Posted by a client
This guy has some serious issues with anger - as well as rules and accuracy in record keeping and accounting. One could try to excuse his unprofessional and quite childish behavior as an allergic reaction to pain medication he's taking as a result of an automobile accident at the end of last year, but that would just be just that: an excuse.
Let's be clear, he's playing the role of parenting coordinator - I hired him because I had to not because I wanted to.
He's refused to address a clerical issue on an invoice that I had already said I would pay as soon is it was made accurate.
The first invoice was issued 21 days prior to the writing of this review and I pointed out the omission the same day.
The second invoice was issued today with a thinly veiled threat to send me to collections because "all but [less than $5] are almost 30 days past due". The total invoiced amount is less than $100.
I again, pointed out the omission on the invoice, and reiterated that I would pay the entire amount due as soon as the invoice was corrected, to which this guy responded by issuing a demand letter threatening to take the matter to the court if I did not pay the total due within 10 days.
I responded by pointing out that refusing to provide an accurate invoice is a violation of the Florida Bar's rules governing parenting coordinators and reiterated that as soon as the omission was addressed I would be able to make a payment.
He responded by issuing request for status conference to report noncompliance to the court.
Instead of correcting a clerical error which amounted to 29 typed characters (including spaces) this guy has decided to, essentially, throw a temper tantrum and bring the matter before the court.
His actions are, at best, unprofessional and completely irrational. His reasoning behind refusing to address a clerical issue and force a matter before the courts defies logic.
If you are looking for a level-headed lawyer, this isn't the guy for you.
If you are being referred to a parenting coordinator (a person who is supposed to facilitate communication, negotiation, and problem-solving in your domestic relations case) and this guy is on your list cross him off.
You're going to spend enough money on lawyers, and putting up with one that behaves like a two year old is simply not worth the expense or hassle.
Posted by a Family client
This guy was absolutely horrific and a stain on the profession. There were a minimum amount of filings that would amount to no more than 2 hours worth of total time. One motion. One notice of appearance. One court date. I got nothing good in return. Upon getting him off my case he sent me a bill for everything as if he was billing me for allowing me to breathe - over $3,500 - and he wanted more. I asked to make the best use of any time he spent on the case and he absolutely refused to work with me on any time management whatsoever - nor would his secretary. I met with him 2-3 times tops, and got no results of any kind. Waste of money. Waste of time. Waste of space. Don't use this guy.
Posted by a Divorce client
I couldnt be happier with choosing Mr. Storie as my lawyer. I hired him to represent me in my divorce case and he did a great job. He is very knowledgable on the law. What really impressed, aside from his abilities in court, was the fact that he and his paralegal really do care about you and your case. While he is not the cheapest divorce lawyer in Orlando, he is not the most expensive either. I interviewed several lawyers before hiring Mr. Storie and he was the one lawyer who told me what the law was...not just what I wanted to hear. When we got to go in front of the judge, Mr. Storie was very prepared and it was obvious he was respected by the judge. When my case started, my wife and her attorney were making unreasobable demands. She kept telling me that her lawyer said she would get everything and I was screwed. Mr. Storie told me the law and what I should really expect to happen. You should have seen the look on my wife's face when the judge agreed with Mr. Storie and she didnt get hardly anything she thought she was going to get. I know I made the right choice in picking him out to be my lawyer and would recomend him to anyone.
Posted by a Child Support client
I have used Mr. Storie three times since 2005 in battleing with my ex-husband over child support and custody. Mr Storie and his paralegal (Montine) are wonderful! They really do care. Mr. Storie did a great job on the initial divorce that when my ex took me back to court (2 times now) he lost both times. I hope I dont have to use Mr. Storie's services again....but I most certainly will if my crazy ex tries to take me back to court!
Posted by William
I hired Mr. Storie for my divorce and he did an excelent job. He was very knowledgable and saved me time, money and agrevation. He fought for me and I ended up with a great result.
Posted by a Child Custody client
This attorney is one to stay away from. While knowledgable he will only be polite and helpfful when its time to give him his fee. While I hired him my case became complex and he bolted out of my case. Believe me he will come up with detailed billing to where he owes you nothing but you owe him! Save your time and money and find someone that will consider you a client instead of just another case.