Posted by Vanessa
I went to consult with Mr. Dario Bargas in regards to my child custody case. And right from the start he made me feel worthless. And as if I didn't deserve my son as well as made me feel horrible for having more than one child's father ( 2 separate long term relationships. One being 7 years and the other 10). Stated "well the judge doesn't just give the father custody".. (I'm fully aware!).. Dario said such and made me feel like such without so much as 3 minutes of even hearing my side of the story! Just to try to tell me what a headache my case was going to be and so forth and so before even hearing my case, made clear that he was going to need at least a $10k retainer. But I was look at a $50k case easily and how that was a great deal being as of how he's had clients with $200k cases. I drove from Waco to Austin to see him after reading his "good reviews" on his website. What a waste! Now after going back, I've noticed that all are his editing. That the public can't go post these reviews to his website themselves! And are all signed with initials.. no real names! Yet further searches afterwards, I find only poor and negative reviews. All in which I would completely agree with now after having had met the guy. My ex saught custody of our son only after I wouldn't waive his 7grand in arrears owed in child support. At the time I was in the process of moving. He took full advantage of that and my staying with a friend in her tiny place for a mere few weeks at the time and miraculously pulled off gaining temporary custody of our son after lieing and he and his lawyer manipulating the judge into seeing me as not having a stable home (I was literally back in my own place less than a week from this ruling). I couldn't afford a lawyer at the time of the hearing after consulting with a few and learning their costs. So I represented myself unaware that I could ask for more time. None of my proof or evidence of his lies and or my true situation was allowed to be presented thanks to his lawyer which I quickly learned is where I messed up by not having had hired my own lawyer. All though I had everything to prove myself and was confident I had nothing to worry about, my proof was never seen by the judge. I was completely unaware that it had to have first been delivered to and filed with his lawyer prior to the hearing so that they could work up their defense. Note: I had 3 days till the hearing from the date of my unexpected citation being served. But to the point here, Mr. Bargas appeared very arrogant and cocky and was quick and sure to make me feel hopeless and unworthy. I would never recommend him!! Ever!! After getting back to Waco I consulted with another lawyer, Brent Sakora with the Law Offices of Ed Laughlin. He was absolutely amazing!!!! Definitely gave me hope and actually thanked me for my having all my proof together! Said it was going to save me Big time in fees since I saved him most of the leg work and it was less for him to do and therefore made his job that much easier! And the best part!? I was offered a $3,500 retainer in which he was also willing to work with me on in installments if needed. However, prior to our hearing date but still just such a relief on my end! Still more than I was hoping to pay as a retainer but much much more afforadable and reasonable!! I'd still choose him over a free lawyer any day rather I could afford to do so or not! Definitely worth it to me! I definitely left his office feeling confident, with hope and much much closer to feeling at peace! That alone just made me feel so good and like he was the one for my case. Save your time and trip and avoid Mr. D. Bargas at all expenses! Trust me!
Posted by anonymous
" WARNING" I hired Dario in 2015, for a custody case. First off Dario never took my calls, never kept me up to date on what was happening. Dario is rude and inconsiderate to his clients needs. Dario will paint a pretty picture before he gets your money and in the end your money will be gone and the picture will be horrible. He showed up at my court hearing with a ugly buttoned up wrinkled shirt that had a fresh food stain on it. Dario is very unprofessional in all areas of law. I would not even use Bargas Law firm if they would do a Pro- Bono case for me.
Posted by anonymous
I REPEAT DO NOT USE DARIO BARGAS!!!!
1) lost one payment and tried to charge me again. then finds out we did pay.
2) can not get ahold of in a timely matter when something happens.
3) called me stupid, and dumb
4) told me I need to not worry about my step kids and only worry about my son. they are all MY KIDS
5) withdrew from my case saying he couldn't contact me when it was other way around. tried charging me for him withdrawing
6) my list can go on and on for days, please just listen and don't go to Dario for any thing he is not worried about you or what you are going through only your money
Posted by carter
My wife ran off with her boyfriend and took the kids with her. Of course, I was distraught and was not sure what to do. I found Attorney Bargas online, and he assured me that he could get me custody of the kids. Then we finalized my divorce, in just 6 months and I have full sole custody of my children.
Posted by J.F.
Dario Bargas advertises $500 uncontested divorce and $1,500 contested flat fees for divorces. That is super cheap and you get what you pay for. He will bill his clients .25 hour for a 1 minute comminication, ending in over 2 hours of charges for communications that actually took less than 4 minutes time. He advertises free consultation but then after being hired will bill the client for the initial consultation to the tune of $600.
Mr. Bargas does not know basic legal concepts that any attorney should know for example... in a divorce any attorney ought to know that one spouse cannot give the other spouse a trespass warning and change the locks. That is not lawful yet he advises his clients to do exactly that and then tells his clients that the police don't know the law. It is Mr. Bargas who does not know the law.
His bad advice to his clients creates not only financial damages beyond calculating but could put people in harms way, something he apparently has no problem with. If you want a lawyer who does not know the law, does not know how to spell trespass, does not know local rules, does not know civil procedure or even how many days notice he must give to set a temporary orders hearing then he is your man.
If you want a huge mess that you have to pay another lawyer to clean up and If you want an attorney hat will bill you over $6,000 to write an unlawful letter to your spouse, give you unlawful advice, file a document full of errors and mistakes, then charge you for all of his mistakes then by all means hire Mr. Bargas.
Posted by RJ
I hire this law firm to take care of a SIMPLE case. Well after 2 years of NOTHING, but telling me forget about the case, walk away. Than within 2 week they withdrew from the case taking my $1000+ that I paid them. I have now file 1 law suit in distract court suing them for ineffective council. I am in the process of filing another law suit which I will file in federal court on the owner of this law firm for violating my civil right.
Posted by Sebastian Kupcewicz
The worst lawyer firm you could deal with! Beware , do not waist your time and money with this unprofessional group of people. I hired them on May 9th for simple divorce case, well until today ( aug 27th 2013 ) nothing was done! I was told that there is a 60day grace period for court before they will schedule a hiring, So i patiently waited, i started to be concern at the end of jul that date hasn't been set. I have tried to call Mike multiple times on hes cell phone, left numerous of voice msg. Called me once saying that next week we ll have date, it was at the end of july. Since then no contact with the firm. Their assistant dosen't even answer and call back. Dario's email and cell phone is useless as well. I requested my $700 back last week. Still non of them have courage to call me back or return me money for services they DON'T PROVIDE! Stay away as far as you can unless you want to go thru huge headache as i am.
Posted by anonymous
I was a client of mr bargas for 3 whole days before I had to fire him due to his unprofessional way of conducting business. He does not return calls and when he finally did, he talked down to me in a very unprofessional way and hung up on me without letting me say what I needed to say.
Posted by Tiffany
I met with Dario to help me with my case. He advertised on Craigslist and was the cheapest lawyer for my type of case- especially after I called around. Well, I definitely learned my lesson. You get what you pay for. Dario was unresponsive to my calls. I even showed up for my court date to find out that it had been moved. He never called to tell me this. When he asked me out on a date, I knew that was the last straw. I fired him immediately.