5.0 stars 15 totalReview Karen Gersten
Posted by Chris A
I started my Journey I’m sure like most soon to be divorcees. Unsure of what to expect, worried about the end result, and frankly scared about my future. Karen’s calming mannerism, confidence and her knowledge and understanding how the process works gave me great relief and support. Her constant assurance she had everything under control allowed me the peace of mind to focus on my kids and help them through the process. She never wavered from what was most important to me and the end result was much better than I ever expected. Her ability to understand all the detail and negotiate in my favor has given me my life back. Karen truly navigated an incredibly complicated and challenging divorce with amazing skills, integrity and professionalism. Not only did she represent me better than I could have imaging, she became my friend. I would high recommend Karen for any family matter. Amazing!
Posted by anonymous
My experience was amazing. My wife blindsided me with a divorce filing. Karen worked extensively on my case and helped make it a very smooth process. Contacting her was a breeze and she was always available when I needed her with questions/concerns/just to vent.
She doesn't take crap from anyone and maneuvers through the process very effectively and efficiently. Without Karen, I probably would have lost the shirt off my back.
She is very dedicated to her clients while maintaining a balanced home life for her family. She's not afraid to tell you she has prior family engagements and her work will not get in the way of that. This balanced work/home life was very beneficial for me as I have a young child whom I dedicate my every opportunity to.
As an added note, her paralegal Blake was just as amazing at answering questions and staying on top of needed information and schedules.
Posted by Natalie
As soon as I met Karen, I knew I was in good hands with my divorce. Our divorce was not dramatic in any way. I originally agreed to divorce through mediation and hired Karen to simply file for divorce and review the documents our mediator was going to supply. but suffered from a complete lack of organization and follow through by our mediator and us as we avoided difficult conversations. Our mediator totally dropped the ball and under a tight deadline, Karen helped my ex and I finalize our plan. Although she was my lawyer, which she kept very clear at all times, she jumped in and helped my ex and I reach an amicable agreement. She was all business, funny, kind and kept the issues very clear. I would want her in my corner at all times. She has a tremendous amount of force and influence and although I never had to ask her to use these qualities, I know that if I was not being supported by the agreements I was making, she would go to bat for me. And she would win. Although our circumstances for meeting were not great, I absolutely enjoyed working with Karen.
Posted by Angela
Karen was able to help me reach a settlement in a contentious divorce case within months. Her knowledge of the law and finances hastened the process and reduced my anxiety. My case included a special needs child, DCF involvement and an alcoholic spouse. Karen managed my case with grace and confidence. She was always available and her staff is attentive, professional and caring. Her billing is very reasonable and I was happy to pay her for her hard work. I hired two attorneys, spent $20,000 and lived in fear for a year prior to meeting Karen due to the lack of progress in my case. I highly recommend Karen Gersten.
Posted by Denise
I chose Attorney Karen Gersten because of her experience with Divorces involving Special Needs children.
Karen is not your typical lawyer; she always puts her client's first and treats you as if you were her only client. My divorce was extremely contentious and involved 2 children under the age of 10 (one special needs and the other typical). Karen immediately got a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) on board to represent the children and what was in their best interests. Karen always had my back and when things got emotional, she kept me focused and strong. Without her expertise, support, compassion and dedication to me and my kids, I would have never survived. I'm currently on my own with my 2 amazing children and financially stable. I felt confident with Karen and all the recommendations she made. She made sure to review things with me to make certain I understood. Karen was in constant communication with me whether by phone or email before making any decisions involving my divorce case. I would highly recommend Attorney Karen Gersten to anyone thinking about divorce or even ready to file. She has an amazingly competent and talented staff as well, which is extremely important.
Karen is highly respected among other colleagues, Attorneys and Judges. I can't stress this enough, Karen is not your typical lawyer........she has a heart and puts her client's and their children first.
You want Attorney Karen Gersten on your team!
Posted by Phyllis
I was referred to Karen Gersten for my divorce by my brother who's opinion I respect and value. My divorce was difficult and I could not have navigated through it without the guidance and support of Karen. Her attention to detail, prompt responses, and court room presence were all exceptional. She is brilliant, confident, very attentive made me feel comfortable and always going the extra mile. Karen kept me informed every step of the way. No matter what we faced, she was successful. I will be forever grateful to Karen she got me everything I wanted and more. I would highly recommend Karen Gersten to anyone in need of an efficient, positive outcome. She is my hero.
Posted by Beth
I was so fortunate to have been recommended to Karen Gersten to represent me in my recent divorce proceedings.
Karen is an exceptionally intelligent and prudent attorney who protected my every interest and offered superb advice and guidance. I trusted her judgement explicitly. Karen respected that trust and provided outstanding legal representation.
Anyone who has divorced knows what an unsettling, emotional and uncertain process it is. Karen was sensitive and compassionate yet didn’t let the emotional aspect of divorce drive decisions. I depended heavily on her expertise to lead me through difficult financial negotiations which she did with superior competence and confidence. I simply cannot stress enough how skillful and intuitive Karen is with an extraordinary capacity for detail.
In my observations, it was evident that Karen is afforded the utmost respect of her colleagues, judges and attorneys alike. Additionally, Karen’s office offers efficient, reliable, and professional services.
Finally, I will forever be grateful to Karen for guiding me through this difficult time with dignity and kindness. I highly recommend Attorney Karen Gersten and urge anyone seeking an attorney to give Karen his or her closest consideration. She's exceptional .
Posted by anonymous
Karen represented me in a highly contentious and emotional divorce. She is a brilliant attorney who also takes the time to understand the facts at hand. She was very reasonable and realistic in trying to bring my case to a settlement agreement; however, when it became clear that settlement was not possible or in my best interest, she expertly got me through a court trial. Her professionalism and experience made me feel confident that no matter what the outcome, I had the best legal representation that I could ask for. Karen took the time to understand and digest all of the information and was extremely thorough and well prepared throughout the process. I could not have gotten through this process without her. She is a tribute to her profession - caring but strong. I recommend her highly.
Posted by anonymous
I worked with Karen a short time - I liked her however she dropped me mid case because she was nervous about my ex which I do not blame her for because my ex is very scary but I felt the correct thing to do would have been to return the entire retainer as barely any work was done and no motions filed. Other than I have to say I wish she could have stayed with me
Posted by anonymous
I really appreciated all of Attorney Gersten's help with my divorce because of the emotional turmoil I was experiencing at that time -- she was my champion and there to fight for me. Her billing was accurate and fair and I would receive a statement every time she did substantial work on my case. Her office staff is very responsive to my questions when Attorney Gersten was not available. She is definitely a no-nonsense type of lawyer who had the respect of her peers and the judges. I was happy she was on my side and would definitely use her again if the need arises.