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  • Excellent Services From Start To Finish

    5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Consulted attorney

    I found Attorney Michael Greenstein to have excellent people skills. He was more than patient with me. He answered all of my questions in great detail. He even offered to provide additional office support if the need arises. I am more than pleased with how understanding and caring he was toward me. I highly recommend the services of Attorney Michael Greenstein for matters involving family. You will not be disappointed!

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  • Poor Representation

    1.0 star

    Posted by a client

    Hired attorney

    I hired this firm to represent me in a PFA case. Upon initially contacting the firm I was impressed with there quick response and willingness to answer my questions. I had a 2 hour consult with the Sr. Attorney at the firm the day after contacting them. The consult went ok but I did feel like very little of that 2 hours was spent actually focusing on my case. Mr. Greenstein likes to talk about anything & everything. Despite that I did in fact hire the firm. A junior associate (Mr. Fridy) was sent in Mr. Greensteins place and to make a long story short he was not prepared, had never handled a PFA case before and flat out didn't represent me or my interests at all. An order was put in place temporarily regarding visitation for my child... when I was told previously by Mr. Greenstein that nothing pertaining to visitation would take place.
    I had to pay another attorney to represent me moving forward and to try to fix damage that was done by filing an emergency motion because of my poor representation from Greensteins firm... upon doing that I found out from the other parties attorney and the judge that Mr. Fridy (the junior associate at Greensteins firm) didn't say or do anything to let my concerns be know.
    Upon contacting Greensteins firm regarding my dissatisfaction with my representation and the bill I received, I got nothing but excuses. I had charges on my bill for Mr. Fridy "reading text messages" for almost an hour and a half. Which was unneeded because I directed him to the exact day he should read but I also know that it did not happen because if it had then Mr. Fridy would have known what some of my concerns were when going into court and would have brought them up.
    I'm disappointed with this firm and I would not recommend them.

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    Michael Bruce Greenstein’s response: “Neither I, nor anyone at my firm, ever has nor ever will appear in court unprepared. Client service and client satisfaction are always priorities, and because results are beyond any lawyer's control, we also prioritize being a "reality check" on our own clients to ensure that we are working in partnership rather than at cross-purposes. No one likes to be told that he or she is contributing to a difficult situation, of course, and legal advice is always harder to follow than it is to give, but the bitter truth is that no lawyer can help you in any lasting way if you don't follow that advice. The most dangerous thing you can ever bring into a courtroom is the sure and certain knowledge that you are utterly right, that your ex is utterly wrong, and that anyone who cannot see that essential truth must either be stupid, blind or corrupt. Judges will always see your situation differently than you do; and the judge's perspective and priorities must also become your own if you want any hope of success in a courtroom. This is why I always call things for clients as I see them, without a sugar-coating, because I believe that clients should hear hard truths from me across a desk or over the telephone before they have to hear them from judges across a courtroom. Any lawyer of long experience can tell you that some clients don't respond well to that. Some clients will argue with their lawyers when encouraged to abandon a black-and-white perspective that no judge will buy into, and then -- when the judge doesn't buy into it, after all! -- choose to blame the lawyer they didn't want to listen to in the first place. It's not a perfect world of course, but I suppose that's just as well given that a perfect world probably doesn't need lawyers. The commenter's description of events during the brief period when she was a client of my firm is highly inaccurate, but I nevertheless hope that she ultimately finds the kind of satisfaction she seeks.”
  • Brought our family peace

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Elizabeth

    Hired attorney

    Michael handled my case of termination of parental rights and subsequent adoption of my son by my husband and our family could not be happier with the results. The long, difficult, and drawn out process of parental right termination was stressful and scary. Michael and his team made sure we were fully equipped to present with confidence and the results were exactly as they should be. I cannot thank him enough for helping to close a turbulent chapter of our lives and making our family 100% official and complete.

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  • Great Firm

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Pamela B

    Hired attorney

    I have used Mr. Greenstein more than once. Approximately 18 years ago was my first filing for Divorce and I wish I would have followed through. Mr. Greenstein and his staff are amazing. I got my divorce this past year. I would never choose anyone else. I am very thankful to have found his firm. Highly recommended.

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  • Divorce

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Michelle

    Hired attorney

    I just needed a quick and easy, and affordable, divorce option. My ex and I had issues with another lawyer filing paperwork properly and when we got fed up, I found Michael Greenstein. He was kind, up front, and him and his associates and staff never got frustrated when I called to get updates or ask questions. They were on top of it the whole time! From start to finish we were complete in just 4 months. Perfection!

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  • divorce

    5.0 stars

    Posted by veronica

    I had a very pleasant experience with Michael Greenstein and his staff, very professional, always kept me updated with my case and very supportive, I definitely recommend michael greenstein, excellent people! I'm very happy with their work, 100%!

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  • Divorce

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Felice

    He and his staff were very polite and efficient.
    They kept me abreast of the formation of my case. When my case finalized. Attorney Greenstein called to see if I had any further questions!! I recommend him 100%.

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  • Excellent attorney

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Sandy

    I hired Michael Greenstein to represent me in my divorce and I couldn't be more satisfied. Michael was very professional and courteous. He was always available to reassure me and answer any questions that came up. Divorce can be very stressful and having an attorney who is knowledgeable and responsive made the process much smoother. His paralegal, Debra, was also extremely helpful. His fee is reasonable and as promised, there were no hidden costs.

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  • Excelent Attorney

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Norm

    I was having trouble getting a divorce. The lawyer I had hired seemed completely uninterested in my case, nor was he interested in the special circumstances of my case.. I truly believe he only wanted to be paid. Nether situation is desirable. Consequently, I searched the internet for another lawyer. I found Attorney Michael B. Greenstein.

    Attorney Greenstein, and his staff were a welcome and refreshing change. I explained my situation, and he eagerly excepted my case. His knowledge, and professionalism marked a stark difference in the other attorney in had previously hired. I was relieved, and I felt as though the world had been lifted from my shoulders.

    Attorney Greenstein handled my divorce, and he did it well before the previous attorney had indicated was possible. That was an amazing accomplishment, because he started on my case a full 6 weeks after the previous lawyer had started.

    In my opinion, Attorney Greenstein is the most professional, and most competent attorney i spoke too.

    Norm

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  • I am not recommending this lawyer

    1.0 star

    Posted by Ayal

    I hired Michael greenstein to represent me in my divorce. I was very disappointed from his performance because he didn't informed me about the upcoming hearing that was scheduled in just a few weeks. Since I felt unprepared for this hearing I called him and emailed him numerous times but he didn't respond. He finally responded about a week before the hearing telling me that he will call me again and he didn't.
    I felt I had no choice but to hire another attorney at the last minute and postpone the hearing.
    I am not recommending this lawyer

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    Michael Bruce Greenstein’s response: “I am sorry that Ayal is unsatisfied, but I believe that I gave him -- and would have continued to give him -- good service. Instead of becoming entangled in particulars or personality conflict issues, I offer some advice to people who are considering working with me, or with any lawyer: 1. If you are engaging in litigation, avoid basing your approach to either your opposing party or your own lawyer upon anger. It can be difficult and counter-intuitive to forebear from doing so, but doing otherwise seldom leads to productive decisions, positive outcomes or effective use of a lawyer's billable hours. 2. I believe in mutual respect and working partnerships with clients, and I conduct myself accordingly. My clients who succeed best from my efforts tend to subscribe to the same principle. From a practical standpoint, it is never a good idea to create an adversarial relationship with your own attorney, especially on the eve of trial. 3. Recognize that your lawyer is probably assisting multiple clients, and that prioritizing/reprioritizing a caseload on an ongoing basis is part of the nature of any law practice. Put simply: emergencies always occur, and never on a schedule. That said, also recognize that your lawyer keeps a calendar, and understands what has to happen (and when) to ensure that he is fully prepared and ready to proceed at your trial. I am sorry that Ayal chose to end his lawyer/client relationship with me in the manner that he did, and I wish him success in his efforts moving forward as he either seeks alternate counsel, or handles his own case.”