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Clifford Petroske’s Client Reviews

     4.5 stars 24 total

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Joseph

    My QDRO Dilemma

    I contacted Cliff after doing some internet research looking for a lawyer who was knowledgeable in the processing of QDRO's. From our first meeting, I knew Cliff was the one who would be able to assist me through the challenging process so I would be able to retire. Cliff and his team worked together with my employer and were able to expedite the processing of my QDRO through the courts. What I liked about Cliff and his paralegal Colleen who worked together with me, they were both very knowledgeable, professional, readily accessible, kept me informed and went above and beyond what I expected! This law firm is top notch and I would highly recommend them. I am forever grateful!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Ann-Marie

    The Best

    More than three years ago I started on a horrible journey of a painful and nightmarish divorce. From my first consultation with Cliff I was given hope and comfort. Over these past years I have truly felt that Cliff and his staff have been by my side, fighting this battle with me and for me. Cliff has an incredible team working for him, which in turn has been working for me. They are professional, compassionate, highly educated and go over and beyond to help you.
    I am nearing the end of this very trying time in my life and it is with complete gratitude that I thank Cliff and his team for getting me through this. If you or anyone you know have ever been through a divorce you know the horrible toll it can take on you emotionally and financially. It is because of Cliff that I am emerging from this divorce with a favorable outcome and an excitement for my future. There is no lawyer out there that will fight harder for you.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Melanie

    Very knowlegeable and responsive

    Mr. Petroske did an excellent job of defending me against false allegations and restoring my custodial rights with my children.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by Craig

    Far below zealous representation

    Cliffs firm represented me on my divorce. Cliffs retainer agreement/ statement of clients rights says that I was entitled to zealous representation. I found Cliffs representation of me to be far below zealous. Divorce seems to be a lot of give and take. I seemed to only be asked to give in almost every circumstance. Opposing counsel was let to "run the show" and introduce things into the process that were never possible, with little objection from Cliff on my behalf. If you'd like to know what the law says Cliff is OK but if you want someone that can also make alternative arguments and not just open your mail for you find someone else.

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    Clifford J. Petroske’s response: “I regret that the client was not satisfied with our services, and I disagree with his comments. My associates and I provide zealous representation to every client. When opposing counsel makes an application, we provide a zealous defense to protect the client’s interests. In doing so, settlement options are considered, especially if the adversary’s position appears so strong that there is considerable risk of losing in court. The evidence against the client must be weighed, as well as any input from the judge. If the risk of losing is great, the attorney’s job includes working to obtain a settlement in which other matters are resolved in the client’s favor. At no point is the adversary allowed to “run the show.” With regard to this client’s case, constraints against revealing client confidences prohibit me from disclosing the details of the favorable interim settlement obtained for him. It should also be mentioned that the client discontinued our services prior to the final resolution of his divorce, and we were therefore not afforded the opportunity to procure a final settlement or take his case to trial.”
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Ken

    No nonsense Attorney, Gets it Done!

    Cliff and his staff did more to bring my divorce to a conclusion in six months, than my first attorney did in the ten months before I let him go. While Cliff remained professional throughout the process, he was aggressive without being offensive, worked hard to bring this situation to a satisfactory conclusion all the while keeping the costs down wherever possible. All options were explained thoroughly, keeping me in the loop at all times. His staff is to be commended on being ready and willing to do whatever it took to keep the process on track and in a timely fashion. I would strongly recommend Cliff without question, and by the way ...I found him on this site!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Rich

    Modification based on Change of Circumstance

    I have been going to court on and off for several years. I have had an extensive trial and have gone through several attorneys over the last 7 years. Cliff has been by far the most knowledgeable of the processes at the family court of Nassau County. I would recommend him in a second over my other attorneys, and they were all excellent in their own right. However, Cliff is affordable and also timely in his process and this combined with his ability to maneuver the system has put him at the top of my list.

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    Clifford J. Petroske’s response: “Thank you Rich. It is always nice to hear kind words, and your support means a lot. Best wishes on your future endeavors. Cliff P.”
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by LuAnne

    My experience with Clifford J. Petroske

    Cliff was my attorney for my divorce many years ago. I was scared and did not know much about the legal system. Anyone who has dealt with the legal system knows the system is broken. You have to be realistic - no one wins in the legal system. Keeping that in mind Cliff did the best he could for me. He always took the time to make sure I understood the legal speak used in the divorce agreement / child support / visitation.
    Cliff is honest and hard working. He knows the law and will fight for you to get the most fair settlement possible. I would recommend Cliff very highly

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    Clifford J. Petroske’s response: “Thank you LuAnne! I appreciate the support, always. Best to you and yours, Cliff.”
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Lee

    Best Representation without a doubt

    For anyone looking for integrity, professionalism, and hard work ethic, this is the attorney to see. Ciiff and his team worked extensively on my case, always getting back to me right away, with details and solutions. There were many facts in my case that needed delving into and they were right on top of it, leaving nothing to question. It's very reassuring to know the people who are working with you are giving their all, especially on such important matters. I'm grateful to have had them on my side. It made all the difference.

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    Clifford J. Petroske’s response: “Thank you, Lee. I appreciate your kind words and am glad you were satisfied with our services. Best of luck in your future endeavors. -- Cliff”
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Bart

    QDRO

    Cliff's knowledge and experience with family law was instrumental in assisting me through a challenging QDRO process, during which I found my employer was unable to process my retirement annuity due to a poorly drafted QDRO submitted by my former wife 15+ years ago. Cliff and his team worked closely with my employer and ex-spouse to ensure a new, satisfactory QDRO consistent with the terms of my pension plan and divorce agreement was submitted to the Court. I especially appreciated the efforts Cliff's team made to follow-up with the Court to determine the status of the document, allowing me to proceed with my scheduled retirement with confidence. I've had the opportunity to retain attorneys for a variety of purposes, and I can say Cliff's knowledge, accessibility and professionalism sets the standard. I encourage anyone requiring a QDRO to Google Cliff's article on this topic, demonstrating his expertise in this area.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Nick

    The man you want in your corner

    Due to a mess of an original attorney, 6 years later I was fighting something that should not have happened in the first place. I wasted $20K on a lawyer who promised me the unattainable and then $3500 on one who told me I didn't have a chance. When I found Cliff I was doubtful that anyone in this field was legit. Not only was Cliff legit, he was awesome . He basically did more for me in 3 weeks, then the other lawyers did in 3 years. He didn't allow papers to sit in front of a judge or the opposing council to bully me. He didn't waste my money or time by promising something that would never occur, he was knowledgeable , expereinced ,honest, respectful, patient and cooperative….at court he was cool, calm and collective. He was aggressive enough to make to make his point, but not cocky where he screwed my chances. I have never written a review in my entire life, however I feel this man deserves the respect to put one out.

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