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It has been over 23 YEARS since Dave Schulman was court ordered to "Protect the Rights" of my daughter during the divorce from my former spouse. I was ignorant of the procedures involved with family court.. He assured me that my daughter's rights would be protected. Yeah, sure! Just like the Alamo! During this time, I started to read about how custody battles can harm a child. I was made aware of P. A. S. , Parental Alienation Syndrome. The three categories are mild, moderate and severe. Dave Schulman discounted the entire concept. Well guess what, the child has had a total of 440 HOURS contact with her father in T W E N T Y T H R E E Y E A R S. Yes, you read correctly, 440 hours in 23 years. The adult child has been diagnosed with severe PAS. She essentially has been brainwashed to hate her father. Yes, I have Attorney Dave Schulman to thank for this. Oh, by the way, I became an educated consumer. I hold a BA in Legal Studies, a minor in Criminal Justice, a Masters in Forensic Sciences, thesis on what else, P. A. S. and I have two (2) years of law school under my belt.. Professionally speaking, Attorney Dave Schulman did not protect the rights of my daughter. He allowed her to learn hate for her father by not forcing the court to make sure I, the father, had constant contact with the child. When her mother left the state of California without a court order, he was moot, he gave no forthright argument.. That is not good by any standards. I would not recommed Attorney Dave Schulman to represent any human being, period.
David was my lawyer for my divorce. He is an amazing lawyer, He has a great team also as Julie and Melissa is very helpful and respectful. David has a force and confidence! He always protect my kids and me the best way. I'm highly recommended him. My x hate him so bad but I love him and he working for good family.
Dave Schulman was found to be dishonest, unprofessional, and totally devoid of a conscience. On the rare occasion he met with my children, he made promises of trips and presents that never materialized.
He made recommendations to the court without meeting with my children for upwards of a year. He often failed to appear in court or supply them with a recommendation as had been court-mandated.
My oldest son was returned to my primary care as recommended by Dave but only after he had been repeated struck with a belt by his father. HOWEVER, Dave recommended that my other (2) children remain in the primary care of their father regardless of his abusive nature.
Speaking with Dave is like talking to a wall. He has NO concern for children or their parents . . . just how much he can charge financially. I, like many others, was forced to file bankruptcy due to monies owed to Dave, therapists he had recommended, and others.
As I repeatedly informed Dave, I was absolutely correct in that my (2) youngest children would be evicted from their father's home upon turning (18). They remain living with me full-time but struggle with the trauma they endured at the hands of Dave and Family Court. My (1) son who was returned to my primary care, however, is doing wonderfully. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, got married, and is now the proud father of a son.
If destroying the lives of many is Dave's optimal goal, he should be commended for doing such a fine job!
Dave has been my attorney for a number of years. I can always count on Dave to project me and my children's best interests with respect to my divorce or any issues with custody and my ex spouse. He can help you stay calm and navigate the scary waters of a high conflict divorce every step of the way.
Overbilled for phone calls with attorneys not on our case. Overbilled for meetings which never took place.
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Dave Schulman placed charges on the billing which were false. Phone calls with attorneys not on the case and attorneys from his office attending meetings which were not present.
My children did not like or trust him from the first meeting- yet, he is court ordered so they were "stuck" for 5 years. Dave Schulman escalated the conflict and kept the case going much longer than necessary. Dave Schulman purposely information away from the court which would have helped my children. He wrote false statements in his report signed under the penalty of perjury. He threatened my daughter with custody placement if she told the truth to other adults. He met alone with my teen daughter in her room with the door shut although she was very uncomfortable with this. He threatened to take my home if I did not pay his false charges. Children need to be protected from this man not represented by him.