Posted by Wil
Stephen Mitnick is a quintessential attorney. My case lasted almost 21/2 years and resulted in a very fair decision mostly because Stephen through his wisdom and experience knew instinctively what was right and what was fair and never waivered in his negotiations on my behalf. What I also really liked about Stephen is that he did not nickel and dime me for every call, fax or email, he was honest and forth right and always there when I needed him. He also maintained and help me to maintain calm in the midst of chaos. Stephen is a very nice person and I'm so happy I choose him and very thankful for the excellent job he did for me. I would have no reservations in recommending him!
Posted by Kristi
Steve is a technical expert! I have been a client for 8+ years and have no complaints. Steve and Trini have always returned my emails and phone calls. He is very savvy on the military and helping service members through their divorces and child custody matters, this in turn has allowed me to serve my country and care for my child without worry or stress. Thank you Steve!
Posted by Frankie
Without reservation I would highly recommend Mr. Mitnick. He was able to make a very stressful time in my life a little easier to endure. Anybody who has been through a divorce will tell you there are no guarantees to the outcome of your case, but I had a tremendous peace of mind knowing that Mr. Mitnick was my attorney fighting for me. He constantly kept me up to date with my case, promptly returned all phone calls, and always asked how I personally was coping with everything. A very caring and honest attorney, which is rare in this town.
Posted by anonymous
I was referred to Steve by a lawyer in Ventura that had worked with him in the past. He was highly recommended as someone who is reasonable and honest. I didn't want to get into a big battle but I did want a settlement that left me with a little security. Steve kindly helped me through this process with as little pain as possible. I was fully satisfied with the results. I have recommended Steve to friends and they,too, have been pleased with his services.
Posted by anonymous
While I was searching for a lawyer to represent me through a very unwanted and painful divorce, Steve came very highly recommended. I was able to work with him and my ex to make the best out of a very painful and challenging situation. The only thing I would improve was the response time to specifically emails. I had to resend emails a couple of times, which was frustrating when all you want to do is resolve the situation and move on with your life asap. Other than that would highly recommend and his services are worth the retainer fee as he is very experienced and knowledgeable in his field.
Posted by anonymous
I worked with Steve on three separate matters for about a four year period after my attempts at mediation were unsuccessful. He got the jobs done quickly for the initial fees that were charged me. He always responded back in a reasonable amount of time, including his secretary, and they both treated my case with the confidentiality and urgency I expected. I was referred to him by another lawyer who was far more expensive and I know I couldn't have gotten through those challenges without him.
Posted by Richard
I found Stephen to be very professional, knowledgeable, helpful and supportive of me during my case. He was very complete in assisting in building my case and I found all exchanges with him to be very professional. He is also very approachable and his office staff was friendly and very efficient in managing our meetings and paper work. It is my pleasure to highly recommend him and I am pleased to have been his client.
Posted by Scott
I was refered to Mr Mitnick from a family friend who had used his services for a marriage dissolution. The said he was really easy to talk to, understand , and always kept you informed and up to date. After a 25 year marriage of mine failed, I was just lost on what needed to be done. Met with Mr Mitnick the first time. Liked that it was a small office and only his assistant and himself ( and Charlie too ) . Not a big firm that shuffles you around. Right off the bat he was easy to talk to, made it super relaxing to be there, and totally explained the different paths to chose from. He is totally reasonable on pricing and explains everything. His knowledge of the family laws and what needs to be done are excellent.
I will recommend him to anyone I know that is looking for a divorce attorney.
Thanks again Steve and Trini. You made a painful and bad part of my life easier to handle. Much thanks. ( Charlie too. Always made it nice to see him in the office ).
Posted by anonymous
Steve didn't know anything about stock options I had to do all research. He doesn't know how to use basic functionality in Word to be able to track changes in the divorce document.
I had to write my own Gavron warning as he didn't have an example language.
He never provided pros and cons always just advised taking the deal.
I finally had to hire another attorney to review the document to ensure I was protected in the document.
Doesn't return calls, doesn't call with new information. Keeps his dog in the office during meetings. Doesn't take notes during a conference meeting .
Posted by Carolyn
I hired Mr Mitnick in 2006 and thought he was grand..but in 2013 I used him again and he charged me thousands and then told me 4 months in that I needed a QDRO attorney and he did not do QDRO's. It was all I needed and he had told me early on that the retirement division was not written up clearly in the 2003 LegaL Separation and that had to be corrected. WHY didn't he till me then that all I needed was a QDRO attorney and that he did do QDROS?? Instead of charging me thousand of dollars for nothing . He told me to do my homework and I did,sending him link after link of the federal retirement plans with information for attorneys then he tells me he doesn't even do QDROS! WTH? Then I hired another attorney who earned her money, who is a QDRO attorney and all she needed was my original papers. He let the other attorney run the whole show. She "objected" to her client doing a discovery after she filed for me to do one. Why didn't Mr Nitpick object to me doing one!!? I honestly wonder if his own divorce has made him bitter toward woman or maybe he just needs to retire. I fired him and went to represent myself for my back support and won my case without him! I withdraw my previous recommendation and feel very disappointed in his conduct.
Just grind up your money , mix it in your dogs food for at least your dog will get some fiber out of the money! For I honestly feel I got nothing for mine. He should be ashamed of himself, I don't know how he sleeps at night!