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Roy Doppelt is my family law attorney, and will remain so as long as I live in the county. He is straighforward and calm, knowledgeable, and honest about where I stand in regards to any situation I've brought him, never gets upset, and is a very nice man to deal with. He always gives me a fair assessment of any situation, and gives me the options with best case and worst case scenarios. He never promises me anything he can't deliver. He won't stoop to dirty tactics to win, even though the opportunites presented themselves in my case, and still gave me the time with my child I never could have gotten on my own. He taught me how to speak to the mediators, how the surreal world of family law courts actually work, and what to do to prepare myself in the event judgements did not go in my favor. Best of all, he he's affordable. Instead of doing all the legwork at high rates, he had paralegals do it at a much lower cost to me. I sill had to do some of my own legwork as well, but anyone who hands an issue like child support or child custody off and doesn't pitch in and help get's what they asked for. I was referred to him through the local chapter of the California Father's rights group, who also have very high marks for him. He has high ratings for a reason. The only mistake I made with Roy was not calling him sooner.
Quite simply, if you want the best and most honest representation in matters of family law then Roy Doppelt and his associates are the choice for you. I retained Roy to represent me in a custody case that stretched across the country and spanned five years. Throughout that time Roy provided consistent guidance and insured that I had realistic expectations of what we could accomplish. He aimed for the stars (full legal and physical custody) when I told him that was what I wanted but kept my feet firmly on the ground in terms of expectations.
Roy is the consummate professional and he and his staff did an excellent job of advising me and keeping me informed and connected throughout the five years which included a six month deployment to Afghanistan. He listened to my input and was straightforward about how things would flow and what to expect.
His attention to detail and knowledge of family law is remarkable. Throughout the proceedings, my former spouse tried to slide things past the court and at every turn Roy was always prepared to defeat her efforts. He carries himself extremely well in court and presents his case clearly. Bottom line is that Roy and his firm were most successful on my children’s and my behalf in what was a landmark case in the state of California. If you are looking for a knowledgeable attorney who understands the workings of the legal system, I strongly recommend you consider Roy Doppelt.
I don't recommend. I am a Former client. Three years saying he was doing all that could be done. He promised but never delivered on obtaining her financials. She was stealing the family funds. I wasted my money on the CPA he recomended because Doppelt would never supoened her records. It has been a nightmare that does not go away. By making assurances of procedure and misrepresenting the law I am financially ruined and paying alimony to ex-wife who refused to help support the family. I highly recommend you get someone else. I am deeply disappointed, and demoralized. Get someone else.
Mr. Doppelt handled my divorce with care and precision. He gave me the guidance I needed and the leeway I requested to let me negotiate with my spouse in an effort to keep the relationship amicable and my legal expenses to a minimum. He stepped in when necessary and gave me blunt, honest and helpful advice that allowed me to keep my emotions out of the process. Divorce is never easy, but he made it easier for me.
Mr. Doppelt showed me the profesionalism and the respect that each and every client would want and should receive. I was never kept in the dark about anything in my case. He was sincere and honest. Mr. Doppelt and his staff come highly recommended by me. They were all "Awesome".