3.0 stars 9 totalReview David Schulman
Posted by a client
Dave Schulman will give it to you straight. He tells you what the legal issues are and the possible outcomes. He helped me take the emotion out of the decision making which dramatically drove down the cost of the legal wrangling. He battled for the issues that were important to me, and made it very clear when fighting for things like keeping my house were not worth the cost and time it would take. If you want someone who knows the ins and outs of family law and will give it to you straight, then Dave is the attorney for you.
Posted by a client
Dave represented me in a contentious divorce. He protect my rights even when my ex-husband battled me over custody. He is aggressive when he needs to be, doesn't let the other party pull any BS and really helped me during one of the most vulnerable scary times of my life. In the end I received primary custody and my settlement was such that I didn't have to deal with being manipulated by my ex. I feel my rights were fully protected and I would recommend Dave for anyone that may be in a contentious custody battle.
Posted by Doug
Dave Schulman was minor's counsel in my divorce. He is an incompetent attorney. He lost his only RFO, because he didn't cite any law supporting his claim and he lacked standing to bring the RFO. He made no attempt to represent the minors interests, relied on FCS mediator's recommendation, and falsified the children's statements to conform with his financial interests. He is very dishonest to his clients, parents and the courts. He thinks he can trick the judges and everyone with his dishonesty, but he just wasted everyone's time and money. He doesn't care at all about his clients, and is only interested in overcharging for his incompetent services. If your attorney recommends Schulman, you should fire your attorney. If the opposing party or court recommends Schulman, reject Schulman because he will delay and make a mess of the proceedings.
Posted by a Divorce client
David handled my divorce about 5 years ago and I would recommend him highly. He looked out for my best interests and kept the opposition on their toes!
If you are responsive to his questions and have a grasp of your joint financial net worth, he will make the best of your situation. He handles lots of divorces so is very experienced.
Posted by a Child Custody client
It has been over 23 YEARS since Dave Schulman was court ordered to "Protect the Rights" of my daughter during the divorce from my former spouse. I was ignorant of the procedures involved with family court.. He assured me that my daughter's rights would be protected. Yeah, sure! Just like the Alamo! During this time, I started to read about how custody battles can harm a child. I was made aware of P. A. S. , Parental Alienation Syndrome. The three categories are mild, moderate and severe. Dave Schulman discounted the entire concept. Well guess what, the child has had a total of 440 HOURS contact with her father in T W E N T Y T H R E E Y E A R S. Yes, you read correctly, 440 hours in 23 years. The adult child has been diagnosed with severe PAS. She essentially has been brainwashed to hate her father. Yes, I have Attorney Dave Schulman to thank for this. Oh, by the way, I became an educated consumer. I hold a BA in Legal Studies, a minor in Criminal Justice, a Masters in Forensic Sciences, thesis on what else, P. A. S. and I have two (2) years of law school under my belt.. Professionally speaking, Attorney Dave Schulman did not protect the rights of my daughter. He allowed her to learn hate for her father by not forcing the court to make sure I, the father, had constant contact with the child. When her mother left the state of California without a court order, he was moot, he gave no forthright argument.. That is not good by any standards. I would not recommed Attorney Dave Schulman to represent any human being, period.
Posted by Ashley G
David was my lawyer for my divorce. He is an amazing lawyer, He has a great team also as Julie and Melissa is very helpful and respectful. David has a force and confidence! He always protect my kids and me the best way. I'm highly recommended him. My x hate him so bad but I love him and he working for good family.
Posted by Linda
Dave Schulman was found to be dishonest, unprofessional, and totally devoid of a conscience. On the rare occasion he met with my children, he made promises of trips and presents that never materialized.
He made recommendations to the court without meeting with my children for upwards of a year. He often failed to appear in court or supply them with a recommendation as had been court-mandated.
My oldest son was returned to my primary care as recommended by Dave but only after he had been repeated struck with a belt by his father. HOWEVER, Dave recommended that my other (2) children remain in the primary care of their father regardless of his abusive nature.
Speaking with Dave is like talking to a wall. He has NO concern for children or their parents . . . just how much he can charge financially. I, like many others, was forced to file bankruptcy due to monies owed to Dave, therapists he had recommended, and others.
As I repeatedly informed Dave, I was absolutely correct in that my (2) youngest children would be evicted from their father's home upon turning (18). They remain living with me full-time but struggle with the trauma they endured at the hands of Dave and Family Court. My (1) son who was returned to my primary care, however, is doing wonderfully. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, got married, and is now the proud father of a son.
If destroying the lives of many is Dave's optimal goal, he should be commended for doing such a fine job!
Posted by San Diego Mom
Dave has been my attorney for a number of years. I can always count on Dave to project me and my children's best interests with respect to my divorce or any issues with custody and my ex spouse. He can help you stay calm and navigate the scary waters of a high conflict divorce every step of the way.
Posted by a Divorce client
Overbilled for phone calls with attorneys not on our case. Overbilled for meetings which never took place.
Check your bills carefully