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Harassed Client Gets Justice and Attorney Fees
I am a 51-year-old woman with no criminal record who has her own business. I began getting harassed in December of 2022 by an anonymous person who started by leaving harassing notes on my vehicle parked outside my house and then sent anonymous letters with harassing messages to people I know to include the landlord for my business. All of this was done with the intent to harass me and hurt my business.
While the culprit did not use her name, I soon deduced it was an acquaintance of mine who I knew casually. I initially tried to get the person to stop by just calling them on the phone, but 10 months later the harassment continued. The person succeeded in terrifying me and making me constantly uncomfortable as was their goal.
Finally, I could not take it anymore and I hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me by bringing a Civil Harassment Restraining Order on my behalf. Mr. Bruzzo explained to me that a Civil Harassment Restraining Order is a two-part process: The first part involves getting a Temporary Restraining Order and the second part involves getting a permanent Order. I provided Mr. Bruzzo with the harassing notes and letters and he successfully sought and obtained a Temporary Restraining Order about 24 hours after I hired him. No hearing is required for that portion of the matter, the Judge decides the matter in chambers. This prevented the person from having any contact with me in any fashion from that point forward.
A few weeks later was the hearing for the final Order. During that hearing I testified as did the person we had accused of being responsible for the harassment. Direct and circumstantial evidence of the harassment was considered, which linked the person to the offending notes and letter. Sworn testimony from both parties was also considered. Mr. Bruzzo proved very adept at his job by confronting the person with the evidence and using their own testimony to prove their being responsible.
In the end, the Judge GRANTED my request for a permanent order barring the person from having any contact with me in person, by electronic means or through third persons. Mr. Bruzzo also requested that the other party pay for my attorney fees, which was Granted IN FULL by the Judge.
I am very pleased with Mr. Bruzzo’s representation and I would enthusiastically recommend him for any Restraining Order matter.
Dated: 12/07/2023 CR