5.0 stars 261 totalReview Howard Lewis
Posted by Candace
My son, Eric, was faced with a devastating scenario. His wife had taken his kids and ran with them to another state some 1500 miles away. He was left with no means to get around (having lost the only vehicle they shared as a family) and was in no position to keep up with all of the expenses of maintaining and home. Most frustrating was the fact that the authorities would do nothing because he and his wife were still married. She was allowed to simply pack up everything (while he was at work) and abscond with his children.
With Eric now living with me in Massachusetts and feeling lost and helpless, it was imperative that we find someone to speak and act on his behalf. We began the search for an attorney who would be willing to answer the tough questions. In searching the internet, I found the Avvo site and found Howard and his firm.
From the first conversation over the phone and on into our first consultation, we found Howard to be warm and supportive. He pulled his team together to begin the tough process of working across state jurisdictions in an effort to ensure that Eric's rights were protected. This was not your average divorce case and Howard and his team did not always have the ready answer. However, they did everything it took to find the answers and to provide their professional expertise in resolving each issue as it arose.
Thanks to Howard and his team for being the strong support we needed in a time that is trying, at best.
Posted by a client
Howard Lewis was excellent in dealing with my case and the issues that had come up and dealt with them in a timely and compassionate manner. I would highly recommend him and his firm.
Posted by Don
Howard did a great job representing me in my divorce, there were several items and conditions that were very important for me to keep, and I was told by two previous lawyers I had an unrealistic expectation of a settlement. When I met with Howard he told me my expectations were possible with some non-typical strategies. Even though the case took longer than expected Howard kept to his original price and in the end my settlement exceeded my expectations. If you need a clever, seasoned, honest, hardworking attorney Howard is your man.
Posted by a client
My situation was not governed by the "new" Massachusetts alimony reform law and I needed HELP to get a 25 year-old alimony decree modified to lower my cash out flow. At 72 years-old it was seemingly inevitable I would be paying alimony for the rest of my life which was a very unpleasant prospect considering my situation. I contacted Howard Lewis to find out what might be done to lower the alimony payments. After he probed for the facts and completely understood my situation: He said the Law was not in my favor but he would proceed without a guarantee of outcome (it was a 50/50 shot) if I wanted him to do so. I gave him the go-ahead. The results were not instant however, the final result was I didn't have to pay ANY alimony anymore. The result Howard achieved for me was beyond my expectation. I am grateful and so glad I called Howard Lewis
Posted by ron
Worked with Howard and Ann K on my divorce case. Howard did an exceptional job!!!! First and foremost, Howard was incredibly understanding to all my needs and requests. There was absolutely no stress or drama in his office and put everything at ease. Howard was fantastic in the courtroom and his knowledge during the proceedings were instrumental in my favor. I would certainly recommend Mr. Lewis and his knowledgeable staff. Best decision I made for hiring a divorce attorney hands down. Thank you Howard and staff!!!
Posted by a client
My divorce was extremely complicated due to my ex wife being an attorney herself. She was unwilling to be fair after the trial and judgement that was given by the court. After numerous times of trying to deal with her attorney alone I decided to reach out to attorney Howard Lewis for assistance. He was very kind, thorough and understanding of the situation. He was very patient with them given the situation. If you are looking for someone who is looking for your best interest and willing to actually listen to your needs and worries during a difficult situation this is the right attorney for you. He also provides you his contact information where he can be reached at all times unlike some attorneys who you'll leave a voicemail for and never get a return phone call for sometimes one or two days which can be very frustrating. I would highly recommend attorney Howard Lewis.
Posted by a client
I have a complicated divorce and child custodial issue that is still ongoing. The other side is extremely spiteful, vindictive and arrogant. They dragged on the process needlessly and refused to settle the case on fair terms with the child's best interest in mind. All the while, they continued to misuse the legal system (again and again) to harass me with repeated fraudulent claims. The case dragged on for many years as it was their hope that I would bleed out financially so I would give up.
I have no prior history or experiences with the legal system outside of my current divorce situation. My previous divorce attorney strong armed me in court and forced me to accept vexatious terms hoping to give an olive branch to the other side and eventually settle the case amicably (which did not happen). I accepted the terms and I lived to regret that action ever since. I decided to get other opinions. Howard understood the issues immediately when I first interviewed him and gave him a brief background of my case. He then told me in no uncertain terms that what they were doing wrong and that he will help me to fix it.
We came up with a plan and slowly chipped away at the problem. We continued to put up with the other side's uncivilized behaviours even as it got progressively worse as the case slowly crawled through the legal system. This was painful for me to endure, but Howard assured me that it was ok. And Howard was right, their misdeeds ultimately turned out to be terrible for them and helpful for me.
Howard is very smart. Howard brought Ann into my case since adding a female perspective would help. And it absolutely did. Ann proved to be a great complement to Howard. Ann constantly picked up on cues during court hearings and trial and provided additional insight.
Howard is pragmatic and takes a holistic view and approach to my case. When I tend to rat hole on issues, Howard was there to gently remind me of my goal.
He says that I pay him and that I am "his boss" and that he is here "to serve me." Find me another attorney so humble.
Howard also is very receptive to my opinions and what my needs are. He understood my frustrations and was extremely understanding during these terribly emotional and arduous times. He never strong armed me into accepting or doing anything I did not want but instead asked for my opinion and agreed with my decisions and executed towards them.
Howard is very personable, approachable and has a good relationship with the court as well as a strong professional network with other attorneys in the trade. This is a plus if you are dealing with sensible soon to be ex'es who want to move on and act like adults. But he is also a staunch, steadfast and passionate advocate when you are dealing with a case like mine. He is a bull dog when confronting non-reasonable people.
Howard is no push over. When the other side tried to use coercive tactics, Howard pushed back. There were periods where I thought Howard was putting his career on the line for me as he powerfully, passionately, vigorously and non reservedly spoke up to the Court. Howard later told me that he did it because he felt that it was the right thing to do. He had to let the court know the truth no matter what. I was touched.
Howard has been a dedicated counsel and friend. I feel bad that I am eating into his personal time, but Howard constantly assures me that it's okay, and he's always available.
Howard was also more than generous when it came to legal fees. Howard promised me that he will help me. Promise made, promise kept.
Howard and Ann has been my legal team on this "divorce case from hell" for several years now. It had been incredibly frustrating and lesser attorneys might have withdrawn by now. But Howard and Ann are still working to bring this case to a successful conclusion for me and my child.
Posted by Iryna
Howard helped me get an excellent settlement agreement, under difficult circumstances, in less than one year. I was divorced at the pre-trial hearing because he worked very hard to get the agreement done by that date so that I could avoid the trouble and expense of going to trial. He made sure I understood and agreed to every aspect of the settlement.
When needed, he steered me away from pursuing trivial issues based on emotions, and I appreciated his candor and common sense.
Howard is practical, knowledgeable, and a demonstrated a leader in family law leader.
I would highly recommend Howard.
Posted by a client
Attorney Howard Lewis has regained for my daughter, my wife and me the serenity that we had lost when my daughter’s divorce battles began. After so many difficult moments, particularly concerning my granddaughter’s safety and happiness, Howard fought for “her best interest”, and got what we justly wanted. Our faith translated into the name of Howard Lewis; he has given us back the joy to live.
Posted by C. a Divorce & Custody Client
Attorney Lewis & Attorney Karpenski are the best lawyers you could ever ask for. My divorce and custody battle has been a complicated and a long one. My previous lawyer had been incompetent, but Howard and Ann have exceeded my expectations. Not only are they great lawyers but they have taken my case as if it were their own and have never left my side, even during holidays, weekends and weeknights... at anytime, they were always available. They have even gone out of their way to check on me and make sure I was alright. I don't have words to thank them enough for everything they have done. I am extremely grateful for the both of them.
Be sure, that with Howard and Ann by your side, you have nothing to fear. They are knowledgeable and amazing people.
They have fought to great extent for me and my child and there are just no words to thank them enough for this.