This attorney handled my case with complete incompetence and disrespect. He was paid $4,000 (four thousand dollars) as a retainer for legal services and then did not provide legal services.
He realized I was intelligent so he wouldn't answer any calls or have any conversations with me. He just ignored me and kept all of my money. He allowed one of his subordinate attorneys to talk to me, but as nice as the subordinate attorney was, he was as seemingly inept and aloof with legal matters as Steven Decastro was/is or more!
Instead of giving back the money (which he seemingly couldn't do because he was apparently broke since he is now working out of an apartment in Queens), and being honest about not being capable of the legal work, he colluded with a previous attorney to get revenge on me (he alludes to this in writing to the disciplinary committee), so he kept all of my money and would just not perform legal services. [continued below]....
Steven Decastro stated in writing to the attorney grievance committee that he called the previous attorney and then decided that he was not going to provide legal services to me. Even with his admission, he still didn't he return the money, then called me derogatory names in writing to the disciplinary committee.
When I sued him in the Supreme Court for resolve, he never showed up to court, and the case is still sitting actively in the Supreme Court system.
Total FAIL on the legal profession!!! Based on my experience and in my opinion he is not a nice person and is dumb as h**l!
The state of New York is responsible for any further abuses if Steven Decastro is allowed to continue scamming people out of money in the guise of lawyer-client relationships since they have been duly notified.