Based on 12 reviews
Help make it easier for other Avvo users to choose the right lawyer by sharing your experience with this attorney. It's fast, simple, and safe.
Lawyers: Use the Peer Endorsements section to provide input about other attorneys.
Posted by Justin, a Family client,
My Lawyer was very helpful when it came to getting together all my information and cover sheets. He worked with me step by step, helping me to understand what is going on with my case every step of the way. I would definitely recommend this lawyer to other individuals.
Posted by Lisa, a Child Custody client,
Scott is a gem! He is genuine, compassionate and gets the job done. He has impeccable listening skills and clearly can understand you even through all the emotion. He is an A+ legal rep...The most trustworthy and no nonsense get the job done attorney. He will get you the results you want and then some. Reach out to Laterra & Hodge pre or post judgment...Scott and his team are superb. Scott is the attorney you want standing by you.
Posted by a Family client,
I hired Scott Laterra to defend me against false claims my x-husband brought against me. Soctt's compassion, knowledge, and guidance calmed me down and gave me confidence that my x-husbands claims would be proven false. Scott went above and beyond to help me understand what would go on in court. Scott really showed he cared about me as a client and was always very responsive to any concerns or questions I had about my case.
My day in court with Scott Laterra representing me really took away my anxiety. Scott was able to cross examine my x-husband with knowledge of all family law and the facts of the case. After his cross examination Scott asked for a a dismissal of the case without me having to testify, the judge granted the request.
I was blessed to have Scott Laterra as my attorney. He is a very honest, dedicated, professional and respectful lawyer. I will use his services anytime I need an attorney in the future. I highly recommend Scott to anyone looking for a honest and compassionate family attorney.
Posted by Mike, a Divorce client,
Scott proved to be an outstanding attorney. He was extremely supportive and accommodating throughout the entire process. He was easy to talk to and was very understanding. It was not difficult at all to get in touch with him and he returned phone calls in a very reasonable amount of time.
I felt he was very honest and had my best interest as the number one priority. He clearly defined all of my options without pushing me in a direction that suited him or his practice. His knowledge of matrimonial law really impressed me. I would absolutely recommend Scott to anyone in need of a lawyer who is going through a divorce.
Posted by Alex, a Divorce client,
I have used services of Scott Laterra for my divorce. He was very helpful and knowledgeable. He provided invaluable expertise to make sure that my case is resolved in the most beneficial for me manner. Scott was always suggesting ways to minimize my expenses and still receive maximum benefits from this divorce.
I can highly recommend Scott for anyone who is undergoing a divorce if that person wants to get a knowledgeable advice and fair representation.
Posted by Laura, a Divorce client,
Provided a strong, comforting presence at a very stressful and upsetting time in my life. His firm gave me a sense of stability in the midst of chaos by reaffirming my beliefs in what is right in raising a child and what is important in recovery from divorce.
Posted by Kenneth, a Child Custody client,
Mr. Laterra helped my son move in with me.He handled the problem so I could continue to work.The final result is my son is with me and Mr. Laterra made that happen. He is professional and cares about his clients.I can't say enough about him.
Posted by Carl;os, a Alimony client,
Scott worked closely with me and paid attention to my situation and objectives. I did not feel that he was there to run up the fees--rather the opposite he suggested actions to keep the fees down. At the end an agreement was reached that was the best outcome--given the history.
Posted by Tony, a Divorce client,
I entered the divorce process as a neophyte, and Mr Laterra was a partner in a larger, more established matrimonial specialty firm at the time. We were against a very 'bad one' (so described years later by a retired lawyer working in the matrimonial specialty that I met). He consistantly tried to keep the dialogue professional and keep communication clear and open. This (I later discovered) is vital to survivng the post settlement life, ever after. He was completely capable of countering all the unethical chalanges we faced with the ----, but didn't need to climb in the mud to do so. He is also consistantly honest in presenting your options, and expected outcomes. Recently he met with my best friend who had disoveries post settlement, and bluntly informed him that all he would get now from investing time, energy, and lots of money would be the mild annoyance of his former wife. So my friend decided her could do that himself for free. That's ethics.
If you need to at times feel the need to go down and dirty, he won't stop you, but he will guide into doing the least damage to yourself, your kids, and the case-both long and short term. He will function as your partner in this difficult time, and be there for any fine tuning if required after (but not set it up to assure he will collect a pension from you). He is also, unfortunatly for him, self experienced. I trust him, and no one completes this process without trust issues.
Posted by Donna, a Divorce client,
I hired Mr Laterra to represent me when I was going through my divorce. During this very difficult time, he provided me with the knowledge, compassion and expertise that resulted in a fair and uneventful court settlement. He was able to keep me focused on the final outcome, even while the emotional toll of this ugly process was becoming too much to bear.
Mr Laterrra has always been very professional and personable in his client relations. I never hesitate to call him and ask for his guidance. I trust him and the advice he gives me, even if it is not what I had originally wanted to hear. Also, as a client of his, I never felt like a "number" but as valued person. I cannot express the immeasurable value of this, especially when you are going through a major life crisis.
I would absolutely recommend Mr Laterra's services for both the professionalism and compassion he displays in dealing with divorce proceedings. He helps to make the journey a little better.