|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyers in America||N/A||2006|
|Best Lawyers in America||N/A||2005|
|Best Lawyers in America||N/A||2004|
|Best Lawyers in America||N/A||2003|
|Best Lawyers in America||N/A||2002|
|Best Lawyers in America||N/A||2001|
|Best Lawyers in America||N/A||2000|
|Best Lawyers in America||N/A||1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Westchester County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Rockland County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|International Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association - Family Law Section||Chairman||2000 - 2002|
|Westchester County Bar Association - Family Law Section||Chairman||1998 - 2000|
|Rockland County Bar Association - Family Law Committee||Co-Chair||1994 - 1999|
|New York State Bar Association - Continuing Legal Education Committee||Co-Chair||1993 - 1998|
|Pace University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|State University of New York||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1972|
Posted by Tony
If you need representation in a marital case, do yourself a favor and call Marty Johnson ASAP. My case just closed and was a much easier process thanks to Marty Johnson. From the minute I met Marty, I knew I was in good hands. First and foremost is his legal expertise. This gentleman KNOWS HIS STUFF. With all of the other headaches that come along with a marital separation or divorce, I never once questioned the fortitude or knowledge of my lawyer. You will be protected with Martin Johnson. You can put the logistics of your case in his hands and never have to think twice about anything. Moreover, Marty is an all around good guy. He will talk to you as a person and make you feel like your dealing with a good friend. When you have interaction with anyone in Marty's office , you will experience a level of service that you will not find from other attorney offices. My interactions with his assistants and legal specialists, Halli and Kenia, were highly professional and friendly. It's always comforting to call the office and get a friendly, welcoming voice on the other end of the phone. Everyone in Marty's office dots their "i's" and crosses their "t's." As ironic as it may sound, the end of a marriage is never an easy process, but I can honestly say that, thanks to Marty and his staff, my experience was pleasant. Do yourself a favor; if you need representation and call Martin Johnson. You will have no regrets. Tony S.
Posted by Justin
I attempted to schedule a meeting with Mr. Johnson because his reviews were more than satisfactory and he seemed to have clients who were very pleased with his work. I initially was given a date to sit down with him but when I expressed interest in possibly moving it sooner because I was already in court proceedings and I had to part ways with my attorney because his work was unsatisfactory, his assistant advised me she would have to speak to Mr. Johnson and get back to me. I never received a call back so I called the following day and spoke with his assistant once again who advised me Mr. Johnson will not be able to assist me because he would need more time to prepare for my proceedings. I expressed I would be more than willing to ask the court for adjournment so proper planning can be done but was just given more excuses. I have a very solid case with the evidence to back everything I say but Mr. Johnson did not even have the decency to hear me out and see if he could help. I don't understand how I can be granted a meeting but once I am honest not wanting Mr. Johnson to be blind sided with certain little details, my meeting was taken away from me. I asked if there was someone else in his firm who could assist me to which I was just given a response of "No". Mr. Johnson may be very good at his work but the way I was treated was unprofessional and with total lack of concern or interest.
Posted by Eric
Marty Johnson has my highest, unreserved recommendation for managing a complex divorce in Westchester County. Marty is the best in the business and I am not alone thinking that way. When I hired Marty, I knew I was in good hands when I learned my wife's attorney recently went through his own divorce. Who did my wife's attorney choose, you ask? Martin T. Johnson!
Unfortunately, this was not my first divorce and I did not have a good result the first time around. I speak from experience. To me, a divorce attorney has to be a good partner. Both the client and attorney have to work well together and be a good team to generate the best results. There are very few attorneys, in my mind, that can pull that off. They can't do it because their ego gets in the way...it's their way or the highway. Marty, on the other hand, actively sought my input and used it to maximum effect. He was responsive, compassionate and brutally effective with the information provided. I would marvel at the level of detail he could recite in open court and in judge's chambers where he would usually emerge with that 'I'm about to give you good news' contained smile. He translated facts and melded them into coherent legal speak that always resonated with the court.
If I were to focus on one important aspect of Marty's effectiveness it would involve custody - the most emotionally charged and draining experience one can have. Some attorneys can prey on their client's emotions. Marty does not. During my experience, I left countless emotional voicemails and emails during the ups and downs of the custody and awful forensics process. I knew if Marty responded I was onto something and he would use it with remarkable effect. That said, his lack of response became just as important to me. If he didn't respond, I knew my points wouldn't amount to much in court and Marty didn't waste any time or billable hours addressing my emotions that would lead nowhere.
I could go on and on but I'll conclude by saying Marty has a unique demeanor that generates respect of the judges, law guardians, and his opponents alike. My truly amazing results are testament to his remarkably high skill level. He destroyed his opponents with a smile and while maintaining the utmost respect of the court. My wife ended up burning through three attorneys and ultimately admitted in open court that she had no match for Marty. My divorce had a lot of moving parts - so many moving parts that it could have been a disaster if we didn't work well together. At one point, Marty was managing custody issues, a failed real estate transaction of my own doing (don't ask) and alleged violations of protective orders. It was a mess that Marty managed for me with such effectiveness that, looking back, I don't know how I could have gotten through it without him.
The moral of this story: you want Martin T. Johnson in your foxhole.
James Sexton, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I have worked on a number of cases with Mr. Johnson as opposing counsel. He is a tough litigator and impressive negotiator with a courtroom presence and signature style that has earned him the respect of the bench and bar. He remains one of the most experienced divorce lawyers working in New York State and brings a wealth of experience to his cases. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking a smart, skilled and ethical attorney in a complex family law matter.