5.0 stars 29 totalReview Yale Lewis
Posted by a client
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 a client
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 a client
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.
Posted by Tina
I received all the back child support that was owed to me thanks to Yale Lewis and his great work. I didn't receive regular child support payments for almost 2 decades, so this was quite a large sum of money. Yale Lewis helped me through the process, went to court and all for a reasonable fee. I later received interest on the unpaid child support, another substantial sum. I would not have received this money without Yale's great legal help. I recommend him if you need a outstanding lawyer.
Posted by JohnMakLuci
I have dealt with countless lawyers over the years (for various reasons) and have never found a more straight forward, authentic, dedicated attorney than Mr. Yale Lewis. He listened to my dilemma, did his research, offered options and delivered on his word. He was honest and compassionate, yet firm in his delivery - both to me, as well as the courts and opposition. Mr. Yale will get it done right, expidiciously, with a minimum amount of stress on your part. A bonus is that his assistant, Tony, is an amazing support, with great knowledge and follow through. You won't be left hanging for days if you have a question, need a quick answer or simply need reassurance. If you want someone with integrity and grit, someone who actually CARES about clients and their best interest, call the office of Yale Lewis III. There is no better legal support out there.
Posted by Kedar
I initially went with McKinley Irvin who charged me almost $30K for temporary hearing and ROGS alone. These two are typically 1/4th of the overall trial. Mediation and trial were far away and no negotiations had started. My ex’s lawyer on the other hand had charged her 1/3rd the money and was running circles around my lawyer.
Frustrated, I switched to Yale. With that several things changed:
1. Yale is way more knowledgeable than the last lawyer at the previous firm. He knew answers at the top of his head rather than having to do “research” and charge me for it.
2. He has a very good understanding of how math works, and the tax implications.
3. He charged me for what was reasonable instead of charging me $30 per email. At the other extreme, the previous firm charged me $300-$400 for making copy of a will – a will that was voided the moment the divorce petition was filed.
4. When something was out of his expertise such as number crunching, he would let me run the show or ask for outside help such as hire a CPA. This saved me over $100K later on.
5. His paralegal, Tony Dondero, is an awesome person to work with.
6. Both Yale and Tony were always super-quick to respond to any of my questions.
7. During the final stretch, Yale and Tony worked on weekends to meet the deadlines.
8. When I ran out of money, Yale offered that I could defer the fees and pay him later on.
9. Throughout the trial, the wellbeing of my kids was at the top of the list for Yale.
Yale is a genuinely nice person and was responsible for guiding me through a difficult divorce. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Mihail
I would strongly recommend Yale Lewis as an attorney.
I had a hard divorce case, with two major problems: (1) the mother wanted to relocate our child to foreign country, located 5,000 miles away from the place where we lived. I was opposing relocation and was looking for 50/50 parenting plan. (2) I had hard financial situation without ability to hire an attorney, but our divorce case was going to Trial as we were not able to agree with the other party on (1).
Many top-rated attorneys in King County were not confident that they could win the case; the most they promised is to get more time with the child in summer time, but Yale accepted the challenge and promised that will win the relocation and he did. He also understood my hard financial situation and we established an adequate payment plan, which allowed me to survive.
Our case went to trial, in a result, the child relocation to foreign country was denied, I did not get 50/50 parenting plan, but before the child school age, I’ve got most of the weekends with the child, which is awesome, we also been ordered with higher maintenance payments than anticipated.
I liked a lot how Yale worked on the case – he is brilliantly smart, hard working, is very attentive to details, which is very important to disclose the other party lie, and we had it a lot, and finally he loves his job!