Mr. Mahoney is absolutely brilliant, hardworking, and goes above and beyond! I hired him to represent me in a restraining order case against an ex boyfriend. He spent a considerable amount of time preparing for the hearing, on short notice. He analyzed a large number of text messages, screenshots, and documents and made sure I knew exactly what to expect during the hearing. He called on a Sunday evening, the night before the hearing, to see if I had any last-minute questions. I was anxious and asked him what type of questions I might be asked. He then spent 45 minutes conducting what seemed like a mock hearing. This made me much more comfortable and I felt well-prepared and confident. It eased a lot of nerves. Mr. Mahoney is a compassionate human being. There were many times when I called in anxious. He was patient, listened to my concerns, and addressed them all. He showed a great deal of empathy and understanding. He always kept me informed of every update, no matter how minor. He was reassuring, yet completely honest in his assessment of our chances at winning.
Mr. Mahoney severely underestimated the amount of work he ended up putting in for this case and undercharged me. He estimated what’s necessary, but still put in a lot more time than that. It seemed he was accustomed to putting in whatever time is necessary to guarantee a win. His impressive reputation as a lawyer matters more to him than the compensation he receives and his competitive spirit won’t let him accept anything less than perfect preparation for and presentation at the hearing. We had agreed on a flat fee, but the case became more complicated as it progressed, as my ex sought custody of my pet in a separate hearing. What should’ve been over in a month dragged for close to a year. Mr. Mahoney remained professional and honored the flat fee. He never made me feel like I deserved any less of his time as a result, and did not hesitate to continue putting in 110% of the effort. His dedication and devotion to his work is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. He anticipated every possible thing that could go wrong, every argument that my ex or his lawyer could make, and every move they could conceive of. This kicked up my anxiety a bit, as I was constantly worried about the worst case scenario, but paid off well, as we were always steps ahead of everyone and everything.
We won our case and by comparison to Mr. Mahoney, my ex’s lawyer seemed so incompetent. Mr. Mahoney had been preparing me for possible avenues that my ex’s lawyer could take, some of which would’ve been smart to do. Yet his lawyer never thought of or never attempted those options. My ex was also clearly un-prepared, as it seemed like some of his answers were not something that his lawyer had anticipated. Mr. Mahoney asked had me so many questions prior to the hearing, even when I was hesitant to go into painful or embarrassing experiences. He gave me the option to speak to his paralegal if I was comfortable or to type things out. He made sure he had all details, so that we were well-prepared and put together the strongest argument. I suspect that any lawyer would seem inept by comparison to Mr. Mahoney’s experience and dedication. It was so reassuring to have a great lawyer by my side!
I did not know this prior to hiring Mr. Mahoney, but he is one of the top attorneys in the country (listed top 100 nationwide). He wrote a book on cross-examination and was featured in Forensic Files’ “Dessert Served Cold” episode. I thought I would see a short clip of him, but he actually was so central to the story, that his showing up alone was a major turning point. His work in that case was very impressive, but I think what’s most important is that it shows how willing he is to do diligent research that other lawyers might not be motivated enough to do. I am very confident that he is the best lawyer you could ever hire!