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Posted by Trayvon, a Family client, Flag
Ann had fantastic reviews here so I hired her. She never did anything she promised to do. She wanted me to do everything. It was ridiculous. Then she just dropped off the map and it took 2 weeks to get a hold of her. Another reviewer on here said her problem is she gives more attention to some clients than others. I guess I fell into the category of not getting attention. She made me miss hearings and pissed off a judge's staff which I'm sure contributed to the fact that I lost my case. Her law firm is named after her dad I think, and I think her dad must have been a much better business man and lawyer than her because she trades under his name and not hers. I do not recommend Ann Rothstein at all. Stay far away. Pay the extra money, it'll be worth it in the end since she does nothing for the money you do pay her.
Posted by Divorcee, a Divorce client, Flag
If you want someone focused and ready to do anything to help you further your case, I would not suggest Ann. If you want someone who knows the law, is available at all times and flies by the seat of her pants, hire her. Note: She is disorganized. She carries your files in a manila folder in her Louis Vuitton bag. Not good with paperwork, rarely signs docs on time. She has a pretty good memory, though. She will speak up in court and has a good unstanding of the law. Some clients get more of her attention then others. Hope you're not on the short end of the stick. If your a guy, she sees things from a man's point of view and the law. That is a plus if you're a man looking for an attorney.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
Ann Rothstein is an extraordinarily diligent, detailed, and professional lawyer who really cares about her clients. Attorney Rothstein keeps you informed, reviews items, and is there with you every step of the way! She is wonderful!
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Ann is amazing. She is always there when I need her and she gives me positive affirmation when I need it and helps me stay strong. My divorce was very involved and Ann was there for me 24/7, I don't know what I would have done without her.
Posted by Jim, a Alimony client, Flag
My divorce and subsequent family support issues were incredibly expensive and never in my favor until I found Ann and had her replace my two previous attorneys. She had the talent and skill to negotiate settlements as to stay out of the liberal courtrooms, and bring common sense and financial order back to my life. Ann is refreshingly somewhat uncharacteristic from the usual lawyer type. She is honest, caring, a great listener, and knows the law. She not only gets the job done, but just as importantly, restores peace and stability back into your life. Ann truly is a blessing.
Posted by Paul, a Divorce client, Flag
My wife hired an expensive, high powered lawyer to file a divorce action against me. I hired Ann and she responded immediately. She met after work and quickly ascertained the facts. I realized immediately that she was going to be aggressive and relentless. She prepared me well for the first court hearing at which I received equal placement of my children. I was thrilled because I had mistakenly moved out of our home, prior to consulting Ann, and my wife came into that hearing having primary placement of our children. Ann was able to convince the court commission to give me 50/50 placement. Since my wife made more money than I did, she was ordered to pay child support. My wife was not happy about that. Because of Ann's strong performance at this hearing, she was able to work out a final agreement that continued the equal placement and child support. I also received one-half of my wife's 401k. I did extremely well. I have a huge relationship with my children and financial security. Ann was there for me day and night. She was well prepared and diligent. I couldn't have done it without Ann, she was invaluable. I recommend her highly.
Posted by Janet, a Divorce client, Flag
Attorney Rothstein was able to negotiate a settlement with my ex-spouse and his attorney when 2 other high-paid and high-power attorney's could not do anything.
She was very competent and kind. She was a saint who got my family thru a very trying situation.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
I hired Ann when taking my ex back to court for custody of our children and was able to build and maintain a successful case with her assistance. Ann gave me a very personal experience - we're on a first-name basis; I am able to reach her at a time when all other attorneys would simply shut off their phone, ignore the call or I'd be told I could "leave a message"; she walked me through what was going on each and every time we had a hearing or paperwork to be filed. Once she's in a courtroom, she's right on point. If you want to be foolish, feel free to waste thousands of dollars on other attorneys who can't go toe-to-toe with Ann on her knowledge & experience.
Posted by Audrey, a Divorce client, Flag
Very unorganized. Had all my information wrong after numerous times I have already corrected her. Hard to get a hold of. Never called me to keep me updated on my case. I was kept in the dark, First time I met her she wrote my information on a scrap piece of paper. Waste of my money and time. I had to re read everything to make sure all the information was right. She had to re correct my marital agreement and Judgement of Divorce more than once because she kept typing in the wrong information. To date my address is still wrong. It doesn't even have my APT number on it. I've corrected her multiple times but yet no change.She even had my birthday wrong, the number of children I have were consistently WRONG. It was a headache trying to constantly correct her and making sure that information was accurate. I felt like I worked on my case more than she did. Very Frustrating. I do not recommend her to anyone.
Posted by a Child Custody client, Flag
Ann has been an absolute blessing to me and my child in our custody battle. She is available by phone at all hours and has met with me well past "regular" business hours. She loves the "fight" and has helped me create/ maintain the relationship I deserve to have with my child.
Putting the fate of your childâ€™s future in someone elseâ€™s hands is a scary task. However, Ann calls me regularly and keeps me informed of any updates to the case. In fact, my child and I refer to her as â€œAuntie Annâ€.
I am so pleased I found Ann and would highly recommend her to anyone else in a difficult divorce/ child custody case.
Posted by Kurt, a Child Custody client, Flag
Ann fought hard for me during my case. I was really impressed and not just by her knowledge of family law or how she handled my case.
I felt that she really cared about me and my family. I highly recommend Ann and would definitely would use her again.
Posted by Lisa, a Divorce client, Flag
I've known Ann for several years. i hired her to represent me in two divorce cases. She was fantastic. I do not drive and she came to my home, She did this several times. Both cases involved custody and placement of my children. Both of my husbands were abusive, they fought hard in court, and they fought hard to wipe me out financially. Ann was very well prepared, and very organized. She was also extremely aggressive and effective in court. I was successful in both cases, and i will always be grateful to her. i recommend Ann highly.
Posted by Shelly, a Divorce client, Flag
I went through an extremely painful and highly volatile divorce with child custody issues, property issues and support issues. In the beginning I didn’t know what to do, my husband was being so nasty. I was so worried and unfamiliar with the process that I was scared that I would lose everything. I was talking to my company’s CEO about it and he referred Ann to me. I sat down with Ann for a free consultation and she was extremely helpful. She explained everything I needed to know so I decided to go with her. Not only was she always accessible via phone throughout the case but she met with me on my time when I could meet, including evenings and weekends. She was warm and caring with me yet very aggressive in court. She was highly respected by the judge, the court commissioner and other attorneys involved. I say “attorneys” plural not only because we had a GAL assigned for the kids but because my husband fired two lawyers during the case because he said they weren't effective. I personally think they were afraid to go up against Ann. The case turned out better than I could have thought because of her efforts and I am extremely grateful.
Posted by Gary, a Child Custody client, Flag
I was overwhelmed and shaken by my divorce case with the prospect of losing my children. Ms. Rothstein went the extra mile to explain my options in detail and taught me how to use my strengths to present my case to the Guardian Ad Litem. I work long and usual hours and she was able to meet with me at odd times like the weekend. She listened patiently as I was highly anxious and repeated myself with numerous details. It was quite evident once the process came to Court she had longstanding relationships with other attorneys and Court personnel and I felt more at ease in a very uncomfortable environment. I felt her approach was firm, accurate, thorough, and empathic and I would not have gotten the results without her persistence and tenacity. I especially enjoyed her sense of humor when times seemed impossible and hopeless. I give Ms Rothstein my highest recommendation and would feel comfortable using her again if future difficulties arise. Ms. Rothstein provides that extra caring that did not exist with other attorney's I interviewed. It really felt that she personally was concerned for my plight and I was not just another case to her.
Posted by Scott, a Child Custody client, Flag
Ann came highly recommended to me by a friend and hiring her was the best choice I could have made. She was extremely supportive and available whenever I needed her. She’ll tell you how it is and she doesn’t mess around. She constantly impressed me with her guidance on how to handle things. The system is biased toward women in custody cases but she maximized my time with my son and I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. When it came to court, she was a pit-bull! It was amazing!
Her rates are reasonable and she genuinely cares about her clients. All I can say is listen to her; she knows what she’s doing.
Posted by Linda, a Divorce client, Flag
I have Ann when my daughter needed a guardian of lightem. And since then she has always taken care of my family. She is very busy but she gets the job done. I am gald to have her as a lawyer. She does not look like anyother lawyer. Ann is laid back but tells you the way it is. And her best interest is her clients.
Posted by Rachel, a Divorce client, Flag
She handled my divorce. She was often confused and unorganized Things got postponed due to her not following up on things even though she knew I was dealing with an uncooperative, combative spouse. I was a wreck of nerves the entire time. It was really was a nightmare. She looked highly unprofessional, covered in pet hair and wrinkled clothing and was often surly and snappish. I had to pick her up on the way to court. My parents got me a money order to pay her and they misheard me and got one for way over the amount. I asked her to repay me as soon as everything cleared and it is a year later and I still havent seen the $400+. Do not trust this lawyer.