5.0 stars 45 totalReview James Gilbreath
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I needed some legal representation in a family matter and Mr. Gilbreath did a great job helping me understand everything involved. He and his staff took the time to help answer my questions in a very timely matter and most questions were answered the very same day. If I need future representation, I will most certainly use Me. Gilbreath again!
Posted by Yvette Domiano
I called to meet with James (Jake) Gilbreath to review and revise a prenup agreement. He was prompt and very informative. Jake took the time to make sure I understood the entire agreement and made me feel very comfortable with each part of the document. I would highly recommend him!
Posted by Stephen
I hired Jake to handle a very complex child custody case. Jake was available and passionate about my case. Unfortunately, the case had to go to a contested final trial. Jake was excellent in depositions and in court. He was prepared, articulate, and was clearly persuasive with the judge. Because of his hard work, I was able to achieve a result that kept my children safe.
Posted by Melissa
I am so glad I hired Jake as my divorce attorney. Jake is compassionate and always available for me through a very difficult time. I could not recommend him any stronger!
Posted by Heather
Mr Gilbreath has handled several cases for me. He has always done and amazing job and gone out of his way to be certain my cases were handled quickly and efficiently. He is a brilliant attorney. I trust his expertise completely! I would recommend him to family and friends!
Posted by Nick Vaidya
When I first met Jake, he proposed a solution that was unorthodox and one that required me to go elsewhere for legal help. He did not charge me anything for the meeting either, given my situation. That is when I decided that I would go to him if needed. I did need him. And I am glad that I went to him. Jake will speak the truth to you. That is in itself empowering. But more importantly, he will make you feel supported and cared for. He will also guide you to keep the prize in sight and not get distracted with the trivia and the mundane. That too is needed when you are emotionally charged. He is a good negotiator as well. I would recommend him to anybody who is honest and direct.
Posted by Cari
I have been in the court system for 3 years and worked with several attorneys. I have never had an attorney so dedicated to fighting for me and my children. From custody issues to child support enforcement - Jake has worked tirelessly on my behalf. He is truly committed to his clients and his passion and work ethic are unparalleled. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing legal council. My children and I would be lost without him.
Posted by Roberto
Jake is an amazing lawyer- his firm did a fantastic job representing me. They understood all of the complex dynamics of my divorce and after being represented by two other firms I was astounded at how efficient, diligent, pragmatic and most importantly how effective Jake's firm was in dealing with the issues at hand and getting my divorce settled. They are hands down the best family attorney's in Austin and I would highly recommend them to anybody.
Posted by Susan
I hired James "Jake" Gilbreath to assist me with a child support matter. At the outset of the matter, he communicated with by email and would (slowly) respond to my questions. We needed a court hearing to obtain a modification in my situation. It took Jake over 6 months to set up the very basic hearing, and that was with many requests for updates on the status on my part. These status requests were either ignored or responded to by his paralegal with "I'll let you know what I hear." When the hearing date finally arrived, the judge decided to discuss the matter informally with the attorneys and said she would hear the matter on a formal basis in six months. That was 5 months ago. Since that time, all of my attempts to contact Jake and/or his legal assistant have gone completely unanswered. Neither one will return my telephone calls, email messages, messages left with the office receptionist, or letters sent by certified mail. I believe the small matter was not lucrative enough for Jake to spend any additional time on it, so he apparently decided to simply stop working on my case. He has not communicated to me, however, that he has ceased to be my attorney. He has also not responded to my written requests for my file so that I could hire someone else to complete the work. It is an entirely unprofessional situation. I would never recommend using Jake Gilbreath for any family law matter or for any other legal purpose. You will not get prompt attention to your matter and you may get ignored entirely.
Posted by Julie
Jake was recommended to me by a friend and it was a good fit for my needs. He was honest and upfront about my options from the beginning. He attempted to contact the other party's attorney to resolve the case before he even took a cent from me. He was prepared for every step of the mediation and subsequent trial yet did not create a plethora of documents that only serve to run up the bill. He used our time wisely and worked within my budget to the best of his abilities to resolve any issues we could prior to heading to court. I trusted that Jake had my best interest in mind at all times. Ultimately, I think that is the most important part of hiring a lawyer because that is what put my mind at ease. Jake is empathetic but not the kind of lawyer who holds your hand every step of the way so if that's what you need, he might not be the guy for you. But if you want a lawyer with a keen mind, a lot of experience, and a through understanding of the law, I can think of no one better. I hope I never need a divorce lawyer again but if I do, Jake Gilbreath is who I would hire without reservation.