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Review David Kontos
  • 3.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Another Average Attorney

    Mr. Kontos represented me in a very complex divorce case. My experience in working with Mr. Kontos was mixed. On one hand, I believe Mr. Kontos to be generally well informed in the area of family law. Mr. Kontos style is very laid back and not particularly insightful or strategic. He knows the law, but doesn't have (or chooses not to use) the sort of strategic or creative legal approaches that could improve a client's outcomes. He is the sort of attorney that just thinks the system is against him (and his client) so there really isn't a reason to fight. For some, I suppose that this is a good approach. For me it was not. I needed someone that would fight hard for me and was willing to take risks. Mr. Kontos was more interested in protecting his professional reputation than he was getting me a good result. On more than one occasion he refused to utilize a legal strategy because it would, "make him look bad" or because he didn't think it would work. None of the strategies were at all unethical, but they would have required him to step outside of his comfort zone and being more aggressive. On one occassion, I asked him to file a motion to temporarily modify the parenting plan. He did so, but then circumstances changed with the case. At that point (on the day of the hearing), after he had spent thousands of dollars preparing the motion he wanted to withdraw the motion. I insisted that he proceed even if it meant that we lost. The money had been spent, I reasoned, so why not give it a go? He begrudging relented and my motion was approved much to his surprise.

    As I stated before, my case was very complicated and needed imagination and aggressiveness to maximize outcomes. The result was not the worst it could have been, but it certainly was nowhere near the best. The, "that's the way it goes" approach that Mr. Kontos exhibited would lead me to avoid him in the future. I would not recommend David Kontos.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a client

    I could have done better on my own

    Terrible experience. Hired him for a child support case and all I think he did was file the paperwork and show up to court. He didnt inform us of the documents we needed to submit until it was too late. I had to email him to make sure he was actually working on the case. I wish I would have saved our money and represented myself. Biggest waste of money.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Susana

    Susana Divorce case

    Since Mr.Kontos took my case, my ex husband backed down from all his unreasonable demands. Mr.Kontos was able to deescalate a very volatile situation and keep the other party under control. He protected me, he was reasonable and realistic in his approach, very pragmatic yet compassionate. I always heard from him right away and his advise was ample and detailed. He made sure I understood my options and listened to my priorities. I am very grateful for his help and would recommend him to anyone needing a Family Law attorney.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a Child Custody client

    INCOMPETENT

    RUN! Do not ever hire this attorney. He signs away your rights. He is ok with domestic violence, I had all the evidence in the world and he NEVER submitted it. Now I lost custody of my son do to his ignorance, high priced fees. This attorney quadruple charged me for one court hearing, he charged me for sitting down and chatting with my ex & his attorney. He never looked at anything I sent him. My ex had supervised visitation due to substance abuse and domestic violence. My ex injured my son & now he has custody of my son! DO NOT HIRE THIS INCOMPETENT ATTORNEY. RUN!!

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a Family client

    Careless and unreliable

    Careless, unreliable, incompetent. Missed deadlines, did not advice me on how to be proactive, just sat and took blows from the opposing side, would not return phone calls, things had to be done the last minute, because of this I was portrayed as careless one in the case. Had to change lawyers and the new one was totally blown away how badly things spun out of control under his care. Nevertheless he got paid for his incompetency and I will be paying the opposing party for many years to come. Sad.

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  • 4.0 stars

    Posted by Mags

    David Kontos-- "A Good Egg"

    This was my Ex-husband's second attorney in a high conflict divorce, and the level of tension went down dramatically once he finally hired Mr. Kontos. During negotiations, things that came back from Mr. Kontos, were geared toward creating resolution, instead of inflaming the conflict. My attorney spoke highly of Mr. Kontos throughout the process, and we always heard back in a timely fashion.
    Even though the case still went to trial, I always felt that Mr. Kontos treated everyone, including me, with respect, though out the process. I was so grateful for what he brought to the situation to resolution, that when it was over, and my attorney said it was Ok, I wrote him a thank you letter.
    Mr. Kontos has a good reputation in the community, and I have heard other people say good things about him. I have also recommended him to other people since my divorce. The person I knew who hired him was quite satisfied too.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a Family client

    DO NOT HIRE

    I would never recommend this attorney to anyone, He handled my family law case and just really dropped the ball, and then him and John Curry, tricked me into settling on my case so they could come after me for all the charges. Then when when I'd had enough and fired him, he gave me 30 days to pay the balance on my account, that I'd always paid. Then sent it into collections and is now charging outrageous interest on. Him and John Curry are nothing but legal scam artists. It was bad enough I had a situation pop up that I had no control over but they took full advantage of the situation.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Matt

    the best lawyer ever

    he took over for another lawyer that was awful! he did a great job kept me informed on everything, was very personable and did a wonderful job. he was in control of the case from the first minute. made me feel comfortable which i was not before. thank you david.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client

    Do not use for a criminal case

    he helped the state prove there case more then he defended me!
    then he over charged me!

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a Family client

    Do not hire

    I hired Mr. Knotos to represent me in a child custody case. Mr. Kontos did a horrible job of keeping me informed with ongoing communications from the opposing counsel. He signed away rights and made decisions without consulting with me first. Mr. Kontos failed to show at court appearances and then lied to my face about the court dates. I would not recomend this man a counsel for anyone. He should have his license revoked permanetly .

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