4.5 stars 66 totalReview Richard Isles
Posted by Kristiane Cano
We were fighting for custody of my step sons for 3 long and painful years of trying to prove the other parent unfit when the other parent decided to be a move away. We finally went to Richard Isles office at that point because instead of joint custody, the children were being withheld in an unsafe environment. Our attorney through them was Denise Motroni. In the span of a couple months (due to her fighting to get us an evaluation) we went from hopeless to getting primary custody. The judge was not listening to anything that was submitted showing neglect at the other home, even though the other parent was a move away and denying us our custody time, he even argued against doing the evaluation. If Denise hadn't insisted, we would have lost all but meager visits and the boys would still be in an unsafe, unstable, neglectful home as their primary. Instead, the evaluation the judge wanted to deny showed that everything we'd been saying was true and he agreed to change physical custody and award the other parent minimal visitation each month. Denise has an awesome paralegal Leigh who is extremely quick to answer and help.
I cannot thank them enough, they literally saved our children.
Posted by Steven
I retained Richard K. Isles to represent me, on behalf of my Brother – whom was disabled from two Grand Mal Seizures – in his divorce proceeding.My Brother was married for over 28 years to his Wife and had two adult children, both of whom were completely useless and were single handedly contributing to the decline of his health, his property and his finances.Sadly, my Brother died more than a year into our efforts during the divorce, due to several medical complications – but I still needed and wanted justice for him.His dying wish was to make sure that his soon to be ex-Wife and his neglectful, careless and disrespectful Sons would NOT receive the inheritance that our parents had left us just a few years before.This case was extremely complicated, complex and required many hours of intricate briefings, discoveries and even expert/forensic specialists to divulge the complete financial mess.From the sale of the home, to the jointly acquired assets and even my Brothers monies (401k, Bank Accounts, Credit Cards, Inheritance, etc.) His Sons and Wife had trashed property in their home; taken out Credit Cards in his name and maxed them out or had taken Cash Advances on them, hid funds in several banks and even took Vacations without his knowledge with his Wife’s lover.(This took extremely talented people over a year to find all the places that my Brothers Then-Wife had moved and hidden these funds.)But they did it! They found EVERY SINGLE CENT she tried to lie about and scam him out of. Obviously, this was an incredibly nasty split which came about only after my Brother became too ill and disabled to work anymore.(He was always the bread winner and his Wife never uttered a word about “divorce” prior to his decline in health.)I hired Richard Isles after meeting with him at his office. I knew that he was HANDS DOWN the BEST Attorney in Riverside County. After paying the retainer, he made sure that we understood the road that we would encounter on this journey. Initially, he had assistance from another Attorney in his Practice, that we didn’t care for. He immediately reassigned us and removed the unwanted Attorney from his practice, altogether. Really reassuring us that he is fighting for US and CARES about our family and my very disabled, displaced Brother. When Richard Isles introduced us to Denise Motroni, she then began assisting us through all the many difficult processes over the next year and a half. Denise is a POWERHOUSE! She’s prepared for anything, extremely detailed, really listens and the best part… THEY NEVER SEE HER COMING! She never let us down! Always outshines the council and has a memory that you wouldn’t believe.Richard Isles and his entire Practice is the ONLY reason that my Brother (even in death) has justice today. I don’t think that another Attorney in Riverside County could have systematically fought for him, the way they did. If I had to give an example of comparison to make you understand how great they really are, it would be like the difference between a Volkswagen and a Ferrari. There is NO COMPARISON. My Brother didn’t deserve what his ungrateful Sons and lying, cheating and thieving ex-Wife had done to him. We knew that he wanted to be heard, understood and responded to – whenever we needed to have immediate communication. I needed them to be responsive, keep me informed, be available, return my emails and calls and to answer my difficult questions as quickly and as honestly as they did. Richard Isles and his Practice Attorneys, including the entire Staff, did just that! They upheld each one of my requests. Every single member of his Staff made me feel like they had compassion for my situation and for my Brother. Their sense of urgency in responding / reacting to my needs – were always appreciated. I credit this victory to Richard Isles and Denise Motroni for not just sitting back and “representing” me on behalf of my Brother – but for fighting for true justice for him.
Posted by Arlene
I was going through a separation/divorce and contacted the office of Richard K. Isles. They were nothing but amazing. Very supportive in all matters and going through the court process as we know is very nerve racking but I was taken care throughout all. I dealt with an outstanding paralegal named Leigh and I cannot thank her enough for all her hard work, her kind words and most of all her support throughout this process.
Posted by anonymous
I have previously hired hired 2 prior attorneys to represent me in the past. I was divorced a number of years from an ex. She has free legal representation and has so for over 10 years due to a personal relationship to her attorney. Needless to say that this has been a very expensive drawn out process on my part. Now a number of years after the divorce, there has been a severe decrease in my salary. I attended a meeting with Mr Isles Law Office and met with one of his associate attorney's Cora Dorado. I immediately felt that Attorney Dorado was the first attorney to hear and address my needs. I am currently in the midst of an alimony trial to finally decrease and hopefully cease endless alimony payment to my ex, whose current income is more than mine. Through the years, I have paid thousands and thousands of dollars in legal fees, this is the only time I felt that my side of the case was represented by a competent attorney. Attorney Dorado has researched case law, and presented my concerns in court. She has fought for me and I feel that I am finally making progress with this endless situation. At this time, I can say that she is most competent and plan to continue this review when my case has been resolved. But I am finally hopeful for the first time. Thank you Attorney Dorado.
Posted by Sarah
I was searching for a family law attorney and came upon the many reviews here. My situation was very similar relating to child custody that another person posted. It was apparent to me that this was the right lawyer for my case. Having already spent the cost of a new car in attorneys fees with a prior law firm in Corona, I knew that this would be my last attempt to get aggressive legal counsel.
I made the right choice hiring Richard Isles. Richard and one of his associate attorneys both worked on the case and got me the orders that I should have obtained over a year ago. I only regret not hiring them from the beginning.
Posted by anonymous
I first came to the office for a CPS case I had with my daughter. They were the only law office I was able to research that listed CPS experience. We had a few consultations elsewhere but when I sat down with Denise I knew she was the one. She gave me direction right away to start preparing for court. She made sure I got more visits, and let the judge know that CPS was only providing me the minimum amount of visits. Denise also gave me great advise on attending addition classes. Thanks to Richard Isles law office I got my daughter back within 3 months. Durning the CPS case I also had a custody hearing for my son. The lawyer I hired before I found Richard Isles office was horrible and I lost my legal rights. I hired Richard Isles again to get my supervised visits removed and get joint legal and physical custody. The wording explaining my situation was beautiful written. My ex said in mediation last time that a request for supervised visits would be asked for as Long as possible. Denise made sure I got mediation separate and prepped me very well. I got supervised visits dropped, joint legal/physical and more time during summer. I will never go anywhere else. They fought with me every step of the way.
Riverside and Hemet Court
Posted by Robert Dreyfuss
I hired Richard Isles to present my case. I had custody of my daughter 5 days a week because of medical neglect by mom for years. The neglect continued until our daughter was old enough for school. During that time the doctors had called cps on my ex for not picking up meds and more. All my paperwork was very neat and in order by date. Everything was documented, even messages. When cps put on their report that they were investigating my ex for medical neglect for the fourth time, the first three saying mom was ordered to give medicine as prescribed by law officials and cps, mom failed to do so, case closed... wow right? So when they said she is guilty again and wanted to just close it I set up a meeting with cps to find out why they can't do their job. I left several messages for Richard, who had still done nothing on my case, as I needed advice on what to do during this meeting because I'm very emotional over my daughters condition that is worsening. Richard literally ignored me every time and would never call me back. During the meeting I called cps incompetent supporters of child abuse since they tried to say that the notes I had in my hand don't exist.. and the lady made a false report against me. (Later when I went high up and showed notes that lady was fired and a new report made saying my concerns were real and listed mom as neglecter. Before it was fixed though, I had to go to juvenile court. Richard Isles finally got a hold of me and told me don't worry, that he does juvenile cases and because I had just hired him and he hasn't used my retainer yet, he will allocate it all to that and I need to pay another $500. I then went to Richards office to pay and he wasn't there. His staff was and said I need to pay $1,500. (This whole incident is over 5 days) I told them I'd like to do what Richard said for $500 because my retainer of $3,000 is still full. They told me he will call me later. I called Richard every day morning and night for 4 days (juvenile court happens right away) and he refused to call me back. Finally, the day before court at 4:30pm I got a hold of him and all he told me is that he, over 4 days, used $2,850 preparing a 3/4 page draft declaration with tons of mistakes and misspelled words for FAMILY court and that I don't have enough time now for him to prepare. I told him this is wrong because I did everything I could to get a hold of him for juvenile. His response "I know you did everything you could and I'm telling you now I am not going to represent you. You can come pick up your remaining $150 and we are done." Next thing I hear from Richard is a bill for $500 and that $150 I can pick up wasn't there anymore.
Richards lack of professionalism not only harmed my daughter physically and emotionally by him refusing to be there when I needed him even if he took $300 an hour for it.. then he told me not to worry he has me covers for new court only to quit on me 30 minutes before business close the day before.. but he also decided to take the entire $3,000 over a course of 4 days. His charges were $2,400 for a 3/4 page declaration with no supporting evidence and then some other misc charges.. again all over 4 days and AFTER juvenile court started.. so basically he knew it was worthless to do but Jesse a way to steal money then bail..and that's exactly what he did.
I later told Richard I will be taking us to his licensing board and tribunal or whatever it's called to get your money back and he responded saying to come back in and we will talk about a full refund since he knows he was a crook. I told him I don't want to drive 90 miles to him for him to Jack me around and maybe refund.. his respond.. "I never said I'd maybe refund anything."
Everything out of Richards mouth is a lie. His other reviews said a lot of what I did, especially stealing retainers and at this time he has 4 open cases against him for retainers and his license. STAY AWAY !!!
Posted by Crystal
I came to Mr. isles in desperate need of an attorney as my daughters father had sole legal custody, i was being harassed by cps drug test after drug test, monitored visits, no legal rights to my daughter and I had to reach for help not to mention i was nothing close to what father had been accusing me of he was making up lies to the the court, my daughter was in need of her mom. I was on supervised visits and constant cps visits with no legal custody i felt as if the system was making me out to look like something i was not and there was no end to this. I hired mr. Isles and i have to say i walked out of that court room with joint-legal and my supervised visits were no more. I was a happy mom one step closer, he was an excellent listener, agressive and very impressive, mr isles knows his stuff and knows exactly what to say i was proud to have him by my side im so thankful for mr. Isles he helped me get custody back. Although my case is still continuing im one step closer and i trust mr. Isles will get me what i want and deserve. Best attorney ive ever hired hands down ! If your looking for the best Richard K. Isles is the one." I feel a relief, like something has lifted off my shoulders" those were my exact words to mr. Isles leaving the court room. One step closer... Thank you mr. Isles.
Posted by Ron R.
If only the best is what you want, then you want Richard Isles. He is extremely intelligent, knows the law, knows all the right moves, knows the weaknesses of his opponent and yet has no visible weakness of his own. I am the CEO of a considerably large corporation. Over the past 30 years I have had a multitude of experiences with attorneys on both sides of the fence. I chose Richard to represent my case in a divorce proceeding. That was one of the best legal decisions I ever made. Using Richard was like using an atomic bomb in a knife fight. You couldn't be in better hands. He is passionate about his work, diligent to a fault, well versed beyond words, and articulate to the point of perfection. He will also keep you very informed and aware of your situations. He will let you know what can go wrong and how to prepare and he will attack the opponent like a hungry dog in a meat house. As I originally stated "he is the best". The absolute best. And I have 30 years of business experience to back up that statement of fact. There is also icing for the cake. His staff is also superior to any other support team you will encounter.The Isles law firm is a well-oiled machine.
Posted by anonymous
I had a really bad case against me. I was fighting for joint custody of my daughter as her father was fighting for full.. Mr. Isels helped me get custody of my daughter back. It was a bit difficult but mr isles went in a killer in in the court room he is very agressive and made me feel at peace knowing he was on my side.. The only down fall is that he is very busy and it was pretty hard getting a hold of him but besides that I would deff re hire him. No questions asked! Thank you mr isele. I really do appreciate everything you have done for me and my daughter.