Posted by Ann
Ralph helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life. He was easy to get in touch with and always available when I needed his advice. He is extremely professional, highly knowledgeable and was able to effectively communicate at all times. His tenaciousness qualities are quite impressive and I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous
I've known Ralph to be very professional in what he does. I recently consulted with him, and he has been very generous with his time to when reviewing my case.
Posted by Jana
I hired Ralph for my divorce back in 2009/2010. He talked confidently in the beginning but I must agree with other reviews on here that Ralph is only in it for himself and his reputation. The case got dragged out in Court due to a cluster B type personality counter-party and he lost interest in the case and started complaining on several occasions about "hating Family law because it's too emotional" to me, his client. At some point he scheduled a meeting with the other party and his attorney without me, and then just called while three men made deals about me and my children. I'm still enraged about this disrespect. He ended up counseling and meeting with the other party again on court day forcing me out of the talks, and I ended up being advised to cut a bad deal. Eventually, Ralph was let go of his firm unexpectedly at Steven M. Bishop in San Diego, and I received a letter from them notifying me of his departure and apologizing about the struggles. He did not keep what he promised and he acted unethical. He destroyed the trust I had in lawyers and the system. If you want an attorney on your side, hire someone else. This one is no good.
Posted by anonymous
The visceral pain of divorce and separation is not an experience I wish upon anybody.
However, if you find yourself in that stage of life, it is great to have a compassionate, smart and competent advisor by your side.
Ralf Santoro is just that person. He has not only helped me with the technicalities of my divorce but he as also given me strategies on how to handle my thought process, emotions, and my expectations.
Moreover, he helped me become a better communicator which is key in this process. I highly recommend Ralf Santoro to anybody who needs help or just a great resource in the divorce process.
Posted by Dara
Ralph got me a very favorable result in my divorce. My ex-husband is an attorney and Ralph was so well prepared, we won most every fight! I would recommend him to anyone! He is great!
Posted by John
I retained Ralph a few months ago when my separation was just getting underway. He gave me phenomenal advice, guidance and counsel through that difficult patch, which ultimately is now leading to divorce. Ralph didn't push me in this direction, in fact it was just the opposite... but, ultimately, I didn't have a choice in the matter. And with Ralph's help, I was as prepared as I could be for the ensuing settlement negotiations. He is sharp, insightful and extremely knowledgable about the intricacies of family law in California. I can't recommend Ralph highly enough. He's been a silver lining in an otherwise utterly draining experience.
Posted by Jeff
I hope you are reading this review before you consider selecting Schoenberg to represent you. Unfortunately, I did not see all these negative reviews until it was too late. When I first met with Debra and she was very empathetic, appeared to be competent and had some creative ideas for me to consider. I paid the $7,500 retainer and that was the last time Debra helped me; I was handed off to Ralph Santoro. Seven months and $18,000 later my situation had not been advanced in the least. When I finally complained to Debra, I got a quick 3-page CYA letter from Ralph which I thought even Debra would find offensive and totally lacking in customer service. I immediately fired them and cut my losses. There was no attempt to retain me as a client or an apology for it not working out. As with other reviewers, this firm is unscrupulous and preys on you once they have you hooked by the amount you have invested with them. Hiring this firm was the biggest and most costly mistake I have ever made. My new lawyer did infinitely more in the first two hours with him than Debra and Ralph did in 7 months. Don’t let them take advantage of you. Run fast; don’t walk, as you can away from this evil, soulless firm.
Posted by anonymous
Ralph handled my family affairs with such professionalism and clarity that I would recommend him to others. Not only was he responsive, but I felt like I was in safe hands. I can't recommend him enough.
Posted by Ana
Our family worked with Ralph to resolve urgent visitation issues. He had the breadth of knowledge to not only help us advocate for our child, but to become more proactive than we had previously been when trying to help her on our own. He is professional and thorough, and we had every confidence after having screened other family lawyers that we had chosen the best.
Posted by Jerry
I've relied on Mr. Santoro to provide good, safe and sound legal advice for years. He is prompt to return my calls, respectful and thorough. He doesn't like to lose.