4.5 stars 11 totalReview Jennifer O'Hara
Posted by anonymous
Jennifer O'Hara took my case when she saw that I was really in trouble. I knew I needed to be divorced but I was totally lost at how to proceed. My case was a highly contested custody battle and divorce that lasted two years. Jennifer made sure I came out with 50/50 custody of my son, child support and maintenance. I am well on my way to creating a much healthier life for myself and my son and I have to thank Jennifer for her guidance and professionalism!
Posted by anonymous
I feel that Jennifer did not do a good job with my case. She arrived late and unprepared for court. Her legal advice was inaccurate. My legal fees were much higher than she said they would be. I lost custody of my children as well as my home due to her legal guidance. I would not recommend using this attorney.
Posted by RP
Jennifer handled my child custody case while working for CHNNB. That year was a nightmare... and I could not have gotten through it without her guidance and support. Her judgement was spot-on, every step of the way. She always knew what action to take, when and why to take it, and how to handle each and every situation. I would email/call her almost daily with new developments, and Jennifer was consistently responsive, patient, and genuine in her every action.
At the conclusion of the trial, I was awarded sole legal and physical custody of my now five year old son, and got him out of a very dangerous situation. I could not have done this without Jennifer advocating for and with me.
Most impressive, I called her a month ago to request documents from my trial. It was the first time I had spoken to her in three years, and Jennifer remembered everything; details about my case, my son's name, and even asked about my family. We spent almost a full hour catching up on the phone, and of course I received the documents the next week.
All in all, Jennifer O'Hara is a genuine, caring person --not to mention a great lawyer. I can't thank her enough, and am forever grateful to her, for having helped my family through the toughest year of our life.
Posted by Rob
Handles the case with great care. Councils you to make the right moves and think clearly. She even picked up the phone on Thanksgiving eve and worked the problem when my ex tried to keep my children from me.( I did get them ;) ) I don't know many Lawyers that would do that. 5 stars from me! Look no further , She is the one you want on your side!
Posted by MEH
Jennifer is a consummate professional. She handled my fairly recent divorce case and child custody action that was complicated, lengthy and at times unnerving. Jennifer is knowledgable, honest, thorough, trustworthy and caring. She is greatly respected by her peers. She has strong rapports with office personnel, court personnel and court appointed professionals. She is quick thinking, expresses herself succinctly and eloquently. She has a strong presence in court and in the courtroom. She conducts depositions thoroughly, is a diligent negotiator and interfaces well with opposing counsel and clients. Jennifer is objective and works in the best interest of her clients. She has a keen awareness of situations and people and a sixth sense of what a particular action requires and how best to proceed. She is reassuring, strategic and focused. She is on target with moving cases forward to bring them to satisfactory closure. Her extensive experience in divorce and child custody actions, personal compassion and empathy, contribute to making Jennifer, in my opinion, one of Westchester's most outstanding attorneys. I unequivocally recommend Jennifer O'Hara to represent anyone in a divorce and/or child custody action. One would be hard pressed to find an attorney with greater integrity, passion and professional commitment.
Posted by Christine
Controlling ex husband thought that he could get away with bullying me around and telling me what he will and will not pay. I went to Jennifer to renegotiate my child support after my first attorney 3 years prior, had me settle for much less than me and my girls can live on. Jennifer was able to negotiate a child support that my girls and I can live with. In addition, she caught him in a huge lie and he cried. I would highly recommend using her and will go back to her if I ever need additional help.
Posted by David
Jennifer is an invaluable resource to any client seeking to persue a divorce action. While her first preference is to settle, she will ensure that you are aware of all the unforeseen consequences of litigating so that you can make an informed decision. She is deeply knowledgable in area of Child Custody and very accustomed to high conflict proceedings.
Posted by Grace
Jennifer Jill O'Hara was there for me in every possible way both legally and in terms of being a very kind person. She has gotten me through a very difficult legal battle and I felt totally confident the entire time that I was in good hands. She is absolutely trustworthy, responsive, professional, and kept me informed all along, putting my mind at ease. She is extremely hard working and I feel so incredibly fortunate to have found her and I highly recommend her. You will not be disappointed.
Posted by Tom
Divorce attorneys, in general, have very bad reputations as uncaring and money hungry. When I first contacted Jennifer, I had the feeling that she was different. In the back of my mind I beleived that every lawyer tries to sell themselves. However, after meeting with her, I knew she was the perfect choice. Jennifer got a handle on my situation relatively quickly and made my feelings of helplessness go away. Jennifer really listened and her knowledge of the law and custody put me at ease in a very stressful and trying time. Jennifer is very honest and understands life struggles. She encourages communication and presents all possible outcomes. I never felt she was just trying to make a buck. She is always available to answer my questions, give advise or offer encouragement. I gained the most respect watching her in the court-room. Her demeanor and court room presence is impressive. Her intimate knowledge of details and facts of the case are outstanding. And her compassion and care for me and my children's well-being is second to none. While going through this highly conflicted custody battle, Jennifer helps me maintain my focus, provides me support, and guides me every step of the process. She helped me achieve peace, remain hopeful and know that I will always be a part of my children's lives, while providing me the best represntation. She has been extremely hard-working, focused, knowledgable and informative and is highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous
Ms Ohara has been my lawyer for the past 6 years. My actual divorce case ended but has had bits and pieces that needed her attention. She has always called back, always taken time to explain, never lied to me but told me the truth in the most humane way. She is still always well prepared, completely professional and from what I have viewed during court well respected by her peers. I respected that she always used the truth and never used drama in the court room to distract the judges, which always made me feel she was on target and was using facts instead of stuff. I have been in court alot in the battle of divorce and seen some interesting things brought on by other lawyers. I always felt safe with her there. She never promised what she could not produce but always seemed to come on top