I have nothing good to say about this lawfirm. My husband and I hired Mike Pedretti to handle two different cases.One case was criminal the other narcotics.The whole purpose of retaining your own attorney as opposed to using a ""public pretender-PD"" is that you really want this attorney to focus on your case,fight,defend,argue for you to the fullest right? 1st case) My step son has made a few bad desicions in the past and as a result of those bad desicions for the past 3 yrs he's been in & out of jail.Now am all with that old saying ""you do the crime, you do the time"" BUT when my husband first talked to Mr.Pedretti about and my step sons case and after reviewing the discovery Mr.Pedretti assured that he would work on this and that, promised the moon & the stars(sarcastically)long story short with boggus charges, no weapon, no victim to take the stand to testify against my step son he is now facing 6 years in prison WITH A STRIKE. A few weeks ago my husband contacted Mr.Pedretti to let him know that my step son wanted to change his plea and take his case to trial. Mr.Pedretti told my husband that since his son took the deal the D.A. offered and signed for 6 yrs. his case is considered closed already and that we would have to hire a different attorney. So....i've ben consulting with different attorneys to see what options & recommendations I get. 2nd case) Back in April I got into some trouble.Narcotics-Vicodin.Being that it was my first offence never in my life had ANY run ins with the law the best deal Mr.Pedretti worked out for me with the D.A. was 3yrs provation+30 days community serv. oh! and to my surprise, it woulda' been good to know ahead of time that he wasn't going to make it to my first court appearance he actually sent in a colleague to represent him, a man I had never even seen or met. Are you F*@%* kidding me!? In a matter of 2-3 months we payed almost 10 grnd to this man and his lawfirm. Of course when he first took on our case's and the money was coming in oh wow! him and his paralegal staff very nice and prompt on returning phone calls, replying to e-mails ect. but once the first case closed and my husband and I made him aware that we weren't happy with the sentence it was the total opposite he wouldn't returned our calls even though leaving msg. after msg. with his secretary. ugh! I mean it got ugly. He is not consistent at all! I know its our ignorance & stupidity that he got over on us almost 10g's but I think its very unprofessional and shaddy from his part to get way with s*** like this and that is why am puting my story and his sorry a** name outthere like this!