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Scott I. Orgel

Family Attorney at New York, NY

3.9   17 reviews

About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    20%
    Scott I. Orgel, Esq. focuses his practice on matrimonial and family law related matters. In 2004, Mr. Orgel served as the Legal Secretary to the Justice for the Hon. Joan B. Lobis and in 2005 began private practice, providing his expertise through advocacy for his clients involved in divorce and family law related matters for clients of all social backgrounds and financial means, with a focus on providing the best representation for each client given their specific situation and needs.

    18 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Child support
    20%
    Scott I. Orgel, Esq. focuses his practice on matrimonial and family law related matters. In 2004, Mr. Orgel served as the Legal Secretary to the Justice for the Hon. Joan B. Lobis and in 2005 began private practice, providing his expertise through advocacy for his clients involved in divorce and family law related matters for clients of all social backgrounds and financial means, with a focus on providing the best representation for each client given their specific situation and needs.

    18 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Scott I. Orgel, Esq. focuses his practice on matrimonial and family law related matters. In 2004, Mr. Orgel served as the Legal Secretary to the Justice for the Hon. Joan B. Lobis and in 2005 began private practice, providing his expertise through advocacy for his clients involved in divorce and family law related matters for clients of all social backgrounds and financial means, with a focus on providing the best representation for each client given their specific situation and needs.

    18 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Family
    20%
    Scott I. Orgel, Esq. focuses his practice on matrimonial and family law related matters. In 2004, Mr. Orgel served as the Legal Secretary to the Justice for the Hon. Joan B. Lobis and in 2005 began private practice, providing his expertise through advocacy for his clients involved in divorce and family law related matters for clients of all social backgrounds and financial means, with a focus on providing the best representation for each client given their specific situation and needs.

    18 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%
    Scott I. Orgel, Esq. focuses his practice on matrimonial and family law related matters. In 2004, Mr. Orgel served as the Legal Secretary to the Justice for the Hon. Joan B. Lobis and in 2005 began private practice, providing his expertise through advocacy for his clients involved in divorce and family law related matters for clients of all social backgrounds and financial means, with a focus on providing the best representation for each client given their specific situation and needs.

    18 years, 50 cases

  6. Alimony
    5%
    Scott I. Orgel, Esq. focuses his practice on matrimonial and family law related matters. In 2004, Mr. Orgel served as the Legal Secretary to the Justice for the Hon. Joan B. Lobis and in 2005 began private practice, providing his expertise through advocacy for his clients involved in divorce and family law related matters for clients of all social backgrounds and financial means, with a focus on providing the best representation for each client given their specific situation and needs.

    18 years, 1,000 cases

  7. Uncontested divorce
    5%
    Scott I. Orgel, Esq. focuses his practice on matrimonial and family law related matters. In 2004, Mr. Orgel served as the Legal Secretary to the Justice for the Hon. Joan B. Lobis and in 2005 began private practice, providing his expertise through advocacy for his clients involved in divorce and family law related matters for clients of all social backgrounds and financial means, with a focus on providing the best representation for each client given their specific situation and needs.

    18 years, 1,000 cases

Scott I. Orgel is a zealous legal advocate for individuals facing family law and matrimonial matters throughout New York. Mr. Orgel earned his Juris Doctorate from Fordham University, School of Law and is a member of many local and state bar associations. He has been representing clients for nearly a decade and brings a unique level of zeal and passion to every case he takes on. Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Orgel has worked with clients from all social and financial backgrounds, always remaining driven to provide the highest caliber of legal representation possible. He has been included in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list for 2013 and 2014 and continues to improve his legal skills each passing year. Mr. Orgel focuses on giving clients the personalized and meaningful counsel they need for their specific situation, whether they are facing a complex divorce or heated child custody issue. 

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Licensed for 17 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2005
Updated 06/05/2022
State NJ
Status License Administratively Revoked
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/07/2022

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

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Eiges & Orgel, PLLC
233 Broadway, Suite 2205
New York, NY, 10279
Eiges & Orgel, PLLC
387 9th Street - 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Law Office of Scott I. Orgel
445 Park Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY, 10022
Scott I. Orgel
138-44 Queens Blvd, 2nd Floor
Briarwood, NY, 11435
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Reviews

3.9 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney!
Scott got your back. Despite a few negative reviews I have read, I scheduled a meeting with Scott for an initial consultation. He is knowledgeable, patient, and answered all my questions without pushing me to retain him as an attorney. After meeting with several attorneys, I decided to take a leap of faith and hired Scott. My divorce is acrimonious, and Scott has been there for me every step of the way. Not only he is your attorney, but he truly is also your advocate and he put your interests first. Scott is very busy with many cases, but he would always make himself available to answer your concerns when you think there is on where to turn. He provides direct honest advice that has saved the day more than once during some of my darkest times. He truly goes above and beyond and I would give him more than 6 stars if I could!!
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Posted by Elena | August 31, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consulting
I only had a phone consult with Scott and he seemed knowledgeable, caring attorney
Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
Scott answered all my questions and provided me with the additional information that I need in order to make some upcoming tough decisions. He was friendly and attentive.
Posted by John | May 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable & Responsive Attorney
Scott handled my divorce from start to finish. He was very knowledgeable of all facets of my divorce case & always gave advice to protect my best interests. Always responsive to my questions & requests & he was successful at negotiating things in my case that I wanted. He helped me keep my emotions in check during a very stressful time in my life. I highly recommend Scott, he is someone you definitely want on your side to help you get through.
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Posted by Amanda | February 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST LAWYER!!! EVER!!!!!!!!!
Scott is honest, takes his time, listen's (and i talk a lot) AND GETS THINGS DONE FAST!!!!! Scott actually cares about you, and doesn't look to just "bill" you! his office always tells you when he is in, at court etc… he always gets right back to you! i would give scott 9000000 starts if i could! he made my divorce EASY, painless and FAST!!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
Scott and his team are amazing. Scott is patient, professional and knowledgeable. I was in a bitter divorce battle that lasted over years. Scott helped me through every step of the way, especially during those pretty dark moments where you felt like you hit the bottom. Because of Scott and his team's persistence, I was successful in securing my residence and my child's custody. The tremendous impact Scott and his team on my life is something I will always be grateful for. Because of them, I am now able to build a meaningful relationship with my child in my own house. I would recommend Eiges and Orgel without any hesitation.
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Posted by Jen | March 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Scott is a very knowledgeable attorney who represented me in my recent divorce case. He was easy to work with as was very kind and caring. Not only did he seem to care deeply about my case, he cared about me as a person and how I was handling all of the stress involved (the divorce, custody, and my financial situation). He is definitely someone you want on your side to help you through this difficult time. He was always available on the phone or by email, and he even gave me his cell phone number. He responded to my emails promptly and even answered my calls on the weekends. Above all I am very appreciative that for all the work he did and how he helped me through my divorce. I genuinely felt he and his office cared for me and my children. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney, Compassionate Person and Get the job done
Compassion, professionalism, integrity and expert guidance are just some words that came to my mind when mentioning Eiges & Orgel PLLC. I worked with Mr. Orgel and his team during my divorce and I have to say they really give lawyers a GOOD name. Hearing some of the divorce horror stories, I was extremely stressed, lost and scared when I started this process. When I called Eiges & Orgel PLLC, I was surprised that the receptionist immediately transferred me to an actual attorney to answer my questions. Mr. Orgel was clear and professional on the phone, and addressed some of the basic divorce 101 questions right away. I could tell he was not rushing me on the phone, and it was not about a “sales” call where the attorneys just want to get you to their office and start charging fees. I am really glad that I signed up with Eiges & Orgel. My case involves child custody, property division, and unfortunately, a not so amicable ex. Mr. Orgel was knowledgeable, compassionate, and understanding. He is firm and aggressive when necessary, and always discloses the full picture before a decision is reached. There are numerous times Mr.Orgel has helped me in moments of panic, usually when my child is involved, even if it means after work hours and weekends. Nothing was too trivial or detailed to be addressed. If needed, Mr. Mr. Orgel "magically" translates them into legal terms so they could be appropriately handled in the court of law. Mr. Orgel and his team truly care about their clients, and what they are going through in this difficult time of their lives. Mr. Orgel and his team have been there for me every step of the way. Mr. Orgel has kept me calm during some desperate and difficult times.When your lawyer is on the phone with you all the way through on a weekend morning because you are going through a custody crisis, you know you have someone good. I cannot thank Mr. Orgel and his team enough for what they have done for me. There are many attorneys out there, but you want to choose someone who puts your interests first, and genuinely cares about YOU. Without any hesitation, I recommend Eiges & Orgel PLLC, wholeheartedly.
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Posted by anonymous | December 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A tremendous attorney during even the most difficult times
Mr. Orgel is an outstanding attorney. He was prompt with meetings, attentive to my concerns about my case, proactive in finding a resolution that did not involve a lengthy trial and vigilant about details. He anticipated problems before they arose, circumvented potentially huge issues that popped out of nowhere and managed to be sensitive to my emotional state while being firm with what he knew was best for the case. He did not sugarcoat things but was totally realistic while also being flexible to issues on which I was not willing to bend. In court, he was self assured, prepared and made me feel secure that I had gone with the right attorney. I would recommend him wholeheartedly.
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Posted by Alex | November 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service and support
Scott and his team did an amazing job helping me with my case. Scott and Andrew were on my case and were very supportive and understanding with everything. I would definitely recommend Scott and his team to my friends and family members. Thank you guys for everything.
Posted by James | September 5, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Orgel helped me tremendously
I hired Mr. Orgel to help me with my divorce. I hired him once I realized that my first attorney wasn't getting the job done. He came in to the case, got in touch with my wife's attorney and made my position clear He then made sure the judge understood our situation and the truth about who takes care of our daughter. Ultimately, Mr. Orgel got me custody of our daughter, more money than I expected and more of the house that I expected. I truly appreciate having Mr. Orgel as my attorney and would recommend him to anyone getting a divorce or seeking custody.
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Posted by Erin Temple | January 22, 2014
A trustworthy attorney and an outstanding human being
I highly recommend Scott Orgel as a Divorce Attorney in New York City. On the day that Scott returned my inquiry call, I had spoken to 5 or 6 lawyers who were all very aggressive and slightly bossy. Each lawyer began spouting off to me their list of credentials and all the horror stories of things that my ex could possibly do to me *if I didn't hire them immediately to "protect myself." Not one person said they were sorry for my pain, or understood what I was going through. One lawyer, a top-notch "bully" in Brooklyn even suggested that I tell my ex I was pregnant in order to get him to pay up. I was disgusted and insulted that someone would advise me to do such a thing, in order to get a higher payout. I was riled up with anxiety, and fear that this process was going to be way over my head. My husband and I were married for 2 years and had agreed to end things civilly out of court. It was important to remain amicable during the process and to refrain from high-drama. I was simply looking for someone to explain my rights to me, and get me my fair share of the assets. When Scott called, I immediately knew he was the attorney for me. Scott's mannerisms and tone were clear, compassionate, and level-headed. His voice was calm and he even expressed that he understood how difficult this time was for me. I expressed that it felt awful to have to have my husband "served with papers." Scott, said I didn't have to do that, and that he would serve the papers to my husbands attorney to avoid humiliating him. That was very touching to hear. Finally, I felt I was talking to someone who understood how I wanted to handle things. I made an appointment with Scott right away, and cancelled all the others. The consultation was at a reasonable price and so was the retainer. Within 10 minutes of meeting Mr. Orgel, I hired him. He was just as he was over the phone; calm, cool, collected and trustworthy. He put me at ease and explained that my case was easy, and that there was no need to create extra drama or play games. Boom! Done! Hired! That's all it takes people… someone with a brain who knows the law and who isn't going to be a dirt bag. In the end, I was very impressed with Scott's knowledge of the law and how fast he got my settlement. I received my settlement and separation agreement in 30 days after I filed for divorce! I admit there were times when I didn't want to listen to Scott's advice because I thought my ideas were better, but in the end, I had to trust that he had my best interest at heart-and he did. I am very thankful that I hired Scott for my divorce and I highly recommend him to anyone who wants straight answers, no games, and doesn't want to waste time.
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You get what you pay for
Scott's firm handled my divorce. They got the job done but I didn't feel like I was treated professionally, particularly by his senior paralegal, Haajirah (I only spoke with Scott once). She was often rude in emails, or simply didn't respond to me.
Posted by Frida | March 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Scammed me out out 4k
Scott Orgel is bad business. I was charged over 4k for uncontested divorce. He forgot about my case for 8 months. pretended to restart the process and then refused to refund me.
Posted by Zalia | January 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Dishonest lawyer
M.r. Scott Orgel is not honest he took my 2,500 rushed me to signed the retainer, he wanted to take advantage on me by over charged me. finally he withdraw from my case. Very bad lawyer he is a Liar.
Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disappointing
After reading positive reviews and meeting with Mr. Orgel, I retained him as my divorce attorney. Throughout the case, he seemed largely disinterested, failed to stop the opposing attorney's bullying, made agreements to postpone court dates without consulting me, didn't show up to hearings sending other (and junior) attorneys on his behalf, and overall did not represent my best interests as his client.
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2014
TERRIBLE ATTORNEY
This attorney did nothing but worsen my case. He charged me a lot of money and did absolutely nothing for me. Comes to find out he also charges for travel time and charged me $700 for calls and time to get paperwork together. He came to court empty handed with an empty file. He did NOT defend me in any matter that was bought upon in front of the judge. All he did was stand by my side and looked pretty. I would defiantly NOT recommend this attorney.
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Response from Scott Orgel June 2, 2015
We try to educate our clients as to how to proceed. We pride ourselves on proper preparation for our cases. Regardless, we do not know who wrote this review. Notwithstanding that, whoever this person may be, we are sure that it is not an accurate representation of how we would represent any of our clients. Our office has over thirty-five years of combined experience, which we use to properly advise our clients as to how to proceed. We are knowledgeable, compassionate and aggressive when necessary. Although this client was not satisfied with our fees, we provide cost effective representation and we bill only for the time dedicated to each client. Our retainer agreements are very clear and straightforward. Each of our clients is explained and reads through the retainer agreements, so each knows exactly what he or she may be responsible to pay when hiring this office.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • The Law Office of Scott I. Orgel
  • 2011 - Present
  • Legal Secretary
  • Hon. Joan B. Lobis
  • 2004 - 2004

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Rajpurohit v. Rajpurohit; 2014 NY Slip Op 07641
  • Mr. Orgel won the appeal for his client, the Wife, such that New York State retained jurisdiction over the divorce.
  • Esther York v. Joseph York; 69 A.D.3d 620 (N.Y. App. Div. 2010)
  • The Court sided with Mr. Orgel's client and the wife's appeal was denied.

Associations

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (New Jersey chapter)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Morris County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
Endorse Scott
Child support Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable family law attorney, dedicated to client success."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer, he is very knowledgable in all matters involving family law, and I often confer with him when seeking advice on behalf of my clients who are involved in marital or custody disputes."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Scott is a pleasure to work with as he is prepared, courteous and knowledgeable. We were able to settle our case readily since, although a good advocate for his client's position, he is reasonable and fair."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have discussed many divorce related issues with Mr. Orgel and he has proven to me that he is extremely well versed in the fields of divorce and family law."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is smart, creative, qualified, dedicated, diligent, and tenacious - in short, everything you'd want in a lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is an extremely knowledgable lawyer in the matrimonial field of law. I would highly recommend him as a New York Divorce and Family Lawyer"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is a New York divorce attorney who I highly respect. He has a in depth understanding and feel for divorce law."
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