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Steven Cole

Steven Cole

Family Law Attorney in Phoenix
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Arizona
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Travis B. August 17, 2023
Worked harder for my opposition than he did for me After almost 2 years of paying Steven, I am exactly where I was before all of this started. If anything, things have gotten better for her (my opposition), and SHE DIDN’T EVEN HAVE A LAWYER defending her. He is not even capable of winning a case against no-one, imagine how things will go when he has to face a lawyer. My opposition had stated that she was willing to give me everything that I wanted, 7 months ago. Steven continued arguing with me about how I shouldn't even ask for anything, even though it was already offered, because she could have "changed her mind". All I was asking for was the property issue to be dropped and to have final decision making - things she was willing to do in the beginning. He spent all of his time challenging me to give into all of her demands and he spent zero time fighting for any of mine. He went form promising me everything to saying, "I'm not your guy". I wish I would have known that he was not my guy while he was promising me incredible things. I was paying my lawyer to work for her. I couldn’t believe it. I’ve just payed tens of thousands of dollars over nearly 2 years, for him to support her needs and dispute mine. This case nearly defaulted several times but, he charged me to file motions to keep it active. If it had defaulted, I would not be liable for anything. I was paying him to consistently extend a case against me! I paid him to "depose her" but, he brought her in and talked to me on the phone for an hour, then recommended re-setting it for another date, after she no showed on the first one. Soon, it was made clear that she wanted action immediately. Steven took this to be of the most importance. He demanded that we move quickly or risk losing everything. It took 4 months of panicking over the urgency, for him to take two separate vacations and do absolutely nothing. I became the one pushing for things to move forward, he began dragging his feet. I realized that he was working harder for her than he was for me. Spending excessive amounts of time convincing me why I should give her everything she wanted and why I can’t have anything. I asked him numerous times to, at least try, and he refused. I had numerous emails and phone calls with him where I carefully, detailed exactly what I wanted in the settlement, his response was always, “I can’t help you because I don’t know what you want” - how was that possible? When my son was taken from me for over two months, to a place that was kept a secret from me, he did nothing. The list goes on. This should have been an easy win. Yet, the case is now dismissed and I've paid him about $25,000 and nothing was resolved. A couple of short months prior to firing him, I had given him another $3,000. When I asked for the remainder of my balance back, since nothing had occurred (we barely spoke), I was told that I would be getting $200 back. A week later, it changed it to $700. I’ll never understand how I spent $2,350 on absolutely nothing. During the settlement and deposition, he had his assistant doing everything. He had her calling her for settlement terms and the only one involved in the "deposition".
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Biography

At the Law Office of Steven N. Cole, Steven N. Cole is the founder and managing partner. He is a highly skilled divorce attorney in Phoenix with over 25 years of experience in Arizona family law. He and his legal team have helped thousands of individuals and families successfully resolve their family law problems over the years, and he can help you, too. He can help you make sound decisions about the future as he guides you throughout every stage of the legal process. Attorney Cole truly cares about his clients' well-being, and he offers appointments on weekends as well as evenings. He emphasizes mediated resolutions whenever possible, but will utilize a tough approach when needed. Regardless of how difficult your situation is, he will work closely with you to help you find a solution that fits your needs. Call his firm for a free consultation today.

Practice Areas
Divorce
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal
Law Office of Steven N. Cole, LLC
- Current
Education
University of Arizona
J.D. | Law
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University of Arizona
B.S.
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Awards
Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Family Lawyers Assistance Project outstanding contributions
Maricopa County
Top 3 DIvorce lawyers in Phoenix, AZ
Three Best Rated
Small Firm of the Year
Volunteer Lawyers Program
Top 50 Pro Bono Attorney
State Bar of Arizona
Volunteer Lawyer of the Month
Volunteer Lawyers Program of Arizona
Volunteer Lawyer of the Year
Volunteer Lawyers Program of Arizona
Attorney of the Year
Family Lawyers Assistance Project
Professional Associations
Arizona State Bar
Member
Current
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East Valley Bar Association
Certificate of Recognition
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Websites & Blogs
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Law Office of Steven N. Cole, LLC Website
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Steven N. Cole, LLC
11260 N. Tatum Boulevard
Suite 143
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Telephone: (480) 725-3355
Fax: (480) 333-5582
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