3.5 stars 10 totalReview David Schulman
Posted by Christina
I am a client of David Schulman. I retained Mr. Schulman August 2014 to handle my divorce. I was scared and financially outmatched. During the early part of 2014 I tried to resolve the matter without legal counsel. When I realized this was bigger than me, I called Moore Schulman and Moore on the advice of Edward Miley, Miley Law, out of Las Vegas. I am so glad I retained Mr. Schulman, as I had no idea just how complicated the process could be.
Mr. Schulman made me feel more confident and settled as soon as I sat down with him for the consultation. He went to work for me immediately. He patiently explained the process and what to expect. He is aggressive, experienced and vigilant. I was fighting my ,soon to be, ex-husband who had unlimited financial resources. He tried every tactic, scaring me, intimidation and running me out of money. Throughout the entire journey, David Schulman never wavered.
And then I met Julie Westerman. What an amazing attorney. She has a graceful sensitive approach and always adds a bit of humor. She navigated the complicated world of Law and translated it into terms I could understand. That talent cannot be overstated, divorce law is very complex. Julie always took the time to help me understand it all. I can remember during those early days of working with both Dave and Julie, thinking how did I get so blessed to have such talented people fighting for me.
After 2 failed Mediations, we knew trial was inevitable. When I arrived back in San Diego for the Trial (September 13, 14 and 15), all I could think was what on earth can we argue about for three days. This is just about money. I learned very quickly on the first day, how OC can drag the process out to wear me down, assassinate my character, dismiss my role in a long term marriage and make me feel defeated. Dave and Julie assured me it was normal and not to feel defeated. Dave and Julie fought hard for me. They took care of me and held me up when I felt weak.
After three of the hardest days of my life, we prevailed and won what we had asked for some two years ago in the first mediation. I am forever grateful to Dave Schulman, Julie Westerman, Kristin Carbone, Linda Hanson, Sarah Bear, Tanya Sanscartier, Brenda Rozynek, John Williams and all the other people who have worked on my case.
Thank you for a great team.
Posted by anonymous
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 anonymous
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 anonymous
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 anonymous
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 anonymous
Overbilled for phone calls with attorneys not on our case. Overbilled for meetings which never took place.
Check your bills carefully