Posted by Stephanie
This is a man, that upon sitting across the desk from him the first time- you will know he means business. He doesn't waste his time with fancy anything. Sit down, tell the story, get it straight from him. Even if you've made mistakes, even if $hit is hitting the fan. I've literally called him from the courtroom and told him to please come and save my child when it appeared the judge was giving custody to an abusive parent.
He handled my divorce, and initial custody/visitation. Then I made a huge mistake by not calling him for some bumps in the road. I was stupid, and thought that because I hadn't followed his complete advice the first time out, that he wouldn't want to hear from me again. I was wrong of course, and those bumps turned into mountains. You'd better believe that when those mountains were in front of me- he is the ONLY attorney that I could think of calling. I trusted him in my most frightened moment, and he came through. He came through many times. He knows the laws, he knows the courts, and he knows how to help you navigate through it all.
My child turned 18 in January. Yet, I called him again today. More much needed advice, from a trusted friend, to let me know that even though the "other" party is rearing their ugly head for one last hurrah, we are safe. We have nothing what-so-ever to be concerned about, and he is simply a call away to solve anything, should the need arise.
I trust him. I recommend him. I would tell those closest to me to call only him. At the very least, just call him. I know only two things for certain. 1. When I've called, I've been able to deal with things effectively. 2. When I haven't called, I've been sorry.
Posted by Pamela
Attorney Bratton has been the backbone of my divorce for past three years. He treats both sides with respect, & always reminds me when perhaps my request or change may not be productive for anyone involved. Attorney Bratton has placed my child first , and for THAT I am grateful! Today he eased a panic within me, as I sat in his office feeling as if my ex was winning at his scare tactics.. Yet again. However, attorney Bratton calmed my concern .. Explained pros vs cons, and referred me to an amazing therapist for my young daughter. I know this will be the help we need, I just pray this all can settle for the sake of my daughter who is stuck in the middle of something she should never be. If you are trying to decide on the BEST in RIVERSIDE COUNTY& beyond... This is who dads, moms, or even divorced couples without children. Bless you all on this journey , but he will be your voice through this. Thank you to his awesome staff , his front office has the sweetest ladies that stop anything they may be in middle of, to acknowledge you when entering building or calling in.
Posted by Bill
In 2013 I was in need of an attorney and wanted someone who would walk me through the process, explain the procedures and keep me informed of case progress, while treating me as an intelligent human being. After reading some reviews I opted to pay a small fee and met with Mr. William Bratton. During this meeting he reviewed my case with me and explained several options for proceeding. I left the meeting knowing that Mr. Bratton was exactly the attorney I was looking for. His depth of knowledge is exceptional, his experience is vast, and his integrity impeccable. Although my case was relatively small compared to some I was always treated as an important client. Mr. Bratton and his staff kept me informed of progress in my case in a very timely matter and I never had to question what was happening. When I did have questions pertaining to procedures or portions of particular documents Mr. Bratton always took the time to explain them in detail and made sure I completely understood his answers.
Before retaining Mr. Bratton I had interviewed 5 other local attorneys in Riverside and Corona and another from Orange County. All were pleasant to speak with and told me what I wanted to hear. Mr. Bratton was different. Although pleasant to speak with, he told me what the reality of the situation was and what was possible and most likely for an outcome. I recognized immediately that he was someone I could trust, that would be completely honest and up-front and not just tell me what I wanted to hear. This was a refreshing approach because there was never a big build up followed by a larger let down. Mr. Bratton’s knowledge of the law and his familiarity with the Riverside Court system paved the way for me to know exactly what to expect and all of his advice and direction were right on target. This meant no surprises, no let downs, just good solid results.
As for the outcome of my case, did I get everything I wanted? Of course not, I doubt anyone ever does. However, due to Mr. Bratton’s efforts I was awarded a fair and just settlement that I am happy with and I know without question that no other attorney would have worked harder or obtained a better outcome for me. If I had it to do over again I wouldn’t bother interviewing other attorneys, I’d go straight to the best and see Mr. Bratton.
I hope this review helps some of you that like me, are looking for integrity, honesty, an incredible work ethic and someone who will treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve.
Thank you Bill for making the process go quickly and smoothly, it was a pleasure working with you! Special thanks too to your assistant, Corinne, who was awesome to work with.
Posted by Alisha Vinson
Mr. Bratton saved me a lot of money not to mention minimal time in court with the desired exceptional outcome I wanted. His whole staff was very knowledgeable, helpful, pleasant, and not to mention very kind during the whole course of our relationship together. An attorneys office being kind is hard to find these days. If considering a lawyer my recommendations would be to choose this firm if for no other reason than for their honesty.
Posted by a client
I would have never thought I would have been in such an ugly divorce as I am now. 21 yrs with my husband and still have not come to an agreement. My ex is very vindictive an angry. For along time I have caved to him because I felt weak. After many years of not having a voice, I found it. Bill Bratton and his staff I have gotten me through the worst year of my life. My ex says that lawyers only want your money. I disagree when it comes to Bill. He also feels like a friend. When I have given up hope or feel like I am being cornered I call him. I have always been treated like family from the staff, and Bill is great about returning my calls, and talking to me as if I was a friend with great advice. I have never felt like I was not worth his time. I am very lucky to have found him. Even though I am not quite done with this chapter yet, but I will be greatful to Bill that he has seen me through this part.
Posted by Ramona
It is with tremendous pleasure and without hesitation that I recommend William Bratton. After working with two prior family law attorneys, both of whom were an enormous disappointment to me, I was introduced to Mr. Bratton. My particular family law matter was complicated in many ways. When I met Mr. Bratton, I was despondent and exhausted by the years spent with incompetent legal representation and the labyrinth otherwise known as "Family Law Court." During our initial consultation, I immediately sensed that this man is very confidant in what he does, but in a humble sort of way. I did not feel rushed, and even more importantly, I left that first meeting knowing without reservation that this gentleman would work hard to represent me, while easing the enormous legal stress that going through a divorce entails. He did an outstanding job of consistently returning my phone calls and emails. He was never punitive in his delivery or explanation being that my background is not in law. His reasoning and approach to my case was explained to me in such a manner that I always felt that I was an integral part of the decision making process. Because I had confidence in him, I trusted his judgement which resulted in a very equitable outcome for me and my children. In addition, his office staff were very kind and responsive as well which also helped to ease the negative stressors of divorce. If you are in the initial stage of researching a family law attorney to represent you, or if you are frustrated with the results you are currently getting from your lawyer, I highly encourage you to consider William Bratton.
Posted by Liz
Mr. Bratton is very aggresive but in a professional manner. His service and knowledge of family law is impeccable. He is well know and respected by judges and the court's personel. This is very iimportant when wanting to win your case. He will fight for what is fair and for your needs. I am unable to work and I had no fight left in me after already fighting for a year with my exhusband. My exhusband wanted to pay next to nothing for spousal support knowing that I was unable to work. Mr. Bratton made sure that I got the support I needed to enable me to get back on my feet again. Mr. Bratton step right in and didn't allow me to give up. I am so grateful for all his help and strenght during this very difficult time. I highly reccommend Mr. Bratton and encourage anyone who is needing a divorce lawyer to go straight to him and not to look any further. Mr. Brattons fees are very competitive and well worth the cost.
Posted by Jerry
Although my case originated 15 years ago the process has been ongoing.
Mr. Bratton was and still is an honest man and a excellent litigator.
I was and still am impressed by his concern for the welfare of the children in my case, often reminding me of what was most important He kept me on track by weeding out the excess retribution I was looking for at times and tried to strike a balance for me to strive for.
He was always prepared and litigated well against a very prominent and not so honest , in my opinion , attorney for the opposing party.
IF you are looking for an honest attorney who is looking for a sense of fairness while looking out for your best interest I highly recommend Mr Bratton to you .
Posted by Laura oatman
William Bratton has been my divorce attorney since 2005. He has done an outstanding job. I highly recommended him. I have used him for my divorce. Then again for full custody. I am now using him for child support to be turned into alimony.
Posted by Melody
When one of the most joyous days of your life comes and you say, “To love and to cherish from this day forward until death do us part”, you never picture having to prepare yourself and your kids to have to deal with the emotional and financial stress of a messy divorce that can turn into your biggest nightmare. In the years to come, you might not realize that there are certain things that you should have or should not have done before finalizing your divorce that could come back to haunt you however Mr. Bratton and his team, work around the clock and go above and beyond to make sure he does what’s best for his clients interests given that he looks at each of his clients as an individual who is a mother/wife or father/husband not as a dollar sign like other attorneys. Mr. Bratton was actually referred to me through my first attorney given that things had gotten so out of hand and challenging with my divorce case. I have already referred Mr. Bratton to my friends, and I will continue to refer him to anyone who needs a dedicated, smart, well informed, experienced, strong communicator who is also a level headed attorney who has a good rapport with his clients, and is available all the time including his vacations. Mr. Bratton is one of the most reputable and ethical attorney’s you could ever ask for, and Mr. Bratton and his team will put on the strongest fight to get what’s best for YOU and your kids!!!