|Partner||Abel & Zocolo, LPA||2001 - Present|
|Associate||Jack W. Abel, LPA||1998 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Cleveland Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Case Western Reserve University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Ohio University||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|
Posted by anonymous
As POA, I met with Lori for a second opinion before finalizing a divorce Settlement Agreement for my Disabled son. Lori was very convincing that the agreement needed to be fixed. What was suppose to be a fairly simple "Tweaking " of the original settlement agreement turned into Several Months of Lies, Useless Documents, Serious Emotional Stress and Thousands of Dollars in Bogus Billable Hours.
Her billing statements are Vague and open to Interpretation, Thousands of Dollars for "Review and Work on File" yet it took months to get a simple Motion filed after she Lied about filing it months before.
She Dragged out a simple divorce with No Kids and Minimal Assets just to keep Billable hours. Every time she would ask for another 5,000.00 Retainer , she'd say to me, " I have Staff Wages and On-going Office Expenses"
She's Not about doing what is "Best for her Client " , it's "Show me the Money"
Posted by anonymous
Lori is not all she seems. Unless you are Catholic, she will not work for you. She is dishonest and will file motions that have no substance. Her total lack of knowledge regarding our case was awful. She had no clue what was going on in our case. She supported a mother who is cannot foster a relationship between a parent and a child. To this day, the child has suffered psychological abuse at the hands of the mother that she supported. If you hire Zocolo, fire her immediately. she is not worth the time of day. Lori did not return calls, would come up with lame excuses for why, even though we would leave messages for her. She never returned calls and then went into court claiming we never called her. She sent her secretary's daughters over to our house to do her work for her. She was supposed to come over and meet with us as part of an evaluation, and NEVER SHOWED UP! She then sent a email claiming she was there, but there were 4 people there waiting on her to verify that she showed up. In her email, it was clear that she did not show up, as she tried to cite things that simply were impossible. Her answers to anything tend to be very vague, that is how you know she does not know anything about your case. Very dishonest and not trustworthy or knowledgeable Frankly, one of the laziest attorneys I have ever encountered. I was billed for services never rendered or performed, and she refused to provide any support documentation in the hearing, and got awarded pay for non performance. I hired another attorney who has dealt with her, and one of the first things they stated when they found out about Zocolo's involvement in our case, was how he despised working with someone so incompetent and lazy. Everything I am writing can be supported.
Posted by Craig
Honesty and Integrity are paramount in any relationship, and Lori Zocolo has demonstrated these traits without fail. I think you'll appreciate Lori's creativity and work ethic, and I highly recommend her!
Thomas McCormack, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Lori Zocolo practiced before me during my tenure as a domestic relations magistrate and is now a valued colleague in private practice. She is an exceptionally talented, hardworking, and highly ethical attorney with a strong practical grasp of domestic relations and custody. She represents her clients zealously and counsels them wisely.