District Attorneys Office in Coldspring, TX with Reviews - YP.com
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By: Stephanie A.
Davis, Michael L
My niece hired him for a custody suit where time was of the essence. His male secretary gladly took their $500 cash down payment ( i was there to witness that). Mr. Davis was never available and NEVER returned calls. It has been almost 9 months since she paid and he has done nothing. When he was run in to by a family friend in public, she asked why he was not returning her calls. He did not even know who his client was. I wouldn't be surprised if his "secretary" is just a front for collecting money. Now she's out the cash and in desperate need of a new lawyer. Read the reviews on different sites. Do NOT hire this excuse of a lawyer.
By: John J.
Davis, Michael L
This lawyer is NOT recommended.I was a client willing to pay whatever was required to accomplish our legal objectives.He was chosen because he had knowledge and previous experience with our situation.When we were able to speak to him it was all positive... but when it came to getting it done this guy DOESNT RETURN CALLS. Our situation was time critical so we chose another.Note: much time was wasted speaking to his very polite / sympathetic "gate keeper. The standard reply fm him was "he's in court, I understand and will relay the message."DONT EXPECT A CALL or even something as simple as a requested receipt detailing charges so they can be used in another case (by a real lawyer) to recoup legal fees. My assessment of this gent is he's an empty suit.Hire Mr. Davis if you want to be treated like an after thought.
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