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     4.5 stars 30 total

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  • Very Helpful

    5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Kristen responded immediately and made herself available. She was very helpful in helping me prepare for an upcoming spousal maintenance petition, and very efficient, giving me a great deal of information by phone in a short amount of time.

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  • Excellent Attorney!

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Gary

    Kristen did a great job for me. She was always there for me during my divorce when things got rough. Finding the right attorney is so important. Hiring Kristen was the right move for me.

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  • Caring, responsive, and knowledgeable

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Elliot

    There's no two ways about it, divorce is an at best sad situation. I met with many lawyers before deciding on Kristen and am very glad that she was my choice. I feel the legal advice was exactiy what I needed and was delivered compassionately. She was responsive and I don't feel that the bill was unnecessarily inflated. To this day, Kristen answers brief questions and provides advice gratis. Highly recommended.

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  • Brilliant and incredibly effective

    5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Mr. Browde's been my attorney for over a decade and has saved my skin time and time again. Honest, trustworthy, and fantastic results every time I needed him. I've recommended him to many friends over time, and everyone has been impressed by his breadth of knowledge and successful results.

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  • Great lawyer, all-around competent and friendly

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Jennifer Kleiman

    David Browde provided my startup business invaluable help with incorporation and trademark assistance. He was always professional while being personable and friendly, which is too rare in the world of lawyers. I have happily recommended him to friends and family who are looking for a lawyer in New York.

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  • Horrible and unethical attorney

    1.0 star

    Posted by Anneke Pazzanese

    David Browde represented me during my divorce. He was very unprofessional and conducted himself in a very unethical manner. After I filed for divorce he thought it was a good idea " to pop by my then husband's office " to serve him with the divorce papers since " he was passing thorough grand central close by my ex's place of work anyway and it was on his way home to Westchester " - to use his own words. Completely unprofessional and not only did he humiliate my ex husband by doing this it left bad blood that we have still not been able to overcome. In addition, he signed of on an order of protection to have it revoked without my consent and without letting me know that he had done so, which caused me to look like I was not serious about the domestic violence I endured during my marriage. He was very unknowledgable and unfamiliar with NY law and not up to date with rules and regulations. A total waste of $15,000 that he collected for less than 3 weeks of work. A complete disaster, do not retain this attorney under any circumstances!

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    Kristen Prata Browde’s response: “While not every client is going to be perfectly pleased, this posting by an individual who was, 4 1/2 years ago, a client for a very brief time is factually inaccurate and entirely misleading. This individual retained my firm in June 2011. At the client's specific request and in order to avoid delays and costs in having to hire a process server, so that we could quickly file an emergency motion, I personally served her former husband at his office immediately after filing the documents in Supreme Court, New York County, initiating the divorce case. Three weeks into the representation the client, as is her right, changed attorneys (the first of several such changes of attorneys during her years of ensuing litigation). And even after changing attorneys the client repeatedly called me asking for help on issues she couldn't get resolved through her new attorney - something that would seem unlikely if she truly believed me to be "unknowledgable and unfamiliar with NY law and not up to date with rules and regulations.". The one thing this client didn't do was pay her bill. Instead, as is her, right, she filed a request for a fee arbitration. But despite obtaining multiple adjournments, when the arbitration was finally held in April 2013 she didn't show up, resulting in a judgment being issued against her. When part of her case against her former husband settled in 2014, under an order from the judge handling the divorce case, her former husband's attorney paid part of the judgment amount out of money that would otherwise have been due the former client. This week the former client demanded that I file a satisfaction of the full judgment against her, and then, when I showed her that the judgment had not been fully satisfied, instead of paying the judgment - years after the brief representation ended - she filed the above "review." While some issues can not be publicly discussed because of the rules governing the conduct of attorneys in New York, some specific points can be made: 1. Attorneys in New York do not sign Orders of Protection, nor do they sign to have orders of protection revoked. 2. It would seem highly unlikely that in a marriage in which a party claims to have been the victim of domestic violence that it was the service of a divorce summons that caused "bad blood that we have still not been able to overcome." It's unfortunate that some individuals resort to this kind of action - and I hope that the other reviews give you an idea of the kind of representation I give clients on a daily basis.”
  • Divorce & Separation advice session

    5.0 stars

    Posted by a Divorce client

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    David Browde was my Avvo Advisor. Mr. Browde was professional and very timely. He had read my memo before speaking and provided several precise, reasonable and practical answers to several questions. His answers demonstrated both legal "book knowledge" and practice experience. Excellent advise.

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  • Childd Support Modification

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Larry

    David helped me with an extremely difficult and on going situation, After trying and failing to represent myself I sought legal advice and retained David immediately, This was by far the best decision I ever made,. David explained my options and worked tirelessly to help my situation. In court he showed his expertise maintaining composure while securing me a positive verdict I was not expecting. David worked with me in terms of payments and always maintained contact and apprised me of any new developments. I highly recommend.

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  • Family advice session

    5.0 stars

    Posted by a Family client

    Verified review

    Advisor was excellent. Informed, patient, and took the time to listen to my needs so he could answer accordingly. Felt he was not hard selling me to take legal action and gave straightforward answers / comments / suggestions. So refreshing to get answers to simple legal questions.

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  • Family advice session

    5.0 stars

    Posted by a Family client

    Verified review

    He was excellent. He gave me all the information I need to take the right steps in order to pursue my case

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