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     4.5 stars 46 total

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  • Outstanding Lawyer--Look No Further

    5.0 stars

    Posted by AMB

    When I had to file for my divorce I didn't know where to start. Finding a reliable, honest and dedicated attorney is not an easy task. The process itself can be as tiresome, complicated and confusing. James Sexton put my mind at ease by clearly explaining my options and providing sound legal advice on how to proceed—always mindful of the children involved. I felt from the very first meeting with him that he wanted to protect me as his client and defend my rights. He took the time to listen to all my concerns and provided honest, straightforward answers. He explained to me the things that could go wrong and the things that could go right. James did everything in his power to complete my case with the sole purpose of saving me as much money as possible and making sure I would be happy with the outcome.

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  • Patience and understanding

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Merle

    Jim helped me back in is early days as new attorney. He was thorough and took his time explaining things to me. I could not have survived my divorce without him. He has continued to help me over the years and I recommend him to everyone I know who could benefit from his expertise. I am currently working with Jim and he still makes time to explain everything thoroughly even when I am certain he has more pressing things he is working on. He is professional at all times, yet brings a sense of "normalcy" to your situation. You are not alone when working with Jim. He takes his job seriously and includes you in all decision making. Without hesitation I give Jim a rating of Excellent!

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  • The man you want on your side

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    Posted by Rokhl

    James Sexton is a mensch in the street and a pitbull in the court. My family would not have survived without his thorough, tenacious professionalism.

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  • A true professional

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    Posted by Joe

    James provided a courteous and professional consultation. He was helpful and thorough, as well as extraordinarily personable. I would recommend him to family and friends.

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  • The attorney you need on your side

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Sarah McNitt

    James Sexton was my divorce attorney in 2008, he was professional and fair and encouraged dignified and courteous exchanges with the opposite party. He was ready to battle if it was warranted but never pushed to make things more egregious.
    I referred James Sexton many time since and my friends thank me for the referral. Nothing but stellar service!!!

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  • This is the lawyer you want on your side

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Laura

    Words can't express how pleased I am with the service that was provided to me by Jim Sexton. His team at the Law Offices of James J. Sexton were exceptional. I had the pleasure of working personally with Mr. Sexton, and I found him to be straight forward, honest, and compassionate. Anyone dealing with a situation like divorce and custody issues that requires an attorney knows how trying, nerve racking the process can be, but he was able to help keep my mind at ease at such a difficult and stressful time. He was a steadfast advocate for me in court and I’m very pleased with the outcome of my case.  Professional, dedicated, and fierce are the words I would use to describe Mr. Sexton. I would highly recommend him to any of my loved ones.

     

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  • Billable Hours..

    3.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    I hired James Sexton for my child custody hearing and gave them a fixed budget (substantial) and they came back to me with a bill double the budget without advance notice. I paid it...based on false pretense from the kids mom I was accused of an infraction that was not true. I gain my custody back but was stuck with child support that was unwarranted and outlined in my divorce as agreed to be not included. Basically I got back what I already had a huge cost and on top of that child support. He is good at what he does but makes no apologies for over billing. When you call to discuss strategies, they won't talk to you with a retainer on file...despite a large sum already paid.

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    James J. Sexton’s response: “So...in essence this client confirms that the firm was able to get him (a father) sole custody of his children but that he was required (under the law) to pay child support to his former spouse who still has parenting time with the children but earns substantially less income than he does. The custody part you can thank the firm for. The child support part you've got to take up with the New York State Legislature. I appreciate the acknowledgment (after getting him custody) that I am "good at what I do" but I make no apologies for charging for my services. When a businessperson client (like this one) suggests a "budget" for their case I make it clear that the "budget" is beyond my control as the actions of the other side will impact the scope of work to be done (and thus the cost). I'm not the least expensive divorce lawyer. If you're looking for that - look elsewhere. I'm not the most expensive either. I believe most clients (as noted in the overwhelming majority of our reviews here - on the Internet - the "complaint box" of the universe) consider what we charge and what we provide to be equal in value. The only thing more expensive than a good divorce lawyer is a bad one.”
  • BEWARE! He lost my case and wasted my $$$

    1.0 star

    Posted by Frank

    Sexton failed to represent me diligently. He lost my case at every opportunity. He compromised my situation and charged a small fortune to put me in a worse position. He is arrogant, spiteful and is super focused on how much he can bill me. His staff is super aggressive and care only about collecting money. He put me in a significantly worse position than before I worked with him. I would recommend using anyone else but him. Hard to believe his tactics are legal.

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    James J. Sexton’s response: “I've been described as "arrogant" before. So that part might be true (I prefer to call it "extremely confident in my abilities" but it's a matter of opinion I guess. People generally don't want a humble divorce lawyer. I've also been accused of being "aggressive" and a "loud mouth" and someone who "refuses to take no for an answer". I'm also pale and my nose is overly pointy. The rest of this review is B.S. but they might be on to something with the "arrogant" thing.”
  • Best decision in a bad situation

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Jim

    Jim Sexton was recommended to me by a friend who who had some friends who are attorneys. So essentially he was recommended by other attorneys. I knew going in that I was going to have a difficult divorce even if everything as Jim said was "black and white". As Jim and his team found out I was correct.
    TEAM... that is what I was lucky enough to hire. Even though it is James Sexton's law practice, it was evident that he has a great team as well. At no time did I feel I could not contact Jim directly or any one of his team.
    I was always told how well things would go, but I was not promised a pot of gold. I was given honest answers and expectations in my case. Communication was excellent and always got quick responses if I had any questions. Copies of communications were always given to me to keep me informed and to make sure my opinions were listened to.
    Personally, I was treated not like a client, but more like a close friend or family. I can't tell you how often I would be in a poor mental or emotional state only to have Jim or his team give me a pick me up. These are things that go beyond just being an excellent attorney, but truly show how much Jim cares about his clients. I am an average person who wound up in horrible circumstances and made the best decision to hire Jim and his team to help make things better. I must add one more thing....If you have kids that are involved, I can't recommend Jim Sexton any higher. He puts a premium on making sure that kids matter and are not used, period.
    I give James Sexton my highest recommendation and hold him in the highest regard, as an attorney and a person.

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  • Intelligent Articulate Professional and Passionate

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Blake

    Jim far exceeded my expectations. I had met with a few boring, self-interested 'older' lawyers who put me to sleep so when I met with Jim I was instantly blown away by his talent, passion and knowledge.

    He's extremely charismatic and always makes sure to explain complicated legal jargon so you completely understand it- he often uses great analogies that also make you laugh to lighten the seriousness of the situation.

    Jim always made time to answer my phone calls and emails and we often scheduled time to chat more in depth on nights and weekends. He is very committed and passionate and truly throws himself into his work.

    Most importantly he is an expert negotiator and an extremely likable person who seems to always get his way. I loved having Jim in my corner and wouldn't look anywhere else for legal advice in the future. He is truly a "Must Hire!"

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