4.5 stars 11 totalReview Curtis Colaw
Posted by stephanie
I asked Colaw to represent me in a child custody matter. I have had primary custody of my son the past 5 years. My ex recently became involved with someone and everything has changed after co-parenting for years.
He claimed that he had 50% time with our son and that I was now trying to take that away because I didn't like his girlfriend. I had more than enough proof that this was completely inaccurate. I had letters from childcare since birth that stated I was responsible for our son - along with sign in and out sheets, I had a letter from work that I recently asked for a demotion in order to not have to travel and be home with my kids. I had a letter from the doctor of my son's father stating that even after we were separated I still participated in his healthcare for the well-being of my son. None of the documentation/proof I provided for my case was ever presented to the Judge.
The mediator agreed in my favor made the recommendation to the judge.
Then it was time for our attorneys to talk. Colaw spoke two sentences. His statement was along the lines of "I believe we are here because the two woman do not get along".
This was #1 completely inaccurate and #2 defended every accusation that was made up by my son's father.
I was literally shoving the paperwork in front of him asking him to present it and he did absolutely nothing.
I paid him to defend the other party. I would have been much better off on my own.
I'm not saying it would have changed things but at least the proof would have been presented and my son would not be suffering.
Anonymous review posted on
Attorney Curtis Colaw was eager to help me and my children bring an almost 20 year legal divorce process to a closure. It has been an out of county case, he made every effort to keep me involved and apprised of my ex husband's numerous filings and my ex husband's lack of cooperation and refusal to respond to legal requests. Mr. Colaw took my predicament seriously and made every effort to resolve what has been a long ordeal. Mr. Colaw took my case and treated me with dignity after two other attorneys took advantage of my situation and left me devastated and untrusting. Mr. Colaw was very knowledgable and very kind. He always kept me updated with the progress of the case. This journey has been emotional, financial and physically exhausting for me and my family but Mr. Colaw fought to great extent and researched any case law pertinent to my case to assure me he wanted to finalize things quickly for me and my family. He did his best to stop my ex husband from dragging things out in court. I will not hesitate to contact Mr. Colaw if the need arise.
Anonymous review posted on
Curtis Colaw and his staff are very polite, prompt and professional. But by far most importantly Curtis Colaw is agressive and proactive. He's very thorough and collective which is much needed during a time like this.
Posted by Kathy
Mr Colaw was consulted by my primary attorney for his expertise in the area of law that was needed in my case. He was very responsive to all questions, answered all requirements needed by the court in a timely manner. I would say the part he played in my case was invaluable to the final settlement that was reached.
I would highly recommend Mr Colaw for any legal needs.
Posted by summer
I dealt with three lawyers, and I was really happy with Curtis. He was fast and up to the point. SOME LAWYERS WASTE YOUR RETAINERS FOR NOTHING AND YOU END UP DOING THE BIG WORK but he was Different and honest. He got my case dismissed in less than two months. Honestly, I recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Anthony Fennell
Saved me money and time. He was willing to work for me and not just be a rep. He has an amazing rapport with everyone in the modesto area. THAT alone helps your case more than you might realize. people respect him and that respect spills over onto you. I got my daughter back after a TRO (A false one) was filed and now have the understanding and paperwork to prevent any false accusations in the future from robbing me of my family. I have even resolved my differences with my ex and are now back with her and solid after quite some time. This man is honest and requires you to be honest as well. not shy or reluctant in taking action. honorable... hope he becomes a judge some day.
Posted by John Santillano
DFI Inc a leader in food industry with sales of approx $900m has used Curtis Colaw since 1999. He has been exceptional in providing results (collections), adding dollars to the companys bottom line. He has provided strong support in legal language for sales contracts and credit department policies. He very professional and highly recommend.
Posted by Robert
Curtis is respected in the community and has an excellent rapport with his colleagues. This often results in an out of court settlement saving $$. When Curtis does have to go to court he commands attention in the courtroom. While the opposing attorney is arguing his clients case little attention is paid and everyone goes about their business. When Curtis stands up and begins with, " I have a problem when ..." All eyes look up and you could hear a pin drop.
Also, Curtis detests losing at anything.
Posted by Joseph
Curtis Colaw,Esq has represented myself on several occasions over the span of 7 years ,in addition to a close personal friend which I had referred .I have been consistently impressed with his high level of honestly/ integrity and knowledge demonstrated in legal matters.He a is consistent ,quite practical, and accurately explains likelihood of outcome(s) of a given matter based upon his experience and in-depth analysis of factors affecting it. He has gone "the extra mile" on several occasions in an effort to attain a desired outcome for both myself and a personal friend-all the while keeping us informed of progress /potential obstacles encountered along the way .He is well respected by both collegues and judges, and his courtroom demeanor is one of confidence and knowledgability,while demonstrating an exceptionally high level of concentration ....Based upon these and other factors I highly recommend Curtis Colaw,Esq as he is truely a credit to his profession.
Anonymous review posted on
Mr. Colaw handled my case with professionalism, extensive knowledge and got the results that I needed to resove an issue on collection of a debt that was owed to me and that i had not been able to resolve in any manner. Mr. Colaw is an attorney I would recommend to anyone. He is the best and his staff is very supportive and professional also. I received Mr. Colaw's name from a Lawyer Referral service and feel so fortunate that I was connected to him. He gets the job done and done well.