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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Kate

    Completely Satisfied

    I highly recommend using Keith as representation. He was always very professional, knowledgable and kept me informed. He was able to work around my busy schedule and always got back to me in a timely manner. Keith definitely gave me peace of mind during this difficult process. I would absolutely use him again.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a client

    Cost me $2000 and didn't do much.

    Don't get me wrong, Keith is an excellent smooth talker and I'm sure he'll make a great politician one day. But that being said, I specifically asked him to keep it under $1000 and with 3 total court visits it cost me $2000. For what? I'm still paying New York Heath insurance for a kid I've seen less than 20 times in my life. Keith never once made an appearance or even a phone call to court, he just passed me onto one of his peons. We spent less than 30 min total in court and still, it cost $2000

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    Keith Brian Schulefand’s response: “I am sorry to read that you have had a negative experience with me. I strive very hard to make sure that each client of mine is treated fairly and has his/her matter concluded in an acceptable manner. I encourage you to contact me directly so that I may resolve this issue for you. I would point out that each client of mine signs a retainer agreement in which the terms of my representation are clearly set forth. Further, before signing the agreement, I give each client an opportunity to ask any questions he or she may have concerning same. Likewise, the financial obligation of the client is clearly delineated therein as is the name and billing rate of my associate. Any client that ever requests me to exclusively handle his/her matter is always accommodated. Again, feel free to contact me directly and give me an opportunity to see if I can satisfy your complaint.”
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Nick C.

    Great representation

    Mr. Schulefand has represented me on and off for the last couple years while I've resided in Maryland and he's practiced in Buffalo. He's always been knowledgeable, professional, timely and incredibly responsible. He and his staff always recall the details of previous encounters from months before. Fantastic lawyer and practice. Cannot recommend enough.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Dependable

    I was very pleased with Keith as my divorce lawyer, he made everything clear and easy to understand. He was always very professional and always got back to me in a timely manner. If I needed another lawyer, I would definitely pick Keith.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Lisa

    Trustworthy

    Keith is a very trustworthy man. After 24 years of marriage, he made me feel at ease. He kept me informed and returned my calls always. I highly recommend Keith for his knowledge and a man you can honestly trust.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Jared

    Jared

    I hired Keith for advisement on a family court case in 2014. He was very professional and gave me the guidance I needed to prepare for court. His answers to my questions addressed my concerns and put me at ease. I would refer anyone looking for direct answers and experienced advice to Keith Schulefand. Legal matters are made much easier when you have a caring professional on your side.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Best Hands Down....

    I have absoultly nothing but great things to say about Keith. Unfortunately I had my share of attorneys prior to using Keith. Every time I was told not to worry, as they would get things taken care of, only to find that once again things would not go as they said. EVERYTHING that I was told by Keith went EXACTLY how he said it would. Even if it was a concession on my part, I was not mislead into thinking things would be different only to be disappointed once again. If you are unfortunate enough to have to go through a divorce or deal with child support, I can only say one thing,... Do yourself a favor and don't waste time with anyone else. No if and or but about it, Keith is the best.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    He provided exactly what he promised.

    Keith understood from our first meeting what my goals were when initiating divorce proceedings. He quoted an estimated fee that was exactly accurate and fair. He gave me consistently good advice and encouragement throughout the proceeding and obtained exactly what I had hoped to achieve: a clean divorce with a reasonable settlement.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Jamie

    Post Divorce

    Keith is an exceptionally professional attorney and have recommended his office throughout. He has resolved many issues diligently and very thoroughly also, I wish to say thank you Keith and team very talented individuals.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a Divorce client

    I do NOT recommend him.

    Keith was my lawyer for three years. My experience was similar to the previous poster so now I see that it was not me but that there is a pattern in Keith's behavior. I'm not sure if Keith just takes on more clients than he can handle or if he just doesn't care but, in the time that he represented me I had a lot of conflict with him. He seemed knowledgeable when I hired him and I trusted him. I needed a lawyer that knew the legal system and would fight for me to be treated fairly and he seemed to communicate confidence and experience. That trust had eroded to nothing over three years. He did not respond to emails or calls for weeks and months at a time, he would call me the week of a hearing and want documents right away when he had not clarified what they were or what they were supposed to contain, (some documents like commissioned affidavits from 3rd parties would need weeks to arrange, not one day like he wanted). Other times I would ask for a list of what was needed for the argument I wanted to make and I got no response - ever. He failed to file documents and motions I asked him to file and then refused to call to explain why. When pressed he would deflect the conversation to another topic telling me in "legalese" what was best for me. The problem is, when I checked his advice with other lawyers for a second opinion, it turned out that it was not in my best interest. I would email and call weeks and months before hearings, pressing for a run down of what was needed, or the direction we would go in, and I would not get a response until the week of the hearing. By then, it was too late and my case suffered. I repeatedly asked for documents on file at court, which he was supposed to have copies of, and was told they had nothing else. Then after the hearing, those documents would miraculously materialize. I found out he failed to file important divorce documents and just left it without telling me. He screwed up a motion in my case because he refused to sit down and talk with me to identify what I had that could help our case. The other attorneys filed documents last minute and he didn't call them on it. He kept pressing to go to trial even though I was trying to avoid going to court. I began to suspect him of backroom deals with the other side because he seemed only to happy to push things in their favor repeatedly. In the legal business, lawyers literally have their clients lives in their hands and they need to act responsibly and compassionately, not herd us like cattle and see us as a paycheck. After all of this I realized that he was not looking out for my best interests. I wish no one ill will but, if you want a lawyer that has your best interests at heart, go somewhere else.

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    Keith Brian Schulefand’s response: “As the lawyer being complained about, I find it very difficult to respond to an anonymous post. The claim by this alleged client is an outright lie. The case as set forth by this supposed former client is not a fact pattern that I recall. I return my clients calls am not unprepared and have no recollection of any case that I have ever handled that fits this fact pattern. The two real giveaways to me are the claims that this relationship lasted three years and that I pushed to go trial. First, I generally and almost always encourage my clients to settle. I have no problem going to trial but it is the last resort. Lastly, I can't imagine representing a client who was so unhappy with me for 3 years. If I was so bad and my advice was repeatedly checked for second opinions, why didn't this "client" just fire me? This makes no sense. It is outrageously false and in no way depicts me or my services.”