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We found our downsizing home. A beautiful little 19th century cottage tucked into a cul-de-sac in a wonderful neighborhood. Everything was perfect... until we met our new frenemy Fannie Mae. We needed to get utility easements, ASAP. We needed a maintenance agreement for the cul-de-sac. We needed documentation on the oil a careless deliveryman had spilled in the basement years ago.
Through it all, Josh was indefatigable, very available, and helped us especially in key areas:
* Understanding our legal obligations and options.
* Keeping us well informed of the progress on the complex negotiations with the sellers and their neighbors (our neighbors, now).
* Most importantly, advocating for us in a way that accomplished our goals -- a clean title to the house with all the necessary easements and agreements -- in a style that focused on the common goal, so we, the sellers, and our new neighbors all came out feeling good about it.
And I forgot to mention that we were on a very tight timeline. Josh put his best effort into this deal, and we couldn't be happier with his services.
Josh Robbins helped with an estate planning issue that came up for my mom. A club that had gone bankrupt owed her money and Josh looked at the law and communicated with the new club to ensure that what they were doing was legal and that the eventual payout would go to either her of her heirs. Josh handled this expertly and thoroughly. He left no stone unturned and was amazing at keeping the ball rolling and keeping me informed. His follow through and responsiveness let me know that all of our interests were being fought for. He was willing to play hardball if necessary. In addition Josh is very personable and caring. He really cares about service and gets back to you promptly and professionally with accurate and helpful information.
I consider Joshua to be at the high-end of attorneys who practice family law. His knowledge of the Massachusetts standards and recent changes in divorce law led me to believe that I could count on him to deliver sound advice. Joshua was able to provide the business acumen that I was looking for when it came to arguing my case and playing through the different scenario outcomes. I appreciate his candid approach and would use him for future proceedings if necessary.
Mr. Robbins helped me navigate through a very complicated international divorce and custody case. I found him to be a very respectful, and brutally honest individual. I'll definitely recommend him...
Simply put: Josh is the best attorney I have ever encountered in the Family Court system in Massachusetts. He is hardworking, fair, honest, and a genuinely nice guy. If you're looking for a bulldog, someone who talks big and goes for blood, Josh is not your guy. Instead, Josh listens, thinks strategically and logically about the situation, and then acts, courteously, but diligently to make sure things keep moving forward.
Before I retained Josh, I wasted a lot of money on attorneys who seemed only interested in getting their next retainer. They geared everything towards hearings and court filings, and often seemed disinterested or unprepared to deal with anything outside of that structure. Josh, on the other hand, treats court as just one option of many, and has been incredibly helpful in coming up with alternative approaches that address the issues in more effective, and cost-effective, ways.
The measure of a good attorney is how he or she affects your quality of life. With Josh handling my case a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. I'm still intimately involved in the details of my case, but I no longer have to worry about getting a return on my investment, or whether there will adequate follow-through. With Josh, I know my paperwork will be filed quickly and correctly; opposing counsel, parenting coordinators, etc. will be dealt with firmly, yet cooperatively; and that someone will be there at every step to make sure that the issues affecting my children and me are addressed satisfactorily.
Josh handled my divorce matter in the respectful, responsive and knowledgable manner you would expect from a top-notch attorney. If the unforntunate occassion arises, I would not hesitate to recommend him.
I do not know the cases of these other people who responded below so I cannot comment on their reviews. What I will tell you is attorney Robbins is one of the most incompetent attorneys I have ever hired. I have had attorneys in civil matters due to a medium size corporation I was a shareholder in. I have never had to hire a divorce attorney. My divorce situation included the well being of my autistic son as well as what would probably be considered normal divorce matters. Attorney Robbins wrote up an agreement ( stipulation ) with opposing counsel that was very damaging to me but more important to the well being of my autistic son. Before I signed this stipulation I clearly asked him if this protected me and my son in the way he explained it to me. He clearly stated yes.
Days later I found out it was not true and requested that he correct his mistake by presenting the facts to the judge. Instead, he decided to withdraw as counsel. When we went in front of the judge, he told the judge that he was going for mental help due to his representing me. Imagine going in front of a judge making such a statement when he was supposed to gain services and protect a severely autistic child. He also needed to bring his partner to this hearing which is unheard of.
He may be a nice guy but he is totally incompetent and should not be practicing law in this field. Had to hire new counsel to try and correct the legal mess he walked away from. There is much more I could add but my advice to you is to STAY AWAY FROM ROBBINS unless it is an amicable divorce.
Helped me and the kids through a difficult time. Really appreciate his hands on and practical approach.
Attorney Robbins helped me through a very difficult divorce. He was extremely knowledgeable about the law and made suggestions to help my divorce proceed as efficiently and pleasantly as possible. He treated me kindly and was extremely responsive and prompt in responding to all of my concerns. I couldn't have made it through this time in my life without him.
Mr. Robbins has helped me through a very nasty custody battle and real estate battle. He is the most compassionate and understanding lawyer. I truly do not know where I would be without his help. He always kept me informed. He goes the extra mile to get the job done. All I can say is that he is excellent. I highly recommend him. I really do hope he uses me as reference.