Posted by anonymous
I hired Mr. Shapiro to handle a modification case involving my children. I provided Mr. Shapiro clear direction on what I expected from his firm, which included excellent customer service, accurate billing information, professionalism and responsiveness. Mr. Shapiro service was below expectations. Mr. Shapiro showed little interest in doing what was necessary to move my case along. Trying to get statuses on my case from him was very difficult, because he rarely responded to my emails, nor did he return my calls. After countless attempts to get a response from Eric, I decided on checking the county website periodically for updates (as an alternative). The couple times Mr. Shapiro returned my call, I had to threaten to fire him. Eventually I did. My case was dismissed for “want to prosecute”. I found out about the judge decision by checking the county website by chance, not by Mr. Shapiro. I called several time asking for explanation. It took him several weeks before he responded. I asked him for the stipulation notice; he did not provide a copy. I asked Mr. Shapiro for a copy of the Judge letter, he did not respond and eventually denied ever receiving it. After trying to get an explanation from him with no success, I decided to drive over 50 miles to get copies of (stipulation notice, and the judges’ letter) the legal documents. I fired Eric, based on what I read in the letter, how he handled my case and how he interacted with me throughout the process. I was very dissatisfied with his service. And, I am very disappointed in Eric. I repeatedly asked Mr. Shapiro to refund my retainer. I called and left several voice messages. I sent several text messages and email messages. To date, he has NOT replied, nor have he returned my retainer. I will file a complaint with the BBB and GA bar association.
Posted by John
I had to file / sue for custody of my son from the mother who had taken him out of state. Mr Shapiro worked for all the rights as a father the law offers. We had three court appearances, including the final trail. In every appearance, Mr. Shapiro was very prepared. He knew the judges, and even more important, he knew the law. He seemed to always be a step ahead of the defense attorney. He was very strategic in dealing with them. And in the end, that made a difference to the Judge.
He also knew correctly how other cases would be ruled on based on the statutes. I mean cases that were in front of us while we waited to be called.
When we finally went to trail, there were about 9 things I had on my list that I wanted legal rights to and just personally wanted. He got me 8 of 9. And the only reason it wasn't all nine is because it wasn't something the court could have decided on legally. I got all the rights to my son, and we are now together.
I was very impressed with him as a trail lawyer. He seemed to frustrate the defendants attorney throughout, and the judge even spoke highly of his efforts on my behalf.
I would highly recommend hiring Eric as your attorney. If I every have any other issues, I'll be going back to him and his expertise.. Get him before he get too booked to take on your case. He's worth every penny spent, and beyond money, I will forever be indebted to him for everything he did for me and my son.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Shapiro helped reduce city's unjust fee by half the amount - that's a big difference. Was not first time our company has worked with him. Would hire again (if needed).
Posted by anonymous
Eric Shapiro was recommended to me by a mutual friend and I was a little nervous at first but he more than reassured me. Eric made sure that we focused on the best case scenario for not only the kids but the pets as well. He was responsive and caring making sure I felt heard and that my ex wife's party felt respected.
He made sure that I was well advised on the situation. I am a meticulous person making sure all the details are hammered out and he followed through. He met with me several times in person and this only reassured me more that he was the right choice. Not only was his council informative but also humorous at times making the situation less tense.
The results could not have been better we are in the best situation after the divorce and the kids are in a stable place. There is no "winning" with divorce but I don't think I could have asked for a better situation. I appreciate all his hard work but you should take him on yourself and see the results.
Posted by S. Floyd
Eric was my attorney in my divorce in 2010. Not only was he respectful to my ex-husband and his attorney, but he guided me to think clearly in order to make my future "easier" as my ex and I had a young child together. He explained the importance of staying level headed and keeping my eye on the prize, which was a fair life for our son.
Eric also represented me a few years later in a family case involving my ex-husband. I thought he was a saint in the first case, but this case he truly fought for my son. No matter how mad I was or jaded I came across, he was able to bring me back down to earth in a very calm and comforting manner.
Don't get me wrong, Eric Shapiro is tough as nails - but when it came down to the one person he really represented, it was my son. He educated and enlightened me in both of my cases. It sucks that it didn't work out with my ex-husband and we are friends today; but I am so blessed Eric represented me.
Funny thing, whenever we were in court every single attorney in the courthouse knew who he was and gave him immense respect. Even my ex-husband's attorney. He is respected among his peers and has great class.
If you are looking for an attorney who is wise, fair, smart, and will not take advantage of you - Mr. Shapiro is your guy. He truly cares about family and the future of children in divorce cases.
Posted by hyde
i hired him for my case last summer. It was 8 months of long work, but he has helped me get through all the paperwork, advised me for the next step, including multiple court appearances.
I could see he has multiple clients and he was very busy. But in reasonable amount of time I did get response back for my questions.
I think, divorce case is not win or lose. It is all about compromise and making it official and respecting the rule, other party and agreement which both parties have signed on. So I don't think I won the case; I don't have to, but I do think I picked right lawyer for my problem. He has generated goo settlement agreement we both could work on.
Posted by anonymous
he suddenly became unresponsive to my inquiry, and I had to call/email numerous times to get my case moving forward. I do not recommend.
Also, QDRO prepared by him (I paid over $2000 for this portion) was rejected. Now he will spend another time in reviewing this. This person is basically not capable.
Don't hire him. He is only nice and responsive to you first few weeks.
Posted by steve
Eric was professional, detailed and very concise in how he presented my case and his defense for me . I was presented with all my options and possible outcomes , and it won my case.
Posted by Layna
Eric got me full custody of my kids, spousal support that gave me a chance to get on my feet, and held my ex's attorney accountable for keeping the division of our stuff fair. He was honest and professional. He worked with me to make the payments doable because he understands that attorney's fees are a "necessarily evil." He helped me keep my focus on my kids and was compassionate when I needed compassion and firm when I needed someone to keep me focused on the important stuff. I had his cell phone and he returned calls at all times of day and night, weekends, etc.... I have sent a couple friends to him since and they both had similar experiences. Eric is a wonderful attorney.
Posted by anonymous
I was lazy and searched Dunwoody divorce lawyer and he is one of the first searches. He was nice for the phone consultation but after I paid his retainer; he was gone. He lost me custody of my children. Please look at his Georgia bar records because they are horrible. take the time to find a good lawyer regardless of where the location is. Making a mistake will cost you time and money.