4.5 stars 59 totalReview Harold Edgar
Posted by Amy
We needed a someone who practices family law in California to handle a custody and child support modification - we live 3000 miles from CA, so in order to get it done right, we decided to hire this firm. "Should be simple." We sent the retainer and signed the contract in April. Court papers were filed in July. We were required to do Child Custody Counseling in September and requested to appear by phone. We emailed Mr. Edgar asking what we needed to do to appear by phone weeks before the mediation. The night before mediation, we got a phone call from the law office instructing us to call the courthouse and leave a message with our pertinent information. We did. The court never called us for the mediation. The next day, our case report stated "No recommendation -party did not appear, no doc." Mediation rescheduled for NOVEMBER. Eleven days after the first scheduled mediation, the certificate of completion for UPTOPARENTS was filed and the custody/child support modification was pushed back two more months. A month after the first mediation, a request to apppear by phone was submitted. (I assume this should have been done previous to the first date.) The second mediation attempt was successful.
Moving forward to November: The custody/support modification hearing. The morning of, the courthouse is called and given our case information. The hearing was scheduled for 8:30 am. At 9:30 am, we called the courthouse again. We were told they would call when they were ready. Two hours after that, the court called and asked, "Have you heard from Mr. Edgar? What's taking so long, is that he hasn't shown." If he couldn't be there, then someone else from his office should've been there. At the very least, we and the court should've been notified that he wouldn't be present. Needless to say, we went ahead with the hearing without "our lawyer" present. We called him after the hearing and he never got back to us. Responsibility and accountablity mean anything?
We still have one minor problem to solve - perhaps Mr. Edgar can redeem himself, but, for the most part, we have no confidence in his ability to get anything done correctly or in a timely manner. He did communicate well when he needed money to file paperwork.
His paralegal, Tonya, gets five stars. Thank you for your help, Tonya.
Posted by Alicia
H. William Edgar Law offices in Riverside and Temecula CA. Are some of the most professional lawyer's I've had the pleasure to work with for my Child custody, Visitation and Custody support court appearences. They have a wonderful well put together team whom works hand in hand with their clients to give them the best possible results. Everyone in the law firm is very caring, personable and understanding which makes each client feel confident their case will be handled with efficiency and care. Client/Attorney communication is always available and made easy to contact. My overall experience was excellent and I greatly recommend this office for any family law needs.
Posted by Michael
This was my first time ever hiring an attorney and Bill as well as his staff were just amazing. They always kept my best interest in mind, and did their best to help me come to the final conclusion that i had hoped for. I would strongly recommend Bill's firm to anyone that is in need of a family law attorney.
Posted by John
I was going on a 2-year divorce and paying spousal through the nose. My future ex-wife’s attorney kept stalling, cancelling appearances and asking for things that were ridiculous, even for California. I used an attorney, John J. Buckey, who didn’t fight for me and charged me an arm and a leg to do nothing. My girlfriend finally convinced me to hire a new lawyer. We read reviews on H. William Edgar and crossed our fingers. Originally all the footwork was done by Brian Dow, a nice guy who showed genuine interest, but not as aggressive as I hoped. Still, he was good even though my soon to be ex’s attorney cancelled two more scheduled hearings. However, at the last hearing before a trial was set, Edgar stepped in. He got it all settled. My spousal support was cut to a third of what I was paying, and I didn’t have to pay out anything else (medical, dental, etc.) He added a stipulation that at the end of the agreed term, she can't request anything else. During the hearing, the bailiff was on a break and spoke to me for a few minutes. Then he confided that Edgar was a barracuda and was tearing up my now ex-wife's attorney. The only negative experience is that the girl who does the accounting sent the bills to the wrong address, and it seemed as if we were deliberately not paying our bills for months, but they agreed to a reasonable payment plan. I completely recommend the H. William Edgar law firm for a divorce. William Edgar was worth every penny!
Posted by Todd
I came to Bill Edgar wanting 2 things, a schedule change for more time with my 2 boys and a judgement enforced to receive money from my 2009 divorce.
The consultation was free and the intake was easy and seamless. Bill's employees were immediately working on my case and keeping me updated through the whole process. His staff was always availible to answer any questions I had.
Now that there are no more court dates needed, I must say that I got what I came to Bill for. I now have an equal holiday schedule and every other weekend with overnights with my 2 sons and my divorce judgement enforced.
If you want a law firm to get you what you are seeking, then Bill Edgar's firm is the one you will want to go with.
Posted by Kim
I had a very difficult trial with some very technical legal issues. Bill explained all of them to me so I could understand. More importantly, although I didn't understand at the time, he explained some problems with my case as well. In the end, everything worked out pretty much the way he explained.
Anonymous review posted on
I very much regret retaining Mr.Edgar. Followed his recommended courses of action but his office executed so late, that the judge refused to consider them.
Frequently said he would do one thing but did something else. I provided a lot of evidence that supported my position and directly refuted my opponents but he prevented this from being entered into court by suddenly ending the trial halfway through without warning and against my expressed objections.
Posted by David
When you are looking for an attorney regarding a family law case, you are in an extremely vulnerable position. I was dealing with an immediate interstate child custody jurisdiction therefore, my case was very complicated; my five year old child is a resident of California and was kept in a different state after an agreed visitation schedule with the mother took place.
When I first arrived at the law firm for my consultation about my case, Mr. Roark and Mr. Edgar began to get the facts about my case. Both Attorneys immediately started working on getting my child returned and I had not even retained them at that point in time. The billing for their services was a true representation for their Attorney and paralegal fees.
I am very pleased and fortunate that I found the Law Offices of H. William Edgar. Hiring their services was the best decision. The Attorneys and their entire law staff are brilliant, highly experienced, knowledgeable, dedicated, dynamic, and they definitely know what they are doing according to family law. It was such a relief for me to finally have my case in the hands of this law firm, as they solely focus on what is in the best interest of the minor(s), as well as the best possible outcome for the party involved.
I retained Attorney Jeremy Roark, whom handled my case personally throughout the entire court process. Mr. Roark is extremely experienced, organized, and knowledgeable, with an impressive work ethic and energy to represent you during the court process. Mr. Roark is a real go-getter when it comes to fight for your case, and he always came prepared to court. Mr. Roark always provided me with the best, honest advice to proceed during my court process. I am 100% satisfied with the outcome of my case.
I highly recommend the Law Offices of H. William Edgar, as well as Attorney Jeremy Roark if you have a family law matter.
Posted by Joyce
Bill and his team guided me through the whole process step by step. I liked that the documents were exchanged electronically. My questions were answered promptly via phone calls or emails. I feel that both parties in my case received a fair judgment. I highly recommend them to friends and family.
Anonymous review posted on
I wish I can express myself better here. Other than I seem to have really bad luck with every attorney I gotten. 10 years of crappie attorney just to bleed you out. Mr. Edgar is an attorney who offers his service but never really represents you at court, he always had someone else go for him. I don't know it that would of made any difference but I truly am disappointed of my out come in my courts. A year after we are continue with custody issues and child support. Will finish this review as my courts continue to add in the calendar.