Posted by a client
Mr. Zochowski has been a friend of mine for almost 10 years. He is one of the smartest attorneys/people I know. I hired him for a criminal misdemeanor and before I knew it the criminal matter was dismissed, I pled to double parking and paid a fine. It doesn't get any better than that.
Posted by Dan
We hired Scott earlier this year to handle a conservatorship for a family member of mine that is mentally handicapped. In the beginning the salesman pitch was strong and he talked a good game but in the end all we were left with was Scott being paid in full, never returning our phone calls, us having to look for another attorney and now consider legal action against him. Ultimately he is no better than a common criminal that robs you on the street, he does it sitting behind a desk wearing a tie. I have full documentation of all the factual events regarding my brothers case and intend to pursue it to the fullest extent allowable by law. If your considering hiring Scott think again.
Posted by Shannen
We hired Scott over 1 1/2 years ago to complete a bankruptcy for my brother in law. Everything was fine at first, then he dropped the ball. Back in August 2015 I filled out paperwork and paid for a conservatorship for a member of my family, that I was told would take approximately 6 weeks to complete. Those 6 weeks came and went while not once did he return any of my phone calls I left asking for a status update. When he did return a call I was told his assistant was picking up the finished paperwork from the court house but that never seemed to happen. Scott was becoming very difficult to reach. From January 4, 2016 to March 15, 2016, he chose not to return any of my 14 text messages, numerous phone calls and emails. When he finally did respond to my text that stated I was contacting another attorney, he apologized and swore he would be the attentive attorney I thought I hired. On March 18th I filled out the paperwork again after he told me the petition was declined back in September 2015, this was the first I was told of that. (I have documentation of him stating his assistant was picking up the finished paperwork from the courthouse numerous times between September and December of 2015)
That was the LAST time I heard from him. I sent 11 more text messages, left phone messages and sent emails all for him to not return or complete the job he was paid for back in August. Since I couldn't reach him I had a friend call and leave a message as if she was a potential new client. On June 10th he returned her call but as soon as my name was mentioned he hung up! So immature and very unprofessional!
He was paid whatever dollar amount he asked for while never providing a bill or receipt when asked.
EVERYTHING IS DOCUMENTED, I HAVE A VERY DETAILED PAPER TRAIL!
He has left me no choice other than to make a formal complaint with the Attorney Grievance Commission. He owes me money for a job he did not complete. He should be ashamed of himself.
The only thing I wanted was for him to complete the job he was paid for. I don't understand how he can run a business like this, scamming people out of money! He is the one that is supposed to protect people from scammers not be the scammer. That is why I need the conservatorship for my family member, he has been scammed, ironic isn't it. Taking payment for services that you have no intention on performing is criminal. If I can bring charges against him I will. You are warned, don't be fooled by the other reviews like I was. Find another attorney.
Posted by Joseph
Scott has been our family and business lawyer for over 12 yrs now. He helped us when one of our clients filed bankruptcy and owed us over $25,000. I would definitely recommend him on a personal and business level.
Posted by Mary
For more than 10 years Scott has helped me and my family members with several legal issues. He always takes time to answer my questions and has even dropped off paperwork for my mom at our house, since she is older and doesn't drive.
He is professional, Kind, patient, and would recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer.
Posted by Paula Cope
I hired Scott going by the reviews he received, now I know those were all lies. He was hired to do a bankruptcy and failed to file the final paperwork and my bankruptcy was denied because of it. I asked specific questions regarding not filing bankruptcy on my home, and now I find out that he was wrong, my house shows that bankruptcy was filed on the mortgage and no re affirmation papers were filed by Scott. Scott never returned any of my phone calls and still does not return my calls regarding my home.
Posted by Nick
Scott recently helped me with a traffic case and I cannot say enough good things about him. He was always there when I had any questions or needed anything. I was very happy to be dealing with someone I could actually trust.
Posted by Mike
Helped me with a misdemeanor case in Rochester. Rochester is a tough district court and the odds weren't in my favor, however Mr. Zochowski was able to pull it off and my entire case was dismissed. He went above and beyond with my case, meticulous, witty, and friendly. Highly recommend him, without a doubt.
Posted by a client
I run a small business and switched payroll services a couple years ago to save money. I guess there were some discrepancies with my quarterly 941 payroll tax forms, and that triggered an audit. Still trying to save money, I was working directly with the local IRS agent and thought I had things under control. That was until my bank called me and told me that all of my business and personal checking and savings accounts had been garnished by the IRS.
Scott's office not only got the IRS levy released and my funds put back in my accounts. They did it in 24 hours, and as a result I did not have any interruptions to making my payroll that week. After that, we reviewed my income tax records and agreed that I had actually overpaid for the year being audited. 1 month later, I got a large refund check from the IRS.
Finally, we reviewed my personal property taxes and I was given a form that will let me claim an exemption from local property taxes this year. All total, between the reduced tax liability, the tax refund and the tax exemption, I saved about $15,000 with the help of Scott's office.
Posted by a Child Custody client
Scott Zochowski won our custody case in family court, but it can be simplistic to review one’s legal counsel based on simply the judgment rendered by the court. In our case, with Mr. Zochowski’s advocacy, we won our claim for legal custody and parenting time, but our case did more than that. It saved our two children from a biological parent who is now a convicted felon and abusive caregiver.
While we had a solid basis for our claim, the complexities and expectations of the family court system can be challenge; in this case, the biological parent retained another lawyer at the last minute who was every bit the worst example of his kind in his manner and his practice of law. With all of that, Scott Zochowski took our case and was able to swiftly deal with every legal maneuver attempted, even being able to effectively argue our case and examine witnesses at an evidentiary hearing that took us painfully through an entire day of wrangling. He understood the urgency needed by our family for a judgment and he understood how desperately my children needed to be protected from their father. Unlike so many lawyers, he was prepared for that effort, not being double-booked or allowing any other priorities to distract him.
I am certainly thankful for our victory in our case, but I am more thankful for the care, compassion, and seriousness with which Scott Zochowski approached our case, and the thoughtful and dedicated work he brought to bear on our case. If you are looking for a lawyer who will treat you like a person, deliver the best legal counsel, and treat you as his most important client, you can do no better than to retain Scott Zochowski.