Posted by a client
Before I start this review in detail. I want to let you know that from Jan.-May 2015 I personally paid Bob Corcoran firm $15,348.90. I want to let you know I have NEVER been married and have no significant assets. I just recently terminated this relationship after interviewing with 8 other attorneys I found on Avvo and realizing that I was being taken to the cleaners. I wish I knew about this website before hiring him in 2012. If I told you how much I've spent on him, you wouldn't believe it. Call me naive but I didn't know anything about hiring a family attorney; he just came up on a Google search. I was advised by him to pay my ex (child of my mother) whatever she wanted. Nevertheless I followed their instructions and now EVERYTHING that they have told me to do, has completely backfired in my face. My Ex has denied visitations on my parenting weekends, information about my son's medical condition, and most recently school events and conferences. After bringing this up to their attention all they told me to do is "document it." Bob dragged out my case as long as possible to continue to come back to me for more $$$. His reason was “this was more sophisticated, than what we thought it would be." He was not aggressively fighting on my behalf. There are no classes or books about choosing the right attorney. Take it from someone who's spent an exhorbant amount of money on this attorney. There are many other high quality attorneys out there you can find.
Posted by Yvonne
I would highly recommend any of the attorneys in Bob Corcoran's practice because they are HIGHLY ethical, keenly respectful, compassionate and EXTREMELY knowledgeable in all aspects of the divorce process. Over the four years that it took to settle my case, I got to know many of the attorneys very well; namely Sara and Bob Corcoran. What mattered most to me was their HIGH standard of legal ethics which was never compromised even though my adversary ALWAYS operated in an unscrupulous fashion.
Since my divorce was highly contentious and prolonged over time --to no fault of this firm -- I was exposed to all aspects of the divorce process (some that I did not even know existed). Bob Corcoran was extremely informative and always willing to explain the situation to me in terms that I could understand. He is a true expert in his field.
Bob Corcoran also realized the financial burden that my divorce cast upon me; however, there was NEVER a moment in time that I felt Bob took advantage of me financially. They were extremely fair.
The firm of Robert T. Corcoran was always easily accessible to me for consultation, conference calls, meetings, etc. As busy as this firm is, in no way, did I ever feel that my case was not as important as that of someone else. Calls were always returned timely.
Lastly, for all of the reasons stated above, I would highly recommend this firm.
Posted by a Child Custody client
I regret hiring Robert Corcoran to be my attorney during child custody litigation. Once I retained him, my case was handed over to his associate and he was not around any more. When I call to speak to him, he was not available most of the time. I had to leave so many messages with Kim, his assistant, and he would call me back many days later. It was always like that. It was also very difficult to make an appointment to meet with him. He was out of office very often for his personal matters and did not return my phone calls or emails.
He did not care about the sensitive issues of the custody of my child. When I brought up my concerns, he wasn't interested. He says, "there is no justice in the family court" and perhaps he felt there was no need to even make an effort.
I also felt that there was no management of my case. There was no plan to achieve goals that I was seeking. Mr. Corcoran was not on top of my case and I felt neglected. His fees were over $400/hour and it is definitely not worth it. As soon as I terminated his services, he was very quick at suing me for the attorney fee. He calls the judges by their nicknames flattering that they are his buddies, trying to make the clients think that he have has personal relationships with them, and even told me that he wrote recommendation letter for Judge **** to be appointed. I consider this very unprofessional way to lure desperate clients.
His assistan is also very rude and unpleasant. For me, the whole experience at his firm was very bad.
Posted by Bobby
Bob is an excellent and brilliant attorney. He is expensive but worth every dollar that he charges. He is extremely knowledgeable about family law and a dogged fighter. He is accessible, comes to court punctually and extremely friendly. My spouse was asking for heaven and earth and a pint of my blood, Bob came to my rescue and saved me from financial ruin.
In the course of his representation, I met other attorneys at the Hackensack court cafeteria and they congratulated me for picking the best family attorney out there.
Posted by a Child Custody client
I wanted to take the time to write this review as I cannot exaggerate how happy I am with Bob Corcoran and his associate Sara. I do not hesitate to say that Bob and Sara offer premium legal services of the highest order. As a lawyer myself and graduate of Harvard Law School, I believe it is fair to say that I have a reasonably good sense of what constitutes a good lawyer - and there is no doubt that both Bob and Sara are such. In my own case, a custody dispute, I wanted the absolute best as nothing was more important to me than my children. As I researched and asked other attorneys regarding recommendations, I was pointed to Bob several times as the preeminent lawyer with respect to family law. After I met with Bob for the first time, I could tell immediately that he was indeed very well-versed in all aspects of family law, and so I retained him. From that point on, both Bob and Sara were tenacious, responsive, and proved supremely competent with respect to all aspects of my complicated case. Each of them mastered all of the myriad details of my case quickly, drafted legal briefs (which, as a lawyer myself, I found to be of very high quality and persuasive) and similarly provided with me excellent advice regarding legal strategy. The wisdom of this advice became more than apparent just a few short months into the litigation. Bob's 30+ years of experience was the most evident in the courtroom (he was always present in person at every hearing), where he was quick on his feet and was clearly in control. I have read some of the other reviews on this website, and have a hard time believing they are genuine. The type of services these other people describe are nothing like what I experienced. I highly recommend both Bob and Sara to anyone and everyone. To put it simply, if you want it done right, there is no better way to go.
Posted by David
Told me how great he was in our consultaion, took my $5,000 retainer and never saw him again. Was passed off to equally incompetent associate Karen. I would never use either attorney again. These two give all attorneys a bad name.
Posted by Mary Anne
° Watch for bate and switch...Once you get pushed to an associate you never see Bob again, good thing because he charges $500 an hour and not worth it
* Missed discovery dates to send out for financial bank records and annuities.
..leads you to believe when your almost X is on the stand and sworn in then he will bring everything out...he forgets to tell you 99% of divorces are settled out of court
* Ignores settlement offers - doesn't meet deadlines
* Watch for double billing Bob charges you everytime he talks to an associate And charges you for the associates time too.
* Doesn't care about your issues pushes you into a cookie cutter divorce..no matter what your circumstances
Worse yet the lawyer you hire to fix his mistakes
Posted by susan
I first met him through a friend who seemed to be happy
i stupidly listened to every word he said and went a long
with his plan, in the end i did not get what he had promised me
and spent at least twice what i should have ..
as a smart women i am ashamed of myself for trusting him
Posted by a Child Support client
I agree with the other reviewer, he did nothing for me in reference to negotiations, unreachable always too busy to talk for more than 10 min, did not follow through on anything had no documentation of what he did other than his word that he called the other attorney, did not care about my little case but definitely wanted a retainer... I was not impressed and fired him on the spot. Good luck!