5.0 stars 42 totalReview Daniel Margolin
I had a very high conflict divorce, dealing with an extremely difficult ex and a signed Marriage Settlement Agreement (MSA) that was not fair or just. Dan was very clear from the beginning that fighting an MSA would be difficult, regardless of the unjust circumstances. Dan was highly knowledgeable, professional, level headed, and compassionate throughout the entire process. He always let me know all of my options and would give me facts so I could make informed decisions. Dan always gave me all options with the pros and cons, and had me make the decision that was best for me. When we would have phone conversations, he would start them asking how I was doing and about my children. We did end up having to go to a multi-day trail due to the complexities with my case, and it was comforting to know I had a trusted attorney. Dan was highly prepared and carried himself with the utmost of professionalism during the entire process with the end result bring the court dismissing the MSA and making a fair ruling. I now finally have a completed divorce with a result that I could not be happier with, receiving what was fair after a seventeen year marriage. I highly recommend Dan to anyone going through this process, as he is hard working, responds quickly, and truly has his client’s best interest at heart. The entire staff at Stephens-Margolin are compassionate, thorough, and highly professional. Top notch.
I used Dan to help me negotiate two or three post divorce child support agreements with my ex wife. She was difficult. Her attorneys were difficult. Dan did a great job. He is aggressive but not a "take them for every cent they have" or "screw them, let's litigate" kind of attorney. My ex wife hired those. He was very professional. Had sound advice. Provided me with perspective on different options. Took the path I chose rather than tried to force me into following a certain path. (This is what most family law attorneys try to do and I really don't like that.) I felt Dan provided real value for the money (Ok. Let's face it. Attorneys are way over priced. So this is high praise.)
Dan Margolin advised me during my mediated divorce. Though the divorce was amicable, there were some unusual business and tax issues which had to be addressed. He provided excellent advice and productive, timely reviews of preliminary drafts. My situation was time-sensitive and he always responded to emails and phone calls promptly. When he was going to be in court and unavailable, he let me know ahead of time. He is intelligent, efficient, effective, pragmatic and empathetic. I would not hesitate to use him again for family matters. Highly recommended.
Choosing a lawyer can be a daunting task, but I will tell you from day one when I worked with Dan and others at his firm, there was true sense of compassion and caring, which is NOT the case at all firms. No question is stupid and is patiently and completely answered. Phone calls and emails are returned promptly and courteously, no matter how busy Dan, Meg or anyone else on the team may be. And when it comes down to going to mediation or going to court, Dan takes the time to ensure you are well informed and as comfortable with the process as can be expected during such a hard time. Yes, they are being paid to be your advocate, but having a strong legal support system through a time like this is invaluable. I would highly recommend this firm for your family law needs.
I have hired Dan on multiple occasions from divorce to child custody.I was very pleased how fast and proffesional we got things accomplished. He is defanitly the go to guy in any family matter.
After working with Daniel it was so good to know I had someone on my side.
He always called or emailed me back and never left me wondering where we were at in the case
His knowledge, compassion and skills are unsurpassed.
I would highly recommend him and his firm when you need professionalism at its best.
Family law is so different from any other type of litigation and it takes a special person to be compassionate, knowledgeable, and competent in what are very tough cases. It's hard to find. Family law is messy, emotional and the stakes are high. I worked in the legal field for 30 years in commercial litigation, and it still didn't prepare me for the roller coaster ride I found myself on concerning custody of my daughter. Over a period of 11 years, I dealt with a myriad of issues, including a relocation dispute, with a vindictive and overly litigious ex. Unfortunately, I didn't yet have Dan Margolin on my side, and was represented by a couple of attorneys who seemed more interested in billable hours than the case at hand. There are a number of attorneys who put themselves out there as family law specialists, but in truth, they are really general practitioners who throw family law into the mix to drum up business. Sometimes, even the one who actually specializes aren't much better. Those attorneys are paper pushers but not truly advocates.
After the last custody proceeding (lasting two years) was resolved, I was referred to Dan Margolin by a colleague of mine. I was worn out and I really needed someone who was not only well-versed in family law, but who would also be a proactive, assertive advocate for me. I found all of that with Dan. His knowledge and analytical skills were impressive; his ability to put together a strategy and provide me with the pros and cons was immeasurably helpful; his caring and compassionate manner helped keep me calm and able to stay focused on the issues at hand. Quite frankly, for the first time in those 11 years, I felt that I truly had an advocate and that there was hope that the custody issues would finally be resolved once and for all. Thanks to his guidance and expertise, I was able to eventually relocate with my daughter to another state without ever having another court hearing or custody evaluation. Truly amazing. Since moving away, I've had to contact Dan from time to time for the odd custody question. Even after three years, and many clients later, he still makes time for me and answers my questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. I wholeheartedly recommend Dan Margolin and his firm.
Posted by a client
I retained Dan's firm from another state for my Oregon-filed case. It is an understatement to say that my ex was hard to deal with. Dan demonstrated his in-depth legal experience and helped me with decisive strategies. His involvement in my case absolutely augmented my confidence in dealing with the divorce/children's custody mess I was facing. I would hire Dan's firm again if I ever need legal service in Oregon!
Posted by a client
Daniel helped me with a hard separation involving a young child and really took the stress out of it. Making it really to focus on making sure my daughter was taken care of the whole time.
Posted by William
Dan Margolin helped me through a relatively amicable divorce with invaluable advice and support. My case was not clear cut and involved some complicated business matters which Dan was able to advise me. He was very responsive via telephone and email. His case law knowledge was excellent. I would highly recommend Dan Margolin.