Posted by Louis
Let me start by saying that I do a LOT of research. When I shop for car insurance, I talk with the owner of my favorite auto body repair shop and ask him which insurance companies are the best to fix a substantial car repair.
I have contacted/engaged about 6-7 attorneys over many years regarding my separation and subsequent divorce. I tried the most expensive recommendation because you would think that high price = great attorney. Definitely not; very little correlation. At best she was... OK, her secretary always asked if I wanted coffee or bottled water when I came to the office but she charged me for every paper clip, copy, staple and minute we spoke many times about small talk of our kids. One lawyer in particular, charged me $5,000+ for a simple business agreement document that I probably could have gotten from Legal Zoom for about $300. I was always afraid to use a very inexpensive or new attorney so I have no experience there. Attorney Musto is most reasonable not because he is less per hour; he's not. But he is a problem solver. He is seeking closure. He does not want to play games with your spouse/their attorney either. If you are looking for someone to aggravate your spouse, he's not your guy. He wants to finish your case and is the most competent, thorough, conservative and ethical man you will meet. No, I am not a relative; just a grateful client who was helped through a disaster and understands what some people go through.
Attorney Musto also represented me on a home purchase during the course of my divorce. I was closing on a new home and he would not let me go forth on my mortgage contract because it had a clause which I was suppose to disclose any pending lawsuits even though the pending lawsuit was bogus. This messed me up by delaying things for a month or two but it turned out perfectly. Yes...being honest and upholding the law does mean more to a good lawyer than anything else, even your case.
He promptly and personally returns calls or emails. He is a bit "type A" and his knowledge of the law is generally excellent and what he does not immediately know...he will research. He had gotten one ruling which was not in my favor overturned to my benefit. Lucky maybe... I was lucky to find this guy...