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Rona L. Gura

Family Attorney at Garden City, NY

4.9   30 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Rona

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I am a matrimonial attorney who has been through the process personally. As such, I bring a uniquely empathetic  ear to my client's concerns. While I am a litigator at heart I know, through my personal experience, that generally the best results for my client are achieved through negotiation and not litigation. As I know how stressful and important that first contact with an attorney can be for a person going through a divorce or family matter, our consultations are free.

Location

Law Offices Of Rona L. Gura
377 Oak St Ste 104
Garden City, NY, 11530-6542

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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional throughout
Throughout the entire ordeal, Ms. Gura had my financial well being and safety in mind. I continually felt she had my best interests at heart. Every phone call and email was responded to promptly. I would highly recommend Ms. Gura to safely guide you through what can be a very ugly ordeal.
Posted by Cassandra | October 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Thankfully settled
Rona offered a free consult for my complex custody case (non-custodial dad is in another state and I am in NY with our daughter). Though probably all custody and visitation motions are stressful, this was particularly delicate because of the non-custodial dad's prior record with drugs and alcohol, DV and emotional abuse. Rona guided me through how to move the case's jurisdiction here to NY and how to file motions and do whatever leg work I could on my own to save time and money. This is a case that was on-going since my daughter was born 10 years prior, so you can imagine the exhaustion, frustration and depletion of resources I have endured. Rona graciously gave honest and free consult and did not take a fee or retainer until the time absolutely necessary for her to get involved. This took about a year and half and three separate consults for me to move the case from the other state. Having had to hire two other attorneys for separate motions in another state, who took advantage, and being a child of judges and lawyers, I know the difference between those who are honestly trying to do what they can for their clients' best outcome and those who are just there for the money. Rona sincerely worked for my daughter's best outcome and mine. She does this with what I believe is the understanding that comes from being a good attorney, but also having been on the client's side of the desk, sharing her own wisdom about her own dissolution and custody challenges. I think the latter characteristic makes all the difference in her empathy and approach. When it was time to create an agreement and pay a fee, Rona and her staff continued to bill fairly and saw my case through to its natural end, NOT padding my bill or adding unnecessary steps along the way. More attorneys should emulate the same behavior.
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Posted by Judith | September 29, 2017
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A great lawyer
I wanted a lawyer who would help me through this most difficult time. Fortunately I found Rona Gura. I had interviewed a few before her and knew she was the one I needed. Rona did exactly as she promised-no complications or huge fees. She and her staff were compassionate and very, very patient with me. All my questions were answered and my calls and emails were returned promptly. She saved me from myself. I was angry and wanted more than my husband wanted to give me. Rona explained that we could try but it would be costly and nothing was guaranteed. I'm so glad I listened to her. I got what I needed without acrimony or needless expense. I would, without reservation, recommend her.
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Posted by Roz | July 25, 2017
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Bad Reviews Don't Make Sense to Me
I hired Rona after reading some of the bad reviews here. I specifically asked Rona about those reviews in my consultation and her answer really impressed me. First she told me that some of them appear to be made up, as she had no idea who the person was, might be the angry ex-spouse of her former clients. As for a review from a real former client, she told me that she cannot comment about a client or former client because she is still bound by privilege. I knew then that she would be the right lawyer for me, one I could trust with everything I needed to tell her, to do the right thing for me and bill me fairly. And she didn't disappoint. No one gets everything they want in a divorce but Rona listened to what was important to me and made those issues a priority. I also saw the amount my husband was billed for our divorce and it was double the amount she billed me. Rona offers a free consultation. Definitely go see her. You’ll be glad you did.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2017
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Excellent Attorney
Rona represented me in a divorce with a lot of complicated issues. She was compassionate and I always felt she had my best interest in mind. She kept me informed of the progress in the case and responded in a very genuine manner to a number of scary developments I encountered along the way. I was very pleased with the outcome and timing of the resolution of the case. I can now move forward and put that chapter of my life behind me.
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Posted by Gail | July 6, 2016
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Could not have made it through a rough time without Rona by my side
I was referred to Rona by other lawyers and thank goodness I found her. I hired her for both my child support and custody/visitation issues. I would not have made it through this rough time without her as my lawyer, her knowledge and assistance was priceless in my situation. Rona is extremely thorough and prepares you for the court hearings. The court system takes longer in some cases/hearings but Rona is extremely knowledgeable and professional. Don't hesitate to contact her or her office for a consultation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2016
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Dedicated and Smart
Ms. Gura represented me in my divorce proceedings. The proceedings were protracted and hard fought. She was excellent. Her eye was always on the practical, cost effective approach in order to get me one step closer to settlement before trial. Ms. Gura acted as my advocate and counselor in the true sense of the word. Her office staff is, likewise, diligent and super helpful. We were able to avoid a trial and move on with our lives. She is terrific.
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Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2015
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Fought For Us
I recently hired Rona Gura for a Family Court issue. She stood up for us and fought for what was best for all involved. I am very thankful we had Rona on our team and will recommend her to all who may find themselves in need of a thoughtful, compassionate and reliable lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2015
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Happy Client
Rona was compassionate from the moment I called her to tell her what I needed, until even the moments after my request was completed. I always felt that she was thorough, and out for my best interest. She was fair when it came to what the other party requested, while making sure that I was taken care of. She made me feel comfortable at all times, and best of all, she was human. She was not robotic with me, and had lots of patience. Rona came recommended to me by my dad's friend, and I would recommend her to anyone that needs a lawyer in her area of expertise.
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Posted by Cesar | June 30, 2015
Greatfull client
No one ever expects to be in a position of having to defend themselves from your spouse of 30 years, however, having gone through this, I can tell you that it is a rollercoaster of emotions and worries. being the working spouse on this case I found myself concerned over the legal cost as well as the need to have the best representation possible. Rona Gura and the team where there at every step of this two year long process. Rona was sensitive to my request, always responded on time and kept me informed at every turn and twist. I honestly and whole heartily believe that Rona Gura was and is the best choice for matrimonial defense your money can buy. There will be hard choices and Rona will not hold punches back or sugar coat any issue but you will be properly informed to make decisions. I would recommend Rona Gura, and the team, to anyone that would have the misfortune of going through a similar situation.
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Posted by Carl | April 6, 2015
A Good Choice
Having been frustrated with my previous attorney, Rona Gura came HIGHLY recommended to me. And I am glad she did. She is not only professional and courteous, but she takes the time to explain all aspects of the negotiation with her adversary. Rona is 180 degrees from where I was. She returns phone calls and emails in a timely manner. And will go that extra mile to make sure all documents have been reviewed by me prior to submission. If you are in search of fair representation, look no further.
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Posted by Andy | March 20, 2015
Satisfied Customer
Rona represented me in my settlement agreement . She was fantastic. Knowledgeable, energetic, always willing to give me sound advice. The best thing about the whole process was having Rona on my side.
Posted by CJ | February 1, 2015
Excellent!
Rona Gura has addressed matrimonial issues for a number of my friends, acquaintances and co-workers. I have unhesitatingly referred her to these people and, based on their feedback, will continue to do so. The responses from every one of them have been superb. She was smart, helpful, compassionate, and did an excellent job for each of them. Aside from her legal skills, each felt her personal concern and understanding was exactly what one would hope for (but doesn't always get) when dealing with such difficult, matrimonial issues. Again, I would highly recommend using Ms. Gura for all matrimonial and related issues.
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Posted by Dom D. | February 1, 2015
Without hesitation, the only attorney i would ever call or refer my friends and family to
Legal help is expensive, that goes without saying. Matrimonial law is easily the most complex, gut wrenching, emotional, and exhausting representation there is. As a former (thank you Rona!) client, i can honestly say while your going through this type of situation, it seems like you will never see the end of the tunnel. You NEED an attorney as good as Rona, who is sensitive and sensible regarding the human side of litigation and who will protect and defend you with her knowledge and common sense in a court of law. There are a lot of sharks and adversarial lawyers out there who will put their ego and billable hours ahead of what's best for you. Rona has ALWAYS been there to advise the pros and cons of any decision or action that will happen ( and some that you would never expect to happen ) Her integrity and expertise made the difference for me during my divorce. Yes, legal help is expensive, but it is money well spent when you have a professional attorney fighting for you... like Rona
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2015
Great Attorney
I have to commend Rona Gura greatly for her guidance throughout a very difficult divorce and custody case. She represented me with fervor and commitment to helping resolve my case which resulted in a change in custody. She remains a great resource after the conclusion of my case and provides on-going legal guidance. The other side continues to claw at every opportunity to overturn and undermine her results. This proves how upset they are with her success in my case.
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Posted by Stacey | January 27, 2015
Would trust Rona with my life
While I fortunately have not been in the position of needing a divorce attorney, I do know that if I did need one, Rona is the one I would call. I have known her for 35 years, and I have always known her to be a person of high integrity and ethics. I know that she would do the best for me that she could. She is a kind, empathic, intelligent, and responsible person, as well as a good listener, and I have no doubt that these qualities transfer to her work as well.
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Posted by Marc | January 26, 2015
Rona is a GREAT attorney
Having seen one to many friends go thru the process with incompetent attorneys, it was great to go thru the process with Rona. I may not have loved all the medicine, but I certainly understood that it was good for me, in the end. She actually listened to what I wanted, and kept that front of mind, throughout the whole process. She also telegraphed what my ex's blowhard attorney's next moves were going to be and we were ready for them!!! I have recommended 3 people to Ron in the last 10 months. Two are happily her clients now, and the other wished she had gone with her (since the attorney she went with never calls her back!). Rona is a true find. I can't thank her enough!
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Posted by Mark | January 26, 2015
Outstanding Results Respected by her Peers
I am a partner at a large law firm practicing corporate litigation who from time to time has client's ask-- who would you recommend for my divorce, custody or family law matter? Well over the years I have recommended many attorneys but the one that my client's keep telling me about over and over again is Rona Gura. She is caring and understanding with an eye towards efficient results. Whether it is at the negotiating table or in the courtroom, the respect bestowed on her by her fellow attorneys and the judges before whom she practices is clear. The devotion to her clients admirable. But the one thing that stands out is the loyalty of her clients. Fighting in the trenches will do that to people. If you want someone who other attorneys think well enough to refer their best clients too-- then you want Rona Gura.
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Posted by MR | January 26, 2015
I Don't Know Where I would be Without Rona Gura
I hired Rona Gura after my first divorce lawyer did absolutely nothing for me except take my retainer. She was not only a fabulous lawyer but became a dear friend. The personal service she provided was outstanding and she was amazing in the courtroom. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Jane | January 26, 2015
Terrific Attorney
I consulted with Ms. Gura with a complex series of questions about separation, liability for a spouse and custody. She was thorough, helpful, sympathetic and most important, correct. I have recommended her to friends and colleagues and will happily continue to do so. Clients are lucky to have her.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Rona Gura
  • 2003 - Present

Education

  • Fordham Schhool of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts cum laude
  • 1983

Associations

  • Nassau County Bar Association; Matrimonial Committee
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1983
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Publications

  • Fordham Urban Law Journal
  • Executing Youthful Offenders; The Unanswered Question in "Eddings v. Oklahoma"
  • 1986

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Rona
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Excellent attorney and a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I respect Rona's work in family law."
Criminal defense
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Garden City Family Lawyer Rona L. Gura
Rona L. Gura
Family Attorney
Garden City, NY
Licensed for 37 years
Free Consultation