Had a good start, but a dragged out and unprofessional end.
Ms. Saminski is smart, personable, and comes across as a tough advocate. When my case started, I was optimistic. As the case dragged on through the Court system, their interest and work waned. The defending lawyer was more persistent, and in most instances was able to set the agenda. At the end it took weeks to get any work done and my estimated bill doubled due to countless, needless interactions with defending lawyer and others. My experience is different than other posts on Avvo, but don't believe I'm the only one who was been strung along by this firm.
Response from Karen Saminski December 4, 2014
It is impossible to comment specifically because the poster is anonymous. Often, these posts result from an unhappiness that clients must pay for services rendered. I have a highly qualified legal team and, in addition, an administrative team, accessible to clients at any time to discuss any issues or questions that arise between our clients and our firm during our sometimes lengthy relationships. I am also personally available to discuss any issue my team has been unable to resolve.
Unlike in other businesses, a Divorce and Family law practice often involves a highly charged emotional environment along with the unusual aspect that in contested cases there is another party represented by an attorney who is doing everything possible to undo our work. Despite these unique aspects of running the business of a Divorce and Family law practice, we handle hundreds of cases a year in which the clients are satisfied with the outcome, our legal representation, our ethics, responsiveness and their interaction with our firm. We do not ask our satisfied clients to post reviews. We do, however, when we get an unsolicited compliment from a client, ask them to post their comments or give us permission to use their feedback on our website. In addition, as legal ethics dictate, we must provide our clients with options for various paths, recommendations for strategy and options for minimizing legal costs, if possible. Clients choose the path based upon their personal agenda/goals/budget with our attorneys exercising our legal judgment when appropriate and necessary.
This poster complains that nothing was done, then that too much was done and refers to needless interactions. We do not engage in any needless interactions and strive to provide our clients with value for every legal fee dollar they spend. At times there are tasks that are required by Court Rule which clients do not value highly but must be done. My team and I remain available to discuss this poster’s specific concerns or to answer any questions potential clients may have about our firm, practices and legal team.