5.0 stars 32 totalReview Todd DeVallance
Posted by anonymous
As a former military member I sought an attorney who could empathize with my particular needs. Someone who understands my perspective and shares similar life experiences. Without a doubt I made the very best choice possible. Todd and his capable staff handled my entire case with dignity and grace, leaving only the opposition wanting more.
Posted by anonymous
I cannot sing my praises loud and long enough for attorney Todd Devallance and his team at Tsai Law. Mine was a long-term marriage and a financially complex divorce. Due to Todd’s efforts and despite my ex’s best efforts, I received a good settlement and am very pleased with the outcome of my divorce.
Prior to hiring Todd, I was in a very frustrating situation. I contacted Todd when I realized, after four or five months, my former, very-respected firm had not filed a single motion on my behalf, was making very little progress and charging me exorbitant fees to boot. My ex had taken control of all the cash and left me powerless. Todd met me at his office on a Sunday, professionally dressed and cheerful despite the unusual meeting time. I brought a friend with me to give me a second opinion. We were both impressed by Todd and felt he was the one to hire. My friend subsequently recommended Todd to a family member as well.
As soon as I hired Todd, he turned my divorce around and got things back on track. He thwarted all my ex’s efforts to control and steer the divorce process to his advantage. Opposing counsel, a well-known and respected attorney in the area, tried all sorts of legal maneuvers that might set a lesser attorney on his heels. However, Todd’s many years of experience with all types of family law made him unflappable and levelheaded when faced with this type of behavior.
On a personal level, Todd is a pleasure to work with despite the unhappy circumstances. He is honest and principled, trustworthy and direct. He keeps confidences and his word. He does not beat around the bush or tell you what you want to hear. He takes your case to heart and works hard on your behalf. Working with Todd is like working with a friend. He is a compassionate advocate who cares about his clients
On a professional level, he is well-educated and trained, organized, responsive, focused, resourceful and very hard working. Todd, his firm and staff operate as a cohesive unit to best serve you. Within the legal world, he maintains good relationships with attorneys and judges alike and has a keen sense of how the other players in his field operate. From a financial standpoint, he stays abreast of costs, keeps fees under control and does not overcharge.
Divorce is a low point in most people’s life. It’s hard to get through it without regrets when you’re operating from such an exposed position. I couldn’t have made it through so well without Todd who was even-keeled and confident no matter what opposing counsel threw at us. Me…not so much. However, Todd was my rock to rely on, a real champion at what he does. I highly recommend Todd to all those searching for the best legal representation around.
Posted by anonymous
If you're reading my review you are probably looking for a divorce attorney that can help you. I also read reviews and that's how I found Todd DeVallance.
When I met Todd it was on a Sunday morning in the middle of summer when his building was closed and only security could unlock the doors the elevators needed to be started and the air conditioning was off. What impressed me was that Todd was not a 9-5 attorney who looked at my case to bill like inventory. The fact that meeting me on a weekend when most attorneys would wait till their next "business" day to meet you, impressed me.
Through out my divorce Todd was there for me. My divorce was a very difficult one and my ex would play legal games running up my bill. He could financially afford to play these legal games and left me without funds to keep fighting. Most attorneys would have dropped me since I was unable to pay. Todd did not abandoned me and was able to convince a judge to grant us the money from my ex for my legal fees. These are just a couple of examples of Todd. There were many other positive things he did through out my case.
I've been around other lawyers but they are not like Todd. He's always polite honest and I found him funny at times which you need a good laugh through a hard time in your life. I know that I will call Todd DeVallance if I need future legal help. I highly recommend him to you. I don't think he will disappoint.
Posted by Julie
Todd represented me as the petitioner in a divorce case that went to trial. We had a mutual goal for a reasonable settlement with my best interests in mind. He did an excellent job of representing me and my settlement was even better than what I expected. Todd has enough court experience to read cues from the judge & deliver an argument the way a judge wants to hear it. He didn't waste my time or the courts on trivial details that wouldn't impact the case or affect the judges ruling. Todd is considerate & genuine and I never felt that this was just another case to him. If you need a family law attorney I would highly recommend Todd & the TSAI Law Company.
Posted by Joe
So after hiring 2 previous lawyers I finally hired Todd. Now I know that there are lawyers and there are people like Todd DeVallance. Honest, prepared, insightful and confident top the list of many many wonderful things I can say. Best evidence of his talent is that he's got me as a client for life.
Posted by anonymous
I have been having difficulties finding an attorney that does not have any conflicts with my case and Todd and his team have been very helpful reassuring me that there is not any conflicts with his firm.
Posted by Nikki
Todd is great! He is smart, honest and reasonable. He never once promised me anything or told me stuff just because he knew it was what I wanted to hear. He actually told me the opposite of what I wanted to hear because he kept me informed on the law, and what he has experienced, which was appreciated. He was always very real with me. Todd and his assistant Marcus always kept me informed as to what was going on with my case and where we stood. It was a very long drawn out process, with multiple continuances before actually going to trial and they both made the situation as minimally stressful as possible and tried to keep my costs low. By the time we went to trial, I was very confident with our case and everything Todd and Marcus had prepared and we won everything I was asking for. Todd was a Rockstar in court and I was so happy to have him on my side! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a family attorney. He's personal and it shows. You won't be treated like just another customer, he treats you like a friend.
Posted by anonymous
I couldn't have more pleased with Todd DeVallance and his team. Meeting with him and discussing our options for adding my son's father whom has passed away to his birth certificate. Todd and his team assured me and took all my worries about how to present the nessarry documents for the courts.
I couldn't be more pleased with everything and thank Mr DeVallance from the bottom of my heart.
Posted by Leonie
Mr. Todd DeVallance/the Tsai Law Company: My previous team and I were perilously close to trial date, with no valuation of my husband’s business in sight. At the first meeting, Mr. DeVallance talked to me about process, theory, law, went online to see which judge would be presiding. He took me on, won a continuation, so instead of racing to trial, we moved along methodically and efficiently. We created a witness list, he created a detailed spreadsheet of assets. His paralegal assistant Leah Dawson filled me in on procedure and the purpose of every action—and remained a source of personal support. I was nervous at mediation, but Mr. DeVallance stayed focused and alert and aggressive, and we won a very favorable settlement. Mr. DeVallance operates with his client in mind, he’s clear-sighted, smart and energetic, professional, works within a framework of good practice and good values. My outcome might have been different if I hadn’t found the Tsai Law Company and this team—I rate paralegal Leah Dawson and Todd DeVallance very highly.
Posted by Jeff
Todd and Marcus his paralegal are awesome. I can't even describe how good he is. He is also a great guy and a very kind, caring person. He helped me through the most difficult process of my life. They know their stuff. He was so on top of things, organized and a great support. Todd is not about the money. He could have charged me way more. He tried to contain costs and did everything he could to help me. My settlement went great and we didn't have to go to court. Seriously the best attorney. Do not use anyone but him.