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Maurice Giro

Elder law Attorney at Hackensack, NJ

4.8   33 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    New York - NY 16 years
    New Jersey - NJ 17 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Maurice

Learn Maurice’s areas of practice.

TRUSTED FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS, ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS IN HACKENSACK, NEW JERSEY. CALL 833-274-9969

Maurice is a happily married father of one child who is an avid fan of the New York Jets, the New York Yankees and mixed martial arts. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2019,2012
Client's Choice
2019 2012

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Location

Maurice Giro
Giro, LLP, Attorneys at Law
576 Fifth Avenue, Suite 903
New York, NY, 10036
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  33 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by Susan | April 12, 2013
So Thankful
I went to see Mr. Giro after my husband served me with a divorce complaint. I was terrified that he would take my pension from me after I had worked so hard for it my entire career. I was also scared because my husband was asking for custody of our daughter. After meeting with Mr. Giro, he made me feel very comfortable and confident that everything would work out for me at the end. Now that my divorce has been finalized, I am very happy that I chose Mr. Giro. He allowed me to keep custody of our daughter and my husband did not receive one cent from my pension. I give Mr. Giro the highest recommendation.
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Posted by Denise | September 17, 2012
Great Attorney
Maurice Giro is a great and reliable Attorney. He recently settled my divorce case and I knew I made the right decision hiring him the very 1st day we discussed my case! Throughout the process he was extremely informative and kept me up to date with all that was going on. I will most definitely recommend his services. Overall great person/attorney!
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Posted by Alex | August 31, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable Trust Lawyer
We had a few questions on using a trust in a slightly unconventional manner. Maurice listened to our use-case, went over our trust declaration, identified the weak points and made actionable suggestions. He answered all our questions and was super friendly . We will definitely come back to hire him when the need arises.
Posted by Sandra | July 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremley happy with this firm
My family retained Maurice Giro about 2 years ago regarding a family matter. The case was just settled. It was a long road but we did it. It was a pleasure working with Maurice and Yohana. They were very attentive and took their time explaining everything to us during the entire process. You can definitely tell they actually care about their clients. I highly recommend Giro & Associates.
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Posted by Damian | May 9, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Lawless Country
What can I say… Maurice and I had a small bump on the road. Overcoming obstacles, Mr. Giro was able to get me out of a very difficult situation against a malicious attorney who practices law with threats. Maurice was able to navigate through the situation and handle the matter professionally, ethically and gave me the reassurance that justice will prevail despite frightening allegations against me. Now, with facts and evidence, the perpetrators are now starting to reveal themselves to the justice system. I’m confident that Maurice can resolve complicated issues. Maurice knowledge of the law stemming from a great school, former prosecutor and public defender, has my confidence that we can take on any task before him.
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Posted by Ginnie | November 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
client
Maurice and his entire office staff have been kind, patient, and professinal as I navigated the seeming morass of the legal world. Noise was too complex; no question was too inane. Thank you
Posted by Michelle | October 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Estate Planning Services
Mr. Giro set up a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust for my parents, as well as several other estate planning tools. One can imagine how overwhelming and confusing this process can be. However, his office made it really easy, took the time to answer my many questions, and was reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend his office to anyone who needs estate planning done.
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended elderly law attorney
I am an attorney in California and I recently retained Giro Law on behalf of my elderly parents in New Jersey. Mr. Giro handled their matter with the utmost professionalism and got them the results they had been seeking . It was a pleasure working with Mr. Giro. I highly recommend him and his experienced team to handle any matters related to elderly law.
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Response from Maurice Giro December 15, 2020
Thank you for your feedback!
Posted by Yohana | November 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service and Very Knowledgeable!
Mr. Giro and his staff assisted me with a personal family matter. They were extremely knowledgeable of the subject matter, helpful and kind. It is rare to find a law firm that meets all of those qualifications. I highly recommend Giro, LLP.
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Nice Honest phone consult
Called Mr. Giro for phone advice for Will making and such for an American friend living out of State. he called back, was very courteous, and gave me honest answers of what is reqd. of my friend and what not. Liked it. Thnx -sr
Response from Maurice Giro August 11, 2020
Thank you, it was a pleasure speaking to you!
Posted by Margaret | April 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Medicaid assistance
Maurice and Denise were very knowledgeable with the Medicaid process. My mother had been placed in a nursing home and the expense was enormous. Maurice met with me and gave me a detailed plan of action. This is a daunting process and is always changing with government guidelines. I highly recommend Maurice to any family that needs legal guidance with elder law, especially the Medicaid nightmare.
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Posted by Laura | September 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Maurice, principal of the firm
I was referred to Maurice as an elder law specialist. My mother was running out of funds and her financials were a shambles. She was bouncing checks right and left. Maurice and his paralegal Denise were able to obtain bank information from Mom that she refused to provide to the family. Just as she was about to get evicted they qualified Mom for Medicaid and dealt with nursing home applications. Thanks to them she is thriving at the best facility in Bergen County!!! They are a pleasure to deal with and really know their stuff.
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Posted by Myra | June 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Maurice and his whole team, with special mention to Lyan and Carol, have been phenomenal throughout my divorce proceedings. They have always kept me abreast of updates and provided me with sound advice, but more importantly, I truly feel that they rallied for me and advocated for my best interest every step of the way. Because they truly treated me like a dignified human being, I felt like I established a personal connection with his staff as a result. Maurice even bought me a shot at a party I had recently - not many clients can say that about their lawyers!
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Posted by Phil | June 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Friendly and Personable
Maurice and his staff were friendly and personable. They provided a Living Will and Healthcare Proxy. I had a few edit suggestions of my own. Maurice reviewed my proposals and improved on them. I felt the final products were just right. It was a very nice experience.
Response from Maurice Giro June 7, 2019
Thanks Phil, it was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by Elisa | May 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing team!
Excellent service. Helped me resolve my case effortlessly. One of the paralegals, Carolym Almonte, was extremely professional and helped me through the entire process. If you're ever in need of legal help or representation, this is exactly who you need to hire.
Response from Maurice Giro June 7, 2019
Thanks Elisa, it was a pleasure to help you!
Posted by Esmeralda | May 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Hummel Lyan
I am currently in a divorce case. I am very happy with the services Giro At Laws are providing me with, particularly with Attorney Hummel and staff. I feel secure and well represented. They have been great with my case. I am very happy to have found Attorney Hummel. She is a very dedicated person that has been working diligently with my case. I can’t express enough how grateful I am with them. I highly recommend the services from Giro At Laws.
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Posted by edward | March 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
good lawyer
he is a good lawyer fighting with medicaid is a very difficult process and difficult times i have to deal with my mother in the nursing home there were times i did not think straight i know he will win my case thank you Maurice
Posted by Peter | August 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Mr. Giro did an excellent job in helping us navigate elder care issue and estate planning. He presented numerous options and helps us come to the best possible conclusion and outcome. We would highly recommend him.
Posted by Maria | January 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Elder Care
Maurice handled my mother's Medicaid case and all matters relating to my father's estate. He was always very expedient in responding to any of my questions. He definitely calmed my anxiety and any concerns that I had concerning my parents' welfare. He was professional, caring and made sure that all our interests and concerns were taken care of. I was very fortunate to have such an experienced and caring lawyer. I would highly recommend Maurice Giro to anyone who needs an elder care lawyer.
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Posted by FrankieJ | June 15, 2015
Faith restored
When I had my first face-to-face meeting with Maurice Giro I was struck by his knowledge, charm and empathy. But I was still quite apprehensive. I've had a spotty time, to say the least, with attorneys. Trust issues that are rooted in the worst kind of insanities that seriously messed my life up—financial and psychological. So to say that I was doubtful that anything would work out is an understatement. Mr. Giro was calm, seemingly genuine and assured me that what needed to be done could and would be done and that things would work out. Without going into too much detail, my case involved Elder Law and making certain that my aged mother would get proper care and that we would not lose our home in the process. I have been a caregiver for longer than I care to remember and, because of that, legally I had certain caregiver rights. Mr. Giro explained those rights and how we would go about beginning the process. There were some bumps along the way (none of them having to do do with Mr. Giro)—which included lousy care from a rehab facility (imagine such a thing) and being stuck in a red-tape limbo for a spell, but in the end, (seemingly miraculously) things worked out in our favor—just as Mr. Giro had said it would. We are now near the end of the long but important process. Unlike other attorneys, Mr. G doesn't pretend to know everything nor does he make false promises. He just does his best to get the job done. He’s pretty expedient in responding to queries and questions and doesn’t flinch when a client (like me) flies off the handle and/or sends a panicked, hot-headed (unthought-out) email. Intelligent attorneys (often an oxymoron) are like cardiac surgeons since we expect both to work miracles— and we rarely show our gratitude, and accuse them of overcharging. I would personally like to say, “thank you” to Maurice Giro for doing his job, quite wonderfully, and achieving the impossible, calming my anxiety and restoring my faith in the legal profession.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Municipal Prosecutor
  • West New York Municipal Court
  • 2010 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • West New York Municipal Court
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Superior Court of New Jersey
  • 2005 - 2006
  • United States Air Force
  • 1998 - 2007
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Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2005
  • Thomas Edison State College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Domestic Violence trial
  • Woman's restraining order was granted and she was awarded approximately $13,000 in damages, ex-boyfriend's charges were all dismissed

Associations

  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • member
  • 2014 - Present
  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Bergen County's 2019 Top Lawyers
  • (201) Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2015

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • What Matters Most to You, Initiating Difficult Conversations about Advance Care Planning: What Social Workers Need to Know
  • What Matters Most to You, Initiating Difficult Conversations about Advance Care Planning: What Social Workers Need to Know
  • 2019
  • What will happen to your children if something happens to you
  • Estate planning
  • 2014
  • Cablevision news
  • The warrant requirement for the use of GPS devices
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (40)
Endorse Maurice
Elder law Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Maurice and I have worked on many matters together and he is a great resource."
Elder law Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Maurice is a strong advocate and easy to work with."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a zealous advocate for his client, and, importantly, is able to maintain a properly professional working relationship even when confronted with a difficult client or opposing party."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has demonstrated a great wealth of knowledge and experience in this area of law"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Giro is an excellent advocate who takes the time to know what his clients need and advocates passionately."
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very professional and competent on family law issues."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Maurice Giro, Esq. is a trusted colleague and a skilled and knowledgeable family law, municipal law, and litigation attorney. Mr. Giro zealously represents his clients while remaining cordial with opposing counsel, which included me on many occasions. His knowledge of relevant law is truly remarkable, and he is able to explain complex law to his clients with ease. In addition, Mr. Giro's rates are eminently reasonable for the level of quality service he provides. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Giro without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Entertainment Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It is difficult to choose one area of law to endorse Maurice because he is very knowledgeable in many areas. He is very hard-working, honest, listens to his clients and takes their cases seriously. You are in good hand and I would completely hire him as my attorney if I needed representation."
Family Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. A very strong advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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