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Posted by Bobby, a Divorce client, Flag
I hired Gerry to help me through my divorce which was simple yet complicated due to the fact the my ex and I couldn't agree on anything. Gerry was patient and supportive throughout the whole process. He handled things in a timely manner and whever I called even to ask the simplest question he always got back to me quickly. When talking to Gerry he translated the language of law into something I could understand which put me at ease during an extremely stressful time in my life. Even after my divorce was finalized, he remained dependable and promptly returned my call when I had a question about my final paperwork. I would highly recommend Gerry.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
My legal matters were quite simple and did not require any court room litigation but Maggio was a big help, guiding me through a variety of legal matters. I could not have hopped for a better outcome...
Posted by Amy, a Divorce client, Flag
Gerry gave me excellent support and guidance during my divorce mediation. He worked with us to get a solution and avoid the cost of going to court. He clearly explained the process and was very professional and patient during this stressful period. He was easy to work with and efficient, I did not experience any major delays or unexpected hours billed. I highly recommend him and would not hesitate to use him in the future.
Posted by kevin, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Gerry represented me in my lowest part of my life. He was always there when I called. Yes even on weekends. I think one of his best traits is being optimistic about my future.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
Gerry has been a trusted friends and referral source for many years. I have complete confidence in his abilities and he has earned my highest recommendation. When I was faced with a family dissolution, I turned to Gerry who masterfully and graciously mediated the process for my wife and I. Due to Gerry's guidance, the process was extremely amicable and done in a way that that gave great deference to the legal implications, emotions and ramifications of an otherwise difficult situation.
Posted by Mark, a Divorce client, Flag
Gerry is a great lawyer, very knowledgeable and always available. He'd return emails or phone calls the same day to answer any questions. He was always pressing the issue with opposing counsel to make sure things were done in a timely manner, and he did a great job looking out for my interests, making sure I was protected and treated fairly through the whole process. Overall, I would recommend Gerry to anyone looking for a family law specialist.
Posted by Rob, a Divorce client, Flag
Gerald is a kind man who works with you in proactive, supportive way. I think it was key that he helped me understand and condense the legal vernacular into something I could understand. All paperwork, phone-calls were handled in a timely fashion.
He is very calm, polite and professional. He has an astute ability to work with opposing counsel in a manner that was positive and moved my divorce into the arena of mediation rather than confrontation. I think his pleasant, honest demeanor and support helped get me through a very tough time. I deeply appreciate his efforts; as we got further into the process, his guidance gave me a sense that all would be well. He certainly helped me lower my stress level. I would highly recommend Gerald to someone who is seeking a seamless, non-confrontational separation. Many thanks Gerald.
Posted by Jay, a Divorce client, Flag
Divorce is never easy, but Gerry made a tough time much easier than it could have been. He managed to keep the divorce negotiations calm and focused, even though O/C liked to take on the incendiary tone of my ex on occasion (not to mention keeping me from being my own worst enemy). One of my children has autism, and Gerry was very sympathetic to that, and to the entire family situation. He helped me to see what was best for us all, and focus on being the best dad I could be under the circumstances. I was dreading the experience (who wouldn't?) but Gerry made it all happen as smoothly as it could. At the end of it all, I looked back and realized how much worse it could have been if not for Gerry. The stories I have heard from others about their divorces make me cringe, and appreciate how my situation turned out even more. Thanks Gerry!
Posted by Krista, a Child Custody client, Flag
Gerry represented me with my divorce and child custody ten years ago. He was always professional and helpful. I never felt like he was judging me even when the "dirty laundry" was aired and I appreciated it immensely. His knowledge of the law and the family court system was very good. His office staff have always been professional and helpful too. During the last decade when there have been issues or questions, I have always been able to talk to Gerry or someone in his office and get help right away. Nobody wants to go through a divorce or deal with custody issues. Having an attorney like Gerry who genuinely cares about you and your case makes it easier to handle. I always felt like he worked towards making sure that my child and I had the best outcome.
Posted by Gary, a Divorce client, Flag
I retained Gerald Maggio and his firm, The Maggio Law Firm, in 2011 to deal with a Department of Child Support Services case that resulted in an unfair court order to me, as well as to try to resolve the issues of my divorce case which had not been finalized since it started back in 2004. Mr. Maggio is the fourth attorney that I have had on my case. I have found Mr. Maggio to be the most effective attorney and not only that, but I think he has been the most compassionate and caring. He was recently able to lower my child support to a more fair amount, handled a child support contempt matter favorably, and it appears that Gerry is on track to finally resolve my divorce case after 8 years. Gerry has been very reasonable in his legal fees. I consider him one of the ‘good guys’ and I appreciate all that he has done for me. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Dennis, a Divorce client, Flag
My divorce case was quite complex and had not moved forward for well over a year when I decided a change was needed and asked Gerry to take the reins. Gerry was personable, knowledgeable and professional at all times. Rather than forcing his opinion he would provide several options with positives and negatives. Most attorneys I interviewed prior to hiring Gerry tended to take an unrealistically positive view of things that would have only lead to disappointment. I felt Gerry was always honest and straightforward with me, presenting both best and worst case scenarios so I felt well informed and empowered to make the right decisions and consequently we were able to settle the case as quickly as possible.
Posted by John, a Divorce client, Flag
“I run my own business and I normally do not care to have to deal with attorneys. However, Gerald Maggio handled my divorce case and he helped me get my case resolved without a lot of headache and heartbreak. He answered questions whenever I asked, advised me of my rights, gave me solid advice, and navigated my case to a good resolution. I hope that I never have to go through another divorce in the future, but I know who to call if I ever do. Thanks for everything!”
Posted by Lara, a Divorce client, Flag
“Mr. Maggio filed a divorce case for me in late 2010. My husband then filed a competing divorce case around the same time in another, distant county, we then had competing cases to deal with. Mr. Maggio was able to ultimately resolve the case in one of the counties and have that case consolidated into the other case and then transferred to the county that I live in with my children. Mr. Maggio came highly recommended by a friend of mine who had been represented by him, he is easy to work and speak with. He doesn't just tell you what you want to hear, I appreciated his honesty after speaking with a couple other attorneys. I was very happy with my decision in choosing Mr. Maggio to represent me in my divorce. He explained all of my rights, all scenarios and options in my case, and negotiated a very fair result in my case. His staff was also enjoyable to work with. I would not hesitate to refer any of my family or friends to Mr. Maggio.”
Posted by Matt, a Divorce client, Flag
“Gerald A. Maggio has represented me in an ugly, complicated divorce case for the past year, and my case is one with unusual circumstances that have convoluted many of the issues in the case. Moreover, although I know that many other divorcing persons feel the same way, my spouse in particular has been nothing but vindictive and vitriolic towards me on all issues in this case. I have had to deal with a business valuation, cash flow analysis, child custody evaluation, outrageous claims by my wife, a meritless restraining order, and a criminal case, among other issues, all instigated by my spouse with the intent to keep our children away from me and to take every last dime. I thank Mr. Maggio very much for helping me resolve these issues as favorable to me as I think was possible under the difficult circumstances of my case. I found Gerry to be easy to work with, knowledgeable, practical, and able to navigate me and my case through the most difficult time of my life with skill, caring, and compassion. Divorce is often expensive, and my case was one example of that, but I also feel it important to note that my wife’s legal fees were more than double what Mr. Maggio’s legal fees were, for essentially the same amount of work.”
Posted by Mitali, a Divorce client, Flag
I retained Gerry for my divorce case since last August. The judgement was finalized this month (July 2012). I found Gerry to be very passionate and helped me immensely with my case to amicably settle without too much stress. He is very easy to work with and in a time of stress of going through a divorce settlement that is a definite plus.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
Gerry is an honest hard working attorney who is NOT out to only make the $$ like some other attorneys out there. He is my second representation in a 2 year ordeal and he has impressed me with his strategy to not waste time or money. He avoids unnecessary actions that go nowhere and waste money.
Posted by Maria Bronfen, a Divorce client, Flag
“Gerry Maggio represented me in my divorce case in 2011-2012, and my case went all the way to trial because we did not get a reasonable settlement offer from the other side. We were in trial for 2 days, which was very emotional and exhausting for me. I found Mr. Maggio to be an excellent litigator in court and represented my position assertively while also being very comforting to me throughout the trial. The court made its ruling which resulted in an outcome that was definitely better than I had expected, and I was very pleased with the resolution of my case. I was very pleased with Mr. Maggio’s representation of me in my case and I would highly recommend him to anyone.”
Posted by Domonique, Flag
Gerry Maggio is a true professional with that magic touch. I have not had a lot of experience in dealing with attorneys but the few I have dealt with, or attorneys my associates have used have been disappointing in some fashion or another. Gerry was a calming conduit to a stressful situation. I never had to wait in suspense for a return call or question if I had the right attorney working with me. A true professional I would recommend his efforts to anyone.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I'm not one to talk poorly about people, but with the sheer lack of follow up, knowledge on issues, and overall professionalism, I would suggest looking else where for an lawyer. He seems to love the term "I think" and "should."
The first consult with Mr. Maggio was outstanding, which lead me to think he would be a great lawyer for the case that was needed, but as time progressed, it was clear he was lacking in several areas.
Posted by Brian, a Divorce client, Flag
Gerry was very effective and professional when I used him in 2004. California Divorce Law is a toxic waste dump and you DON'T ever want to go there. If you have to, you need a knowledgeable, professional, and supportive guide. Gerry's patience and calm was also exemplary given my confused state of mind at the time. He was flexible in dealing with my situation. Knew when to lead and when to listen. Very high integrity. I would use him again and highly recommend him.
Posted by Cindy, a Divorce client, Flag
Mr. Maggio came highly recommended by an attorney I had used for my own business. He was efficient and honest in dealing with my divorce. Unlike my ex's attorney... Gerry did not set out to bill more hours than necessary. He explained things to me well. He shared the risks and benefits of my decisions. I especially recommend him to those that have complex situations and need an attorney with extra knowledge of divorce cases.
Posted by Robert, a Child Custody client, Flag
I have to be frank... I don't care for lawyers in general. The first lawyer I used during my divorce was more interested in grandstanding, delay and billing me for the hours he wasted. A few years ago I needed to find a new lawyer to renegotiate my child support and visitation schedule. Gerry came highly recommended from a friend of a friend. From the minute I met him, I liked him. He is calm, smart, skillful and friendly. No massive ego, no superiority complex, just an excellent lawyer who thoughtfully works your case and fights for your side. I would not hesitate to hire Gerry again or refer him to my friends and family. He’ll change your perception of lawyers for the better.
Posted by Leslie R, a Child Support client, Flag
Gerry Maggio gave me the strong representation that I needed and always responded to my questions and emails in a timely manner. He is able to navigate complicated issues and clarify them in a calm and concise manner. His assistant, Susan, is also fantastic and caring. I would strongly recommend this firm to potential clients.
Posted by David, a Divorce client, Flag
Mr. Maggio gave me excellent support for my divorce. He worked with me to get a solution with which I was comfortable and yet made sure that I understood my situation and protected my interest. Every step of the way Mr. Maggio explained my options clearly in an even way, letting me make my decisions with full understanding. I would recommend Mr. Maggio to anyone needing family law assistance.
Posted by Scott, a Divorce client, Flag
My name is Scott. I started working with Mr. Gerry Maggio in December of 2010. I was a few months into my divorce. Sadly, I was working previously with another lawyer that absolutely made this process ten times as bad as it already is/was. I was overcharged, treated disrespectfully, and was put in positions to shovel out more money for court appearances that could have been avoided. My stress levels were unbearable. I knew I needed someone else to represent me.
I found Gerry through a radio referral program on KFI called “Handle on the law”.
(It is important to note that there were only a handful of attorneys that were referred). I read some of the testimonials on his site, and boy, this was the kind of man I needed to represent me. Not only do you need a good attorney in what has definitely been the most difficult time of my life, but a friend as well. Gerry was both. I also really enjoyed my conversations with Susan. They were both empathetic to my situation and worked to resolve each issue to my satisfaction.
In my line of business, you only succeed if you are trustworthy, dependable and honorable. Gerry is all that, which is why we worked well together. I found his fees to be reasonable as well, especially for the Newport Beach area.
My divorce in now final, although I am certain I will continue to need his services going forward (I have one of those kind of Ex’s).
I wish all of you reading this the best luck in your difficult situation. Your first step is to call Gerry.
Posted by Cesar, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Gerry went the extra mile to help my son to resolve his legal issue and to help him get beyond the mistakes of youth. As a result my son has the does not have a record follow him around for the rest of his life and he learned a very valuable lesson along the way. Thank you Gerry for all of the help and the peace of mind you gave our family.
Posted by Julie, a Divorce client, Flag
Gerry Maggio is a true professional with a range of expertise to navigate complicated matters. When I engaged Gerry, he thoughtfully guided me through my new and confusing legal journey and brought clarity and answers which he then delivered on. Gerry cares about his clients. He leads with kindness but will be tough where needed and above all, always knows what is appropriate to get your agenda through. He is responsive, watchful of finances, and puts you at ease with his ability to stay focused on what is important to you. I give Gerry Maggio my highest recommendation as a legal representative who will understand and care about your intention, and get you the results you are looking for.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
He was not reponsive and did not provide comprehensive representation
Posted by Jeanni, a Divorce client, Flag
Gerald Maggio was my attorney for a divorce many years ago. I had initially retained another attorney, who failed to live up to the agreements and promises and who continued to take money without providing the legal support. I found Mr Maggio in the yellow pages, contacted his office, and had an appointment the same day. He was able to take over my case and within 6 months had everything taken care of. Not only was he professional, he and his staff gave me the feeling of personal attention which helped me through a very difficult time in my life.
I had not been in contact with Mr. Maggio since 2003, but recently needed assistance with obtaining copies of the documents from that legal issue. I sent him an email and he responded back within 24 hours. Great customer service and again, that personal touch...Thank you Mr. Maggio for your help.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
Gerald Maggio is a terrific family law attorney. He helped me through a very difficult process which was a critical point of my life in transitioning into the world of being a divorced parent. Thank you Gerald! You really helped me achieve what I needed in my divorce and as a mother, this was critical to me and my son's future.
Posted by Omar, a Child Custody client, Flag
All I can say is that I appreciated Mr. Maggio's professionalism, empathy, and consideration in handling my case. He presented an honest approach to my difficult situation. His assistant, Susan Wright, and staff wonderfully assisted in handling my needs also. I wish him continued success with helping others achieve amicable solutions.
Posted by Ben, a Divorce client, Flag
Excellent attorney. Glad I happened to come across him. Very knowledgeable, very professional, very thorough in handling my case.
Posted by Carla, a Child Custody client, Flag
After having one attorney not really do much and just show up for my case, and basically not fight for me. it was refreshing to have someone like Gerry to fight in my corner. He explained everything and sought out the best options. He fought for me, and was even sympathetic to my situation. Even after the case was settled, I can still call on him with questions, support, and help. I not only respect him, I recommend him to everyone I know.
Posted by Barbara, a Divorce client, Flag
I had been married for 38 years when my then husband filed for divorce .I was devastated but Mr. Maggio was extremely compassionate, kept in contac with me, always got my approval before he did anything, very patient, really wanted the best outcome for me & did his very best to make that happen.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Gerry has been very deliberate in his approach to achieve fair results for his clients, very informative and very organized with all details of the case. He also gives unbiased answers to very difficult questions pertaining to custody and support issues. I highly recommend Gerry to anyone seeking legal representation in their respective divorce proceeding.
Posted by AnaLisa, a Divorce client, Flag
Gerry was a blessing! He was very professional and understanding to my situation. I highly recommend him to any one that needs a dedicated attorney.
Posted by Kyle, a Child Custody client, Flag
Gerry willl help you to reach your goals for your case, not only in the court but outside of it too. His guidence on important decisions allow you to feel good about your personal approach toward your case. Snap "revenge" decisions can leave you feeling horrible, but Gerry is always there to keep you heading in the right direction. Never allowing you to let your emotions dictate your case path. I can honestly say that through all of the time I have had Gerry as my attorney I have never been ashamed to look in the mirror because of petty decisions made out of anger in court (believe me there was ample opportunity). Gerry is a great Attorney and a great human being. Add in the fact that he has one of the greatest assistants on the planet, Susan, who I adore, and you have yourself a team who will always make sure you are taken care of. Really they feel more like family than anything.
Posted by Kris, a Family client, Flag
Brought Gerry on in 2005 to clean up a mess that another attorney left me. He did a great job. We used him again 2-3 years later to modify the original agreement. He was professional, responsive, and did not pad his hours in the billings. His rate is not inexpensive, but I found it to be fair in relationship to the quality of service provided. He's not in it for the quick buck, he is a businessman who understands that by adding value to his clients, he increases his own value. I would use him again, and would recommend him to a friend.
Posted by Mike, a Child Support client, Flag
Mr. Maggio provided excellent representation to me during an unorthodox child support issue. He always provided me with the information I needed to make competent decisions that were in the best interests of the adult child and myself. Family law can be a very emotional process, Mr. Maggio possesses a very calm and reassuring demeanor coupled with the expertise to get the job done in a timely manner.
Posted by Paul, a Divorce client, Flag
Gerry Maggio is an excellent Attorney. My case was unique and difficult. He responded to my numerous phone calls and emails. Always quickly and with great advice. Provided great representation in Court. In a time of great stress and personal difficulty he provided sound counsel. If you are seeking someone who will be with you till the end. Look no further. He protected my child and showed great concern.
Posted by Raul, a Divorce client, Flag
I have tremendous respect for Mr. Maggio. Divorce is a very difficult time, and not a cut-and dried affair, but Gerald worked closely with me, helped me negotiate a settlement that was equitable to both parties even when the other party was uncooperative. He offered sound advice, and supported me in my decisions even when they went against his advice. He was responsive and easy to work with, and we were able to come to a reasonable conclusion. I heartily recommend his services.