Posted by anonymous
All I can say is be weary and do not grant this Attorney carte blanch at his exorbitant fees. I was appalled to discover additional charges at runaway rates, followed by a lawsuit from this guy, who is relentless when it comes to going after his own clients, expecting them to have an endless sea of funds. Yes, he has many years of experience, but do not let that fool you into submission and signing of his contracts...read each and every word as his contracts are primarily designed to protect only his best interests, from my experience. I can truly say that your best bet is not to just stay away, but do your research and dont be caught up in the hype and incredibly high fees and retainers.
Posted by Steve
I've been associated AND a CLIENT of Gary Israel, for over a Year now (2015-2016). I can say over that length of time, he's dealt with numerous legal matters involving myself & my son (Legal Family/Domestic to Other). Cases that were, for me, the MOST important in my lifetime; involving my son! Gary, from day 1 stood out as a man who cared and as a lawyer, overwhelmingly qualified if not, the best in this field. Period. Without question in my opinion. He advised me, initially, with legal advice, which NO OTHER lawyer had at that point (I called numerous lawyers for advice on what to do in my situation). From that moment, Gary was going to be my lawyer.
I was NEVER skeptical, NEVER concerned and NEVER questioned the advice he gave me; with good reason and even more important, the RESULTS anyone in my position could've ever hoped for. Not to mention, on a few cases, RESULTS that NO ONE would've considered possible! My cases (yes, CASES...plural) were serious in nature and ranged in a varying of legal categories. EVERY SINGLE ONE, was handled with compassion, knowledge, timely & efficiently. It was obvious he had tremendous insight into the legal system and was completely about results. Verse the alternative, in which lawyers will "slow-play" for an increase in resources ($$) to be charged. NOT Gary!
More importantly, if you ask me, is having a lawyer that is first and foremost a human being. Caring, understanding, truthful & forthcoming with a realistic approach. He is every bit and MORE than I can explain in words. This man, this lawyer, does more things for those in need, those who have physical & mental challenges, than anyone I have ever been associated with. He is an inspiration to his fellow man and leads by moral & ethical example. Period!
I cannot say enough about Gary Israel. If you are looking for an attorney; rest assured Gary will take professional & excellent care of you. He will NOT sugar coat reality but instead, be forthcoming, honest, passionate and results driven. I am completely available for anyone who wants to speak further. I would do anything for this man, Gary Israel. I am indebted to him, I consider him a friend (to which I AM the lucky one) and a role-model. I would leave my son with him in a heartbeat if I ever needed; that comment might be the single greatest testament I could ever give anyone.
Great experience having Gary Israel as my attorney. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Mark
My wife and I were both very pleased with the professionalism of Gary, and the empathy he showed during our first meeting has continued through the whole process. He is always quick to respond to any question by phone, email or in person. He spends the time to explain things very clearly.
He was able to step in during a bad situation and help us get our quality of life back. We are both very happy with having Gary Israel as our lawyer. He is very knowledgeable with Florida law and we would definitely utilize Gary again.
Posted by Alvaro
Excellente attorney I've hired him a few times and his knowledge and results are without question the best.
Posted by Michael Kelley
I have hired Mr. Israel many of times over the course of 5 years. He has always been prompt in getting back to me if not immediately available and extremely professional in handling my case(s). I have never had any complaints about Gary personally or professionally and would highly recommend him if you are looking for a highly competent and professional attorney.
Posted by Laila
I am a mother of four fighting an uphill battle to be a part of my children’s lives. Two years ago, I hired Mr. Israel to handle my case. With Mr. Israel’s knowledge of Florida Law and his trial experience, Mr. Israel has given me peace of mind navigating through a high conflict custody battle.
Mr. Israel has been very quick to respond to any question I’ve had throughout this process. He was completely honest with me and saved me a lot of money not spending time on issues that arise but have no legal relevance to the outcome of my case.
Mr. Israel is attentive, out spoken, and overall an excellent lawyer. If you are looking for an amazingly knowledgeable and competent attorney, I would highly recommend Mr. Israel.
Posted by Kevin G.
As a doctor practicing in a highly litigious society, I am often confronted by lawyers with different motives, some directed at me, most directed at my colleagues. Which is why I am always impressed when I find an attorney who stands out among his colleagues. I have personally hired Gary Israel on at least 2 occasions (neither having anything to do with medical malpractice) and he was able to resolve my issues in a timely and highly satisfactory way. Gary was either immediately available or returned my calls in a timely manner, and charged me fairly throughout the legal processes. There were never any "side issues" or extraneous legal distractions that took up any additional time or money. Mr Israel did not file the never-ending continuances that so many other lawyers seem so fond of. Also, whether the news was good or bad, Mr Israel gave it to me in a direct, no nonsense fasion (rather than beating around the bush), so that we could proceed in the most effective and timely fasion. I would stronly recommend Gary Israel to anyone seeking a highly competent, professional attorney who is unafraid to go to trial if necessary.
Posted by David
I have hired Mr Israel at least 6 times in the past 15 years. He has always proved himself a consummate professional, and was extremely adept in the handling of my case. He was thoroughly familiar with all of the issues related to the case (having done his own, extensive research) and was just as familiar with the laws and statutes regarding my specific case. Furthermore, I was treated fairly and courteously and when I had questions or concerns, Mr Israel was very prompt at returning my calls. In every case, Mr Israel was able to resolve my issue (s) favorably, and that is why I have called upon him faithfully in the past 15 years. I would highly recommend Mr Israel and have never had any complaints about him personally or professionally.
Posted by anonymous
While he may be good at charging excessive amounts of money for paperwork and phone calls, he wasn't prepared for my case. As we walked into mediation, he still had not even looked at or used the child support calculator in order to make an educated plea for an increase in child support. In the beginning, he didn't even know when the papers were served until I told him, and although he responded to me quickly, he always directed me to 'call the office' when I had questions on the status of my case. He claims he did nothing wrong and that I gave up too soon, but I refused to spend any more money on getting the run around. I shared all the areas I wanted my child support/custody case to touch on, and I feel as if he didn't hear anything I said. He 'removed' himself from my case when I told him I didn't want him to represent me and that I didn't want to call him to discuss anything, because I wanted to avoid further charges. After he charged me $300 for filling out paperwork in .75hr to be relieved of my case, he finally returned less than $40 of the $1200 I originally paid him, and I am worse off now than I was before I even began proceedings. Words can not express how incredibly disappointed I am. More so in the fact I didn't get the service I paid for, and he sees nothing wrong with anything. He will probably respond similar to how he has for the other clients who reviewed him poorly, but be aware, if you don't have a big case or a lot of money to spend, he won't spend the time or preparation on you. I trusted him to have the knowledge, because of his high cost, but it certainly wasn't the case.
Posted by anonymous
Promised quick results and even though today was ok, it shouln't have ever gone this far. All I wanted was an emergency motion resolved and we have spent so much more than he told us we would. to busy trying to cut corners and then we end up paying for all kinds of different motions and my initial problem has yet to be resolved. We were in court a few times and sadly, he still doesn't even know how to say my name properly or seems to care. He yelled at me because I couldnt get ex to say what he wanted through texts and was aware of my situation before taking on case. All in all tons of money spent and still waiting on first motion to be heard!