Thanks so much Mr. Shapiro
I would like to let people know of the services provided by The Center for Elder Law and Justice generally, and by Mr. Shapiro, Esq. specifically.
I had heard of Mr. Shapiro through a neighbor who had hired him to obtain custody of her grandson. My neighbor convinced me he was well worth the money and I decided to take her advice and hire Mr. Shapiro.
Much to my surprise, when I googled his name for contact info, I found that he worked for The Center for elder law and justice and there was no compensation requirement. In other words, I was assigned to Mr. Shapiro, a senior attorney who had left a 25 year successful private practice to work in service of elder law...for free!
As a result, I was represented by an experienced attorney who helped me obtain temporary custody of my grandchildren while my daughter-in-law received help and support for her problem with an opioid addiction. Mine was/is a family in crisis and he treated our situation with grace and dignity. Obviously it was hard for me to share the struggles of my family and I so appreciated his non-judgemental stance and incredible knowledge and familiarity of the family court system. I felt like I had a million dollar attorney by my side as he negotiated a plan to keep my family together and safe. As we walked to the Court House, I couldn’t help be impressed by the many people who greeted Mr. Shapiro—he appeared to be well-known within the community. I thank my lucky stars that Buffalo has such an agency with the caliber of Mr. Shapiro’s experience and knowledge. Really, he would have been worth any amount of money...just as my neighbor had said. I hope he reads this and understands that his commitment to his clients is so deeply appreciated.