Excellent in every respect. Honest, forthcoming and realistic; methodical and thorough; Exemplary professionalism
I hired Mr. Geary to help me with what had been until that time an extremely long (approximately six years from inception), difficult (very expensive, with little to show for it), and acrimonious interstate case involving child support, custody, visitation, and multiple contempt of court actions. At the time, I felt that my chances of getting to court at all, much less winning were next to hopeless, based upon my previous progress. Mr. Geary was one of a few lawyers whom I contacted via email based on strengths of compared resumes and he responded via phone immediately. He reviewed the facts of my case and gave me what I felt, and still feel was a very honest assessment of the situation from a legal options available point of view. Once retained, Mr. Geary went about my case conscientiously, methodically, and with what I felt was exemplary professionalism. It was soon apparent to me that Mr. Geary is very detail-oriented, not one to leave anything to chance, and is one to do his homework. While under my charge, Mr. Geary, for example, was aware of and concerned with not only winning our case, but also on winning any follow-on appeals, demonstrating to me an ability to think ahead such that a win now would not be lost later on some administrative technicality. He served me invaluably and compassionately as a counselor, giving me his best, unvarnished estimate of our chances, and clearly kept my desires at the forefront of his efforts. I always felt that Mr. Geary and I were a team, communicating and collaborating constantly, via email, phone, and in person to the point such that I came to consider him less of an attorney on retainer and more of a trusted friend. I still consider him as such. When it was finally time to argue our case in court, Mr. Geary was obviously very well prepared himself, and took the time to ensure that I felt so as well through rehearsals, mock questioning, and war-gaming. He argued our case brilliantly, using a mixture of written, taped, and photographic evidence as well as the testimony of expert witnesses. His performance was flawless in every respect. I could not have asked for a better effort, one that was clearly worth much more than for what I had paid him. Child custody cases are serious business and can be emotionally charged in the extreme, but Mr. Geary maintained a wonderful balance of being empathetic with my situation as a counselor, while at the same time being a quiet, yet doggedly tenacious litigator. His handling of our adversary, once finally in court was masterful to the point of being almost entertaining. He doesn't engage in loud theatrics and showboating in the courtroom as if on TV. He instead is the calm, cool, level-headed professional, prepared in every aspect for every possible eventuality and was never surprised. His blend of being a gentleman with genuine feelings for the plight of his clients coupled with his unlimited willingness to do whatever is needed to help them permeates his staff, with whom I was also extremely pleased and regard very fondly. There are few things in life more important or precious to most of us than our children, and I can think of no better, higher, or stronger endorsement than to say I trusted Bill with the welfare of my only daughter and would do so again willingly, without reservation and, further, I would recommend him unhesitatingly to anyone in need of similar services. Mr. Geary is simply an outstanding attorney and an even better person in whom I am extremely well pleased. Excellent in every respect.