Posted by a client
I was really low on funds and NEEDED a lawyer for custody/divorce. The divorce part was a piece of cake, his help wasn't needed there. As for the custody case, I should have just represented myself. He hardly said a word and let my ex's lawyer completely plow right through him. He's way too mild mannered to be a lawyer in general. I actually had to get up and speak for myself at one point because he was just sitting up at the stand saying NOTHING AT ALL. My daughter had no clue who her dad was and he was granted every other weekend and a midweek overnight! It lasted about two months and he disappeared again, but thanks to William (Bill), he can now legally show up at random and have full access to my child. Outside of that, I rarely was able to get ahold him. I always got his voicemail and had to call multiple times to get him to answer his phone. I never knew if he was going to actually be in court, which is what scared me the most. I actually had to go to the family court facilitator once, for advice, because I absolutely could not get ahold of him. I found out I wasn't allowed to get advice elsewhere when their is a lawyer already on the case. So I started making attempts to get ahold of him to ask him to please drop my case so I can seek help elsewhere. He would not pick up my calls, my emails, texts, NOTHING. I actually called from a different number and thats how I eventually got ahold of him. When you're going through something as stressful and scary, like a custody battle or family court, he just isn't the guy you want.
Posted by Matt
Mr. Brendgard represented me in a divorce proceeding a little over 5 years ago. He was as responsive as I would expect, but was completely bulldozed by my ex-wife's attorney.
His most glaring error, in my opinion, was to recommend that I agree to pay spousal support even after my ex remarried.
I have yet to find a single person who has ever even heard of such a thing.
Incompetent and spineless.
His advice cost me $90,000.
Posted by melissa
i hired bill as my lawyer at the last min to help me with my case to get my grandson he has always been at every court date he has always kept in touch with me on what is going on always has returned my calls emails or text messages i know that i can walk in his office and he will always take the time to talk due to an awesome lawyer i got custody of my grandson. bill is now working on another case for me to get my other grandson great job
Posted by a Child Custody client
Bill was helping me with my relocation case. At first he was pretty good at keeping me informed and listening to what I wanted as an outcome. But as time went on he would take days or weeks to return phone calls or emails, if he returned them at all. He was served a notice that we would need to be in court on a specific day, I found out about this from him the day before and then he left me on my own to represent myself. If communication was better on his part I think he would be an amazing attorney, but communication just wasnt there on his part.
Posted by Zac Kelsey and Mikah
We are so blessed to have went with Mr. Brendgard as our attorney. He has been so extremely helpful, considerate, caring and helpful. We are nearing the end of our custody battle, and we could have not picked a better attorney! He is attentive to your needs, and doesn't treat you like just another number that just wants your number. He is smart and willing to work out payment plans for you. If needed to go back to court, we will definitely use William as our attorney in the future! Keep up the good work!
Posted by a Child Custody client
Unfortunately I ve had to use Bill twice now in almost 3 yrs, nothing that he did. Bill is great, affordable, fair, confident, detailed. I feel blessed, that he is in my corner, when we enter the courtroom.His outward demeanor seems passive, but he is very aggressive inward. I have recommened him in the past. And will continue to do so.As long
as my ex tries Nd tries with different attorneys try and destroy my relationship with my kids. Bill will always be my attorney.
Posted by Robert
I used William (Bill) Brendgard's services over the span of about 6 months on a child custody case. I actually researched and interviewed a lot of attorney's before choosing Bill. I was looking for the right mix of integrity, professionalism and caring... plus someone who wouldn't nickel and dime me for every time he/she "thought" about my case. Bill was affordable (as far as lawyers go) and he actually cared about the people involved in the case... and not just "my side" - which I found refreshing! With hindsight I now know that choosing Bill to represent me was a very smart decision on my part. He's very knowledgeable and professional yet has a very calm, compassionate and confident strength. If I ever have to go back to court (although I hope I don't) I know I'll be calling Bill up. I definitely recommend him. He's ABSOLUTELY the guy YOU WANT - ON YOUR SIDE!
Posted by Relocation case
Bill is a sympathetic, mild mannered man and he seemed to understand my situation initially. Unfortunately, it turns out he had NO follow through, he in no way took charge of our case (we were writing all our own responses and we are not attorneys. We frequently had to tell HIM what needed to be said or filed), and he got very important facts mixed up at the hearing (some of which cost us our case). Once the hearing was over, there were other child support issues we still needed to address and Bill went completely MIA. We called, emailed, texted and got no responses for weeks. It wasn't until we told him we needed him to withdraw legally as our attorney that we heard back from him. He was inexpensive, but he did very little for us other than some paperwork. He was completely unreliable, and overall did an awful job on our case - which will likely permanently and negatively effect our lives for the next 8 years.
Posted by a Divorce client
I would have to say William Brendgard is very unmotivated when it comes to helping out his clients. He is in it for the quick cash. I retained Bill to help out with a divorce and to do a modification towards my child support / spousal maintenece. Unfortunately since I live out of State I had to have Bill go to court on my behalf which he agreed to do and take my deposit. I faxed all the documents he needed and had a court date scheduled that he was supposed to be at on my behalf. He not only did not make the hearing he also won't return my calls or e-mails. Absolutely no follow through. I thought by retaining Mr. Brendgard I would have someone on my team to help me out. I felt like he was a push over to my wife's attorney in the begining as well. He did not want to confront her on any matters. All he recommended was for me to do what my ever my wife's attorney demanded. Absolutely no back bone.
Posted by a Child Custody client
Mr. Brendgard is very informative, and very willing to hear a clients thoughts--this is invaluable, considering emotions and the inexperience of most of the general population--Bill was actually recommended to me from a prior client, and I found
Mr. Brendgard to be what that person said: he is sincere, willing to expound on a
persons thoughts, or beliefs, and always keeps the clients interest at the foremast
of his decision making process--however, Bill has shown that his integrity overrules any ideas a client may have about personal agendas, and will open up
a new angle, keeping the ultimate end a priority. Bill has shown no interest in a high-end store front, and therefore is able to keep his hourly rate in a field where anybody can afford professional representation. On the same hand, Bill has kept
his "shop" in the same close arena as the more prestigious and costly representation, proving that regardless of hype, rep, or front, he is willing to
use the law as his tool, and protect his clients rights--he has many years of experience to back my evalution, but I feel that his open-arms policy to clients
who are honest, is by far his most promising feature.