Matt has been my rock through my legal separation. My case was complicated and involved several hearings for the court to determine whether California had jurisdiction over my request for a legal separation. Matt was able to successfully defend my request for a legal separation in California, which ultimately resulted in a stay of the out of state action and resolution of all issues in my case. Matt and his staff consistently communicated with me to make sure that I understood through every step of the process. And if I had questions, I was always able to speak with someone about my case and get answers whenever I reached out to his office. Matt and his staff, Dorinda and Kalli, were professional, compassionate, and knowledgeable throughout this process. Matt was also cognizant of costs and attempted to resolve the issues in my case without the need for court intervention at first. When he was faced with obstreperous conduct by my ex, he immediately responded assertively and prevented all of my ex’s impractical positions. I couldn’t have asked for a better advocate or better representation. I would highly recommend him!
Matt has been my attorney for many years. I am a single father and have primary custody of my children due to him. He is very knowledgeable and always there for you. His experience and demeanor in dealing with different Judges is what truly sets him apart. I have a manipulative, high conflict, unreasonable ex spouse. When things got bad, he always guided me to do what was right by the kids. Looking back, I'm glad he is in my corner. One of the top lawyers around. Highly recommend!
Matt has represented me with competency, professionalism, and integrity. I have no hesitation in recommending Matt and his staff. I have referred friends to his office.
Matt's representation of me was always done with keeping in mind what was in my and my children's best long-term interests. Matt is probably one of the few attorneys who recognizes that and kept that foremost in his representation of me. Additionally, I appreciated that he sometimes had me approve letters before they were sent to opposing counsel so that my relationship with my children's mother was not impacted by an attorney's otherwise potentially hyberbolic language. That's competence, professionalism, and integrity.
Matt, his paralegal Dorinda, and all of his staff exhibit those traits. Additionally, Matt and his staff recognized and understood the stress I experienced in going through a dissolution and their professionalism and kindness helped make a difficult situation more manageable.
Matt is a Very Good Attorney and a Pleasant Human Being !! He has always treated me with respect and has had the best interest of my son in mind. I would and have referred him to other people on several occasions and will continue to do so in the future. He is a True Professional and all around Good Guy !!
Posted by a client
In my opinion, he was negligent in handling my divorce case with custody, child support and real estate property. He failed to bring resolution in a basic support issues, and failed at protecting my interest in property resulting in loss of money, resources and valuable time. In my opinion, a nice guy but makes a very poor attorney.
Posted by Candice
Overall, Matt Purcell was very professional. While going through the toughest time in my life, he was able to give me the best advice possible when dealing with CPS. Mr. Purcell kept everything at a professional level which helped me deal with the entire situation more professionally as well. Mr. Purcell handled the case from beginning to end with great composure. Mr. Purcell is also very honest and that is the best quality you can find in any attorney.
I would also like to point out that Lisa was also a great help every time I called. I was able to talk to Lisa or Mr. Purcell each time. It is people like this that make a horrific ordeal a little easier to get through.
In the end, my case was dismissed and I owe that to Mr. Purcell. I hope I never have to go through this again but if I do, I would know exactly who I would want to represent me.
Posted by a Family client
I wish I would have known about this site before selecting an lawyer. Matt is excellent at writing and legal briefs but is really not a good trial lawyer and sadly the other attorney was a very good trial lawyer and ate him up. I am having to go through it all over again with another attorney as he didn't actually accomplish much when it came to trial where it mattered but I ended up with over 30k in fees.
Sadly I agree with the other reviewer who said he is a really nice guy but not good in trial.
Posted by a client
Matt has handled all of my ongoing child custody and support issues with the best interest of both my children and myself in mind. He is easily reachable, supportive, and good at sticking to the facts and not adding to the emotions of it all. K.
Posted by a Juvenile client
Nice enough guy, not a spectacular litigator... I don't know if the situation was just completely out of his realm of influence or what but if I had it to do over again I would spend the $20k on a big bag of hammers to take into court with me. My expectations would be lower and at least I would have some hammers to show for it all