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Christopher J. Chimeri

Divorce and separation Attorney at Hauppauge, NY

4.9   60 reviews

also known as Chris Chimeri

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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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 many 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 a deep knowledge of the law to help you move forward with confidence. The legal process can be very unpleasant even in 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" or "cookie cutter." 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 our approach to be sure that you are getting true value from our legal services and to help achieve your goals. 

Location

Quatela | Chimeri PLLC
888 Veterans Memorial Highway
Suite 530
Hauppauge, NY, 11788
Quatela | Chimeri PLLC
320 Old Country Road
Suite 206
Garden City, NY, 11530
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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Brian | May 21, 2024
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Christopher Chimeri Review
Highly recommended. Highly regarded. Highly esteemed. Thank you very much for your services. Greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Posted by JP | April 7, 2024
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Highest possible recommendation
As an attorney, I felt completely protected having Chris represent me in my custody case. He knew my case cold, he keeps up to date on the case law, and he is a force in any argument or negotiation. I am incredibly thankful for everything Chris accomplished for me, and I recommend him to everyone without hesitation.
Posted by Deborah | November 28, 2023
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Great lawyer would highly recommend
I went to see Chris Chimeri when I was at my lowest point in my marriage, it was not an easy decision to make. I had interviewed two other top lawyers and Chris , by far, was the best man for the job. Chris is not only a shark when he has to be, but, he is also very empathetic and caring. It took 14 months, but Chris got me to the other side and I’m a much happier person. I couldn’t have done it with out him.., I highly recommend Chris Chimeri for anyone who is going through that decision to get divorced. He will see you through to the end .
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Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2023
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Talented, Honest, Effective
I hired Christopher Chimeri to appeal my divorce, in a difficult case where the lower court misjudge the marital situation from the very beginning, and kept digging their heals after it became obvious that my ex-spouse had a double life and was chasing my money on her way out of the marriage. Chris set clear and accurate expectations, re-framed the issues in the context of the law, and delivered a compelling appeal. I am grateful he was on my side.
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Posted by Candice | November 20, 2023
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The most stressful time of my life ended in my favor thanks to Chris
After almost two years of dealing with a difficult spouse that wasn’t willing to provide any of his financial information, Chris and his team were able to guide me into all the steps needed to get what I wanted in the end. My X was trying to tie me to so much of his previous personal tax debts along with his business tax debts. I am happy to say that even after my X took on a high paid attorney to fight me on this matter, Chris knew everything he needed to ensure I walked away free from his debts. Watching him in the courtroom only reassured me that I hired the right man. He was getting everything they were trying to use against me thrown out left and right. I felt well protected in that courtroom. I ended up walking away with a child support number I was happy with, no marital debt and a buyout to start my new life. In the end I couldn’t be happier with how it all ended.
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2023
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Here's your honest review...
I met Chris after being legally divorced for about a year. My ex was back to prescription drug abuse (he had gone to rehab for this same substance which led to the divorce) and I wanted an attorney that would help me protect my young children. I hired an attorney but it seemed like she didn't understand substance abuse (which was a MUST for me and my case), and then I hired a 2nd attorney who, while they said they understood the situation, didn't. The "straw the broke the camel's back" was when, during a hearing, they didn't defend me because they forgot the details. I had a feeling I would be going to trial and I DIDN'T want these people representing me. I knew, after 2 attorneys, I needed the best. I interviewed a lot of people and decided that Chris would be the best-- he gave me the time during the consult, seemed like he understood drug use, and followed what I was saying. He was clearly competent. During the course of the next few months (or was it years?!) leading up the trial, he did a fine job. Even before we started the trial, I got remarried and needed to relocate to another state-- Chris knew it would be a hard one, but felt we had a good shot relocation as well. At one point, an associate had to help me with a matter, but the associate seemed competent and kind. However, at one point, I think he said the wrong information to me, but it didn't cause too many issues later on (just an awkward moment at the trial...). When we got to trial, Chris was a superstar. The difference between him and my ex's attorney was huge-- she appeared like she didn't know what to do at times, and she was throwing everything at the wall to see what stuck. It was gross and obnoxious. At one point, the judge had to help her phrase a question because no one knew what she was trying to ask. I think even the judge was getting annoyed by her. But Chris was clear, to the point, and knew what to address, and what wasn't important. He caught my ex lying, and perhaps the most important thing-- he was able to get the judge to completely understand the situation and all the details. This is critical-- you may be right, but it doesn't mean the judge will understand the truth of the situation. Chris understood and was able to communicate the details to the court. And you know what? I won. We won. And we won big time. When Chris walked into the courthouse, every attorney bows to him-- I even had other attorneys come up to me and say how lucky I was to have him. But Chris isn't cheap. You need money to be in court. However, if you have to use the court system, he's worth every dollar. Don't waste your money on attorneys that are cheaper-- you'll end up wasting your money, and losing. Court is brutal as it is. If you want to hire someone else, good luck.
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Posted by Mike | July 28, 2023
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Thank god for Chris Chimeri
I’m so thankful for Chris. He’s represented and guided me through my divorce, multiple custody battles and bs CPS cases brought on by my ex. I win every time with him. His foresight to properly structure my divorce agreement to benefit me in the future was remarkable. He’s very knowledgeable, has an incredible memory and actually cares about me and my kids. He’s a master of his craft. I have recommended him to friends in need and they have had the same experience and results.
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Posted by Brian | June 8, 2023
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I Highly Recommend Christopher Chimeri
Chris was outstanding! He was able to secure the only healthy outcome for my daughter! I went to Mr.Chimeri seeking representation from someone who would treat my daughter and myself with the outmost care, paying attention to intimate details, such as a solo practitioner would but also possessing the resources of a full legal team. My expectations were exceeded. Chris has a vast understanding of the law. His trial performance was strategic and efficient. On many occasions he remembered things I told him years prior, that I had blocked out from my memory. Throughout my lengthy Custody battle, many false accusations were made. Even in my darkest days, Chris' faith in me, and the truth, never wavered. It's not only about what Chris was able to endure with us over the years and prove at trial, but his professional experiences and connections. He was able to connect me with unbiased professionals, who were able to recognize and address the underlying issues in my case. All of which secured the best and only possibly trial decision for my little girls well being. I highly recommend Chris and his legal team without reservation.
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Posted by Jamie | March 9, 2023
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Best Attorney
I definitely recommend Chris Chimeri and his team! He went out of his way to make me feel comfortable and in good hands when going through a horrible situation. I knew I could trust him to go to bat for me and my boys. I highly recommend him and his office!!
Posted by Geetu | March 1, 2023
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Great & Awesome Attorney
Chris is an incredible attorney who helped me in my custody/divorce case. He is a very intelligent attorney and gets the job done right. Chris gave me peace of mind during a very difficult period in my life. The first time I met I saw he cares about his clients and their interests. I will always be grateful for his help. He tries to understand every scenario and does an outstanding job of representing you. If I ever need a legal team, I would only be calling him. I highly recommend hiring Chris for anyone that needs a family lawyer, it would be the best decision for you and your family! Thank you to Chris and team for helping me in my case!
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2023
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Life saver
Plain and simple, Chris is an incredible attorney who took absolutely no nonsense from my ex and got me everything I was asking for in my divorce - including relocation, which nearly every attorney assured me was an impossibility. From the moment I walked into his office for my initial consultation, he provided me with a sense of security that I was in the right hands, and he did not disappoint. Chris gave me peace of mind during a very difficult period in my life, which is priceless. I'm forever grateful for his help.
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Posted by Lou | January 16, 2023
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The right man for a tough job
Divorce is messy, expensive and chaotic. Chris is the right attorney to represent you. It's as simple as that. He's been through every scenario and does an outstanding job of presenting you the law versus the reality of the situation... Which are often two very different things. He was a rock of stability during multiple chaotic issues during my litigation; always keeping his composure while I was losing mine. He took over my divorce as my divorce was bogged down by the pandemic and a horrific opposing counsel more concerned about their billings versus their clients best interest. He got my case back on track and helped to a settlement that worked for me and full custody of my children. I cannot say enough good things about the entire team at QC Law. Chris's partners, associates and support staff are complete professionals who are responsive and are there to assist the client.
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Posted by Tommy | November 25, 2022
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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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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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Cost

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  • 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

Honors and 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

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