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Christopher J. Chimeri

Divorce and separation Attorney at Hauppauge, NY

5.0   47 reviews

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    75%
    Regardless of who you are, there are many legal and personal aspects to divorce involving children, money and your future. Every case is different and a personalized approach is crucial. Only a concentrated divorce lawyer should handle your family.

  2. Appeals
    25%
    Very often, judges decide motions or make decisions after a hearing or trial and that judge makes one or more mistakes. We have a proven track record with correcting errors via the appellate process, as well as defending favorable outcomes on appeal

Divorce, domestic breakups, and family disputes are difficult in various ways, and that is why I believe that there are no substitutes for attorney accessibility, dedication of time and effort to a client's cause, and a commitment to knowledge of the law to help you move forward with confidence. The legal process can be very unpleasant in even a non-complex case, and spending money on lawyers when often, you did nothing "wrong," can be hard. I emphasize guiding you through the legal system and its processes with honesty to ensure that you know what to expect at each stage and also that you have frequent access to your lawyer. These are vital ingredients that allow my team and me to aggressively advocate for you and always with the most personalized approach possible. Every divorce case is different, so the legal approach should never be "boilerplate." We take the time to think carefully and creatively, while also learning about you, to then develop the right strategy for your divorce. This has contributed to a long track record of successful settlements, favorable outcomes after many trials, and frequent wins in the appellate courts, both when overturning harmful errors by trial judges and when defending against an appeal after you won your case but  still under attack from your ex. I evaluate every case from the moment you contact us, and I believe in continually re-evaluating to be sure that you are getting true value from our legal services. 

Licensed for 10 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2012
Updated 06/05/2022

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

Contact Christopher

Quatela | Chimeri PLLC
888 Veterans Memorial Highway
Suite 530
Hauppauge, NY, 11788

Reviews

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Posted by Tommy | November 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Look no further!
Chris is an outstanding Attorney, who always was quick to answer the phone or return an email. The best decision I made was to hire Chris and his firm for my case. His extensive knowledge of the law, the courtroom and past cases made it simple to make tough choices easy. I highly recommend Chris to anyone that needs a family lawyer, it would be the best decision for you and your family too!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2022
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The very best!!
Mr. Chimeri was actually my second lawyer. I was dissatisfied and beyond disappointed with my first lawyer. I hired Mr. Chimeri and he took my case over which was not an easy one. He handled every situation, stayed in constant contact, and I ended up with everything I was looking for.
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2022
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What a fabulous team!
One of the toughest times in my life, I had found a calming sense of hope that someone was able to do the fighting for myself and my children that I no longer had the strength to do myself. Christopher and nicole were amazing to work with. They were set out to help me resolve issues that were no longer possible to solve on my own. They worked together and kept me informed, calm, steady and finished in a timely manner. If I ever need a legal team I would ONLY be calling them! I thank you.
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Posted by Rob | February 22, 2022
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Thank you for helping us get to our new chapter
My children and I are very grateful for finding Chris. I felt like my first divorce attorney wasn’t fighting for us and my best interests, just sorry “yes, divorce is expensive and that’s statutory”. On the first phone call with Chris, I immediately knew that we were in way better hands. Chris knew exactly how to handle my Ex’s attorney who had zero moral compass, pushed the legal system passed the envelope, and most importantly could care less about the well being of my children. Thank you again to Chris and team for helping us get through this life changing event.
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Posted by Jamie | January 26, 2022
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Long live the king. #KingofAppeals
It would be very difficult to summarize my four year relationship with Christopher Chimeri, Esq. (As well as the entire legal team at Quatela Chimeri) I hired Chris for a custody matter that was very complex and highly contested. Additionally, I was served with a special proceeding in Supreme Court regarding a name change contested application. I could have never been prepared for the events to soon follow. Chris has stood by me, protected my rights as well as my children’s throughout three separate trials, one which lasted over 13 days, 3 appeals (WHICH WE PREVAILED IN ALL 3 TIMES) and countless emergency orders to show cause & various counsel fee motions to enforce action against a disgruntled ex who was far financially superior than I was. Chris won almost every single time. I prefer not to use the word “win,” when referring to matters relating to child custody but Chris is a WINNER. For these reasons, I’m honored to recommend Chris for all of your family law, appellate court, Supreme Court and any negotiations you may need. Long live the king! #KingofAppeals
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Posted by Luckner Henri | September 1, 2021
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Excellent Lawyer
Mr Christopher Chemeri is very knowledgeable and honest. I was referred to his law firm by another attorney and hiring him was the best decision I have ever made in my life. He did the job with the quote he gave me, not a penny more. Thanks to Christopher, now I have my life back.
Posted by Michael S | August 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
My experience
Chris guided me thru one of the worst times of my life & when it was all over i landed On my feet in the custody matter. Very knowledgeable attorney. Very experienced and very proactive! You want to win this is your guy !
Posted by E.A. | June 30, 2021
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The Best! Excellent Job Well Done!
I was recommended by Chris from another divorce lawyer that I was unable to use due to conflict of interest. I asked him who he would use if he had his own divorce case. He recommended Chris with no doubt. I was letting go a very expensive lawyer that was unable to move my case after handling it for approx one year and was mishandling my case. I had interviewed over 8 Long Island Divorce Lawyers and chose Chris to represent me. Within 7 months Chris settled my case!! He is aggressive, holds his position, excellent negotiator, knows his business and got the job done. Highly recommend him.
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Posted by Richard | June 7, 2021
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He did a terrific job
After I was forced to take out an Order of Protection against my husband, Chris came recommended to me. I was still in the depths of codependency and wanted to give the world away to my now ex-husband. Chris looked out for my interests when I myself couldn't, while also allowing allowing for a very fair settlement. Great job, great lawyer, and by the way, cute as hell!
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Posted by Kevin | May 19, 2021
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The Best
Working with Chris during this hard time of our life has been a pleasure. He is kind, understanding, hard worker, and supports you! Always on our side. Never gives up! Goes above and beyond and most importantly the professionalism, and integrity is by far the best. Chris has always gotten back to us and never has kept us in the dark. Highly recommend!!!!
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Posted by Heather | April 1, 2021
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Highly recommend Chris!
I'm so thankful to have utilized Christopher's services for my uncontested divorce. He was very professional, timely and helpful, considering the restrictions through the covid-19 pandemic. His office staff were a pleasure to work with, as was Chris! I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a divorce attorney!
Posted by Stacey Lee | March 2, 2021
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Used for divorce, custody and child support
I highly recommend Christopher J. Chimeri. I have had the pleasure of using his services twice now. In both cases, Chris was extremely knowledgeable of the Law as well as being an excellent communicator. He was extremely caring and listened to my complex situation like he was a trusted friend. I could not be happier with the services I received. He made sure I completely understood each step and he was open and very receptive to all my questions. He was totally prepared and acted with utmost professionalism and courtesy, rapidly responding to my questions with experienced insight and strategic instincts. Chris fought hard for me, he went above and beyond and did everything he could to ensure a great outcome. I could not have asked for better representation. I knew I was in safe hands with Chris. I was thoroughly impressed by his integrity, reliability, his knowledge of the Law, his open and fast communication, and the swiftness and ease with the whole process.
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Posted by Kathy | February 26, 2021
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Used for custody battle
I used Chris for a pretty intense custody battle, as well as child support modification and violations. Chris is extremely professional, didn’t give false “pipe dreams” kept me updated through the whole thing, responds in a timely manner to emails, and his ancillary staff is also amazing. I was never left in the dark about any of the process. I needed a very well versed and aggressive lawyer for this case, and Chris was just that. He was respected by the law guardian and both the custody judge and support magistrate and it showed. Chris got the outcome we were looking for with in a very reasonable amount of time. If you need an excellent lawyer this is it. I would never use anyone else.
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Posted by Sue | January 25, 2021
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Child Protective Service Case
Chris Chimeri was recommended to me by a court reporter who said he had the best reputation in Family Court. I went for a consult and hired him on the spot. I was upset, crying and in disbelief that I was being charged by CPS with child abuse when my daughter was a risk taking bipolar teen, who was under multiple doctor’s care. As I told Chris my situation, he was very compassionate and a positive person, he instantly put me at ease. Chris told me had won a case for a client who was unjustly indicted by the same caseworker who indicted me. He assured me that he would be able to get the false charges dropped. Chris inspired confidence, he seemed proficient in the court room. For the first appeal, Chris submitted a timeline of events leading up to the CPS Investigation. The appeal was denied. The second appeal would be a hearing with the Judge. I was encouraged to gather personal character letters from my and my daughter’s doctors, therapist, and school officials. Chris had scanned school and medical records of my daughters’ from 7th to 11th grade. One week before the scheduled court hearing, Chris submitted the evidence to the Department of Social Services Attorney. The charges were dropped. I was surprised and very happy that I did not have to attend a hearing. Chris and his staff were very professional, efficient, courteous and respectful. I highly recommend Chris Chimeri, he is a wonderful lawyer and person.
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Posted by Michael | May 26, 2020
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True Professional
I hired Chris after consulting with two other attorneys. He appeared to be head and shoulders above more knowledgeable in navigating through the issues that a very contentious and bitter divorce case would encounter and proved it every step of the way. He was very professional, direct and to the point, and only concentrated on the issues at hand. Any bumps along the way were dealt with immediately and every one ultimately ruled in my favor due to his expertise. He earned my trust immediately and only looked out for my best interests from the beginning to the end of the entire process. I, with no hesitation, highly recommend hiring him.
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Posted by Mark | May 26, 2020
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The greatest attorney and even better person on planet earth...
Life without Chris would certainly be horrible. He saw through years of lies, corruption, manipulation and god-awful behaviors (and a lot of illegal activities from the ex). He broke through a flawed system and was able to prove not only my innocence but prove what is factually/mentally in best interest of the children. He's also helped me personally a great deal in just being there for me in very trying times. I can not thank Chris and his staff enough for all that they've done for me and my family... I have been dragged through courts since early 2013 and have seen many many many lawyer at work. I had an attorney before Chris (2013-2015) and let him go because I saw first-hand how Chris cares about his clients and their interests. Its now 2020 and Chris has changed my life. He is simply the best and by far the most caring and compassionate attorney on planet earth... and I can factually say its not just "about the money" with him, he actually cares, that's what sets him apart from all the rest. He is a real person that will take your call at all crazy hours of the day, weekends, holidays, etc... (and not charge you). Do not think twice about hiring Chris. I am proof that great things come from his advocacy.
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Posted by Dennis | May 11, 2020
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Great attorney, very tenacious and follows-through. Knowledgeable and gets the job done.
I started working with Chris and his team last year after being handed off from another attorney in a contentious matter that had dragged on in the courts and negotiations for years. Chris and his associates are professional and took the time to understand the case fully and work with me to devise a workable and equitable strategy to settle my case and attain the best possible outcome. I would highly recommend the Chris and the Quatela Chimeri team for any matrimonial or post-matrimonial work you need done in the Suffolk and Nassau court systems.
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Posted by Michael | March 24, 2020
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The Evil Slayer
My lawyer Chris Chimeri had my opponent agree to leave me alone and get on with her life WITHOUT me to abuse!
Posted by Denise king | September 12, 2019
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Highly recommended
I hired Christopher to represent me in a difficult divorce. He went above and beyond. He was professional, compassionate and patient. I knew I was in good hands at my first court appearance not only did he hold my hand threw it .it was obvious he was well respected by his piers. It gave me a sense of security. Christopher was very hands on with my case. He always got back to me in a timely manner. I don’t know how I could have gotten threw such a difficult time without him. I was pleased with the outcome to say the least. His office staff was kind and professional.
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Posted by Sarah | August 22, 2019
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The Best Out There
I was in a difficult protracted divorce and moved to hire new counsel. Given the challenges at hand, I researched the matter extensively and talked to many matrimonial law experts and top lawyers in Manhattan. Mr. Chimeri came the most highly recommended in Suffolk County, and they were right. I found Mr. Chimeri to be brilliant, hardworking and focused on efficient results. Many times he saved me thousands of dollars when my emotions would have steered me toward unproductive decisions. He works tirelessly for efficient and best results and is conscientious and fair in billing. Mr. Chimeri has won many awards for his work in matrimony law at a young age and deserves every one of them. More than top expert in matrimonial law (his firm's lead amd his key focus), Mr. Chimeri is also an extraordinarily kind and caring steward. He works with 100% integrity and within a short while, I understood that I could trust him implicitly, which really helps during a difficult and vunerable time. My highest recommendation for Mr. Chimeri and his firm.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Quatela | Chimeri PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Principal attorney
  • Law Office of Christopher J. Chimeri, Esq.
  • 2012 - 2015

Education

  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Associations

  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Moot Court Committee - Problem Author
  • 2016 - Present
  • Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association
  • Board of directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nassau County Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Matrimonial Law Committee
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Appellate Practice Committee
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Friends of Massapequa Wrestling, Inc
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association LGBTQ Lawyers Committee
  • Founder and Co-Chair
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Membership Services and Activities Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2013 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Top Legal Eagle
  • Long Island Pulse Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Legal Eagle
  • Long Island Pulse Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Top Legal Eagle
  • Long Island Pulse Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2014
  • Service to the Bar
  • Touro Law Center
  • 2011
  • Exemplary Contributions to Quality of Student
  • Touro Law Center
  • 2011
  • Exceptional Contribution to the Growth of the Law Center
  • Touro Law Center
  • 2011
  • Scholarship for Character
  • Massapequa Community Fund
  • 2004
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Publications

  • The Suffolk Lawyer
  • The Record on Appeal: What, When and How
  • 2017
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Hon. Elaine Jackson Stack Moot Court Competition - Author of Case
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association
  • Same-Sex Parenting Update Post-Matter of Brooke
  • 2017
  • Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association
  • Same-Sex Parenting Update
  • 2016
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Academy of Law
  • Dean's Hour: Behind the Scenes: In the Matter of Brooke S.B. v. Elizabeth A. C.C. & In the Matter of Estrellita A. v. Jennifer L.D.
  • 2016
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Advanced Custody Trial
  • 2015
  • Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association
  • Equitable estoppel in custody and support cases
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (19)
Endorse Christopher
Child custody Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a true class act. He is very intelligent and knows the ins and outs of the law and is extremely successful at applying the law to each of his client's issues at hand. If you are seeking a top notch attorney and excellent representation during your divorce or family court matter, I highly recommend hiring Mr. Chimeri to represent you. You will not be disappointed."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The best! So kind and very competent!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent and extremely competent advocate."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"An excellent and knowledgeable attorney who knows how to effectively use the law to achieve the results his clients are seeking."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris is the consummate professional. He is respected for his hard work, ethics, professionalism and knowledge. He is comfortable in all areas of matrimonial litigation and can bring a case to settlement or trial with skill."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I would highly recommend Chris. He is a true professional and an exceptional attorney."
Appeals Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He truly cares about his clients and is an amazing attorney."
Family Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Chimeri is a well-respected lawyer in the community. I recommend this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher is an excellent advocate and very professional. His appellate knowledge is outstanding. I recommend him to fellow attorneys for appellate work."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is an extremely intelligent and talented attorney. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Chimeri is extremely knowledgeable about complex matrimonial and family law matters. He is very hard-working and provides excellent representation for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is professional, straightforward and honest."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris is a remarkable attorney who has a true passion for our profession as well as compassion for his clients. He is the consummate professional and it has been a privilege to call him my adversary on several cases. He is a zealous advocate for his client while maintaining a pragmatic approach to settlement. If I have a question about a novel or unique issue of law, Chris is someone I know will gladly offer his valuable insight. My firm has referred several clients to Chris because we know from experience that he will provide them with excellent representation."
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Hauppauge Divorce and separation Lawyer Christopher J. Chimeri
Christopher J. Chimeri
Divorce and separation Attorney
Hauppauge, NY
Licensed for 10 years