4.5 stars 12 totalReview Karen Saminski
Posted by Saket
Karen assisted me with in a contested divorce. From the day I engaged her, she came across as a very knowledgeable attorney who had her facts straight. I went through a very lengthy, unrealistic demanding, expensive divorce and Karen was always present to guide and provide assistance to see the process smoothly. She was available when you needed to speak to her (even on weekends) and provided sound advice that I was able to take. She was very diligent in her work, never gave a feeling that she was trying to extract money out of me by dragging the case and wanted to bring the case to closure as amicably and smoothly as possible. She assisted me in Child Support and custody negotiations which helped me gain custody of my son. I would highly recommend Karen for someone who is going through a bad divorce process. her personality is very welcoming and you will feel connected to her the moment you speak to her. Thanks Karen for assisting me with my case.
Posted by Michael
Mrs Saminski and Miss O'Neil are wonderful people and outstanding lawyers. I retained their services for a child support case and the outcome was outstanding due to their extreme knowledge of the family court laws. I am extremely satisfied and happy that I chose them to represent me and would definitely hire them again. I highly recommend them to anyone needing a lawyer in their field!!
Posted by Cynthia
I have hired Ms. Saminski twice for a child support case. The experience, knowledge and professionalism from Karen and her staff was stellar. Both times I made out with better than expected results, both in my favor. Her staff was on top of everything, very knowledgeable and made clear what I was to expect. I felt very comfortable, everyone on her team was patient and took the time to make sure I understood and was comfortable with the next steps in the process. Thank you Karen, Bill and team for your professionalism and help. I can’t say enough of happy I am with her services that I have hired her again to handle other services.
Posted by Ankur Shah
As a parent whose child had been abducted away to a foreign land half way across the globe, I had a very thin support system here in the US with no knowledge whatsoever around the complexities involved around international parental abduction.As a victim of parental abduction, I had to live with the harsh reality of being estranged from my son , unaware of his well being and basically having no access to him. Totally unaware of the laws around parental abduction and the possible legal options I had, I approached Miss Saminskis office presenting them with my case. I found Miss Saminskis attitude humane, understanding and very honest. At the same time, I found her law firm has exceptional knowledge and past experience in the areas of international family law. Over the next few months, Miss Saminski assisted in preparing my case, obtaining the necessary orders via the family courts system and assisted me with tons of resources around the options I had to try and get the order recognized, used as leverage and possibly enforced in a foreign jurisdiction. Fast forward 10 months, my son has now returned to the United States - his home country, I have reconciled with my wife, and I can sleep peacefully at night knowing he is not more than a few yards away from me.
I sincerely thank Miss Saminski and her entire team of professionals for all the expertise and assistance they have provided. Words cannot express the gratitude I feel towards her and her firm, for helping me get through the roughest phase in my life and seeking justice to help re-unite a father with his son.
Posted by Kanchan
Karen Saminski a truly dedicated attorney with strong sense of justice and determination to protect her client. She was sent by god as an angel in my son’s and my life to get us justice. She saved a young child from being snatched away from his mother.
I was married in India and migrated to the US from India with my minor child, who was born in India. Within 6 months of my stay in NJ, US, I faced a divorce, which was filed without my knowledge. I knew nothing about how the laws and the legal system work here in the US.
It started with a contested divorce where my ex-husband had asked for full custody (physical & legal) of minor child, and with several motions filed, ESP hearings. All of them were unsuccessful.
I fired my previous attorney for not handling my case properly.
I hired Karen and her legal team after ESP failed. The details of my case were complicated still Karen took my case with immense speed and dedication. My case had custody evaluation, 3 failed economic mediations and 5 motions before facing an 8 days of trial. Karen helped me with my deposition, trial proceedings and stood by me like my family.
She uncovered my Ex Husband’s financial information from both US and India, which he had refused to disclose. She unfolded how this divorce was planned. She stood with me whenever I needed legal advice and to move ahead with case.
I truly believe in her and will always recommend people who need the right legal counsel.
Posted by AP
I cannot thank you enough for standing in my corner through an extremely difficult time, negotiating with and coming to terms with a highly unreasonable and provocative adversary. Your legal advice and support was solid, ethical, and reasonable - values that I sincerely admire. During tough times, you stood your ground, lent me strength, dealt with me with immense patience, and ensured we always stayed above the cackle and took the fair, just and high road through all our interactions with our adversary. To do so even in situations where baseless slander, false accusations and unproductive false accusations were thrown my way was truly commendable. It's been a trying few months, but I've come out on top (we had to, given we were reasonable throughout), and most importantly, in the right mental space, largely due to the way YOU led me through the whole process. Thank you again.
Please treat the above as a testimonial for your services. I hope no friends go through a divorce, but if they do, rest assured I will recommend your services.
Anonymous review posted on
Karen is a very senior knowledgable attorney with a great team. i hired her at the worst of my life but her team help me sail through the hardest phase. a divorce is an emotionally and financially draining experience, where the right people can help yo get justice and i will recommend her for the same
Anonymous review posted on
Ms. Saminski is smart, personable, and comes across as a tough advocate. When my case started, I was optimistic. As the case dragged on through the Court system, their interest and work waned. The defending lawyer was more persistent, and in most instances was able to set the agenda. At the end it took weeks to get any work done and my estimated bill doubled due to countless, needless interactions with defending lawyer and others. My experience is different than other posts on Avvo, but don't believe I'm the only one who was been strung along by this firm.
Posted by Ray Rodriguez
I was fortunate enough to retain the services of associate attorney Amy L. Bernstein, and can say, without hesitation, in 15+ years of navigating through the quagmire that is the Union County, NJ - Division of Family Courts, she was easily the best attorney I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Informed, compassionate, and at the top of her profession. She took on my issue without hesitation and, thanks to her tireless work and dedication, I have finally won the deserved relief that I have sought after all these years. Words alone can never express the amount of gratitude that my family and I have for Ms. Bernstein, and for the entire staff at the Law Firm of Karen K. Saminski, for their professionalism and support throughout. Absolute aces in my book!
Posted by Kim
Prior to hiring Karen I went through a grueling emotional nightmare of a divorce / custody trial which lasted 3 years at a cost of 50,000 with a different firm. I ended up losing residential custody of my two youngest children 9 & 10 and was forced to vacate the marital home ( I've been a stay-at-home mom for 7 years). I was left devastated and lost all hope and respect for the system that is until I met Karen. Although my ex technically won everything he still wasn't satisfied and filed a motion to stop alimony amongst other issues that still linger. I emailed Karen right away explaining my complex situation to her and I prayed that she wouldn't turn me away . I received an email with her response the next morning saying that she was willing to speak to me. That day we spoke changed my mind set and life! I finally could say that I had some peace of mind after 4 years of torture at the hands of the court system. Since I live out of State I had my parents go meet with Karen and their opinion of her was Outstanding. She showed patience when speaking with them and Karen didn't rush their consultation like most attorneys do. My mom said she was an excellent listener which I feel is most important when hiring an attorney. Karen and I finally met in person at my Nov. 6th 2013 court date. I finally had the chance to enter the court room with confidence and no doubts because I knew I had an attorney that was there for me not against me which was not my experience prior to hiring Karen. I won't get into specifics about my case but I will say everything has been turning around for me. I can't thank Karen enough and her staff for all of their help. I recommend Karen and her attorneys 100% I only wish I would have found her sooner... The outcome for what's in the best interest of my children I believe would have been much different if I had Karen there fighting for me.