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Posted by anonymous
I hired Mr Sperling as a self-proclaimed aggressive litigator to set safe custody boundaries in a matter involving documented domestic violence, child abuse and substance abuse.
That one of his first consult questions was about ex's $$ resources should have been a warning but I was focused on securing safety for my children.
His representation consisted of dramatic posturing and expensive weekly 'ex parte' hearings that accomplished nothing. The writing and client contact was assigned to his overburdened legal assistant.
The three times he returned my calls, his demeanor was dismissive and it was evident they were not taking place in a professional setting.
He showed up to court unfocused, clearly not even having read what was in the documents produced by his office, and opposing counsel capitalized.
Five weeks into representation, at 4:30 p.m. the day before the 8 a.m. trial that should have secured our safety, reasonable child support, and full custody, he informed me the 15k retainer was gone (that's $3,000/ week he spent with no benefit) and demanded another $15k to show up for the trial the next morning. When I couldn't raise that much with less than 24 hours notice, he subbed himself out, leaving me unprepared to represent myself or find anyone else to.
The result was devastating, requiring significant legal effort by others to rectify, but most heartbreaking is the additional physical and emotional damage to the children that therapeutic support can't undo.
Posted by Diana G.
Mitchell Sperling represented me in my move-away from California to the east coast. I was representing myself and very nervous. My spouse's attorney was aggressive and made me think it was impossible to get a move away granted by the judge. When I met with Mr. Sperling he immediately assured me that he would do everything possible to help me achieve my goal, with as little delay and cost to as me as possible. Not only was he always responsive to my questions, but he represented me in court effectively and I was granted the move away! His office and his staff are truly wonderful and I wouldn't have been able to do it without their help. I would highly recommend Mitchell Sperling and his law firm.
Posted by JC
Mitchell Sperling helped my wife with her family law case. Mitchell Sperling was successful in negotiating a lump-sum child support payment that helped pay for tuition and other child rearing expenses. Mitchell Sperling used has many years of family law to win her case. We are both very appreciative of Mitchell Sperling's great work! Sincerely, JMB
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