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Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I saw Leslie in court on another case and she pressed and pressed the judge--even to the point of maybe being considered rude--but she changed the judge's mind on a custody matter, so I hired her for my own case. I think she has some strengths as a lawyer--she isn't afraid to nag and haggle, she can write a good argument, she has a good (not great) working knowledge of the law, and she is flexible and sometimes forgiving with billing (that is, she still charges for everything, but she doesn't hold you as tightly to the minute as many lawyers do), and she is generally a nice person. Those are the good traits. On the downside, I found her somewhat uneven (moody?) and sometimes snappy and and hard to work with. Sometimes she was very confident about my case, and even when nothing had changed--no new information--other times she was doubtful. This didn't make it easy for me to appraise my chances for success or failure and therefore settlement options. Sometimes she was really on top of things and sharp and other times she was not, even in front of the judge. On some matters I had to ask several times because she didn't respond--for instance, I think I asked nearly half a dozen times before she would do the paperwork to complete my divorce before the child custody case. It felt like it was sometimes harder to work with her than it was to deal with my ex-husband--and it was hard to have that extra stress at such a difficult time. Her knowledge was ok, but she did not complete two fairly standard procedures correctly in my case and it forced me to settle one issue for a quarter of what I should have received and the second issue I had to call a whole bunch of people to finally get corrected. Ultimately, I think she would be fine to complete some basic paperwork and she would charge reasonably for such work., but she hasn't paid enough attention to being responsive and even-handed and being able to give clients an objective assessment of their cases (maybe this comes with more experience?) to make me want to hire her again for a trial. Also, her office staff was bilingual, which was great, but very hard to understand in English.
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
She guided me through the divorce process. She and her staff were available to answer all my questions. If I need to speak to her I can make an appointment any time. She is great in court.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I used Ms. Abrigo to help me on my dissolution of marriage action. I was referred to her from an attorney friend who had a case against her. I noticed at court that she is well respected by the judge and all the court staff. She kept me informed about all court proceedings and was available to answer any questions that I had. If there was a time that I was not able to pay any bill that I received, her office worked out a payment plan for me.
I read a review on this website from a previous client, and it did not say nice things about Ms. Abrigo. All I have to say is that if you need to hire 3-5 attorneys before you hire Ms. Abrigo then you find 3-5 more attorneys after her, then you are the one with the problem because you obviously cant work with anyone. And , if you need to resort to a blog to complain about somebody then you obviously have nothing to complain about because if you complained to the state bar and they did not do anything, then that means that you are just complaining about having to pay her. I still have a bill with her, and I make a payment to her every month, and I have never had a problem, and if I need to talk to her about ongoing custody issues, she always gets back to me.