5.0 stars 77 totalReview David Luca
Posted by Michael
David was a pleasure to work with. The only reason this review is not better is because the judge he had to work with was new. So, David did not have any experience on how to deal with him. It would have made a big difference too as the judge did things in what I consider inappropriate ways. It was a post MSA support issue and the judge brought his feelings of the MSA into the case. He did not want to make a legal determination on the issue and basically 'suggested' we settle even though the other parties position was ridiculous. Still, David was a trooper and let me know my options and his suggestions. I believe he did all he could given the circumstances. Now that he knows how this judge operates I'm sure he is killing it.
Anonymous review posted on
I thought I was in a real messed up situation. My ex-wife works for the county court system and pulled many tricks on me when filing for divorce. When I did my initial interviews with a bunch of attorneys, I saw a wide spectrum. Some were akin to smooth talking car salesmen, some were very technical with the law and some were downright incompetent. But David had the perfect balance between knowing the law and being street smart/clever. His demeanor at the first interview was the total opposite of that of a salesman. He didn't make any promises. He seemed tough but he seemed to know what he was talking about. I decided to go with him and I have not had any regrets ever since.
The main thing with David is that he sincerely tries to close the case as opposed to many attorneys that just try to drag the case. He will advice you to take a deal when it makes sense and will fight it in the back alleys if you decide not to take it. He knows his law but is also prudent with using it. And he is very connected/influential in the legal world which is something that matters a lot more than one would think.
He does not bill for petty things such as pencils or gourmet meals. He has a very regular daily schedule that starts at 5ish. He makes it a point to respond to your emails within a day. He is also usually available for a phone consultation within a day or two.
My case was closed within a year! I didn't have to break the bank and the terms of the settlement were very good too.
All in all, David is an outstanding attorney who works really hard for his clients. He offers the best !/$ that you can find in San Jose. I can't recommend him enough!
Anonymous review posted on
Referred by a friend who had also used his services. David is Admirable. Direct, helped me feel at ease amidst the situation. His expertise guides you through every step.
Posted by Randy
Very rarely do you come across a professional who not only knows their craft but knows the profession they work in so well that they have an uncanny way of comforting their clients in a way that no other professional can. David is that consummate professional. He Definiately understands the law but he understands people in general if I didn't know better I would think he has an additional degree in psychology. David has a way of being able to not only explain the law but also explain how people in a very volatile situation and especially in the emotional situation such as divorce and separation law will react and act to certain situations and circumstances. I have found David to be an extremely valuable resource not only to me but to my friends. After first meeting with David, you will definitely realize that you are in good hands and know you have chosen the right attorney for your case.
Posted by LIca
I cannot express how happy I am for finding and hiring David! My only regret was not hiring him as my divorce attorney in the first place! He understood exactly how frustrated I was and how unfair my divorce settlement was prior to meeting him. I felt completely comfortable contacting Mr. Luca (or his staff), even when I was an emotional wreck! He is VERY professional, knowledgeable and honest! The outcome....I got everything I wanted out of my divorce because of Mr. Luca! To date, he continues to give me advise regarding my ex and I continue to follow his advise.
Thank you David!
Anonymous review posted on
David was straightforward and honest regarding what my options were and kept me in the loop during the whole process. His fees seem competitive. Was willing to work outside the box.
Posted by JR McKee
First of all David was referred by a trusted friend.
From the very beginning it was clear he was a bottom line, to the point, let's get it done, no BS kinda guy, no "fluffy" or vague answers just to get billable hours on the clock, just honest, from the heart, genuine responses based on his extensive experience.
Davids knowledge and expertise was absolutely key in the quick, fair resolution of what could have escalated, in the hands of a lesser skilled attorney, into a full blown knock down drag out battle which we were both (David & I) clearly worked hard to avoid.
Davids candor, sense of humor and reassuring command of the law, backed up with his experience made the process smooth, reasonably predictable and while not enjoyable due to the gravity of going through the divorce process, a far less traumatic experience than it could have been.
In my opinion, having seen many colleagues, friends and clients go through this process, I cannot imagine going to court with anybody of lesser ability or style.
David's got swag, charm and a no nonsense, but commanding presence which commands respect in personal interview situations, negotiations with other attorney's and in court.
I pray to God I never go through divorce again, however in highly unlikely event I were to find myself in that situation, David would, without question be my go to authority.
Having referred many clients to him since my divorce, I've received nothing but high praise of David's work, echoing my personal experience.
I would hands down recommend David.
Posted by Cory
David was very pivotal in reducing my DUI charges to a Wet and Reckless. He guided me through the entire process from start to finish. His straightforward and direct approach was much appreciated and instantly relieved much of my anxiety around my DUI. Not only did his confidence help reduce my stress throughout the ordeal, it was also clear that he cared about helping me as he assured me that a DUI is not the end of the world.
I met with several other lawyers in the San Jose area before settling with David, and left our first meeting feeling confident that I wanted him to represent me in court. He took care of everything court related for me and kept me very well informed throughout the entire process. He was extremely responsive and had confident answers to all of my questions.
Posted by B
I approached David to help me make changes to a previously finalized support and custody judgement. He was very welcoming and did a very good job keeping me up to date on proceedings. I had my ideas on what to change and request. While using my ideas, his recommendations were top notch to help me get what I wanted.
Thank you very much for helping David!
Posted by Alan
I highly recommend David. Got referred to him by an acquaintance. Office staff was very friendly and laid-back. David greeted with a smile and stuck to the details and work at hand. He helped me calm down and relax, but didn't take too long with the small talk and then got down to details and legal advice. I didn't want to contest the divorce, and David just helped me through the process, and helped make sure I didn't get screwed by my ex. I was certainly at his (or any divorce attorney's) mercy as I was in uncharted waters. But I trusted him and he didn't disappoint. He even went 'beyond' by answering some of my emails with some legal advice. He could have said, "Just come and we'll talk about it" and billed me, but he didn't.