Posted by Melanie Hamburger
Fritzie is a powerful and effective advocate. Working with her was a pleasure because of the clear way that she explained legal options and the processes involved. Her advice on my divorce and MSA (marriage settlement agreement) was excellent, and she negotiated exactly the outcome I had hoped for. I would recommend her services very highly.
Posted by christina
Im very surprised as to Fritzie Galliani having bad reviews. Although, Every one is entitled to their own opionion...i feel and have seen what an amazing job she can do. I hired Fritzie about 3 months ago and from the beginning, she made me feel comfortable. I was going through custody and wanted supervised visiation due to the father of my two small toddlers being an alcoholic and irresposible parent. Going to court and filing paperwork when you have no clue as to what to do can be quite difficult and time consuming considering i am not knowledgable of family law whatsover. I filed my own paperwork but i was missing alot of documents, and i had to keep going back. Frustrated and missing many days at work, i had to seek help, and a co-worker of mine recommended i contact fritzie. She re-filed all my paperwork, wrote up a judment, helped me set up a visitation schedule, was fair in having the father involved but with limitation for the reason that i was/am very concerned for the safety of my children. She won my case and i thought that was the end of it. A month or two passed by and i received no confirmation as to the status of child support. Being a mother of two toddlers and providing alone with no help at all, i felt hopless and i didnt know what else to do. Fritzie took it upon herself to call the employer and follow up. The employer was REFUSING to honor the order for various reasons that were completely irrelevant and the staff was clueless and extremely rude. They were stating it was an invalid order. Their staff was being ignorant and uncooperative and kept hanging up on her. Fritzie was assertive and persistant in getting to the bottom of this and getting her point accross in a professional matter. She finally got a hold of the Vice president of regulatory affairs and settled all of this. Of course after going back and forth with this person in charge, and Fritzie warning them that if they do not comply, they would be faced with legal consequences and will pursue this further to the courts, they finally honored it within the next day. This Company should be embarrassed as to how their employees present themselves. Especially handling payroll. It is scary because this is a worldwide company and they have people like these ignorant people working for them. I honestly am thankful for fritzie. She does her job EXTREMELY well in a prefessional matter. On a personal level, she's a very sweet and caring woman and had the best interest for my kids. I appreciate her hard work and dedication. Even after evertyhing was settled, she follows up with me to see how everything is going. i would've still been fighting this on my own or even worse. I Highly recommend her!
Posted by Barry
Making a judgment on a lawyer can be subjective and personal. The context of situation is also important. It is not possible to assume a lawyer to know everything, even within the area of family law. It is simply too much to know. I am surprised to see that F. Galliani has received 3 poor reviews before my writing. One must wonder if these were selected group of disgruntled clients with bad outcome. Any opposing parthy can also easily put in a faked review to hurt the lawyer of interest. One also must wonder why a few other lawyers has >30 almost always perfect reviews as it appears to be fabricated. Please read these reviews with caution.
I myself is a physician and go through a high conflict divorce. My circumstance has been rather extreme with my estranged wife putting me in jail with false domestic violence allegation. I am at risk of losing my medical license. I hired a lawyer with near perfect AVVO rating and nearly perfect review with > 30 reviewers. This lawyer did not do much and rather difficult to reach him when I am in crisis. He did not timely serve documents nor respond emails. I reluctantly substituted him with F. Galliani. Yes. He kept all of my money without refunding the remaining retainer.
I used my professional judgement to pick F. Galliani after a lengthy conversation. It turns out to be more accurate. She is very realistic and proceed with caution. Yes. She is not perfect. She is sometimes disorganized and does not remember all of info. I want her to remember. But what do you expect in a busy law practice? I could not remember every detail on every patient's medical info in my busy practice and often kindly asked the patient to refresh my memory. But I must testify that I put more trust in a busy, but less organized lawyer than a lawyer, who is not busy and has all the time for you. F. Galliani is skillful and insightful. She makes time for me, but she will also let me know when she is busy and not accessible. I am realistic and work well with her as a team.
What is the outcome so far? I got my false domestic violence allegation completely dismissed. Despite that my wife fought hard by leveraging restraining order and false domestic violence allegation, I won back 22% of my kid's custody and on my way to 50%. Now we are fighting on asset that my wife has used undue leverage with result still pending.
What is important about F. Galliani is that she does acknowledge her limits. She does research on areas that are more specialized and not her forte. She does consult other colleagues on matters that are in gray zone. A good professional is to know his or her limit and acknowledges the risk exposure of situation and weakness of any facts. She is as such.
F. Galliani is a superb criminal and family lawyer for me. I have worked with her for a long case of 8 months and still going. My wife is on 4th family lawyer and gradually losing. I hope that you can make judgment about F Galliani based on a lengthy legal matter rather on others with short legal encounter. I wish best luck on readers of my review.
Donald Boss, Business Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. I've referred numerous clients to Ms. Galliani for representation in criminal defense or family law matters. My clients have been extremely pleased with her representation and I will continue to make referrals to her office. She is well-qualified and a conscientious lawyer.
Erika Scheideman, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
As a family law attorney our office occasionally needs to refer out criminal matters and when we do, we always recommend Fritzie. I have also referred personal family and friends to her and she has provided excellent guidance.