Testimonials

Our Clients Share Their Stories
  • THANK YOU ALL FOR EVERYTHING.
    I am thankful for a attorney Robert, for his wonderful representation. His professionalism, and the way he carries himself with so much authority and knowledge is making this process run Smoothly. The delay in the process has given my children and I time, space, peace of mind and the healing we needed so much, thank you. God knows the right timing and the right results and He sends us the right persons to work things out. You are all a team of wonderful people. Thank you.

    - EJ

  • I’m so overwhelmed with gratitude and appreciation
    It’s a new and glorious day for me! I just don’t know where to begin, I’m so overwhelmed with gratitude and appreciation for YOU. You are my humble HERO, my DRAGON SLAYER, GOD’s CHOSEN ONE in my life. I think you’re GOD’s VESSEL, whose in the business of moving mountains and parting seas for us!!! I am beyond GRATEFUL and APPRECIATIVE to Marietta and Caroline too for providing me such excellent and professional care.

    - J.G.D.

  • You have had an impact on my life so positive words cannot capture it
    You have had an impact on my life so positive words cannot capture it. I respect you and wish you happiness and health! I am grateful to have you!

    - R.K.

  • The Best
    Robert was very tough, fair and to the point during my divorce. He was able to get a court order reversed that had affected ability to travel with my son. Robert is, without a doubt the best lawyer anyone could have representing them.

    - Former Client

  • Courtney is a pro
    I highly recommend Courtney and her team for helping with your divorce. She is worth every penny, because she has accomplished every goal that I set prior to beginning of the divorce process. As a man I figured I would get the “short end of the stick” in a divorce, but Courtney managed to accomplish every objective and right for me that the law allows (for example: I have obtained 50% custody of my son.) Courtney is a pro. She managed and executed to perfection every aspects of my case. In one of the court proceedings, she even received kudos from the Judge for resolving matters outside of the court room. She is also visibly well respected in the Legal community. Happy Father
  • Amazing and Powerful
    I am absolutely thrilled to have hired Ms. Shepard and Robert Burch of Burch & Coulston. In the sea of divorce attorney's she is a gem. She is sharp, brilliant, focused and professional. She has an uncanny way to navigate complex terrain.
  • Sharp and Smart
    I had a good experience with Ms. Shepard and found her to be sharp, powerful and brilliant. I trusted her and thought she worked at warp speed and managed my retainer well.
  • A brilliantly educated pit bull
    Courtney may be small in stature, but she is a giant in knowledge and tenacity. I'd like to start of saying that Courtney handled two separate cases for me over the years, and delivered on all promises and then some. She knows the law inside and out, and was able to navigate some rather precarious situations with ease. In dealing with some people that have some questionable morals and ethics, she was able to maintain control in the courtroom without faultering once. She was realistic when it came to what I should expect in and out of the court room. She made sure I was held accountable for my actions at all times and was truly able to under promise and over deliver. I can't recommend Courtney and her Lawfirm enough. True brilliance in action is a site to behold. At this point I am comfortable with everything she was able to help me with, and I know that she will be the first call I make, if I have any other future issues that require the courts intervention.

    - Brad

  • Top Notch
    Courtney is a great listener and stratagist. She is ALWAYS prepared for the unexpected. Stop here if you are looking for the best in Family Law. Call her now. Otherwise you are waisting precious time. Courtney wants you to win and increases your odds ten fold. I know.

    - Robert

  • The best!
    I am so glad that I chose Courtney to represent my case. We had several meetings before court and she was very helpful every step up the way. She was able to answer all my questions with confidence. She was very well prepared for my case and I would highly recommend anyone to use her services.

    - Anonymous

  • Best Attorney in OC/LA area
    Ms. Shepard was amazing in ensuring my divorce would be settled in a quick and beneficial manner. She is super knowledgeable and was always on top things. She was also very aggressive in ensuring I obtained a good settlement. Highly recommend Ms. Shepard!

    - Anonymous

  • Excellent Family Law Attorney
    I would highly recommend Courtney to handle divorce and child custody case. She is smart, aggressive and responsive (she also has very good memory!) She was an impressive advocate for myself and my child.

    - Anonymous

  • Someone to fight for you!
    I have found Robert to be an excellent lawyer. I worked with him 4 years ago in my initial divorce case where he led me through the whole process and helped me achieve a favorable divorce agreement. I again used him this year in order to achieve full custody of my son. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who will fight for your rights.

    - Former Client

  • Courtney was an excellent advocate for my daughter and I
    My narcissistic ex laughed when he saw her but what she may be lacking in stature she more than makes up for in skill and tenacity. Courtney was an excellent advocate for my daughter and I & my ex was no match. Finally hired her after 5 years of being dragged back to court over and over - she ended it and in my favor tenfold.

    - Former Client

  • Ethical, Brilliant!
    Ethical, brilliant, powerful, and knowledgeable. Always works with full integrity, proper discovery and truth. Don't expect him to play any games. He is truly about equity and since family law is about equity this is what you get. I am so very happy that I retained him. His work and that of his staff was flawless, deep and highly potent. I would recommend him without hesitation.

    - Former Client

  • Compassionate and Confident!
    Robert Burch has a perfect blend of compassion and confidence. He is very easy to talk to and has been extremely honest throughout the whole process. I have recommended Robert to friends and family and everyone I have referred to him has been extremely satisfied.

    - Former Client

  • Outstanding Attorney
    Robert was very aggressive in helping me through my divorce and custody negotiations. Without his expert guidance, my ex-wife would have been able to take my daughter out of the state permanently. I have no reservations in recommending to him to anyone in need of a divorce attorney.

    - Former Client

  • Excellent Divorce Attorney
    Working with Mr. Burch was a pleasure. I highly recommend him. He was tenacious and aggressive in Court yet sympathetic and responsive with me in the office. He represented me in a child support proceeding. He pursued every possible legal option to obtain the best result for myself and my son. He ended up substantially increasing my child support and when the father failed to timely pay the child support Mr. Burch was successful in having the court find him in contempt in Court.

    - Former Client

  • Compassionate, yet tenacious in court
    Mr. Burch represented me in my divorce and I highly recommend him. He was compassionate with me but tenacious in Court.

    - Former Client

  • Very experienced, highly recommended family attorney
    I have had the pleasure of knowing Todd Coulston from The Law Offices of Burch, Coulston & Shepard, LLP for almost six years. During the years of our acquaintance, I have seen Todd in various capacities, first representing our family in court for our daughter's custody and visitation rights regarding the biological father and second, the adoption of our granddaughter. The first experience of dealing with the biological father in 2006 was extremely emotional and stressful. In that moment of representing us for the future of my daughter's maternal rights as a parent in court, Todd did something extraordinary, he asked the judge to review the case in a few months to see how the father was keeping up with his responsibilities. Four months later, we all stood before the same judge including the biological father's attorney minus his client who did not show up in court. The biological father fell through with his commitments and my daughter gained ALL parental legal rights. Todd's legal motion to look ahead was brilliant; it literally changed our lives forever! Second was years later in 2011, Todd represented my daughter and her husband in the adoption of their daughter (our granddaughter). WHAT a full circle, incredibly happy fulfilling day that was! Todd is dedicated to family law, professional, very capable, and sensitive as an attorney to work with. Todd's maturity and thoughtfulness won my confidence that he could handle any situation. We will always be grateful to Todd for his invaluable results representing us in court. We as a family highly recommend Todd Coulston and The Law Offices of Burch, Coulston & Shepard, LLP.

    - Former Client

  • Great divorce and family law attorney! Would highly recommend and definitely use again.
    I found Todd and his staff to incredibly attentive to my divorce needs. They were timely, responsive, and focused well on the specific details of my case. Todd paid particular concern to the needs of my kids when negotiating for custody as my now ex-husband is no longer trustworthy to care for them in my opinion. I would definitely recommend Todd - he has excellent courtroom presence, and is very professional and knowledgeable in the field of family law.

    - Former Client

  • Constant Professionalism and Intelligence
    I am writing this letter to express my thanks and appreciation for the work that Mr. Coulston provided me in the unfortunate custody suit recently. These situations are an emotional time for everyone involved when and if they occur. I needed representation that would look out for my interests when I could not and never lose sight of the ultimate goal; the well being of my relationship with my son. Mr. Coulston did not only that, but did so with an uncommon intelligence and sensitivity to my unique situation. His combination of knowledge, constant professionalism and intelligence is, in my experience, a winning combination.

    - Former Client

  • Caring and Have the Client's Best Interest at Heart
    I am very thankful for the services your law firm and you personally provided to me in defending my case against my ex-spouse. I am quite happy to state in writing that my experience with you has exceeded my expectations. You proved that you are not only a master of your profession, but also one who comes across as genuine, caring and have the client's best interest at heart.

    - Former Client

  • I Can't Thank You Enough for What You Did
    The advice you gave me was invaluable and the results incredibly satisfying. While most attorneys seem to welcome any opportunity for charging more fees, your highly ethical conduct and looking after my best interest shined through. I can't thank you enough for what you did and for winning the battle for me.

    - Former Client

  • I Would Recommend Him to Anyone
    My separation with my husband was of course stressful and very sad. Above all, I was concerned for the welfare of my young daughter and wanted the transition to be easy for her. Robert Burch simplified the process for me, guiding me through each step. There wasn't any more fighting for what I felt was fair, because I had Robert there protecting my daughter, my assets and my future. When I needed to talk to him, he was available. Robert found a creative settlement for us, and we avoided major litigation, sparing my daughter from any unnecessary emotional trauma. I would recommend him to anyone who is considering separating from their spouse.

    - Former Client

  • Excellent Work and Professional Integrity
    After almost 11 years of paying spousal support I found Mr. Robert Burch. Prior to meeting with Mr. Burch, I consulted with two other attorneys, both of whom told me the Court would not terminate or reduce spousal support. Mr. Burch presented my case to the Court, citing case precedent supporting my position. During the court process, Mr. Burch was very courteous and understanding, especially during trying times which angered me with the opposing counsel. The Court's decision and end result was in my favor; spousal support was terminated! I am pleased with and can only thank the excellent work and professional integrity of Mr. Robert Burch.

    - Former Client

  • Mr. Burch is a feather in the cap of the matrimonial bar.
    Mr. Burch is a feather in the cap of the matrimonial bar.

    - Former Client

  • You Did an Awesome Job
    Courtney, I just want to thank you! You did an awesome job! Myself, Steve and even the Judge, were very impressed with your tenacity. ... I couldn't have argued as well as you did, (and I'm pretty well versed on arguing)... I wish [name redacted] could have witnessed your poise.

    - Former Client

  • Wonderful
    I am thrilled with the work Courtney has done on my case. She thinks strategically and several steps ahead. She has a great memory, is detail oriented and helped to figure out complex discovery issues. She is tough and super smart.

    - Former Client