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Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Their billing practice was excessive. I would look at my bill and notice that I was being billed for "review of file" even though my case was stagnant. After leaving this office for different representation, I discussed this billing practice with my new attorney and realized I was being billed by LaMonaca Law at attorneys rates for things that the legal support staff did. These attorneys are capable, but you need to watch your bill with a microscope.
Posted by Anne, a Family client, Flag
Look, I'm sorry but most of the glowing reviews here happened in the same month. What this law firm does best is separate you from your money. The billing is highly questionable. For instance, telling you you'll be billed at a lower rate to work with a junior associate, then presenting you with bills at the highest hourly rate anyway. Then acting like they don't have a clue what your talking about when you question it, and being unable to produce documentation of what, who and when you were billed for. And what can you do? They've bled you dry and you're not even close to divorced. No money to start over again with another attorney. Hire this attorney ONLY if you have $75,000-100,000 to spend on a divorce. And don't tell them this is what you have, or they'll eat through it in a few months.
Posted by Walt, a Divorce client, Flag
Greg was a champion for my family, especially my children, and even for my ex-wife, during my divorce and custody battle. He is goal oriented and delivers according to the goals of the client. Greg's philosophy of "agreement is better, and cheaper, than fighting" was often our strategy, If all parties agreed to a stipulation, then things went much simpler and neither party could complain. However, when the times came to fight for the right things, the benefit of the children, a fair equitable distribution, then Greg was tenacious. He used Facts and Data and Case Law to build strong , convincing arguments, and pretty much won every dispute we had. In some cases, I had occassion to use several members of Greg's staff, each attorney and para-legal was extremely professional and knowledgeable on the subject matter at hand. I have recommended Greg to several friends and colleagues over the years, all have been extremely satisfied with his representation. I would never hesitate to use Greg and his firm if I needed to in the future.
Posted by Donna, a Employment client, Flag
I have had several dealings with Greg LaMonaca and can't believe his dedication. One Tuesday night I had a problem well after hours and he responded in 20 minutes. He gives the best possible solultion available. If it is something he feels would be better suited with another firm, he makes the contact for you. I know I am safe and doing the right things at the hands of Greg.
Posted by Denise, a Child Custody client, Flag
Gregory LaMonaca makes such a wonderful impression from the initial consultation! I felt so comfortable from the beginning conversation and talked openly with him about my current situation. Greg demonstrates an extensive knowledge of the law through both his questions and his answers. He keenly analyzes all aspects of a situation and presents a wide array of possible approaches. Greg exudes honesty and integrity! He has a sharp mind and an immense depth of experience. In addition, Greg answers emails faster than anyone I know and at all hours of the day. I highly recommend Greg to anyone searching for a unique kind of lawyer, one who has true dedication to his clients as well as to the law. Greg puts his clients first and foremost and possesses a real passion for making a difference in their experience. His brutally honest philosophy has made success possible for Greg because he practices what he preaches. Choose smart! Choose Greg LaMonaca!!
Posted by Jamal, a Family client, Flag
Greg Lamaonaca and his whole crew are just outstanding. You go in the whole experience nervous as hell and come out feeling like a pro boxer. Greg is not only my attorney but my friend, I couldn't express it in words how grateful I am for Greg and his firm and would not hesitate for a moment to recommend Greg and his team to anyone I know in need.
Posted by steven, a Family client, Flag
I've recommended Greg a number of times and I would strongly endorse him going forward. In every instance the feedback I received from my referrals was genuinely positive. Greg is knowledgable in all facets of family law and he surrounds himself with competent professionals from varied disciplines that complement his skill set. He is a stickler for follow up is considerate towards his clients' often tenuous emotional condition. Greg's holistic approach to family law in my opinion is unique and very thorough.
Posted by a client, Flag
Greg represented me a couple of years ago. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. I would highly recommend him to all of my family members and friends. He went above and beyond for me and definitely had my best interest in mind throughout my case. If you want a fighter and someone who will always make sure your rights are protected, Greg is the one.
Posted by Dan, a Divorce client, Flag
Greg is one of the must upstanding individuals I have ever come in contact with. From the beginning of our relationship he has always offered excellent advice and followed through on promises made! I would highly recommend Greg and his Law Firm!
Posted by Greg, a Business client, Flag
I have known Gregory LaMonaca for over 20 years. In that time, I have found him to be an excellent attorney. He is very responsive, knowledgable, organized and work dilligently to get the best outcome for his clients.
Posted by a client, Flag
Great person to work with. Very knowledgeable and trustworthy. Would recommend anyone to work with him.
Posted by Steve, a Divorce client, Flag
I found Greg to be extremely thorough not only in the preparation but the actual process of my divorce and because of this, my stress level was reduced dramatically. Also, he is very prompt in returning phone calls even on weekends which is generally unusual with attorneys. I was very pleased with the outcome.
Posted by steve_dolan, a Divorce client, Flag
I referred Greg to another one of my clients who was going through the most devastating thing he had endured a divorce. My client can not thank me enough for introducing him to Greg and the philosophy he brings to each client of his. Though my client was truly going through this experience he credits Greg with not only representing him in the most professional manner but also providing him the guide to take the the next steps in his life!
Posted by Susan, a Divorce client, Flag
Greg LaMonaca is by far the very best attorney I have ever known. My divorce was difficult after 23 years but Greg personally and his staff were wonderful every step of the way. Not only did they keep me informed ,confident and prepared ,but they were supportive and kind. Greg anticipated every possible situation and met each with incedible ablilty. Greg is determined to represent his client with his very best skills which are unmatched in his field. He is driven to make the whole experience one that the client has been taken by the hand and led through a journey ,one in which the client is an informed participant . I felt ready to begin a new life and journey ,better for my experience with this firm and Greg LaMonaca.
Posted by Mark, a Family client, Flag
Greg and his staff have been super courteous and professional. In all previous legal counsel sessions and advice that I had, Greg was excellent and to the point, with no surprises.
Posted by Steve, a Family client, Flag
Greg truly cares about his clients. He is always there when you need him . I highly recommend
Posted by a client, Flag
Mr. LaMonaca and his firm provided me the finest legal representation I have ever had. Greg and his team sat down with me and my family and went over every aspect of how he planned to take over and proceed in my case. He gave me a timeline and cost estimates based on his experiences with cases like mine. Each month my bill was laid out clearly and factually as to what I owed and often much less than I expected for all the services I received. Greg and his staff always responded promptly to my calls and never rushed me when I had questions or just needed advice on how to proceed, legally or professionally, in my or my family’s best interest.
During my case, Greg was by my side the whole way, never wavering and always out front. Greg and his team fought for me like no other. My case required travel between PA, DE, MD, DC and NJ and Greg and his staff were always flexible and there when I needed them. When I completed his journal exercise it gave me a road map to follow in where I needed to go. It was very enlightening and introspective on how I can change my life to become a better person. Greg feels like part of my extended family. I am so happy I was referred to his office. I give him and his firm the very highest recommendation and will always be thankful for their continued support and guidance.
Lastly, the very best feeling occurred, and I knew I would be OK, was when Greg, as my new Attorney, walked into the Courthouse by my side, and the opposing attorney’s knew right then the game had changed and the scales of true justice tilted in my favor.
Posted by a Child Custody client, Flag
Throughout the last 15 years and through very tough custody and support battles I have continously turned to Greg LaMonaca for his counsel. Greg understands that the whole person is what needs to be focussed on to help guide them through these tough times. No matter what the time or day Greg was always there to answer my questions, clam me down, represent me in court or just lend an understanding ear. You will not find this in any other attorney and trust me prior to Greg I had hired a few. In fact I was told by an attorney prior to Greg that as a man I would not have a chance to change custody. Yes that is what they really said. I was crushed when I heard this and thank God I got rid of that attorney and found Greg through a mutual friend. I now have joint custody and I love my days with my daughters. My whole life is better now and had I listened to the first attorney none of this would have been possible. It is my honor to call Greg my friend and counsel. I could go on and on as I have many examples of Greg's expertise but the proof is that years later I have the life and relationship with my girls that I once dreamed of. Thank you Greg and your amazing staff!
Posted by a Contracts client, Flag
This firm over promises and under delivers. In the spirit of being brutally honest, he failed at every step along the way. All he had to do was execute on a contractual breach. He said I will call opposing counsel and if that fails, he would immediately file suit. He made the call - generously 15 minutes of billable time. Then I found out the contract was not going to be upheld. He never filed suit. He played a wasteful letter writing game (which I told him to avoid and a strategy to which he agreed). This diversion triggered $4,000 in legal fees for nothing but a legal dance. He even charged me when I called him to dispute his superlatively aggressive and wrong headed billing. If for some reason, you ever elect to work with this firm, PLEASE do yourself a favor and either do a project fee or get him to provide in writing and in advance exactly what he will do, how long it will take, etc. Look elsewhere for legal advice. Shame on Super Lawyers, etc. for promoting this firm.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Greg represented me in the initial phases of a divorce, and he and his team are great attorneys. Just the sort you want in your corner, And they are firmly on your side. But you'd better be wealthy. Which I am not. They went through $6000 in 2 1/2 months and another $14,000 over the next 6 months. We were a typical middle class couple with kids. There were no exceptional assests at stake. I lost everything to attorney fees. Everything. I had no idea what I was in for, never having gone through a divorce before. But Greg is a great divorce attorney.
Posted by Jim, a Child Custody client, Flag
When I first went into Greg's office my life was upside down. I had little to no custody of my daughters (at that time 5 and 2) and a job that kept me overseas for weeks at a time. One thing I knew was that I "NEEDED" to be a better father but I did not see how I could with my schedule. Instead of jumping right into the law and telling me we need to file this and that, Greg took time to get to know me. The real me and not just the "corporate image". Next he helped me define my goals in terms of custody and from there we took off at rocket speed in making these goals into reality. My absolute belief is that if I had not met Greg and hired him my life would never be where it is now. Fast forwarding we obtained joint custody all while maintaining a the critical relationship with the mother but most important I began to be a "real DAD". I can't tell you in words what a feelign this is and it would not have happened without Greg! Today my girls are 15 and 12 and I am happily remarried. Over the development of the girls we changed custody to meet their needs but now we have settled on one week with each parent and then repeat. Each step of the way Greg was their for me helping me to "stay the course" in my desire to be the person I wanted to be. My life today is simply amazing. What I really want to get across to ANYONE in the midst of divorce and custody issues is to make sure the person you get to represent you really wants to know you and your desires. From my experience there is only one attorney I know that can do that and that is Greg LaMonaca. Literally he changed my life and my children's life in such a positive way that I am forever in his debt. These are not just words they are facts. Thank you Greg for being an amazing attorney and an amazing person! Jim Grim
Posted by Bryan, a Child Custody client, Flag
I had the honor of having Greg represent me recently in my custody trial. I cannot stress enough how happy I am with Greg and his team. Greg is a true professional and if I had one word to describe him it would be passionate. I had the feeling he was always thinking 5 steps ahead and that makes him great at what he does. I was always well informed and knew what was going on with my case. The preparation and attention to detail sets him apart. If you are looking for a GREAT lawyer who cares about what he does and what happens to his clients look no further. I will reccomend Greg and his lawfirm to anyone I can who is in need of representation in any capacity.
Posted by Steve, a Family client, Flag
I have used Greg's services personally and without a pause have referred both friends and family to him and the process" Brutally Honest" has been a true guide even through the most trying of experiences that both families and individuals may endure.