My experience with Melissa Zemsky was abysmal and had an extremely negative impact on my divorce negotiations. She told me initially how easy my case was. She spoke negatively of my husband's attorney. She told me how well known her firm is. She got into a high school level argument with my husband's attorney over absolutely nothing related to my case which only antagonized. She shared details of other cases with me to let me know how "lucky" I was. She was difficult to get time with. I was always unclear on where we were, what was happening, what should come next. She was condescending and dismissive when asked and made me feel like this would wrap up quickly. Well, 7 months later I am still unsettled and seeking new counsel.
Melissa and the firm are highly disorganized and negligent. She received an MSA from my husband's attorney and lost it. She said "lost in a stack of papers." When it was uncovered, she did not immediately address it and apologize. She casually sent it to me in email while I was on the phone with her. When I saw the date and asked absolutely horrified, "Wait, you have had this for over a month?" She sort of apologized. In the gap of that month, she allowed me to waste time and money due to her error crafting a response to an earlier document that had since been revoked by my husband. She lost an MSA that was critically important to my case and its progression. She also claims to never have received a letter from my husband's attorney that was sent to her 2 days after we sent our response to his revoked offer. I have a copy of that letter now. I'm not sure in any way how it's possible she did not receive it. In fact it's not possible. She either lost that too, or saw it and didn't share with me to cover her first lost MSA.
Melissa's negligence led to significant frustration on my husband's side and put me very much on the defense. She is unprofessional, irresponsible, and extremely difficult to work with. While seeking new counsel, I asked her to close out one detail by asking for an adjournment on a Feb 13 date. She said yes, and referred to a different event that already took place and even said "Yes, Jan 14." I responded and told her she was referring to a class I had already taken on Jan 14, and asked her if she knew what month it is. I'm honestly concerned for her. Clients beware.