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Posted by a Family client, Flag
I would NOT recommend Ruth if you are seeking a family law attorney. Perhaps she's good with criminal matters, but she RUINED my family law case. She was overly aggressive, gave very little legal advice, and when it was time to show up in court, she sent an associate for the hearing. I went into the divorce process uninformed and continued to stay uninformed because she would not provide any real legal counsel. She was overly focused on fees and billing and did very little work. 2 1/2 years later, I am suffering with decisions made in the case that should NOT have been made, or at least I should have been counsled and informed as to what options existed. Ruth was intent on continuing the "enemy" type relationship that was fostered by my ex-husband and his attorney, and was more interested in the actual battle of words and litigation than she was making the RIGHT decisions. As a mother, I am literally living a nightmare. Ruth Vogel ruined my chances of having a good outcome.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
Ruth said all the right things in the beginning but she didn't follow through on those statements. She rushed though my case, and because of that, I'm still paying the consequences. I've since hired a different attorney to try and fix the issues that were ignored by Ruth.
Plus, it seemed like every couple of month Ruth hired on a brand new assistant and I was paying for them to get trained. And in court, it was either the "new" assistance or myself making the arguments, where it should have been Ruth. As you would expect, I was taken advantage of multiple times.
And I was encouraged by Ruth to sign certain documents, which I would later be told was a HUGE mistake by multiple lawyers. By signing the documents, I put myself in a worse position, and basically gave the opposing party a nice gift, which they are still taking advantage of.
Over all, it was a very expensive mistake, one that I do not wish upon anyone. Beware!
Posted by Harriet L., a Estate Planning client, Flag
Ms. Vogel handled my estate planning in an excellent manner. Thoughtful, insightful, helpful and absolutely trustworthy. She will be the one who will continue to handle any matters in which
I will need legal advice--in any field.
Harriet L. Dailey
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Ruth Vogel was instrumental in helping me identify and pursue the best legal alternative in my plea agreement.
Bottom line: Felony plea with no incarceration.
Posted by Kelly, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
In 2003, I had a horrible break-up with an ex of mine. Everything started out normal and then took a turn for the worse. My ex’s lies and behavior turned a simple misdemeanor crime into something that could have cost me 20 years in jail. The game of love and hate over the next 1 Â½ finally came to a screeching halt, once I started listening to my attorney Ruth Vogel. I was in jail for a total of 9 days over three different occasions, constantly harassed by the police, on probation, no contact orders, had my car towed twice, harassed by my ex’s friends, had my apartment searched, I was stripped searched, and even visited court every other week.
Of course hindsight is always better than foresight, but I did learn a tremendous amount from the situation because of Ruth. I was in the belly of the beast, as she used to say, with a person that doesn’t claim to be a liar, but someone that claims to bends the truth a lot, and wanting to hurt me in any way possible.
Ruth was always very honest about where charges and situation was leading me and had me sit and read law books on the laws and sentencing, if I ever questioned her knowledge. Of course I did question her ability at the time, but it was only because the amount of stress, loss of sleep, my ex practically stalking me and getting away with, loss of one job, a bankruptcy, etc., not to mention the stress on my family and friends, a real nightmare.
I wasn’t completely innocent, no one ever is. Ruth did repeatedly pound into my head that some of my smallest actions as innocent as they may have seemed, obviously were being completely exacerbated into some monstrous situation by my ex, the ice queen.
Under the circumstances, I couldn’t have never asked for a more attentive lawyer and team than what I got with Ruth. She was on call for me 24 hours a day, I had her cell phone number, and believe me, and I used it a lot. Her door was always open to me, she always watched my backside.
At the end, after a lot of heartache and patience, it was Ruth’s turn. She interviewed my ex, caught my ex in lies that gave her politician status, then proved my innocence and proved herself to be a top-notch attorney. We were back to ground zero, my original offense, which I had always plead guilty to from day one. My time? 240 hours of community service. Your time? Best spent with this attorney on your side.
Posted by eric, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I am so grateful to Ruth Vogel for all her help, she is the best attourney I have ever had, she is not only supportive, and extremely knowlegable but very interested in my welfare. I will only use her services in the future, I trust her implicitly and would recommend her to anyone, who needs asstance from someone who knows the legal system, with her vast background and experience she is truly a great asset to have in your corner whenever and whereever one would need it. I am grateful that I found her through a friend, and wish I had known her years ago...Ruth is the best ever, and I support her in every way possible...Thank you Ruth from the bottom of my heart.
Posted by a Child Abuse client, Flag
Ruth represented me in a falsely claimed divorce-related parenting issue. She was quick to respond and aggressive in her approach to help me. It was comforting to know she was on my side. We kept each other informed of status' often and I followed her advice to the letter. Although the legal process is sometimes slow (not a fault of hers) the result was exactly as we'd hoped.
I recommend her highly!