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Robert Stites
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Practice Area:  Divorce / Family Law
Firm:  Robert T Stites Law Offices
Website:  stitesattorney.com external link
Phone:  (817) 336-7577
Profile updated: 8/14/12    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

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Rating: 3.2 out of 5 based on 32 reviews.

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 2/27/14   5     5     5     5     5   Robert Stites is an excellent attorney. He represented me in a messy divorce from my ex-husband that involved custody of my young child, and I’m very happy with how things turned out. Mr. Stites is an expert at what he does, acts with integrity, and is driven to get the results you want. I highly recommend him. He’s tough, smart, clever, and the lawyer you want on your side. Another attorney actually told me that Mr. Stites “is a legend around here.” I can see why. RID: 133001
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Click to report rating    7/2/12   5     5     5     5     5   I appreciate his knowledge, professionalism, and family values. RID: 73689
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Click to report rating    5/11/12   5     5     5     5     5   would recommend him in a heartbeat! Used Mr. Stites when I separated in 88, then 95 for a final divorce. No regrets. Have referred others who were also very satisfied, both men ad women. He still gives me the best advice RID: 69874
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Click to report rating    3/13/12   5     3     5     5     4   Robert Stites was the first of two attorneys I hired to represent me in my divorce. I found him to be very tough, excellent at preparing me for court, and he was able to get great things for me in my temporary orders hearing. He was also able to get a QDRO during the divorce proceeding which even the judge was unaware was possible. This prevented my ex-husband from removing this money from our community retirement account, which he most likely would have. He was detail-oriented in his record-keeping which helped me greatly in my final divorce hearing with my second attorney. I appreciated his work ethic very much and his tough demeanor was a plus when it came time to questioning my ex in regards to his infidelity. He gave me great advice about what NOT to do during the divorce proceedings as well. I ultimately chose a second attorney to try and collaborate and settle my case because I didn't see that happening with the two attorneys involved. I would definitely recommend him! RID: 65799
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Click to report rating    1/26/12   5     3     5     5     4   A few of these reviews made me smile. I'm a corporate lawyer. I know what I want out of an attorney, but I don't know a damn thing about family law. I want someone who's tough and doesn't con or baby their clients. Stites doesn't blow smoke, he tells you where you're going and what you need to do, and he makes things happen. My divorce was a messy one but it went as well as it could have possible gone considering the circumstances and Stites gets a lot of the credit. Afterwards, he even invited me to a baseball game. I thought it was kind of strange at first, but I went and we had a hell of a time. I realized that he's actually a great guy, he just acts like a hard-ass when he's working because it's what he needs to do to get results. I highly recommend him, he's a true professional and will get the job done for you. RID: 62719
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     1/26/12   1     1     2     1     1   RID: 62718
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Click to report rating    11/22/11   5     5     5     5     5   For out of state custody making Texas the home state, Mr. Stites was suburb in protection of the children and the welfare of their safety. RID: 55674
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     10/17/11   1     1     1     1     1   Unfortunately, many women in abusive marriages believe they need to retain a "bulldog" to deal with their future ex-husbands. Mr. Stites understands this dynamic all too well and has therefore become an expert in capitalizing on women in distress. He makes false promises in order to secure a contract, gains all your financial information, and then proceeds to take every dollar you have. Once (after I'd paid him more than 60K), I asked him a legal question...and because he didn't know the answer...he became indignant and asked "are you a *&#* idiot?" In hindsight, I wish I'd slapped him, walked out of his office and filed a complaint, but when you're mentally and financially exhausted, it's difficult to think clearly...and Stites knows it. He's arrogant, abusive, and inept...and was also fraternizing with opposing counsel during the proceedings. It's hard to believe he can still practice law in Ft. Worth. Any positive comments on this site are likely posted by Stites or his staff. RID: 53452
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Click to report rating    4/6/11   1     1     1     1     1   didn't help me at alljust made me more debit and credit went bad RID: 43764
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Click to report rating    3/15/11   5     3     5     4     4   Having gone through a divorce, I can say the court system is a sham. Was not happy with the amount I paid but Mr. Stites came through when it mattered. He got me off center on a few items that would have dragged the case on and was able to capitalize on a few opportunities that saved me big money. He is arrogant and talks down to you but gets his point across. As he says, he is not there to be your friend during the case and afterwards...he is there to stick it to your ex. In picking a lawyer, I would suggest picking the meanest dog in the junkyard and then putting a muzzle on him because if it gets ugly, you want this guy on your side. When Mr. Stites bargained with my ex's lawyer, he always came back with more than he promised. Not saying he can do it every time but he served his purpose. As an ending note, even though he is expensive, my ex wife's god loving lawyer cost her more money and did her no favors. Realize the sooner you come to a settlement with your ex the better. RID: 42599
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Click to report rating    11/17/10   5     5     5     5     5   I cam to Mr.Robert Stites in mid Sep., '10 regarding my divorce case. He was very clear in explaining me my options and also how he would proceed in the matter. In course of 2 months and a few days he did everything precisely what he said. Today Nov 17, '10 he got my divorce done and finished. We all complain about money and we do'nt like to spend but I must say "He is damn expensive but he is worth every penny he charges". He is too good. RID: 37408
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Click to report rating    11/14/10   5     5     5     5     5   Mr. Stites is only for those people who want results. He was recommended to me by a friend. When you need an experienced lawyer who gets results, I recommend Mr. Stites. If you are tired of being harassed, bullied, wrongfully sued and want to win, I recommend Mr. Stites. You get what you pay for. RID: 37274
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Click to report rating    9/19/10   5     3     5     4     3   I must chuckle at some of Mr. Stites reviews. Yes, he is arrogant. Yes, he may treat his own clients like children. Yes, he is expensive. It's been three years since my divorce, and only now can I rationally evaluate his performance (and mine). Divorce is messy and emotional. Do you want a drill sargent or do you want a mamby pamby feel good attorney. Stites treats his clients tough. He's preparing you for battle. He's sizing you up to see if you can handle the pressure. And in my case (in retrospect), his tough language tested me to see if I reacted violently as accused by my ex. But when I asked him to do battle at a deposition, I immediately saw his skills come through. His cross examination was truely artful - truely a masterpiece. I was so relieved I went home lit a cigar and had a glass of wine (which I never do). Within a 3 weeks, the divorce was over - after 16 failed months with "feel-good" colabrative lawers and after waisting $40,000. RID: 34944
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Click to report rating    9/16/10   1     1     1     1     1   Robert Stites charges exorbitant fees for clerical work. Always going to the judge over things that should be settled over e-mail or phone there by increasing his fees. Asks for $50,000 retainer on everyone that I know who has used him. If you want to use someone who generates fees this is your man. RID: 34807
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Click to report rating    8/9/10   5     5     5     5     5   As for previous reviews, they either didn't know what a real attorney does or were very unintelligent to begin with. Mr. Stites handled my divorce case several years ago and recently assisted with some custodial issues. He is the epitome of professionalism, gives his best-which is superlative-and has nothing but dignity and respect for his clients when they're 100% honest with him in return. If not for his hard work revealing my ex's slackard ways, I wouldn't have received custody & our child would be miserable (as she readily understands now, as a teenager); things would be much different. If one is a reasonably intelligent person, one will agree that you still get what you pay for and that, while we don't like paying a lot, some things are worth every penny paid. Mr. Stites is worth every dollar he's paid, and he doesn't do it for the money. The legal community recognizes him as a quality professional, and I do, too. RID: 33164
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Click to report rating    12/16/09   3     2     2     1     1   This guy is a snake just waiting to bite the hand that feeds it. We are amoung his many victims in a very ugly convoluted divorce case. Rather than helping his client to make some sense of the case & actually moving it forward in a positive manner, Robert took advantage of him at every turn. He withheld information about his previous affiliations that are required to be disclosed in advance, instead taking on a case he knew he could never win. He even joked about it with the opposing counsel when he thought nobody was watching. His dog-and-pony show ran the bill up over $20,000 in just 30 days. When we questioned the fees, he QUIT abruptly leaving his client hanging with no time or money to line up someone else & hearings in the next few days. He did nothing but make things so much WORSE in a very short time. He then SUED for what the huge retainer didn't cover, knowing full well his former client was suffering in the final days of a terminal illness. Beware! RID: 25311
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 11/25/09   5     5     5     5     5   Our family has had several unfortunate occasions to have Mr. Stites represent us. On each occasion we have been glad that he was the attorney we chose. In court he can be hard as nails and was exactly what we needed. We feel like he is pretty expensive but found his detailed billing always accurate. He even at one point made phone calls on our behalf to get an overcharge from another attorney corrected. You will pay for each and every conversation you have, but when your family is frantic over issues concerning their babies and you call his cell phone and he is at a baseball game and still tells you everything will be OK it’s worth it.His demeanor can be harsh and abrupt at times but when you get to court you will be glad. We would use him again. Hopefully we won’t need to. RID: 24637
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Click to report rating    11/16/09   5     5     5     5     5   Mr. Stites incorprated my business for me back in 1985 and has remained my legal council since that time. I highly value the competence and sensitivity Mr.Stites has shown us over the years as we have needed help with legal matters. His hard work and commitment to finding solutions and making us feel at ease have been invaluable.He Always seems to do his job expertly and thoroughly, but remains sensitive to our needs and is compassionate and very approachable. He embraces any questions we may have and makes us feel comfortable in asking them. Quite honestly, he seems to have a knack for anticipating our next question, or knows in advance what we are going to ask. It is a pleasure to do business with someone like Mr. Stites who knows the meaning of efficiency, is knowledgeable and always helpful.We could not ask for a more committed professional than Rob Stites. We are thankful for his outstanding service and expertise and our continued business relationship. RID: 24334
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Click to report rating    11/11/09   5     5     5     5     5   I hired Rob Stites a few years ago. He was a great attorney. Rob is very knowledgable about family law. He made the other attorney who was trying to bully me before hiring him look like she had no idea what she was doing. Yes, there are cheaper attorney's out there, and that is exactly what you get. If you want a really good attorney that will land you on top with your case then you need to hire Rob Stites. RID: 24176
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Click to report rating    11/5/09   5     4     5     5     5   Mr. Stites is not only knowledgeable, but he is tenacious in fighting for your rights. He completely focused on my case and when I needed him again a few years later, he still remembered details from the first case. I can attest to the old adage you get what you pay for. If you want a staff that fights for you, cares about your children and you want to win your case, Robert T. Stites is the man for the job. I can’t recommend him highly enough. As for other comments about his ‘gruffness’, his silence is a good indicator that he is listening, as for “rude”, if you follow what he’s telling you, you are going to win your case. I guess you have to make a choice if you want a “sweetheart” lawyer who makes nice with everyone including the opposition’s law team or a “pit bull” in the court room that will get the job done. RID: 23924
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Click to report rating    10/28/09   5     5     5     5     5   I am a most satisfied former client of Mr. Stites. His staunch advocacy for me was extremely impressive as well as both his knowledge of law and work ethic. He commands respect from his colleagues as well as his clients and I would recommend him to anyone. During my own deposition he protected me from dubious practices of an opposing attorney that was phrasing questions in ways verging on the unethical. He did so aggressively and discouraged the opposing party in a law suit from engaging any longer in entertaining me in their suit. I will be eternally grateful to him. RID: 23662
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 9/1/09   1     1     1     1     1   I've never met a lawyer that treated his own witnesses so badly. He talked to us like we were children and was telling us the direction to the courthouse that was on the same street. He told me it was east weatherford rd., Fort Worth, Texas and then explained to me that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. The way he dressed was completely unprofessional. No suit, a tie that was barely hang on with the top button of his collar undone, and clothes that looked like he slept in them. Mind you, this was at 8am in the morning. I'd hate to see what his attire looks like at the end of the day. Being a witness for his case, you figured he would tell us what was going to happen and prepare us. He didn't prepare us at all. It seemed like our own attorney was badgering us. Robert T. Stites is by far the most arrogant "human being" I have ever met. DON'T USE THIS JERK. RID: 21615
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Click to report rating    8/22/09   1     1     1     1     1   When selecting a professional’s services, personal interaction and personal experience provide insight into the capabilities and character of that professional. Please contact Stockton Roberts at (817) 706-6928 or stocktonroberts@sbcglobal.net for further information regarding my personal experience with this professional. RID: 21297
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Click to report rating    3/15/09   1     1     1     1     1   This guy is crazy. I hired him a few years ago in a family law case. All he did was take my money! Things that should have been resolved led to expensive court hearings. The problem is there were never any results. He made me fight over dumb things. After my divorce was over I talked to my ex about it. Turns out that she had told her attorney she wanted to settle early on and that her attorney told Stites but he never told me! So I ended up paying him thousands of $$ for nothing. Stay away from this guy. RID: 16497
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Click to report rating    3/7/09   3     1     1     1     1   This individual in my opinion,is the worst attorney in Tarrant Countyt history, I am one of his victims. I hired him on a custody case to protect me and my children's interest instead he took my case on a roller coaster, left me on the verge of bankruptcy, when I questioned his billings(charges on his bill that I witnessed him many times in court attending hearings for other clients while waiting for him to attend a hearing for me, then mailed me a bill for the time I witnessed him. When I informed him that I want him to review his billings with me, he refused to do so and withdrew from the case. I filed a dispute with the State Bar of Texas, he declined to do so. he sued me in court, the Jury found that I owe him HALF of what he claimed on his billings he submitted in his law suit.I suffered financial and emotional destress from this individual.If you want to hire any lawyer,check online the court files "how many times this attorney filed law suites against his own clients?" RID: 16313
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Click to report rating    11/24/08   5     4     5     5     5   I utilized Mr. Stites services in my divorce and he was always professional, clear and straight forward. While divorce cases can be expensive, he was very clear about this in all preliminary material he presented. I could never claim to be uninformed. His office was accomodating, professional and supportive. My divorce was a difficult one for me, and he was professional throughout. I am a custodial father of four children now, and much of my ability to win what was correct for my family and children I attribute to the representation of my attorney. Mr. Stites, and Mr. Eck were excellent lawyers for me. RID: 13893
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Click to report rating    10/10/08   1     1     3     2     1   Robert was horrible. Did did not understand divorce law and was always very rude. He over charged me for his mistakes that had to be corrected and then billed me again for the corrections. He often would not even know that the documents he "created" said and would get my case confused with other cases and I would have to correct him that was not me often in from of a judge. RID: 12961
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Click to report rating    9/27/08   1     1     1     1     1   My last rating was remove. Stites was rude, and very creative in his billing. I was charged for a letter letting me know a letter was coming. He wrote in his notes that "client is stupid and I cannot get rid of her soon enough". He should have withdrawn from my case but instead he began draining what little funds I had. After 30,000.00 my ex and I made an agreement, Stites then washed his hands and prepared an incomplete decree and would not make right on his lack of knowledge...pouting. It was as if he was a child that had his toy taken away but in this case..money. He threw a fit through financial punishment. USE CAUTION! RUN!!! Can get better representative from the man on the corner unless you want to spend 50,000+ for nothing! RID: 12645
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Click to report rating    7/11/08   5     4     5     5     5   Mr. Stites is tough. He'll grill you non-stop to make sure he knows your case and prep you for court. Very blunt, but if you think he's tough on his clients, you should see how he is on the opposition. Pricey, but you get what you pay for. RID: 10890
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Click to report rating    11/14/07   5     1     3     1     1   He's got the knowledge but will not use it to make the case go quickly. Instead he makes seemingly innocent mistakes that he then bills you to fix such as leaving things out you requested so he has to put them in and then kching kching. RID: 6456
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Click to report rating    4/23/06   2     1     1     1     1   Creative billing will cost you. Works on other cases while working on yours yet charges you for the full time. Mean and verbably abusive. Please be careful! RID: 1367
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