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Steven Warren Smollens

Steven Smollens’s Client Reviews

     4.5 stars 22 total

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Nick

    Saved from Eviction

    I was about to be evicted from my apartment owing to non payment of maintenance by my landlord. Steven advised me to get an order to show cause and by following his adverse I was able to avert disaster. Without speaking to him I wouldn't have had a clue what to do and would have been homeless by now

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Thank you for your amazing advice

    Mr Smollen truly helped me yesterday when I was in a mental rut not knowing what to do about an attorney retainer agreement situation that got a bit complicated with my current attorney. Out of all the attornies on here he demonstrated concern, was very responsive and directed me without prejudice on either end.
    Thank you so much for your time and dedication and helping people like us who just need a better understanding of the law. Small simple human qualities is what stands out a GREAT attorney from a good one.
    Wish I would have found you sooner!

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    Steven Warren Smollens’s response: “Thank you for your kind words. Best of luck to you.”
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by mitchel_cohn

    What you hope a attorney will be.

    Mr. Smollens is an excellent attorney. He responds to your inquiries immediately and even works for you during the holidays. He helped me on New Year's Eve. He helped to put my mind to rest on some issues concerning my landlord's attempt to evict the entire building. He explained rent stabilization to us and provided us with links and information concerning rent stabilization. I can not recommend him highly enough. He is an asset to the legal profession and I only wish all attorneys had his heart , knowledge and high ethical standards.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    I found satisfaction and felt well informed.

    Mr. Smollens for the most part didn't waste my time and responded quickly as well as provided much feed back without any pressure of hire. I think this was due to his knowledge of my well explained but brief issue and situation which made for a non complicated response and he in returned maintained informative with clarity.

    I would hire him had I need further assistance and or action taken.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by Art

    When Heroes Go Down

    It was very difficult to bring myself to write this review for several reasons. Not only did I have to find the courage within myself but then I also had to muster it. It is one thing to call an attorney lousy, something, I quite never had to do. How do you articulate let alone put into writing something so heinous, so deceitful and ever so traumatizing that you would never even fathom much less imagine happening to anyone until you became the person that it happened to?

    You see my disability requires me to use a wheelchair and, unfortunately, I live in a rent stabilized apartment in a non-accessible building in Chelsea. Thus, this is what precipitated the legal action I had found myself in, my landlord's attempt to circumvent his legal obligation to afford me a transfer to a lower level or comparable apartment within my community as a reasonable accommodation.

    Being how the court would not permit me to teleconference as a reasonable accommodation, I was referred to APS. Unbeknownst to me and according to Steve Smollens, APS was like 'a big elephant in the room who will only a see a thirty five year old confined to a wheelchair who was stuck on the second floor in a non elevator building.' Steve Smollens assured me that had I chosen to continue with APS, they would 'take over your life and move you into a home in the Bronx.'

    Like many who come arrive to Avvo, I was seeking expert guidance with how to compel my landlord to uphold his legal obligation to maintain my apartment in a habitable and livable condition. And like many, I, too became easily and quickly impressed with the voluminous array of insight Steve Smollens exhibited in no less than three thousand instances. But that was before I had the privilege to retain his services and invest thousands of dollars in representation for as he so plainly put it, my case was 'toxic.'

    He boasted of taking my case to trial and assured me how the initial retainer would take me a 'very long way' only to tell me how trials are tenuous immediately after I found him bullying me into issuing him a check. He called my landlord's attorney, in lack of better words, 'vapid' who only knew how to pressure tenants into signing away their rights in stipulations. However it was those very same 'absentminded' and 'stupid' attorneys who petitioned the court to strike his $250000 countersuit because the cause of action did not permit him to do so.

    Amid all his deception and scheming, Steve Smollens did manage to accomplish something and as a result, in all fairness, I must offer my praise when it is due. I would like to thank Steve Smollens for if not for his flagrant engagement of moral turpitude, the cancer which burns between my bones would otherwise be in remission and there would not be a need to recite nor announce nor suffer these truths as I have experienced them to be.

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  • 4.0 stars

    Posted by TOM

    STAYS WITH YOU !!!

    MY DETAILS IN WORDING MY QUESTION TOOK SEVERAL TRIES AND MR. SMOLLENS WAS STILL THE FIRST TO HELP ME GET THE PROPER INFO INCLUDED SO HE COULD RESPOND. HE ANSWERED AND GAVE ME A LINK SO I COULD BE AS SURE AS POSS. I THANK HIM FOR HIS EFFORT...........

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Great Lawyer - fast great responses

    This Lawyer is great, he answers questions so fast and is very helpful.

    Thanks Mr Smollens!

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  • 4.0 stars

    Posted by Manny

    I received valuable information and good advice

    I had a minor question regarding estate of my late mother and received good advice and even call.
    We had conversation and in my opinion Mr. Smolens knows the subject. Thank you.
    Regarding your questions?
    I never hire this lawer, But that option is not available

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by David

    TALKED MORE ABOUT MONEY

    ALL ABOUT MONEY

    Absolutely ridiculous. I called this lawyer today to discuss my case and to determine whether I would hire him. This lawyer did not even know what the facts of my case were before he started dishing out large dollar amounts. Then he foolishly used the word "toxic case" which contradicted two (2) court orders from Judge H and Judge S on my case that proves my case was NOT toxic. In fact, Judge S sided with us in our argument that the IMD tenant's facts did not establish "actual living purposes".

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    Steven Warren Smollens’s response: “I declined to become involved in a Loft Law claimed non primary residency holdover proceeding two years after the case began and take over for a lawyer representing you who also represented the prior owner just as the proceeding is lingering in discovery. A tenant may have a credible explanation for being in the premises on a daily basis from morning until evening and not sleeping over in an IMD building that has not gained a residential certificate of occupancy. I explained to you my estimate of time for getting up to speed, for concluding discovery, for trial readiness and for trial, as you advised the tenant was dug in and would not even consider a surrender of tenancy rights in exchange for a financial settlement. I honestly informed you what I estimated your costs through each stage. You disputed my expert opinion. An attorney may determine a client cannot afford to become involved with a new attorney so far into a lawsuit. I am sorry you feel I owed you representation, but I am sure based on your negative comments that you do not appreciate the time and skill and expense of an expert attorney and rather than move on and consult another lawyer you went after me, even though we never were engaged as an attorney and client.”
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    extremely helpful

    mr smollens really answered all my questions completely. he was thorough and very helpful. he relieved much of the stress in a tenuous landlord/tenant situation. he took the time to point out specifics, and didn't just skim the problem in the least.
    highly recommended *****

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