Posted by Debbie
MR. York (Dan) was/is amazing and understanding. He took a very messy battle and helped me understand everything clearly. He would go over things as many times as I needed until I understood without being frustrated. He made sure I knew the facts, what he would do and what the court would probably agree to. I have had a few attorney but he is by far the easiest one I've worked with. He is honest, trustworthy, non-judgmental of your past and doesn't sugar coat. He fought hard to get me equal rights and more time with my kids. He helped me undo a mess from my past that most attorneys turned me away. He was easy to get ahold of and always returned calls and emails quickly. He is definitely a lawyer I would recommend to anyone who needs help with family law.
Posted by Jessica
So, you’re getting a divorce…..and let’s be honest, you have no idea what you’re doing. If you did, you probably would think twice. This is going to be a battle, one which you aren’t equipped to go to alone. Unfortunately, some life circumstances leave you have no choice. My 2 year divorce was an absolute nightmare, but I would do it again in a heartbeat. Life is too short to be abused and miserable and it's definitely worth the fight. If I had to live through this nightmare again, I wouldn’t want anyone else by my side besides Dan York.
Let me share with you a secret....( listen carefully) this cost me DEARLY to learn. Court is NOT about logic or fairness or emotion, ITS ABOUT LAW. That's it..... Make sure you have someone by your side who knows the rules, and make sure it’s someone who you trust with your life. That is what we are fighting for isn’t it? I know this sounds silly, but this is the BEST free advice you will ever receive. Read this paragraph twice....no seriously, do it.
I retained 3 separate attorneys through the course of my battle. All of them were excellent, and came highly recommended. I liked (and still like) each one of them very much. However, it was only upon meeting Dan York that I finally started to “get it”. Dan didn’t tell me what I wanted to hear, he didn’t sugar coat anything for me. Dan did however, tell me exactly what I needed to hear: the truth. Oh it HURTS sometimes, it can be painful, and at the core…unfair……but when you lay awake nights agonizing, nothing is more comforting than knowledge. Again, I tell you... legal battles are exactly that... legal battles. Logic and fairness don't live here.
Dan York is hands down the most ethical attorney I have ever encountered, and I have known many personally and professionally. He prides himself on his ethics, and you can’t help but notice that he does this job because he’s passionate about it, which is a uncommon quality in this profession. Listen to me on this one.
After a two year court battle against a desperate opponent with three attorney's of his own, I now have full custody of my little girls and we are free to live our life in peace. We look forward to our future, and I don't ever remember such a feeling. I cannot place a price on that, BUT I can say .....Thank You Dan, from the bottom of my heart.
Posted by a client
I went to Dan to clean up the messes caused by a "highly" rated attorney on the AVVO site. I wish that I had started with Dan. It would have saved me a lot of time, money and heartache. Dan is a straight shooter. He helped me with my divorce case. He is a strong advocate in helping domestic abuse survivors. He understands the situation and I trust him totally to actually represent me and my family's needs. When I hear "layer", I usually cringe. Not so here. Dan will represent "you" and be fair and honest. If I need a lawyer again, I would go to Dan first. He is ethical which is not a term I could use for any of the other lawyers involved on either side during my divorce and custody process. Dan is also an excellent writer--quick and efficient. This attribute will save you time, money, frustration and will also eliminate needless errors.
Posted by a client
My son is the most important thing in the world to me so of course I wanted the very best Attorney to help us. After speaking with some 40+ Attorneys in both King and Snohomish County I was crushed to discover that the business of Child Custody and Family Law is, quite frankly a dollar driven industry. We so desperately needed an advocate. After spending close to $5000 in retainers for two separate Attorneys; not only was there no positive movement on our case but to my horror I temporarily lost custody of my then 18 month old baby. Completely overwhelmed with grief and with dwindling resources I was in an even worse position than I was to begin with. Dan came so highly recommended from a Domestic Violence Advocate; described as having a tremendous amount of experience, very professional, and most importantly, very high ethics. I contacted Dan and he made time to meet with me the next day. Dan agreed to take our case and the transformation was astounding. Not only are the documents he submits on our behalf clearly well researched and cited but he really is amazing to watch in the courtroom. He also communicates with 100 % honesty in letting me know a potential or "worst case" outcome. The most important thing though ? I finally found an Attorney that genuinely cares about protecting my son's best interests and in doing so, his ethics are .. infallible. I recall at one point during a very difficult time in our case saying "Since they (opposing party) are being untruthful, is that what I should be doing ? Will that be better for our case ?" Dan said without hesitation "No - that is not the way we operate. We are truthful, no matter what. That is just not how I practice law."
Posted by Danielle
I have been working with Daniel for over a year as a community service provider who provides legal referrals. Daniel has treated my clients excellently and has been both communicative and responsive to requests for assistance. His work is diligent, thoughtful, and most importantly he is extremely knowledgeable. I have found him to be extremely responsive and is great at detailing the options that clients have. My clients have come back with great things to say about Daniel and I personally find him a pleasure to work with and trust sending my clients to him for legal assistance. I highly recommend him in both family law and employment law cases.
Posted by a Family client
Unfortunately, I don't believe I was as well-represented during my divorce as I could have been. Six years later I had concerns for my son. The situation involves my Parenting Plan and custody, and I was recommended to Dan by a friend. I was completely impressed. He laid out my options in a very clear and powerful way. I felt like he was truly listening to my personal goals and concerns and was responding to them, rather than promoting any kind of agenda. I try to avoid escalating conflict, but was incredibly comforted to know that Dan was confident, competent, balanced and ready to fight my battles for me. He gave me great perspective and didn't try to push or pressure me in one way or the other. I am thrilled and so relieved to have met him and it is a huge comfort to know that I have a great attorney who will absolutely fight for the best interests of myself and my child. In addition, he has gone way above and beyond the call of duty in his excellent representation of my friend, and I am profoundly grateful to him.
Posted by a Divorce client
Had a great experience working with Daniel he not only got me everything I wanted in my divorce but MORE!!! Couldn't be happier with my choice of a attorney. Would highly recommend Mr. York for all your attorney needs.
Posted by Rhonda
I was in terrible trouble trying to appear pro se. I had no idea what I was doing and could have lost a lot of time with my daughter. My ex husband who was suing me has a lot of money. Dan took my case and has been very accommodating in keeping costs down and allowing me time to pay.
We have been in court three times and he has won all three times!
Dan is passionate about what he does and is ethically well above average. I trust him completely with helping me keep my daughter!