Posted by Kellie
Somehow thank you just doesn't seem enough. When I first went to Harrian Law Firm, I didn't know what to expect, I met with Robert and as he talked to me and explained everything I felt totally safe and relaxed. I was so confused, hurt and didn't know if I could trust another human being again after my divorce (but as I sat and listened, I just knew I could trust this man) as well as fearful about my future because I had planned on falling back on my ex-husband's retirement plan when I retired. I had given up an excellent career with retirement to start my own business and my ex and I were in agreement that his retirement was enough for us; well that was before he decided to leave the marriage and left me out to dry. I was told that I was due half of my ex husbands retirement plan which didn't add up to that much after he had been pulling money out of it without my knowledge. Robert informed me on my first visit, that I also am due half of his pension plan, a pension plan I didn't know existed. Robert took care of getting my portion on that to; Most lawyers that I had contacted prior going to Harrian Law Firm, couldn't tell me the first thing about QDRO's, they don't have any experience in this fairly new field, but Robert Harrian is extremely knowledgeable and thorough, in no time I was awarded half of the retirement money, then Robert skillfully worked on getting the pension plan, again in no time at all I was awarded that as well. I am so grateful to Robert and the folks at Harrian Law Firm, they have been extremely patient with me while I pay off my bill which Robert had lowered the amount from what he usually charged. Thank you again for such a smooth and positive experience. I will happily refer this law firm to anyone, I have no doubt that they would also have a positive experience as well.
Posted by anonymous
Robert Harrian drafted and submitted to the Court the QDRO documents for the community property retirement split post-decree for my ex-spouse and I. Mr. Harrian knew exactly what he was doing and what I was entitled to. My ex-husband had originally had the documents drafted up, and Mr. Harrian found four (4) crucial mistakes that added up to an additional $10,000 that I was entitled to. Had I not hired Mr. Harrian, and had signed the documents my ex had drafted, I would have received $10,000 less than I did. Mr. Harrian communicated very effectively with me, my ex, and my ex’s attorney; and was able to get my ex to sign the documents, without needing further court intervention. On top of this, I was awarded 50% of attorney’s fees reimbursed to me for Mr. Harrian’s services. Overall, Mr. Harrian did an excellent and accurate job on the QDRO documents. I would highly recommend him to anyone who has retirement accounts to split. These documents are very technical and definitely need an expert review before you sign them.
Posted by John's former wife
I am writing in response to the review posted by John stating Do Not Hire This Man. I want to say that I feel this review is completely unfair and untruthful. Mr Harrian was engaged in our case because of a financial matter regarding the split of John's 401K. He completed his responsibilities in a fair and professional manner. My bill was never padded and Mr. Harrian never acted unethically in any way. This is a case of a client not wanting to pay for services rendered. I encourage anyone reading reviews regarding Mr. Harrian to disregard John's review and know that he is an excellent lawyer. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Elaine
It is very difficult to find a reputable divorce attorney who knows the law, is ethical and responsive. When I was going through my divorce 6 years ago, I asked around for a referral to a good divorce attorney and was referred to Mr. Harrian. I have a child and for anyone who is going through a divorce with a child, you know how emotional the experience can be. At times, I really didn't know which way to turn next or how I would get through this life changing event. After my first meeting with Mr. Harrian, I felt such a sense of peace and relief, and I couldn't be more pleased with his services. He helped me get to the best, positive resolution of my divorce case I believe possible. But most importantly, he did it efficiently (his mind is brilliant) and was always on top of matters. It was also important that I found someone ethical, meaning he helped me work through the facts and strategize the best outcome within the law, and with the best interests of my child in mind.
Mr. Harrian would ALWAYS return phone calls and emails promptly. Often, these answers were to things that were running through my mind, and when I would write to him and receive his quick response to the matter, I was able to continue about my day.
Recently, my former husband presented me with papers asking for more time/joint custody of our child and I once again went to Mr. Harrian for his services. I must say, the second time around is not any less emotional! Once again, Mr. Harrian's professionalism, efficient style, articulate manner and knowledge put me at great ease. One of my goals was to keep my child out of this situation, and I worked hard at keeping life as normal as possible. I also maintain a full time+ job and had to 'keep it all together' during this very emotional time. In my opinion, Mr. Harrian had a very tough job and made it appear easy, which put me at ease. By leaving the 'tough' things up to him to handle, I was able to achieve my goal of leaving my child out of the middle. I was able to face the lawsuit knowing I had someone I could trust and who knew what was most important to me. And he helped me achieve a favorable outcome once again.
I truly don't know where I would be without Mr. Harrian's representation in my case. He kept the meetings to a minimal and in the end was able to work a settlement with my former husband without having to go to court. And it didn't cost me an arm and a leg - Mr. Harrian is very responsible and fair. I must say that my prayers were answered this time around as well, and I have Mr. Harrian largely to thank.
One other note - the office staff is warm and they treat you like family. They know how difficult going through an emotional family case can be. I found his paralegal helpful and very responsive, too. Thanks to Mr. Harrian for providing me with excellent services, giving me peace of mind, and helping achieve a favorable outcome for me and my family.
Posted by Dan
Mr. Harrian took on my case which was very complex. For me he has become more than an attorney... he is a trusted advisor that I count on for sound legal advice and counsel.
He is a credit to the profession and having had at least 5 other firms and lawyers do work for me over the last few years, he is rare. He is not your 'typical' attorney - that I have experienced.
Other attorney's have made me feel that all they were after was the almighty billable hours in a situation. Mr. Harrian and his staff certainly have to make money, however there was never a point in my case that I felt like he or his staff were taking advantage of billing or hours.
And I should also mention, due to the complexity of my case, there was a time that I communicated to Mr. Harrian that there was a possibility he was working for free.
His staff was courteous and efficient and gave me a sense of relief and confidence at a time I was in overwhelm, chaos and confusion.
He treated me with respect, class, and dignity through the entire process and I would highly recommend him for anyone in need of support in family law and/or divorce.
Posted by Jim
I've used this attorney on several issues where I needed advice along with information. I found him to be correct in the assessment of the situation and more than fair with billing.
Posted by John
This man billed us $1,000 to do a simply clarifying order. He did it wrong twice and i believe it was either intentional to bill me for more money or just plain didn't care. He padded his bill up every time I questioned him on his mishandling of my case. RUN from this guy. I am pursuing dispute/complaints as we speak.