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5.0 stars 10 totalReview Joel Seidel
Posted by Brett
I have interviewed and worked with dozens of attorney's in the family law field, however Joel is hands down the best there is! My girlfriend had some very bad attorney's represent her and received a devastating order awarding custody of her children during the week to her ex-husband. After this order was put in motion, we had an exceedingly difficult uphill battle ahead which seemed almost hopeless at the time. We spoke with many attorneys, of which some weren't even willing to take the case and was referred to Joel by one of the most prominent family law attorney's in Los Angeles. After interviewing Joel and another attorney, I asked Joel why we should go with him. He very humbly and confidently said "because I'm at the top of my game". We took a chance and made what turned out to be the best decision and hired Joel. He went completely out of his way to meet us late in the evening because we lived 70 miles away. He was very attentive and in the first meeting we realized that he really cared. We came to really appreciate and admire Joel's no nonsense approach and ability to keep us focused on the real issues. Throughout the process, he provided excellent advice, was very calming for my girlfriend and was able to help navigate the land mines being thrown at her. We provided Joel with all of the information he requested and showed up to our first court date. There were some curve balls thrown at us, but Joel shined like a star. The Judge had already made her ruling and Joel did what he does best. He presented some overwhelming facts convincing the Judge to reconsider, which she did and changed the whole momentum of the case. We had another court appearance where another curve ball was thrown at us. Joel again calmly and confidently made his case and illustrated to the Judge the importance of the serious issues at hand. This resulted in awarding a final court date to take testimony from both sides and decide if this terrible order would stay in effect. Joel was able to see and focus the attention on what the real main issues were. He provided excellent guidance and discipline to keep the focus on these main issues when we were diverting off the course which was frequently. The day of the trial came and Joel was extremely prepared. He truly is "at the top of his game" and tried an amazing case resulting my girlfriend getting custody of her children. We will forever be grateful to this amazing man that was able to get justice and custody of her children. He truly is the most ethical, moral, honest, straight forward and caring attorney I have had the pleasure or working with. I would recommend ANYONE to work with Joel, as in my opinion he is the best there is!
Posted by Atianna
I am beyond elated!! We retained Joel with a history of one bad attorney after another. We were hopeless and couldn't find anyone that actually knew what they were doing because our case was so complicated and had previous attorrnies cause more errors then you can imagine... some attorneys didn't even want to take my case because it was a mess with horrible orders already made by two judges! Finally, when Joel came on board, he found ways to change our judge and fought hard- he had the court room under his finger tips!! His level of professionalism, knowledge and confidence was a breath of fresh air! Our last hope was Joel! Forr him to have won this case for us, it was literally a miracle! I was fighting a custody battle for 18 months in dependency court without success. Then moved my case to family court and the disaster of terrible court orders continued until Joel worked his magic! This man fought so strategic, professional and passionate that we won and had orders made in our favor that would have never been possible without him!!! I won full custody of my children and finally had the hands of an expert work the court room like nobodies ever seen! I have my family back because of Joel!! I cannot find enough words to thank this man for his hard work and determination! He is a miracle that turned our greiving into joy!!! I will refer this attorney to any person I come across that needs the best possible legal advocate there is out there! I will forever be grateful for all of Joel's hard work, brainstorming, professionalism and expertise. This man literally took a case that was doomed for failure and pulled us out of the worst possible situation you could ever imagine. I highly recommend Joel and know that anyone he represents, he will do so with such a high level of ethics, honesty and dedication that they will succeed with him by their side. Thank you so much Joel, you have given me the happiest outcome possible!! Joel... our family loves you and will never forget what you have done for us!!!
Posted by Rita Azizi
I have handled cases in the past where Joel was the opposing counsel; the attorney who represented the ex-spouses of my clients. I would place Joel high on the list of the rare attorneys in L.A. who are honest and moral; and who have integrity, while ensuring that he advocates for his clients diligently and zealously. While we have argued many times, and we have differed drastically in our respective positions when fighting for our respective clients, I respect Joel as an experienced, cordial attorney.
Posted by anonymous
Joel Seidel’s office was very responsive to my questions and attentive to my case.
In my case, Mr. Seidel assisted me primarily with custody issues. While the case had the potential to become a bitterly contested matter, with Mr. Seidel’s guidance we were able to settle the case on very favorable terms that also allows me to have non-confrontational communications with my Ex. I had consulted with other counsel who advocated a very hardline approach. Then I was referred to Mr. Seidel by one of his former clients. After much consultation between us, we took a different approach that better fitted my particular situation.
Mr. Seidel was very comfortable in strongly advocating for me, but also understood that settlement and compromise were options also to be explored.
I would definitely recommend Mr. Seidel to other individuals who need assistance with a family law matter.
Posted by Philip
In my family law case, Joel Seidel did an extraordinary job and got a good result.
My concern and my priority from the first day was the wellbeing of my children. Joel recognized that, and from the first day took that on as his primary objective.
Joel knows case law, and he knows it well.
He is a quick study......assesses the opposing counsel quickly, gets a clear view of their strategy , then devises the most efficient, deliberate response based on his vast knowledge and experience..
He is not a fancy guy , he is a "get it done " guy.
He is always prepared , presumes the challenges before he is confronted with them and never takes his eye off the ball.
In terms of listening well, accumulating discovery, preparing a position and performing in a courtroom , I cannot imagine any better family lawyer.
Although, I am struggling my way back to financial stability, he is the first guy that will be paid in full......every cent....because he more than earned it.
I give Joel Seidel my highest recommendation.
Posted by anonymous
Joel and his wonderful team helped me in my divorce and recent custody issues. I was referred to Joel by a highly respectable Family Law Firm. Little did I know on what results he would achieve for me. Throughout the last 4 years of my divorce and custody battle, I finally made progress in my case thanks to Joel. He guided me in the right direction and set a strategy. He worked hard on my case and fought very hard on the issues of custody. After my divorce was finalized Joel then set a direction towards custody. Battle for me has not been easy, it has been an emotional and financial challenge for me. Joel and his team made sure to be there for me and my family and made the journey through this difficult time smooth for me. Everytime I walked out of his office after meeting with him, I felt confident, secured, and trusted. I could write all day long and it still won’t be enough to praise the countless hours of hard work that Joel and his team put into my case. Just recently I won the majority of custody of my child. This could not have happened without Joel and his teams hard work and efforts. If you are looking for an attorney who is smart in the area of family law, dealing with divorce and custody, there is no one more efficient and articulate than Joel Seidel. Thank you to Joel and his team for all of the hard work they put into my case. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a Smart knowledgeable family law attorney.
Posted by Kris
Joel and his team are an incredible force both in and out of the court. His calm, friendly and reassuring demeanor did much to alleviate our anxieties in areas we knew nothing about. No question or concern was ever too small. In the courtroom he was amazing to watch. He is professional, skillful and knowledgeable of the law. His cool confidence, knowledge, and skills in the court room have earned him respect from colleagues, judges as well as court staff. He is a powerhouse who is not intimidated by opposing counsel nor judges. He can articulately explain the law to opposing counsel or judges in that cool, professional, polite demeanor while defending his case leaving everyone's self-esteem intact. He is never condescending, belittling or unrealistic. The compassion, drive and legalese of Joel and his team gave us tremendous peace of mind in a very tumultuous time.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Seidel assisted me in my divorce case. After receiving horrible advice from a different attorney, Mr. Seidel explained the law clearly to me as well as the factual problems that I faced in litigation. I did my own independent research and confirmed Mr. Seidel's advice. As a result, and Mr. Seidel's efforts in resolving my case, my wife and I were able to come to a fair settlement that resulted in not only my receiving what I was entitled to long before the litigation would have ended, but I saved thousands of dollars in legal fees. In addition, because we were able to reach an equitable settlement, my wife and I have remained on cordial terms which benefits our two daughters.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Seidel handled all aspects of my divorce case from discovery and custody disputes, the enforcement of orders, as well as a lengthy appellate court process after the other side lost after a lengthy trial. Mr. Seidel was professional, prepared and a tremendous advocate throughout the entire process. We prevailed at trial and on appeal.
Posted by Shimon Lesserson
Joel has been my ONLY lawyer for the last 6 painful years of my dissolution and divorce and brutal custody battle. Joel has not only been a great lawyer but also a trusted friend and advisor. He always sought to settle the myriad of issues that arose in the course of the divorce in a peaceful way. It was only that all other options were fully exhausted did he opt for the path of litigation. During the vicious custody battle - he stood with me as we eventually won full custody. And when the opposing side took the matter to the court of appeals, Joel handled that with equal skill and fortitude and we were victorious in the Appellate decision. In a nutshell, Joel has been a skillful, kind, honest, affordable and persistent counsel at every step of the way. I don't see how I could have handled this sad situation and arrived to where I am today without Joel as my attorney. I would recommend Joel (and have done so many times) to anyone facing the challenge of divorce and custody.