|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Partner||Podell & Book||2012 - Present|
|Owner||Richard J. Podell & Associates||1979 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Justinian Society of Lawyers (Wisconsin chapter)||Member||2011 - Present|
|Waukesha County Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Leander J. Foley, Jr. Matrimonial American Inn of Court||Member||1990 - Present|
|American Inns of Court||Member||1990 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1988 - Present|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Wisconsin Chapter||Board of Governors||1976 - Present|
|Milwaukee Bar Association||Member||1970 - Present|
|State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law Section||Member||1970 - Present|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Fellow||N/A|
|Wisconsin Bar Foundation||Fellow||N/A|
|American Bar Foundation||Fellow||N/A|
|American Bar Association, House of Delegates||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Board of Governors||2000 - 2003|
|ABA GPSolo Magazine||All in The Family (Law)||1998|
|University of Wisconsin||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1969|
Posted by john
I have been married two times and have a very demanding job Mr. Podell was very informed of my children, there names, ages , schools etc his hourly rate is high but is there a price on your children and his billing is very friendly a phone call does not cost 15 minutes in the end he is dirt cheap for the level of service .
Posted by anonymous
My original attorney was Sheryl Cahn, an attorney with Podell office. She was let go (big mistake) and Mr. Podell incorrectly assumed that he would just take up my case. By means of introduction he began to tell me about his experience in training other lawyers and judges. He then started in about how often he travels the country giving lectures. Who cares? I began to wonder if he is ever in his office working on cases. He's not a listener. Just like the first reviewer, he could not remember the name of my child. He will expect you to be as impressed with him as he is with himself. He doesn't understand that during a divorce, women are often dealing with a soon-to-be-ex husband who is a pompous you-know-what and we don't need a lawyer with the same personality. He charges $425 per hour which is ridiculous.
Posted by anonymous
When it comes to divorce you expect someone to be proactive and on your side. I felt that Attorney Podell was neither of these things. The only time I heard from him is when I called. He also recommeded my two young children be with their father for two whole months in the summer without me seeing them. He never remembered how many children I had, what the ages of my children were or even their names. I wound up arguing with my own attorney. After $6000 and tons of frustration I had gone backwards if anything and had to subsitute an attorney who would actually fight for what I wanted. It was pathetic. I would not recommend this high priced attorney to anyone!!! I don't know how he has done with other cases, but with mine it was only frustration and in the end losing a ton of money and then it tok him forever to get the substitution filed with the court so I coudl proceed and finally get my case done.
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