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Burton has received 2 client reviews

Run, don't hire him or his firm

Posted by: a Divorce client about 1 month ago.

Overall rating
Poor
Trustworthy
Poor
Responsive
Fair
Knowledgeable
Fair
Kept me informed
Poor

I do not recommend Burton Hochberg

I hired Burton more than 3 years ago.

Burton handled my Divorce / Separation matter.

The person that recommended him highly must have been a relative. If you want to pay for an overrated, mediocre lawyer then Burt Hochberg and Schiller DuCanto & Fleck is your firm. Their fees are outrageous and they cannot get any better results than a single lawyer would provide. He might have been a decent lawyer at one point (who knows??), but he has clearly lost his fastball. He is simply lazy and just cares about running up the bill. I would not hire him or recommend that you do it either. Perhaps the biggest issue that I have with him, and his firm, is that they attempt to come across as ethical, professional and high brow when, in fact, they are just like all the other scumbag divorce lawyers. They can't help themselves, it is just their ilk. He is not to be trusted and is in cahoots with the "other side." "Legal ethics" definitely is a contradiction in terms. Go find a sole practitioner and don't fall for these high-priced crooks. Better yet, work out a reasonable settlement with your spouse and you will both be better off than working with these snakes.

Professional, attentive, effective, and kind

Posted by: Gena, a Divorce client 8 months ago.

Overall rating
Excellent
Trustworthy
Excellent
Responsive
Excellent
Knowledgeable
Excellent
Kept me informed
Excellent

I recommend Burton Hochberg

I hired Burton 1-3 years ago.

Burton handled my Divorce / Separation matter.

Burt was my attorney, my advocate, my guide, and on some days my therapist during the arduous 18 months of my divorce. The process was highly contentious and delicate, as it hinged on a parenting agreement for a toddler. Through the entire ordeal, Burt was patient, supportive, and informative. He answered every email and every panicked phone call. He explained the law, the consequences of the law, as well as the real world implications. Although I was not a "big" client, I always felt like I was Burt's top priority. He fought for every extra hour on the parenting agreement and every extra dollar on the child support. Nothing was too minuscule if I deemed it important. In addition to the personal attention, I was grateful for Burt's cognizance of my finances and the mounting legal fees; he made sure we didn't "spend $10,000 to get $5,000." The resolution was almost exactly what I asked, a feat I am not sure could have been accomplished by anyone else. Divorce is a miserable, gut-wrenching, torturous process. I couldn't have survived it without him.