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Richard Geller

Divorce and separation Attorney at Staten Island, NY

5.0   28 reviews

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About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

New York based attorney with a dedication to each of his clients. My philosophy is simple: "Every Client Matters."

Please feel free to reach out to me at anytime.  I've got an open door policy and I'm always willing to listen. 

Here's a little bit about my background:

Before opening Geller Law PLLC, Richard was a founding partner at the Matrimonial and Family Law Firm, Geller & Kabzan, P.C., as well as an associate attorney at Levy Konigsberg LLP and Chelli & Bush. 

Richard has been awarded with the New York Metro Rising Stars by Super Lawyers for three years in a row (2018, 2017, & 2016). 

In 2018, Richard was awarded with the award for Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 In New York by The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. 

In 2017, Richard was also named Top 40 Under 40 by the Professional Honorary Organization, The National Advocates.

In 2016, Richard was also granted a Lead Counsel Rated Award in Divorce Law.

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Licensed for 10 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/17/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 11/06/2022

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

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Geller Law PLLC
1110 South Avenue
Staten Island, NY, 10314
Geller Law PLLC
Empire State Building
350 5th Avenue, 59th Fl.
New York, NY, 10118
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Reviews

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Posted by Tatiana | November 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer in Town
If you are looking for the best Divorce Attorney in New York look no further. I feel so incredibly lucky to have found Richard during a very difficult period of my life. He assisted me with my matrimonial and family court matters and was very supportive, kind and professional throughout the entire process. Richard was always patient with my requests and very detailed explaining everything I needed to know regarding my case and answered all my questions. Very clear, very easy to understand, very caring. My family and I are extremely thankful to have had Richard represent us. Thank you, Richard!
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Posted by Maggie | October 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made the Prenup Process Easy
I have so many positive things to say about my experience working with Richard. He helped me with a prenup and was communicative, thorough and professional throughout the entire process. He answered my many, many questions without hesitation. He was always prompt with kept our timelines on track. I would recommend Richard to anyone looking for help with a prenup!
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Posted by Daniel | September 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism all the way
Mr. Geller managed to make an uneasy and difficult process into a stress-free and professional experience. Throughout the divorce process he was very responsive and professional every step of the way. I can't thank him enough for walking me through the process and managing it all the way to the end the way he did. I can recommend him to everyone who would value a similar experience during their difficult times.
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Posted by Sue | August 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reliable and personable attorney
Mr. Geller is a reliable, responsive, and professional attorney. He is sympathetic to his clients needs and makes sure to be available when any questions arise. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Sandy | July 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Attorney Geller has been most helpful with my divorce. I attempted to do the paperwork myself! Please save yourself the time and stress! I have had constant contact without delay!
Posted by Gil | March 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Greatest experience
I hired Mr. Geller to file a out of state divorce as I live in Massachusetts and the ex-spouse lives in New York. We hired his firm during the center of Covid and when I tell you he made life easier. It’s an understatement. We did everything electronically, he, personally would call and provide updates and was sure to set realistic expectations as again, we were mid pandemic. Nonetheless, Richard finalizes my divorce in 7 months. I don’t know how he did it working with one of the toughest Burroughs (Queens) but he did. I highly recommend his services, I couldn’t be more delighted with my experience.
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Posted by Tea | February 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce case
It was a pleasure working with Mr. Geller. He is a professional. I am very thankful for his help. Good luck!
Posted by Junel | January 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!!!
While no one wishes to find themselves in a divorce case, Mr Geller is knowledgeable, trustworthy attorney who can definitely guide you through the process. Thank You Mr Geller for all your help and patience in my divorce. You made a difficult time easier and less stressful, which I truly appreciate.
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Richard represented me in divorce separation and proceedings after my 14 year marriage failed. There were significant marital assets involved, and Richard skillfully negotiated terms that exceeded my expectations. He is well versed, well spoken, patient and professional.
Posted by Fabrizio | June 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An excellent lawyer
Richard is not only the best lawyer I have ever met but also one of the best human beings. When you talk divorce you need someone who is competent and with a highly developed moral compass. Richard has both. He is kind, polite, honest, straight forward, hard working and down to earth. I made at least twenty calls before I called him, Richard was the only one who answered all my questions before I even hired him and, after I did, he delivered flawlessly. I could not recommend him more. If you are in the unlucky position of needing a divorce, do yourself a favor during this hard time, stop the search and call him now. I guarantee you'll be asking yelp to add an extra star to review him after your divorce is settled, just like I did. Thank you Richard.
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Posted by Michael | February 5, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
YOU GOT MY RESPECT!
Before talking to Richard, I phoned about 4 attorneys. I explained to them the situation. They immediately quoted me what I need to pay before they would lift a finger to do any research on the case. Then, I called Richard up to ask for help. He immediately pulled up information I needed while I was on the phone and confirmed that I do not need to take legal action at this time based on the case. Richard would charge approximately a similar fee as the other attorneys, but he had the decency to get to the bottom of the problem before taking the money. You got my respect, sir. I will use your services again, if I ever need help.
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Posted by B.I. | January 16, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Quality Customer Service
Richard was Great ! He made me feel safe and secure and guided me in the right direction. I left his office feeling confident about the choices I should make and after learning what my options were, a heavy load was lifted from my shoulders. I will definitely reccomend him to anyone that may need an attorney such as him.
Posted by Michael M. | December 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant Attorney
In this busy world of ours, we rarely take time to thank people for their work. It is for this reason that I am writing to thank Mr. Geller for the outstanding work he performed on my case. It was great to deal with an attorney who is ethical, caring and passionate about what he does. Mr. Geller was exactly what I needed during an extremely difficult time in my life. As you know, a divorce is something that I thought was never going to happen in my life. Even beginning the process was very disconcerting after so many years of marriage. But he took me by the hand and led me through it all. Having an experienced attorney on my side was a good signal that I was walking into the courtroom to win the case. His legal advice, patience, and dedication to my case left a lasting impression on me. My heartfelt gratitude goes to Mr. Geller for all the care and concern he has shown me, and for his tireless efforts to ensure that the law worked in my favor. Mr. Geller is such a brilliant lawyer, and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced divorce attorney!
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Posted by Keefe | December 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney In New York!
Your search is over!!! After receiving the shocking news that my wife wanted a divorce, I started to search for an attorney. I consultated with numerous attorneys from Manhattan and Brooklyn some who are the most expensive in the field. My final consultation was with Richard. After meeting Richard, I realized that he was the attorney I was looking for. Richard was patient, kind, understanding and explained everything in detail. He was the only attorney who advised me to settle the case without court proceedings. Richard is well-educated, extremely articulate and mighty with his pen. His ratings and nomination in the field are no surprise as Richard was able to help me obtain 50/50 custody of my children. There were countless other wants that he helped me obtain, always keeping my children's best interest in the forefront of negotiations. Lastly, what I respect most about Richard was his honesty. Durning our consultation he told me one thing that he will do throughout this process and that was to give me his honest opinion even though it may not be something that I wanted to hear. He is fair, returns phone calls, emails quickly and does not bill for every single second you speak to him. Thank you Richard for helping me get through such a difficult time and getting the best out of the worst situation that was presented to me and my children. You are an amazing attorney and great human being!
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Posted by Dawn Marie | June 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent is an Understatement
These words will not be sufficient enough to describe the amazing job done by Richard Geller. From start to finish, during the entire process of my divorce, he made himself available for any and all questions, whether by phone or email. Even in the first telephone consultation, he called me after hours and spoke to me with a thoroughness until we both were on the same page with what I was seeking. Not once did I feel uneasy, unsure or like I made a mistake when I hired Mr. Geller. He was HIGHLY recommended to me by a friend and he met every expectation. Once my divorce was final, I had a few follow-up questions, and again, not only via email but also with a follow-up phone call, he reached out to make sure I was completely knowledgeable about the answers I needed. The only bad thing about this whole experience is that I won't have to use his services again. However, I will recommend him to everyone and anyone seeking kickass representation for their divorce.
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Posted by Hesham | February 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney, awesome experience!
I've had the pleasure of using Richard's services for a divorce case. Richard is super professional, and very understanding to all the changes that might develop through the divorce process. I would highly recommend him to all the people I know based on my experience, the process was flawless and explained throughout.
Posted by Tomer | June 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Excellent lawyer with the highest level of integrity and professionalism
I've had the pleasure of using Richard's services for a divorce case. Though an uncontested divorce there were some complicated points which Richard dealt with flawlessly. Richard is super professional, communicative, and goes way beyond the extra mile. His prices are very reasonable, and when some complications with the completion of the case arose, Richard took the extra cost of the extra unexpected on himself, staying true to the agreed upon price though the scope of the work changed. He will definitely be my go-to lawyer for all future legal help I need.
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Posted by Joseph Tacy | June 2, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Pointed me in the right Direction
I needed some legal advice about my family matters and he helped a lot. He was easy to talk to and understood my situation.
Posted by Marianne | October 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A rough time made easier thanks to Richard Geller.
When filing for divorce I turned to friends for recommendations on a good Divorce Lawyer. I was not impressed or pleased with any of the choices presented to me. I started searching online and saw a number of positive but more importantly RECENT reviews about Richard Geller. From my first phone call I could tell he seemed professional and upfront. I soon went in to meet him and immediately felt confident in him representing me in my divorce. What could have become a potentially messy and lengthy divorce/child custody battle became a surprising easy & virtually painless process because of Richard's sincere and honest approach. He is down to earth yet experienced, and when trying to move forward through a turbulent time a Divorce Lawyer like Richard Geller was much appreciated. I cannot say enough good things about Richard and his firm. Today if anyone ever asks me for a divorce lawyer I will without a doubt highly recommend Richard Geller.
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Prenup Document Review
Richard is fantastic. He came completely prepared to the call, knew the document inside out and provided a thorough review of the prenup. He took his time to understand my concerns and made excellent and detailed suggestions. Besides all this he's also an extremely affable fellow! I would unhesitatingly recommend him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Geller Law PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Geller & Kabzan, P.C.
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Levy Phillips & Konigsberg, LLP
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Legal Extern
  • McCue Sussmane & Zapfel, PC
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Chelli & Bush
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Business & Legal Affairs (Extern)
  • Warner Bros. Records
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Business & Legal Affairs (Extern)
  • Roadrunner Records
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Judicial Extern
  • New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division
  • 2010 - 2010
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Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Baruch College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Legal Cases

  • Divorce
  • Settlement
  • Visitation Dispute
  • Settlement
  • Emergency Motion to Dismiss Divorce Action
  • Success
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Associations

  • New York County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York County Bar Association, Matrimonial Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York County Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice Practioners
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York County Bar Association, Family Court and Child Welfare
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • NYLS Moot Court Association
  • Senior Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Media Entertainment & Fashion Law Association
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Institute For Information Law & Policy
  • Senior Affiliate
  • 2009 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best For Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 2018 New York Metro Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • 2017 New York Metro Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best For Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Lead Counsel Rated: Divorce Law
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top 3 Divorce Lawyers in New York
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2016
  • 2016 New York Metro Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Best Brief & Semi-Finalist (Coach)
  • DePaul University College of Law
  • 2012
  • Quarter-Finalist - Thirtieth Annual Moot Court Competition
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (200)
Given (502)
Endorse Richard
Family Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top notch attorney, who provides excellent legal service and successful representation. I happily endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Geller is an excellent attorney. He is experienced, aggressive, and highly recommended."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Knowledgeable and hard working attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sharp as a tack."
Family Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Friend
"Richard is a terrific attorney and an even better person. I refer all of my NY matters to him without hesitation and with complete and utter confidence that he will represent each client zealously."
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. You want Richard on your side as your attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Why do so many lawyers stand behind Richard Geller? Because he is a consummate professional who cares about his clients and is very ethical. Take it from the "Q", you won't go wrong by hiring Richard to help you."
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Richard for family law matters and marital separation agreements. His knowledge and preparation set him apart from others within his field."
Family Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Mr. Geller. He has a vast knowledge of the law, particularly in the area of family law."
Family Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Geller. Very experienced and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Family Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and is a superb litigator."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is well respected among fellow lawyers."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard gives well thought out answers on this site. He has earned my respect."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard really fights for his clients. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him to represent a friend or family member."
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Staten Island Divorce and separation Lawyer Richard Geller
Richard Geller
Divorce and separation Attorney
Staten Island, NY
Licensed for 10 years