Atkinson livingston etc must be feeli...

Atkinson livingston etc must be feeling the pinch

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Carthage, NY

#1 Mar 31, 2013
Janet Richmond has an ad in the paper looking for clients? Big Tom seen in support court on a regular basis? What gives? There's a real lack of business right now and the White Shoes are feeling it. there are only so many people in this area who can pays thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars for representation.
Paula Campanella Gray

Enfield, CT

#2 Mar 31, 2013
Well at least this firm isn't stealing money from its employees and its clients like petrone and petrone.

John and lori petrone fink are flat broke and owe the banks millions yet they walk around like all is well.

Big storm coming for these two.....
more likely

Utica, NY

#3 Mar 31, 2013
Paula Campanella Gray wrote:
Well at least this firm isn't stealing money from its employees and its clients like petrone and petrone.

John and lori petrone fink are flat broke and owe the banks millions yet they walk around like all is well.

Big storm coming for these two.....
Well at least they may have a legitimate excuse when you consider they recently employed Utica's pretend lawyer and she probably robbed them to. It's not likely they would want to bring unwanted attention to this fact, but it does explain why maybe no arrest has been made in an attempt to gather solid evidence against her.
John Sr

Enfield, CT

#4 Mar 31, 2013
Noooooope, John and Lori Petrone Finks crimes predate veronica donahue by several years. Veronica was a paralegal at the petrone circus and never handled clients or money.

Johnny boys fun in the sun and cort side seats at the dome are all courtesy of his employees....
GLAG law

Auburn, NY

#5 Mar 31, 2013
It's funny that you bring that up about Livingston and Atkinson. It's a decent firm, but slightly overrated. Livingston and Mike Getnick are good attorneys and stand up guys. Getnick is retiring at a good time. He is taking on few cases, just built a nice new home in Hamilton and promised his wife he would take a more new cases.

Atkinson's tactics are catching up with him. Even the people with the capital in the area are recognizing that his frivolous matronial law tactics, Notice to Produce, Didiculous full day Depositions, his unwillingness to settle in matrimonial matters is creating a reputation that preceding him His excessive bills. He used to comment about his billed hours and gloat. He takes advantage of women in particular, promises large settlementsx. At the end the process, his legal fees. He is even able to bring attorneys like Julia Brouilette in Family Court in to a year marathon of matrimonial nonsense and divorce proceedings. The visiting Judge handling the matter said it could of been handled in a day during a hall way discussion.

About his squeeze Richmond, have not seen the ads. Maybe Gaetano is raising the rent!

But to the point, the legal business is drying up somewhat, and we are taking what we can get.
Napoleon complex

United States

#6 Mar 31, 2013
I am amazed by the number of depositions, the notices to produce, and petitions I've gone through with him, and nothing has this ever come of them. He continually requests information that he can never thoroughly review and at the hearing indicates that he never received it.

The best tactic going to increase billable hours! Tom, you are the man!
Peter Pekkersnot

Manlius, NY

#7 Mar 31, 2013
Ha ha ha. Finally! What goes around, comes around Tom. Glad to see things are going good for you. Seems that these people know your antics very well. I don't even have to tell my story here as everyone else has had the very same experience as me. I wish no ill for you, good luck Little Buddy and hope that you WAKE UP.

Westwood, MA

#8 Mar 31, 2013
They're all scrounging for the same nickel. Chasing slip and falls . Extorting money from successful men to feed their future exes excesses . Refusing to settle, never prepared for court, running up fees. Now their relegated to court appointed work to pay their bills.

Yorkville, NY

#9 Apr 1, 2013
"White Shoe" firms in Utica New York. That's a joke
Ivy leaguer

Essex Junction, VT

#10 Apr 2, 2013
There are very few Ivy Leaque trained attorneys in Utica. Clearly no White shoe firms to boot!

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Since: May 11

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#11 Apr 2, 2013
I often wonder how attorneys make any money in this area. We have a declining population. There is no business or industry. How much legal work needs to be done around here?

Utica, NY

#12 Apr 2, 2013
I often wonder how anyone can afford an attorney with all the obama poverty in this area.

Utica, NY

#13 Apr 2, 2013
Dipsycrap wrote:
I often wonder how anyone can afford an attorney with all the obama poverty in this area.
Well for starters they all seem to be jumping on the domestic relations bandwagon. From here litigants who opt to use these parasites are required by law in NY to fill out a financial disclosure form under penalty of law. Assets get disclosed and that determines just how much milking gets done. Even if it means tapping into home equity. This is how they're writing their tickets. The rest includes county law guardian appointments. Huge money maker in OC as the economy worsens

Newark, NJ

#14 Apr 2, 2013
Spot on.
258 Genesee

United States

#15 Apr 2, 2013
Tom Atkinson appears to be confident on the fees that are being collected in matrimonial cases. He was bragging about fees collected from Court Atty Broullette, a Whitesboro teacher, and a Carbone, naming a few recalled.

Of course, those in the legal community no his modus operandi and the facts listed above on his frivolous filings and the truth that the information serves little purpose in Matronial cases where the law states the outcome. Thes people would be off staying married........not only screwed by their spouse or screwing their spouse, but screwed by yours truly, Tom! Furthermore, my comments are just likes Tom's in Court, that of character assination.

The little man with a big mouth.

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