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I retained Bernabei & Wachtel over a year ago in a federal civil rights matter after I called the "Who's Who" of federal defense attorneys, and repeatedly received a "Oh we don't handle THOSE kinda cases" or a "I dunno if we're the right firm/comfortable handing those types of federal cases" replies. And I'm glad that happened...cuz otherwise I mighta ended up retaining the wrong (inexperienced) attorney.
Lynne of Bernabei & Wachtel was always available and responsive throughout the progression of my case, and has been & continues to be very helpful with very important advice and direction on the correct steps to take along the way.
With the decades of experience & expert advice provided by Lynne of Bernabei & Wachtel, I can - for the first time - say that things have and continue to get better for me.
So if you want high profile attorneys who are all show and no go, look elsewhere. If you want the REAL DEAL, who will take on the toughest of cases that others won't, and will take care of whatever needs to get done, look no further than Bernabei & Wachtel.
I talked to several attorneys before I decided that Lynn Bernabei could have my case, she called me and requested a pre consultation fee of $300.00 to decide if I had a case that had merit, my case was EEO and federal employment related. I finally relented and allowed her to be my attorney and she told me that after $8000.00 that she would go to a contingency fee agreement, she used up my retainer of $5000.00 and then drop my case to a junior attorney who knew very little about employment law, Every month when I got my bill I would send an e mail and request that she explain my case to me , and every month I would hear from the junior attorney saying that Ms. Bernabei would call me about my bill, each time she called me about my bill she charged me for the call and up to date we have not resolved my bill. The junior attorney dropped an action in the middle of the case and said that she would not be filing an appeal for me, this left me without an attorney and I had to file the appeal myself. I received a letter from Ms. Bernabei stating that if I won my appeal she expected to be paid. I would not recommend this attorney.