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Mr Lomtevas has an encyclopedic knowledge of Civil procedure, and it's most appropriate application. Listen carefully to his advice and take heed. It is invaluable to have someone like Peter Lomtevas in your corner; someone who is a greater authority on rule of law than most judges.
I cannot thank him enough.
I think Peter is a great lawyer,he closed a chapter of my life, that was very, extremely stressful to me and my family. Mr lomtevas is very punctual, straight forward and persistent, throughout my whole case I felt very confident that the matter would of been resolved the right way, meaning without Him, I would of been another statistic of the system. Peter is very understanding, and very intelligent in his field, he took the time to explain each and every matter that occurred, and last but not least, even is team is very helpful to other situations, such as being helpful to ways of employment, due to stressful situations of being in court and still having to survive in life. Thank you Peter and ms Vera for being in my corner, I'm sure that any case that Peter in counter or takes, that he will do the best he can for a good outcome for his clients.
I have owed Peter a rave review for well over a year.
But my tardiness is the testament to his work: I've spent that time living life with my son—maximizing ‘being there’ as he grows up. Peter gave us, rescuing us from a court system that stacks against “the best interests of the child.” He reversed stipulated custody and now our son resides with me full time.
I write today, because I read the review, “Avoid This Attorney At All Cost.” It’s simply unfair to Peter and counter to everything I know of the man. I hope my review convinces others to ignore it.
To that writer: it’s obvious that you suffered a painful loss. I have been there, multiple times, and feel for you. But one battle does not decide the war.
Countless times, judges stole my son. E.g. John Hunt eliminated all contact with my son WITHOUT A TRIAL, even as my son’s own lawyer objected that this would do “irreparable damage” to his child. Lizbeth Gonzales went further, literally telling us there was no basis to mom’s temporary order of protection, yet allowing only mom to testify before removing all contact. She didn’t even allow me to speak in my own defense or present an expert witness! This all happened even though 3 different court forensics evaluators and the child’s law guardian recommended custody to me and directly refuted all accusations.
If you approach court like it plays out on TV—where a judge a rules based on an evaluation of fact & evidence—you will be disappointed and steps behind your adversary.
Court is a Chess game, where your life & your children’s lives are the pawns, and any judge can knock the whole board over at any time, for no reason at all.
Judges are first, creatures of power. They get their position via politics; frequently they begin ruling without ever having been inside a courtroom before. With rare exception, judges regularly ignore basic ethics and due process, and make decisions based upon a template manufactured to cultivate their own career advancement. Half the judges I’ve been before have significant mental and emotional problems. AND they get total immunity from any action they take.
Peter comes in like the knight in the Chess game. He plays on the board, but like the underappreciated knight, can make some wickedly unexpected moves. You need that to have a chance in family court.
Peter is a “good talker.” And I want that in my lawyer! He’s also an exceptional thinker, knowing when to speak and when it’s best to be silent in court. There are points you can’t win, even when fact and the law are technically on your side. (See experience above)
Yes, as a client you are vulnerable, dealing with tremendous loss. No lawyer can guarantee justice, but Peter excels at giving hope. You can’t present your best self in court without it.
During our losses, I found having Peter’s whole family part of his practice to be a true asset. (I owe a whole other review to his wife, Vera, who in addition to managing the business, offers a woman’s perspective and insight as a mother of four. Her contribution saved the day on many occasions.) With family at stake, they take you, your children, and your case personally. We’ve had major losses. We’ve had bad judges. We’ve had injustice that hurt my child every step of the way. But what his family practice excels at is plugging along and waiting for opportunity to present. There is no better lawyer to recognize opportunities and turn things around. For me, it took 4 years to undo where my previous lawyer left us (after a year for $80k). Peter’s family was there to see us through it, every step of the way.
I highly recommend Peter Lomtevas.
p.s. Doing your own legwork and some paperwork is a good thing. It saves Peter’s time so he can charge less, frees him to concentrate on the issues in your case, and it trains you to be able to better represent yourself.
I contacted several Attorneys a few years back and was only given a positive response from Peter, whilst being knocked back by others. When I finally had the courage to fight for my rights, Peter's assistance and support was indebted. He went out of his way to contact me and ensure that I was not only fully informed before ,during and after court proceedings, but also was genuinely concerned with my general health and well being during a tough period in my life.
I was taken care of by both Peter and his wife when they traveled over 500 miles from NYC to Western New York to the courthouse in hazardous conditions. He had the energy and strength to take a case hundreds of miles from his office and took the case from pleadings through trial before an unfamiliar judge at the opposite end of the state of New York.
As I couldn't drive, Peter & his wife picked me up from my home and drove to and from the courthouse, over two hours drive back and forth. They also looked after me for the two days during the court days and I never felt alone in the courtroom or out of the courtroom at any time. Although there was a slight language barrier I always felt at ease and they both helped in every way they could..
Peter's wife/assistant/paralegal traveled across the state to file the pleadings and serve my "husband".
I am most grateful for what I have and it wouldnt have been possible without Peter or his wife's support and re-assurance. Thanks to you both.
I went through a nasty custody and divorce battle - I was a victim of parental alienation, with Peters help not only did I get my children back, I have full custody of them again. I would have been lost without Peter and his team. He had no problem standing up to the courts and fighting for my children and my rights, he went toe to toe with a judge and called her out on her behavior, she was recused from my case. Peter stood up and fought when other lawyers would have coward and given in. My children would be forever lost if it had not been for Peter.
First of all he is an honest man who wants nothing more then to help people! He isnt looking to take your money and drag a case on forever! He tries to do nothing but help you and get a case done and fight for you. I had a lawyer who took me for a lot of money, didnt do a thorough job and really screwed up my custody and restraining order. Peter took a case which was done improperly and fought for me and did it for half the price of what the other lawyer did. he is available to talk all the time when needed, responds to inquiries quickly, and is very well prepared and tries to make this very painful procedure feel as painless as humanly possible I would recommend him time and time again
Peter assisted me a year ago, in a landlord-tenant issue. Peter was always available and reachable when I needed to contact him with various questions, and concerns I had. He is a very patient and dedicated person. He listens to you and at the same time he makes sure you understand his point; he has your best interest in mind.
His attention to details is exceptional and is rooted in his passion to helping his clients.
Without Peter’s assistance, I would have lost my apartment. I am thankful to him for his hard work and prudent advice. I would recommend Peter to anyone who is in need of resolving landlord-tenant issues, or any other real-estate related ones. I considered myself lucky to have had Peter's assistance.
After 3 years of custody and civil court hell with other lawyers, Peter was able to close the book on my two cases within one month of taking my case. Incredible. Miraculous.
Peter will be 1000% straight talk. You need to hear it even if it crushes you. It's therapy.
Peter will Dominate the proceedings in everyway. DOMINATE.
(Sitting next to him in court was like being guarded by a big bear - he physically shielded me).
Peter is 1000% trustworthy. Do not fight him, let him do everything.
Peter is like no other lawyer I have met. In fact, I didn't even know what a lawyer was until I met him.
ALL OTHER LAWYER PRACTICES In my life seemed to be focuse on money, fees.
Peter is PRIMARILY focused on THE LAW. Absolutely. WITHOUT EXCEPTION.
I trusted him with my child's life even when he was about to give it all away - but his in the moment genius was just a tactic that actually had the reverse effect - I got what I wanted and much more.
TRUST HIM TO THE END. He is the best person to have your back.
Peter is absolutely wonderful... to start! I feel like he saved my life... or at least helped me restore it to a place with peace for myself and my now 4 year old son... Surviving a very ugly and unjust custody battle in Western NY that had been devestating and hopeless before I met Peter... He swooped in, to the rescue really... he is bright, assured, thorough, and savy. He is responsive and honest. His fees are set and very fair. I can't imagine where i would be without him... Kudos, Peter is just an all around amazing attorney... and his wife a wonderful assistant to his practice! My attestation to Peter Lomtevas is long overdue!
No doubt you take great pride in your profession, and like all professions are always a minority which constantly failure in their Duty of Care, but unfortunately all get tarred with the same brush, would suggest to prevent this happening in our profession you read the story of Roger Clifton which I found hard to comprehend, and also is a sad indictment on the profession.