Posted by anonymous
Mr. Shapiro's interests and alliances are not first and foremost with his own client, he listens with one ear. Mr. Shapiro's interests are solely for himself, it is more important to him to play the game and stay in good with the other attorneys. I had no marital money in my control. My son had to pay his attorney fee for me. I should have received child support and maintenance to ensure the well being of myself and four children. He held the original receipts for costly but necessary house repairs (i.e. burst water pipes during winter, etc.) which I had to charge a.k.a. go in debt and borrow son’s money to complete necessary repairs for we had no running water, heat and clean drinkable water and the house also needed to be in sellable condition. Mr. Shapiro likes to go on many vacations, and is unavailable to reach during crucial time. He allowed the defendant's attorney to also become the real estate attorney regarding sale of the marital residence and thus giving the defendant’s attorney full control over of the house sale agreements and closing. Before and during the closing we had an issue with a verified fully operating swimming pool (house was sold as is, swimming pools aren't even to be included in sale of house, in real estate swimming pools are considered as “no value”). Mr. Shapiro allowed the defendants attorney to obtain $10,000.00 for pool at closing which I did not sign the agreement and this should have never legally been allowed (conflict of interest). Also, real estate contract stated I was allowed to remain in the house for three days after the sale, which was changed to zero days at closing. The check I was handed to me at closing was after the close of banking business hours. I had to deposit the check for I did not have enough money for the bank to cash it against. This left me out in the street of NY for days. Mr. Shapiro held all the original house repair receipts for the marital residence that were paid for by son and was to be recouped at house closing which he did not. My son also had to pay Mr. Shapiro’s attorney fees for I had no control over my half of marital assets, which was lost due to having to fire Mr. Shapiro after the house closing. Mr. Shapiro hired the defendants attorney to sue me for more fees that were not timely even legally billable. Mr. Shapiro also allowed the defendants attorney to hold my half of the marital assets for years allowing them to gamble and make huge amounts of interest on my money to line their pockets, while my children and I did without. With serious medical emergency surgery at the time for me to endure, there was no protection from Mr. Shapiro when I requested and required a will to be set in place for to ensure the rightful inheritance to my children of my legal 50 percent of the marital residence and assets that were not yet disbursed and at high risk to all go back to the defendant. Too much aggravation etc., this is certainly not appropriate attorney behavior and attorney code of conduct, especially for an attorney that was hired to fight and protect My rights and interests as a Female (Person) Plaintiff; filed grievances on both attorneys. Beware!!! Mr. Shapiro must return $10,000.00 to my son immediately!!! No response is Not a Defense!
Posted by Sandra
I had a good outcome in a difficult divorce. Mr. Shapiro is very reasonable in his billing practices and his law enforcement background was very helpful in this case.
Posted by Lisa
Mitchell knows his stuff..so knowledgeable and effective. NO nonsense! I was at ease upon consultation and was in awe of his ability at our house closing. Very fair and does not over charge his client with billable hours. Would use him for any other legal maters in the future.
Posted by Mira
Mr. Shapiro handled my divorce and stuck with me when the going got tough. He also represented my son when he got in trouble and got the Order of Protection thrown out