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David Miles Handel

Family Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

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  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
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David Miles Handel
4311 Wilshire Blvd Ste 307
Los Angeles, CA, 90010-3715


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Posted by MMescott | August 28, 2022
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The Absolute Worst Avoid This Attorney
I met with David Handel from their office to file for divorce. The attorney was very nice and pleasant he made me feel at ease. My case is a little unique since my ex is currently incarcerated. But I was assured that they've handled cases like this before and it shouldn't be an issue. I made my last payment in August and that's when everything went down hill. The information I provided regarding specific dates was incorrect which I am glad I saw before the paper work was submitted. I had to call several times before anyone would call me back regarding the status of my case. I was told I would receive an email with the original filing which I never received. Countless calls with no answers and getting the run around regarding my case. Fast forward to today August 19 I am being told that my case has to be re-filed again because the Sheriff's did not attempt to serve the documents which I am very confused. If there is a timeframe for the documents to be served why wouldn't the office follow up with the Sheriff's office before the original request expired. Outside of my initial meeting with the attorney everything else has been a nightmare. I am now calling to the law office very aggressive which is normally not my demeanor. I am frustrated and upset with the lack of follow up, and the run around I have received from this law office.
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Posted by William | August 18, 2022
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Do Not Recommend
Generally using Michael Collum through my divorce was not to my advantage. Throughout the case it felt more like check the box than zealous representation. Sales pitch at the initial consult was entirely different from the real world approach. In the divorce there were several ambiguities in the decree and settlement agreement that ended up costing me. In addition, the case dragged on for some time. It was only after talking with his partner that things got moving more quickly. I attempted to have a strategy meeting at one point, only to have a form decree read to me. I ended up with a very standard divorce decree for a premium price. His fees were 4x the fixed fee quotes I received, but I went with Michael Collum expecting premium service. In the end, he pushed me off as a referral to another lawyer to clean up some of the mess and this guys name is David Handel. He actually fell through with that also, and stopped returning calls. There was a procedural issue that could have been solved simply, but he missed it, and cost me some money. It wasn't an easy case, but his advice was not particularly good. Essentially he told me to follow all the rules, while my ex did whatever she wanted. Then coward Michael was afraid to enforce my rights for fear of upsetting the judge. This turned out to be a huge problem for me. Granted he and his paralegal did get the correct forms in on time. More than once I got an email at 3:30 requesting a notarized copy of something by 4:30 the same day. All in all, would not recommend.
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David Miles Handel
Family Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 14 years