4.0 stars 12 totalReview Jane Cristal
Posted by Kevin M.
I hired Ms. Cristal a few years ago during my divorce. She is tough like she says she is but she has a terrible reputation in the courts as being very agrumentative and difficult to work with. You don't want to hire a lawyer that judges find difficult and other lawyers don't want to work with.
After I left her every lawyer I met with talked about how difficult she was.
She will also blow your retainer in no time with pointless letters and meetings She is clearly in no rush to close any case because it is money in her pocket.
Beware!! And don't waste your money.
Posted by Steven M.
I felt very safe and comfortable with Jane as my attorney. I hired her after several recommendations and she did not disappoint. I had no idea how the system worked or the law, but Jane gave me guidance in a way that allowed me to think independently. I appreciated she would spell out the advantages and disadvantages of certain decisions I needed to make, as well as explanations, options and possible consequences. I was then able to make up my own mind, Jane ALWAYS respected my thoughts. She also did what she said she would, when she said she would. She was always prompt, meticulous and judicious. I believe that in order for the attorney/client relationship to be successful, first and foremost, there must be trust. Trust is the key. I always trusted Jane, and, although I was not always easy to work with she was very patient, honest and truthful about consequences and all aspects of the law, process and procedure.
Posted by IRA LEVY
I wanted to write to say how much I appreciate you and working with you as my Matrimonial Attorney.
You are very thorough, your attention to detail is impressive, and you make sure that I’m clear about all the issues. Jane, you’re always there when I need you. Your experience and intuition about when to push, and when not to, helped us win in certain aspects that are critical, so thank you!
I will recommend you, as a Matrimonial Attorney who understands her client, and works in a way that makes this innately stressful event, as painless and as efficient as possible.
Thank you again Jane, for all your great work.
Posted by Gail
I just wanted to really sincerely express my gratitude for all your hard work, patience and expertise through the process… you protected me and I am so glad I had you in my corner. Thanks for being there and for being so accessible, managing me through the signing of our prenuptial agreement…a necessary but awkward time for me… you made it easier. Thank you so much!
Posted by Lori
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND JANE CRISTAL AND HER STAFF. THEY ARE A FIVE STAR LAW FIRM!
I was most secure being represented by Jane Cristal, both in Court and in her detailed work on all legal documents. Jane was always accessible to me by phone and in person. She explained legal proceedings to me at length and in terms that I was able to fully comprehend.
My phone calls were promptly returned and in a timely manner.
Jane Cristal is extremely knowledgeable, professional and considerate of her clients’ feelings. I would highly recommend her to anyone having matrimonial legal issues.
Posted by anonymous
I chose Jane Cristal to represent me during one of the most difficult times in my life, my divorce. From the first meeting
Jane Cristal was always easy to communicate with, accessible and attentive to my needs. Her professionalism and decades of experience
in the field of divorce law allowed me to feel secure and well-represented during this emotionally turbulent time in my life.
She educated me and strongly advocated for me, a combination that served me well. I would have no hesitancy in referring Jane Cristal
to any of my friends or family in need of her expertise.
Posted by Cynthia
Jane K. Cristal is, by far, the BEST attorney. I had been represented by other attorneys during my divorce. No other attorney was as capable, effective and compassionate as Jane Cristal… she represented me in a contentious post-judgment proceeding. I was going through a serious health issue when I was served with a post-judgment application by my ex-husband. Jane Cristal took the papers, told me to focus on getting better and handled everything. She is results-oriented and obtained exactly what I wanted and what I needed financially. Jane Cristal returned my every phone call promptly and answered all my questions. I really appreciated her clear explanations. Every time we spoke it was apparent to me that Jane Cristal cared deeply about me as a client and what was in my best interests. The way she represented me …. that’s what legal representation should be. I hope I never need legal representation again, but if I do, Jane Cristal is the only attorney I will allow to represent me.
Posted by anonymous
When I first retained her, she feigned interest and compassion. She blew my initial retainer with unneeded conferences and file reviews. She spent more time documenting my invoice hours, than performing any actual productive work. She spent down the initial retainer before my soon to be ex even filed an answer. She is manipulative and only cares about her billable hours. Stay away
Posted by Hazel
At the end of my consultation with Jane Cristal, I knew I had found the right attorney.
Ms. Cristal not only has an in-depth knowledge of matrimonial law, but she is also a strong and zealous advocate for her client. She is trustworthy, very pleasant to speak and interact with, and has the unique ability to bring conflict between parties to a successful resolution. I must also give "kudos" to her outstanding staff that made sure all filings were made on a timely basis and in accordance with court deadlines.
Thank you, Ms. Cristal, for your strong negotiation skills and sage advice during the "roller coaster" period in my life.
Posted by anonymous
Jane K. Cristal is a strong legal advocate who is extremely knowledgeable not just about the law of divorce but also about the know-how of divorce. She is hands-on, thorough, concerned and compassionate. She gets the human side of the issues. I think she is leagues above the rest. Jane Cristal always focused on what was in my best interest and always explained to me, in an easy to understand way, exactly what all my options were. I was always kept informed of the goings-on in my case and she was able to communicate clearly to me all of the possible outcomes I could expect from the court.
Jane Cristal listened to every detail of my case with great attentiveness. She had an amazing legal team of lawyers and staff that assisted on everything and that worked hard to put together every piece of my case. A very well-run firm where everyone knows your case and works together to make sure the papers are top notch and that the client and case gets a lot of time and attention.
For divorce and family law type issues, I put all my trust in Jane Cristal, Esq. And, I was quite happy that I did.