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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|President||Howard County Bar Association||2006|
|Owner||Steele Legal Group, LLC||2011 - Present|
|Attorney||Nice & Steffey, LLP||2009 - 2010|
|Deputy Prosecuting Attorney||Howard County Prosecutor's Office||2005 - 2009|
|Owner||Steele Law Office||2005 - 2009|
|Attorney||Russell, McIntyre, Hilligoss and Welke||2003 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Indianapolis Bar Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Indiana State Bar Association||N/A||2003 - Present|
|Indiana Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||2003 - Present|
|Indiana State Bar Association, Legal Ethics Committee||N/A||2009 - 2011|
|Howard County Bar Association||Past President||2003 - 2007|
|David Steele||Receiving $1.2 million settlement in January|
|David Steele||$350,000 settlement|
|Dental Malpractice||Received $235,000 settlement|
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|University of Denver Sturm College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Ball State University||Psychology||BS - Bachelor of Science||1998|
Posted by anonymous
Hired the Steele Group to represent me in a child custody case. To make a long story short, all of his associates and his staff left in mass exodus. This guy went off the deep end and when I found out certain papers hadn't been filed with the Court, he made excuses, sent ranting emails, voicemails and text messages using profanity, etc. Papers that weren't filed ended up affecting my case and he felt no remorse for that. He didn't have any problem taking my retainer which wasn't earned.
He lied constantly telling me he had filed paperwork with the Courts (which is easy enough to prove or disprove) and would still lie to me telling me he had worked on my case. I am glad he was finally disciplined after multiple clients reported him to the State. I don't know what happened to this guy but I am so sorry I hired his firm thinking he would an outstanding attorney only to find out that wasn't true. What's even harder to figure out is there are some reviews here that make this guy sound like God. After first reading the reviews here on AVVO, that is why I hired his firm. Obviously if he now has a rating of 1.0, it proves my story that I wasted time and money trusting this guys to help me when all that happened was my money was kept and he actually hurt my case.
Posted by wilma
David worked for a family member in a custody case for two years. In the two years he never showed up for one meeting in fact we never met him. After two years we are at the same place we started. fortunately for us CPS became involved due to bad decisions on the moms part and they did more for us than David did,
Posted by anonymous
Atty Steele's vast knowledge of family law is second nature. His advice is not sugar coated, but laced with genuine concern for the child's best interest.
Thank you for so much for the consultation. If my case was closer, I'd have hired him in a heartbeat! Class act!
Justin Bowen, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Having worked with Dave Steele on several matters, I can attest to his intellect and legal accumen. Although I have not personally observed him in the court room, he is without question one of the most outgoing and approachable people I have ever met, and I am certain this translates into great results with both his clients and in front of the court. I am certain Dave would be a fine choice as a litigator on any matter. Congratulations on your success Dave!
Kristin Hobbs, Insurance Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. David J. Steele is a top notch attorney. His responses in public forums such as AVVO showcase his experience, expertise, and a deep understanding and knowledge of the law. Any person in need of an attorney will be greatly served by this superior attorney.
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