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Posted by Kristine, a Divorce client, Flag
I was extremly fortunate to select Eric Posmantier as my divorce attorney.
Eric represented me over the last 2+ years in an extremly complicated case involving 2 special needs children and many challenging custody issues. I was continually impressed with his extensive legal knowledge and outstanding litigation skills. He was meticulous in preparing for every meeting and court hearing. He worked tireless to achive the best possible outcome for every step of the way. Eric is an extremly compassionate individual and I was truely grateful for his understanding and warmth and his ability to skillfully handle the complexities of my case.
I highly recommend Eric to anyone looking for an outstanding, knowlegable, incredibly effective and compassionate lawyer who is a true advocate for his client.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I have worked with Eric for approximately 6 years now, dating back to the divorce and still ongoing today on numerous issues relating to alimony, child support and overall interactions with my ex-wife. Eric has been a constant source of guidance and has done an excellent job.
One of Eric's principal strengths is that he provides sound practical advice without the goal of simply generating billable hours. Eric has continually given me advice as to when an issue was worth fighting for and conversely when pursuing an issue, while beneficial to him, would likely accomplish little and be costly. On many occasions Eric has suggested that if I desired, I could handle certain items on my own, with guidance from him. Having said that, Eric has been exceptionally engaged where I have needed expert and hands-on strategy and court participation. When called for, Eric can be surgically tactical and tough, but fair. Our record together on several court appearances is very strong.
I think a differentiating quality of Eric is that he cares very much about the well being of the children. Whenever we discuss custody matters, Eric's first observation is the impact on the children. While divorce is obviously an unpleasant event, hopefully all parents want to accomplish it with as little impact to the children as possible. Even at the expense of a long drawn out custody fight, Eric cares very much about disrupting the children as little as possible.
In short, Eric has been a fabulous attorney for me. He strikes the right balance of knowledge, tactical expertise and courtroom savvy with a concern for both the children and the pocketbook.
I heartily recommend Eric.
Posted by a client, Flag
The divorce process is, at best, a difficult one - requiring making important descisions under duress and with time constraints. I can comfortably say choosing Eric was the single best decision I made once the divorce was under way. Obvious diserable traits in choosing your lawyer would be one that is technically competent, hard-working, proactive, and well-connected among judges. Eric brings all of these characteristics and more, but in my opinion brings something else that separates him from most other lawyers - compassion and strong knowledge with respect to family/spouse/children dynamics. At every step Eric gave sage counsel when emotions ran high and always had our childrens' interests first. Eric balanced legal and family counseling well, while at the same time focusing on keeping his costs down. While our prcoess is now complete, I still reach out to him for ongoing family advice - and I respect him as a lawyer and a family man.
Posted by Paul, a Family client, Flag
Eric has represented me over the last 12 years. we originally met during a very complex divorce in early 2000. He's the most thorough attorney i've ever worked with including attorneys practicing in different areas of law. In my experience he was never out prepared. His greatest skill set came to the forefont during a challenging custody process where his steady hand and personality ultimately achieved the outcome we all worked hard for. His knowledge of children's issues are incomparable. Eric manages a case with a very practical and sensible approach. He's very cognizant of the costs associated with family law and genuinely tries to keep those costs to a very minimum. If you find yourself in need of a top family law attorney I would highly recommend Eric.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
I am deeply grateful for Eric's service, hard work, legal knowledge, litigation skills, preparedness and passionate advocacy on my behalf. His forthright consultation and advice went beyond the scope of law and into the greater realm of facilitating effective human relationships and individual responsibility. He kept me from making my situation worse by acting out from a place of fear and hurt. The combination of these things and his assistance getting my prepared allowed me to walk into court confident that we were prepared and to walk from the trial knowing that we made our case to best of our ability.
Eric was obsessive in his preparation, tireless in his effort, outstanding in his communication skills, creative in his advocacy and all this peaked in the court room, where he was a maestro. While he is a vociferous advocate of avoiding trial to resolve divorce based on his decades of practice and belief that going to trial will undermine any future relationship between the divorcing parties who may have to continue raising children, as my wife and I will, Eric shines on his feet in a court room.
I went through two attorneys before hiring Eric and regret that I did not hire Eric from day one. He was worth every penny I paid him.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I strongly recommend Eric Posmantier as a Family Law attorney (although I would and will hire him for any area in which he practices as needed) with the utmost integrity, intelligence, knowledge of the law, sharp instincts, ability to understand the complexities of a case and stay focused on what is most important. I put my trust and faith in him and he delivered on every level. He is strong and strategic and his balanced disposition keeps tensions from escalating and the process moving forward. His understanding and compassion went beyond the call of duty and I am forever grateful to him. Because of him, I received the best possible settlement in the shortest amount of time. Quite simply, I recommend hiring him without hesitation.
Posted by sean, a Divorce client, Flag
Attorney Posmantier is the true definition of a professional attorney. His compassion and concern for all parties is truly rare in this line of work. His concern for the well being of children and the impact that Divorce has on a family is second to none.
I had never met Atty. Posmantier before my divorce. I am grateful for his professionalism, warmth and compassion thoughout my separation. I gained insight and knowledge from Eric, but most importantly, I gained a friend.
Posted by Mary, a Divorce client, Flag
Eric was referred to me at one of the lowest parts of my life. I couldn't agree more with all of the reviews on this site that speak to Eric's strategic ability, his knowledge, integrity, business prowess, etc. In my case, it was just as important to be surrounded by Eric's positive attitude, his ability to be tough with me when I wasn't thinking rationally, to give me a push when it would have been easier to give up, to keep me focused on the important pieces of a very complicated case all why being sensitive to what an awful ordeal divorce can be. Eric put me at ease and was always willing to listen to my thoughts and theories.
Posted by John, a Child Custody client, Flag
Eric Posmantier was recommended to me by a Dr. of Psychology in Child Trauma who I had found to treat my children in a very ugly post divorce situation. Her referral was simply this: "You need absolutely the best attorney in the business and Eric is it." It was a simple endorsement, but could not be more true. I will tell you that while he is a consummate professional, an expert in all matters pertaining to divorce law and an excellent strategist, that is not why I am recommending him. I will tell you that in the end what mattered the most to me was that he cared. He cared about me, my children and our situation. He advised me extensively on the law and strategy, but just as much personally. In the end, he guided me to the right solution for my family. I knew from my first meeting with Eric, that he was the right attorney for me and my situation. I would encourage you to meet Eric in person, I believe you will see what I saw in him as well; an outstanding attorney that sincerely cares about his client.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Eric was recommended to me by a friend when I realized how poorly my previous attorney had advised me in my collaborative divorce. He advised me in a few post-divorce actions initiated by my ex, and was able to help me achieve very good results. Eric was always informed about the status of my case, was always extremely responsive to my questions (even when on vacation), and was able to explain my various options, give me a realistic idea of what to expect, and develop an overall strategy to address my ex's concerns while giving me a very good result. His advice helped me to remain calm in a very stressful time. I would recommend him to anyone who wants a highly qualified attorney who will watch out for your interests and those of your children, who can be tough when necessary, but who is also informed and realistic, and who keeps everyone focused.
Posted by Jody, a Divorce client, Flag
Eric combined his legal expertise with compassion and integrity. We had tried two mediators and were unsuccessful, yet with Eric's clarity, we were able to come to an agreement as to how best to dissolve a 24 year marriage. I am deeply grateful for the skill , warmth and commitment that Eric brought to a most painful transition.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
After three other divorce lawyers, I was finally guided to Eric. I am an attorney and hire the world's best lawyers for nearly 30 years. Eric is fantastic. He has the big picture. He nails the details. He's a number guy. He is extremely effective without being nasty. Eric is understanding and empathetic to those of us who have to got through this ordeal. Eric is extremely intelligent and ALWAYS has YOUR best interests in his huge mind and big heart - not his own! He is a master of strategy - what to get and what to give.
But not only he is an amazing lawyer, he is just a great person as well. I could not recommend him more highly in a field, unfortunately, littered with incompetent fast talking low life.
Hire Eric before your "ex" does, although even if he were on the other side you would be pleased with his honesty, reasonableness and ability to settle or win.
Posted by Isabella, a Alimony client, Flag
Throughout my divorce, I have had the opportunity to meet and work with more then one lawyer, and never have I seen anyone more knowledgeable, effective, caring and genuine than Eric Posmantier. His knowledge is simply astonishing, and is only matched by his incredible honesty. Not only did I find in Eric a remarkably efficient lawyer, but also a human being who truly cared about my situation beyond the courtroom and judicial details. I've never felt more at ease during my divorce case and its surrounding matters. Eric Posmantier is someone who is extremely reliable, scrutinizingly thorough, possess an encyclopedic knowledge and understanding of the law and uses it to your best. I recommend Eric with unbridled enthusiasm.
Posted by LaDonna, a Divorce client, Flag
Eric was recommended to me by a collaborative divorce attorney as an attorney who would work toward resolution, not escalation of the conflicts. I was fortunate to have Eric Posmantier as my atty - he made the process easy and described my options to me with clarity .
There was a well thought out rationale for every step as well as cost-benefit analysis for each part of the process. He understands and can navigate complex personality, psychological issues with appropriate referrals to other experts for those non-legal aspects that could have prolonged the case and cost of my divorce process.
He is easily approachable, readily available and a strong advocate of his clients. I continue to seek his counsel on business/financial matters and family/visitation issues. I would recommend him highly to anyone seeking a divorce or business attorney.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I had interviewed with this attorney and later learned that he took me on as a client because he felt badly about how I was treated by another divorce attorney whom I had spent a lot of money, with very little result. He wanted me to benefit from having a good relationship with an attorney, and we did. He was this type of gentleman throughout our more than 9 years of legal involvement. I had a very contentious divorce with a toddler and a newborn and am grateful, even in hindsight that Eric watched over the best interests of our family.
Of importance to me was that he returned phone calls in a timely fashion as this point modulated my anxiety level. It was also important to me that I have an attorney that was a good negotiator but who had an equal ability to be a tough strategist. He was equally strong in these areas and I saved money as a result of avoiding court time.
Most memorable was when we were in Superior Court, which hears the more difficult cases, where the judges are more seasoned to deal with issues of children and money; the judge who was hearing our case requested to speak to the senior partner of the firm at the end of a court session, and made a point of mentioning the noteworthy caliber of this attorney.
He is not just smart, he is sharp. An attorney who weighs out the risk, benefit and liability of each action and presents it to you for your decision. I weigh the statistical risk before committing to a plan and found that Eric was able to provide stats or additional knowledge that I could work with. He also made me feel comfortable by translating legal language to that which I could understand. Divorce is terrible, but your attorney can make a difference in your overall experience and outcome. My outcome far exceeded my expectations.
Posted by Trey, a Divorce client, Flag
Eric was recommended to me by a friend about four years ago and he was fabulous from the moment we started the process, until the very end. He is still advising me on support issues.
My wife's attorney was old and did not seem particularly well focussed on the issues. Eric was very good at driving the whole thing, including my wife's and he was always a pleasure to work with, had the answers and really kept the kids' best interests at heart. Furthermore, he counsels ahead of time and really cares about not running the clock...a complaint that I have heard from friends about other lawyers on many occasions. Eric is a gentleman who leaves no stone unturned. The result we got in the end was very good and I have recommended him to many others. and I would certainly recommend im to you as well. You will not be disappointed.