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Susan Ann Kassel

Divorce and separation Attorney at Bohemia, NY

4.8   44 reviews

also known as Susan Dandola

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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1995
    Status
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SUSAN KASSEL HAS 26 YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL AND COMPLEX DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW LITIGATION EXPERIENCE.

     I am a dedicated attorney who has built my business primarily on referrals.  My clients trust me with all of their legal matters.  It is common for me to help with more than just divorces and family law.  I am honored to have my clients call me for legal and personal advice.  Since my family is the most important thing in my life I know that my clients' families are the most important thing in their lives.  I am honored to help them navigate through ALL of their legal matters.

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Location

Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C.
by appointment only
4875 Sunrise Highway, Suite 301
Bohemia, NY, 11716
Susan A. Kassel, P.C.
136 East Main Street
East Islip, NY, 11730
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  44 customer reviews
Posted by Thomas | September 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Legal Services
When you meet Susan Kassel, you will immediately sense her professionalism and knowledge of the law. I retained her for two matrimonial cases over the years and both cases were settled quickly and fairly. Most importantly, I believe that she understands the emotional strain of divorce better than anyone. She always returned phone calls promptly and the legal fees were fair and affordable. I give her my recommendation !
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2020
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Attorney You Can Trust Your Life With
Susan represented me in my divorce. I was worried, nervous, anxious, and downright scared. Divorce is one of the worst things that can happen in your lifetime. When it came to the first four way, I felt like no showing. Five minutes with Susan, her presence was calming, I knew she would fight for me and not needlessly make me spend money, she would also gave me the right advice and not just what I wanted to hear. All of a sudden things changed. She was prepared and has a great way of dealing with the otherside. I can’t thank her enough.
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Posted by James | September 8, 2020
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Very Clever
I hired Susan to do a divorce for me two years ago. She was able to keep my wife calm and negotiated a good settlement for me. I told her how my wife thought and during negotiations she was actually able to get her to relent and convinced her that it was her idea! My contested divorce was resolved within 6 months. (I have friends who started their divorces before me who are still not divorced! ) I rehired her to help me effectuate the divorce by filing court orders to put my half of her pensions into my name. I am very happy with her entire office!
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Posted by Jeffrey | September 8, 2020
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Most Honest and Knowledgeable
Susan is my 3rd Attorney and what they say is true, 3rd time is a charm. She is honest and advises based on reality and not just to add hours to my bill. Her process is based on a well thought out plan knowing how the system works. She is very compassionate about her job.
Posted by Jeannette | September 3, 2020
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Knowledgeable Attorney
Susan has been the family attorney for 20 years. She did two divorces for me, a prenuptial, 2 real estate closings and most recently a trust for my family. I like working with her because she knows a lot about all types of law. She mainly does divorces and family law but also does other things because divorce and family spills into so many other areas. She is very responsive and her staff is super helpful and knowledgeable as well. Her fees are fair as well. She has always treated me fairly. My children now use her too.
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Posted by Nancy | September 2, 2020
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Absolutely great attorney with tenacity and perserverance.
I found Susan after interviewing quite a few attorneys. Her well-rounded personality is what made me hire her. On one hand she was empathetic to what I was going through and on the other, she was all about getting down to business. The overall divorce process for my situation took several years. During that time, Susan did not lose sight of what was fair to me, even when circumstances beyond our control got in the way. Susan is a strong, tenacious attorney who will fight for you every step of the way!!!
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Posted by Richard | September 2, 2020
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Legal help
I am a new client of Susan. I have a health issue that required getting my affairs in order I am so glad we found Ms Kassel. She put my mind at easy and explained things very well.
Posted by Jayne | October 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyer with a Heart
From the first time I met Susan I could see this is more then just a job to her. I genuine concern she has shown me during my divorce is unbelievable. Ladies (or gentlemen) if you need to divorce your spouse I truly feel Susan will do her best to help you.
Posted by Leela | May 25, 2018
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Best Attorney in Suffolk County!
It's never a pleasant thing to need the services of a divorce attorney. However, if that occasion should arise there is no one else better than Susan. I had a need for her services and I was not disappointed. Susan is a very knowledgeable professional and always respond to my emails and phone calls promptly. She was very good at helping me to understand the situation and guided me patiently through the lengthy course of my divorce. I have the utmost respect for Susan. Professionally she is extremely experienced, bright, and a winner. Personally she has first class ethical and moral standards, and is completely straight-forward with you whether you are going to like what you will be hearing or not. With regards to the office, they were incredibly friendly and professional, further contributing to an overall excellent experience given the circumstances. All the above is true, and I'll share some specific details from my case: First off, it was a very complicated case involving custody primarily, and also support. This should have been a very stressful period, and it was, but it was mitigated significantly by Susan's expertise. Her ability to resolve my current issue and also plan ahead relieved me quite a bit and removed a significant portion of the burden. There were numerous occasions where Susan would meet with me on the weekend, sometimes very early in the morning, or take a late night call when something had come up. When we did not connect, she was always very prompt with her response time. She is easy to work with and pleasant to talk to. Susan is someone that I would recommend to anyone in my life whether they, or someone they might know, is in need of the services of a family/matrimonial law attorney. I found it very difficult to choose a lawyer, as there is no 'Consumer Reports' for attorneys, and it's not easily reviewable online. That said, if you are looking for the best attorney in Suffolk County, look no further!
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Posted by Grace | May 25, 2018
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Can’t thank her enough!!
I had been in an ongoing custody/visitation nightmare for almost 3 years when I was referred to Susan by a co-worker. I'd already fired 2 lawyers and was at the end of my rope. My ex was putting my child thru hell and using the court system to do so. I was helpless. I was devastated b/c my child was the victim. When I met Susan I was wary as I had been screwed over twice before. I listened and by the end of our consult I knew I was in the right place! She made me feel at ease and that everything would be all right. Susan promised me that she would be the only person handling my case and she would answer every phone call and have my back no matter what. My previous attorneys were part of a firm and I'd often get a lawyer who had no idea who I even was! Susan kept her promise! I had her cell # and she even called me back when I had and issue with my ex during a holiday! She was a pit bull and NEVER backed down. She fought for me and my son as if we were family. Her fees were the same as every other good lawyer and my sons welfare was worth every cent! She was SMART and got the job done! I would recommend her to anyone just like she was recommended to me! I promise, you will not be disappointed.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Susan A. Kassel, P.C.
  • 1996 - Present
  • Associate
  • Abel & Brustein Kampel
  • 1995 - 1996

Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Helen D. against John D.
  • Mother was permitted to relocate.

Associations

  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Suffolk County Women's Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • West Sayville Christian School
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1995 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Reviewed
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Ten Best Family Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer Award
  • ASP, Inc.
  • 2016
  • Notable Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • America's Top Professional
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Best Female Attorney
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top Ten Best Female Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer Award
  • ASP, Inc.
  • 2015
  • Most Knowledgeable Professional Award
  • VosCPAs
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Excellent Attorney Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Suffolk County Women's Bar Association
  • Suffolk County Women's Bar Association Annual Meeting Attendee/Participant
  • 2023
  • The Accountant's Role in Divorce
  • How accounting effects equitable distribution
  • 2015
  • Protecting Your Business Interests
  • Protecting your business interest in divorce
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (79)
Given (130)
Endorse Susan
Family Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Susan Ann Kassel is a very well-known and respected attorney in her field. She is considered to be one of the best, and I endorse Ms. Kassel wholeheartedly!"
Child custody Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. It is always a pleasure working with Ms. Kassel. She is a strong advocate, but always maintains professionalism."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Exceptional attorney, dedicated to client success. Highly recommended."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Truly professional. She is a pillar in the Bar and worthy adversary."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Kassel provides extremely sensitive and competent representation to her clients as they go through the life-changing stress of a divorce. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susan is a hardworking, zealous attorney! I highly recommend her services!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She really knows her stuff."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Atty. Kassel has proven to be a top notch attorney. Without a doubt, her clients are in excellent hands."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You can tell by her profile that this lawyer is experienced in her field."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyers credentials speak for itself. What are you waiting for? Hire her!"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without hesitation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kassel's answers and advice on Avvo show a great deal of knowledge on the topics of divorce and separation and child custody. She is an asset to the avvo community and the profession."
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