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  • A Well Informed and Personable Lawyer

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    Posted by Masoud

    I am writing this note to highly recommend Mr. Coetzee as a caring and knowledgeable family lawyer. I was involved in a very vicious divorce case in which my ex-wife erroneously accused me of domestic violence and restricted my visitation rights with my child to a few hours per week. I challenged my ex-wife’s claims and asked for 50/50 child custody. Although the opposing council tried her best to portray me as a male chauvinistic person, Mr. Coetzee and his associates were able to turn the table around. Not only Rory was able to remove all the imposed restrictions on me, but also he was able to secure my request of 50/50 child custody request. Today, I am enjoying 50% legal and 50% physical custody of my child, the divorce is final, and all the charges against me are dropped. Thanks to Rory!
    Furthermore, I would like to conclude by saying that Rory is a well informed and personable lawyer, whom the rigid spirit of law has not made him insensitive toward his client’s emotional needs and the type of stresses one might go through during these difficult times. My respect and thanks goes to him and his law firm.

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  • The absolute BEST legal firm I have had the opportunity to work with.

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    Posted by Angelina

    Attorney Rory Coetzee and his legal staff are extremely knowledgeable with the law. They are courteous, professional and extremely diligent with details. Dealing with the court system can be overwhelming for the average person however, Rory and his staff made the interaction a smooth process. Not only was Rory and his legal staff supportive in nature, Rory was more than willing to work with me financially and did not let anything deter him from working diligently and timely on my case. Rory and his legal staff maintained excellent communication ensuring I understood all aspects of my case. RSC Law group made a commitment to bring about a positive outcome with my case and due to their expertise, they accomplished more than my expectation. I am extremely grateful for Rory and his legal staff and will be referring them every opportunity I get.

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  • Excellent service - Thank you Attorney Rory

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    Posted by Deen

    Attorney Rory helped me get an excellent settlement agreement, under difficult circumstances, in less than one year. I was divorced at the pre-trial hearing because he worked very hard to get the agreement done by that date so that I could avoid the trouble and expense of going to trial. I met him once in his office in Monterey, the rest of the process was done remotelyand by exchanging emails since I currently live far from Monterey. Attorney Rory is very comfortable talking on the phone and discussing all options available to us. I would definitely recommend RSC Law Group for anyone looking for family law attorney.

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  • AWFUL! DO NOT HIRE!

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    I had a terrible experience with this lawyer. I not only feel but i know that he is nothing more than one of those lawyers who will say anything just to get hired. He not only promised me amounts of spousal support and child support that I would get but he also said my ex would have to pay my lawyer fees to him. None of that happened, I would up having to pay my ex both child and spousal support.

    He also has his associate do all of the busy work for him and his associate is fresh out of law school and cant even write a coherent sentence. I had to correct my affidavits he wrote for me like a fifth grade English teacher. On top of that they charged me for editing the affidavits I corrected!

    He also has very poor communication skills. He talks really fast and its hard to understand him. He does not go over any of the pleading forms with you, just asks you to sign on the dotted line. I am submitting a formal complaint to the bar. Now that I fired him, my ex and I sat down and worked everything out and I was informed he has a really bad reputation with the courts for litigating issues that could be easily resolved with a phone call.

    Be careful with him, he is a fast talker and very charming. He also will hit you up for referrals. I would refer anybody to him.

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    Rory S. Coetzee’s response: “I have not had any cases that match the details of this review. Neither myself or anyone within R.S.C. Law Group have been fired by any clients for the reasons stated here. I believe this review is written by either a competitor, or an opposing party with the intent to purposefully damage my reputation and that of my firm for their own gain.”
  • Great, patient, understanding, strong, informational Laywer

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    Posted by Michele

    As a women I was nerves about finding a lawyer, but not with Rory. He made me feel comfortable the first time I met him. He is very good at explaining the lawyer papers, the way it's worded which for me was very foreign. Always returned emails and call. He is very down to earth and is a people's person. I would highly recommend him to any of my family and friends

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  • Outstanding Attorney

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    Posted by Angelina

    When I was introduced to Rory Coetzee by my previous attorney, I had completely lost all faith in attorneys & the court system. Being duped, taken advantage of and mislead by my previous attorney I was a little apprehensive on whether I wanted to "fix" the mess I was in. It was only after speaking with Rory my faith in the legal system and attorneys was restored. Rory took the time to listen to my situation patiently. He did not interrupt and asked detailed questions to ensure he fully understood the nature of my case. I am currently Rory's client and my child support case is still in progress. So far Rory has been an outstanding attorney. Rory's communication and commitment to my case have not faltered. Rory has been consistent with filing of paperwork and keeping me informed. Rory and his entire office staff are caring, compassionate and understanding. As the cost of court fees and legal representation can be immense and become overwhelming, especially for a single parent, Rory has been more than compassionate to my financial situation and has worked with me on his fees all while remaining dedicated in providing excellent representation. By that, Rory proves he genuinely cares about his clients. I am very confident that my case is in good hands with Rory and I am honestly glad I have finally found someone who is knowledgeable of the law, is honest, hard working and has high ethical & moral standards. Rory is dedicated to ensuring his clients get the best possible outcome. I would recommend Rory in a heartbeat.

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  • Excellent attorney and highly recommended

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    Anonymous review posted on

    This is the second time I have used Rory in a child custody case once when he was with a firm in San Jose and just recently after he had gone out on his own and opened his own practice in Monterey. Even though my case was in San Jose I felt strongly that I still wanted him to represent me again. I chose the firm he was previously with because of him, on the recommendation of an attorney friend. I was a little worried when I needed representation again and found out the he had left San Jose to open his own practice in Monterey, but was happy to find out that he still took clients in Santa Clara County.
    In both the instances that he represented me he was great and got me pretty much everything I wanted. I found Rory to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful, he even steered me away from making extra unneeded motions that would have just resulted in me spending extra money that I didn't need to to get the results that I wanted (he wasn't interested in just running up my bill). It truly felt that he was looking out for mine and my child's best interests. I would definitely recommend him.

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  • Excellent Attorney

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    Rory guided me through a recent custody battle and he was able to get me just about everything I wanted. I would definitely recommend him.

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  • Superb Lawyer ! A lawyer with a heart.

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    Posted by Ashah

    I do not think I even have words to describe Rory. In the 4 years that he has represented me in my very abusive legal divorce I have seen all facets of this remarkable lawyer. I have seen a lawyer with a heart, a lawyer who has become a friend I truly trust and respect for advice, and a person that our family is indebted to for his continued dedication to keeping my boys safe and to do all he can to serve their best interests as my attorney and friend. He truly cares about families and children and is truly a very nice person.

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  • Dedicated lawyer

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    Posted by Patty

    Rory is a very competent attorney. His dedication to his job and commitments are very unique, I found Rory to be very respectful and yet persistent in the handling of my case. I would refer Rory to anyone searching for legal assistance.

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