Posted by Karin
I was a young physician just starting my career and didn't have a lot of money for Mr. Blum to earn by representing me. In spite of this, I always felt that I was just as important to him as his cases that earned him hundreds of times more than he earned from me. In order to save me money and time, he urged me to write down all of my concerns and fax them to him, allowing him to read them and call me back and answer them with fewer billable hours than if I had called and asked him each question one at a time. He urged me to use a mediator to keep my costs lower but didn't hesitate to successfully play the pit bull role when my ex started doing things like cutting me off his health insurance benefits without telling me- the end result was that after a 5 minute call between Lorin and my ex's attorney, my ex husband called me to apologize and immediately restored the pre-dissolution status quo. Mr Blum's professionalism and clear concise presentation of my rights coupled with his presentation of the cost-benefit balance between compromise and taking a firm stand helped me to find my own strength in this process. Due in large part to his wise counsel, I was able to proceed through a divorce without either surrendering everything to my ex husband or spending exorbitant amounts on attorney fees. I always knew he was there to review everything, but he helped me to use his time and expertise in the most cost efficient manner possible.
I cannot find enough words to express my gratitude for his expertise and his ethics.
Posted by anonymous
Lorin Blum did a superb job of representing me in my dissolution. Lorin understands that the goal is to bring the process to conclusion sooner rather than later. He understands how to negotiate realistic settlements and prefers to do so where possible, but is highly capable of litigating if the other side is unreasonable. Faced with false accusations of theft, Lorin skillfully presented evidence of my innocence to the Court, effectively discrediting my ex-wife's CPA. The result was extremely favorable and led to a settlement and an end to the process. Lorin has excellent experienced partners who also know their way around the courtroom. As an attorney myself, I know that a good lawyer must master the facts as well as the law and know how to use them to get the other side to reach an acceptable settlement. A settlement is always desirable because the client knows the result, but if a settlement is not immediately available, it is good to have a lawyer who knows his way around the courtroom.
Posted by OSCAR
In 2005,my then wife, served me with divorce papers.I was devistated.She wanted to take everything,including my child.I did not know what to do.A very good friend recommended Lorin to me.From our first meeting,he put my mind at ease.Lorin made me feel like I was family.
Thanks to Lorin, I got through my divorce and received the majority custody of my daughter.
Thank you for my great new life Lorin.
Posted by Brian
Lorin has represented me on a very complex and difficult divorce. He was extremely knowledgeable and professional. He provided me with a fantastic blue print for success and guided me the entire way for over two years. He was always available and responsive. A trusted confidant, Lorin put my interests first. He was very unselfish and worked with me to get the most value for the money spent. On a few occasions he suggested I not pursue my whim as it would waste my precious family resources. Lorin is highly respected in the legal community. His reputation of fairness and putting families first is a tremendous strength in any legal proceeding. Lorin is a rare find and I highly recommend him to any family.
Posted by lisacoffeegirl
Lorin Blum is not only a fantastic lawyer, he is a true gentleman. My divorce was probably one of the worst there ever could be. I had restraining orders, property managers, custody evaluators, vocational evaluators--you name it- I had it. Through it all, Lorin helped me in ways I cannot even begin to explain. I walked into his office with envelopes of $20 bills that I had managed to hide and save for my consultation. I was an emotionally bruised and battered woman. Thank God, Lorin saw the strength in me and helped to wade through the mess that became my divorce. Some say lawyers are just in it for the money--maybe some--My ex's was FOR SURE. But Lorin was in it for me and my kids--what was best for them, what could he do to make it easier or faster or less painful. He came up with such innovative ideas that made the other side look like they were "winning" but really it was best for me and my children. He defused so many volatile situations and kept me focused on what was really important and not the stupid little things that irk you but are really of no value (Like what your ex says in emails!)
We had some tough, heart wrenching situations, I have never heard of an attorney who called his client at 8 PM after a long day of trial but Lorin called me when my ex and his attorney threw me some rough punches. Lorin called me on weekends when I emailed him about issues that were arising that were causing my youngest son pain. He always went above and beyond. His first question at every appointment was "How are the boys? Are they doing okay?"--It took almost 4 years to get my divorce complete. Lorin did everything he could to keep expenses down. His office staff became my friends and helped me to understand a lot about how things are handled. I always felt they ALL were there for me and would do anything to help. The office is a true team.
Lorin Blum is the best attorney there is as far as I am concerned. I am so lucky that I found him and I am proud to call him not only my attorney but my friend. His continued support has made me a stronger person and a much better mother.
Posted by anonymous
I can't say enough great things about Lorin Blum. He and his office helped me through the worst time of my life--my divorce. Lorin is tough, no-nonsense and quite honest (he put me in my place regarding expectations), but still has a warm and compassionate side. In retrospect, I imagine that through his 30+ years of experience, he has had to sit through thousands of agonizing tales from people in the throes of despair and anger, yet he continues to listen and understand that we all must go through the grieving process.
His reputation speaks for itself. As I embarked upon my search for a good attorney who could stand up to my very forceful and savvy ex, at least 6 different sources offered his name as one who could handle the challenge. My case was extremely complicated financially, and Lorin proved he could manage it from the start. And, yes, he did with finesse! Needless to say, I'm quite happy with my settlement.
Not only is Lorin amazing, but his office is also. They are a complete team. Everyone in the office knew about my case and went out of their way to help me whenever I called or stopped by. One of the most impressive things about the office was how well they worked together. When one person in the office couldn't answer my question, s/he would seek others' counsel. If that proved unsatisfactory, outside sources were consulted.
Since my divorce, I have talked with numerous people who have sought Lorin's counsel. All have been impressed and incredibly satisfied. Divorce is a horrible experience--one I had never anticipated. During that awful time in my life, the one source of peace I had was the confidence in knowing that I was in good hands. I knew that Lorin was looking out for me, and since I wasn't up to the fight, he would handle it for me. And, he did.
While the divorce is over and things have settled down for the most part, small issues have still arisen. I continue to call Lorin; he continues to help. I trust him and am extremely grateful to him, and will continue to be.
Posted by anonymous
I agree with the other unfavorable review of Lorin Blum. He certainly comes with a legendary reputation, but he is both uncaring and inattentive at this stage of his career. I worked with Lorin on fairly simple family law matter and found he just didn't care. My case got resolved in a satisfactory manner primarily because my ex-spouse and I elected to not pursue a conentious approach. We weere able to attain a very satisfactory ending in spite of the fact that Lorin often ignored my requests, was unresponsive to my ex-spouse's attorney, and generally acted as if he was completely disinterested in my case. This was shocking considering his reputation and after he promised me during our initial interview he would take care of everything and I wouldn't have to worry about a thing. After that initial consultation, he proceeded to do as little as possible for several months until he became so tired of the case that he decided he would actually start responding to opposing counsel.
I became so desperate at the very end of my case, that I elected to hire a second attorney as a consultant. There were specific provisions in the settlement documents with which I was uncomfortable. Lorin was so unresponsive that he would not even address my concerns about certain sections of the diocument. I did not want to start over with another lawyer because we were pretty close to a settlement. So, I hired a second attorney who helped me suggest changes to the draft to which Lorin finally consented. Unbelieveable!
For your own sake, do not hire this man. Like one of the other reviews of Lorin on this site, I, too, have heard very good things about his partner Donna Gibbs who is much younger and presumably interested in the welfare of her clients.