3.5 stars 18 totalReview Paul Nelson
When he called there was a lot of background noise. This made it difficult to listen to his answers. His answers were short without much explanation. In short, I have no confidence in the information received because of the presentation. I will be consulting another lawyer about the same questions to get answers I feel confident are correct.
Posted by Beverly
In 2008 I filed for divorce after 20 years of marriage. I only wished I had been referred to Paul Nelson back then, instead of any one of the four attorneys I left over the next 3 years. Not one of them cared about my case, or responed to any information I gave them.
Within three days of my Judgment, my Ex stopped paying me. I turned to a friend who I met just before my divorce was final, and asked her to please give me the name of her lawyer. She had been quite happy with him and she got a good result.
I met Paul Nelson. Paul has been nothing but a God send for my post-divorce work for the past four years, which is quite often. My Ex continues to stop paying support routinely, whick is challenging since I have a brain tumor, and don't need the additional stress. Paul had to help with everything that the "other lawyer" forgot to put in the Divorce Judgment, that I wouldn't even know to ask for, such as being taken off the mortgage on the house that I Quit Claimed to my Ex. Paul has exceeded my expectations at all times compared to any of the other lawyers I had.
Paul has been nothing but kind, compassionate, and willing to do whatever it takes to make sure that I will get what I am entitled to now. I am always amazed that, at last, I like and ADMIRE a GREAT LAWYER. He is the most ethical and honest lawyer I have met in Orange County. Paul has been supportive and gone the extra mile many times for myself and for my friend that referred me to Paul.
Please do yourselves a favor and read the reviews of divorced people. Don't hire a lawyer or law firm by name, or from a neighbor that "heard about someone". Divorce is very emotional and stressful and you should go through it with someone who cares about your life after your divorce and well being. You need a lawyer who will be there for you for the long haul, not pass you off to a "lawyer in learning". Hire someone who will care about You, be compassionate, understanding, and intelligent. Hire the lawyer who will get you everything you deserve and are entitled to. Hire the lawyer who will communicate with you personally.
That lawyer in Orange County is Paul Nelson. I can count on Paul always, and I know he is there for me no matter what work I'll need in the future.
Posted by anonymous
Paul is extremely caring and wants the best for me and my children, After working in OC for years Paul knows the procedures the court's staff and most all the Judges and attorney's.. This is especially helpful when preparing for his appearances. He is especially knowledgeable with Family Law and does an excellent job making sure my rights are protected. I have not observed any other attorney stand up the same way Paul does.
Posted by Kim
I previously reviewed this attorney and highly recommended him in the early stages of my case. Unfortunately my case is still ongoing. I attribute much of the delay to Paul and opposing counsel in my case being more concerned about their egos and driving up fees on both sides than working towards any resolution in my case. I found that there was a lot of talk, but not much action.
Posted by anonymous
I have a great attorney with Paul!! He has integrety and morals. He does what he says for you and is very hard working!! I couldn't give him a higher rating!! He's courteous and handlles himself wiithprofesssionalism!!
Posted by Holly
Paul made a mess of my divorce. He did not inform me of half the things he was doing then charged me at a rate of $400 an hour. He made things with my ex much more hostile and emotional than they needed to be. He ended up having my kids completely taken away from their dad which is not what I wanted. I fired Paul. We went to mediation and were able to work things through that eere fair to both sides without getting screwed by attornys. DO NOT HIRE PAUL NELSO.
Posted by anonymous
He made a lot of promises and none of them happened, except a large bill. He is not a good attorney. He travels and is never prepared.. He is not truthful. You are suppose to trust your attorney and I did and he never did the right thing.....
Posted by Stephen
Using Paul Nelson for my divorce was the best decision I made in the entire process. He is knowledgeable, tough, and does not back down. I first noticed Paul while at court for another matter. I liked the way he approached the judge and did not back down. He was considerate, but firm and backed by knowledge of the law that applied. Because of that, I followed him out of the courtroom and got his card. Divorce is terrible, but working with Paul helped me to achieve good results.
Posted by Paul D.
I also had to fire Paul, like the other critics all I ever got from him was bills. he was not available for any court dates and did nothing after the initial filing. He will bill you to death for every e-mail you send him and every phone message you have to leave. And as for whoever wrote that praising letter about Nicole, I cant imagine a more incompetent person. She would demand information from me that I had already submitted months prior and refuse to simply look in the file. Imagine trying to intimidate your ex when you have to keep telling her your big bad lawyer lost the paperwork. Finally they started sending my bills to an e-mail address I never heard of. Then after two months they sent me a bill with overdue finance charges because I didnt pay the bill they never sent me. They had 2 e-mail addresses for me, my phone number and my address. they say you can appeal their bills but that is through the OC bar that is right down the street from them and no lawyer os going to rule against them, all that will happen is the OC bar makes you pay them too. In reading these reviews ask youself who has a need to write a negative review that is untrue? Its not like you are going to use a specified competitor. What agenda could any of us warning you away possibly have except that we are pissed at Paul? And if we are pissed then there must have been some reason. On the other had what agenda could the positive posters have?
Posted by Kim
I absolutely love working with Paul and his associate Nicole. Nicole has spent hours working on my case and her attention to detail is amazing. She wrote my orders to show cause in such a professional manner, while getting all the important legal details across. She knows the law and it shows. When I saw the declaration that the opposing attorney wrote in comparison to Nicole's it was almost laughable. She is also very aware of dates that things are due, and on top of what is going on in your case.
Paul is just awesome. If you were unfortunately married to a overbearing narcissist like I was, Paul will know just how to handle him in court. Paul is superb in the courtroom. He knows the law, and he knows what information is important to present. He doesn't get emotional and stays focused on getting the truth to come out. He is able to keep the mood light during a horrible process with his witty comments and comfortable demeanor. I also feel very secure in the courtroom because I know he has my back and he doesn't let opposing counsel badger me, which she repeatedly tries to do.
Both Paul and Nicole are excellent at returning phone calls and emails, even if I just have a minor question. Hiring this firm was the best decision I could have made during this process.