Posted by Mark and Dorothy
The Gwire legal team including Mr. Gwire and Ms Batista represented us in an accounting malpractice case. They were very thorough in figuring out the issues, they obtained the appropriate specialists, were conscious of costs and tough in the mediation that finally allowed for a settlement. Overall a great team to have on your side.
Posted by Shar
Having read all 17 previous 5star reviews, I concur with so many praises of the experts at Gwire Law Offices. Rather than reiterate much of the same, I will try & explain to some depth why reviews are so favorable in the hopes of enabling others to make more informative decisions that can otherwise prove too costly.
From first contact with any of the professionals at the Gwire Law firm, you will get an impression that they truly are a different kind of law firm. Something you will come to appreciate should you find yourself in their good graces.
With no end in sight to the time & money spent, the closure you need with your legal woes relies heavily on your choice of attorney. Never more is this true than in cases involving ethics or professional responsibility and the likes thereof. When faced with the daunting task of whom you can finally trust to put an end to it all, the absolute most important thing to keep in mind is each attorney's TRIAL EXPERIENCE.
There is NO SUBSTITUTE for trial experience & understandably so. With the threat of a trial approaching & all its preparatory work looming, the pressure to settle builds up to reach a critical juncture that separates "the men from the boys". Thus offering a first glimpse into exactly how Bill Gwire & his staff truly excel. The reason being simply that Bill Gwire works with select attorneys, law professors and other professionals who not only enjoy, but thrive on going to trial. Guided by a strong sense of moral obligation, he never take a case he's not prepared see through to trial and beyond via appeal if needed. Further proof of his commitment and confidence in the merits of each case. As others have said, he's NOT doing it for the money.
Very few cases ever make it to trial. This limits most lawyers from gaining the experience that only a trial can truly provide. In every state, the percentage of civil cases filed that make it to trial are so low (even below 1% in some states), that it's no wonder so many lawyers are intimidated by and even afraid of trials and experienced trial lawyers. Given such limited opportunities to go to trial, YOU CANNOT AFFORD THE TIME OR MONEY FOR A LAWYER TO LEARN ON YOUR BEHALF. Unlike most lawyers, Bill Gwire enjoys the challenge & opportunity to go to trial. This is best manifest by his passion & the satisfaction he gets from helping people ultimately validated by countless trial victories. Whether it be pro bono work or a high profile case, he approaches each case equally motivated and driven. This is what sets him apart & by itself serves as good reason for your consideration.
Of equal importance are skills best revealed by Bill Gwire when at the negotiating table. He was able to magically increase the final jury award after our trial by simply leveraging logic to the tune of an additional $40K+ without a single concession on our side! All without the need of a lengthy appeal! Still feeling the award was below his own expectations, he REDUCED his fees to a point that may have barely covered his costs. Embarrassed by his charity, he effectively UNDER-BILLED me! The fact that insurance companies and even people he has sued before try to hire him serves as a testament to his reputation as a skillful negotiator.
While communication skills & experience in handling complex negotiations may often prove to be critical, true trial experience is ultimately most vital when considering any kind of lawyer to see your case to the very end. For me, William Gwire was that lawyer. It's no accident you are finding such positive reviews of his. Whatever you read or heard that referred you to consider the unique brand of services offered by the Gwire Law Offices was for good reason. So too is the reason I spent the time explaining why. Reason being no matter how many 5 star reviews Bill Gwire accumulates, it will always seem inadequate for those who have journeyed with him to somehow reduce it all down to a measeley 5 stars.
Posted by a client
Bill Gwire represented me in large, hotly contested legal malpractice claim against my former attorneys (a well-regarded litigation boutique in San Francisco) who lost my underlying real estate case to the tune of about $1.6 million. We settled the malpractice case and entered into a confidential settlement agreement, so I can’t go into too much detail, but just to give you a preview of what I think of Bill’s work and qualities, I wrote to Bill right after we settled the case, and said: “Thanks Bill. You may be the best attorney I have ever worked with, and (unfortunately ;-) I have worked with a lot.”
Some of the things Bill did that were remarkable included a huge investment of his time to become intimately familiar with a very complex set of events so that he was always in complete command of the facts, his development of likely theories on how the error occurred, his patience and availability to discuss the status and strategy, and finally his invaluable advice on when to push and when to give.
Posted by Rebecca & David
Bill Gwire is exactly the type of attorney you want in the room with you when it really counts. He is both level-headed and caring. He elegantly operates inside the law, while still thinking outside the box. He has exceptional experience, but isn't at all set in his ways.
Take it from us, who also had the misfortune of experiencing the other type of lawyer- the one who thinks of himself first; the guy who pounds the table because he has to be the loudest in the room; the lawyer who ignores his clients' wishes and intentionally manipulates the truth in order to defraud them. The Other Guy- who screwed up our Personal Injury case, and then lied to us to try to cover up his mistakes.
That was our *first* lawyer. Bill is our *last* lawyer.
Bill helped us to file suit against our former attorney for malpractice and fraud. We eventually settled out of court. Without Bill's help, we wouldn't have gotten a cent.
With Bill's help, we got a decent settlement, and some pretty awesome satisfaction. At all times, Bill had our best interests in mind, even when the advice he gave us wasn't what we wanted to hear. He never failed to think seriously and creatively about our questions, requests and problems. He sincerely cared about our well-being and worked hard to bring us both closure and satisfaction. And if you've been through it with lawyers, you know that both of these resolutions together are tough to come by.
Posted by Marie
I wish Bill had represented me in my orginal case as I feel it would not have been mis-handled. Bill was excellent and he restored my faith in attorneys. He was consistent and always did what he promised. I can't thank him enough for what he did to help close an ugly case so that I could go on with my life.
Posted by a Consumer Protection client
When I first contacted Gwire Law I had begun to believe that all attorneys were unethical, blood sucking leaches, that were intrinsically lazy and despicable. Bill Gwire and Bruce Glassner changed that for me. They showed me that some attorneys can be trusted. And that some attorney will go the extra mile for you, without even asking. My case was against another attorney, he told me that he was judgement proof, and was 100% confident that no attorney would represent me against him. In other words, an attorney could commit a crime, violate your rights, and he could get away with it purely because he or she was an attorney. How outraged was I? Very. Bill Gwire and Bruce Glassner shared my outrage. They were so thorough, diligent, and honest. Every step of the way they explained to me what was happening and why it was happening. In the end they were able to accomplish what I thought was a lost cause. The results they achieved for me were greater than I expected. More importantly than the outcome of my case, I met two attorneys I am proud to now call friends. They treated me like family and I will never forget that. So if you want the very best attorneys, call Gwire Law.
Posted by a Family client
It had been three years of a very contentious divorce and I did not have an end in sight. I knew that something different had to happen in order to wrap up the proceedings. My faith in attorneys and the legal system had been broken. I had heard the name Bill Gwire in various social settings. People spoke very highly of him. His reputation was that of an accomplished attorney who did know how to get the job done, also, very reliable, trustworthy and respectful. I felt like he was my last hope. Upon our initial meeting, he helped to begin to build the process of faith once more. I retained him and we did get the ball rolling, quickly. I appreciated the fact that he was direct and to the point. Bill took action swiftly and concisely. Using a team building approach, we dismantled the team of attorneys, accountants and judges that had been amassing over the duration of the case. Thanks to Bill and his incredible knowledge of the judicial system, he was able to remove each person, one by one.
Regrettably once the divorce proceedings were complete, it did not end there. The financial ramifications of having a legal team of over five representatives had billings of over a million dollars. With good reason, we did not agree on the final payment structure. Using his keen instinct, incredible negotiation skills and overall brilliance, Bill was able to help me negotiate a fair and swift settlement which allowed us all to walk away and completely end the case.
I am incredibly grateful for having had the opportunity to meet and work with Bill Gwire. Bill is one of the very few honest, kind and reputable attorneys. He is one of a kind in his field. I would recommend him, with the highest regards, to anyone who is facing litigation. Thank you Bill for everything you did!!!!
Posted by a Arbitration client
OK, if you're going to a gunfight, bring Clint Eastwood! The problem with most business litigators is that they almost never litigate - this puts these guys at a big disadvantage at the settlement negotiation table. We engaged Bill right after he was coming off of a big win in what I call the "lawyers behaving badly" space. He took a very close look at our case - I was told he only takes cases with real merit and after working with him, I really believe it! We walked into the arbitration proceeding to hear the usual "we won't budge on any front" arguments. Bill went into the back room and came out steaming after talking to the plaintiff's attorney. He told me the gloves we off and we got a very good settlement with a big law firm that was suing us to collect what we felt were unreasonable legal fees. We paid Bill a discounted hourly rate and a contingency fee. Was the fee a healthy percentage of the saving to us? Sure it was. Did Bill spend a thousand hours on our case? No. In fact he spent very little time on our case. So why did we pay him so much? We were paying for his reputation as a skilled and frequent litigator unafraid to go to trial in a heartbeat. We shopped around - you can't say that about many litigators in the City. We got our case cleared fast and paid the plaintiffs a fraction of what they were seeking to collect. In my opinion, Bill is a righteous guy who will get the job done if he likes your case. I strongly recommend him.
Posted by Edward
William Gwire provided valuable legal help to me during an unusual legal crisis created by a California lawyer... When you choose a bad lawyer like I did, it can sometimes seem harder to find a good one... That said, Bill is an excellent attorney who is one of the good guys... Edward L. Cain, Jr.
Posted by a Consumer Protection client
Gwire Law Offices ( William Gwire) represented me against another attorney who's actions included legal malpratice, breach of fiduciary duty, and fruad. Bill treated me with respect and patience. I couldn't of imaged this experience without Bill Gwire's guidance and expertise. Given the egregios and outrageous nature of the attorney's conduct, I recieved exemplary damages and emotional distess damages which are generally not available in legal malpratice cases. I owe this favorable settlement to Bill Gwire. I highly recommend Bill and Gwire Law Offices.