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Howard E. Knispel

Divorce and separation Attorney at Commack, NY

4.7   13 reviews

Licensed for 33 years

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Your neighborhood attorney for all your legal needs. Specializing in Family Law, Divorce, Custody, Real Estate, Criminal and Bankruptcy. Member of the Suffolk County Bar Association.

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Licensed for 33 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1989
Updated 06/28/2022

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

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Reviews

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Posted by RBR | July 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of Howard Knispel
Very Good "Bedside manners" ! I use that expression because that is how polite Medical Doctors are referred to. Don't know how to refer to a polite Attorney. This is what got me to hire Knispel for 3 cases in the first place instead of a hiring a couple of ass***e Attorneys I spoke with over the phone. Knispel is very knowledgeable and listens to his Clients. Payment plan available, if unable to provide full payment to retain services. Knispel will answer your calls if he is in his office. Always wanted to be an Attorney. Even more motivated after watching this man in court. What a role model!
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Posted by Debbie | September 22, 2014
Divorce... Child support. Main thence....
Howard was the best attorney .. He was kind caring and most of allude me feel like I was his only client..he made my journey through a horrible time for my my children and myself at ease,, he was on point with everything. When he said don't worry. He meant it! I got everything as promised... Can't say enough. I extremely recommend Howard knispel.. Thank you so much Howard. You will always be in my prayers! Fondly. Debbie
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Posted by Thomas | May 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very good Family Court Attorney
I came across Howard's ad as I was looking for a family court attorney. He was always available to talk, he explained everything that I needed to know and his fees were very reasonable. I also used Howard to do my Will, which again was very reasonable. I would definitely use Howard again for any family court needs.
Posted by Jason | April 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert divorce attorney Highly Recommended!!
Howard is awesome. He answers all of my questions with ease and has made me feel more comfortable in this unpleasant situation. His costs are reasonable and he has the expertise you need!!
Posted by Joseph | August 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Complicated divorce & settlement
My 8-years experience with Mr. Howard Knispel was excellent. He gave my long, complicated and extremely stressful divorce case all the time and attention that was needed to successfully bring my case to closure. Howard was a calming, experienced and confident presence during very difficult court proceedings. Howard was completely understanding, professional and worked very diligently to the end and I’m so very grateful! Highly recommend without reservation!!
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Posted by Barrie | April 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Howard Knispel goes above and beyond for his clients
Howard handled the closing on our family home. It was in a trust but the title company had a problem with the trust as there was a trust preceding the 2nd trust. Howard contacted the original attorney that created both trusts and came up with a solution that satisfied the title company and even risked his own personal health to get the paperwork needed at the closing. Thanks to Howard our closing happened on time. Howard also worked with us to stand up to the buyer's attorney's unreasonable demands and stood with us to get us a solution that we were happy with. I can't recommend Howard enough. He's the best. I will be working with him again to do my will now because I am so happy with the work he provided!
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Consult today
I read another review that said "good bedside" manner...True! Mr. Knispel is thorough, direct and made me feel "taken care of". I hired him on the spot.
Posted by Chris | August 21, 2013
Undestanding Professional
Mr Knispel is understanding to my specific needs and is very accommodating.
Posted by charlotte | August 19, 2013
Best attorney
I would highly reccommend Howard Knispel. He has been in business for over 25 years and really cares about his clients. He is truly honest and will fight for his clients.I cant express enough how much he has been there for my minor child and myself .I spoke and meet with other attorneys and they treated you just like another case, Howard truly cares about his clients and will look after your best interest.
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Posted by angeliki | March 5, 2013
Stress-free
Mr. Knispel did my divorce and he put me at ease during a very stressful and ugly divorce. He kept me informed through the process and now I'm stress-free
Posted by Ed | February 18, 2013
Knowledgable and Responsive
This attorney knows his stuff and was very responsive to my needs.
Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2009
Concerned
Handled my legal matter with care and concern.
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2013
Beware of this lawyer
Submitted review here previously, was never published because I included links to other sites where he was reviewed qwuite unfavorably. I had found this lawyer online (huge mistake) and his incompetence proved disasterous. I had fired him and took him to arbitration, a process whereby lawyers are judged by their own pears where he lost and did not recover the money he had demanded for doing absolutely nothing. Stay far away from this layer as he is grossly incompetent and dangerous.
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Response from Howard Knispel December 21, 2020
I have now been practicing over 30 years and STILL no successful grievances and never been sued for malpractice. I have a perfect record. Check my other reviews.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Howard E. Knispel, P.C.
  • 2001 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Suffolk County Traffic Agency
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Town Board of Ethics
  • City of Smithtown
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Sari Friedman, P.C.
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Feldman, Kramer & Monaco
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Administrative Judge
  • NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Professor
  • New York Paralegal School
  • 1993 - 1995
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Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Eisenhower College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • TF v NF
  • Divorce granted. Client successful.

Associations

  • New York State High School Mock Trial Tournament
  • Judge
  • 2003 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Matrimonial and Family Law Committee
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Listed
  • Strathmore's Who Who
  • 2003
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (36)
Given (32)
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Knispel is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I refer all of my bankruptcies to him. He is great."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent representation and solid reputation in the legal community.I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Howard is an excellent attorney, who truly cares about his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Howard is spot on with his answers in the AVVO community and is easily endorsed."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Knispel is a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Knispel. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer goes to great lengths to get the best results for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This lawyer is quite a credit to the legal community"
Unknown Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As Mr. Knispel has demonstrated time and again, he is knowledgeable in his field and he cares enough to contribute regularly to the Avvo community. Mr. Knispel would be an asset to any client."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Responsible and respected member of the legal community."
Residential real estate Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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