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Posted by a Child Custody client, Flag
It is impossible to quantify what Evan has done for me and my family. After years of turmoil, Evan navigated some very sensitive situations, always keeping my family's best interests at heart. Evan delivered great results in an incredibly efficient and reasonable manner.
My divorce and child custody case had dragged on for years, and in some ways, will always be contentious. After working with a highly reputable, expensive firm for years, with mediocre results and a lot of drama, I thought the worst was behind us. However, what should have been a simple follow-on matter became a nightmare. I found Evan through this site, and after some brief communications and one face to face meeting, I felt calmer and confident. Even in crisis, I felt confident in my choice.
Evan worked with us through one of the most difficult and challenging times in our lives, and I have no doubt we are healing on the other side because of him. Evan was ALWAYS communicative and attentive. He handled matters personally, and personably. He was up front about his services, his fees, and always gave me options to aid in my own case. Evan uses technology securely to benefit the client and efficiently manage communications. I had all my documents and communications at my fingertips, which was handy on more than one emergency occasion. I never had anything like that with my previous high co$t firm.
He doesn't sugar coat things, and explained possible scenarios and options which made me feel prepared. Above it all, he kept, not only my best interests but my children's, at heart, because he knows their best interests are in my heart.
Evan fought for my children and their well being. I have no doubt should we ever need his services again that he would do so tirelessly again. I trust Evan implicitly in family law matters, now and always.
Posted by a client, Flag
My experience with Mr. Braunstein was wonderful given the circumstances (divorce/complex custody issues). Mr. Braunstein provided thoughtful and out-of-the-box suggestions to help resolve some of our most complex issues. His suggestions confirmed that he wasn’t just giving “legal advice” but advice that was in the best interest of our children from the standpoint of the present and THEIR future – which is what will be remnant in the years to come when the divorce has long been settled.
Mr. Braunstein was very fair, practical and went above and beyond to follow-up to ensure that all bases were covered. He always made me feel as if he genuinely cared and had our best interest at heart.
I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Braunstein.
Posted by Jeff, a Prenuptials client, Flag
I called Evan at 7 am, he picked up. I called him THAT SAME day at 11pm, he picked up. Case close.
Posted by Becca, a Divorce client, Flag
Divorce is really hard. I had expected the legal part to be a nightmare. And it simply wasn't. And I fully credit Evan for this. From our first meeting he addressed all my concerns with precise information. He explained everything upfront. And although little about a divorce is easy to swallow... at least there were zero surprises. And I was prepared for the realities of the process and its potential outcomes.
He was the anti-stereotype. He was attentive, genuine, and worked very hard for my interests. He was fair, honest, and reliable at every step of my divorce. He was kind and compassionate in a hard time - and took the stress out of what could have been a terribly confusing and anxiety ridden legal battle.
Documents and communications were clear, regular, and user friendly. Calls and questions were attended to personally within a day, by him, not an assistant. He was flexible with my complicated parenting and work schedule. And far from drag his feet he pushed my case through much quicker than I had expected. His fee structure removed and enormous amount of anxiety. It was so straightforward and so fair. And I suspect it was far less than most would pay for the top notch service he provides.
In addition to the legal support, I felt like Evan really cared about me and about my children and our future. At the risk of sounding cheesy, I was really comforted by this, in a time when comfort was crucial. He was not old and callous and jaded, and that mattered to me. Also, he is quite funny and personable, so if you want a cold, businesslike, stereotypical lawyer he is not your guy.
I always joke that I will use him for my next divorce. My boyfriend does not think it is funny... but that is how much I appreciated his experienced support. God willing there will never be one... but if there is... Id definitely know where to go.
Posted by Victoria, a Divorce client, Flag
I was aware that the circumstances surrounding my divorce were kind of particular, but after meeting with three different family attorneys from prominent firms in Los Angeles, I was left feeling discouraged and unsure of what to do. It wasn’t until my sister found Evan on Avvo that I decided to contact another family law attorney. Upon my initial conversation with Evan, I had more understanding of the divorce and custody process than I had in my three previous consultations. Evan not only informed me of the various, possible outcomes of my somewhat unusual case, but he thoroughly explained what each phase of the divorce would entail. Not only was I continuously updated with the status of my case, but Evan provided me with sound council and was always available to address my concerns.
Although, I wasn’t sure of what the outcome of my case would be, Evan’s thorough knowledge of family law, kept me feeling confident throughout the entire duration of my divorce. He genuinely cared about my case and dedicated a lot of attention to the various details. My divorce process was smoother than I could ever have imagined and Evan’s level of service was outstanding, to say the least.
His level of expertise, along with his amazing work ethic, efficient methods of communication and his conveniently fixed rate, all surpassed my highest expectations. I am very fortunate to have found him. I would not recommend anyone other than Evan Braunstein to handle a family law case.
Posted by a Prenuptials client, Flag
Evan navigated me through the construction of a premarital agreement. When I hired Evan, I asked him to provide me with an enforceable premarital agreement that clearly portrayed my intentions regarding our marital/personal property and was enforceable. He effectively provided that, but in addition helped me understand more clearly exactly what I wanted in the agreement and the consequences thereof. He was not just a "yes man," but made sure I fully understood what I wanted. This resulted in a stronger agreement than I expected, and I am grateful for Evan's diligence. In short, Evan helped me clarify what I wanted and then made that into a strong, enforceable document.
Evan also worked on a very tight timeline. This was entirely my fault; I came to him late in the game. Nevertheless, Evan still prepared my document with great care. I of course recommend starting earlier than I did, and am extra grateful for Evan's fast turnaround time.
Posted by Robert, a Divorce client, Flag
If you want a divorce process as painless as possible, hire Evan. He's smart, hard working, responsive (I was able to call him off hours), honest, and extremely knowledgeable. Fixed rate fees are also a plus. You will be well taken care of by Evan.
Posted by Art, a Child Custody client, Flag
I endorse this lawyer's work. Evan is the guy that I will recommend to everybody. He treats clients the way that makes us all proud.
Posted by ana, a Family client, Flag
I am very happy with the service i got. He is very professional and very knowledgeable. he really helped me with my son's name change. and i got results faster then i thought .
Posted by a Family client, Flag
I really enjoyed working with Evan as I felt he was honest and professional and yet caring about the emotions that were tied up in my case. He was diligent and followed up on all aspects.
Posted by George, a Divorce client, Flag
I am very pleased with Evan's professionalism in handling my divorce. Even more so with the fact that Evan was consulting with me remotely. I was in the SF Bay Area and Evan is in SoCal. As such Evan was very proactive in keeping me updated on issues related to the case. He is also very prompt and responsive when I brought up questions and issues. I loved the fact that he will quote you a flat fee for the entire case at the beginning of the consultation. I felt his fees were VERY reasonable considering the level of service I got from him.
Considering that we were working remotely, I also wanted to highlight how Evan's leverage of technology provided me a extra degree of convenient and service that other attorneys might not provide. Evan's client portal on his website provided both of us the means to exchange documents for my case and for non-urgent communications. This really fit in well as I'm sure we both don't always have the time to talk on the phone or drop packages off at the post office. The client portal serves as a general data and communications repository to review or revisit later. I feel this is a HUGE benefit to any client! Lastly Evan allowed me to video conference with him for certain milestone events in my case which I thought was a great gesture.
Posted by a Child Custody client, Flag
I am absolutely moved by the work ethic Mr. Braunstein put forth in my case. There were many details that had to be addressed properly in order to get the best possible outcome for my children and me. His knowledge and care allowed him to tackle each issue without stumbling. I, like many others have never experienced a situation so devistating for my family both emotionally and financially. However, Evan was able to inform me in a way that gave me strength when I had none. He did not make promises about the case, but he kept me clearly informed about what could or could not happen. This allowed me to prepare. We all know that there is very little one can do to quell a serioiusly concerned parent. Yet somehow Evan's compitence gave me confidence. Mr. Braunstein was very attentive to me and made many unconventional exceptions in order to handle my case from out of state. He is technologically savvy which allowed him to be quick on his feet when the need arose. Overall Evan Braunstein put in a lot of time and effort to ensure that I was represented to the fullest. As I told him after winning the case and helping to ensure mine and my children's future, you gave me the ability to do what I would never have been able to do for myself. I spoke to many attorneys before him and all were very leary about taking on my cause because I was out of state. Mr. Braunstein rose to the challenge and did it for a reasonable fee. My children will benefit greatly from the extremely peresistant work that Evan Braunstein put forth for fairness in my case.
Posted by Erik, a Divorce client, Flag
In 2008 I went through the difficult and hurtful process of divorce. Throughout the months of working with Mr. Braunstein I came to the realization that Mr Braunstein was an invaluable ally. At all times I was kept well informed by office meetings, phone calls, emails and any questions I had were promptly and professionaly answered.The fixed fee guideline was reasonable and certain in its progressive phases. I am very thankful that my first experience dealing with a lawyer (especially in that tramatic time), was an asset; not a detriment.
Posted by Shushan, a Divorce client, Flag
Evan was recommended to me by a very good friend who himself is a lawyer. Before I met him, I was told he was very knowledgeable, responsive, and personable. I had high expectations and Evan exceded them. He handled my divorce case expertly. He communicated with me throughout the process and was able to resolve all the details promptly and with care. I would highly recommend Evan to anyone looking for an effective lawyer who is also very amicable and compassionate.
Posted by Ron, a Family client, Flag
I know that there is a stigma that goes with dealing with an attorney. Evan really made me personally rethink that lawyers conduct their business with their clients. Evan was easily reachable and prompt in returning calls. I never felt cheated, talked down to or improperly billed and when it came to doing what he said he would, Evan overdelievered. Evan dealt with the issues that I did not want to be consumed with. He cared about me and my family. And when the case settled, not only did I feel good about the outcome, I felt even better about the way my case was handled.
Posted by a Child Support client, Flag
Mr. Evan Braunstein,
I just wanted to thank you for the outstanding representation you gave me regarding my divorce case. I was a little leery about hiring you at first because. I have been going through this case for close to 10 years and before you I had 2 other attorneys that I had to let go because of unnecessary billing and just not getting the job done. The Judge said it best, (YOUR SERVICE WENT OVER AND BEYOND)You stayed up really late and even met me at your office when everyone else was watching T.V or in bed. If you ever need a recommendation feel free to give them my phone number or even my email and I will be happy to speak with any of your future clients. I'm really impressed with your work habits, negotiation skills and your truthfulness.
Thank you very much
Posted by a client, Flag
I have consulted with Evan Braunstein on a variety of transactional and litigation based legal issues over the last couple of years. I am very satisfied with the personal attention and care that he brings to my matters. He has provide me with prompt, courteous and effective help and I fully recommend his services