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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Volunteer Mediator||Los Angeles County Bar Association||2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Family Law Section||N/A||1983 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||1983 - Present|
|San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||1983 - Present|
|DivorceDigest||Fraudlent Transfers and Marital Property Settlements||2002|
|DivorceDigest||High Earnings Exempted From Guideline Child Support||2000|
|Pepperdine Univ SOL||N/A||law||N/A|
Posted by Vanessa
Jim and his firm are an amazing group of people. They are professional yet friendly and do not treat you with anything but kindness, compassion and understanding! I was at my wits end trying to find representation and just when I had given up Jim and his partner stepped in and did what no others would do, they looked at me and my case and took my circumstances into it and went to bat for me and my son. I never had a problem getting into contact with him and he kept me updated on my case. The most important thing for me I think was that he took the time and had the patience to explain everything to me and he never once made feel ignorant whereas many others Ive dealt with had.
Jim is an amazing attorney and I would recommend him and his firm to any and everyone!
Posted by K. Parde
I have been employed in the court system for more than 13 years. I have witnessed innumerable zombies practicing family law during that time. When it became necessary to retain counsel for my own family law issue, I chose Mr. Reape because of his excellent reputation. Mr. Reape surpassed my expectations. I was always kept current on my case and always had my questions answered quickly, which made me very pleased. What stood out was that when it became necessary to appear in court, Mr. Reape had an unbelieveable grasp and knowledge of my case. He articulated my position to the judge better than I could have on my own. I was so relieved that Mr. Reape actually cared about my situation. He is head and shoulders above the rest.
Posted by Tracy
Mr Reape represented me in my divorce in 2003. The process took more than 2 years and over $40,000 (more than my yearly salary at the time) due to Mr. Reape and my Ex-Husband's attorney constantly continuing every hearing and settlement scheduled. During my initial consultation, Mr. Reape did not give me an estimate of what my total bill should be (as he claims in his ads), but he did advise me that my Ex-husband would be responsible for at least half of my legal fees, since he made three times the money I did at the time. What a Joke! He was ordered to pay $5000 out of my over $40,000 bill. Did Mr. Reape try to argue this? No, he did not say a word on my behalf.. He did not fight for me, his client, and I have heard the same sentiments from many other past clients. Jim is way too passive. Long story long... I have finished paying off the balance of my bill, but am now still paying off the $10,000 in interest Mr. Reape tacked on. I have pleaded with him to negotiate this interest with me, but there is no negotiating with this man when it comes to HIS money. $830 a month comes out of my paycheck.... and for what?
I have done ALL of my own paperwork and court filings since I excused his office back in 2005. All of the forms are available on-line and you can file the paperwork yourself. Trust Me, Go this route, Do not hire this Shark. He gives attorneys a bad name!