Posted by James
Those writing the 5-star reviews have to be written by Daryl himself. It's unfortunate that there isn't a 0-star possibility because I would have gone with that. This guy takes months to do things that should take one or two days…and he's still not done with my little job yet! He never returns phone calls or e-mails. His office voicemail is often filled, so no message of concern can be placed. He has no secretary to cover for him. Texts are his preferred method of communication, and those are rarely responded to.
When he does, however, he promises and promises to do what you hired him to do, simple things, but he never does them. This is the most frustrating experience I have ever had with any person in my life. Don't hire this person, and if you really must, never, ever pay him upfront. He will pocket your money and leave you with nothing.
Posted by a client
I retained Daryl Binkley in April 2015, because he had updated my father's trust. He seemed knowledgeable when we met in his office. He scanned the trust and gave me some instructions. Since then he has done the paperwork to obtain a Federal Tax ID for the family estate. He keeps saying he will send paperwork. He repeatedly cancels calls. During 5 months of frustration, I have had no luck in getting him to respond at all. He continued not responding after I filed a complaint with the California Bar.
Posted by Mike
I retained Mr. Binkley in early July to assist with conservatorship issues and later for probate issues for my cousin's estate. He scheduled and canceled 7 telephone conferences, without notifying me in advance of the meeting cancellations. To date I have had no communication with him (though I have made many attempts), nor resolution of any of the estate issues. I am attempting to have the retainer fee returned.
Posted by Patricia
Professional legal integrity is what Mr. Binkley delivers to his clients. We appreciate knowledge of the law concerning all aspects of estate planning and you're truly an advocate for making sure that all bases were covered in the final binder. We also loved the professional team of staff that helped us along the process.
Posted by Helen
We needed a whole redo of our important papers like our will. Mr. Binkley listened carefully and had excellent answers and suggestions to make sure our documents represented our needs and provided for growth in the future. He included a one year free tweek if we found ourselves changing our minds or our needs changed. We have now recommended him to our friends and from all reports, he has impressed them as much as he did us. Use him with total confidence.
Posted by Ken
" We sincerely appreciated working with Daryl Binkley. He is extremely thorough and knowledgeable. He provided us with personal service at an extremely attractive rate and we absolutely recommend his services! "
Posted by Susan
Robert and I were very pleased with the trust you prepared for us. From the day of our initial consultation, we felt at ease, and knew we made the right choice. Your knowledge and professionalism coupled with the pleasant atmosphere of your office helped make the process more than bearable. We also enjoyed the small office atmosphere. Without a doubt, we would highly recommend you to anyone needing estate planning services."
Posted by Joel
"My wife and I recently had Mr. Binkley review and rewrite our trust. We found him to be very concerned about our trust and us. He made several suggestions that will save a significant amount of money for our estate. Additionally, his fees are very reasonable. We highly recommend him for people that need estate planning and/or asset protection."
Posted by Chad
We went to do our estate planning as Daryl Binkley was utilized and recommended by very close friends. While we never wanted to be in a position of inheriting a house ect (we would rather have our friends), Daryl had completed their estate planning and it saved years of head aches and problems. Lari and I went to see Daryl a couple of months ago and he provided excellent service and at a very reasonable cost for us. We now have all of our legal documents for our estate completed and put away nice and safe. While we are younger it is not something that a family can go without. I highly recommend Daryl for your Family / Estate planning purposes.
Posted by Charles
We were delighted to do business with you for our estate, wills etc. Everyone in your office was extremely pleasant and helpful. Thanks for your personal manner and professionalism. These things made everything easy for us.