honored to share my overwhelmingly positive experience being represented in court by Tom Nares. After successfully representing me during my divorce, I knew exactly who I would want to represent me a second time when I fought for full custody of my son. During what was possibly the most stressful and uncomfortable time of my life, Tom Nares was professional, caring, understanding and above all, incredibly knowledgeable about my case. He was honest with me each time I had difficult questions about my custody case, and understanding about my concerns along the way. His staff was always helpful, easy to reach and approachable.
The first time Mr. Nares represented me, I was going through a divorce. I was faced with the daunting task of paying more than half of my salary to my soon to be ex-wife in spousal and child support even though she had a college degree and worked sporadically at various full time jobs during the course of our marriage. Mr. Nares suggested doing a deposition that proved my wife was more than capable of working, which lessened my payments to her considerably. Mr. Nares was also successful in helping me gain 50% custody of my only son, which was the most important issue of the court proceedings, as far as I was concerned. Without Tom’s help, the amount of time I spent raising my son could have been lessened. I have him to thank for this.
After several years, and many discussions with my son, it became clear that he wanted to live with me full time, as events in his mother’s home had changed drastically with the arrival of a boyfriend that took up most of her time and left my son feeling unwanted. Now faced with the task of trying to gain more than 50% custody from my ex-wife, I knew exactly who would give me the best legal advice about this case….Tom Nares. My new fiancé and I talked with Tom about our honest chances of gaining full custody of my son, even though we were not yet married. Mr. Nares was honest with us at every turn, and was excellent in asking for the proper documentation to support our case. He coached us very well at every step of the process, and handled the case expertly in court, ultimately winning our case and changing our lives for the better in every way!
We can honestly say that we owe Tom a debt of gratitude for helping us navigate the difficult legal proceedings with grace, dignity, knowledge and understanding! Should we ever need to go to court again for any reason, we would happily choose Mr. Nares to be our attorney.
Gary and Jodi Gonzales
Posted by Michael O.
I have been lucky enough to have Tom Nares represent me twice in the past. Both times he made sure I understood very clearly the options and likely outcomes of my cases. I was never "in the dark" or uncertain about the progress of each case.
Tom is extremely dependable and takes serious pride in his profession. His experienc end history of client satisfaction is a testament to his professionalism. Since meeting him, he's always been a trustworthy and reliable source for legal advice. I have and will continue to recommend him to friends and family.