Posted by: a Family client 7 months ago.
I do not recommend Albert Menashe
I hired Albert 1-3 years ago.
Albert handled my Family matter.
I have previously worked with more than 10 lawyers.
I was more than surprised that Avvo did NOT post my prior review although it was factual, specific. Especially since there are virtually no reviews on this attorney. Specifically, I spent 60% of my entire cost of divorce with Albert and made virtually no tangible progress toward any of the steps required to actually get divorced. Except for initial meetings with opposing counsel that produced no progress at all, we never got close to discovery, settlement conferences, mediation or, of course, court. I had to leave the firm due to the lack of progress in relation to a very large fee, $550 an hour at the time I employed the firm. What's more, Albert insisted that it was "cost effective" to have his paralegal in every meeting with him, adding nearly $200 more an hour. It was not cost effective. I ultimately had to leave the firm due to very little progress in relation to a very large legal bill. The attorney I transferred to was a 5* rated Martindale and Hubbell attorney who took me all the way through divorce with a satisfactory result for 40% of the fee paid to Albert's firm with very little progress. When I left, I asked if I might employ Albert if necessary as a consultant in settlement negotiation having had no experience with the new law firm. Albert said, "no." I felt it was spiteful in relation to my leaving the firm. I said in my last review and will say again, Albert did boast about his accomplishments in my time with him and in a meeting with opposing counsel. I thought this inappropriate, especially on my dollar. Albert is certainly a competent attorney. I feel, however, that there are many attorneys as competent at a far lower fee and I actually believe I got a better outcome with the new firm at a dramatically lower cost. I say I believe I got a better outcome because my result was better than the result Albert was preparing me for.
Posted by: a Divorce client over 3 years ago.
I recommend Albert Menashe
I hired Albert more than 3 years ago.
Albert handled my Divorce & Separation matter.
I have previously worked with 6-10 lawyers.
Attorney Menashe was outstanding in his support and skill in crafting my final divorce settlement. Unfortunately, I had not done a prenup so had created a huge mess with the potential to lose a lot! With his finesse, he got a signature in less than three months and I lost nothing!! He is amazing ... and I really can't say enough about his abilities.