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Jonathan E. Edwards

Divorce and separation Attorney at Garden City, NY

4.5   19 reviews

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Licensed for 34 years
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 1988
Updated 11/28/2022

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Edwards & Rockmore P.C.
666 Old Country Road
Suite 600
Garden City, NY, 11530

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
Posted by Lori | June 30, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Ever !!!!
Mr Edwards cares about his clients and prides himself in efficiency and getting results . I would highly recommend . He is seriously the best ! No lawyer stands a chance against Mr Edwards ! He also makes his clients feel comfortable . He has incredible communication and a great team . I’d give him 100 stars if I could . Worth every penny !
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Posted by Debbie | December 6, 2021
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Excellent Attorney
Jonathan Edwards was truly dedicated to my mom's matrimonial and other family matter cases. He is honest, professional, thorough, caring, personable, knowledgeable and has a great recall for details. He kept us informed along the way and always got back to us quickly. We will always be grateful for his help!
Posted by L. M. | January 24, 2020
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Top tier atty
I was involved in an extremely highly contested custody case. After speaking with several different attorneys, I realized that Mr Edwards was different. For starters, he honestly informed me of the cost, time, and potential outcome. I’m not sure if he has a photographic memory, but he remembered better than me certain details of my life. This within itself was priceless. Several different attorneys I met with would ask a question... than moments later ask it again. To me, for the absolute most important event of my life, I needed someone who not only cared, but cared passionately. During court appearances, he would be told by other attorneys to “take it easy, it’s not personal”... but it was personal for me!!! The man fought tooth and nail for me. In the end, After a 40 day trial...thank gd i won full custody of my boy...against all odds. A man in nys nonetheless.
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Posted by William | January 8, 2020
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Professional, kind, brutally honest and highly recommended!!!
I retained Jonathan Edwards 10 years ago to handle a very bitter divorce and since then I have retained him two additional times, one being for a real-estate matter and currently to handle a very delicate custody matter. Simply put Jonathan is an amazing attorney who cares about his clients best interests and in my experience not about profiting off of his clients as he has spent countless hrs. with guiding me on his own time never asking for anything other than a thank you. I truly am indebted to him for what he has done for me and my family over the years. Jonathan is also a great litigator who is well prepared in court to advocate on your behalf who knows how to navigate the very tough NYS court system. I highly recommend Jonathan Edward’s and I have recommended him numerous friends and business acquaintances. He would definitely be a smart hire for anyone in need of a great attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2018
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Powerful Presence
Jonathan Edwards understand the importance of providing an excellent quality of service. He is currently assisting me through a very difficult custody/divorce proceeding and I am grateful for his years of experience and effective legal representation. Mr. Edwards is trustworthy, caring, honest, competent, responsive and a powerful presence to have on your side. You won't find a more capable, ethical, and hard-working lawyer out there.
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2018
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A Brilliant Attorney
I HIGHLY recommend Jonathan Edwards and the law firm of Edwards & Rockmore. Jonathan Edwards was HIGHLY recommended to me by a friend, and he has met and exceeded my every expectation. Mr. Edwards is widely known and respected by both Judges and peers. He is relentless in protecting his client's rights while never wavering from being a true professional. During the entire process of my divorce, Mr. Edwards made himself available for any and all questions, whether by phone or email. Once my divorce was final, I had a few follow-up questions, and again, not only via emails but also with follow-up phone calls, he continued to reach out to make sure I was completely satisfied and knowledgeable about the answers I needed. I truly recommend Mr. Jonathan Edwards to everyone and anyone seeking the most professional and knowledgeable representation for their divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2018
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TRULY THE BEST!!!
Mr. Jonathan Edwards is an amazing and brilliant attorney ! From my own personal experience, I can confidently tell you - Mr. Edwards is very powerful in every courtroom in every situation! He is blessed with tremendous knowledge, brilliance and experience. He listens and explains the entire process, along with deciding a strategy. He then explains the strategic plan, and he executes it successfully. You can count on his extensive experience and knowledge and be sure that Mr. Edwards knows the law beyond your expectations. He promptly returns all calls, texts, and emails. Mr. Edwards is definitely the divorce attorney you want on your side! I highly recommend Jonathan Edwards and the Law Firm of Edwards & Rockmore for your divorce case!
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Posted by Debra | November 2, 2018
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Excellent Attorney!
Jonathan Edwards represented me during my divorce. He was extremely knowledgeable and hands on in all areas of my divorce concerning custody, child support, visitation, and equitable distribution. Although my ex-husband was extremely unreasonable, Jonathan continued to fight for my best interests in both Supreme Court and Family Court. He knew how to handle my case from start to finish. During a very emotional time in my life, I was confident that I was in good hands and was very well represented. The outcome of my case was fair and successful thanks to Jonathan's knowledge of the law, years of experience, negotiation skills, and dedication. Jonathan was easy to reach and always responded to my calls, texts and emails promptly. I also recommended Jonathan to a family friend who was very pleased with the outcome of his divorce settlement as well. I highly recommend Jonathan Edwards and the Law Firm of Edwards & Rockmore to anyone who finds themselves in a divorce or custody and visitation situation.
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2015
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Excellent Lawyer with a highly competent staff
Retaining Jonathan Edwards as my divorce attorney was one of the smartest decisions I have made. His care and concern for his clients was evident from the first moment I sat down in his office. He and his amazing staff, navigated me through one of the worst times of my life. His no nonsense approach, coupled with his, in-depth knowledge of divorce law, are second to none. He and his staff were on point, during the entire process of my divorce. They were always one step ahead of the other side. Subsequently, he got me a very favourable divorce settlement. No one wants to have to go through a divorce, but if you have to go through one, I wouldn't want to be represented by anyone else. I definitely would not want to be sitting on the other side of the table. ! I highly recommend Jonathan Edwards as a divorce attorney.
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Posted by Sheryl | June 3, 2015
Powerful Attorney
I met Mr. Edwards after 10 years of being divorced. I needed representation because I was having some issues with ex husband. Mr Edwards sat and listened to what the issues were. He made me feel comfortable. He gave me the right legal advice and support to get me thru the issue. He was very responsive whenever I needed to ask him something and always stirred me in the right direction. I highly recommend Mr. Edwards to represent you for your divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2015
Great job Jonathan!!
Consummate attorney. Really cares. Zealously protected my interests when I needed guidance through a very difficult time. Billing was fair. He was very obviously respected by judges and attorneys. I highly recommend Jonathan.
Posted by COOLYMEN | March 25, 2015
WHAT WOULD I DO WITHOUT YOU
I met w Jonathan over a year ago in hope to overturn a horrendous devorce from 2007 from the result of a previous incompetent attorney. I was facing a huge financial obligation with my ex husband who continusiouly had me back in court for tedious reasons . After meeting with Jonathan I felt confident he was knowledgeable and extremely competent to attack this situation..going through this emotional situation can be fustrating at times not to be able to reach him through a text or phone call (usually be cause is protecting someone else) he does absorb every text , email or emotional phone call and later processes in court when need be. His staff is extremely professional , competent, understanding and helpful. The one bad thing is that I was sad to say good bye when it was over. Jonathan helped me to start a new life both emotionally and financially... But I do still know I can call him even if I just need a friend.
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2014
Got me to the resolution I needed
My divorce seemed like it would never end. My prior attorney represented me for 2 years and nothing was accomplished. A friend of mine told me that Jonathan and his firm helped him settle his case quickly and get him a great deal so I hired him. I am very happy I did. I truly feel like my rights were adequately protected. He took my case, broke it down to the bottom line and got me what I needed. I would recommend him to anyone who is going through divorce or through custody issues.
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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2014
Extremely grateful and fortunate for their help
Jonathan and his partner Allison took me out of a very horrible situation. My prior attorney had done nothing for me. I am very grateful for their hard work, protection, and getting me out of an abusive relationship where my husband was also hiding my income. It was a very tenuous divorce. They helped me. They supported me. They cared. I am very grateful. It was a very highly contested case in all respects including custody, but they gave me emotional protection and an amazing result. I am so thankful I found them.
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2014
He cared about my case and got me the results I needed
Jonathan handled a very complicated case of mine. While his approach at first may seem intimidating, he certainly got his way and owned the conversations with my husband's attorney. He was always looking out for my best interests and more importantly the interests of our children. I trust him with everything and would recommend him in a heart beat.
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2013
Very happy and thankful
I am a client of Jonathan E. Edwards, P.C. I saw the previous review and I had to object. He has been my matrimonial attorney for almost a year, now. In the year and a half that my previous divorce lawyer represented me, nothing was accomplished. Jonathan dissected my case in just a few short hours in such a simplified way that my previous attorney could not. His goal is to protect my rights and make sure I get everything I am entitled to, including shared custody of my children. He has been doing everything he possibly can. More has been accomplished in the short time I have been with him than the year and a half I was with my previous attorney. I would recommend him to anyone who is going through such a difficult situation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2021
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Think twice, good for combative situations, not good advice to diffuse and settle.
He has a lot of experience and knows what he is doing, after the whole mess my settlement was good. But I would only recommend him if you WANT a fight. He is very combative which can be a good thing in certain situations, but I regret having retained him. Some examples: When asked how much this would cost his answer was “the retainer is XXX” the divorce ended up costing me 3 times that. He did not explain that possibility, he just kept saying how easy and quick it was going to be. Instead of writing my ex a letter offering to do a collaborative divorce he went with the serving papers route, which made her angrier and things got nastier, bad advice to follow. He kept telling me how easy the divorce was going to be (no children, similar salaries) and when I asked how long it would take he said 3 months, he had to know that was not possible. It was about 4 months to just get to the preliminary hearing… then covid hit so after that is not his fault, but even before Covid it was almost impossible to get a divorce done in less than a year in NY. He blatantly lied to me about timing. This was probably the worst part. Early in the divorce I got a job offer in another state, I asked for advice about taking it, he said “sure go ahead, you have no kids”. This gave my now ex wife a weapon to play games and delay as much as she could, because she knew I had to pay both mortgage and rent in the new place. Aren’t lawyers for giving good advice???? He kept telling me after every meeting with the judge’s clerk how it was “done” but there was always another meeting and more negotiations (and more billing). This is not all his fault, my ex wife was butthurt and wanted to extend this over forever to hurt me financially. But I am sure he did not mind the extra hours billed, if he is so knowledgeable why didn’t he warn me this could happen from the beginning? Why keep telling me that “it’s done”? After all, all she got out of me was 1% of the house (we split it 51/49) so the outcome ended up being positive, again he knows what he is doing and he knows how to fight for you, so if this is your thing by all means go with him. But if you can mediate or have a more reasonable/collaborative divorce don’t follow his advice.
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Posted by MIKE L | April 9, 2014
DO NOT HIRE THIS ATTORNEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mr. Edwards did nothing for me, all my discovery, financials as well as two depositions were given to him when he took over my divorce case from another incompetent attorney. All he had to do was discuss a settlement with the other attorney, 9 mths later when I was deep in arrears a settlement appeared which total devastated me financially. I basically lost my house all my equity and spent my bank account for this incompetent ass. He was totally schooled by my ex-wife's attorney. He is a pompous ass,talks over you, never listens to your questions or looks out for your best interest. I should have known better when I first met him to hired a person who can't take care of himself physically. I cant put into words how Edwards screwed my life, and my ex-wife was the one who caused the divorce and proof was given DO NOT HIRE THIS ATTORNEY - ESPECIALLY IF YOUR A MALE WITH CHILDREN,
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Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2012
Unhappy
I would definitely not recommend this lawyer. His main concern was more of a money issue than a client issue. He methods and advice were very damaging to my case. Had to fired him due to his negligence, carelessness, which cost me financial grief.
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Edwards Rockmore, P.C.
  • 1988 - Present

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Fordham University School of Law
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Cooper v. Cooper
  • Successfully had multimillion dollar valuation by wife's attorney rejected; saving client millions

Associations

  • Nassau Bar Associarion
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • New York County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present

Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been an adversary to Jon on a number of cases. He cares strongly about his client's cause, fights hard for positive result and has my professional respect. He is a magnificent orator, exceptionally quick on his feet and exhibits an incisive legal mind. Rather work with him than against him."
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Garden City Divorce and separation Lawyer Jonathan E. Edwards
Jonathan E. Edwards
Divorce and separation Attorney
Garden City, NY
Licensed for 34 years