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5.0 stars 30 totalReview Jeffrey Soilson
Posted by Alicia Andreson
Jeff was referred to me by a friend who had also used him as their divorce attorney.
Jeff was so kind and professional, and he always returned my phone calls promptly.
I felt that by paying a slightly higher fee than other attorneys, the representation that I received, as well as the expertise provided, was well worth it and I was able to get back from my marriage all that my ex was trying to hold onto.
I highly recommend Jeff, and I've recommended him to many of my acquaintances, and they felt he had provided superb service as well.
Posted by Jessica Gouveia
I was blindsided by me ex who wanted a fast divorce. Jeff took the time to explain everything and make me feel at ease. Without his guidance I don't think I could have gotten through that tough time. I highly recommend Jeff to everyone facing this challenging time in their lives!
Posted by anonymous
Jeff basically decides once he's looked at your assets what percentage of them he wants. I was advised to concede on everything my ex wanted and Jeff just kept taking more money for his firm. He didn't go to bat for me, I felt completely underrepresented and he was no match for my ex's attorney. He had no creativity and no negotiations skills. He's condescending and plays on your emotions. There were many tax implications he ignored, and in the end I had to just settle and pay off my ex in order to stop the bleeding of cash to Jeff.
I could not have been more disappointed in him or the judicial system.
Posted by Marco
* After doing homework on Avvo, Lawyers.com, and Martindale I interviewed 6 lawyers by phone and 4 in person. This was expensive since most charge for the first consultation. You can save homework by relying on mine.
* Jeff and Carlos were among the most knowledgeable of the people I interviewed (among an already highly rated group). After hiring them, their negotiations were excellent and they anticipated multiple problems in proposals from the other side.
* Importantly, they are very level headed in an emotionally charged contest. My ex spouse frequently made unreasonable demands based on emotion and pushing limits just to see what she could get.
* They are not cheap. Mediation might be better if the other side is reasonable. If you need a lawyer, however, you'll need talent and skill and you'll get what you pay for. When it was all over, I was surprised to learn the other side paid much more for what I perceived to be less quality work.
* I recommend Jeff & Carlos without reservation.
Posted by antonioochoa
I feel that I received the best advice possible for my particular situation. Working with Jeffrey led to a swift resolution. I now believe that deciding to work with him and Fitch was the best judgement and investment of time and resources. I only wish I had done it sooner. Throughout my divorce, it was as if I was Jeffery’s most important client. Going through a divorce has been one of the most difficult things that I have faced, and it was a huge relief to have by my side someone who is not only an expert on his field but who is also sympathetic and affable.
Posted by Jessie
Jeffery was very efficient and detail oriented, professional and extremely thorough in his preparation, and did a great job of keeping me informed. he did a outstanding job at defending me through a highly emotional and stressful time.
Posted by anonymous
I spoke to a number of attorneys as I sought counsel for my divorce and Jeff is by far and away the best I spoke to: promptly returned my call; had very succinct and no nonsense advice; and inspired confidence and control.
Posted by Jeff
I've had a years-long divorce and subsequent custody battle, where my ex-wife was physically harming our child, so I know court and I know lawyers.
My previous lawyer was vague and sometimes unresponsive, even in such a serious circumstance, so I resolved to find a lawyer that would truly help. I read the reviews on here and made an appointment with Attorney Soilson.
The difference between him and every other attorney I've dealt with was night and day.
He didn't speak in generalities or hypotheticals---he discussed the kind of solutions my actual judge is prone to selecting, he recommended options and experts BY NAME, and he anticipated so much of what I needed to know that it was stunning.
Where many lawyers might say: "To get to California, you might drive, or take a train, or even fly", Jeff says "The quickest way is to take American Airlines, the tickets are cheapest on Tuesdays, the best pilot is Lou, and the taxis are expensive at LAX so take an Uber."
I felt so fortunate to have found him, after previously having the nagging feeling that my lawyers were uninformed, unfamiliar or uninvested.
And as high-end as he and his firm obviously are, I was surprised to see that he isn't a shark; he often pushed me to look for areas of compromise, where I'd be comfortable giving, because the reality is that co-parenting is a long-term thing, and gladiatorial domination in court doesn't facilitate a good home-life for the kids. Even in my situation, being "take-no-prisoners" doesn't help your children when there are resolutions to be had.
Jeff's tone reflected that.
Bottom line: as a Dad who needed serious, emergency help, with my children's well-being on the line, Jeff's help was priceless. He is the best.
Posted by anonymous
I’m a big optimizer and shopped around quite a bit for an outstanding attorney for my divorce from my husband. After only a brief phone call with Jeff Soilson, I felt sure he was the attorney for me. My husband and I had already spent months negotiating and were stuck on a handful of specific issues, primarily of a financial nature concerning the support of our young child. Jeff immediately “got it” and instead of being supportive in only a vague way, or assuring me that we would “win” and that he would help me get what I want, he suggested concrete ways in which we could work out way out of the roadblocks: for example, by looking at the bigger picture, using other terms we hadn’t considered to leverage against the issues we were stuck on, etc. I could tell that I was dealing with an experienced, pragmatic, honest, and collaboration-inclined attorney. I signed on the next day.
Once Jeff was representing me, I found that I was dealing with someone who had a deep understanding of the law, who had a gift for negotiation and reaching common ground, and who was completely professional and dependable - responding within minutes to emails and phone calls for example. It was striking to contrast Jeff with my husband’s attorney, who was extremely flakey and unprofessional, as well as belligerent without a logical basis. Since my husband signed on his attorney before I signed on mine, I had the chance to interact with this attorney both before and after Jeff represented me. It is a testament to the professional respect that Jeff commands within his community of attorneys that my husband’s attorney became a much more humble and reasonable person once Jeff was in the picture.
After a few months of work, Jeff was able to help navigate my case from a contentious 1B divorce to a collaborative, joint petition “1A” divorce. In the end this saved an enormous amount of time and expense, and kept us out of the courtrooms. I would recommend Jeff again in a heartbeat. He is the best at what he does, combining legal scholarship with empathy, communication skills, experience, and connections to provide outstanding representation.
Posted by anonymous
Jeff is a superb family law attorney with extraordinary expertise and remarkable professionalism. He and his associate provided concrete support for me from the beginning to the end. They understood my goals and came up effective strategies to help me achieve ALL of them. Their support significantly lessened the stress on my shoulder. Like most clients, I wished my case could be settled as soon as possible on the day I filed for divorce. However, conflicts and tension were inevitable. Jeff demonstrated exceptional skills to lower the tension, dissect the circumstance, turn the conflicts into controllable, and then aided me successfully solving all disputes. Likewise, Jeff truly represented his client. During the discussion of issues concerning the parenting plan, he suggested I should ground firmly to guard my child's interest and benefits even I would like to compromise at that moment. He also gave me a set of take-home parenting guideline to help me better implement the co-parenting plan. I can't thank Jeff enough. He definitely is the kind of lawyer who the client can fully trust and rely on.