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Posted by lisacoffeegirl, a Divorce client, Flag
Lorin Blum is not only a fantastic lawyer, he is a true gentleman. My divorce was probably one of the worst there ever could be. I had restraining orders, property managers, custody evaluators, vocational evaluators--you name it- I had it. Through it all, Lorin helped me in ways I cannot even begin to explain. I walked into his office with envelopes of $20 bills that I had managed to hide and save for my consultation. I was an emotionally bruised and battered woman. Thank God, Lorin saw the strength in me and helped to wade through the mess that became my divorce. Some say lawyers are just in it for the money--maybe some--My ex's was FOR SURE. But Lorin was in it for me and my kids--what was best for them, what could he do to make it easier or faster or less painful. He came up with such innovative ideas that made the other side look like they were "winning" but really it was best for me and my children. He defused so many volatile situations and kept me focused on what was really important and not the stupid little things that irk you but are really of no value (Like what your ex says in emails!)
We had some tough, heart wrenching situations, I have never heard of an attorney who called his client at 8 PM after a long day of trial but Lorin called me when my ex and his attorney threw me some rough punches. Lorin called me on weekends when I emailed him about issues that were arising that were causing my youngest son pain. He always went above and beyond. His first question at every appointment was "How are the boys? Are they doing okay?"--It took almost 4 years to get my divorce complete. Lorin did everything he could to keep expenses down. His office staff became my friends and helped me to understand a lot about how things are handled. I always felt they ALL were there for me and would do anything to help. The office is a true team.
Lorin Blum is the best attorney there is as far as I am concerned. I am so lucky that I found him and I am proud to call him not only my attorney but my friend. His continued support has made me a stronger person and a much better mother.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I can't say enough great things about Lorin Blum. He and his office helped me through the worst time of my life--my divorce. Lorin is tough, no-nonsense and quite honest (he put me in my place regarding expectations), but still has a warm and compassionate side. In retrospect, I imagine that through his 30+ years of experience, he has had to sit through thousands of agonizing tales from people in the throes of despair and anger, yet he continues to listen and understand that we all must go through the grieving process.
His reputation speaks for itself. As I embarked upon my search for a good attorney who could stand up to my very forceful and savvy ex, at least 6 different sources offered his name as one who could handle the challenge. My case was extremely complicated financially, and Lorin proved he could manage it from the start. And, yes, he did with finesse! Needless to say, I'm quite happy with my settlement.
Not only is Lorin amazing, but his office is also. They are a complete team. Everyone in the office knew about my case and went out of their way to help me whenever I called or stopped by. One of the most impressive things about the office was how well they worked together. When one person in the office couldn't answer my question, s/he would seek others' counsel. If that proved unsatisfactory, outside sources were consulted.
Since my divorce, I have talked with numerous people who have sought Lorin's counsel. All have been impressed and incredibly satisfied. Divorce is a horrible experience--one I had never anticipated. During that awful time in my life, the one source of peace I had was the confidence in knowing that I was in good hands. I knew that Lorin was looking out for me, and since I wasn't up to the fight, he would handle it for me. And, he did.
While the divorce is over and things have settled down for the most part, small issues have still arisen. I continue to call Lorin; he continues to help. I trust him and am extremely grateful to him, and will continue to be.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I agree with the other unfavorable review of Lorin Blum. He certainly comes with a legendary reputation, but he is both uncaring and inattentive at this stage of his career. I worked with Lorin on fairly simple family law matter and found he just didn't care. My case got resolved in a satisfactory manner primarily because my ex-spouse and I elected to not pursue a conentious approach. We weere able to attain a very satisfactory ending in spite of the fact that Lorin often ignored my requests, was unresponsive to my ex-spouse's attorney, and generally acted as if he was completely disinterested in my case. This was shocking considering his reputation and after he promised me during our initial interview he would take care of everything and I wouldn't have to worry about a thing. After that initial consultation, he proceeded to do as little as possible for several months until he became so tired of the case that he decided he would actually start responding to opposing counsel.
I became so desperate at the very end of my case, that I elected to hire a second attorney as a consultant. There were specific provisions in the settlement documents with which I was uncomfortable. Lorin was so unresponsive that he would not even address my concerns about certain sections of the diocument. I did not want to start over with another lawyer because we were pretty close to a settlement. So, I hired a second attorney who helped me suggest changes to the draft to which Lorin finally consented. Unbelieveable!
For your own sake, do not hire this man. Like one of the other reviews of Lorin on this site, I, too, have heard very good things about his partner Donna Gibbs who is much younger and presumably interested in the welfare of her clients.