4.5 stars 44 totalReview Curtis Romanowski
Posted by anonymous
I hired Mr Romanowski. He did not return phone calls or emails. Was advised another attorney was assigned to watch over his practice as he was not able. Unclear if he has or is allowed to practice. Has been unable to return my retainer.
Posted by Aron
Review is a long time coming..... if you have ever seen My Cousin Vinny, that's Romanowski.
Upon meeting him, he was super smooth, knowledgeable, accredited, and assured me over and over that negotiating alimony and/or spousal support was his specialty. My future ex-wife held a doctorate degree and was currently in the work force yet this bumbling idiot couldn't manage to do jack squat with her PRO-BONO lawyer?!?!??
Now I'm paying her half my salary, supporting and taking care of her nearly 100%, while at the same time splitting custody 50/50.
My first meeting with him, I walked in with a living arrangement, a custody arrangement, all assets divided, etc... and he still took a year to process the divorce. He did absolutely nothing for me. It was $7500 flushed down the toilet. Please, take whatever money you were going to use to hire him and burn it; at least the flames will be pretty.
And, to top it all off, he shows up at the divorce proceedings (when I told him I didn't need him), confides in me that his financial advisor of 30 years just made off with all his Money, then spent 10 minutes on my case..... and bills me for 3 additional hours because it's in the fine print on the retainer!!!!
Again, burn your money before hiring Romanowski!!!!!
Posted by anonymous
Not a Christmas goes by after my divorce that I don't have fond thoughts about my lawyer, Curtis Romanowski. It's been quite a few years now. Very happy years. When Curt was helping me through those really tough times he actually committed the facts of my case to memory, knew the law inside and out and never left me hanging for answers to my questions. On one occasion, I recall him sending me an email at around 3:00AM, responding to a few I had sent to him shortly after midnight. He was great in court. Very sharp.
Posted by anonymous
I'm a physician and I teach other doctors at a university hospital. Curt handled my divorce as brilliantly as anyone could have conceivably done. I live in a world populated with extremely knowledgeable professionals and I was schooled by a wide assortment of world-famous professors in Ivy League settings. Curt is a perfect example of what I would call keenly honed practical intellect. He argues like a Jesuit apologist. He is an expert's expert. That being said, he's a warm, friendly down-to-earth kind of a guy. I think of him as the Neil deGrasse Tyson of Family Law.
Posted by Om
I have been a resident of CA for last 10 or so years. One day I was served the divorce notice my ex-wife from NJ superior court very unexpectedly. I had no idea about NJ family laws and knew no lawyer in NJ bar. I undertook a detailed search and found some good law firms. After having a conversation with two, I selected Romanowski law firm because I felt they were the best to represent my interests in the upcoming divorce. Romanwski Esq took over my case.
As I perceive, a divorce is a very emotional issue with reference to any client (especially if, like mine, a child is involved). But, for an attorney, even though it is another professional engagement, Romanowski Esq. was ready to listen to the premises on which the divorce case stemmed from, the reasons and chain of events that led to the separation in a very patient manner. Above all, every one of his questions, queries and other forms of interaction conveyed me the strong feeling that he fully understood the mental agony I was going through and fully respected my emotions and treated me as distressed client requiring special attention. Above all, he studied the information passed onto him, analyzed all pieces from a legal standpoint and informed me the merits of each and every argument I had had without getting biased by my own emotional outbursts.
Later, during the mediation before a marital settlement agreement was reached, he exercised his prowess as a extremely talented legal professional by strongly and fiercely presenting my case. Not only myself was impressed by his cogent arguments, but the mediator was equally marveled at his legal adroitness. In that mediation room, under Romanowski Esq.'s representation, I felt very very secure and unassailable. He protected my needs as well as emotions, handled the case in a thorough and professional manner and made the mediator as well as the adversary's attorney accept the solution he had deviced in my favour. I exited the room with the Marital settlement agreement in my hand, my head held high in pride and with my heart filled with satisfaction.
By fully and completely expressing myself in the legal process, Romanowski Esq. got me the divorce the way I wanted. It freed my mind from the past and presented me with a new and clear perspective of life. Today I fully enjoy my life and for that, I remain indebted to Romanowski, Esq. I remain fully satisfied by Romanowski.Esq's representation of my divorce because I belive that what he did for me was exactly what I had in my mind.
During all these time of divorce procedure, the Law firm (RLO) was very attentive to my needs as a client. The fee structure, payment modes, follow ups and many other procedures that entails a legal process was handled in a very professional and courteous manner. I thank Romanowski Esq. and RLO for all their efforts.
Posted by Helen
Where ever does he get all that energy? Our divorce included any number of super convoluted issues and Curt cut right through them with great ease and mastery. Always poised and always in a pleasant mood. I couldn't have possibly made a better choice.
Posted by Gary
Curt handled my divorce and custody case about a year ago. I remember arriving about a half hour early for my first appointment with him, and he was in with another client, so I took a seat in the reception area and chatted with his practice manager. There was a table heaped with newspapers and magazines, all containing pieces written by or about him. I read a few and decided that he must be some sort of intellectual. I notice a book an child custody he had written on one of the bookshelves. As I picked it up, he came out to greet me.
To my surprise, he turned out to be a regular, down-to-earth guy, with a great sense of humor. I asked him all sorts of questions, and he had immediate pointed answers, including case names, the judge who wrote the opinion and statutory references, like a well-oiled machine.
At one point he said that I probably wasn't all that interested in the case names, etc., but that he references his opinions reflexively "to stay sharp." He wasn't kidding. At our first session in court, he came across like Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. He never once had to rethink his position on an issue, and always provided authority to support his arguments. My ex's lawyer was just loud. The proof was in the pudding. It was great working with him.
Posted by Dominique Godefroy
Curtis thorough knowledge and practice of family law in the state of NJ makes him one of the top lawyer to work with. His expertise and listening skills helped build a comprehensive story to support my case. This was extremely valuable to develop consensus quickly with my ex-spouse as part of our divorce settlement. The separation agreement and treatments of Alimony were explained in a comprehensive manner in context of my family. Curtis effectively provided scenarios and guidance to build the case and support same in front of the Judge. This resulted in a favorable outcome. Curtis was instructive throughout the process, listening and thinking out of the box. Curtis also helped me for my divorce and post divorce motions - each time with favorable outcome.
Curtis takes a great deal to listen and serve his clients and provide guidance that are appropriate in context and when needed. He continues lecturing and studying in his field of knowledge to further develop expertise. He is a gifted 'Passionate' lawyer. The service management of his practices is exceptional - thx to Denise! as far as cost; Curtis practice fees are competitive yet as anything there is always room for improvement in this area - finding the right balance for cost related to time associated to administration versus consultation. I think an activity-based cost approach could be a benefit to the client and Curtis practices for billing time management.
Posted by Heather
When I met with Mr. Romanowski for the first time about my divorce and child custody issues I was terrified to say the least. I had met with other lawyers previously (and actually over a span of years), but I didn't feel comfortable with any of them. Not with their knowledge and definitely not with their personalities.
There was something remarkably authentic about Curt. After checking him out online before meeting with him and reading his long list of professional credentials, I was not expecting anyone so warm and compassionate... and funny. I actually enjoyed learning about my case from him and almost immediately, my horrible fears melted away.
My outcomes were all terrific. My ex and I get along well now. After it was all done, he told me he wished he had hired Curt and said he actually found himself liking him, which he did not at all expect. I'm really enjoying my new life, thanks to Curt.
Posted by Frank
I am a transactional attorney with a CPA. My ex is an RN. I have worked with countless other attorneys over the years. We had a highly complicated case that required exceptional legal talent. Mr. Romanowski fit the bill. It was great watching real mastery in action. Knowledge plus energetic caring is a fine recipe for success. I highly recommend him and his firm.