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Jacqueline Francine Barbara

Divorce and separation Attorney at Bridgeport, CT

4.6   8 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 32 years
    Connecticut - CT 32 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jacqueline

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Location

Cohen & Wolf, PC
1115 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT, 06604

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Katie | March 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING attorney
I retained Jackie for my divorce last year. It was an extremely difficult and stressful time for me emotionall and financially, and I could not have chosen a more amazing person to be on my side. Not only does she know the law inside out due to years of experience, she’s also an extremely compassionate human being. She held my hand through the entire ordeal, wiped my tears, but also got me to pull myself together when it was time. She returned every single one of my phone calls and emails within the hour (usually within 10 minutes, including on weekends). Her advice was always spot on. She never missed a beat. She’s extremely well known and highly respected in the Milford courthouse, where all our proceedings took place. After years of being bullied, I was finally able to achieve a fair outcome, and I was able to retain the things most important to me. My circumstances are different than most, and due to having 3 children, one of which is extremely medically complex requiring 24/7 care, I had to leave a successful career in order to make sure I can raise my special needs son at home alongside his siblings. My parents actually paid for her services for me, and although the services she provided exceeded the retainer paid, she actually waived the remainder of her fees, knowing how difficult things were for me financially. I wax moved to tears by her kindness and generosity. She’s an absolutely amazing woman, and if you ever find yourself in the unexpected place of needing a divorce attorney, i highly recommend her. She’s worth every penny.
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce...
Finding myself in need of a divorce attorney was obviously something I had never anticipated. We all have friends and/or parents that have gone through a divorce, but until you unfortunately have to go through one yourself, you have no idea what to expect. There are so many questions, emotions, and fears that arise and although friends and family do their best to give advice, you need an attorney who is going to walk you through every step of the process with your best interests at heart. I had interviews with several New Haven county divorce attorneys, and I can honestly say not one single one of them immediately put me at ease the way Jackie did. I had absolutely no hesitation to have her by my side through this process. Attorney Jackie Barbara went above and beyond anything I expected. Every single question I had was answered immediately, not only answered but explained to me in a way I would understand. Ultimately every decision I made along the way was mine, but I was advised by Jackie on how the law works and what the outcomes may be regarding which decisions I would make. Jackie knows the law. She knows the courtroom from years of experience. She knows how to make one feel at ease while at the same time holding her ground and fighting for you and what is right. Jackie’s legal ethics are impeccable and without question. She is professional, articulate, honest, trustworthy and reliable. I highly recommend Jackie Barbara to anyone being faced with having to go through a divorce. There are plenty of attorneys who will go through the motions…but very few who will treat you with such respect and dignity, and truly fight for you and stand by your side the way Jackie does.
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Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2016
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Jacqueline Barbara review
From the first telephone contact to the final settlement, Jacqueline Barbara was the model of a professional, conscientious, engaged advocate for our interests. She was responsive, listened to what we had to say, and gave excellent advice at every turn. She was clearly well respected by the local court, always an advantage. We should add that her office assistant was also terrific.
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Posted by Kim | June 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best Ever! 11 years together
I'm not the best with words unless it's clinical scientific writing . I've been working with Jackie over the past eleven years beginning with my 2005 divorce. I have referred her to many over the years. She is the best! I never waited more than a half hour for a response to email or phone call. She has carried my thru those unexpected life challenges with confidence promptness and strength! Sometimes acting as a therapist. I'm always grateful to have her in my foxhole.
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Posted by Barbara | June 15, 2016
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Exemplary attorney
I have used Jacqueline F. Barbara as my divorce attorney since retaining her at the end of 2006. Due to unfortunate circumstances with ex-husband (defendant), and his willingness to ignore court orders for nine years, Jackie Barbara has represented me brilliantly and taken the stress right out of my hands in having to deal with the myriad of issues that have arisen since then. Her fees are highly competitive and well worth her expertise, and my piece of mind. Am presuming that ever divorce/separation matter is different, would classify mine as leaning towards one of the most difficult. Through that, she has prevailed for me consistently. I highly recommend her, she listens extremely well, knows all of the laws and puts her client first, always.
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Posted by Annamarie Mastrangelo Amore | October 8, 2014
FIGHTING FOR MY LIFE
As human beings, each and every one of us has our trails and tribulations that we experience and, hopefully, overcome in our lives. I feel that the knowledge and perspective we garner from these experiences should be shared with others to help them in their own journey. For that reason, I would like to share my personal story. Recently I went throughout a contentious divorce after a long marriage. This was a stressful time for me, with many life changing decisions to be made. The prospect of navigating through the this process was confusing stressful and overwhelming. Fortunately, I was referred to Attorney Jacqueline F. Barbara, who represented me in my divorce. From the initial consultation through the conclusion of the divorce. I was impressed not only by Attorney Barbara's expertise, knowledge, experience and professionalism, but also by her compassion and attentiveness. Attorney Barbara always responded to my questions, emails and telephone calls quickly and clearly addressed all my concerns. I knew that she truly cared about me as a person, not just another client. As a result, I began to relax, knowing that I was in good hands. I felt confident with Attorney Barbara handling my case as she earnestly fought for my rights, informing and educating me every step of the way, as she expertly handled my divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2013
divorced mother
Attorney Jackie, Always answered my questions in a timely manner. She was quick to respond to and act in my behave. Attorney Jackie, was encouraging and trustworthy in my divorce proceedings and helped my case tremendously.
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Out of date and hands off approach with clients
I hired Jackie who is now at Cohen and Wolf. She was supposed to represent my specific family law case. She relies too heavily on past representation and doesn't have a personal touch with clients. It's always "well my other client did this today" "well that's just not the way things work around here" and provides innacurate information regularly. Be it case law or methodology of current state advisory, she is out of date and relies on her societal status to continue to snake her way through representation. Statutes changed nearly a decade ago in Connecticut that she is unaware of.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Cohen & Wolf, PC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Jacqueline F. Barbara
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Partner
  • Schlesinger & Barbara, LLC
  • 1995 - 2013

Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Buffalo
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Associations

  • Milford Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Special Masters Program
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • BV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • BV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • BV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • BV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • BV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • BV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • BV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • BV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Jacqueline
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Truly an exceptional Juris! Over the years I have worked with Attorney Barbara on several cases and have always been impressed with her professionalism and demeanor both inside and out of the court room. Her reputation is well deserved."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with Attorney Barbara on many divorce and custody matters. She lives up to her reputation as a solid and trustworthily litigator. She is a zealous advocate for her clients. pradvoclit hl y litigator ro etrong trurly she ara rahve i havars I h past several decoI endorse this lawyer. Over"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had dozens of cases with Attorney Barbara over the years that she and I have practiced law. She is always a zealous advocate for her clients and her reputation in the legal community is outstanding."
Divorce and separation
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