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I had a highly litigated case from a different state when my ex moved with my kids to CO. After interviewing multiple attorneys (which I HIGHLY recommend), I found Kevin a great fit. Half of the other attorneys I spoke with were just not my style even though they were well "recommended".
Kevin experience was evident from the very beginning - and his practical sensibility is refreshing. My goals were clear - more time with my kids, provide my kids access to quality therapy, and advise me on getting out of "litigation mode". Along the way, Kevin held firm with me on keeping the goals in mind. He provided feedback during each conversation about how I could get my freedom back by not getting sucked into a pissing match.
I had 5 years experience in the previous state with an attorney who heard me and agreed with me about my ex. While I felt good and had minor successes, my life became about the game. With Kevin, we took the process one step at a time - all towards my goals. And sometimes I did't like what he had to say.
There were a few times I felt that I deserved much more from my ex during negotiations. But (in my case) my willingness to suck it up and take a series of minor wins - outside of court - before the actual court date, worked out great. This was Kevin's doing. I sucked him into the drama once or twice, but he always pulled me back.
I got to learn that my vision of my interaction with my ex was NOT the kind of relationship that she and I have. It is no wonder that I was always feeling hurt and angry. To this day, when my new wife and I get po'ed about something with my ex, we still remind each other - we don't have a relationship with my ex that would have it be different.
There were lots of details (financial, historical, etc.) with my case - including getting it transferred from the prior state. Kevin delegated the mechanics to his team - who was amazing, diligent, and less expensive.
With the assistance of a PRE, Kevin negotiated a Stipulation that met all of my goals - and set my kids up for their biggest possibility in life. While I can come up with a dozen things that my kids should have, I agree with one of Kevin's core beliefs: My Kids success is based on the success of both of their parents.
We avoided the high cost of court, although we were prepared. Negotiation completed literally days before the court date - and was full of dramatic behavior by my ex. We gave a little and got it across the finish line.
There was a few times that Kevin and I had some minor miscommunication. He's human too. We got past them.
While I was very happy with Kevin when the case closed, the proof for me has been the 3/4 of year since then. I am free, my kids are flourishing, and I've not had to retain Kevin since. While the messiness of relating with my ex continues, I can put it in a folder for when it's enough to warrant Kevin's assistance again.
I had a similar experience with Kevin Massaro. he is rude if you dont agree with him and wanted to force a settlement that was crazy since he was afraid of court. I disagreed an she yelled at me. In court , he was unprepared and seemed more concerned about being liked than helping me . He was difficult to reach and was often gone from office and did not seem to work hard at least in my case. I fired him and my new attorney said kevin had a reputation and did not know why he hadnt been fired from the firm. My new attorney understood the case and planned a good strategy which kevin never did. The case ultimately settled for much better than Kevin would have and I was not yelled at by my new attorney. He should not be allowed to be rude to clients but he runs amok and nobody reigns him in.
If you are considering hiring the Harris Law Firm or more specifically, Kevin Massaro, to handle your case, RUN!!!! You will not be represented and you will pay a fortune for the "privilege".
Initially Kevin sounded like he really understood my situation and how to deal with my bullying, narcissistic, vindictive ex-husband who insists upon taking me to court when he fails to follow the court order. However, after weeks of working with Kevin, I would describe him as an opportunistic bully, condescending, unethical, incompetent, and extremely expensive. Dealing with him was even more painful and stressful than my actual court case.
The long and the short of his gross negligence is that he refused to make a phone call that could have gotten this frivolous and ridiculous case thrown out of court AND he lied and said that we needed to go to court because the ball was in motion. He showed up to court painfully unprepared and attempted to distract everyone by flirting with opposing counsel and kidding around about the last case he and opposing counsel had litigated together. The magistrate asked more questions and learned more about the previous case than she did about mine. When given the opportunity to discuss the merits of my case, Kevin he said NOTHING. When she stated that she was going to make me pay my ex's attorney fees I spoke up and began to do Kevin's job. Kevin told me to "Shut Up!", loud enough for all to hear...then he proceeded to WATCH and say nothing as my case completely unraveled. This train-wreck cost me in excess of $12,000.00,,,he got paid for doing NOTHING!! Within 72 hours I fired him and hired another attorney. In the end, the new attorney called the court, The case was thrown out, with one simple phone call.
I am sharing all of this to let you know that if any of the above sounds remotely familiar, this is not in your head, it is really happening, and it isn't going to get better!!!
By nature I am an optimistic person and I have never posted a review, much less a negative one. I find Kevin's gross negligence & Richard Harris' subsequent willingness to look the other way so egregious that I simply could not sit still any longer. By speaking out I hope this will save someone the heartache, stress, and financial burden that I had to endure!! I would never recommend Kevin Massaro or the Harris Law Firm to anyone
Kevin Massaro was my divorce lawyer for the past 2 months. He is an expert in the law and whenever I had a question, he would respond to my emails within minutes and take my call or return my calls within the hour. Kevin is professional and I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. Kevin took great care to make my divorce as least expensive as it could be which really meant a lot to me. I felt that he cared about me and my kids and he really wanted to do a great job for me....and he did...Thank you Kevin
Kevin and his senior paralegal Linda worked on my child support arrearages case. I had not had any success through the state enforcement agencies for 10 years and the amount of the arrearage was substantial. Kevin was diligent in fighting for me and won my case. I couldn't ask for a better experience for such a stressful subject matter. They were always on top of everything, were extremely knowledgeable, and responded to any question or concern I had quickly. They show kindness and compassion as well, which is rare these days. I highly recommend this team and The Harris Law Firm.
I had a terribe experience with Kevin Massaro. Kevin Massaro was not knowledgable and became defensive and a bully when challenged. Yet, when he went to court, he was afraid and tried to bully me to settle. My spouse's attorney eventually told me that Kevin was not smart or knowledgable and when I fired him, I ended up getting a great result. I paid way too much for nothing. When I tried to call him, he was always leaving office early. He has great paralegal who was smarter than Kevin and tried to help me but I got the impression she was bullied by him as well. The firm has a good reputation but stay away from Kevin Massaro.
I hired Kevin to handle a complex international divorce case, and in the middle of it, he left the firm, disappeared, and didn't so much as send me an e-mail. Left me in the lurch with no notification at all.
I was in need of an attorney last minute as my normal attorney had a family emergency. Kevin stepped in and really learned my case and represented me in trial. He helped get me much needed additional time with my son and helped provide me with helpful advise! He really did me a huge favor by putting in the time to successfully represent me on short notice!
Mr. Massaro assisted me during a difficult time in my life. I had separated from my wife of 24 years & needed advice as to the consequences of a divorce. In clear, straightforward language, Kevin took me through the divorce legal procedure and all the legal issues, including fees & costs.Especially helpful was Kevin's explanation of the maintenance issue, what used to be called alimony. Kevin did not make unrealistic promises, as so many lawyers seem to do at the initial consultation stage, but instead laid out probable outcomes, pros and cons & did so in a patient & caring way.
My wife & I ultimately reconciled, but I owe Kevin a real debt of gratitude for helping me when things looked pretty bleak. I have referred Kevin to others--including my son regarding a child custody issue--all of whom have thanked me profusely for steering them to an honest, plain- speaking lawyer with heart.
Kevin was the perfect blend of professional legal counsel and concern for me as a human being. Ending a long term marriage was extremely painful and I resided primarily in emotion. I honestly just wanted the agony to end. Kevin, while remaining sensitive of my emotion, executed an agreement that provided financial security for my future. When undisclosed assests were found after the divorce, Kevin addressed the issue promptly and followed through until all assests were legally divided. Kevin is extremely knowledgeable and answered ALL my questions. I never felt my intellience was questioned and always felt my dignity remained intact. Kevin is a man of integrity and quality character. I would highly recommend Kevin for your legal needs.