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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1995||03/29/2017|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.
Peggy’s comment: “A Texas Lotto winner gifted me the balance of his retainer which was a large sum of money in a case where I obtained for him custody of his son and terminated his high child support obligation. After confirming the gift, I accepted it partly but I carried it as a credit for him, in case he needed future legal work. Years later, he wanted his money back. After obtaining advice from peers and others I respect, I fought the grievance. For more information, please contact PSB directly: 2814853500.”
|Attorney & Mediator||Law Offices of Peggy S. Bittick||1997 - Present|
|Associate & Law Clerk||Hirsch & Westheimer, P.C.||1994 - 1997|
|South Texas College of Law||N/A||Doctor of Jurisprudence||1995|
Posted by Troy
I have used Peggy twice. She has taken care of what I needed on both occasions with speed and integrity. I have also consulted her a couple of times with no action needed. I will continue to use her for all of my legal needs.
Posted by anonymous
I would give Peggy Bittick zero stars. My husband and I are a young couple and we have not been married very long. However, I have known him since middle school and I will be the first to admit that he has not always made the best choices. Before he was 21 he had two children with 2 different women. However, He has turned his life around and after we got married an older friend offered to help us try to get custody of my husbands kids. He offered to lend us the money up front to hire an attorney and made very generous arrangements for us to pay him back.
We hired Peggy because our friend went to school with her and he thought she would be sympathetic to our cause. When we met with her, I had already done my research. It is a long sordid tale but it is enough to say that my husband and I knew we would provide a better and more stable home for the kids. I gave Peggy all the facts I had gathered, CPS reports, failed drug tests, failure to complete court ordered rehab and pending criminal charges.
She assured us that we had easy cases and that she would fight for us fairly. Well two years later and THOUSANDS of dollars in the hole we were left with settlements that are less favorable than we feel like we should have gotten. Despite the fact that both moms are convicted drug users with impending felony criminal charges. Peggy told us that we had no reason to expect full custody. When we talked about the younger child’s mother getting her rights taken away and the possiblity of me adopting the child due to the fact that her mother would be incarcerated longer for the next five years..She pretty much laughed in my face and told us there was no way in hell a judge would go for that.
The fact is that Peggy never really seemed to be on our side and she did not ever seem to give our case any priority. A year into the process we found that the child support payments that were supposed to be dropped after our very first hearing in 2013 (the judge had granted us temporary custody) were still being charged to my husband. Even though Peggy reassured us time and time again that she had taken care of that issue. Because of this we were not able to buy a house since the A/G showed my husband owing back child support money and that seriously affected his credit. When we called and complained to Peggy that the child support issue was STILL not resolved she charged us for the conversation and for fixing the issue. Later we found out there were tons of clerical errors in the order (for example she misspelled a child’s name) and she said she would have to charge us more money to fix the mistakes.
The Amicus attorney for the children that she highly recommended was also a disaster .
It is clear to me that Peggy’s chief concern in our case was never the best interests of our children it was how much money she could bill and I would never recommend her services to anyone.
Posted by anonymous
Please please never hire this attorney and I take the time to fill out this survey for your sake so you don't waste your money, time, and to avoid the impending disappointment you will have if you hire her. For us, she did not do her job. She did not request evidence be held and by the time we got to court it was disposed of. Also, the law stated, for what we were suing for, we could not sue. Cost me 10,000 because she did not tell me that up front. It was very stressful and frustrating that she took advantage of us. See her pretty office? My money strongly support that. She was unable to proceed, saw me coming, required a 10,000 retainer for a case that could not be won. Please save yourself. Find another attorney.
Anne Darring, Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I first met Peggy years ago when I went against her in a child support case. Even though she was a new attorney she did fabulous and won the case. Over the years she has become a very skilled litigator. I recommend her to any family client considering representation.