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If I could leave less than 1 star I would. These guys are horrible. I hired Cordell and Cordell for my divorce. The attorney that was assigned to me was negligent and incompetent. He made numerous mistakes while working on my divorce and all the while he continued to bill me for this. The attorney assigned to me also gave me incorrect advice about spousal support and duration. What he told me about this was completely wrong! I have no doubt that if I had continued with this firm and this lawyer that it would have cost me tens of thousands of dollars in the long run. Here's just a few of the mistakes my attorney made: 1. Opposing party's initial disclosures were missing key documents that my attorney missed 2. Opposing party's initial disclosures contained bank records that were from 2004, my attorney never questioned this 3. Opposing party's initial FL-150 was not filled out correctly, which my attorney didnt catch. Opposing party/Opposing Counsel filed new FL-150 over 1 month later only after I pointed out the mistake to my attorney 4. My attorney billed me for 20.8 hours for working on DissoMaster and support calculations but was using erroneous data supplied from Opposing party's initial, incorrectly filled out FL-150 5. My attorney switched from a dual overtime chart in calculating support, to one for my overtime only. This would only harm me and not help me. 6. Multiple hourly billings for redundant telephone calls and emails with my attorney covering issues we had previously discussed via email or telephone calls, but he forgot about. Equates to extra billable hours 7. Multiple telephone calls with my attorney discussing spousal support in which my attorney gave me advice that was totally incorrect advising me that I would have to make support payments for life 8. Opposing party's attorney bills at twice the hourly rate but somehow I have already paid more in legal fees than opposing party. I believe my attorney is over billed me for dozens of hours of useless work! My attorney was so negligent and incompetent that I filed a complaint with the California State Bar. STAY FAR AWAY FROM CORDELL and CORDELL!!!!! You will thank me!

User's recommendation: Stay Away!

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#1948038

Thanks for posting your experience with this law firm, I am going through a similar situation with my current attorney from a different law firm, I was looking to hire new counsel from Cordell and Cordell, after reading what happened to you, I'll be looking elsewhere for my new attorney.

#1902321

Been there and done that. Run like the wind........

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#1966092 Review #1966092 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Cordell And Cordell Family Law Legal Service
Cons
  • Negligent and incompetent lawyers and legal advice
Loss
$9222
Preferred solution
Price reduction
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This whole process felt like I was buying a car from a dealership. During my initial consult, the attorneys representing the firm we're men advocating for Father's rights. They answered my questions well and were very courteous. Once I agreed to retain them, I was...
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#2892991 Review #2892991 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
East Brunswick, New Jersey
Pros
  • First impression
Cons
  • Overpricing of services
  • Unempathetic
  • Neglectful representation
Loss
$5341
Preferred solution
Full refund

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Paid everything in full and nothing done except taking your money

I have hired the cordell and cordell group based in San Diego for one job Child care support modification. My contract with them was 6000.00 paid upfront all inclusives for attorney hours etc... not only I have ended paying almost 7800.00 with other fees that they said was not included but most importanrly nothing was accomplished . I would not hire them ....

User's recommendation: do not hire them even if you hear their radio adds ... all inclusive for 6000.00 ....

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#2786350 Review #2786350 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$7800
Preferred solution
finish the job that you are paid in full and more

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I am homeless after fees and retainer paid that awarded my wife my entire savings

I did not sign a post-nuptial agreement willingly, but proving duress was not going to be easy, and I should have given that advice upfront. Logic dictates any man would not waive his rights to his own home to a wife that was deceitful and manipulative, but the court believed her fake documents of a marital agreement.
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#2734480 Review #2734480 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Greenwood Village, Colorado
Pros
  • Calm people to deal with
  • Website
  • Websit
Cons
  • Negligent and incompetent lawyers and legal advice
  • Excessive billing
  • Inexperience
Loss
$7500
Preferred solution
Full refund

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Original review updated by user Jun 24, 2021
If this review prevents at least one potential client to use Cordell & Cordell, then it will be worth it! I am being generous with one star! "A partner men can count on" is completely FALSE! Save your money & do NOT hire Cordell & Cordell, unless you want...
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#2632063 Review #2632063 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$10000
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

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I don't know where i should start, me and my husband hired Stephen to represent me and help me to get my 2 years old son primary custody. But before we even started that process, we had to go thru Emergency temporary custody because father ended up in Prison for 6...
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#2562219 Review #2562219 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Cordell And Cordell Family Law Attorney
Loss
$1000
Preferred solution
Full refund
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My divorce is simple, but yet after almost a year nothing mo Ed at all. I got 50% custody from the start, after my ex admitted to lying under oath, and all of a sudden my so-called lawyer hit the brakes hard. So far he is only sent letter after letter to compel her to...
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#2508878 Review #2508878 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$20000
Preferred solution
Rebate my way waisted money for the past four months, this case should have taken only five month since the house was the only issue

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Incredibly expensive and not worth the money

10 months of paying what was said to be "around 6k" now at 30k. Trying to get my son's child support reduced finally accomplished it, his visitation rights went backward reduced to only at the mothers' house. Cordell charges in the neighborhood of 3k month some time 3k a week. ridiculous costs for horrible incompetency

User's recommendation: stay far away.

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#2436493 Review #2436493 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Waco, Texas
Preferred solution
Price reduction

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London office full of weirdos

Beware! Paid them deposit and the first few hours. It was about £7'500 in total. Than the wife's lawyer soon got the upperhand, and they decided to stop proceedings. Money wasted... Cannot trust them. Good advertisements... but not good at defending men... Especially in London, I think they only have 2 lawyers... One of them is in charge of selling themselves. They call her "Miss Kelly"?! That leaves them with one professional, who is OK but was focused more on covering their tracks than on coming with a strategy. Cheaters.

User's recommendation: Get a UK firm of professionals. Do not follow advertisers like this bunch.

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#1987536

I have lost contact with my teenage [under 16, boy and girl] for over 2300 days or 6 years and cannot afford a defence. However, to get a flavour of this firm, Cordell & Cordell, I thought I'd do some research.

Seems I'd just have to a 'fool' and take myself for a lawyer!! genesi ggreybo

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#2397462 Review #2397462 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • First impression
Cons
  • Many complaints with bbb and bar but they do nothing
  • Fees
  • Bill padding
Loss
$7500
Preferred solution
Full refund

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London office staffed with weirdos

Beware! Paid them deposit and the first few hours. It was about £7'500 in total. Than the wife's lawyer soon got the upperhand, and they decided to stop proceedings. Money wasted... Cannot trust them. Good advertisements... but not good at defending men... Especially in London, I think they only have 2 lawyers... Cheaters.

User's recommendation: Stay away!!

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#2397454 Review #2397454 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Promise
  • That they send all the emails you can ask for
Cons
  • Over priced
  • Did not provide a good child custody fight
  • Incompetence
Loss
$7500
Preferred solution
Full refund

Incompetence

I was assured at the beginning that they would look out for me and get my divorce resolved in a timely manner. As it turns out they were only interested in timely money .Jason Lasser lied to me from day one. His accomplice Jill Rosenthal was no better. Twelve months and over 12,000 dollars later I was no closer to divorce than day one. My exes lawyer had two court dates but mine was not able to get one. Then when I started to cut the money off they dropped me like I was nothing.. There should be a class action law suit against this firm. I will pursue this until I get this resolved.I wish I knew a good lawyer!

User's recommendation: Reprehensible!

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2 comments
#1976918

Same here in the UK. London office poorly staffed. More interested in themselves than their clients.

#2001852
@Gerrit V

London Calling...It's OK to NOT respond in every thread. It cheapens the comments and makes a legitimate complaint look like the work of a loon.

We're trying to SAVE men from this horrible office. Stop making it harder, please...

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#2389210 Review #2389210 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Cleveland, Ohio
Preferred solution
Price reduction
I hired Cordell and Cordell thinking they were totally legit and would fight for me as a father. They claim they are Fathers Rights Attorneys. I hired them over a year ago to get me through my divorce and custody battle. Over a year has gone by and not counting what I...
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#1976917

In London it was the same. Useless bunch.

Feels like they are more out to protect themselves than their British clients.

I think they will not last very long. Very little success in the British system...

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#2215878 Review #2215878 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Houston, Texas

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Horrible representation

If you want to get raped financially by your own attorney, then Cordell and Cordell is the place to go. Not only was Laura Smith in Independence Missouri completely inept, but she wanted to throw in the towel by asking me if I could just let my wife have the kids 2 hours away from me and she would set up a solid parenting plan. How am I supposed to be a part of my children's lives when they are so far away? Every time the opposing lawyer trashed me verbally, my lawyer just looked out into space. She used nothing of my preparations and had the nerve to say "I think it went well". Cordell doesn't care about men's rights, they just know that the men are the ones who are likely going to pay the bills. They had my wife served even though they knew the courts were closed due to Covid. How does that help me? All the wasted and excessive fee's cost me 9 grand and I still am nowhere near a divorce. Complete scam!!!
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#1976919

Same here in London, UK. They are very pre-occupied with themselves. Beware.

#1927854

Run...........................................................................................

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#2158280 Review #2158280 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$9000
Preferred solution
Full refund
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Unfair billing

The team at Cordell & Cordell is very friendly and easy to talk to...and then you get the bill! A single "review" of opposing party's lawyer's email cost me almost $1000 by the time the legal assistant and then the lawyer did nothing more than receive this email and forward it to me. Not a single line written for response... Similar happened again and again until I was in over $12K and all that had been accomplished was the original drafting and serving of the complaint for divorce and one other minor draft. RUN AWAY from this office unless you love freely shelling out lots of money for minimal work. Their customer service line found no issue with this after I complained twice of overcharging and duplicate charges.
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#1976920

Same here in London, UK. Company of cheaters.

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#2129072 Review #2129072 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Cordell And Cordell Divorce Legal Service
Pros
  • Appear like a professional company
Cons
  • Fees
Preferred solution
Price reduction

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Full of crap

my son spent 1750.00 with them and got nothing done didnt get his clothes, his stuff, no visitation, no court date, just a bunch of e mails that led no where was a waste of money

User's recommendation: dont use them will cost more than you know.

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#1976921

Same here in London. Cheaters.

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#2088584 Review #2088584 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Have no merit whatsoever
Cons
  • Take money with no results
  • No balls
  • Complete lack of honesty
Loss
$1750
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

Pretty much the same crooks

took truss money (by mistake) yeah yeah it happens bs sent me a check 2 months after divorce final that I was ordered to give ex half after hearing which I got contempt over fraudulently year later then sent me a bill for the check they sent me which should of never left truss account go figure best part of these crooks I was told it's hard to represent men whats that false advertisement. whole system is corrupt it is all money somepoint we have to stand against the corrupt courts and attorneys. and there money laundering for our children and families.bankrupt parents don,t do children any good attorneys chimney light the fire and don't want a resolution so they can keep the money coming incoming.

User's recommendation: never trust an attorney or the government there all in it together.

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#2080731 Review #2080731 is a subjective opinion of poster.

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