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     4.5 stars 11 total

Review Barry Waldman

  • 1.0 star

    Posted by Marissa

    Same quality of a free representation lawyer

    It makes me sick to my stomach that I paid him to insult me. I paid for an hour consultation (which by the way, I only got 40 minutes of, before he decided the consult was over.) I had two cases that I was looking to be represented in, one for custody, and one for child support. (They were in separate counties) The one for child support, was a little complicated. I had an old order, that had been closed, but there were still arrears on it. He couldn't give a projection on whether it would be likely or unlikely that I would be able to collect it. There is a calculator guideline that is used to calculate child support in most cases, and I understand that. But the father was asking for deviation (lowered) amount. It seemed like Barry had nothing to say regarding that, just kept mentioning the calculator. Then he straight up told me he would not represent me for the child custody one, because of WHERE it was located. So I asked for legal advice on it, since I paid for the consultation, and had time left- I might as well at least get advice if nothing else. He wouldn't even do that.
    Bottom line: He couldn't give a projected outcome. He never referenced laws statues. He didn't seem confident in representation. He was rude. He was not knowledgeable about child support deviation. He had no personality, and seemed like he hated his job. No spark about him at all. He seemed like he just goes with the flow, not caring if he wins or loses- no fight in him at all.

    I set up a consultation with another lawyer, who I have attained. She seemed very eager to help me, and very knowledgeable about family law. She quoted statues that would be used to determine the custody case. She also stated that by law, I would be able to collect any arrears- something Barry had no clue about. Shes also very professional, and confident in litigation-- unlike Barry. If I'm paying $350/hr, I expect them to fight for me- which is exactly what my new lawyer is doing.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Divorce client

    Couldn't be happier

    Barry helped me avoid letting emotions get in the way of getting things done. He dealt with the other lawyer who was difficult, annoying and unprofessional, and kept me focused on the end result. In the end, I got exactly what I told my husband I wanted a year earlier, and was shocked how much less I paid than him for my attorney.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Divorce client

    Professional and Honest

    Mr. Waldman kept me focused on the end result and reminded me to not let emotions dictate my divorce case. He was honest and descriptive about how the process worked, more so than my prior lawyers. He made the experience a professional one, and finished what others couldn't.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Becky

    Grateful and Thankful for Mr. Barry Waldman

    I am grateful and thankful for Mr. Barry J. Waldman

    Mr. Waldman's professional legal counseling and representation helped reassure me through my challenging times in my life.

    I appreciated their professionalism and legal expertise resolving any concerns I have in my legal matters.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Child Custody client

    Super Lawyer!

    I am single dad and was in the process of pursuing custody of my son, there were a lot of factors that had to be taken into consideration and i felt my case was a little complicated and the fact that i am full time working dad i thought the odds were against me, Mr. Waldman handled it like it was a breeze, his confidence in himself kept me going. He consistently kept me updated on my case by mail and was very informative throughout the entire time. His staff was also very helpful and pleasant, This man is very sharp, confident, Honest, and straight to the point. he cut out anything unnecessary quickly and prepared me for everything that was going to matter in the short time we had i was very nervous going into court and was probably not the easiest client he had to work with but he would quickly turn around a situation if i started to fumble. In the end i was awarded Joint Legal /Full Physical Custody of my son. Fees were fair and very flexible He defiantly is worth way more then he charges! He really is a Super Lawyer! :)

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a Divorce client

    Do not use him

    He does not return emails/phone calls. He is not prepared, is disoriented and did not keep me informed of my case. He never appeared to know anything about me or my case. I fired him.

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    Barry Jay Waldman’s response: “Unfortunately, this individual has made these similar complaints about three different attorneys in relation to the same matter.”
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Adoption client

    I couldn't say enough good things about Mr. Waldman.

    Mr. Waldman handled my extremely complicated and drawn out adoption case.

    He is knowledgeable, professional, and just plain good at what he does. He managed to sift through a plethora of useless details in our case and get to the heart of the matter. His approach is very practical, which put us at ease. He is confident in his abilities and his confidence is founded in a mastery of his craft.

    The support staff in his office was also very personable and helpful. Fees were fair and forgiving, and payment was very flexible. To be honest he is probably worth a fair amount more than he charges.

    And in the end, I became a mommy (officially)!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Joe

    Great Lawyer

    Mr. Waldman kept pushing to get my divorce to trial, and kept pushing to insure we had the information we needed. He was very professional and achieved a great result for me.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Child Custody client

    The Best

    Just simply did the job and did it well. I got custody of my kids, and he charged me half of what my ex's lawyer did.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by LS

    Quick & Professional

    He removed the stress for me and really wrapped my whole case up quickly and professionally. I would definitely send anyone I know in Virginia to him

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