5.0 stars 37 totalReview Lisa Ruggieri
For the past ten years, Lisa has stood by me through the good, the bad and the ugly. Lisa and her team handled my divorce and several post-divorce matters (modifications and contempts). As the mother of two teenage children, I know how frustrating and time-consuming the legal system can be which is why it is important to hire an attorney who you can trust and build a long-term relationship with. Lisa and her associate, Caitlin, have been tireless advocates on my behalf as my ex-Husband has tried repeatedly to reduce his child support and modify the parenting plan. While my Husband has hired (and fired) numerous attorneys over the past decade, I have come back to Lisa each and every time. Lisa never gives up and she provides clear, honest legal advice. I highly recommend Lisa and Caitlin for any family law matter. I refer them to all of my friends and family members.
Lisa is an outstanding divorce attorney with extraordinary legal expertise, negotiating acumen, and remarkable professionalism. Lisa and her associate, Caitlin, provided concrete, unwavering support for me from the beginning to the end. They understood my goals and came up with effective strategies to help me achieve them. Like most clients, I wished my case could be settled as soon as possible on the day I filed for divorce. However, conflicts and tension were inevitable. Nothing prepares you for the emotional roller-coaster during a divorce. But Lisa and her team were always there for me. She would immediately return my phone calls and e-mails. Not a day went by when I felt like I was left in the dark on anything that was happening in my case. There were many false and erroneous accusations made against me in order to strengthen my Wife’s case and limit my interactions with our children. However, Lisa used this to our defense and during negotiations, Lisa’s poise, creative problem solving, and knowledge of the law absolutely prevailed. I cannot thank Lisa enough. I am eternally grateful to her. She is definitely the kind of lawyer who clients can fully trust and rely on in tough times.
My first meeting with Lisa should have been my cue that she was not up for the job and in my opinion, not capable of presenting herself as a professional. First, upon my arrival for our initial meeting, her dog was running around the office, barking and nipping at my feet while we walked from the reception desk to her office. Once she managed to corale that mess and get down to business about my case, her tone and prejudgement of my situation was unbelievably disrespectful and condescending. I truly did not believe what I was hearing after I summarized my divorce situation. Ms. Ruggieri's response was, "This case is peanuts to me. I deal with million dollar divorces all the time. We're dealing with peanuts here." As shocked as I was, I returned for a second meeting to discuss my case in more detail, dismissing the comment as poor judgement on her part, but giving her some "professional slack".
Although I was not one of her millionaire clients as she claimed to have represented, there was no reason for her to minimize my life in a matter of seconds. In addition, I was totally unfamiliar with the process of a divorce, which was never explained to me. During our second meeting, she lacked the ability to communicate her strategy and approach towards my case. In addition, she failed to convince me she was in my corner. For example, in an attempt to get more detail of the case, Lisa called my ex wife's attorney and it seemed as though she was strategizing about my case on my ex wife's behalf rather than mine! This attitude continued until I requested she no longer represent me and that she submit a Notice of Withdrawal as my attorney, which she has done.
Lisa and her team are exactly who you want on your side during any divorce. Lisa does not back down from a fight – she is tough, experienced, knowledgeable, and sensible. Married for twenty-one years with three children, divorce was a difficult and emotional process for me. Lisa steered me away from the emotions and kept the focus on negotiating and finalizing my divorce. She protected my interests and skillfully negotiated a complicated division of assets, which included irrevocable trusts and inheritance issues. Lisa was a zealous advocate on my behalf throughout the divorce process and mediation. Ultimately, after three days of mediation, she secured a fantastic outcome without the unnecessary expense and risk of a trial. Thank you for your great work!!!
If you find yourself in Probate court post-divorce like I did, you want the person representing you to fight for you like Lisa did for me. At times we had to wait to be called and I had the opportunity to see other lawyers in action, none of them compared to Lisa. She was always extremely prepared, well spoken, highly respected by her peers, persuasive and effective. Losing is not an option for her, and she really cares about her clients and wants to assist them to the best of her ability. I cannot say enough good things about her and I'm just glad I found her before my ex did!!!
A few words I can use to describe my experience in working with Lisa Ruggieri and her staff in my recent divorce are: Knowledgeable, direct, goal-oriented, experienced, confidence-inspiring, efficient...Kind, and understanding, but not emotionally effusive. Extremely professional and got the job done in surprisingly short time.
Her colleague Caitlin was also always open to answering questions and helping me understand the process of what I was going through, In short, Very happy with their work.
Lisa provided a firm hand to guide me through a very difficult divorce process. She was very honest with me and never made any promises on which she could not deliver. I feel that because of Lisa, I got the best possible result in my divorce. It really is a good feeling, especially during such a turbulent time to know that you have the best representation possible. That is Lisa.
Lisa came highly recommended from another attorney. Married for fourteen years with two children, divorce was a very emotional and difficult process for me. Lisa guided me step by step. I felt very reassured by Lisa’s legal expertise and negotiating acumen. I am so grateful to Lisa and her team for working tirelessly on my behalf to secure an outcome that exceeded my expectations. All without the unnecessary expense of a trial. Now I feel confident and ready to move on with my life thanks to the tremendous work of the Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri.
Posted by Amanda
Lisa is an excellent lawyer and did a great job working on my recent divorce. She and her team are incredibly professional and made the process as smooth and stress-free as possible by helping breakdown the process and making sure I was fully protected. Lisa always responded promptly and addressed my concerns. I would highly recommend Lisa to anyone in need a great lawyer. I could not be happier with the results!
Posted by a client
Lisa is a very knowledgeable, effective and efficient lawyer. I needed an assistance from a lawyer urgently, I called Lisa’s office and luckily she had a cancellation that day. I met with her and after our initial conversation I decided to work with her. I did not regret this decision afterwards. I went to a business trip next day and Lisa handled my case perfectly in my absence, submitted all required paperwork and she kept me well informed about all her steps through emails. She always replied promptly to phone calls and emails and she patiently answered all my questions and I had a lot of them. She handled my case very effectively and I was positively impressed by her work. I can highly recommend her. One piece of advice. Lisa is very efficient, she is very organized and she works very quickly. Be well prepared and organized too before meetings with her and know what you want.