4.5 stars 33 totalReview Clifford Petroske
Posted by MikeMcGuire
Before I posted this review I wrote an email on a few different occasions about not being pleased about the law firm. I did not receive a response from the owner cliff until today. Not a phone nothing I have been a client since October 2015. I first asked for a refund because the firm did not do the job I was told they would do. Cliffs response was this
Threatening that you will post negative reviews of my firm on social media unless I refund your fees by Tuesday is attempted grand larceny by extortion, a class E felony." Not one phone call to talk to the client. My first complaint was in December that the firm could not even mail the objection to a correct address. It caused a six month delay in my case. First back in November when I interviewed the firm to hire them they told me they can win. I said I won't go and purse a child support modification unless you can win. That would make no finical sense. Cliff sat next to me and said absolutely the magistrate is wrong we will win. Estimates $2500. The firm write up a few pages and the final bill came to $4116 what happened at the end. Child support stayed the same and I just paid 4116 to the attorney who threaten me with criminal charges for telling the truth. They said it was an easy case to win. So I hired them lost my case and not being threatened with criminal charges because I want a refund and tell other people to beware on how they treat clients? Wow shame on this firm to kick someone when they are down already.
Posted by Christina
My initial consultation was with Clifford Petroske in March 2015 and he told me to not give up, so I didn't. Clifford Petroske, Mike Meyers and their wonderful team helped me settle my “after divorce" family court custody case which involved custody of two children. EX was extremely spiteful, lied and did everything to try to make my life miserable. This included using unethical tactics to try to make me give up and constantly dragging the case on and on. I never allowed myself to give up and this law firm gave me the confidence to be strong in pursuing what was in the best interest for the children. This law firm helped change my life and the children's lives for the better.
Posted by Dom
Cliff represented me for a continued period of 7 months and was pragmatic from the onset when discussing my case. He clearly outlined the risks and opportunities and made himself available when required. His experience and wisdom were definitely put at work. He showed his willingness and preparedness to take my case to trial, although his team eventually was able to extract a settlement, which avoided a potentially protracted and painful litigation. I was pleased by the quality of the work provided by Cliff and his well-qualified team.
Posted by Michael
I retained the services of Clifford Petroske for the purpose of a downward modification. His firm filed my case in the wrong jurisdiction and then failed to meet prima facie. They billed me for it and then claimed they would redo it for free! Really, how kind to fix your mistake for free! Then they gorilla billed through my retainer and failed to represent me in court, resulting in multiple adjournments and additional billing. He has hidden behind his standard agreement stating that a client has the right to arbitration, but if you are not an attorney what are you real chances? Anyhow, after three years I settled for an amount that I could have achieved pro se. Meaning I could have accomplished this without his terrible representation. He failed to show so often that the judge mandated that he appear regardless of my ability to pay him or not. In reality, his poor representation only served his billing purposes. I settled for an amount to this day that I cannot afford, he knew my circumstances and took my case with full understanding. He is now suing me for outrageous fees and services that were either not provided or poorly done. This man is notorious for gorilla billing tactics and poor work.
Posted by Derek
Some of the many qualities one looks for with an attorney is professionalism, realism, knowledge and effectiveness. Cliff Petroske has all of these, moreover, he surrounds himself with excellent staff, which in my view speaks volumes about the person. Petroske and his colleagues achieved more in 10 months than my previous lawyer in 3 years!
Posted by Karen
I cannot be more pleased with my experience with Clifford Petroske and his staff. While being both professional and personable, they were able to get me the results that I was seeking with my child support case in a reasonable amount of time. Should I encounter another issue in the future that requires legal representation, I will not hesitate to reach out to Cliff again.
Posted by craig
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Petroske and his staff for the excellent legal counsel they provided me during my divorce. It was an emotional and trying time in my life but Mr Petroske helped me through it all. He explained the law in detail to me and explained what both me and my ex were entitled to regardless of what or who caused the divorce and weather I liked it or not. There was no blowing smoke up my ass and promising me the world while all along reaching into my pocket for more money. Because of this I felt like I could trust Mr Petroske from day one. Throughout the divorce the trust was always there and Since I was well informed and not mis-informed I was able to get my divorce resolved and finalized in a reasonable amount of time which enabled and helped me to move on with my life. In conclusion, If you are looking for an honest lawyer that specializes in divorce and separation, I would highly recommend Mr Petroske. You will get a lawyer that is not looking only to get in your pocket but is looking to make sure you get a fair shake going thru the legal system.
Posted by Christopher
For anybody looking for professionalism and hard work ethic this is the attorney to hire. I had the opportunity to work with Cliff and Molly , who worked diligently on my case always getting back to me right away with details and solutions. It's very reassuring to know the people who are working for you and with you are giving their all especially on such important matters. I want to Thank you for a job well done.
Posted by Mike
I am very thankful that I had the opportunity to have Cliff Petroske and his staff represent me during my divorce. Cliff's knowledge, compassion, attention to detail and attentiveness helped me greatly as I went through one of the most difficult periods of my life. I will never forget the calm professional demeanor and class Cliff showed during the entire process. Simply said I think Cliff is a wonderful trusted divorce attorney with a great support staff and I recommend him highly...
Posted by Joseph
I contacted Cliff after doing some internet research looking for a lawyer who was knowledgeable in the processing of QDRO's. From our first meeting, I knew Cliff was the one who would be able to assist me through the challenging process so I would be able to retire. Cliff and his team worked together with my employer and were able to expedite the processing of my QDRO through the courts. What I liked about Cliff and his paralegal Colleen who worked together with me, they were both very knowledgeable, professional, readily accessible, kept me informed and went above and beyond what I expected! This law firm is top notch and I would highly recommend them. I am forever grateful!