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I highly recommend Lindy Barocchi.
She is an experienced, very knowledgeable and professional lawyer. She provides an honest, upfront description of the risks and benefits of various strategies. Her understanding of family law and how the court system works, coupled with her calm, reassuring demeanor, instill confidence.
I worked with Lindy during my initial divorce proceeding two years ago. I also have had to use her services a number of times since then regarding child custody matters. She was able to see through opposing council's tactics and successfully guided me to favorable outcomes on all matters.
Rest assured that you are in good hands if you're working with Lindy!
My ex-husband hired Ms. Barocchi. She only wanted to win and did not have our childs best interest. She ran up huge bills and was highly un-ethical.
My ex-wife and I hired Lindy for a Mediation back in 2001. She was expensive and we had 3 appointments. The 3rd appointment we were asked to discuss our stock and Stock option situation privately and see if we could come up with an agreement as we were very close.
It took us about 6 months but we came up with our own agreement. When we sent the spreadsheet data to Lindy she sent back a letter stating "you see to want a process, not a mediation" and dropped us as clients.
We had a full agreement and all we needed was for her to draft the agreement. She forced us to hire seperate lawyers and what should have been done within a month dragged out for 1.5 years. I have consulted 3 other lawyers and no one understands Ms. Barocchi's behavior.
I have filed a California State Bar complaint.
To be very clear - we were at the end of our mediation - completely civil, we were just looking for guidance through a difficult process. There was no reason given at all and all bills were paid on time. Because of her we ended up paying 3x on legal fees and losing 1.5 years of our lives.
I would avoid her at all costs.