4.5 stars 22 totalReview Bruce Guttman
Posted by a client
Matrimonial lawyers do not as a group enjoy a good reputation - Bruce H. Guttman is the exception. I hired the Guttman Law Group under extremely difficult circumstances, totally blindsided by an aggressive divorce action. I was referred to Mr. Guttman by a trusted friend who himself was a very satisfied client. From the start, he took his time to really understand my situation so as to provide guidance that would see me and my children through to an outcome that would be as just, fair and appropriate as possible. When it comes to divorce, "winning" a case looks different for everyone, so I came to trust Mr. Guttman's guidance at every turn because he invested himself on every level, with regard to what would be best for me - and my children - not just from a legal standpoint but with a sincere understanding of and respect for the profound emotional, psychological and financial implications of each and every action. What has made this balance between careful consideration of each detail and Big Picture thinking possible is the Guttman team approach of Mr. Guttman and his wife Robin. Together they are both always accessible and at every step they made me feel as though I was their only client. Most important to me is the ethical way in which the Guttmans handled every aspect; even when faced with what I would consider to be unscrupulous tactics of opposing counsel, they never responded in kind. Aggression is not to be mistaken for strength, and Bruce Guttman knows the difference. I believe people tend to find themselves with representation that reflects their own personalities, and so I am eternally grateful that in my time of need, my friend pointed me in the right direction. Their understanding of my particular needs and objectives has made progress efficient, allowing us to discern what is and what is not worth focusing on, and absent this, it's easy to see how a more generic and reactive approach would easily cost twice as much. Bruce and Robin know how important their work is - how lives depend on them - and the seriousness and unerring dedication with which they approach their work reflects this awareness. Giving a new meaning to attorney-client privilege, it is a privilege and an honor to know and be represented by Bruce Guttman and the Guttman Law Group.
Posted by Matthew
My firm had begun to represent a friend in a matrimonial action the quickly went from easy to extremely difficult and beyond my legal expertise. Guttman & Guttman came to me highly recommended and they have quickly, efficiently, and economically handled this case until its conclusion. This firm achieved far better results for my former client than I could have and I am grateful to have found them and that my client is happy with the results. If any of your family members needs the best representation in a matrimonial action, don't hesitate to call Guttman & Guttman.
Posted by David
I was referred to Bruce Guttman from a friend of the family before I made the extremely difficult decision to divorce my wife after 26 years of marriage. I called Bruce twice over a 6 month period and each time he spent as much time with me on the phone answering my questions and listening to the goings on at home. No pressure and he said each time: 'call me when you're ready'. One day I finally, finally took a deep breath and decided to proceed and met with him. The whole thing stressed me out but the meeting went well. He assured me that he is completely transparent and will be in my corner always. I went with it. It's about 9 months into the process and every step of the way Bruce and his team have done exactly as promised. He explained every step of the process and answered every question and never brushed me off or took a condescending tone. I hope I'm the last person on Earth that has to file for divorce but if there is anyone behind me that's even thinking about it-
Posted by a client
Both Bruce and his wife Robin will come off as VERY NICE. I went to Bruce in April of 2015 to help me get unsupervised visitation in regards to my daughter currently living in NY. Bruce lied to me and assured that he would be able to get me unsupervised visitation and show cause of parental alienation but soon after my first hearing he ABANDONED me. I signed an agreement with Bruce where I deposited an initial retainer amount and then a monthly plan. He advised me initially that my case should not cost me more than $3k-$5k. He charged $450/hr but he had already reached my retainer amount prior to the initial hearing w/ his false charges. I had requested Bruce to file a petition for unsupervised visitation & parental alienation case against my ex-wife because she was violating the visitation order consistently and I even showed him evidence where she was interfering. Bruce acknowledged that there was parental alienation but when he filed the petition in court he did not include parental alienation. This guy misinformed so many times. He just simply said this is not necessary for the initial hearing. After my first hearing that was in July 2015 he showed up late first of all, then just sat there & looked pretty without defending me. He did not vouch for me when my ex-wife's attorney was bashing me nor did he bring any documentation with him regarding my case. When I met him in his office he would pretend to be attentive and take huge amounts of notes. He came unprepared to the court hearing after showing up late he reports to me that we need to amend the original petition to show cause for parental alienation. To amend the order he wanted to charge me extra money when I had originally advised him to do so. He just wanted to rack up his billable hours. Before the initial court hearing I had requested Bruce to arrange for me to attend my daughter's kindergarten graduation. He quickly agreed to do the agreement but then over charged me over $1500.00; Then later advised that I should not go & attend my daughter's graduation. He did not WARN me beforehand that I should not go because my ex wife could raise an issue since my hearing was coming up BUT then billed me for creating the agreement with outrageous fees. When I questioned him on the invoice via email I never received a response from his end nor from his firm. Any time that I would call Bruce he would say "HE DOESN'T KNOW THE ANSWER" and did whatever he felt like doing with my case then billing me for it. He also contacted my ex wife's attorney constantly as he felt like it and then billed me for the hours when I had advised him in advance not to communicate with him. After my 1st hearing I was very disappointed in how Mr. Guttman came in late to court and was unprepared. I questioned him on his ability to be able to handle my case and that's when he started not to return my calls or texts to his cellphone. He advised me incorrectly from the beginning and when I questioned him on a few items regarding my case going on forward; he sent a letter saying that he is terminating his contract with me. STAY AWAY FROM THE GUTTMANS. THEY WILL LURE YOU IN BY BEING VERY NICE! I was so confused and had to hire a new attorney. He is still trying to BILL ME FOR HIS OWN MISTAKES
Posted by a client
Honest , Helpful , Courteous , Professional , Decent , Kind and caring - Do Not deal with any Other lawyer in the area - you have found the Best . Other lawyers are Rude and Pompous - Mr Guttman - has your best interest in mind . it was a Honor and Blessing to Have Met Him and of course he has a new Client
Posted by Paul
When I became in needed of a lawyer, I did my homework, and Bruce came highly recommended. Bruce proved to be the right choice for me,not only is he a highly skilled litigator, and negotiator, he is also a kind, caring, compassionate person. He loves and has a real pasion for what he does.Bruce worked tirelessly on my behalf and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome of my case. I am not the easiest person to please but Bruce proved to be exceptional at what he does and I HIGHLY recommend him to anyone in need of legal services. He’s the best!
Posted by John
The team at Guttman and Guttman Law Group absolutely blew me away. The dedication and meticulousness that I received from their services are unmatched. The thorough researching and preparation of my case, clearly show the extent of care and concern that Bruce and his team have for me and my cause.
Posted by Bill
This is to highly recommend Bruce Guttman to anyone going through the throes of a divorce. I found him to be extremely attentive, supportive, and always available for any questions or issues that I was struggling with. He also proved to be quite resourceful and brilliant as demonstrated by his ability to
"think outside the box." Perhaps I can give him no bigger compliment than being able to refer to him not only as a valued attorney but a new found friend! Anyone who is thinking of hiring a prospective attorney to handle their divorce would be doing themselves a disservice if they did not include Bruce as a candidate. I would also be remiss if I did not mention that I was very much a beneficiary of Robin Guttman, who is also an attorney in the practice. Her patience, wisdom, and perspective were always appreciated.
Posted by MALA
Mr Guttman and his practice were very helpful during my divorce, not only did they kept me informed about all legal matters but also guided me through many stressful events concerning the divorce. I'm sincerely grateful for their thorough and diligent work, it made the whole process much more tolerable.
Posted by Kevin
Bruce Guttman and his staff handled my complicated divorce in a highly satisfactory manner. He was very easy to reach when needed and always on top of things. His support staff is excellent.