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James Podgorny’s client reviews

     2.5 stars 10 total

Review James Podgorny
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Excellent Divorce Attorney

    I hired attorney Podgorny for my divorce. He was very understanding of my financial situation and reduced his rate from $350.00 per hour to $200.00 per hour. He kept me up to date on all matters and even let me know when it was necessary or not necessary for me to be in court. He carefully explained his strategy toward the case and was even accurate in stating we would "win some of the battles and lose some of the battles of the case, but the idea was to win the overall war." He was always prompt to court, knew the law and remained professional in and out of the court room. When the case was finished, he kept his word and refunded the unused money in my retainer. I highly recommend him.

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  • 2.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Good and bad

    He definitely gets the job done as far as getting you divorced but charges you for rediculous things like him leaving you a voice mail. Don't expect any refund out of him, even if your spouse doesn't even fight you on anything, he will take your money and run no matter what. Overall, he gets the job done.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by Former Client

    worst attorney ever!!!

    This guy is terrible. He screwed up my divorce so bad that I had to fire him in court and find myself a more competent attorney. That was easy since nobody is as bad as he is. All he was worried about is his retainer. Every time we go to court things were just getting worse. When I asked him why, he tells me that's the way the judge decided. Most of the time things were handled in the chamber of the court room and I had no clue what is going on in there. Jim always came out with more bad news until I hired the new attorney and things were turning around for me. Best move I ever made in my 4 year divorce. Turned out great for me!

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  • 4.0 stars

    Posted by a Car Accident client

    The Most accurate view of this lawyer.

    Some of these other reviews were done by people with a personal problem toward Jim and I know this for a fact it was an attempt to attack his reputation because they lost a case against him..... my case was handled fairly well he helped me get a good settlement and was fair and efficient about it..... ignore the lesser reviews as they are attempts to degrade his reputation. He was a good lawyer for me and even took 10% more of his share off of the settlement to give it to me which proves he is not in it for the money. he was patient and even with my fumbling around he managed to still win the case with minimal but adequate evidence backing it as I could not retrieve it all my self. He is a good lawyer in my opinion.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a Child Support client

    ex client

    This attorney was the biggest mistake , I've dealt with other attorneys , all he worried about was getting his retainer,and even after i paid him he did nothing . I'm pretty sure he was taking money from my ex to loose the case. I had to fire him one day in court and go to another atttorneys office right after.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a Divorce client

    I guess anyone can pass the bar

    This attorney handled my case poorly, didn't pay attention to simple details, lacked desire and only was interested in collecting his retainer each time it exhausted. For what I paid him in total I could have retained an attorney downtown to handle my case, in a competent manner. Opposing counsel walked all over him constantly, it was embarrassing. After my experience with him I wouldn't retain him for a simple traffic ticket.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a Divorce client

    Only interested in $$$$ for himself

    After he was terminated from his firm, I kept him for some stupid reason. He was sneaky and deceitful, and it ended up backfiring when he was called out on it. Only interested in $$$$ for himself, not the best interest of his client. I ended up with less than my ex's initial settlement offer! If you have lots of money, and no shot of winning, hire him. He'll try anything for a buck.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Child Custody client

    Life changer

    He helped me to get my daughter out of a terrible situation with an unstable mother. He kept me informed of things that were happening. I'm glad I switched from Jeffery Leving's office, who has a terrible staff working for him, to Mr. Podgorny's office. Mr.Podgorny really cared about what happened with my daughter. He's a nice guy.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    attentive to detail

    Have used Mr. Podgorny on a few matters. He is professional and courteous. He remembers what the goal is and is interested in the case.
    He has always kept me well-informed and accomplished the task needed.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by Di

    Former Client

    I would not trust him. Screwed up my case real bad. you want to loose your case then hire him.

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