4.5 stars 15 totalReview Joseph Carnohan
Posted by Mary
Divorce is never easy but some attorneys can make it even more difficult. Joeseph Carnohan is very different and builds a case based on positive and mutual respect for both sides. We were referred to Joe Carnohan by a friend, Our case had become extremely difficult prior to working with Joe and Michelle, his paralegal. We were amazed right from the beginning. Not only is he knowledgeable about family law, but very professional and presented his case extremely well. Even one of the judges referred too and acknowledged his ability to make difficult cases work in the pass during one of our hearings. He has a history of taking difficult cases and getting everybody to work together. He took our difficult case, in the middle and still did an outstanding job!! His paralegal assistant, Michelle, also outstanding, and always there. Both were very helpful in easing the emotions, explaining how everything works and what to expect. They were right on every time we went to court. Joe was Amazing in presentation, and logic in all matters. He always knew what was most important. Wish he had been our first and only attorney and would Highly Recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Consuelo
I was referred to Joseph by my first attorney, to finalize my divorce and have , she represented me on a Limited Scope Basis. Once this case went to the litigation phase, I spoke to Joseph. He was above board with what can possible happen, the Judge can rule in our favor or not. He spoke with my first attorney, she brought him up to speed on all the details of this case.
I met Joseph at the day of the hearing, his presence was one of professionalism, knowledgeable of Family Law and very well prepared. He presented his Points of Authority and made references to other cases. I was nervous, who wouldn't be, his confidence made it easier for me to relax a bit.
The Judge ruled in our favor, there are not enough words to say thank you, I have been very fortunate to come across two professionals who are very committed to their profession. I recommend him highly.
Posted by Maria T.
My marriage took place out of state and after meeting with several attorneys who charged $4,000+ and promised unrealistic divorce dates I found Joseph and Michele. To my amazement the entire divorce cost me a fraction of what I was quoted by other offices. In addition, Michele weathered the storm of dealing with my Ex-Husband who did everything he could to make this process painfully slow. In moments where I felt desperate Michele exercised all legal options. Lastly, Joseph knows his laws! Where other’s missed key important facts Joseph and Michele jumped right into the legal books and started researching to find the REAL answers. I knew I was walking into this Divorce with ALL of my bases covered. Don’t hesitate to pick this Law Office! You’re in Safe and Honest Hands. *On a side note, I had always had a bit of a fear when it comes to the Legal World, but Michele taught me the ropes and walking into courthouse isn’t so much a anxiety attack in the making but a business matter that I’m there to take care of. There are no words that can best explain overcoming my fears and concerns. Thanks Michele.*
Posted by Caroline
Patient, extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and professional through the entire long and emotional process of my separation and divorce case. He and his assistant/wife Michelle are a great team! I absolutely recommend them to anyone and everyone!
Posted by Lynn
When I went on here to review Joseph Battle Carnohan, he had absolutely no internet presence: no reviews and none of his own advertising and promotions. As soon as I placed a truthfully detailed review that was negative, Yelp and Avvo soon became bombarded with obviously fake positive reviews.
All of these "positive" reviews came in at the same time, pushed my truthful reviews back many pages, used similar over-the-top grandiose adjectives, and "Michele" was repeatedly spelled correctly when as a teacher and a writer, I could barely learn the lesson and kept wanting to spell "Michelle." Some of these reviews even have the same writing style.
Most "reviews" completely and obviously contradicted mine. One even stated that he is "inexpensive" (completely untrue). Carnohan knew I was in a last minute bind in my divorce case, inquired how much money I had access to, and overcharged me to an extreme level (I have all the details, if need proof) and was the most expensive lawyer in town. I paid him excess money because he made me false promises, because of the short time-line involved, and husband's attorney Thomas Nares was not cooperating in the exchange of Settlement Briefs (I prepared my own). After my case, I went to other attorneys and presented all the work that I did on my own (before Carnohan) and explained the little amount Carnohan did, and these other attorneys were in shock regarding how much he got from me.
And if this were not strange enough: An over-the-top grandiose positive "reviewer" even called me names such as "insane" and "bitter" when my review only listed facts. Why would a "reviewer" take my fact-based review so personal and resort to angry attacks? My review was about a 3rd party and not about the other reviewer. Odd. If I want to compliment a business or service, I never feel compelled to start attacking other reviewers. Actually, I've never seen this happen on other review sites.
If Joseph Battle Carnohan and "Michele" (got it right now, thanks to all the reviewers who are the same great spellers) had a lick of decency and if my review were not completely honest, they would have either dealt with it like adults or at the least ignored it. I would have given them all the credit in the world if they stood up like a real man and a real woman and reached out to honestly communicate with me instead of resorting to such creepy behavior as of piling fake reviews on Avvo and Yelp. By doing it this way, it only proves what type of people they really are. Sad.
Unfortunately, Avvo does not have safeguards against piling over an authentic review with fake ones. I hope Avvo looks into investing in a filtering system in the future.
Posted by Anna
I am so fortunate to have met Joe. He is an amazing, kind, and caring attorney. When I met Joe I was scared that I would not have a chance to win my case. He was calm and reassuring. With Joe's hard work and determination I not only won my case, Joe changed my life. He and his wife Michele make an awesome team!
Posted by russ
Joe is a caring, determined, motivated person who, with his legal assistant, Michele, has helped me during the occasions of: gaining custody of my children; working through my first wife's application for her share of my retirement; lessening my Alzheimered mother's judgement in a co-signing situation with a grand-daughter of hers; and, my will.
No hype, no extravagant claims--just good, hard, work.
Posted by Rebecca
I highly recommend Joe Carnohan. He has been assisting us with our legal matters for several years and has always been honest, helpful, smart, and prompt. He's definitely an asset to have on your team. He is easy to deal with and sincerely wants the best outcome for his clients. He helped my husband through a divorce with his first wife & recently helped us revise our custody agreement. His rates are great too.
Posted by Flora
Joe and Michele Carnohan helped me with the most difficult time in my life. My divorce was quite traumatic and they were extremely kind and patient to help me solve such difficult situation.
One of the things that I liked the most about Joe is the fact that he is not your typical "aggressive" lawyer. He is soft spoken and very calm, but do not let that fool you, when it is time for business, he will be in your corner.
I would recommend his services to anyone without hesitation. I am happy with the legal services they provided for me.
Posted by Laurent
What you get from the Carnohans are people who respect your situation, see the goodness in you, and build a case based on positivity and mutual respect for both sides during a difficult time. What they know how to do with well-earned expertise is negotiate. Notice "they." Joseph Carnohan's wife is the paralegal. So when she answers the phone or responds via email, she is giving you hands-on highly informed advice and solutions. This is an unbreakable team. I think of Joe as the closer. He's only there if Michele can't get it done. They're that good.