I met with Mario yesterday , and was going off of reviews on this site. I don't work for him and he is not related to anyone in my family. This is 100% factual. Mario spent well over an hour with me in his office, took the time to go over all my information, was engaging, and really listened to me. He quickly pointed out a few things that I wasn't even aware of. I have had 7 , yes 7 lawyers in 8 plus years of custody battles, in fact the last one I paid over 17K and ended up with nothing but a judgement, so I know the pain. Mario never charged me a dime for the initial conversation, and never brought up money. I recognize sincerity when I see it , and Mario was very sincere. I have yet to hire him, as I have been bleed financially by the system, but if/when I do hire a lawyer again ...I'm going straight to Mario. Its important to have a competent lawyer, but equally important is having a caring one. Mario cares, and I would highly recommend him , because at the end of the day he will be honest, and that's extremely rare these days!