My company has been a client of Law Office of Ellen Mendelson, PC since early in 2002.
Not only has Ms Mendelson been a strong advocate for our needs as a client, she has consistently been very specific in regards to the letter, and the spirit, of the law. I have never known her to bill incorrectly and would be shocked to learn that she could do so.
Considering the nature of, and the vitriol, terminology and "shouting" contained in his ranting complaint of 01.30.09, the value and applicability of Mr. Goldstein's complaint seems highly suspect. Further, why is Mr. Goldstein in charge of his "friend's" dealings with this law office? Has Mr. Goldstein, or his "friend", considered any other possible explanations for whatever issues are at hand? Is it possible that Mr. Goldstein, or his "friend" are acting as an irresponsible party?
Perhaps the casual reader should consider this situation in more detail; how can Mr. Goldstein possibly know what Ms Mendelson may or may not be "proud" of. Likewise, how can Mr. Goldstein possibly know to what level Ms Mendelson's "experience in employment matters" may be, without looking further than Ms Mendelson's web site? To my knowledge, Ms Mendelson's expertise is in regards specifically to those matters concerned with employment law. Although I have neither researched, nor discussed with her regarding, what her other skills may be, I find it highly unlikely that she considers herself a web manager.
To keep my comments in perspective, I must state that I am not an attorney and I am not in the legal field; I am the owner of a small business. I have nothing at stake, either personally or professionally, in the differences of opinion between Mr. Goldstein and Ms Mendelson. My comments here are in reaction to Mr. Goldstein's obviously excessive, and, from my experience and that of others, incorrect characterization of a respected, capable and businesslike member of the Bar.