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Rick and his firm were extremely attentive to my needs and they were extremely knowledgable. Even more importantly, we WON! I send many referrals their way because it's so important to find an attorney who actually cares!
I just read a review on this site from Bobby, who hired Mr. Friedman to handle his custody case with a difficult ex. My name is Bobby and I hired Mr. Friedman. Perhaps there are 2 clients that have the same name with similar cases at the exact same time. Mr. Friedman was terribly unprepared and did not even show up for one court date. I paid him over 30,000 dollars and lost every aspect of the custody case, and the divorce is still not settled. I have hired a new attorney and would not recommend Mr. Friedman to do anything.
Mr. Friedman helped me get divorced and did a great job with my ex who was being very difficult.
Mr. Friedman helped me out in my custody case. I have two children that were being treated bad by my ex-wife. He helped me get custody. He also got attorneys fees awarded to me.
I do not know the "in's and out's" of the other cases that gave you poor ratings. They did not pertain to mine, so I cannot verify nor assert anything against you regarding those.
However, in my experience you talked a big game but did not deliver what you said you would nor an accountability for what I was I was charged for which I asked for numerous times. There does seem to be a pattern.
I understand that sometimes clients are not happy with the result and take it out on the attorney. That is unfair to the attorney and just sour grapes IMO.
That being said, you expect effort and proof of results that you are paying thousands of dollars for and billed with no action plan.
Your firm cost me more money than simply resolving the issue one on one with my ex-wife's counsel. That is why you now have a warrant in debt against you on my behalf.
Richard was lazy counsel in my opinion. He did not do his do his due diligence.
Appearing before the judge, with him as my counsel, he did not even know the facts of my case which had been provided him months prior to the scheduled court date. His lack of knowledge of the case tripled my cost when, in my opinion, Richard should have had proper familiarization of the material facts in order to properly present the case. As such, eliminating the need to incur subsequent legal expenses.
When billed, I asked numerous times for proof and results of what I was billed for via mail. I never received a response.
Mr. Friedman has helped me on a couple different occasions with child support. He was always on top of what was going on and worked proactively to resolve the matter before having to appear in court. Him and his staff were great to work with. Everyone I interacted with was very compassionate and sensitive to my situation which helped me to be at ease with what was going on. We were able to work with the opposing attorney and settle out of court. He is someone I truly trust to and is determined to do what is best for the situation. I would highly recommend Mr. Friedman to anyone looking for an attorney who takes a vested interest in their clients.
I have been a client three times in the past ten years, and Mr. Friedman always did an outstanding job.
Rick handled our case professionally and got me the results I was hoping for. His firm handled a family law case recently for me and having worked with other lawyers on business matters, I truly appreciated his knowledge and ability to resolve the core issues quickly and maintain focus on my desired outcome. Lawyers are never "cheap", but the firm made every effort to resolve the case, rather than string things along. I was also impressed with his office staff and associates. I really felt that they genuinely cared about my interests and did a good job keeping me informed and calm throughout the whole ordeal. I would definitely recommend Rick to anyone looking for a great family law attorney that can get things done!
I hired Mr. Friedman to represent me in my custody case. I was not happy with my previous attorney and was looking for new representation. When I first met with him, I was extremely stressed, as this case had been going on for years and I needed resolution. I immediately felt comfortable with him and his staff. From the first meeting forward, I was confident that I made the right decision to retain his firm. I had never felt more in control of my situation, and was finally seeing progress in my case! Mr. Friedman is very knowledgeable and compassionate, and I felt that he really cared about what was best for me and my children.
The fees were expensive, but worth every penny. My case has now been resolved to my satisfaction and I couldn't be happier!