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I worked with Karen a short time - I liked her however she dropped me mid case because she was nervous about my ex which I do not blame her for because my ex is very scary but I felt the correct thing to do would have been to return the entire retainer as barely any work was done and no motions filed. Other than I have to say I wish she could have stayed with me
I really appreciated all of Attorney Gersten's help with my divorce because of the emotional turmoil I was experiencing at that time -- she was my champion and there to fight for me. Her billing was accurate and fair and I would receive a statement every time she did substantial work on my case. Her office staff is very responsive to my questions when Attorney Gersten was not available. She is definitely a no-nonsense type of lawyer who had the respect of her peers and the judges. I was happy she was on my side and would definitely use her again if the need arises.
When you start going through the divorce proceeding, you can't imagine how difficult it will be.... it is one of the worst experiences. Unfortunately, that was my situation but I was very fortunate to have Karen Gersten represent me. She was thorough, skillful, professional, assertive and she was able to chisel away issues and provide clarity and direction to me.
There was a time in the case when the court-appointed attorney decided that my child should go to my ex-wife's school district and I really did not feel that the decision was in the best interest of my daughter. Atty Gersten was able to bring in an expert witness that could help provide objectivity and truly distinguish between the two school districts. Based on the additional evidence and the recommendation from the expert witness, the court-appointed attorney reversed their decision and it was a real "win" for my daughter. Atty Gersten really helped me to ensure that my daughter gets the best possible public education.
As a side note, I did have another attorney that represented me early on in my divorce and that attorney was a disappointment. When you are going through the divorce process, it is a challenge with deciding who you will have represent you as an attorney and you want to select an attorney who will look at the best interest for you and your children.
I would certainly select Atty Gersten to represent you in a divorce or custody issue.... if you don't then she might be going against you. She is that good!
Before choosing Attorney Karen S. Gersten, I took interviews with two other divorce attorneys. But neither, I felt, had the breadth of knowledge or experience that Karen exhibited. Looking back, I now realize I made the right choice. Throughout my dealings with Karen, which lasted nearly a year, I found her to be extremely perceptive, a good listener, precise, attentive to details, personable, comforting, intelligent, and highly informative on the laws as they related to my situation, and she always exhibited an unwavering sense of professionalism. When Karen initially gave me a guesstimate as to how little she felt my divorce should cost me, I thought she was joking because, in general, I held little trust for attorneys. Well, how wrong was I. The initial down payment fee was all that it took. On a monthly basis, she would mail me a clear, concise billing statement that delineated a breakdown of the tasks she accomplished and their respective charges per the time consumed by each. These charges would be peeled off (subtracted from) the initial down payment fee and at the bottom of the statement, the balance remaining would appear. Because she specializes strictly in divorce cases, I would not hesitate to recommend her services to any friend who is seeking a divorce. Karen is not a rollover-and-die type of attorney, she is a fighter. Choosing her, one can’t go wrong.
Karen was so knowledgeable about the law and handled my divorce with expertise. The outcome of my settlement was beyond my expectations.
I highly recommend Karen Gersten as a brilliant attorney. She recently handled my sister's divorce. We worked with her for almost 2 years on a very difficult marital case. Karen's professionalism, integrity, and compassionate legal advice allowed my sister to have a very just divorce settlement and alimony agreement. Karen is extremely well prepared in her court presentations and she has the respect of judges and her contemporaries in the legal community. She works tirelessly to represent her clients and she is very accommodating of their schedules. Karen spend many hours with us preparing the case for trial and negotiating debts from the sale of my sister's home. Her divorce was very complex and Karen handled each situation with compassion and a determination to help my sister through a very upsetting period in her life. She gave my sister not only good counsel but hope and encouragement for her future. Karen is a wonderful, trusting lawyer. I truly admire her grace and genuine concern for her clients. She became a special friend to our family. We are blessed to know her. She is the BEST!!
Very professional, organized and very good follow through. My prior divorce attorney did a terrible job and dragged the case along as slow as he could. Karen was able to expedite a quick settlement and reduce the length of years of recommended alimony for me. She is also very fair with her billing hours. I have recommended her to many of my friends and clients.