I’m normally not the type to make a bad review but I want to warn anyone that might be thinking about using Strazzullo Law Firm. Sorry in advance for the lengthy story but I don’t want to leave any details out. I hired Sal Strazzulo (a high school friend of mine) for a nonsense domestic dispute where my ex made false accusations against me. The police have no choice but to act on any accusation made, so they made a few visits to my house while I was at work, saying they just wanted to talk to me. Meanwhile there were 4 police cars pulling up at my house all because I gave my 14 year old daughter a glass of champagne on New Years Eve. My girlfriend was home and was very scared. The only lawyer that came to mind was my high school friend Sal. He called the precinct and said they were going to arrest me but because of him this was no longer going to happen. Instead I would have to do a voluntary surrender of my guns, (I’m an avid hunter) Which is standard procedure in a domestic case for obvious reasons. At this point I thought everything was over and I would repay my old friend by taking him out to dinner or whatever payment he requested after his fifteen minute phone call. It would be worth it since I didn’t spend the night in jail. This is when things started to get weird, he passed me off to a Lawyer that must have passed the BAR ten minutes ago, his name was Jason Krimsky. He was demanding I give a $7,500 retainer because Sal there was still an active investigation against me. I was surprised to hear this and when I asked the details he had none, Sal was now unavailable to answer any of my questions. My girlfriend was panicked and insisted I pay the retainer. Agains my gut instinct I did exactly that. Every time I asked Jason what was going on with my case he just insisted that there was an open case against me and that he was doing everything he can to protect me. A little while later the ACS agent told me that the investigation was closed because there was no real crime and it was in a different state so it was out of NYPD jurisdiction. When I asked Jason about this he immediately switched gears and said well what about your guns, don’t you want them back? I can help with that. The police officer at the licensing division told me that I would get my guns back soon, they just wanted to make sure there were no more issues between myself and my ex. I told Jason this and he said we can get them back faster. When I asked how he gave me salesman type answers like the squeaky wheel gets the oil and we will put our best foot forward. Again against my gut instinct I agreed to use the rest of my retainer money for this. He said we can issue an article 78 which would mean going to Supreme Court and of coarse cost more money. The officer out of professional courtesy (since I’m a fireman) said Get rid of this lawyer he is making things worse he’s doing everything wrong and because of him you might never get your guns back. I mentioned the article 78 and she laughed. She said this is a nonsense allegation trust me you are getting your guns back. I knew I could trust her so I called Jason and said I want to pursue this matter on my own and no longer require his services. He said I was being lied to and not to trust the police but I insisted I was done. Last we spoke I had $3,500 remaining from my retainer. After days of texts asking for the balance of my retainer. Suddenly Sal wants to meet with me to discuss why this was a mistake. I insisted they return my money. I felt like I was dealing with gangsters and not lawyers. They ended up sending me an invoice with my remaining money and its was dwindled down to $1,500 Which is what I expected from this shady law firm. On the invoice was the article 78 which we never did, so I questioned it and said they would adjust it and Sal said I would be very happy with my refund. Weeks and months went by constantly texting and calling Sal for my money back and still nothing. This guy is a crook.