5.0 stars 26 totalReview William Blackford
Posted by Teresa
I was recently confronted by a dispute from some family members during the settlement of Mother's Estate. I lived out of state and didn't readily know anyone to ask for recommendations and hadn't had much need for personal legal services in the past. I was concerned about finding someone who was capable and who possessed the legal competence required to handle my very emotional and rather complex matter. I began by contacting legal aid and started interviewing attorney's at a few firms over the course of a few weeks. Without exception they had me feeling less confident when I left their office than I did when I had arrived. This was not the case with Blackford and Flohr, whom I had just randomly selected from an online search listing after reading through their web pages. From the very first contact I felt valued, listened to, and most importantly, understood. Mr. Blackford immediately put my mind at ease not only because of his demeanor but because it was clear to me during our initial consultation that he had a deep knowledge and command of the law as it related to my specific matter. For the first time in four years of struggle with the Estate I felt confident that I had found the right man for the job at hand. Mr. Blackford and his firm worked with me to once and for all resolve the issues that had plagued me for so long. He made himself available as needed for my questions and concerns even during what would normally be off hours. He proved time and time again during a lengthy and sometimes tense negotiation towards an agreeable settlement that I had made the correct hire. He understood my positions and advocated for my best interests. There were even times when he injected a little humor into what were otherwise trying times. This was especially appreciated as the difficulties I was experiencing were often emotionally heavy. I would highly recommend Blackford and Flohr for all of your estate and probate matters, including contested Wills and family disputes. The fees for Blackford and Flohr services are in line with what the other firms that I contacted had quoted me, but for my money I firmly believe it was well spent here. I would not hesitate to contact Blackford and Flohr in the future should I ever need legal assistance in the State of Maryland.
Posted by Rod
Upon taking on my divorce case, Bill Blackford made me many promises of its outcome: none turned out to be true. Bill talked a big game to seduce me as a client, but backed up nothing in court.
My very simple divorce (no children and no assets) ended up costing me nearly $500K and taking over 3 long years , largely because of Bill's unaggressive stance in court, and his inability/unwillingness to legally pursue my ex-wife in all of the ways she intentionally disobeyed the court's orders. And...Bill, costing me $250 per hour lost my case to a Pro-Bono lawyer, which is pathetic.
As a lawyer, Bill is passive and unaggressive - two traits you definitely do not want in the attorney representing you.
Posted by anonymous
Bill was very easy to work with. He helped explain divorce processes very well and guided me to a good resolution.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Blackford was very approachable and willing to listen. He spent the necessary time to understand a very complex business ownership relationship with numerous contractual issues. He provided guidance and helped draft the necessary material that resulted in a favorable outcome for me. I plan on continuing to work with Mr. Blackford as I move forward with new business ventures. I absolutely recommend Mr. Blackford and the staff at Blackford and Flohr.
Posted by Vanessa
Awesome Guy!! Bill was highly recommended by a good friend ... as I would recommend Bill Blackford to anyone in need of a professional lawyer. Bill was so helpful in answering all my questions. Thorough and detailed on giving me options on what to do next on this accident citation. ...putting my mind at ease!!
Posted by Melanie
Was a man steadfast in his resolve to bring this very twisted and confusing case to its end. He was stellar in his professionalism and calm in the midst of a very confusing case. He and his firms research brought the opposition to their knees, while bringing a healthy settlement to the table. Mr. Blackford know how, of how to calm me, a very difficult client was more than superb. He handled the situation with much care, concern, just like family! For this I am more than grateful! I have recommended him to two other people!! One last thing, Mr. Blackford, has so much zeal it reflects on the smile of each of his clients!!
Posted by Joy
Bill Blackford was recommended to me at a time when I needed someone to handle a business matter concerning a separation agreement from my employment. His professionalism and understanding of the legal matters quickly put my mind at ease. He provided a thorough evaluation and explanation of the legal documents I presented to him and provided me with all options on how to proceed. In addition to the legal expertise that was provided by Mr Blackford and his capable staff, they were also friendly and extremely caring in helping me resolve my concerns. He offered to help in any further way he could and followed up at a later time to see if I had need of any additional help.
Posted by David
Bill Blackford just recently helped me with a divorce. Not only is he highly competent as a lawyer he really helped me through some of the darker days during this case with his advice and friendship. If you want someone who takes an interest and is very prompt with his filings, this is the man for you. I hope I never need him again but if I do I would not hesitate to use Bill again.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Blackford was very helpful with preparing and executing a separation agreement.
I was particularly impressed that he focused on completing the work rather than running up his rate. My wife and I had already agreed to the terms, and Mr. Blackford was informed, pragmatic, and efficient in preparing the agreement and getting it signed.
I would highly recommend him for anyone else heading into a separation, and in general.
The rest of the staff was also excellent - responsive and professional.
Posted by David
I consulted with Bill on an appeal I took to Circuit Court. He told me all the things I should say and do, and all the things I should avoid. He was spot on. It was scary to go into court by myself, but I relied on what he advised, and it worked out in my favor. Bill saved me over $5000. He really knows his stuff, and knows how to communicate it. Wish I'd had his advice the first time it went to court...