|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Luis Obispo County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|State Bar of California||N/A||N/A|
|Univ of California Davis||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
|McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific||N/A||law||N/A|
Posted by anonymous
In our first meeting, Greg Abel had come recommended from a friend's brother, recently retired as an attorney himeslf. My high-conflict, short-term marriage to a narcissist should have been fairly basic, other than the fact the "ex" is a narcissist, and his attorney is Ed Somogyi, an abrassive bully. Abel promised he could go "toe-to-toe" with Somogyi, and would no problem handling this. A $7,500 retainer was paid (after the $350 consult fee) and within 4 quick weeks, a few e-mails, very few phone calls, and only one letter to Somogyi, that money was gone. My ex was constantly in contempt of court, not paying required interim support previously ordered, and constantly violating the Criminal Protective Order, yet Abel did NOTHING to help resolve those issues. He was totally ineffective, and when we did speak or meet, was highly abusive, mostly relenting to "well why did you marry this guy in the first place?" type of statements. He was insulting, telling me both my ex and I were BOTH dysfunctional, all while asking for more money to continue to represent me, right before our first and his only appearance in court. RUN, don't walk the other way to find better representation. Lots of empty promises and abuse with this egotistical, inept, one-man band who relies on his "receptionist/para-legal" to do his casework. Epic Fail.
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