4.5 stars 42 totalReview Daniel Williams
Dan was great. My case was very complex and I had interviewed several attorneys who thought I had no chance of prevailing with a pending criminal complaint and restraining order. Kudos to my public defender who got the charges dismissed and kudos to mr williams who defeated the restraining order. After a year of back and forth mediations, a custody evaluation, and then a trial on the recommendations of the custody evaluator, I have primary physical custody of my children and receive child and spousal support. Wasnt much on the property division as we didnt have much, but Dan really fought for me when nobody else believed me. I would recommend him to anbydy.
I hired Mr. Williams back in may of 2015. He started off nice and was telling me he believes in my case. He says i have a good case that can get me majority shared legal and physical custody. He knew i was down on funds and was having a hardship. He agreed to doing a $500 dollars down and pay $500 a month as part of our agreement. At first he did his part. Got ride of the restraining order, but then started one day he didnt inform me that i had child support court. Lucky for me he was there for another case. However, i wasnt. He said i was served. They sent him the documents and he never informed me. I spent a whole week calling and emailing him. No response. Finally he said yes you are now going to pay child support. He almost missed another court date. I had to call my ex to find out about my court date and that was to verify that we had another child support court date to see if im the father. After paying him $500 dollars as agreed. He shows up to the court a few days later with me. Back to child custody. Agreed with the custody evaluation without consulting me. Then a few days latter i get a letter in the mail saying he is no longer going to represent me. Thwn he tries to use his child as an excuse about his son having surgery. But for $6,000 dollars he is willing to go to trial. So what did he really do. Not much. He charged me for the same thing a paralegal could had done for the fraction of the price. In the end the results are i dont have a lawyer to represent me in trial and fight my case. Oh yes and he made so much money and left me to handle my own case and now i am having a harder time finding a new lawyer. So your bests choice is not to hire Mr. Williams. Im guessing he will do all he can if he can get money out of your pockets.
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.
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!