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terrific experience. Ms. Schustal was professional, considerate, and extremely competent. she told it like it was and... more
Brooklyn  Randy C. Schustal

Randy Schustal

Brooklyn, NY Divorce / Separation
Avvo rating 6.7
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Brooklyn  Donald Mastrodomenico

Donald Mastrodomenico

Brooklyn, NY Divorce / Separation
Avvo rating 7.3
I went to Simon with college student loan debt that had gone into collections with debt collectors. After having one... more
Brooklyn  Simon Goldenberg

Simon Goldenberg

Brooklyn, NY Debt Settlement
Avvo rating 7.6
Have had to consult with Mr. Forth several times. Have recommended him to others. Always a pleasant person to deal... more
Brooklyn  Michael C. Forth

Michael Forth

Brooklyn, NY Lawyer
Avvo rating 6.7
Mr. Medows handled my DAT case. I was out of court in no time. Mr. Medows obviously has plenty of experience regarding... more
Brooklyn  James Hal Medows

James Medows

Brooklyn, NY DUI / DWI
Avvo rating 8.3
Stephen Basedow (and his team) was professional, courteous and most importantly proactive. I had an issue with a credit... more
Brooklyn  Simon Goldenberg

Simon Goldenberg

Brooklyn, NY Debt Settlement
Avvo rating 7.6
I am very thankful to Vladislav Sirota!! I was really truly enjoying working with him. Because he is determined to... more
Brooklyn  Vladislav S. Sirota

Vladislav Sirota

Brooklyn, NY Immigration
Avvo rating 6.5
We absolutely would recommend this attorney to others, and have done so. We had been fighting for custody of my... more
Brooklyn  Nicole B Chafetz

Nicole Chafetz

Auburn, WA Child Custody
Avvo rating 8.1


practicing lawyers in Brooklyn

Brooklyn is a bastion of strong historical figures and abolitionists from the 19th century.

The history of Brooklyn as a diverse city began in 1790 where about 1/3 of the people in Kings County (which later became known as Brooklyn) were black slaves. By 1827, many of the slaves were freed and a recession a decade later allowed the former slaves to buy land. While Brooklyn was built on sugar, cotton, and tobacco, all principally supported by the slave business, the city has grown past this sordid past.

An exhibition on Brooklyn Abolitionists exists in the city and brings light to the efforts of influential abolitionists of the past. Elizabeth Gloucester, for one, was a black abolitionist who invested in real estate in Brooklyn and died one of the wealthiest women in the US.