5.0 stars 33 totalReview Yale Lewis
Posted by anonymous
My family law case was very complicated and tough to resolve. I fired my previous lawyer because of his slow, passive attitude and gobbling all my money. I did phone screen several lawyers for a month before I called Yale's office. There was something about our telephone conversation that encouraged me to meet with Yale on a Friday evening last fall. I was simply blown away with the sense of urgency Yale and his legal assistant, Stephanie moved on my case. Both were very professional, to the point and responsive in their communications. No doubt my case went to trial because the other party wasn't being very cooperative. When we had to garnish the other party's assets, Yale did his research and followed the process. Ultimately I couldn't have asked for a better outcome. It was emotionally, financially and physically draining time for me but throughout the process Yale and Stephanie were very calm, patient and rational with their interactions. I was immensely touched my Stephanie's empathetic gestures. By far, Stephanie is the best legal assistant I have worked with - very knowledgeable, prompt and pleasant to work with. I feel very comfortable recommending Yale's services for tough to deal with family law matters. I needed a bull fighter before going in for a fight and so glad I went with Yale.
Posted by anonymous
Yale did a great job selling me of his services and ability to fight for my rights and my daughters' in what is an on-going and very high conflict divorce and custody case.
Unfortunately, Entrusting my case to Yale was the worst decision I could have made in this process. He did not follow through on any of the things he promised in our initial consult, was disorganized to the point of being an embarrassment in court (showing up disheveled, spreading the binders containing my paperwork across the hallways of the courthouse prior to a hearing showing me and opposing counsel he was not prepped, etc). His writing of my declarations and responses was equally sloppy, with many misrepresentations, spelling errors, and outright missing facts important to my case. The last straw for me was when Yale allowed opposing counsel to enter two separate orders with the court that contained false and misleading information without giving me a chance to review them at all. After this, Yale had lost all of my trust and I fired him.
The unprofessionalism did not end there. After learning he was being fired, Yale conveniently "found" two additional bills that he required me to pay (amounting to over $6,000). When my new lawyer received my file, it was in such disarray that even the legal messenger commented on it. It took a week for my new paralegal to straighten the file out and only to have found that there were over 180 pages of documentation missing. This has led to even more costs and more time on my part to complete my file for my new attorney to be able to review.
Unless you have the most basic, straight forward of cases, I would look elsewhere for representation.
Posted by Barry
I hired Yale for his honesty, knowledge of the law and consideration for the legal expenses involved with divorce. He guided me through a difficult divorce, which ended in trial.
Posted by Janelle Mallory
I hired Mr. Lewis to enforce may divorce decree that stated my house had to be sold. My ex husband was being extremely difficult and I needed a good legal strong arm. Mr. Lewis made a very strong argument in my documentation to the judge as well as when we went in front of the judge. I got pretty much everything we were asking for. In addition if I had any questions I was told not to hesitate to call. His legal secretary was also incredibly helpful and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend this firm. It is worth every penny to have an attorney that has great experience and knowledge in what was going on from a legal point of view in which I did not have the know how. Awesome!
Posted by anonymous
Yale did a great job with my son's relocation case. There were many twists and turns throughout the case, but Yale always prepared us for the next step and got the job done. He's very receptative and open to discussion and alternatives, and ultimately recommends the best course of action. While I won't say everything went perfectly (I can't imagine it ever does), there is no question Yale got us to the finish line with the right outcome. I would certainly recommend him those with family law issues.
Posted by Alexis Rockey
Yale is an amazing lawyer! He didn't waste my time or my money by trying to make things drag on. Before hiring Yale I had a previous lawyer that I was paying just for paperwork and ended up wasting my time and my money (almost half of what I paid Yale JUST for paperwork in less than a months time) Needless to say I would hire him again and DEFINITELY recommend him to others :)
Posted by Susan
My divorce case was not a straight-forward one since as a 28-year wife of a disabled man, I was the caretaker as well as single wage earner. My spouse (and his family) were requesting more than half of my pay and assets. Yale had the courage to request the judge take a unique position and do the just and fair thing in dividing up our assets and ordering a reasonable amount of maintenance.
Yale was very efficient, didn't waste my time (and more importantly did waste his time and drive up my fees). He's very focused, practical and supportive.
I recommend him highly without any reservations.
Posted by anonymous
I received assistance preparing documents to gain a hearing before a judge on two different occasions. He was caring, but focused his concerned into the details of the work that needed to be completed. I appreciated that. He's a kind man, but not much for sentiment. He's completely goal-oriented. Don't expect any warm fuzzes. He plays to win!!! He saved me and my children more than once!!!
Posted by Haylee
Yale has been incredible to work with. I filed a motion to establish a parenting plan for my child. My case was simple but unfortunately my attorney prior to Yale screwed it all up. It was an emotional rollercoaster and I felt afraid and helpless. After the initial hearing, I did research and found Yale on Avvo. I read other reviews and reached out to him to seek for his advice. After my initial consultation with Yale, I felt confident he would be able to help me turn this around. I asked my previous attorney to withdraw and hired Yale.
I am confident if I had hired Yale from the beginning, my case and parenting plan would have been settled much sooner (and in my favor). Yale without hesitation picked up the mess my previous attorney left and did everything he could to turn it around, and he did. He was responsive the entire time and worked diligently to get everything prepared and completed. He fought hard and never backed down. He helped me in overturning the temporary parenting plan, obtain a judgment against my ex for the money I was entitled to (attorney’s fees, back child support and interest), increased my entitled child support by more than 50%, and settle on a final parenting plan that was in my favor.
Yale went above and beyond to get everything I needed and more. He thought outside of the box to also help me get a large sum of the judgment and back child support back. The parenting plan case finally settled today and he is still thinking of ways to help me get the rest of the owed judgment back to help me recover my expenses. I really wished I had found him sooner. He has been a blessing to my daughter and I. Thank you!
Posted by anonymous
Yale did a great job representing us, and ultimately won our case. He was attentive and consistent, as well as readily available hen we had questions or concerns about the case. Yale was very professional and we would highly recommend him.