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Elliot S. Schlissel

Family Attorney at Lynbrook, NY

4.7   16 reviews

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Established in 1978, The Law Office of Elliot S. Schlissel is a multi-service firm of five lawyers committed to client-focused, cost-effective legal services in the Five Boroughs of New York City, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Our law office provides high quality, personalized legal services regarding divorce, family law, foreclosure defense, criminal cases, real estate, personal injury, elder law, bankruptcy, and wills, trusts and estates. Mr. Schlissel graduated from SUNY Oswego in 1972 and attended the Hofstra and Buffalo law schools.

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Licensed for 45 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1977
Updated 11/17/2022

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

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Law Office of Elliot S. Schlissel
479 Merrick Road
Lynbrook, NY, 11563

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
Posted by Mirabelle | October 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I Hired Elliot
Thanks Mr.Elliot for your service. You really made a difference and very helpful. I owe you :) I would recommend this service if you're looking for smart lawyer!
Posted by Michael | September 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional!!
Elliot is a seasoned attorney. He has over 35 years of experience and guides the staff in many different practice areas: matrimonial, criminal defense, foreclosure defense, etc. As an employee, I have learned so much from him and the helpful, kind co-workers.
Posted by Ricky | September 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Elliot did a phenomenal job with my divorce. It was handled quickly, efficiently and most importantly I got what I wanted. Thanks Elliot
Posted by Teofilla | August 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Persistent
Elliot is persistent. In the best way possible. Not like an annoying salesman that keeps forcefully shoving a product down your throat, but more like a hungry attorney that doesn’t stop fighting until your case is settled. I was going through a difficult foreclosure process before finally consulting with a professional lawyer about my situation. Lord knows my husband and I tried many other options before finally deciding on that. Hiring Elliot is the best decision we’ve ever made. He noticed things we didn’t and planned out an entire foreclosure defense plan for us. Elliot and his team of lawyers have our gratitude.
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Posted by Vincent Marzigliano | April 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional
Elliot dosent give up when you need someone that will represent you with leadership and expertise. Elliot is hands on and let's the opposing attorneys know it! Man of character and extensive expertise.
Posted by Daniel | March 25, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Unbelievably helpful
Upon calling this office, Elliot was more than willing to help me out. He had explained certain concepts that go with the foreclosure process to me. Not only did he help answer my questions, but he knows a Hell of a lot about this subject.
Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific attorney and law firm
I have been using the Law Office of Elliot S. Schlissel for several years now and I have consistently been impressed with their legal services. They have represented myself and family members in real estate transactions, drafting wills, and custody issues. His firm is very professional and I trust Mr. Schlissel with all of my legal affairs. I highly recommend Mr. Schlissel to anyone who is looking for an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney who cares
I hired Mr. Schlissel to handle my divorce and he went above and beyond my expectations for a divorce attorney. He is very intelligent and is clearly respected other attorneys and the judges he appears before. He always returned my calls and aggressively advocated for me. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
I hired Elliot to represent me in a complicated family law matter and he provided me with exceptional service from the very first meeting until my case was settled. He is a true professional with great knowledge of the law. Additionally, he went above and beyond to make sure I was satisfied. I recommend Elliot and his firm without hesitation.
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Posted by Tim | June 18, 2015
Good firm
I needed a lawyer, and Elliot was everything I needed. He and the other attorneys in his firm were always very knowledgeable about my case, and respectful when I spoke to them. Reasonable fees, too. What more could you ask for from an attorney?
Posted by Stu | June 18, 2015
The kind of firm you want
I came to this firm to represent me in 2 very different areas of law, and the staff was very knowledgeable in both cases. They were also very attentive to what I was looking for, and the cost was well worth what I got out of them.
Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2015
Great trial attorney
I had a complicated matter that was dragged for several years. I recycled through 2-3 attorneys before I hired Elliot. I'm so happy I did so! Right away, Elliot displayed his knowledge, strategy and expertise and we came to a settlement I was very pleased with. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Posted by Kelly | January 25, 2015
Highly Recommend
I recently worked with Elliot and his associates on a bankruptcy matter. Throughout the entire process, Elliot kept me well informed of all of my options, what was happening, and how to best handle the situation. He made sure that my interests were well represented and I was extremely pleased with the outcome. I would definitely recommend Elliot and his office for all of your legal needs.
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Posted by Sam | February 29, 2012
A real mensch
This is a person that really cares about you and your needs. He is attentive, unrelenting and his fees are fair. In fact, his entire firm works together seamlessly to produce motions and petitions in a timely manner. His specialty is men's rights and he is adamant but polite in front of justices to get his point across. A real gem, and believe me I know since he is my 4th attorney. Google him and check out his informative blog.
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Posted by Ronan | January 27, 2015
Great legal services
I had a really difficult custody battle with my child's mother. The child's mother was bringing ACS proceedings against me and doing everything she could to alienate me from my child. When I brought my case to this law office they were very up front with me. They did not create unreasonable expectations. They fought hard and were able to put me in a much better position than I would have been able to do on my own.
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Horrible service
Whatever you do do not use this law firm. We hired them to represent my boyfriends custody agreement with his child’s mother. The day of court for the custody agreement we waited in the meeting room for 45 minutes, no one showed up or called us to let us know what was transpiring. We called to inquire if it was normal to wait so long. The office stated to wait an hour and someone might be on. The office finally called after 45 minutes and said it was completed. They stated that the lawyer would call us back after his meeting, he never called us back. We call around 3pm that day they said he was in another meeting and would call back. He called the next day at 10am spoke to us for two minutes and explained to us what we already knew due the child’s mother informing my boyfriend of what transpired, being the lawyer never called us back. We only hired him for the custody agreement. The office accepted a summons regarding a child support matter. Told us we did not have to attend court if we did not get served personally. We called the day before court due to being nervous and the office said we should attend even though we didn’t get served. We attended court unprepared due to getting the summons in an email at 4:45pm the night before court. Not only was the office wrong in accepting a summons on a case we did not hire them for. Since hiring them we cannot get anyone to call us back at all. When we call to find out what is going on the front desk is rude. They have confused our case numerous times with other cases. The office has gotten verbal consent from my boyfriend to speak with me regarding the case numerous times. However, whenever there is a problem they state there is no agreement on file. Meanwhile for the past 3 months they have been speaking with me. In order for us to get anyone to call us back we literally have to call every other day. Each time we call we get told he’s in a meeting or in court. We feel they took our retainer fee and did not work with us at all. Do not use them.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Law Office of Elliot Schlissel
  • 1978 - 2015

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • State University of New York, Oswego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Associations

  • American Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Prepaid Legal Services Institute
  • Officer
  • 1992 - 1992
  • Commercial Lawyers Conference of New York
  • President
  • 1982 - 1982
  • Commercial Lawyers Conference of New York
  • President
  • 1981 - 1981
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 4.5 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Ranked Lawyer
  • New York Law Journal
  • 2015
  • Top Ranked Lawyer
  • Newsday
  • 2015
  • Listed
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2015
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2014
  • Top Legal Eagle
  • Long Island Pulse Magazine
  • 2012
  • Citation
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 2009
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 1991
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 1990
  • Distinguished Service Certificate
  • American Lawyers Quarterly
  • 1984
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Bar Association Seminar
  • Pre-Paid Legal Services
  • 1999

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Endorse Elliot
Family Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Having worked as opposing counsel on numerous cases, each experience has been handled with the utmost professionalism and respect. Ultimately, it is the clients that benefit when attorneys can zealously advocate while maintaining the highest level of dignity. Both Mr. Schlissel and his staff exhibit this each and every time we meet."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse Elliot for his hard work and dedication to his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elliot Schlissel is an excellent Estate Planning attorney and can help you with all of your planning needs. I endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Elliot is one of the best attorneys I have met in my career. He is my mentor. He taught me everything I know about lawyering. He is not only the best trial lawyer ever but he is a great person and friend. I highly recommend Elliot!"
Divorce and separation