4.5 stars 22 totalReview James Wing
Posted by Joe
In Nov 2011, my ex-wife and I were divorced of which we had a baby together. The last 5 years involved petty behaviors, police involvement, an attempt to give up custody on two occasions and ultimately two false allegation claims of abuse. I will focus on the most recent incident of abuse allegations as this is where Attorney Wing assisted me. It began Jan 2015; my son was 5 years old. I had had our son for the holidays and per the parenting schedule was due to bring him home that Sunday evening, ready for bed. My ex-wife demanded that I bring him home early in the day so she could spend time with him and get him ready for bed. I opted to bring him home between 6 and 7. The next day, she withheld him from school but I was not aware of this yet. That Tues, I received a call from DCF saying that allegations of abuse were being made. DCF came to my home that evening. The allegations were so disturbing and outlandish (my ex-wife was accusing myself, my step-son who was 6 and my wife) that even DCF had a hard time believing them. Regardless, I was advised to leave my place of residence as I was not allowed to be near my step-son, who was 6 at the time. All visitation with my son ceased at that time. All of this was followed by a 6 hour interview with police, two restraining order hearings (ex-wife began sending disturbing text messages to myself and my wife & contacting family members to tell them about the alleged abuse), a forensic interview for both my son and step-son and a full DCF investigation. My son made allegations during the forensic interview (I was not present) however it was determined by all present he was coached. My step-son was also subject to the same interview of which it was determined no said abuse ever occurred. At this time, we had another attorney of which we determined that the severity of this case far exceeded her experience and reached out to Attorney Wing. At this time, DCF closed their case but my ex-wife told DCF she would still refuse to let me see our son. In turn, I made arrangements with the school to have lunch with our son once a week. We met with Attorney Wing about a week before having to attend court for a motion filed for the previous attorney for contempt (interfering with parenting time) and to modify custody. From the moment we met with Attorney Wing, he set forth realistic expectations regarding modifying custody. After our first court date with him, April 2015 (I had not seen my son for custody visits in 4 months), the judge ordered custody to resume, changing pick up times to be at the school to alleviate hostile exchanges as well as giving me an additional day during the week. The next day, my ex-wife withheld our son from school so I could not pick him up. Attorney Wing raced to meet me at the courthouse to file an ex-parte motion and while it was denied, this action represents the actions of Attorney Wing throughout the course of this case. He never stopped fighting for my son who experienced so much more than he should have had to endure during the course of this custody battle. Between attending court, communicating with my ex’s attorney and the GAL, filing motions and meeting with my wife and I, Jim Wing never stopped fighting for our family; most importantly my son. Attorney Wing’s familiarity with our case, knowledge of family law as well as his overall experience alleviated many incidents of concern and anxiety over the behavior of my ex-wife. Attorney Wing told us from the beginning that custody changes are incremental and the results of the trial was exactly that-I was awarded 54% custody and her 46% custody with me having final decision making authority (swap in the custody plan), which as a father I feel is a huge change in custody. The complexity of my case leads me to highly recommend Attorney Wing’s due to his handling of this case and overall success. I feel this strongly speaks to his integrity and skill as a family attorney and highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous
I was literally on my own when James Wing was my divorce attorney in 2013. For a considerable retainer, he was the ghost attorney, filed no response to several contempt motions by my husbands attorney, failed to communicate or reply to urgent situation emails ie. husband broke into marital home where I was granted possession and drilled wood planks behind entry doors both top and bottom to prevent my entry. Attorney Wing never protected my interest but ignored my messages. After I terminated him he told me that my retainer was not only gone,$10,000 in 2 months, but that I owed him more money!
His service needs to improve to justify his fees and would eliminate his need to take clients to court for non payment
Posted by Ashley
Jim Wing represented me regarding a custody case with my ex. We were not married however had a small child and assets together. Upon initial consultation, Jim set realistic expectations regarding custody, how it works in the state of CT and what to expect when we went to court. Jim’s experience and knowledge of family law and child support guidelines allowed what could have been a very expensive issue to be resolved as quickly as possible with the best result for all people, including our son, involved. His deep concern for children involved in custody matters, his report with other attorneys (in attending court, it was apparent the high regard other attorneys gave Jim Wing), as well as his compassion for the family unit as a whole, has resulted in us retaining Jim as our permanent family attorney. Jim Wing cares about his clients and finding the best resolution possible. I would highly recommend Jim Wing in any legal matter.
Posted by Susan
Jim was extremely knowledgeable and made time to speak with us to explain all the intricate issues. Jim gave us the information we needed and told us the step by step process. His assistant Jacki was kind, supportive and available to speak with each time I called.
Posted by anonymous
I retained the services of this attorney a few years back..he did absolutely nothing for me..attorneys who have looked at my filed shared this information with me.. I suffer from an etremely rare condition which requires frequent hospitalizations for infusions and had to have several court days rescheduled per my doctors not allowing me to travel..I live in Florida and needed to travel to court in Connecticut..
Communication with this individual was difficut at best...he was not even able to have my alimony checks directly deposited into my checking account..so every month I have to walk to the mail box which is a good five to ten minutes away in the hopes a check is there and then hire a driver to take me to the bank..did not meet his man face to face until 45 minutes before we went to to court..he came totally unprepared..most impoertantly he did not have my financial affadavit..and scribbled notes about my case on a napkin..this is just one of the many examples of sloppiness on his end. By the way, the judge refused to hear my case . According to the other lawyers contacted recently none of the correct info needed by the court were filed..they were shocked by what they failed to see in my file..So very much disappointed in this guy.
Posted by Patricia
Attorney Wing has handle several cases for me, starting as far back from 1989. It was a hit and run at a four way intersection. I was returning home after picking up my sister who was also in the vehicle at the time. Approximately 50 feet away from home, and just crossing the intersection...this young male driver was approaching the stop sign as I was crossing. Well he apparently did not understand that he was not on the main roadway and the big red sign with the words "STOP" was for him to obey which he did not. Needless to say I was t-boned. The hit was so hard,that my vehicle was thrown to the opposite side of the street, facing in the direction I was driving from. Long story short, my sister and I contacted the law office of James C. Wing, we met with him and discussed the case...he took the case, and won!!!! With my current case (child support)....same results... attorney James Wing Jr. is number one!!!!
Posted by Chris
When a small mishap at a local bar turned into a stressful and expensive legal nightmare, I contacted Jim Wing for counsel. Having grown up in the Farmington Valley, I have many friends who recommended his services and spoke highly of the results he delivered. Throughout the entire process, Jim put my personal and financial interests first and always kept true to his word. Integrity like his is rare to find in an attorney. Because of Jim's diligent work, I have been able to move forward from this negative experience with a clean slate and begin a promising career. I give his services my highest recommendation. When you and your family are faced with a taxing legal dilemma, there is no price on peace of mind.
Posted by Brenda
I hired attorney James Wing Jr. for my son's case , ( a criminal case) and my family and I are so happy with the out come of the case. He was facing some major felony charges. Jim always kept us informed and was ready with plan "B or C " just in case. Honesty and trustworthy and knowledgeable are definitely in this mans description. His performance in court is brilliant! He was able to reduce the charges and sentence more than the other lawyers who were working for the other parties that were involved in the same criminal case as my sons. James Wing jr. is definitely the man for the job !
Posted by anonymous
Attorney Wing took over my DUI case from a different attorney who was doing nothing to help me. It was my second DUI and the first was still pending. I had been sitting in prison for 3 months, and on his very first appearance for me, he was able to negotiate a plea agreement for just four days to serve, which of course I had already far beyond satisfied. Attorney Wing cared about my circumstance and was considerate to the fact that I had a wife and two children to go home to. He was determined to see me released, especially in light of the short comings of predecessor counsel. Not only is Attorney Wing an excellent and knowledgeable attorney, he legitimately cares about the work he does and the people he is doing it for. This entire ordeal was a nightmare for my family and I, and Attorney Wing helped it come to an end.
Posted by anonymous
I hired attorney Wing for my 2nd DUI case. All other attorneys in the state have confirmed that the jail time is a MUST for 2nd DUI. He took his time to study my case, the first offense and did a negotiation with the state to keep me outside the jail and with minimal fine and probation. Hats off to his skills. He is also very patient to listen to all your questions and doubts and very eloquent in his explanations and possible consequences and outcome. He is man whom you can trust and get the best value of your money.