3.5 stars 6 totalReview Joel Salinger
Posted by anonymous
Other attorneys laughed at him in the Central Islip court. He is sloppy and ill prepared. He was quick to keep asking me for money while having me do all the leg work. After I gave him all the evidence needed to win my case, he did a terrible job defending me. He kept saying he didn't want to push the judge and piss him off. Needless to say, my results were terrible. Stay away from him.
Posted by Kay
Mr. Salinger did everything that was expected of him. I could be certain that whatever he said he was going to do he did it. He was available to talk to me whenever I needed him or his paralegal. Pu He was there for me and genuinely cared about me and my family . He went above and beyond for me. The court system is slow and has nothing to do with the expediency of the lawyer. I know most attorneys will not even go back to court without money up front, Joel always worked with me, he also knew that I was the victim not the enemy, Hire Mr. Salinger if you are looking for honesty and someone who takes your case because he believes in doing the right thing. I would hire him again and still can call him today if I need advice...You can't go wrong.
Posted by Joe
Joel was professional, understanding, articulate and always prepared. Dedicated and hard working, Joel will stop at nothing to have your voice heard. Always reassuring and relaxing...this man kept his office open for me until 8pm on the day I was served with divorce papers. He sat me down, explained the process and reassured me that everything wil be ok...and it was.
Every divorce is unique and Joel takes the time (often on weekends and holidays) to return calls and answer questions.
Mel is an invaluable resource as well. She's sharp, intelligent and well versed in the law. Just like Joel, she takes the time to answer questions and explain what's going on.
If you need an attorney, Joel is the guy. No question. I'd recommend him without hesitation. There's not a lawyer in this world that can guarantee you a "win". You won't win every battle and you won't get each and every little thing you want. The law is the law and you have to know that. What Joel WILL do is make sure you are well represented and that your rights are protected. He will fight for you tenaciously, but fairly. He will guide you and get you through what is a most stressful time in your life. You're not a paycheck to him and you're not a means to a partnership. You're a person and a client. You cannot say that about a lot of lawyers, but I can say that about Joel. With no hesitation or hyperbole.
Posted by anonymous
Joel was great at handling my divorce situation. I have nothing but good things to say about Mr. Salinger, he was always professional, and helped me achieve the outcome I was hoping for. Divorce is an emotional situation, and I was helped through the process by trusting in my attorney and taking his advice.
Posted by Chris
This lawyer was literally being laughed at by other Atty's in the Central Islip family court hallway. Joel was quick to take money but very slow at everything else. He would answer the phone and talk to other clients while we were having a meeting. Giving price quotes while I sat there. He was late to all 3 of the court hearings we had. The ultimate before I fired him was that he totally forgot to tell me we had a court hearing about child support. He showed up and said you will yell at me for this one but we have another court case after this. I didn't tell you because it is my strategy. Long story short he goes into court completely unprepared. Messed up pertinent facts and had the nerve to tell the judge he was unprepared because of the Jewish holidays. Even after that disgusting display, he had the nerve to yell at me and tell me his favorite statement. "I told you this was gonna happen." You were warned here. Stay away
Posted by Bruce S
Mr. Salinger was extraordinary. His negotiation skills were sensational. He handled my divorce and was able to help me obtain and outcome that everyone said was impossible. I was going through a health crisis at the time and Joel was more than an attorney, was was a friend too. I will never forget his patience and emotional support. Something you don't expect from your lawyer.