Attorney Lombardo took our civil action on with plans to take it to a trial. He collected all of the necessary information for a trial, kept billing us for his services, but as the trial approached, he balked and seemed unwillingly to go forward with his commitment.
Because we had received a written document from a town official that clarified some important issues in our case, we asked Mr. Lombardo to close the case. He agreed to do this, but on the day of the final hearing, a stipulation was drawn up by the judge and both attorneys. The stipulation was referred to in court , and signed by both attorneys, but it was not read in open court. Mr. Lombardo received a copy of the stipulation, a document that specified whether the plaintiffs and the defendants had closed the case with our without prejudice. But, though we asked for a copy of the document when the hearing was over, and waited patiently for Mr. Lombardo to share it with us, he never did.
That stipulation, the details of which were kept secret, both by the judge and by Mr. Lombardo, set the stage for another lawsuit, initiated by the defendants, that has been going on now for 5 years. It was very important information for his clients to know, and he kept it to himself..
This was not the behavior of an honest attorney who has sworn to keep his clients informed..
We paid our bills on time; we cooperated with anything Mr. Lombardo asked of us. This behavior was uncalled for and it was very unprofessional.
(the above is exactly what happened and there are court documents to confirm it.)