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Posted by Jennifer, a Divorce client,
I FOUND THIS ATTORNEY THANKS TO AVVO AND ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT THEY COULDN'T BE MORE RIGHT ABOUT HER. SHE IS ALL AND DEFINITELY MORE OF WHAT YOU COULD EXPECT FROM A LAWYER. SHE IS SO HELFUL,CARING,COMPATIONED,HONEST,SINCERE AND I CAN GO ON AND ON. YOU HAVE TO MEET HER TO KNOW WHAT I MEAN....... AND SPECIALLY SHE IS EXTREMELLY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND FAIR. SHE IS DEFFINTLY NOT OUT FOR THE MONEY
Posted by a Divorce client,
I am currently a client now with Patricia Issberner , My previous lawyer had messed up my case hid me in the shadows , hid me from important information never return my phone calls when I needed him urgently and he handle my case carelessly. A good freind of mine found Mrs. Issberner not only is she a divorce lawyer but a former law guardian. After I had a consultation with Mrs. issberner I felt so much relief immediatly and felt more confident standing in front of the judge , she spense quality time with you during the consult getting to know you and your case. She took my case on when it was such a mess and alot of work that had to be done and she did it with no problem . I was so happy and relieved that she took on my case . Already she has done so much for me. I feel very confident standing beside her in court. Thank you so much Patricia !! : )
Posted by David, a Family client,
I found Ms. Issberner when I thought that my case and pretty much my family was over. My wife had an attorney with power (from NYC) over the Judge and the law guardian, and my former lawyer had pretty much given up on the case. I had made the wrong choice by using someone who was recommended to me by a friend without checking whether or not that person was truly qualified in the area of matrimonial and child custody cases. I thought I was a smart man, brilliant actually. Certainly I was shown the truth when I realized how incredibly messed up the Court system was and is, to this day. If the first attorney had only had the decency to tell me that this case was over his head, or to tell me the truth, that we were out-gunned and needed experts, private investigators, forensic evaluators; but he didn't even know enough about the system to do that much--to see what was needed. So just when I thought it was dead, I went for a free consultation. I was with Ms. Issberner for four hours. She sat with me, and yes, I am a grown man who cried my eyes out at the frustration level. She sifted through the mess and we came up with a plan. It took a long time and it took patience. But it was a plan. And slowly we won the law guardian over. Slowly we made our case. Slowly we showed that there was no way that it was safe for the children to be with their mother. Finally I was vindicated. At first the Court thought I was mentally ill and drug addicted--I have never smoked a cigarette or had any alcohol in my life. I think that this statement is what made me lose credibility. But growing up in an alcoholic family made me resolute that it would not happen again. But finally, after over a year of investigation, I was able to catch this woman in the act. Open and shut. I am sorry to say, for the children, that it was proven that their mother was the addict I was saying she was all along, but finally she is in rehab and getting the help she needs. But I would be nowhere without Ms. Issberner--who saved my children, my reputation, my family, my life. And finally, I am divorced. And might I add that I spent over $75,000 litigating the case BEFORE I hired Ms. Issberner, whose fees were reasonable and fair, not the overreaching of the other attorney???
Posted by a Divorce client,
I am so pleased with the service and the professionalism of Ms. Issberner and her staff. Within the first 5 minutes of my consultation, I knew this was the attorney that I wanted representing me in my divorce proceedings. As in every divorce, it is a very difficult and emotional situation. Ms. Issberner took a personal approach in dealing with my case. She was more than understanding with my issues as well as with my children. While she was in court representing me, she took a very professional, uncompromising approach in dealing with the opposing attorneys and the judge. I'm sure her court room manner comes from her years of service as well as her background in the District Attorney's office. Ms. Issberner's experience of being a law guardian gave me and my children such insight into what was to be expected and what to look forward to throughout the divorce proceedings.
I have been very pleased with the service, the support staff as well as the fairness of the billing practices throughout the entire process. I am very confident in Ms. Issberner's abilities and if ever needed, I would use her again. She would be the first person I would speak to in any matter requiring legal services. I would highly recommend Ms. Issberner for anyone who is looking for a fair, caring attorney that is willing to work with the client and fight for their rights. Ms. Issberner definitely puts the client ahead of the financial/ business part of her legal service. Great attorney!
Posted by Andy, a Divorce client,
RESOLUTE! That would be how I would describe Patricia Issberner.
I came upon Pat after being with another counsel for 1.5 years. With that other "lawyer" I realized that I was just running in a hamster wheel going month-after-month to court for no apparent reason. I did not know what was happening in my case because I seldom received any contact from him. Unreturned phone calls, unreturned emails, barely a peep. I was gullible and inexperienced with the law and process to say the very least.
I met Pat on the advice of a fellow colleague. Before I walked into her office I had all but resigned to losing my case. I left her office after a 3 hour first consultation with renewed hope and a feeling that Pat really cared about my needs, and my daughter's safety. She immediately reviewed the case-work, got familiar with the artifacts and set a course/direction for our next steps.
We are now a month into our work and I can say that I never felt better about my case. She has done more in one month than my previous counsel could have done in 2 years. She asks the hard questions, and she invites your scrutiny. She is always available to talk so that anything important enough to take note of is actually communicated. She is extremely smart, professional, patient, and balanced as well as a seasoned veteran of the court system; a fantastic combination. She is incredible, as are her hand-picked staff.
When I hired Pat I not only get a compassionate, tough, unrelenting attorney. I also got her legal staff that can keep pace with Pat and have earned earned their stripes. Pat and her team work hard to give me the support and detail I need at a cost that is manageable.
If you want an attorney that is intelligent, compassionate, realistic, pragmatic, cost-effective, and unrelenting, then Patricia Issberner should be your pick!
Posted by Mollie, a Divorce client,
Ten years after walking down the aisle as a young hope filled bride…I found myself walking into Patricia Issberner’s office looking to claim a different kind of hope… emancipation from my awful marriage.
I remember my first meeting with Patricia. I came in and sat down with my rose colored glasses on… and I babbled on and on with my naïve thoughts rolling off the tip of my tongue on how this divorce was going to be peaceful process... I went on to say that we just need papers drawn up to sign and that all would be wonderful. Well, one of the many things that I quickly learned to respect Patricia for is her honesty, and her unique ability to separate the emotional state from the objective at hand. Patricia looked me straight in the eye and told me that was a nice fantasy, but divorce proceedings are like war in most cases. You need to be prepared for the battle… The rose colored glasses need to come off and you need to get your b*%$# on.
From that first meeting…I knew Patricia was not going to just fight for me…she was going to fight this battle right alongside with me. That day Patricia ignited something in me, she showed me a new kind of hope. She gave me the best gift that I have ever received….the gift of empowerment. Patricia armed me with the knowledge that helped me to gain my financial and emotional independence back. Right from the start Patricia educated me on my rights concerning every aspect of divorce. Patricia always kept my best interest first and fought very hard for me to get me what I deserved….Patricia was my greatest assets in this time of battle. With her brilliant, strategic sassy ways…she proved to be the best person to have on the front lines.
Throughout this entire process, Patricia became more than just my brilliant attorney; she also became my biggest supporter. At times Patricia was my rock, she gave me the strength during my darkest hour. She believed in me when at times I did not believe in myself. She was there right by my side to share both my setbacks & successes both in and out of court, never losing site of the big picture and the objectives we set out to accomplish. Together she helped me to overcome, adapt, and understand a legal system that is often at times unforgiving.
I am forever grateful to Patricia for helping me to get a new start at life...for giving me new hope. I will never forget her unwavering integrity, strength, compassion, gumption, and honor during her pursuit of justice.
Posted by email@example.com, a Prenuptials client,
I was served with divorce papers and I needed an attorney. I had asked for references from friends, but I didn't want to travel to Nassau and pay the extra fees for the travel. I interviewed a few attorneys and finally decided upon Patricia. I strongly suggest you look at her website. She was a law guardian for many years (representing kids--appointed by the same judges that divorce you) and is a former prosecutor, and she has been practicing matrimonial and family law for many years. She is the only attorney I met who has compassion and who is NOT interested in padding the bill. She is an outstanding litigator and knows all the other attorneys and judges. She knows how to get the job done and is amazing. I would not mess with this woman if I were the other side. She doesn't want it to be messy but she is ready for it if it has to be that way--it's never fun be going through a divorce, but at least be in the best hands possible. I wouldn't waste my time writing a review, but Pat was worth it.
Posted by a Prenuptials client,
I was shocked after 25 years of marriage to learn that I was being thrown away for a new model. I had the names of some attorneys from friends but they were far away. I did some internet research but when I read that Patricia was a law guardian and a former prosecutor, I decided to meet with her. I went with my gut and we were together for 3 years through a highly contested matrimonial. She didn't want it to go on forever, but my lovely husband didn't want to settle. She made him pay. She was worth every penny of her fees, which she didn't pad, unlike my husband's attorney, AND she made my husband pay for her fees too. Let's just say we tried to settle and when it went to trial we WON. She was sweet and kind and compassionate, but don't let those courtesies fool you because when it came time go to trial SHE KNEW THE LAW and that is what got him. He got what he deserved. Pat was incredible.
Posted by a Child Custody client,
If you truly want optimal results fast, It is ESSENTIAL to hire a Specialist like Patricia to handle your Matrimonial or Family Court case. Most general practitioners or family law attorneys who specialize in divorce and child custody issues in civil court are like fish out of water in the Court system -- trust me, as an attorney myself, I should certainly know!
Patricia, on the other hand, knows this field of law inside and out. She has an impeccable professional reputation and commands the respect of her colleagues, the judge, and organizations she works with such as CPS, and the County Attorney's office. When Patricia makes a phone call, things happen. She is extremely proactive- an unquestionably aggressive advocate.
When my children became the subject CPS investigation, Pat stepped in and expertly handled our case expertly, and within hours of the notice of the Court hearing. She showed up to court the next day completely prepared with a persuasive oral argument to provide to the judge. She was prepared for the removal hearing that was thrown at her at a moment's notice.
She spent the night before working late hours on our case, as she was clearly familiar enough with the facts of our case to spot the inconsistencies in the CPS case. She even took time to research supporting case law, which ultimately helped to convince the judge to issue a ruling in favor of immediately releasing the children into family care instead of foster care.
My expectations were exceeded upon seeing the amount of dedication and hard work that Adam committed to our case from the moment we walked into her law office. Witnessing a top-knotch attorney like Patricia made me proud to be an attorney--She is someone who gets the results that justice demands and makes me proud of of the legal profession.
Posted by Riley, a Divorce client,
I had a very complicated divorce involving custody disputes, pensions, maintenance, domestic violence--the whole nine yards. I was referred to Pat by a friend who is my neighbor. I was ready to fire my attorney because I was not getting calls back, he was too friendly with my husband's attorney, and worst of all, I find out that the motion that was promised to be done had not been done and unless I showed up with $5,000 on top of the $5,000 I already paid, nothing was going to happen. Well, I went to meet Pat and I had a 3 hour free consultation. I thought highly of her for not bad mouthing the attorney I was about to fire, but she told me how she would have handled matters. I was sold. I hired her and the motion was filed. Then things really started moving. I was awarded a lot of money and my husband was hosed. That is when he wanted to settle. Pat was ready willing & able. She settled my case and followed through on her promised of divorcing me the least amount of pain & &