Posted by William duvall
Brian is a hero. I have been in a highly contested Divorce case and was having so much difficulty with my previous attorney. After speaking with numerous lawyers trying to get some clarity on how I could win my case and also not trying not to expense funds for huge fees I was fortunate to be able to meeet with Brian Perskin. In a few hours we had a strategy, a plan that would really work and I feel I finally have a solution to a case that has been dragging on for over 18 months and that has been very emotionally and financially draining. I wish I had used Adam from the very beginning, and can't begin to say how thankful I am that he is working with me now.
Posted by Gary
Recommended. Brian knows the local court rules and officials, and is very easy to work with - whether in person, or by phone, email, fax etc. He is also conscious of your cost and not like many other attorneys who love to see the meter running, even if its not justified for your case.
Posted by Harold Munoz
I have being with Brian and his firm for a year and half now. Brian is very understanding and helpful attorney. Divorce is very difficult and hurtful to me! Brian understood my situation, difficulties and gave me all the supports. During the process, it was very easy to communicate with him and his team. His responses to my phone calls, emailis were fast. He even replied my email late at night or earlier in the morning. I am very happy with him.
Posted by anonymous
Brian is a amazing angel who assisted me Thur a brutal divorce(custody battle and support person) gratitude from you passion experience and honest loyal and highly recommended
Posted by James
Very down to earth and makes sure you understand all the options to make the best choices.
Posted by Helen
Brian and his team were great. Instead of steering me into litigation and extraordinary expense, they helped me to settle with the opposing party (x-wife and her attorney), despite the opposing party being extremely unreasonable, and difficult. I don't think I could have ended up with any better result than what we got. I strongly recommend Brian and his team.
Posted by Craig
Brian and the whole team are extremely professional and patient. Their insight, guidance and professionalism took a huge weight off our shoulders. Thank you for keeping us informed and setting expectations appropriately.
Posted by Clara
I hired Brian a few years ago for my child custody case without much knowledge of him other than what he presented to me upfront. Years later I see my case should have been a slam dunk and could have been much better handled. The whole experience was not pleasant of course, but he made it worse. My sense the entire time is that Brian really did not care. Brian probably knew my case was a slam dunk which is why he put in minimal effort after my initial hire and payment of the retainer.
His doing so little led me to eventually firing him. And bringing on an even worse lawyer to close out my case. He set me up for a huge fall which I suffered greatly in my custody case. Three lawyers later I finally found the support and experienced lawyer needed to win my slam dunk case but at massive emotional and financial toll.
But, back to Brian and his team - they approached my case as if I had already lost. He was not the expert I needed, and definitely not a hand holding lawyer. I never got the sense he understands the gravity of custody cases and the families involved. He often took calls with me when he was driving home at the end of the day and seemed like he was not listening and did not have his facts straight. Otherwise I would not hear from him for days or weeks after my calls to him.
His documentation about my case was full of mistakes and typos.
Brian sent his assistant (or whatever the lower level lawyer is called) to our first in-person court hearing. This person did not know his facts about my case and he mistakenly quoted to the judge that I worked in the job and company which my ex's partner worked in, and he called me by the wrong name in court. He then told me to shut up when I tried to correct him. The next hearing date I convinced Brian to come to court with me instead of sending his lackey. He did, but he basically let the opposing lawyer railroad us because he was not defending me because he was ill-prepared.
I felt so incredibly insecure and unsupported by Brian and his team. It was really a sad time in my life and in my custody situation. I am writing this review because I wish I had access to reviews like this when I was going through my case. I would like to highlight again that that I am writing this review several years after the fact, after I myself have more experience with the whole custody / family / child support experience. I am in a better place and not writing out of anger but I simply see in hindsight how much better an experienced lawyer could have handled it all.
Hopefully after some years Brian has learned more and become a better lawyer. But in my opinion if you want someone to truly help you with your case, and not just accept the fast retainer and place you on the back-burner, look elsewhere. There are a million lawyers out there so, do your homework.
Posted by Rob
I had met with several divorce attorneys before selecting Brian Perskin and Associates. At the consultation meeting I was very impressed with Brian’s professionalism and knowledge of divorce law and how he explained legal jargon into layman’s terms so it could be easily understood. Brian was straight forward about the different paths the divorce process could take and the possibility that things could turn combative (especially after meeting my ex’s attorney). My divorce took several years due to the many battles (depositions, motions, trials, etc.) in both the NYS Supreme Court and NYS Family Court and Brian (and his diligent hard working staff) never wavered. Brian and his crack staff were always on the offensive relentlessly fighting to protect my rights and interests. I would highly recommend Brian Perskin and Associates to anyone who is facing divorce.
Posted by Vik
I had my first consultation with Brian. All I can say is that I feel so relieved and confident after speaking with him. Firstly, Brian was kind enough to waive the consultation fee (Saturday) since he could not meet with me in the office. Secondly, he patiently listened to all my queries and made sure I felt comfortable and confident as I go ahead with my divorce. I did meet with another attorney before talking to Brian and I experienced a world of difference in my meeting with Brian. Divorces are tough, stressful and mentally challenging especially if children are involved. I can recommend Brian with confidence as attorney who will surely protect his clients interest.