5.0 stars 25 totalReview Jeffrey Soilson
Posted by Jessie
Jeffery was very efficient and detail oriented, professional and extremely thorough in his preparation, and did a great job of keeping me informed. he did a outstanding job at defending me through a highly emotional and stressful time.
Posted by anonymous
I spoke to a number of attorneys as I sought counsel for my divorce and Jeff is by far and away the best I spoke to: promptly returned my call; had very succinct and no nonsense advice; and inspired confidence and control.
Posted by Jeff
I've had a years-long divorce and subsequent custody battle, where my ex-wife was physically harming our child, so I know court and I know lawyers.
My previous lawyer was vague and sometimes unresponsive, even in such a serious circumstance, so I resolved to find a lawyer that would truly help. I read the reviews on here and made an appointment with Attorney Soilson.
The difference between him and every other attorney I've dealt with was night and day.
He didn't speak in generalities or hypotheticals---he discussed the kind of solutions my actual judge is prone to selecting, he recommended options and experts BY NAME, and he anticipated so much of what I needed to know that it was stunning.
Where many lawyers might say: "To get to California, you might drive, or take a train, or even fly", Jeff says "The quickest way is to take American Airlines, the tickets are cheapest on Tuesdays, the best pilot is Lou, and the taxis are expensive at LAX so take an Uber."
I felt so fortunate to have found him, after previously having the nagging feeling that my lawyers were uninformed, unfamiliar or uninvested.
And as high-end as he and his firm obviously are, I was surprised to see that he isn't a shark; he often pushed me to look for areas of compromise, where I'd be comfortable giving, because the reality is that co-parenting is a long-term thing, and gladiatorial domination in court doesn't facilitate a good home-life for the kids. Even in my situation, being "take-no-prisoners" doesn't help your children when there are resolutions to be had.
Jeff's tone reflected that.
Bottom line: as a Dad who needed serious, emergency help, with my children's well-being on the line, Jeff's help was priceless. He is the best.
Posted by anonymous
I’m a big optimizer and shopped around quite a bit for an outstanding attorney for my divorce from my husband. After only a brief phone call with Jeff Soilson, I felt sure he was the attorney for me. My husband and I had already spent months negotiating and were stuck on a handful of specific issues, primarily of a financial nature concerning the support of our young child. Jeff immediately “got it” and instead of being supportive in only a vague way, or assuring me that we would “win” and that he would help me get what I want, he suggested concrete ways in which we could work out way out of the roadblocks: for example, by looking at the bigger picture, using other terms we hadn’t considered to leverage against the issues we were stuck on, etc. I could tell that I was dealing with an experienced, pragmatic, honest, and collaboration-inclined attorney. I signed on the next day.
Once Jeff was representing me, I found that I was dealing with someone who had a deep understanding of the law, who had a gift for negotiation and reaching common ground, and who was completely professional and dependable - responding within minutes to emails and phone calls for example. It was striking to contrast Jeff with my husband’s attorney, who was extremely flakey and unprofessional, as well as belligerent without a logical basis. Since my husband signed on his attorney before I signed on mine, I had the chance to interact with this attorney both before and after Jeff represented me. It is a testament to the professional respect that Jeff commands within his community of attorneys that my husband’s attorney became a much more humble and reasonable person once Jeff was in the picture.
After a few months of work, Jeff was able to help navigate my case from a contentious 1B divorce to a collaborative, joint petition “1A” divorce. In the end this saved an enormous amount of time and expense, and kept us out of the courtrooms. I would recommend Jeff again in a heartbeat. He is the best at what he does, combining legal scholarship with empathy, communication skills, experience, and connections to provide outstanding representation.
Posted by anonymous
Jeff is a superb family law attorney with extraordinary expertise and remarkable professionalism. He and his associate provided concrete support for me from the beginning to the end. They understood my goals and came up effective strategies to help me achieve ALL of them. Their support significantly lessened the stress on my shoulder. Like most clients, I wished my case could be settled as soon as possible on the day I filed for divorce. However, conflicts and tension were inevitable. Jeff demonstrated exceptional skills to lower the tension, dissect the circumstance, turn the conflicts into controllable, and then aided me successfully solving all disputes. Likewise, Jeff truly represented his client. During the discussion of issues concerning the parenting plan, he suggested I should ground firmly to guard my child's interest and benefits even I would like to compromise at that moment. He also gave me a set of take-home parenting guideline to help me better implement the co-parenting plan. I can't thank Jeff enough. He definitely is the kind of lawyer who the client can fully trust and rely on.
Posted by Barry
Jeff is nothing short of a true professional. I was immediately impressed with his wisdom and experience after only talking to him for five minutes during my initial consultation. Prior to talking with Jeff, I contacted several other attorneys in his area as I "shopped" for representation. All of the other lawyers I talked to gave me the basic verbal script and the impression of the typical divorce attorney...concerned about nothing more than your ability to pay. Being an active duty male not collocated in the Boston area I knew it was going to be tough to find someone that would advocate for me. Jeff and his team was always there for me. He would almost immediately return my phone calls and e-mails. There wasn't one instance were I felt left in the dark on anything that was occurring with my case. Additionally, I have experienced many challenging things in life, but nothing prepares you for the emotional rollercoaster of a divorce. Jeff was always there for me, and always provided me with very sound wisdom...WHENEVER I needed it.
There were many false and erroneous accusations against me in order to strengthen her case and limit my interaction with my child. Jeff used this to our defense, and during my negotiation with the apposing counsel his poise and knowledge of the law absolutely prevailed. Ultimately, being a person with a well established career and many of years invested into it this was going to be a divisible asset. Through Jeff's impeccable negotiating skills he was able have me retain ALL of my retirement, inheritance and personal assets at an absolute fraction of the net worth. Lastly, and most importantly he was able to establish and solidify a superb co-parenting plan for me. I am nothing short of grateful.
Posted by anonymous
Jeffrey Soilson, and his associate Rob Boutwell, provided terrific counsel and support to my sister and I as we addressed a complicated and distressing extended family situation. They gathered information in a sensitive manner; they were very good listeners. They understood our goals, which were not solely monetary. Complex information was patiently communicated. We were encouraged to ask questions. They responded quickly to all communications. They made every attempt to be efficient with their time. Having them in our corner allowed us to stand up for ourselves and address wrongs. They assisted our decision making by explaining our options and the pros and cons of taking action. Their judgement is based on broad experience and extensive knowledge. When an issue outside of their expertise arose, they encouraged me to pursue additional legal advice and provided me with a referral to an expert. I felt completely comfortable and confident taking their advice. They worked well with other family members' lawyers. Their leadership in this matter facilitated a resolution that met my sister's and my needs and also satisfied everyone involved.
Posted by Suzanne RP
I consulted Jeff Soilson regarding a family dispute/estate issue and I can't say enough about how well he handled the situation. He was professional, sympathetic, experienced and extremely responsive. He made a very stressful situation manageable and I can't thank him enough.
I would recommend Jeff to anyone who had to deal with complicated estate/legal matters.
Posted by Rich
Jeff is a consummate professional who consistently provides me with excellent legal representation. Jeff's work ethic, attention to detail and overall sense of urgency is hard to find. Jeff also has an extensive network of arbitrators, financial and tax colleagues to lean on, which I found extremely helpful. Jeff makes himself available to his clients day and night and is always available to provide great advice and counsel.
Posted by anonymous
Jeff is a highly professional, diligent, and knowledgeable attorney. He understands the importance of helping clients manage the emotion involved with family cases with realistic expectations. With Jeff, I always felt reassured that details / developments would be communicated clearly and promptly.