4.5 stars 37 totalReview Patricia Issberner
Posted by anonymous
I scheduled a consultation with this attorney, when I walked in just as the reviews before stated they were either that incompetent or pick and choose clients. What a waste of my time! I thought surely the bad reviews exaggerated, but the office was as clueless and unprofessional as described. Pay close attention to the bad reviews, I thought they were exaggerations but proved all to true. If you can't even take an appointment then you probably should not be handling complex divorce matters. I'm certain the generic online response will follow this review.
Posted by Violet
And.....that is what I got from Patricia Issberner. Pat took the time to truly listen to me and understand my needs. I am not your typical person, I am highly emotional and can be a bit needy (so I've been told). Pat had the patience to listen to me, even when I went off course; she would bring me back. Have you ever forgotten an important thought/statement that you were trying to make, however, you go off in a different direction? This happened many times because my mind wanders; however Patricia was right on the mark and remembered that I was trying to convey something important and brought me back to the point; whereas I was able to communicate what I needed to . I have seen people roll their eyes at me when I go off course. Being an artist I see the world vastly different from most; I get caught up in the details....and lose track of where I was going. Having someone on my side, helping me out, being extremely kind and patient while giving true guidance was critical to my case. At no time did I ever feel "out of the loop" or lack any understanding of what needed to be done and what was going on. Pat, I've said it before, and I will say it again. THANK YOU!!! You were truly wonderful to me.
Posted by Skylar White
Ms. Issberner handled my difficult child custody case like a pro. As a father in NY I don't feel like the system was rigged against me from the start. Ms. Issberner explained my options and we agreed on a strategy - then she nailed it! I am so happy with the outcome - I got everything I wanted. Nice Work! Highly Recommended.
Posted by Terry
My first meeting with Ms Issberner was in July of 2015. This is how it went. If I liked summer Patricia liked summer. If I liked the color blue Patricia like the color blue. We were going to stand together. We were going to get my child support modified, because my daughter was in a boarding school. We were going to get all the money my Ex owed me. Ms Issberner told me that "fathers are the most important parent a child could have." I told Ms Issberner that if we had a favorable outcome in these quest, I would like to file for custody of my daughter. I asked Ms Issberner if she would be handeling my case personally. She said she would. This was important to me. Patricia did not personally represent me. She delegated my case to a subordinate. When I called to inquire about this, I was told, "Patricia is sick." I was to discover that Patricia Issberner gets sick a lot. Patricia's employee, wrote up what I thought was a very good and comprehensive request to the court in my behalf.
The problems started when we got to our first hearing. My lawyer, Ms Issberner's subordinate, seemed nervous in court. She stuttered and stammered and was to,d several times by the judge to speak up. In addition to this Ms Issberner's office never prepped me for this hearing, in fact they never told me about it. This lack of clear communication on the part of Patricia Issberner and her staff, as I was to discover at a later date, was endemic in her office. This very day following the hearing, Patricia's subordinate, my attorney, the only person in that office that I had spent time discussing my case with was leaving the Issberner law office. She told me her reasons, but I will not discuss them here. What is important is that when I left the courthouse I called Ms Issberner's office to ask why I was never told about this, and what Patricia's plans for my case were going forward.
I was told by Ms Issberner's staff member, and I quote, "Patricia will not talk to you, unless you pay her another $5,000 dollars." Remarkable? You bet. This person told me that I had to replenish my retainer, before I could talk to my lawyer, and see if I wanted her to still be my lawyer. I told the person at Ms Issberner's office, "tell Patricia that I recorded all our conversations." It worked, Patricia called me. Of course she denied ever saying she wanted $5,000 before talking to me. She also said, that now she would be taking over my case. I had already paid $5,000 to Patricia. Her office had the box of financial information that I meticulously compiled and categorized for her ease.
It was going to cost me even more money to start over with a new lawyer, and there was no gaurntee that I would have any more success with them. I decided to accept the apology and meet with Patricia. I mer her and gave her another $5,000. I updated and recatagorised the files I left with Patricia. On may 12, 2016 we were due for another hearing. On may 11, sometime in the afternoon Ms Issberner's office called my home. They asked me, "are you going to court tomorrow?" I said, "yes." She said to me, " we have you scheduled at our office, but they don't have you on the docket at the court." "I'm going to call the court and see what is going on."
And that is the last I heard from her. The next day I went to court. I sat and waited for 3 hours until I was brought by the court room. The officer came out handed me a appearance ticket, with a date of June 30 on it. He said to me, "your lawyer postponed. I guess you didn't get the memo." That was enough for me. I called the Issberner office, and told them they were fired. Oddly enough, Patricia's office said I was not on the docket at court, yet when I signed in on the hearing date, my name was on the officers paper work.
Posted by anonymous
My husband had a cash business and I was a stay at home mother for 18 year, at his insistence, stupid me. Then came lovely Marilyn, 20 years younger, that I found out about three years after they started their kanoodling together. He blamed me for paying too much time pm the children and not him. Then he move out and left the four of us with no money. He sent $1,000.00 here and there, but not enough to pay for food and the mortgage and the oil etc. Well, we filed an emergency motion in front of a lovely Judge who gave me maintenance child support and made him pay the bills including my legal fee.
Patricia was always there on time, sitting with me in the Courtroom rather than gossiping with the other attorneys, I did appreciate that. She explained why we were there and exactly what happened when they came out. I was very well informed and my dopey husband filed phoney tax returns and was in for big trouble.
But I must say that Pat was always looking to settle the case rather than to waste legal fees. She was always so prepared compared to dummies attorney.
Posted by anonymous
Patricia was my 2nd attorney--my first attorney did absolutely nothing. You must hire an attorney who specializes in matrimonial law alone. This was a complex case, yet she won it --though it was a hard case to win. I was the most suitable parent and my children get to stay in their house until they graduate. Patricia is my HERO
Posted by anonymous
I hired Patricia for a complicated case where my husband had left 5 years ago, with me and our 4 children. He moved in with his girlfriend and refused to pay child support. Pat made a motion and he was ordered to pay me child support and maintenance. I love her and I strongly recommend her. She's great.
Posted by anonymous
I never thought I would get custody of my children because I am a man, but Patricia gave me the guidance and support along with the confidence to win what was in the best interests of my children. I highly recommend her as an attorney.
Posted by Heath
Although my case was not lengthy, the experience I had with your office was positive and reassuring. You are a kind and compassionate person. I will be sure to call on you in the event your services can be utilized again.
Posted by Kyle
I met Patricia Issberner when she was a Law Guardian on my case. I was 17, a few years ago, and my younger sister only 14. Both of my parents contested custody. She interviewed me, my sister, my parents, and even my Uncle. It was clear to me that custody should go to my Father, but my Mother would have been humiliated by losing custody of her children. It was truly a horrible case where the children were stuck in the middle. I googled her name because I was thinking about her the other day, and how she basically saved our lives by recommending my father get custody, and noticed this website where you can leave reviews. I can say that I truly think that she is the best attorney anywhere. She took so much time to investigate and was so good with my little sister. I thought the interview with my little sister would be a disaster but Patricia made it so easy. She warmed up to her so quickly. She also eased the tension between my parents and made my mother feel better about the outcome of the case. It’s been a few years now, but without Patricia Issberner advocating for me and my little sister, our lives could have been ruined. She had to argue with both of my parent’s attorney’s and at one point the Judge wanted to talk to us in her chambers and Patricia made sure we saw what the chambers looked like before we ever went in. She told us that it was going to be just the judge the law guardian and one child at a time. She made us feel comfortable in a very formal setting. The attorney’s were constantly arguing and she tried to keep the peace, but she would not have it-my Father was getting custody, which was THE BEST IDEA. There was a trial and Patricia was amazing. I can’t say enough good things about her. I’m so happy to see so many good reviews. I wish someday I could see her again.