4.5 stars 7 totalReview Nancy Kellman
Posted by Nancy
After being completely blindsided with custody papers over my daughter and having only 3 days to retain legal counsel, I met with Nancy Kellman and immediately felt at ease. She listened to my entire situation and reassured me that I wasn't going to lose custody. She went through the entire process step by step, from what questions would be asked of me, paperwork/documents that were needed from me, to which side of the court room we would be seated and what seat was mine. Her or her staff were always available when needed. She is incredibly knowledgable and everything she said would happen, did. She answered every one of my questions and I had lists upon lists of them. When some outrageous demands were made during our custody case, she didn't take any crap and fought for what was right and what was fair. She made a very difficult and stressful situation as smooth and easy as possible. She gave wonderful suggestions that I would never think of and in the end I was very satisfied with the outcome of my cases. It was very clear that Nancy was looking out for the wellbeing of my daughter and to make things better for her in the long run. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs family law representation. She is amazing.
Posted by Helene
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the highest, Nancy is a 20.
Nancy's focus on what was best for me and not what would result in increased billable hours for her was clear to me in all our interactions.
Ironically, Nancy was recommended to me by an attorney friend who saw Nancy in action prepared, practical, articulate and real. Unfortunately for my friend, Nancy represented her ex-husband. Many year later, my friend saved Nancy's information and knew her skills would benefit someone one day. That someone was me.
Posted by a client
Nancy represented me through a difficult time and then gave me legal advice after the agreement. In both cases,Nancy was professional, well prepared and supportive. I felt she walked me through all of the options available to me, and kept good records. I highly recommend her for legal representation.
Posted by Susan
Nancy Kellman is a credit to the legal profession. She is bright, articulate, and always one step ahead of her adversary. She made a bad situation bearable. Ms. Kellman's attention to detail and preparation are bar none. Her dedication to her clients and the legal profession as a whole are unparalleled. Nancy Kellman is, by far, one of the finest divorce attorneys in Westchester.
Posted by LH52014
Nancy and team guided me effectively through unfamiliar territory. Nancy's approach was refreshing after interviewing two other aggressive divorce attorneys who had styles unlike my own. Nancy and I created an immediate working relationship and I had confidence I had a partner in my corner. She would stick to facts, provide me options/choices and work with me in patient and respectful ways to find a timely resolution for my family. I felt she acted in my best interest.
She is a confident, credible, polished professional with extensive experience and knowledge in matrimonial law and a skilled negotiator. She and the team worked many hours on my matter.
She is smart, honest, fair and direct in communications. There were no surprises during my time working with Nancy and her team.
Nancy was masterful and articulate in the courtroom and focused on every word and detail in my agreement to protect the long term interest of my children.
I am grateful to have worked with her and would recommend her to others.
Posted by a Divorce client
I used Nancy for a collaborative divorce a few years ago and she was an excellent, highly experienced lawyer who handled my case with competency and compassion. I was very pleased with my outcome. I have needed to contact her post divorce for a few issues and she has continued to help me as needed. I would definitely recommend Nancy to anyone who needs a good lawyer in a divorce.
Posted by a Divorce client
I was referred to Nancy by a friend as being an exceptional divorce lawyer. While she may be good in as a courtroom lawyer, she was highly disappointing to me as a negotiator and advocate. My perception after the fact is that Nancy is not good at thinking strategically. I asked her several times to give me the best and worst case scenario in my divorce so we could plan from that perspective. She never gave me a clear answer. She was also very unresponsive at times. For instance, I wrote a draft of an email I was going to send my wife about issues we were disagreeing over and sent it to Nancy to review and she replied that she would not be able to review it for at least four or five days because she was attending the NY State Bar Association meeting for Matrimonial lawyers. There were other times when she was virtually unavailable for an entire month because of other client commitments. Towards the end I felt that she was more interested in getting the case done than getting me the best deal. We had a meeting towards the end to go over 15 items that that the lawyers were supposed to have discussed and come to a tentative recommendation on. During the meeting we went out of the room and Nancy told me not to waste money on each of these issues. I said that was fine but I needed to know how what the recommendations were going to be on the outstanding issues so I could pick out the ones most important to me.. She said she did not remember what the recommendations were going to be. I felt that her tendency, esp. at the end, was to cut the baby in half but that only encouraged the other side to make larger demands so that half would be larger. But as a result of this, there were aspects of the settlement that played out in ways that I never anticipated and which I am sure that Nancy did not consider as well. I did not bother to go back to her at that point because if I am going to reopen my case, I will do it with another lawyer.
I understand that Nancy has seen this review and intends to write a reply. When I started off on the road to divorce I really did not know what I was in for. I had heard that all divorce lawyers were horrible. I don’t think Nancy is dishonest and I suspect that in the Courtroom she shines. But I think in the context of negotiating a complicated settlement that I would have been better served by another lawyer.