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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Advanced Evidence Certificate||The National Judicial College||2004|
|When Justice Fails Certificate||The National Judicial College||2002|
|General Jurisdiction Certificate||The National Judicial College||2000|
|Constitutional Criminal Procedure Course Certificate||The National Judicial College||1999|
|Judicial Writing Course Certificate||The National Judicial College||1999|
|LAW REVIEW||USF School of Law||1985|
|City Court Judge||City of Poughkeepsie Court||1996 - 2006|
|Attorney||Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto||1993 - 1996|
|Attorney||Nims, Howes, Collison, Hansen & Lackert, PC||1988 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Dutchess County Bar Association||N/A||1996 - Present|
|Respect for Law Alliance||N/A||1996 - 2006|
|Dutchess County Magistrates Association||N/A||1996 - 2006|
|Powell v. Mountain Side Agency||N/A|
|People v. Ulysses Davis||N/A|
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|U of San Francisco SOL||Law||law||N/A|
|San Jose State Univ||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
|Conference on Domestic Violence||Domestic Violence||2004|
Posted by Mike Brown
Mr. McGaw has been nothing but exemplary in handling my matters with my former wife. I was accused of so many things, had all my rights stripped from me before I even went to court. My ex made it so I couldn't even see my kids and very much alienated all my parental rights. With our court system being slow and bogged down, Mr. McGaw worked relentlessly on my behalf, to where I can see my kids again. While the case is nowhere near over, I trust Mr. McGaw very much in anything that my ex throws at me next. I would trust him with my eyes closed. Mr. McGaw, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you have done and all the hours you put in to prove my innocence and have me be a part of my kids lives again. I would recommend him to any parent who has had their parental rights alienated by an ex. He was hard working, loyal, and always got back to me within 24 hours, even on the weekends!! I have hired this man and will continue to have him work on my case as I believe he is one of the best in this nasty business of divorce!
Posted by Josh
My DWI case was very unique and after I was charged I spoke to several lawyers. They all approached my case as if it was a cut and dry DWI charge and spoke numbers. Mr. McGaw took his time to explain each aspect of the case and describe each possible outcome. During the entire time the case was ongoing, he kept me updated with any changes. Furthermore, Mr. McGaw went out of his way to explain things to my superiors since this charge could have prevented me from doing my job. I'm positive that the good outcome of my case is a direct reflection of Mr. McGaw's hard work and experience. I highly recommend Mr. McGaw.
Posted by anonymous
I find it very funny that Ronald has so many good reviews on here, but he hasn't tried to help my boyfriend (who is black) try to get him justice against his child's mother (who is white) even though this woman smokes around their small child inside her small 2 bedroom apartment with 3 kids by 3 different men, burned the child with a cigarette on his arm when he was just 2 years old, and gave her son multiple breathing problems which were caught on video, and all Ron says is, "The mother usually ends up getting custody." even though my boyfriend doesn't smoke and lives in a 5 bedroom house. My boyfriend has joint custody with this woman and yet he only gets to see him 2 weekends out of the month. He has requested more time with his son and Ron isn't helping him getting more days at all. I don't know how this man could've been a judge because he is quiet as a mouse when my boyfriend is in court with him even though he tells my boyfriend ahead of time that that he will bring up his matters, meanwhile my boyfriend's son's mother's legal aid never shuts up. Where is the justice in that? Also my boyfriend has even seen Ronald pow-wowwing and perhaps even flirting with the opposing council who he is suppose to be fighting against for my boyfriend when my boyfriend went to the courthouse to file papers and Ronald and the opposing council looked at him shocked. One time my boyfriend's son's lawyer was defending my boyfriend in court more than Ronald was! Ron has also made it clear to my boyfriend that he doesn't want to fight for him for whatever reason because when my boyfriend politely questioned his quiet tactics he told him, "You can always request to have another legal aid." Ronald also never advises my boyfriend any legal advice so I have offered to try my best to find it myself online for him. Joseph Fariggno is another joke that works for Ronald's law firm and has been present when Ronald decided not to show up in court to defend my boyfriend. This guy tries to tell my boyfriend and I to be quiet even when the judge is asking us questions and wants to hear what we have to say because she knows they don't want to speak up for my boyfriend because they're clearly in the judge's pockets. You're better off saving your money so you can hire a REAL, respectable, and curtious lawyer.
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