Hired Gary to handle my divorce case. The first free consultation went very well, and Gary seemed very helpful, knowledgeable and eager to get onto my case, but after I paid him he did nothing for my case put push paper. After 18K+ in his fees still nowhere near my case resolution.
I've instructed Gary in-mid August 2021, by mid-December and only because I was reading more on divorces, I learned that he hasn't submitted an important document. I asked for it to be submitted, it was promptly done, but by then I lost 3 months and potential payouts IRO 12K+. Early March 2022 at a hearing, before and after Gary was calling my husband completely wrong name, moreover, he submitted the documents to the other side and the court with the same completely wrong name. In several emails he kept calling my husband this wrong name. I had to correct him, and the documents were re-done and re-sent. After which he could not pay attention to spell correctly an easy English name! Moreover, he just denied the whole thing and I had to copy paste his own emails to prove him wrong.
During the whole process with Gary, he would be asking the same questions about the same timeline that was discussed back in August 21 when the retainer was signed and kept billing for this "email correspondence". He seemed to be finding it difficult to grasp simple timeline / facts, mixing those continuously. His secretary was very efficient at billing. Following one of the hearings I asked Gary to see if we could settle and he would not wait for my responses to his emails, that would be literally several minutes. He would make his own decisions and talk / consult with the opposing attorney. This was a typical way he dealt with my case from the retainer. He would not ask for my opinion no for my input, would not explain the process. He was also socially awkward. I've never met with him in person. The only one time I did see him in his lobby, he knew who I was but never came over and talked, there were only 3 persons in the space at the time - his secretary, him and I. I should have fired him much sooner.