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Michael Walter Meyers

Divorce and separation Attorney at Hauppauge, NY

4.8   19 reviews

Licensed for 11 years

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PETROSKE RIEZENMAN & MEYERS | MATRIMONIAL & FAMILY LAW | EXPERIENCED, KNOWLEDGEABLE, COMPASSIONATE

I am an energetic, passionate, dedicated and hard working matrimonial attorney who has attained a multitude of academic and professional awards and recognitions. I utilize my unique mix of fresh ideas, compassion, and positive energy in an effort to achieve favorable results for my clients.

 

I enjoy remaining physically active, playing sports, and spending the weekends at the beach over the summer.

Client's Choice 2015
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Licensed for 11 years
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 2012
Updated 11/17/2022
State NJ
Status Resigned Without Prejudice
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/06/2022

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

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Petroske Riezenman & Meyers, P.C.
1393 Veterans Memorial Highway
Suite 414N
Hauppauge, NY, 11788

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2015
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Michael received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2015
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2015
Couldn't have asked for a better attorney!
I began working with Michael a little over a year ago after dealing with an unreliable and (in my opinion) horrible attorney. I began to feel defeated and knew I needed to find someone else. After going on the website I met with Cliff who put me in Michael's hands. From our first meeting, I felt that I finally had someone on my side. My case was not an easy one and he certainly always put me at ease. I felt comfortable emailing him with any question or concerns that I had. Michael got back to me as quickly as possible with all the answers I was looking for. Michael always pushed for me and tried to get me everything I was entitled to, even when I thought it wasn't possible. He made me feel like I was his only client and that I was a priority. Michael was trustworthy and completely honest with all aspects on my case. I highly recommend Michael to anyone who ends up in this situation. A good attorney is priceless. To me, Michael was priceless!
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Posted by Lee | March 5, 2014
An Outstanding Attorney
Mike helped me through a QDRO case and Divorce issues with such accuracy, respect, and professionalism. I had to deal with other attorneys before and I can honestly say that Mike was the complete opposite. He always gave his undivided attention, and explained things thoroughly and in layman's terms. I wouldn't hesitate using his services again.
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2022
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Outstanding Attorney
I first contacted Mike as I began to realize that my wife had begun an extramarital affair. His advice and counsel was invaluable, and I hired him shortly thereafter to help me in my divorce proceedings. Divorce is an extremely stressful and emotional process, but Mike was excellent in his knowledge of the law and his focus on the big picture. In the end, the process was as painless as it could have possibly been. To that, I owe a debt of gratitude to Mike and his outstanding team.
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Posted by Jennifer M | January 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mike is a legal powerhouse
I have had the pleasure of working with Mike over the course of the past several months on a difficult family situation . Mike has consistently presented with knowledge , passion and dedication . He responds to my questions/concerns quickly , often outside of regular business hours. A creative thinker whose professionalism is unwavering . My only regret is not using him from the start of my divorce. Mike is a gem .
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Posted by Raj | April 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney ever
I have been working with Mike since 2014 on a couple of different cases and I would say he is the best attorney ever, he is so caring , and takes personal interest in the case he deals with. He is so good with legal law points and drafting hard hitting legal replies that he won for me one of the most complicated international divorce cases with my ex who was good at trying to play all sorts of games. Given the extreme high level of complexity of that case, its my honest opinion that no one could have done a better job for me than him. I'm so lucky to have been represented by him in that case and I just don't have words to thank him
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Posted by Ali | August 24, 2019
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Best at what he does!
Over the years, I have dealt with my fair share of attorneys who talk a big game but then don't have the knowledge and expertise to backup their claims. Mike, on the other hand, is a professional whom you want on your side. He is communicative, honest, resourceful, strategic, well-connected and expert in handling interstate child custody matters. I am so thankful to Mike and his Sr. Associate Kaitlyn for handling our case and doing everything in their power to help us deal with a messy justice system. I hope we never have to deal with the dreadful courts in NY, but just in case, I am at ease knowing that we would be represented by the creme of the crop at Petroske Riezenman & Meyers.
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Posted by Jason | October 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
From first meeting to the last day of the divorce Michael was more than I could have hoped for. He always gave me multiple options and explained each option and path fully. He was a friend when I needed a friend and a bulldog when I need a bulldog. Michael set realistic expectations and did exactly what he said he would. I highly recommend Michael and his firm.
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Posted by Duane | November 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Unexpected life experience!
I had just went through the worst thing that could have ever happened to me, my wife wanted a divorce. Michael Walter Meyers was a God send. He was compassionate, caring, and professional, he made me laugh at a time when I just wanted to cry. He was on time with everything he said he would do and he got me a fair settlement. He did not allow me to make emotional choices that would affect me for the rest of my life. I am glad that Mr Meyers was my lawyer, I had interviewed two lawyers before I met Michael they were horrible!!! I am so glad I chose Mr Meyers as my Lawyer.
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Posted by Christina | August 3, 2016
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CASE SETTLED
Clifford Petroske, Mike Meyers and their wonderful team helped me recently to settle my “after divorce" family court custody case which involved custody of two children. EX was extremely spiteful, lied and did everything to try to make my life miserable. This included using unethical tactics to try to make me give up and constantly dragging the case on and on. I never allowed myself to give up and this law firm gave me the confidence to be strong in pursuing what was in the best interest for the children. This law firm helped change my life and the children's lives for the better.
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Posted by Rebecca | March 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Attorney in New York!
There simply are not words strong enough to describe how highly I recommend Mr. Meyers as an attorney. Faced with a complicated divorce case and an ex-husband who was determined to try to manipulate the legal system, I came to Mr. Meyers after having my previous attorney mishandle my case, leaving me facing an uphill battle. Mr. Meyers handled the transition with ease and immediately after meeting with him, I knew I was in good hands. Mr. Meyers is an extremely brilliant attorney who knows the law better than other attorneys practicing twice as long as he has. He is able to break down intricate legal matters into easy-to-understand language, and was always able to put me at ease in the most overwhelming situations. In addition to astutely handling the multifaceted aspects of a complex custody case, Mr. Meyers is quite genuinely the most compassionate, caring attorney you will ever meet. He has guided me through me some incredibly difficult times during my divorce and custody case, and treated me with patience, kindness, and understanding every step of the way. If you hire Mr. Meyers to represent you, I can assure you that you are in the best hands to handle your legal matters. You will never find an attorney with more integrity than Mr. Meyers, nor will you find someone better equipped to handle the most complicated cases or aggressive opposing attorneys. Thanks to Mr. Meyers, I got the outcome I had hoped for in my case. He believed in me even when there were times that I didn’t believe in myself, and pushed me to get the outcome I deserved. Every day that I look at my daughter as she grows up, I will be forever grateful to Mr. Meyers.
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Posted by Denise | January 18, 2015
***** JUST BRILLIANT *****
It is an honor to write of my experiences with Michael. I had a previous case pending in his office with another attorney when Michael represented me on a different matter. Michael drafted an Order to Show Cause on a time sensitive matter that same afternoon. I was pleased with how knowledgeable he was and how quickly he was able to prepare my case. I was satisfied with the outcome. Soon after, Michael appeared in court on the first matter. Normally I would not be pleased having an attorney step in and represent me on a case that another attorney is familiar with but after my first experience with Michael, I was put at ease. Michael explained the process as we went along and kept me completely informed on every aspect of my case. The confidence he displayed was extremely comforting. Again, I was more than pleased with his services. Unfortunately, I'm back in the court on yet another matter and I most certainly retained Michael to represent me. He clearly is brilliant and knows the law. If your looking for an attorney who is looking out for your best interest, you just found him.
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Posted by Anthony | January 16, 2015
Thank you Michael
Michael helped me with a matter in Family Court. His demeanor and ability to absorb all the information quickly and then provide me with solid recommendations was critical to ending my case in a quickly and with my expected results. Thank you Michael for all you have done. I highly recommend Michael!
Posted by Deseré Cardona, MBCP, MBCI | January 15, 2015
My Go To Guy
Professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate. Dedicated and focused on his clients best interests. He is able to easily communicate legal terminology to English. Always well prepared and up for the challenge. He has been by my side and has been a noble force to be reckoned with. My sincerest thanks.
Posted by Kimbelry | January 15, 2015
Committed, dedicated professional sererices
Mr. Meyers was committed to ensuring a smooth divorce proceeding for myself. He made a difficult time that much easier. He was professional, thorough and helped me understand the legal process. He ensured that I was updated on my case and made sure I was fairly represented in all dealings. I would recommend Mr. Meyers to anyone looking for an attorney.
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Posted by Stacy | September 29, 2014
Mr. Meyers
Mr. Meyers was not only my attorney, he was my advocate and my strength when I felt defeated. He was there for the moments I couldn't breathe and wanted to give up everything just so the divorce would go quickly. No matter what time of the day or night a situation arose, he was available to assist. While in the courtroom, Michael was able to remain completely calm until a more aggressive approach was needed; both of which he was successful in getting results. Yes, he was paid to represent me, however, he ALWAYS went above and beyond. He gave me my life back while making the process as pleasant and smooth as possible. I could not have made it through the last year without him!
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2013
He is nothing but the Best.
I met Mike the day of my court appearance. Not only was he extremely well dressed, but he looked and spoke the part too. He was very educated and helpful. I felt comfortable right away and I felt I could trust him with my personal matter. From that day on we were in constant contact whether it be by phone or email. He would even email me back on weekends. He was/is dedicated and honest. You do not find that often in anyone. I felt he had/has my best interests at heart and he is real. On a scale of 1-10 Mike is a 12.
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Posted by john | November 5, 2013
A proffesional and focused approach
I worked closely with Michael on a custody case I brought to his law firm after having the firm recommended by a close friend. Michael and his team treated me like old family friends during the entire process. I am hugely grateful for the outcome and am confident that should I need his services again Michael and his team have my back. As a divorced father, family law is a difficult world to navigate... Choosing the right lawyer is key and Michael and his firm are the right team to choose...
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Posted by Susanne | October 17, 2013
An Excellent Attorney to Hire
I met with Mr. Meyers when I had to appear in Family Court after a very difficult and extensive divorce case that ended in Supreme Court a year before. After I received my Judgment of Divorce, my ex still did not comply with court orders, thereby I was receiving child support sporadically and no other support for child care while working. This was leaving me in an extremely financially-stressful situation, not being able to support my children in a consistent manner. I contacted the firm, Clifford J. Petroske, from their website. During my first initial appointment, I was introduced to Mr. Michael Meyers. From the beginning, Michael was the first attorney that I met with who did not make me feel that issues of great concern to me were not important issues to be discussed and dealt with. He actually listened to what I had to say, he was compassionate about the matters at hand, yet very knowledgeable about the language of the law which he explained very clearly and efficiently. I felt confident that if anything could be accomplished positively in my case and move forward, he would do his best trying. His trustworthiness and honesty was something that came through, which is not always the case with other attorneys. This gave me peace of mind. We had several court appearances together and through it all his professionalism and guidance stayed steadfast and reliable. He doesn't make empty promises, yet he is dedicated to helping you achieve the best possible outcome. Going through a divorce, especially with an ex spouse who is not cooperative in any way, is emotionally, mentally and financially draining. It is a time when you are most vulnerable. Having an attorney that you feel comfortable with, knowing that he is watching out for your best interests is priceless. I would highly recommend Mr. Meyers to anyone without a moments hesitation, knowing I am putting them in the right hands. Mr. Meyers is an asset to his firm and to his clients that he represents.
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Posted by Colleen | November 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
I hired the firm Petroske Riezenman and Meyers based at the time on the good reviews I read. Mike would be assigned to handle my divorce case. His carelessness in the handling of my personal documents, while in court was so unprofessional. We would find out that the opposing attorney would steal my documents that I had given to Mike while in court. When Mike realized this attorney stole my documents, I told Mike to call this attorney (Irene Angelakis) while still in court and return my documents. This attorney would refuse to return then immediately, stating she was in her car (in the court parking lot) and would mail them the following day from her office. That did not sit well with me so Mike would be let go. As I look at the reciews now I would not hire this firm. I did file a complaint with the grievance committee and was told to hire an attorney (which is there answer to everything) and the Judge (Iliou) would not reprimand this attorney.
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Response from Michael Meyers November 26, 2018
Colleen, It's upsetting to read this negative review posted more than two years after I represented you in your divorce case. As we discussed at the time, this incident was a misunderstanding that had no effect on the ultimate outcome of your case. Nothing was stolen. Rather, on one occasion, when packing up her file after a court conference, the adversary inadvertently picked up a folder containing some of your documents. Even though the adversary would be entitled to these documents anyway under the rules of disclosure, this should not have happened and I understand that you were upset. I immediately called the attorney on her cell phone while we were still at the courthouse and advised her that she had collected the wrong folder while packing up her things. She responded that she had not noticed that she accidentally took the folder, and that she had not looked at the documents. She provided her assurance as an officer of the court that she would not examine the documentation, and the folder was promptly returned to my office and then provided to you. Your case was not impacted in any way by this event. As you noted, the Court found I did nothing wrong, and has since noted, on numerous occasions, my professionalism and zealous advocacy for my clients. I wish you and your family well. -Mike Meyers
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Petroske Riezenman & Meyers, P.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • St. Joseph's College
  • 2013 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Law Offices Of Clifford J. Petroske, PC
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Francesco P. Tini & Associates, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Touro Law Center Family Law Clinic
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Suffolk County Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Fier Law
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Student Intern
  • Feldman & Feldman
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Saint Joseph's College
  • BA
  • 2008

Legal Cases

  • Goldman v. Goldman
  • Judgment modified
  • McKenna v. McKenna
  • Successfully argued that a limit of maintenance in a prenuptial agreement did not bar temporary maintenance and counsel fees.
  • Seminara v. Seminara
  • Successfully defended lower court decision on appeal

Associations

  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Matrimonial and Family Law Committee
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Family Court Committee
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • St. Joseph's College Alumni Association
  • President
  • 2013 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • SBA Elections Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Student Member
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Student Bar Association
  • Class Representative
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Student Government Association
  • President
  • 2006 - 2008
  • SGA Judicial Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2006 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Exemplary Service to the Public and Community Award
  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • 2011
  • St. Catherine's Medal
  • St. Joseph's College
  • 2011
  • Dean of Student's Award
  • St. Joseph's College
  • 2008
  • Award for Academic Excellence: Pre-Trial Litigation
  • CALI
  • N/A
  • Award for Academic Excellence: Family Law Clinic
  • CALI
  • N/A
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • LSAT Seminar
  • LSAT
  • 2014
  • Graduation
  • Commencement Speaker
  • 2014
  • Pre Law Committee Conf.
  • Insight into law school
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Given (8)
Endorse Michael
Child custody Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smart, focused and caring attorney. Dedicated to client success. Highly recommended."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have practiced matrimonial law for 23 years and rarely have I known, much less had the privilege of working with, an attorney more adept at legal reasoning and problem solving than Mr. Meyers. His personal approach combined with courtroom savvy complete the picture of a young and rising star in the legal profession. I highly endorse Michael Meyers."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Michael Meyers has handled a number of matrimonial and family law matters for clients whose needs were able to be better addressed by his office. He treated each client's matter with the professionalism, knowledge and individual attention that one would come to expect from an expert in the field. I fully endorse Mr. Meyers' skills and knowledge when it comes to the fields of family and divorce law."
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a NY Family Law specialist. I practice in the family area of law myself, and I refer all my eastern long island cases to him. I proudly endorse Michael, especially if you are in need of a divorce or family law issue."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is extremely knowledgeable in the area of Family Law and Matrimonial practice. He is patient and takes his time explaining the law to his client's. In the Court room, Michael is assertive and gets his point across clearly and is a strong advocate for his clients. I strongly endorse this attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michael and I worked on a few cases together as opposing counsel. He was a pleasure to communicate with and diligently advocated for his clients. He is intelligent, professional and I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mike is second to none. He brings the total package to the table: professionalism, preparedness, integrity, and intelligence. Above all, he is responsive to his clients' desires and goals, while remaining equally attentive to a client's needs and best legal interests. A master strategist, I frequently seek Mike's opinion in matters pertaining to the more intricate aspects of the Family Court Act."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Mike for several years and we've worked together on many cases. He is an excellent attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking counsel."
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