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Posted by anonymous
Having dealt with Jason on an appeal, I can say he wins based on the better argument. Intelligence goes further than shine, and his ability to write what has won the case I needed him to win made him the best appellate lawyer I've ever had to deal with - he knows how to argue, write, and make the arguments get the final results, and that's all that matters when folks' lives are on the line.
Posted by anonymous
For your sake, please do not WASTE $3,000 + of your hard earned dollars.
I think the hallmark of a very strong attorney is absolute competency and integrity. I feel that Jason Eldridge has neither.
I had the absolute misfortune of being represented by Jason within the past year and found him to not only be incompetent, but dishonest. It wasn't until I was represented by a superior law firm and READ the court transcripts that I learned how truly bad he is.. 1) For multiple hearings (at least two) he NEVER filed a motion! The first time, he expressed surprise when the City attorney stated that they never received it. The second time, when it became clear to the judge and the city attorney that he wasn't doing his job, he promised that he would do it by the next hearing (he never did) and yet he was trying to milk me for another $4k in attorney fees. 2) In a hearing where I was supposed to be present, but was unable to attend, due to a medical injury, I emailed and sent him docs from the doctors and he assured me that i would be ok because he would present them to the judge and it would be in my file. The day before, and the day of the court hearing, I emailed AND CALLED to insure his receipt, but he never contacted me back. I later learned, shortly thereafter, that the court issued a bench warrant due to my absence. When I asked him how could that be the case when you assured me all was fine since i had the medical docs proving my injury, I was told "the judge didn't believe me." HOWEVER, after reading the transcripts recently of that court hearing, I learned that he NEVER SHOWED UP TO THE HEARING! This resulted in a bench warrant which was later vacated after I secured a very competent attorney. When my new attorney read the transcripts, and saw the history of the file, he said if my attorney had done what he was supposed to do and file the motions and attend the hearing he missed, my case would have been dismissed.
If you want a responsive attorney who will do their job well and be honest with you, you will be wise to choose another attorney. I did. My only regret is that I am $3,000 poorer.
Jonathan Rosenberg, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
There's only one attorney we use for winning the motions, and it's Jason. He's the only appellate lawyer who 'gets' the legal argument in a way Judges respect, knows the law better than most attorneys, and ultimately finds the result clients need to get on with their lives. In the end, Jason's the only person getting people out of jail and back to their families when NYC defense lawyers can't get the job done on first shot. You're not gonna find a better lawyer for the long case.