Joel handled my divorce case - which stretched over 3 years of regular courtroom sport, as he and my husband's lawyers encouraged his aggression and litigious excess. He forgot to bring up various financial issues during the 3 year trial that could then not be addressed for damages awarded. He took over $90,000 from me and never finished the case. He never finalized visitation (I had to get another lawyer - after the judgment - to get it done). My husband was ordered to sell our house (or buy me out) and split the proceeds. Four years after the Court Order, the house was still not sold. Again, another lawyer had to step in to finish the work Joel could not get done. After 3 years of harrassment from my huspand, I finally got a decree and sole physical and legal custody ( a big win, you'd think, except the the Master from the Pendente Lite hearing had Already Awarded that decision in our very first hearing... it really was a no brainer, considering my ex) ) Joel is very impressed with himself and his familiarity with various judges; his relationship to the lawyer class outweighs the importance of your legal issue. Don't waste your money.