Derek Brent Vosskuhler’s Reviews

Derek Brent Vosskuhler

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  1. Substandard Service

    Posted by a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Fair
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Derek Vosskuhler.
    • I hired Derek more than 3 years ago.
    • Derek handled my Divorce / Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I hired Mr. Vosskulher to review and enhance a post-nuptial agreement. He was a very nice guy at our initial meeting and assured me that he was an experienced post-nup attorney. But he did not deliver the boilerplate disclosures, certifications, or acknowledgements that he said he would. I had to find them on the Internet for inclusion in my postnup.

    The provisions that he did provide had numerous typos, grammatical errors, and in two cases, incomplete sentences. Had I not corrected them, I feel they would have remained in my postnup. I feel that he misrepresented his experience in this area. He also became less and less responsive to my emails.

    And finally, he said that his standard retainer was $3K (which I paid upfront) but that I would almost certainly receive a refund because so much of the work was already done. He then attempted to bill me for hundreds of dollars over the retainer amount even though I requested advisement before incurring additional expenses. When I threatened to complain to the CA Bar Association, he rescinded the charges and said it was a billing error.

    He did provide some valuable input for my postnup but I feel he misrepresented himself. He did not deliver the level of service that I was led me to expect, and in my opinion, his follow-up and communication was poor.

  2. Overcharged and Poorly Represented

    Posted by a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Poor
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Derek Vosskuhler.
    • I hired Derek more than 3 years ago.
    • Derek handled my Divorce / Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I hired this attorney to handle my basic divorce separation matter. He was unresponsive to the opposing party and unresponsive in returning my e-mails and phone calls. Basic court documents were misfiled and paperwork errors were rampant. Throughout the process, I remained uninformed of the status of the case. The only thing that was ever completed on time was the billing, which didn't correspond to the work completed. Overall, the representation I received was poor. After researching other attorney's fees for the same amount of work, the amount this attorney tried to charge was astronomical compared to the work allegedly completed. I could not in good conscience recommend this attorney to anyone.

  3. Mr. Nice Guy Do Nothing

    Posted by a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Poor
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Derek Vosskuhler.
    • I hired Derek more than 3 years ago.
    • Derek handled my Divorce / Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    Tells you what you want to hear, then does little to make it happen. I hired him when I was near settlement so he could finalize the numbers and wrap it up, but he wasn't smart or strong enough to negotiate effectively, and I ended up going to court all by myself in the end. He did nothing to help my case.

  4. lax representation

    Posted by a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Good
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Fair
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Derek Vosskuhler.
    • I hired Derek more than 3 years ago.
    • Derek handled my Divorce / Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    Nice guy but my legal representation was extremely poor. My settlement was rushed and as a result I have unresolved issues still pending. He does not return calls or emails .