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I have to agree whole heartedly with the previous post. These were my observations as well. I'd like to add a few of my own. I am female. I was referred to this attorney by a male friend, who was also her client. He said he was treated very well and not charged much. My first meeting with this attorney, her statements made it quite obvious to me and the person who'd joined me that she had a romantic interest in my male friend, and that she wanted me to tell him. I should have run screaming then. I felt often "put down" by this attorney. She was nasty and impatient and always calling for more money for another letter she had to write, or petition she had to file. All I can say by way of explanation for hiring her is that I didn't feel very good about myself at the time, and thought I deserved this treatment. It took two attorneys and thousands of dollars to clean up the mess she made of the lives of myself and my kids. All on the interest of lining her own pockets and getting a date with my male friend.
I will admit up front that Ms Meloni was the lawyer for my ex-husband, working against me in settling our divorce. As such, I expected her to use every tactic she could to "win". However, I was shocked at how blatantly vindictive she was in her communications with my lawyer and how she sought to stir up as much trouble between my ex-husband and me as she could. She was so nasty and dishonest in some of the things she said that I actually called the bar association to file a complaint against her but was discouraged by them to do so since she was on their board of directors at the time!
The first time I saw her in the courthouse I honestly thought she was a hooker, there on trial herself. I was shocked when I found out who she was! She was wearing a tight hot-pink suit with matching hot pink spike heels, teased hair, and a lot of makeup. It was appalling to think she was actually allowed to practice law looking like that. It was apparent to both me and my ex that she worked very hard to drag out our divorce as long as possible since she was getting paid by the hour.
Her philosophy posted on her own website :
"It is the philosophy of this office to attempt to do what is in the client’s best interest. It is our opinion that, under most circumstances, that involves:
◦attempting to reasonably and amicably resolve the outstanding issues
◦avoid protracted litigation and extravagant legal fees"
Bottom line: The only reason to hire Ms Meloni is if you want a long, dragged out process, costing thousands of dollars.
She was supposed to be my attorney, but it really felt like she was working for my ex's benefit. It is my opinion that she based her legal advice on what would bring in the most money for herself and the other attorney. I do not feel that she acted in my own or my children's best interests and years later we are still paying a high price for following her advice.