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Since posting my June 22nd review below, John sent me an email on June 24th demanding its immediate removal. John claimed my review contained false statements, yet did not provide any detail as to what he considered was false. I emailed John back that my review was truthful and honest.
Today, July 10th, I received an invoice dated July 3rd from John's law firm for the new sum of $10,000 with no detail explaining this new amount, and listing 0.00 hours next to the new $5,000 line item.
John represented me in family court. For various reasons, John was unsuccessful for me. We mutually agreed that I should find new representation. During that conversation, John agreed to transfer my file and help transition my file over to the new attorney without charging me. However, when John's final bill arrived, there was more than $5K in charges for this very thing. I paid John's final bill minus $5K, and sent my payment along with a letter to John reminding him of our agreement and explaining why this final amount was deducted. I had paid John $110K in total for his representation. John never responded to my letter, but continued to bill me monthly for the $5K. So, in early January 2014, I sent John an email stating that this $5K was not owed. The monthly statements stopped. Well, this week, I received an invoice for $5K from John - 6 months after the invoices has stopped. I do not owe John this money. His actions are extremely disappointing.
I have recommended Mr Schorsch ("JS") without hesitation when asked and there is a need of his impressive and effective legal skill sets. When you engage his team's services it is, figuratively, like a pop up zone of safety until time to emerge with some confidence.
Simply grateful JS was on my side - would NOT want him on the other, and unleashed!
I engaged JS for my divorce about 15 years ago.
Having JS as your paladin makes the other side's legal people take notice and 'behave' - no tolerance of 'games'.
Definitely a difference between intellect, energy and professionalism to the other team from the perspective of my case.
JS was equally as tough on me to pursue my settlement rights in the process and didn't hold back his position with the Judge that I had diminished my potential ultimate settlement ~ my own stubborn choice/decision to 'be nice'. Nice is not always sensible nor practical. BTW all his predictions of the consequences of my choices here came true in time.
JS also managed the tone and type of communications; objective, with excellent ground rules, which then, provided a sense of relief and also in time assisted enormously with a platform of civility to form, as best possible, a working co-parenting relationship with my ex-husband for our daughter. Mr Schorsch kept the other party and his legal team 'behaving' with a focus on the process as business-like negotiations with a sense of control - 'nastiness' was contained.
And all these years on I can still depend upon his resources (therapists) with a now manifested Parental Alienation (PAS) situation; an issue he is very cognoscente and concerned about where many lawyers are not. His intellectual capacities, energy and memory is phenomenal .
An anecdotal aside: A few years ago, a top litigator lawyer friend asked who conducted my divorce, and when I told him it was John Schorsch, he was immediately animated. He shared that JS had interned under him (years ago in a different practice from both of them today), and enthusiastically stated that, "John was the smartest young *(lawyer)* I have EVER seen!". This litigator is one of the best in the nation and glad I had the 'best' he could have advised. Now from the added experience of my own consulting firm that assists attorneys, my frame of reference is much deeper than before, and I concur ever more so as time goes by.
I have been represented by multiple lawyers in my 30 years as an entrepreneur. I would place John at the top of the list. His evaluation of the case , analysis of the options and estimates of the outcome are prophetic. He's very sharp and thinks the entire case through ,with all possible outcomes, before he acts. Best of all, we won every action. If I have a tough case, He is my go to guy.
John was exceptional in the handling of my child custody case. His knowledge and expertise in Family Law was displayed in court and against some very high profile attorneys (a team). I could tell he was very respected by the court and his ability to question each witness was so superior to the other attorneys, he actually made them nervous. I would highly recommend Mr. Schorsch to anyone seeking an attorney who can get to the truth of a matter and leave you feeling like he earned every penny you paid him.