3.5 stars 23 totalReview William Beck
Posted by Jennifer
Explained to me everything that I asked and was so nice and took the time out of his busy day to help me with my case. A lot of lawyers say they can help you but Mr Beck really puts in the time to listen to every detail about your case and will let you know what his opinion will be.
Posted by Barbara
Bill Beck over charged me for same requested information over and over and when he used all of my money up $5000 still no divorce and another & $2500 and still no divorce and did haven't enough money to ask for the necessary alimony told me to reconcile with my ex would be a better use of my money. His office manage was the rudest person I have ever met indicating that Mr Beck was slammed and I could take my case elsewhere and she would be glad to box it up. Now I have a new attorney and he won't release my files until he has copied everything which he will charge me for just so he can get my
Last dollar. I would never recommend him and he really needs to be disbarred from taking people's cases as he won't return phone calls or email. He only knows how to over bill and take your dollars.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Bill for a simple procedure and he ended up ruining my case, overcharged me thousands of dollars, didn't even know the gender of my child, the judge hated him and every other attorney I have spoken to said I made a huge mistake hiring him. I have now had to spend over ten grand on new lawyers and he is asking me to pay him even more money after I fired him and for essentially almost ruining the whole case. I don't think the man even knows what the term "objection" means. He made a fool out of both of us in court and now I'm exhausting all my money just to fix his mistakes. I feel like he needs to be reported to the bar. DO NOT HIRE HIM!!!!! He doesn't prepare for court and I knew more about the judge, the case...everything than my own attorney.
Posted by Shannon
I just got off the phone with Mr. Bill Beck and was extremely impressed to say the least. He spent an hour discussing and reviewing our rights during my free consultation. He was extremely informative regarding relocation rights and information pertaining to our special needs daughter. Mr. Bill Beck will be our go to attorney and a lawyer I will highly recommend to anyone in need.
Posted by David
I tried to represent myself in my divorce and got severely taken advantage of by the Petitioner's attorney. The judge gave the Petitioner everything she wanted and then some... to the point of rubbing salt into my wounds. When I receive the final judgement, signed by the judge, I took it to Mr. Beck expecting him to tell me what every other attorney had told me. "Sorry Pal, Your Screwed." In the free consultation, Mr. Beck looked at the final judgement carefully. He made comments and notes. After reading the judgement and having me tell him a little bit of what happened to me as I tried to represent myself Pro Se, he told me that he was confident that he could probably get the FINAL judgement SET ASIDE and we could restart the divorce process as though this nightmare had never happened. I retained Mr. Beck and hoped that his supreme confidence was not salesmanship. Mr. Beck wrote ONE motion, scheduled a hearing with the same judge who signed the final judgement and within ten minutes, Mr. Beck convinced the judge to overturn his own judgement. The opposing party's attorney tried to argue with Mr. Beck in the courtroom. Mr. Beck stayed calm and professional. Mr. Beck is a no-nonsense, "smooth operator" and he knows the LAW.
Posted by anonymous
Bill is knowledgable and compassionate. I felt confident with him representing me in a very contentious battle. No one ever "wins" when children are at issue. You have to just have faith in your attorney and I'm glad I put it all in Bill's capable hands. He is easy to talk to and respectful of my opinion. Our case went as well as it possibly could've under very complicated circumstances. Thanks to Bill.
Posted by Phil
Unfortunately, you know the saying, nice guy's finish last. I read some of the other reviews and I just had to comment. I had the exact same experience as some of the others have written. I really liked Bill. Looking back now, that was my first mistake. Right from the start, with his Buddhist statues in his office, I thought to myself, here is a balanced and grounded person. The type of 'nice guy' I could see myself hanging out at a backyard cookout with. California cool. Laid back. The only problem is, he's a bit too laid back in the court room. Boy did he get steamrolled in court. I only wanted to modify an existing divorce to change the days of visitation. There were some other things the mother was doing that really were cause for alarm, but I will never forget Bill saying: "We're going to win this! I'm going to wipe the smile off her face". I have to echo what the others said, if he promises you the moon, RUN. He seemed to charge fees a bit randomly, I felt I did more work in the case then he did, then after we lost he calmly said "For another $5,000. retainer I should be able to get this finished". My losing the case is not why I would not hire him again, that happens, I understand. His unprofessional manner of calling me 'Dude' was. Also, beware. He likes to talk about stuff that has NOTHING to do with the case using up time, then of course billing you for it. If you find yourself already in the situation of having retained him, tell him STAY focused Bill ! You've been warned.
Posted by Sheila
Attorney Beck and his staff came to our rescue when the lawyer we had removed himself from our case due to health issues. He has been fantastic in every way.
If you need a trustworthy, responsive, knowledgeable attorney, Bill Beck Law is the firm you want.
Posted by anonymous
Bill is a GOOD guy but the worst lawyer that you could have for a contested divorce or paternity case. When needing to contact him his wife (who runs the office) will be a bigger road block then your ex at the mediation table. His office will charge you for everything. I had to fire bill after 2 years of wasted thousands of dollars and hired a second lawyer to correct his mistakes.
If you have a contested case, he will tell you to give and not fight . He says it will save you money but in reality his method is good for him but will devastate you in the end. Again - good guy but bad choice for a lawyer on a contested case.
Posted by Jeremy
I was out of state and needed to hire an attorney in the Pinellas area to take over my divorce without me having to fly back there. I spoke with Bill Beck on the phone for about 30 minutes about my case and I felt very comfortable with him and his approach to my issues. He got everything started and I flew back when it was time for my court date. Everything went as he said it would, and I’m now finally done with this whole mess and able to move on with my life.