Richard J. Podell’s Reviews

Richard J. Podell

Average Rating

Based on 2 reviews

Help make it easier for other Avvo users to choose the right lawyer by sharing your experience with this attorney. It's fast, simple, and safe.

Review this lawyer

Lawyers: Use the Peer Endorsements section to provide input about other attorneys.


  1. Overpriced and very impressed with himself

    Posted by a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Fair
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Richard Podell.
    • I hired Richard 1-3 years ago.
    • Richard handled my Divorce / Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    My original attorney was Sheryl Cahn, an attorney with Podell office. She was let go (big mistake) and Mr. Podell incorrectly assumed that he would just take up my case. By means of introduction he began to tell me about his experience in training other lawyers and judges. He then started in about how often he travels the country giving lectures. Who cares? I began to wonder if he is ever in his office working on cases. He's not a listener. Just like the first reviewer, he could not remember the name of my child. He will expect you to be as impressed with him as he is with himself. He doesn't understand that during a divorce, women are often dealing with a soon-to-be-ex husband who is a pompous you-know-what and we don't need a lawyer with the same personality. He charges $425 per hour which is ridiculous.

  2. Waste of Money

    Posted by a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Fair
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Poor
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Richard Podell.
    • I hired Richard 1-3 years ago.
    • Richard handled my Divorce / Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    When it comes to divorce you expect someone to be proactive and on your side. I felt that Attorney Podell was neither of these things. The only time I heard from him is when I called. He also recommeded my two young children be with their father for two whole months in the summer without me seeing them. He never remembered how many children I had, what the ages of my children were or even their names. I wound up arguing with my own attorney. After $6000 and tons of frustration I had gone backwards if anything and had to subsitute an attorney who would actually fight for what I wanted. It was pathetic. I would not recommend this high priced attorney to anyone!!! I don't know how he has done with other cases, but with mine it was only frustration and in the end losing a ton of money and then it tok him forever to get the substitution filed with the court so I coudl proceed and finally get my case done.