Posted by May
I saw Mr. Williams twice in a legal clinic that he so graciously volunteered in to consult with him about getting a temporary family order after a near 5-year marriage involving DVPO, financial exploitation, and my husband's elaborate scheme to fake unemployment to reduce and avoid support payments, taxes, and other debts while enjoying a very high paying career. I came out of this marriage with my life savings and everything drained out of me and was left destitute with 2 young children with no family in this country. I've talked to 5-6 attorneys all telling me it's rather hopeless to expect any level of financial recovery or transitional support despite years of terrible financial abuse by my husband in my "short term marriage" of near 5 years (instead of 10+ years that's often required for spousal maintenance support to be considered).
Mr. Williams was the only attorney who had a positive attitude and gave me hope, confidence, and the know-how to file a motion for temporary spousal maintenance pro se. His valuable insights, excellent communication skills, detail-oriented nature, friendliness, solid experience and expertise made him an outstanding attorney that I would recommend to anyone, especially if you have been interviewing many attorneys and still searching for someone with the right combination of skills that make for an effective and successful attorney. Against all odds, because of Mr. Williams, I achieved very positive results in what all other attorneys (including attorneys with over 20, 30 years of experience) have thought to be a hopeless case. It was outstanding enough that 2 attorneys came up to me after my hearing just to tell me how very well I'd done especially doing it pro se. I give all my thanks to Mr. Williams valuable guidance and encouragement as he has made a meaningful difference that helped me and my 2 young children in our transitioning in such a difficult time. I consider Mr. Williams a valuable asset not only to his clients, his law firm, but to the community that he so kindly gives back to.
Posted by Shelley
Walt represented me for my divorce proceedings from 11/2015-3/2017. Before hiring an attorney for what I knew would be a very contentious process, I interviewed several over a period of 4-5 years. I ultimately chose Walt because he was the only one who I felt had truly listened to me and understood what I needed from an attorney.
The process was long, I had never been through something like this and the whole thing was confusing...it included protection orders, family services investigations and other sensitive matters. Going through all of that was very stressful. Walt was right there to answer questions, was accessible and sensitive to my feelings but also blunt when it was necessary.
The divorce went to trial, Walt was extremely prepared, focused and truly immersed himself
in my case. I never felt as if his mind was elsewhere. The outcome was very favorable and I feel that is due to Walt's preparation and focus.
On a side note, Walt's paralegal Suzette was amazing! She really helped me to stay grounded and trust my gut whenever I questioned myself during this process. Whenever I got seemingly bad news she would anticipate my phone call, remind me of the reasons I was doing this and generally helped me feel better through the process.
I have already recommended Walt to others who are looking for a family law attorney and will continue to recommend him as long as he is practicing law.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Walt for my divorce case in 2013. He was a great lawyer to have on my side. He was very logical and stayed extremely fair throughout the entire process. He told me when he felt I had a case and was honest with me when he felt there wasn't any leg to stand on. Unfortunately my ex had a lawyer who would come after everything and anything. We eventually lost out to her tenacity.
If you have an ex who isn't petty and you want a realistic lawyer who knows his stuff and won't over charge you for things, Walt is your guy. If you need to go to war with your ex and they are like a bloodhound, I would recommend you look somewhere else.
Posted by Eugene
From start to finish, Walter was the best person to handle my situation. I couldn't have done it w/o him. He is professional, reliable, patient, and quick to respond. His work is outstanding and was very thorough about the process. Thanks Walt!
Posted by anonymous
Walt Williams may be a good attorney for personal injury, but he shouldn't be representing clients in other areas of law without having someone review his work. He told me things that turned out to be legally incorrect, and I am now paying a new attorney to re-do most of the work. The sad part is, some of the work he did I am stuck with and can't be redone.
Posted by anonymous
This attorney withdrew from my case, weeks after I retained him, without the decency of waiting for me to secure a new attorney. He left me without legal representation at a crucial point in my divorce, citing untimely payments to him and further, his disagreement with my decisions as reasons for his withdrawl. I tried to reach out to him and the principal attorney at the Engel Law Group, only to be chided in an email that these efforts were perceived as circumventing the this lawyer thus, no one at the law firm would return my calls. He also failed to protect me from preventing the same judge (in a recent dependency matter) preside in my divorce, showing his unfamiliarity with the court procedural processes, by failing to file a motion to excuse the judge before he made a ruling in my divorce. I had expected a new judge in divorce, so I could appeal dependency decisions; however this attorney failed to protect my rights, deciding to focus on his payment instead.
Posted by juanita
A great mediator who knows the law and can negotiate a peaceful solution to anything. He got the other party to stop causing me trouble. I had another lawyer who dropped the ball. Mr. Williams never gave up. He's like the nicest pit bull ever.
Posted by anonymous
My attorney recommended Walt and I retained him on faith of that recommendation alone. Unfortunately, Walt has a paternalistic style in espousing how he surmises one's case should be represented and is hesitant in getting to know a parent and the emotional trauma he or she is experiencing. Walt isn't empathetic to the plight of parents fighting for custody in a dissolution proceeding. He simply failed to connect with me. To give Walt the benefit of the doubt... he has yet to develop a body of experience in this most sensitive of legal fields, however in time I expect that will change. Best of luck Walt!
Posted by Kit
Walt agreed to take my family law case in the middle of a difficult legal situation and immediately took control in a professional manner. In discussions with the opposing party, and in court, he has a calm demeanor and deep legal knowledge, a combination that instills confidence.
Posted by Maribeth
A professional who never gives up to help you! He does all the work himself and knows every detail of the case, His staff members are very responsive as well to connect and update you, He charged almost half of the hourly rate of our last lawyer. In over a year, he has not disappointed us and has continued to get us help and protect us from injustice.