4.5 stars 40 totalReview Daniel Williams
Posted by Christine
My case began as a nightmare when my ex filed a false CPS report on me and I wasnt able to see my own kids for six months under the representation of another attorney. Once Daniel came aboard things changed for the better. Today I have sole legal and sole physical custody of my children and my ex has supervised visits at the Salinas Family Services Center.
Posted by Arthur
I can not say enough about this man. Not only is he highly versed in the law and an excellent advocate, but he is a counselor not only at law, but in terms of settling my nerves through the hardest period of my life. Definitely a man who is in it to help people, not just treat you as another case. I interviewed over 5 lawyers and I knew from the start I had made the right decision.
Posted by a client
Dan is a first class man; results that count. He will give you straight forward counsel, and even tell you things that other counselors will not. He does not play hide the ball and is an unparalleled advocate to have on your side. I would refer and do refer anybody who needs a family law attorney to him. Nobody gets everything they want in these cases, but Dan gets you exactly what he predicts the court will rule and he tells you what to expect from day one. He is very patient and takes the time to go over the pleadings and judicial council forms with you and answers questions regardless of how many times you may ask as I did, often from my own need to get reassurance.
Posted by Ty
I was spinning my wheels with another attorney in town. The bills piled up, but we weren't getting anywhere. I called Daniel and he was honest and up front about the cost and possible outcome. He stayed on top of my case keeping me updated and informed at all times, and he put forth tremendous effort which ultimately led to more time with my child, a much better defined visitation schedule that alleviated unnecessary bickering with my ex-spouse and we restored balance by presenting evidence and argument that cleared my name and put things back in perspective for the courts.
I can't wait to move back to town so Dan and I can get back in the fight!
Daniel is professional, honest and understanding.
If you are looking for an attorney that will work hard for you, definitely give Daniel a call.
Do not waste time and money anywhere else. Trust me.
Posted by David
Wanted to express my utmost gratitude for your patience and diligence in assisting me with my custody, support, and restraining order. I was at a total loss when I first entered the legal fray and without your patience and diligence, I would be even more lost. I have my life back, I have my daughter protected, and am so happy with the result. You are one of a kind. David P.
Posted by Andy
Im glad I found Mr. Williams on AVVO. He was a true professional and gave me the individual attention my previous attorney did not.
Posted by Blanca
My struggle began when my ex filed an ex parte and I became the defendant in the case. This was by far the worst scenario that could happen to a mother and Mr. Williams was sensitive to my case and assured me he would do all he can to overturn the decision. Within 7-months, I obtained permanent physical and legal custody of my son. The case took place in a difference county, almost 400 miles away, he represented me in court, always kept me informed, and was always on top of things. I highly recommend him, he is awesome!
Posted by Terry
I hired Dan so I could get full custody of my child. one other attorney tried and failed. I hired Dan on a friends advise. Dan fought for me tooth and nail. He proved to the court my ex had severe psycological problems along with alcohol abuse and was emotionally unfit to be left alone with a child. WE WON!
Posted by a client
Daniel is a closer. He knows the art of getting a deal done. I was in a terrible marriage with domestic violence and alcoholism. I wanted to leave but was told that I could not leave with our children unless I had a court order. I went to see a family law specialist and several other attorneys, none of whom would take my case because I had very little money to pay for legal services. None of the attorneys told me that I could file a motion and request attorney fees, they seemed like they did not want to risk representing me without being paid first. Dan filed a limited scope representation motion requesting attorney fees which we prevailed on and then with my husbands attorney negotiated a deal that allowed me to move back to Sacramento and make visitation for my husband contingent upon his completion of a thirty day in-patient alcohol rehab program.
We didnt even have to go to Court. Our divorce was over in less then a month. He was promptly available to answer my phone calls and return my emails. He closed the deal without any hesitation and I am so happy in my new life. Thank you so much Dan, I will forever be grateful.
Posted by a Divorce client
My case was very financial in nature. As a stock broker with a big financial institution the structure of my pay is very complicated. Additionally, I have advanced earnings that I only get to keep if I meet certain financial goals each month. The understanding of how that process works and how I could actually be in a position of paying advanced fees back to my employer if I do not make certain goals seemed to be a big turn off to the two other attorneys I interviewed with. In fact, both of them said I would be paying an amount of support that nothing could be done about.
To my good luck Daniel said he had dealt with a similar case where there was an EFL (employer forgivable loan) that are often used in my industry. Banking is complicated and he understood it. In the end, my support payments are very reasonable and I am very happy I did not fold to the advise of the other attorneys who would have had me paying thousands more in support. Dan took the time to really understand the financial aspect of my career and protected my interests, while also making sure that the support for my children was adequate, but not too burdensome. I highly recommend him.
Thank You again Daniel. -- Kevin