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Posted by a client
Nightmare! Misspellings, duplicated billing, addition errors,makes assumptions then proceeds as if there are no options but the one he recommends; settlement agreement missing important information for the case to be in favor of the client, confusing conversation and invoicing.
He seemed smart and qualified at first, but as you learn his pattern, he is scattered, unorganized, and tells stories you pay for when you see your bill is greater than the amount of work you think he performed.
Posting anonymously for fear of retaliation.
Posted by Fridayschild
Scott comes across as ambitious, a "go getter", and knowledgable when you first sit down with him. However, after seeing all these 5 star reviews, I just couldn't keep silent anymore about my own experience. All contentious divorces can get expensive but most lawyers try not to blow through your retainer. I just felt that Scott either didn't seem sure of certain things and it ended up costing more money because he was working- or - well- I won't go there because I don't want to think of anyone as being completely unethical. Like was mentioned in one other review noted- I think if I had been a guy maybe things could have been different. Maybe I just caught him at a bad time in life and had it been maybe a year later things could have been different- don't know. He had little patience with me when I asked questions about his process and it ended up that I now wish I had pushed it further. I really think that the end result could have been different and in my favor had he been a bit more thorough- I just felt like he kind of gave in to the other side. Final paperwork had some issues with it and he just didn't seem to really look it over. It spoke volumes to me when I had another lawyer look at my case after it was all said and done- and they were stunned at the things that could have been different. I think he means well- but maybe does better with male clients? Not sure. If you hire him- just stand your ground and don't allow him to bully you.
Posted by Mark
When my marriage entered choppy waters, I interviewed a few attorneys who all gave the same bland answers which left me hopeless about what I wanted and felt deserved to get. Then, based on reviews in this forum, I spoke with attorney Scott Shaw over the phone and then met with him at his office. Scott impressed me immediately by not only grasping the concerns I had, but also by suggesting ideas/strategies that gave me the confidence that I had a good shot at getting the outcomes I was hoping to achieve. That was a big step forward for me. From there on, trust started building and I relied on Scott to help me out with a couple of tricky situations where I found him to be both timely/responsive and creative in coming up with excellent solutions. Throughout the case, Scott provided solid legal counsel and great friendly advice. He was a busy attorney but was generally accessible fairly quickly, even during weekends, which translates to “peace of mind” in difficult times. Another characteristic that stood out was that he made a conscious effort to keep the legal fees low even when he could have taken advantage of my desperation at times. How often can you say that?! All said and done, Scott was a terrific attorney and a consummate professional who genuinely cared about my case and the way he provided his services. He has my heartiest recommendation! Bravo, Scott, keep it up!
Posted by a client
Thanks to Scott, We were able to win custody and adoption of our child! Scott was very prepared. He was awesome in court. We had the right information and turned our case around in our favor. I thank god that we picked Scott as our lawyer. The lawyer of the other party looked very unprepared. Scott really made the difference here. Now we have finished all adoption matters. No worries in our family!
Posted by a client
I relied on Scott to help guide me through a bitter and difficult divorce and custody case. As my mind wandered at all times of the night, Scott was persistently aggressive at providing answers to all my questions no matter the time of day. He would provide legal suggestions based on the evidence at hand, and was able to adapt my case to any new evidence that would arise. Not only did he help me win full legal and physical custody of my son, but he was able to advise me on legal questions several years after the case was closed, remembering the details.
Posted by David & Maria Espinal
Scott Shaw handled our child custody case along with an adoption case. We are very fortunate that we won the case. Scott guaranteed us since the beginning that he would try his best to get the case done for us. He kept his word, and now we have absolutely no worries! Thanks Scott!!!
Posted by Eric
"The mother of my child took off with my baby, Mr. Shaw took charge of the case, helped us with the use of private investigators to track down the baby, gathered the evidence we needed, and we won on every issue at the emergency hearing. Mr. Shaw knew what he was doing, was in charge of the situation, and was thoroughly prepared and brilliant at the hearing. I can wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Shaw, and because of him my little girl is safe and I have her custody."
Posted by Brian
Scott was my lawyer through an extremely bitter divorce battle and supported me through the very end with objective, fact based information, and never took the bait on arguments with the attorney on the other side who was just looking to pull punches where ever possible. Scott's office manager, Julie, is also an angel who went above and beyond to be responsive, timely, trustworthy, and is just an all around wonderful person.
I appreciated their support and I would recommend them again.
Posted by Paul
I hired Mr. Shaw when it became apparent the case was not going to settle and he became my trial lawyers on the case. He was extraordinary at trial, understood detailed financial information, and presented an excellent and concise case that my ex-spouse tried to convolute into millions of dollars and alimony. The judge ruled on my behalf on every issue even though my wife had retained a "Super Lawyer" to represent herself. I would recommend Mr. Shaw to anyone needing a good attorney.
Posted by a Family client
Mr. Shaw was creative without being underhanded and we never felt as though we were being baited into protracted litigation. To his credit, he was effective in steering us away from arguments of lesser merit in favor of those that would have the greatest likelihood of success.
That ability in turn led to greater speed and accuracy in fulfilling our wishes and for a speedy outcome.
I would, however, give anyone who finds themselves in need of legal representation the following advice: Mind your minutes and learn to be patient.
Litigation isn't like the internet, it isn't facebook. Once you've settled on a course of action with your lawyer, let him or her handle the legalities. Constantly requesting a status update is the quickest way to deplete a retainer. Moreover, this can bog down your lawyer, keeping them off point. Limit your exchanges to only when there is a significant discrepancy or change in the circumstances of the case. Courts are slow. Learn to accept that and more of your money will go toward representation instead of responses.