Posted by Janna
I concluded my divorce with the help of Mr. York and I have to say a huge thank you! Although there were "up's" and "down's" throughout the process he kept me on track, even when I was thinking the whole process was too difficult and was about to throw in the towel. Thankfully I was guided through the whole process and looking back I was SO glad I hired him instead of another choice I reviewed.
First the good: Massively aggressive! (I would NOT want to be on the other side of him!). I felt protected throughout and he seemed to take my case as if it were his own. There were times when I felt like a child hiding behind their father standing up to a wrong. His office is both professional and has a good sense of humor which makes a good mix. I felt at home. (In fact, his exact words were "this is your home during your divorce so get comfortable"). They kept me informed, I never had to worry about a return email, text or phone call. I felt like a load of bricks were off my shoulders.
Now the "not so good.": If you're expecting a cheap out, you'll be highly disappointed. He is expensive but well worth it. I hired a lesser attorney and switched to Mr. York mid-way through. I wish I had started with him because even though he's more expensive than most, I probably would have saved in the end by not having Mr. York clean up the mess created by my first lawyer. He is also brutally honest, which is what I needed. He will definitely tell you the "weak" and "strong" points even when you don't want to hear that you will not get 100% of everything and thus leaving my soon to be "ex" in the street homeless without a dime. (...I can dream).
In short, a HUGE thank you and would absolutely recommend him to anyone that has a complex divorce.
Posted by Silvia
I hired Mr. York in my darkest hour. When I thought all hope was lost, he took my case and kept in contact all of the time, even on weekends. He assured me constantly and I'll admit I was a "hand holder" of a client, but that didn't make him angry or make him lose touch with me. He is a professional at every turn, and extremely knowledgeable. When I couldn't find it in me to fight anymore, he never lost focus and kept me on track. I know family law has its emotional moments, and there were times when I blamed everyone, even myself. Mr. York listened to me constantly and when I say don't get discouraged I mean don't hire anyone else! He is the absolute best. My issues were pretty complex involving a lot of property and custody. He has the skills and the courtroom ability to get the job done. Again, thank you Mr. York, you are much appreciated!
Posted by Gerald
After hiring 2 other attorney's whom failed me, I hired Mr. York and thank God I did!
I found out about 70% of his clients come from client who hired other attorney's and found their way to him due to complex issues that are over the head of most other attorneys.
He is professional, and always responds to my calls and emails. I was always kept in the loop and never did I have to guess about the status of my case. Where others failed, he picked up my case and won!
I know my case was a "handful" for his office but they always assured me with confidence and their whole office responded to my every need. At the end of my case I was very satisfied and they wouldn't let me settle for anything less than I deserved.
Thank you Mr. York!!! I would recommend him for all of your family needs, and have no reservations in getting what you pay for. He's not inexpensive but well worth every penny!!!
Trust and learn from me, before you pay for substandard attorneys pay the price and hire Mr. York. You'll get your investment back and then some. It's much wiser to hire him first before paying to hire him after other attorneys have failed you. I wish I would have hired him first, but I'm glad I hired him last. His personal attention was stellar. Thanks again and I hope this guides other people going through what I did. DO NOT hire anyone else. Trust me!!!
Anonymous review posted on
I hired Mr. York to represent me in a divorce. My husband's attorney tried to "low ball" me and Mr. York stood by thick and thin to get me a massive settlement! He was always concerned about my wellbeing, and made sure I was informed and taken care of through the whole process. My husband told me after the divorce that he wished I would of hired a "less aggressive" lawyer. Ha! Mr. York knew how to handle complex financial issues and would not quit until I was satisfied. If you want someone to keep you informed at all times, and someone that crosses his "T's" and dots his "I's" it's him. I will ABSOLUTELY recommend him to my friends!
Posted by Elaine
He was absolutely the worst attorney!!! Opposing counsel wrote my decree with no defense by York! He fought back on absolutely nothing and used my ignorance of the law against me!!! Further, I repeatedly expressed my concerns over finances since I was unemployed at the time of my divorce and he used this information to deter me from getting a financial analyst. York failed me both financially and custodially. Since finalizing my divorce, I have had two attorneys review my decree and both were shocked by it. One even referred to it as the "worst decree [he] had ever seen." If using York, I suggest you inform yourself thoroughly on Texas family law because YOU will have to be your own attorney!
Posted by Stephen
Douglas has been appointed by the Judge to represent my kids twice. He has done an outstanding job of doing so while keeping his legal fees within reason. He meet with each of my children individually and acted in their best interest without revealing what had been discussed with each child. He always conducted himself in a professional manner and adhered to the highest level of integrity and ethics. My only regret is that now I can't hire him to represent me.
Posted by Sonja
Mr York is fantastic. I terminated 2 family law certified attorney's before I hired him to represent my daughter in a custody case. If you want the big guns then use Doug York. If you want to win then use Doug York! He is AGGRESIVE, proffesional, trustworthy, knowledgeble and a good man! He won us sole custody, step up visitation plan and $20,000.00 in attorney fees!!!! If you want a shark he's the one to hire. Doug is fair, he doesn't bill you needlessly for meetings not needed. He has changed my opinion about attorneys. I would never want to go up against him in court. During trial he shredded the deadbeat dad and it was like something you see on tv. He was our angel. I reccomend him and would be happy to speak with you in person to tell you what a rock star he is!!!!!!!!
Posted by Sharon D.
Mr. York aggressively fought for me throughout my whole case, and always kept me informed every step of the way. His office was fully equipped to handle my very complex and highly contentious divorce against my husband in our child custody case. He never backed down and never gave up. I cannot thank him enough for all of his hard work.
Posted by Barbara
Mr. York handled my family law case very professionally and quickly. Things could not have gone smoother, and me did exactly what he said he would do. I am very pleased with the results, and would recommend him to anyone needing a good family law attorney.
Anonymous review posted on
Mr York was hired as the AMICUS in our custody case. He was ordered by the judge to not expose himself to or use sealed evidence that was also part of a civil case pending in another matter, and yet he not only went against the judges order and did so, he used that material repeatedly. One would think that a person who used to be an officer of the law and who is now an attorney, would know better than to do something so aggregious. He was completely disrespectful to women in court and in the hallways. Cursed at me repeatedly when it was absolutely not necessary. "F" word would have been just fine. When I informed him of my exes Bi-polar disorder and where to get supporting documentation on those facts, he failed to look into it and suggested I get a physchiatric evaluation. I could go on and on. He never once interviewed Me with my children present but made assumptions about how they interacted with me. He interviewed the chidren TWICE with my ex even though I had primary custody! I never had a CPS case against me but he allowed the judge to believe I did. All of this cost me the custody of my children and now I have to fight like heck to get them back.