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Posted by David, a Foreclosure client, Flag
Mr. Smith was very helpful when our family was going through an illegal forclosure of our home in Orange, California. Mr. Smith was also very helpful in getting a lawsuit dismissed on our behalf concerning the city of Orange and a dirveway that was out of compliance with the city. On numerous occasions. Mr. Smith was available to answer legal questions where answers were needed for our family.
Posted by Charles, a Real Estate client, Flag
I hired Darren Smith to assist with a short sale on my condo when the property management company attempted to place a lien on the property. He was an amazing help. I could not deal with these people, they were unscrupulous, dishonest, and abrasive. Although I know that real estate matters are not necessarily Darren's forte, he was able to deal with these people in a professional and knowledgeable manner until the issue was resolved. I honestly do not know what I would have done without someone like Darren, whom I know had my back when issues with this sale, and specifically this company, come up.
After a year of struggling, the short sale finally went through. I did not have to declare bankruptcy in order for the short sale to get approved, but if I had, I would definitely have called Darren. He is an extremely trustworthy lawyer AND person.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Darren was very honest and professional and did everything he said he would do. He Took over everything and was reassuring to me thru-out the process. He was also sensitive when dealing with me.. who was an emotional wreck at the time. He releaved a tremendous amount of stress from a naturally stressful situation. He was very communicative and always called me back immediately whenever I needed anything! This is so different from most attorneys I have worked with in the past.. even talented ones.. They usually cannot be reached and are bad communicators. Darren is talented AND provides great service! He made everything happen that I needed to happen! He was able to get me 100% out of debt and he managed to include all of my IRS debt, that alone totaled over $100,000, completely discharged in a chapter 7! I would reccomend Darren for his knowledge, professionalism and his commitment to making big things happen. Thank you so much, Darren!!!
Posted by Cosetta, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Darren is an absolute class act. He not only knows what he is doing but, he always kept me informed. My personal situation had some ridiculous circumstances. He always made me feel comfortable, like everything was going to be okay and that he would be there. He put my mind at ease at what was a very trying time. Nancy is also great! I would recommend and return to Darren should the need ever arise. I really can't say enough good about this man.
Posted by Karen, a Business client, Flag
I have known Darren Smith for over 15 years. He has done work for me in the area of partnerships and business related matters. I have also referred him to many of my clients for real estate law and bankruptcy advice and services. He is extremely trustworthy and professional. I would recommend Darren to anyone. You won't be disappointed!
Posted by Eddie, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Darren and his staff were great to work with. They communicated well and did an excellent job of explaining what was happening with my case, which was rather complex. They made a difficult situation much less stressful and their obvious expertise gave me great confidence that everything was going to transpire smoothly, which it did. I highly recommend Darren Gordon Smith.
Posted by Kristine, Flag
Not only is Mr. Smith a great lawyer, he is a good man. And his assistant (Nancy) is a doll. They are a great team. They were there for me on more than one occasion. I would recommend their office to anyone in need of a sound, caring lawyer.
Posted by Corrie, a Credit Repair client, Flag
Would I recommend this lawyer? Yes, yes and YES! Mr. Smith was invaluable in quickly and painlessly correcting a discrepancy in my mortgage agreement and credit report that I had been trying to correct for months. He was thorough and detailed, essentially taking over the reigns in a situation where I felt I was beating my head against the corporate wall. I can't recommend Darren Smith enough. He saved me and my mortgage with very little help from me. It's like finding a good doctor. I'll keep him.
Posted by William, a Chapter 11 client, Flag
For more than 16 years we have gone to Darren Smith for all of our legal needs and he has ALWAYS either steered us to the RIGHT source or in most cases, he has taken on the work we needed done and performed brilliantly.
In business, he has SAVED us money far exceeding his very fair legal fees. He's helped us with BKs, real estate, investments, sticky past divorces, investment counseling and much more.
He always calls back the same day and is friendly, approachable, gregarious, respected by his peers and takes his work very seriously, though is not at all up-tight.
You would like working with him. Both my wife and I have tremendous respect for him. Also, we have recommended Darren to many of our friends over the years, and they, too, have been impressed with his success in clearing up their problems, both big and small.
We recommend Darren to anyone wanting an honest, fair, hard working attorney who does not charge you an arm and a leg for every little task.
Posted by William, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
We started with another attorney who had us feeling hopeless and guilty of our unforunate financial circumstances. Heck, the great ressession in 2007 happened to many people. A friend recommeded Darren and we found him to be knowledgable and supportive. He and his team treated us with compassion and respect. The process from start to finish was seamless and always professionally managed. We have recommeded Darren to many of our friends and will continue to do so.
Posted by a Chapter 13 client, Flag
Darren helped me get through a very difficult time with his legal expertise and customer service. Filling for Bankruptcy is never easy, but for the first time in my adult life I could say I fully trust a lawyer....so much that I have recommended Darren to anyone I know who is of need of a lawyer!
Posted by a client, Flag
Darren helped me out with some questions and issues I had regarding a piece of property (re: Liens, quit-claims, back-taxes, & other assorted unpleasant legalities) -- he was fast, efficient, courteous and kind. When I had questions, which to me seemed as though they might be dumb or have obvious answers, he never talked down and always explained in simple, easy to understand terms. In the end, his answers were all correct and he helped me make the right decisions in my case. In another matter, he gave me an excellent referral to another attorey who also turned out to be great.
Posted by Susan, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I retained the services of Darren Smith in 2011 to pursue filing bankruptcy. I was very apprehensive about doing so because of the possible stigma and potential negative impact it would have on my life. From the beginning, Darren was very knowledgeable and informative with the added bonus of being comforting and reassuring. He explained everything thoroughly and was very prompt in responding to any questions or issues that arose. His office staff was also just as wonderful and responsive. I was definitely kept in the loop as to the status of my case. What could have been a very uncomfortable and drawn out experience ended up being smooth and expeditious. I would recommend Darren wholeheartedly to my family, friends, colleagues and anyone else that may inquire or be in need of assistance regarding a bankruptcy filing.
Posted by Sean, a Chapter 11 client, Flag
I was referred to Mr. Smith through a college at work. From the first phone conversation I felt like I had someone on my side. Bankruptcy for me was a very frightening thought as I had never been in this position before and I had no idea how it would turn out. Mr. Smith was amazing. He walked me through it all step by step and made sure I understood exactly what was happening at all times. With the help of Mr. Smith I have been able to move on and rebuild my life. Do I ever want to see Mr. Smith again? No, as I have no interest in ever being in this position again but if I ever am, Mr. Smith will be the first person I call. I can't thank you enough.
Posted by Sam, a Foreclosure client, Flag
Darren took $5000K from us to help with a foreclosure. We have called him numerous times and will not call us back. Avoid at all costs.
Posted by Bill, a Business client, Flag
Darren is excellent...he has handled six very very big transactions for us and for our firms and also several smaller cases and in each one, he gave us the correct advice and we won, often against overwhelming odds.