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Robert H. Montefusco

Divorce and separation Attorney at Hauppauge, NY

4.7   24 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Robert

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Robert H. Montefusco graduated Cum Laude from Touro Law School. He was a recipient of the American Excellence Award for Family Law and Evidence, and was a member on the Dean's List and Law Review. He is a former prosecutor for the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.

Mr. Montefusco concentrates his practice in Matrimonial and Family law. He is a very experienced and determined trial attorney, having conducted hundreds of trials and/or hearings.

He is well known for his highly aggressive and competitive style in the court room.  Mr. Montefusco has the personal and life experience necessary to intimately understand your concerns.

Outside the courtroom, Mr. Montefusco augments his education by routinely attending Continuing Legal Education seminars on the latest updates and trends in the law. He is an active participant in the Suffolk County matrimonial bar mentoring program providing legal advice to less experienced attorneys.

He has been a guest lecturer at Touro Law Center relating to issues of criminal procedure and practice and has been featured in Touro Law Center’s recruiting literature. He has also appeared on News12 and been quoted in various newspapers.

Mr. Montefusco is admitted to practice in New York State and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

 

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Location

Montefusco Law Group
2150 Joshuas Path
Suite 301
Hauppauge, NY, 11788

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Angela A. | July 30, 2019
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A Sigh of Relief in Stressful situation
I have used Robert Montefusco on two separate occasions and the exceptional degree of knowledge and professionalism coupled with compassion for my legal situation is beyond measure. Robert is a clever, well respected and adroit attorney who mixes just the right amount of assertiveness with tact and class in the courtroom. Robert just has a way of making you feel as though your case is his top priority. From telephone calls, emails or face to face interactions Robert and his experienced staff will take your highly stressful situation and give you a sigh of relief. Robert’s legal assistant Maureen is exceptional her knowledge, attention to detail and compassion only add to his practice. The rest of the staff is also highly accessible and responsive to your questions and/or concerns. 5 stars is simply not enough to describe Robert Montefusco. He is not just about providing a legal service, he truly values his clients business and is about building lasting relationships. Thank you so very much. Angela A.
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Posted by Kathleen kiely | May 29, 2019
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Excellen
He is so aggresive & so assertive just the best he can be he just loves his job @so hAppy he made my daughter so happy He is Truly thebest I recommend himsoso highly
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2019
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Director
Robert handled a child support, emancipation trial with excellent cross examination skills resulting in the best outcome for my daughter. He also has a heart and consideration for the extreme circumstances families go through. His office team is highly professional and qualified as well. I am so satisfied and highly recommended you have him in your corner!
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Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2018
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Mahesh
Robert is excellent. I am very happy I hired him. I would recommend Robert to use all time if anyone looking for it.
Posted by Jessica P | December 22, 2018
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Robert is truly one in a million!!
“Robert and his staff have always went above and beyond for me throughout every step of my brutal divorce and custody process. My case is currently still open and we are in 3 court rooms. Robert is exceptionally educated, experienced, and understanding when it comes to matrimonial law. The past 2 years of my life have been the most darkest and at times unbearable because of the mistake I made in choosing the wrong partner. At times, I would call their office literally 3-4 times A DAY panicking, stressing, obsessing, and mostly crying. I never felt I was annoying them or a nuisance; they were ALWAYS there for me. Robert is not only my attorney, many times he acts as my therapist and calms me down and subsides my fears. Maureen was there beside me to sign the papers to file for the hardest decisions of my life and she always helped in making the process as smooth and seamless as possible. Hope is an amazing asset as well. She is always there to answer any questions I have and always was an extra pair of ears for me to vent to. In choosing this law firm you not only get an amazingly experienced attorney, you get a FIGHTER. Robert defends and protects me aggressively and passionately every single court appearance. For the first time in my life I have absolutely NO FEAR walking into the courtrooms ever anymore because HE is by my side. I am confident that I not only have an amazing group of people working on my case every day, but I have found friends for the rest of my life. The words Thank You will never be enough for what each of them have done for me during this difficult time in my life. I truly wish I was able to give more than 5 stars because the entire office deserves much more than 5. I honestly do not know where my life would be if I chose a different attorney. I am so grateful I made the right decision in choosing Robert to be my voice.
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Posted by Tommy D. | September 19, 2018
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Tommy D.
I give Robert and his staff five stars he did a great job explaining everything to me and he's a fighter we bump heads which is normal sometimes the courts don't see things your way and your lawyer has to explain the reality of what will happen or could happen so you need to accept that. I enjoyed the competition with my own lawyer him and his staff did a great job thank you Robert and staff.
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Posted by Chris | March 22, 2018
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A good man
Robert is a great attorney and helped me not only get through a tough divorce, but ground my way of thinking and helped me around other divorce issues that spin off of this miserable event. I value that significantly. After 20 plus years of a first and failed marriage, without going into details, I am glad he was recommended to me. He's got balls and toughness, and says it straight, and will protect you. That's what you want. I'm still recovering and still owe money but recovering with a bright future, and thankful we crossed paths.
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Posted by Marie | October 20, 2016
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Life is like a box of chocolates, but not with this amazing lawyer !!
Robert H. Montefusco is by far the absolute best at what he does, he is a superb attorney. He was my third counsel and left no stone unturned. He is extremely smart, cordial and commands respect in the courtroom. His entire staff is composed of people that conduct themselves in a professional manner and are efficient as well. I highly recommend Robert H. Montefusco. I will always remember the courtesy and professionalism that was extended to me and my family by Robert and his staff. Equally, I will not forget how he protected me, kept me informed and advised me throughout the process.
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Posted by Robert | April 15, 2016
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What you expect from an Attorney.
I never thought that I would ever need a Matrimonial Attorney. I had what was thought to be a great marriage. A loving wife, 2 great kids, a fantastic job. A good life! The story I am about to tell you speaks of Robert Montefusco’s professionalism, his character , his compassion and the empathy he displayed to me during the most tumultuous time of my life. After 27 years of marriage my wife went through a change of life and decided she no longer wanted to be married. She created a divide with my sons and during the same time I was diagnosed with a life threating illness. All this while holding an executive level position in a very complex and stressful industry. The pressure of all of this was more than I could handle. No matter how hard I tried to resolve any issues with the marriage things just kept getting worse. I couldn’t go on like this any further. A very close friend who was an attorney highly recommended that I speak with Robert. At the first consultation with Robert and his assistant Maureen their only concern was my health. His empathetic concern for my wellbeing really showed how human he was. It wasn’t until two months after I was released from the hospital that I elected to engage Robert to represent me and file for divorce. Although I am not an attorney, I deal with a lot of contact, intellectual capital and real-estate attorneys regularly and I’m a pretty good judge of character. Robert’s representation of me was outstanding! My former wife went through three attorneys running up and enormous bill on her side seeking the most unreasonable and outlandish request you could think of. Robert’s words to me was “always wear the white hat”. Maintain your integrity and credibility at all times. This goes to his character and sense of fairness. Although he is compassionate and empathetic it cannot be confused for tenacity and resilience in the courtroom. Robert is not a stranger to arguing a motion. An added benefit that helped with my selection of Robert was his prior background as a Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney. His reputation and his sense of fair sensible play are definitely known by his colleagues and the Judges he stands before. Roberts Assistant Maureen and his Associate Megan are an extension of himself unifying his practice. I wouldn’t want to see anyone have to endure what I did. Going through what I went through with another attorney I don’t believe would have had the same outcome. I highly recommend Robert and his team. Robert D.
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Posted by Matthew | April 11, 2016
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HIGHLY Recommended Attorney
Attorney Montefusco is absolutely the best - - Period. His knowledge and will to provide the best services possible are second to none. Me being a single father, Robert has successfully fought for mine and my daughter's best interests on many occasions. Most importantly to me, Robert has given his personal attention to every aspect of the cases we have worked on together and has never once made me feel like "just a client". Although any dealings with the Courts are an uncomfortable process for me, I always feel an insurmountable sense of confidence when Robert is by my side. It's truly a privilege to be represented by an attorney I feel is the best and I never worry when Robert's by my side. I highly recommend Attorney Montefusco.
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Posted by Francis | April 9, 2016
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grateful for my attorney's expertise and care in my case
I had met my attorney , Mr. Robert Montefusco sometime back in 2006. He had represented me through a very rough and long lasting case in which opposition had gone through 3 different attorneys . I am grateful for all the hard work and efforts he and his assistant , Ms Maureen Furlan ,and others,who worked closely as one with me throughout my case. I would highly recommend Mr. Montefusco to anyone who want excellent and qualified representation in their case.
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Posted by Chris | April 5, 2016
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Strongly recommended attorney
Robert proved to be a very knowledgeable, professional and meticulous attorney while handling my divorce. He made sure the custody agreement I sought after was received and his guidance through a tough time in life was unparalleled. He is open, honest and will not provide false promises. I am very grateful I had him there to handle my case. In the end I felt my agreement was very fair and better than I expected. I would not have received that result without Robert working with me. His office staff was also an absolute pleasure to work with. They were exceptional in making sure conversations and milestones were communicated to me as well as very thorough in the handling of paperwork, agreement and the decree. I would strongly recommend Mr. Montefusco for your legal needs.
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Posted by Jim | April 5, 2016
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Saved our grandchild from the system
As grandparents of a small child, 4 at the time, we were quite dismayed to learn about addiction issues with both parents. In our initial consultation, Robert discussed in detail the complexities of securing custody from the natural parents. He explained what was necessary, and made no promises about success. He possesses a full understanding of how the system works and what can and cannot be accomplished. As we proceeded ahead, an additional incident occurred which opened the door to custody. He immediately took action and appeared with us in court. He convinced the boy's parents' attorneys to give up custody to us. The court awarded us custody and the child never entered the foster care system. What was most impressive, was his caring, both for the child and us, the grandparents. Today, the child is much happier, and both parents are on the way to recovery. He also appeared a second time to secure support payments from the boy's father. We will always be very grateful.
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Posted by John | April 5, 2016
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Professional & Thoughtful
My experiences with Robert have always been top notch. Not only did he have complete knowledge of the law regarding my case, and conducted himself professionally, he also had compassion for my situation and acted thoughtfully. Hopefully you will never have an experience like mine, but if you did I would highly recommend Robert. Retain him as your attorney, you will be very happy you did.
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Posted by Ann | April 4, 2016
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Highly Recommended
Mr Montefusco and his assistant were and continue to be excellent. They have the ability to take the complexities of divorce and all of the legal jargon and make it all manageable. They are wonderfully patient during difficult times and have always guided me in a helpful manner. Mr Montefusco has the right amount of pitbull in him and uses it when the opportunity requires. I cannot thank them enough for all they have done during the agreement and trial process.
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Posted by David | April 4, 2016
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Great Divorce
Robert did a great job on finalizing my divorce with a very difficult X Wife. His knowledge was spot on! Robert did everything in his power to insure the best come for me, my kids and my future. Thanks
Posted by Rob | April 3, 2016
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A father that wants to take an active full time roll in raising his child!!!
Robert Montefusco fought for me & my beliefs. In a court that almost always sides with a mother--he was able to present my case and get me a very favorable parenting schedule. As a father (and not my first time as a parent), I wanted to take a very active role in raising my child. Robert was a realist-he was able to truthfully show the court that I was a very able, willing and capable of parenting my child more than the usual court arrangements. I have my child 5 days 1 week and 3 days the opposite which is a great arrangement. Thank you
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Posted by Edward | April 2, 2016
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The best
Robert was very professional. He was there for me when I was unsure. He was there for me as my lawyer and as a friend. He explains everything in detail. His office personal was unbelievable. They were very aware of my case in the court room and out of court room on what had to done . I would and do recommend Robert to all my friends and family.
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Posted by Edward | March 28, 2016
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Impeccable
I could been happier or more satisfied with Mr montifusco performance. He fought for me every step of the way. His passion for his work is unparalleled.
Posted by Genie | March 26, 2016
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Professional experience
Excellent advice. All matters handled in a timely matter. All details taken care of, no loose ends. Excellent office staff. I had an exceptional experience during a very difficult time.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Montefusco Law Group
  • 2009 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
  • 1998 - 2001

Education

  • Touro Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Associations

  • Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Mentoring Program
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Matrimonial Bar Association of Suffolk County
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Cum Laude
  • Touro Law Center
  • 1997
  • Excellence in Family Law
  • CALI
  • 1996
  • Excellence in Evidence
  • CALI
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Touro Law Center
  • Criminal Law
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
Endorse Robert
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is an amazing attorney with great trial court and advocacy skills. Robert is aggressive, smart, well informed and highly respected by the court staff and judges."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyerand refer clients to him on a regular basis. I have known Robert for almost two years now. He is knowledgable, persuasive, assertive and compassionate. He loves what he does and advocates strongly for his clients. His drive is unyielding."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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