Based on 10 reviews
Help make it easier for other Avvo users to choose the right lawyer by sharing your experience with this attorney. It's fast, simple, and safe.
Lawyers: Use the Peer Endorsements section to provide input about other attorneys.
Posted by Kelly, a Child Support client, Flag
Mr.Guillama is the best lawyer in Pa! He is compassionate, hard working, and believes in his clients. I believe this is of the utmost importance with an attorney. He represented me in a very difficult child support case, my daughter is special needs and over the age of 18 and still requires care. Her father wanted to end the support order. Mr.Guillama told me upfront this would be a hard case, but he did not shy away from it, quite the opposite, he fought hard, to ensure my daughter would receive the help she needs from her father. I am grateful for all his hard work, on my case and can happily say the order is still in effect. If you want a hard working lawyer, who will be there for you, Joe Guillama is you best choice!
Posted by Pete P., a Child Custody client, Flag
We hired Joseph A. Guillama for a sophisticated custody case. Only 4 cases in the state of Pennsylvania have been successful since the 1970's. Joseph represented our case with knowledge of all these cases and brought them to the judges attention. Joseph presented himself professionally and well prepared of all the facts in our case. I believe we won our case quickly because of Joseph's hard work and presentation to the judge and of course the judge was excellent in evaluating custody and the well being of children. I recommend Joseph A. Guillama for anyone in need of legal representation, you will get your moneys worth for sure!
Posted by Carisa, a Child Custody client, Flag
I hired Joe after leaving my second husband. My case was not the norm, it was incredibly ugly given that the second ex went to my first ex and formed an alliance. Between the two of them they filed for custody of all three of my children. I wasn't only fighting for my daughter from the current marriage but for my two boys from the first marriage. Joe was up front with me from day one, he kept me informed and was incredibly dedicated to seeing my case through and bringing my boys home. I've been through numerous attorneys in the last 15 years and I have NEVER had the experience that I did with Atty. Guillama. He is hands down the most dedicated attorney I've met, this isn't just a job for him, this is a passion, and he does what he feels is right.
This process for me took more than a year but in the end, after two days of trial, my boys are coming home. I'm actually writing this on the day of their homecoming, something I've prayed for heart and soul from day one. Joe was there with me and with my family from the start. He was supportive and worked more diligently than I had expected. For weeks prior to trial he spent every weekend working on my case, often on the phone with me working on preparing. He is well respected by the judges and other attorneys, this is made obvious in the way that he communicates and interacts with each of them. He is articulate and straight forward and I truly believe that he invests personally in each of his clients.
It is my pleasure to write this review and I would recommend Joe in a heart beat to anyone that is seeking representation!
Posted by sandra, a Juvenile client, Flag
Joe represented my son in juvenil court and he was the best thing that could have happenned to my son at that time. I could tell that Joe really cared about what happened to my son he didnt just defend my son he became a friend.. I wish there were more lawyers like Joe he really does have a heart.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I had a very rough divorce with my husband who wanted to fight me on every single issue in our case. Mr. Guillama not only throughouly explained everything to me in plain English, but when we went to court (which was many times throughout my case), he was always thoroughly prepared and the judge always seemed to listen to a lot of what he was saying on my behalf. I really got the impression that many of the people in the court system have a lot of respect for him and I feel this really helped my case. He was willing to even meet with me on weekends and in the evenings which helped me out a lot as I had to take on more hours at work to pay my bills. I would definitely recommend him to anyone going through a divorce.
Posted by J, a Divorce client, Flag
Joe was the best lawyer I could have hoped for during my recent divorce. He worked so hard to keep me informed of my rights and options in my case, particularly when I was emotionally drained and distraught. With Joe's help, we were able to manage my aggressive ex. I was even able to avoid court entirely, and end up with exactly the settlement agreement I needed and the custody agreement I wanted. Joe clearly is in this to help people! He went above and beyond to communicate clearly with both my ex and I to make sure everything went smoothly, with as little disruption to our lives as possible. I would recommend him to anyone for their divorce and custody needs.
Posted by Hector, a Child Custody client, Flag
I met with Attorney Guillama one time for a consultation and I immediately knew he was the attorney for me. I hired him on the spot. Att. Guillama believed in my case and did his job very well. He is very thorough with his information and presented the material well in court. He definitely knows how to represent a client. He guided me through the proceedings and always knew the next step to take. I followed his direction and not that it matters but, Att. Guillama got my daughter back into my arms in less than 4 months, which is rare. Nevertheless, he has done this for me. I highly recommend Att. Guillama services.
Posted by Scott, a Child Custody client, Flag
When my son was eight months old i knew I had to try get him out of the bad situation he was in. Everyone told me I had no chance of getting primary custody that i shouldn't even bother. I tried anyway and I called Bentley Law when a friend told me to try that firm. Joe was assigned to my custody case. He was very up front right from the start. Told me it was gonna be tough and take time especially with a young child but with my situation he told me I have a good shot and he would do his best. He kept me fully informed at all times and explained everything so I new what was going on. I wasn't kept in the dark. He was always prepared for every situation while we were in court. He never missed a step in court. I have had primary custody and legal custody for over a year now and my son is doing great. Thanks for all the hard work Joe.
Posted by Dina, a Divorce client, Flag
Attorney Guillama has represented me in divorce and child welfare issues. I felt he didn't treat me as a nameless client, but rather as a respected equal. He skillfully handled very personal and delicate matters. He always answered my questions honestly (even if it wasn't what I wanted to hear), and always respectfully and thoughtfully. He was very prompt at getting back to me when I had questions. I can't emphasize enough how well he listens. He understood this very emotional time for me but was able to guide me in a professional yet "human" manner.
Posted by elizabeth, a Child Custody client, Flag
My current husband and i returned from Iraq with startling news that my ex husband would be taking primary physical custody of my son. My previous lawyer told me to just accept every other weekend and be happy with that. i fired that lawyer and found Mr. Guillama he immediately dove head first into my case he helped me as much as he possibly could. He was personable with us as clients and also took our case to heart! He was not with a firm at the time we hired him, but he was then hired on and was told to raise our hourly rate to the firm's. Mr. Guillama refused to do this because it was not fair to my husband and I! After 2 long years of not being able to enjoy my son full time, we finally were awarded primary physical custody and i can not thank Mr. Guillama and his firm enough for their constant efforts, and all of the time they put forth toward our case!!!
Thanks again Joe!!