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     4.5 stars 12 total

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  • A Great Lawyer and a Wonderful Human Being

    5.0 stars

    Posted by SJA

    I have known Lisa for at least 6 years. I had a very contested divorce and although it's over now Lisa and I had to go through very specific details of my 26 year marriage because the issues were important to my case. You don't realize how important your lawyer will be to you and your family until you are faced with really tough issues like I was. Lisa's integrity is intact and knowing what I know now about our legal system and how we can still abide by legal rules but have to deal with a dishonest spouse or a dishonest attorney on the other side I appreciate that my attorney Lisa Vance was there to represent me when I wasn't able to stand up for my rights as a wife and mother. The legal system is what it is and Lisa has the experience as a litigator to protect your rights. She is prepared when she goes to court on your behalf and focuses on making sure that you and your children are protected. I am glad that a friend referred to her to me and that I stuck with her although there were tough times and very difficult issues to deal with. As a human being, you can tell what Lisa's passions are by stepping into her office. Her staff is unique and her love and passion for animals is as great as it is for human beings. She cares and it's evident in the way she manages her office and the people who work for her. She is a wonderful human being and I would recommend her services to anyone who is in need of a lawyer who will listen to what the issues are and tries to first resolve amicably and then fight for your rights. The law is specific and Lisa has the experience to represent anyone going through a divorce.
    Sincerely SJA a client

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  • Rock Stars

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    Posted by Gerald

    I am currently going through a divorce after 26 years of marriage. Lisa and her team has made this experience as easy and pleasant as possible. They contact me almost daily and answer all my questions. They treat me like a human with feelings and not just a client. I can't imagine going through this without them. I HIGHLY recommend Lisa and her team.

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  • Only wanting to pad her pocket!!!!

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    Posted by Dorothy and James lowe

    My husband and I hired Ms. Vance's law firm for a child support case. After retaining her for 5,000.00 which she quickly used up in 2 months we were no further from having a settlement. However, we did start having to pay the maximum in child support under Texas Law. Every email small or not was met with an even larger bill! I sent an email less than a page long and it was met with a bill to read it and communicate it within her office staff of over 500.00 dollars. While her expertise in law may be extensive so is her billing!!! I do not see that we gained anything from our 5,000.00, it is worse 5,000.00 I've ever spent!!! I do not recommend anyone hiring the Vance firm unless your pockets are extremely deep and you like paying for nothing!!!!

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    Lisa A. Vance’s response: “We were hired by a father whose wife wanted to lower his child support, which he paid for a teenage boy dying of brain cancer. The step-mother did not want her husband to pay even guideline child support. We refused. Instead, we obtained the father's permission to work towards a therapeutic plan to give him more time with his dying son, in as healthy an environment as possible. The step-mother, who is the author of this review, was only focused on one thing ... money. It is true that we had multiple conferences on this case, as (with the father's permission, of course), we were working with a mental health professional and the mother's counsel - hoping to find a way to help the father to provide for as peaceful and healthy a passing as possible for his son. The stepmother refused to permit the teenager more time in their home with his dad. The step-mother told us that she "did not have time to care" for the dying boy because she needed to "drive her own child" to his extracurricular activities. This is such a heart-breaking situation - the lawyers who worked on this case were so sad for the father and his son. In hindsight, we wish we would have realized the extent of the stepmother's control. We certainly did not know that the step-mother would be so confused over the firm's payment requests. THERE IS NO ENTRY IN ANY OF THE FIRM'S INVOICES THAT MATCHES THE STEP-MOTHER'S CLAIMS. We would gladly turn over all our billings to the Avvo team for its review, should the clients give us permission to do so. I will point out, however, that there were indeed conversations regarding the step-mother's final demands about the Final Order. These occurred towards the end of our representation of her and the father and represent talks between the handling lawyer, me and our staff. The step-mother wanted defamatory comments about the mother included in the Final Order. We refused. And, not surprisingly, the step-mother became angry, terminated our services and wrote this negative and false review on Avvo. We are glad to have had the opportunity to press forward the father's agenda of peace for his son. Even though it means this negative and unfounded writing by the step-mother.”
  • Your Awesome!!!

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    Posted by Jacob

    I would like to say that Lisa and her law firm did not only help my daughter with her child custody case. But made us feel at home, even though we were 200 miles away from where we live. The compassion and dedication that she and her firm showed for our case, made us feel like we were the only clients she had. If I have any legal needs in San Antonio, I would never hesitate to use her firm again.

    Thank you for everything you did for my daughter and my family.

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  • Smart, Well Respected, Family Attorney for the Right Reasons

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    Posted by a client

    Lisa is empathetic, wise and well respected by peers.

    Our family was dealing with serious false allegations and a difficult ex continuously filing erroneous motions.

    She helped us get the best possible result. She is the second attorney we hired in San Antonio and is leaps and bounds better than the opposing attorney (who has a good reputation) and our past attorney. Custody issues are so hard to go through. We wish we would have chosen Lisa to begin with. She was less expensive than our previous attorney. She will keep you out of the courtroom - if at all possible. She knows the right therapists, evaluators and mediators in the area.

    Lisa has a team that will keep you up to date and answer all your questions. You will get a speedy response from her and her team. Lisa called us directly within 1 day of our initial call to her office for a lengthy consult. Attorneys just don't do this. She cares. I cannot say that enough.

    I hope my review can help someone else find Lisa, an attorney with compassion - but she is a shark too!!

    Visiting her office is more like visiting your favorite aunt. She has a beautiful garden that surrounds an old Victorian home and cats and pups always around. She loves animals too. Who could ask for more?

    We will always keep her number in our phones. We wouldn't call anyone else.

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  • Awesome Attorney

    5.0 stars

    Posted by a Child Custody client

    She “took the bull by the horns”
    Mrs. Vance saw me through a horrible custody case. It was one of the toughest times of my life and it was ripping my happy little world apart. Ms. Vance taught me how to do the right thing “take the high road” as she called it, even when that was the last thing I wanted to do. She was an absolute powerhouse in the courtroom. She is also very creative, and offered me several different options on how to handle my case. She even showed me how to do some of the paralegals work so I would save money on the legal fees. I am so very thankful that I had Lisa Vance as my lawyer. I highly recommend Ms. Lisa Vance to anyone who needs a lawyer.

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  • The best family law attorney I could have... I had her!

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    Posted by Mariya

    I want to express my deepest gratitude to Lisa Vance and her office for their wonderful work, their care and understanding – it is priceless. I felt understood, helped, I felt as if Lisa stood in front of me, supported and protected me. My case was complicated by the fact, that my ex is a lawyer himself, but I realized very soon, that it is impossible to intimidate Lisa. She is very knowledgeable, fearless, operates efficiently and will do everything possible to protect her client. Thank you all, thank you!

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  • Divorce

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    Posted by Phillip

    Ms. Vance helped me through a very rough divorce and saw to it that all my resources were not drained by ex-wife. She pointed out many specifics that I hadn't an idea existed. I couldn't imagine where I'd be today without the help of her and her staff. Several times I needed reassuring that the course I was taking was the best thing for everyone involved, and she made sure my every discomfort was attended to. In simple terms, if it had not been for Ms. Vance I'd have been raked over the coals depleting what was rightfully mine.

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  • Unbelievable...in the worst way.

    1.0 star

    Posted by a Divorce client

    Poor professional. Didn't return calls. Kept delaying the court dates. After 4 months with Lisa, she still didn't get me any temporary orders for my divorce. My ex by then had done so much damage. The only time she was genuinely concerned and cared was when she wanted my retainer. Sad that she bears a professional title.

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    Lisa A. Vance’s response: “We were the second lawyers hired to represent FH in her divorce action. We created a litigation strategy so that she would work ONLY with one of our paralegals, rather than include the hourly rate of a lawyer. She never called me, only the legal assistant and therefore it is not true that I did not return her calls. That paralegal, however, spent time with FH, analyzing her data, creating a budget and expense roster for her to use in her case. She wanted us to work for free and when we refused, she said she would post negative messages on the web about me. That is defamation; her malicious intention is evident in her refusal to even list her name in this comment. Her husband worked in the oilfield and was only able to come into San Antonio sporadically. At the first hearing, his lawyer forgot that the hearing was to be held and it was therefore continued at his request. At the second, FH told us we no longer had her authority to represent her. The night before that hearing, the husband’s lawyer’s car was stolen and he had no papers to present anyway. Knowing that FH would not permit us to represent her, I explained how very difficult this client is & outlined our work to the Hon. Karen Pozza, who voiced her confidence in me and my work. FH attempted to file a grievance against me with the State Bar of Texas, but her allegations were insufficient to even justify any state investigation whatsoever. FH asked us to return her entire retainer; we gave her back the money that had not been spent on her case. She then threatened that if she did not get her entire retainer, she would post negative comments on the web about me. I do not tolerate bullying behavior and am more than comfortable explaining what happened in this case. No damage was done by the husband during our brief representation of FH. They were living apart and she was able to support herself.”
  • Vance and Whitley... Eminent

    5.0 stars

    Posted by a Divorce client

    Serious, trusting, honest, and smooth. I have to say I was overwhelmed with how to go about my situation. After one meeting, I was very comfortable. Everything went as discussed. They were very diligent . Thank you VERY MUCH!

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