Posted by Dan
Jo Ann is a very good lawyer. My experience with Jo Ann was in regards to a very difficult divorce case with 2 children involved. She was there with quick helpful input to calm the most stressful circumstances during the twists and turns of a 4.5 year divorce. Jo Ann stayed with the case an additional 2 years helping me get sole custody. It was a monumental task given the difficulties faced but she did it! Every step of the way, Jo Ann was reassuring and right about what to do, what the future looked like but keeping to the facts of what is known and what is unknown. Divorce is expensive and that is the well known. This divorce was very difficult and drawn out as mentioned earlier in this review. Jo Ann was fair and understanding to my financial limitations and got the job done for me and my kids. Thanks to Jo Ann, my kids are with me and we are all moving on with our new norm. Thank you Jo Ann.
Posted by anonymous
Jo Ann was a highly effective and very competent attorney. As a single Mom, the whole process was very scary. Jo Ann was always available to me and the outcome was much better than expected. She was ready for anything that was presented by my ex and his attorney. I would very highly recommend her.
Posted by Gregg Harrington
Joann was great, she knows what she is doing. I spent over a year and a half in family court with a prior attorney. I hired Joann and we were done with all the BS in less than 2 months. If your going through a divorce, separation, family court, child support, ect. stick with this one.
Posted by bobbi
The attorney was understanding, Caring and stood up for me in court. She took her time explaining everything to me. She was well prepared throughout the whole process. ( she's a fighter) she was easy to get a hold of. Always got back to me and answered all my questions. She just the best!!!!!!!
Posted by anonymous
Jo Ann was the first lawyer I ever hired and I believe she is the best in the business. Jo Ann is a sincere and genuine person who has raised the bar in the industry. Jo Ann's willingness to be available for me whenever I needed advise is why she is the best at what she does. Her understanding of martial law in multiple NY counties is one of the many reasons I attained her services. I would recommend Jo Ann to my friends and family and anyone who is looking for a professional Lawyer who truly cares about their client. Charles, Navy Chief (ret)
Posted by Lisa
I met with JoAnn Coughtry to file a separation agreement. My husband and I had already discussed the terms of the separation and had agreed on what we wanted it to look like. We did not want courts to dictate what we felt were life decisions. JoAnn not only provided the agreement that we were seeking, but she was the only attorney out of several that I contacted that listened to what I wanted and did not try to steer me away from being reasonable and fair in the process. She offered suggestions and clarifications but respected what I wanted as a client. I would highly recommend JoAnn. Her responses to inquiries were timely and she completed everything I requested in a timely manner. Most importantly, she listened and responded to what I wanted.
Posted by Chip
I felt JoAnn did a very good job for me. She kept me informed all the way through the divorce process. She was very easy to talk to and when I sent here information or had questions, she returned my calls in a very timely matter. I would definitely recommend to retain JoAnn as your lawyer. She will be there for you all the way through a very difficult process. She is a wonderful person and an awesome lawyer.
Posted by anonymous
JoAnn worked diligently to protect my parental rights in a very messy and unbalanced custody/support situation. I never had trouble reaching her and even though I was often at my wit's end, JoAnn demonstrated a lot of grace under pressure; she is also an excellent listener, which is rare among the family law attorney's that I'd previously encountered in NY
Posted by Bob
I retained Joann in 2011 to represent my daughter and her two children who had been sued for divorce after 8 years of marriage. Joann professionally guided us through the complex family court system in NY State to a successful and satisfactory child custody and divorce settlement. She was and continues to be my family's advocate in such challenging and emotional issues.
Posted by Nick
When I was looking to secure an attorney for my divorce I had interviewed with several for free. Jo Ann required $200 to meet with her...she promised me it would be the best $200 I spent in this matter and she was absolutely correct.
Jo Ann is the hardest working, most knowledgeable, selfless and committed attorney I have ever met or will probably ever know. In the past 2+ years she has worked tirelessly on my extremely difficult and complicated divorce with contested custody. She never once stepped away from any legal challenge, and she never wavered from her commitment to my case.
If you are a parent (and especially a father who loves his children) who doesn't want to get pushed out of their lives and railroaded by a court system that is typically sympathetic to mothers regardless of their personal character, parenting skills, emotional and/or mental health, than you need to hire Jo Ann.
I literally faced every false allegation and legal challenge that can be thrown at a father in a divorce custody challenge case, and not just once but several times. Just being right or innocent isn't enough, you need an eminently qualified attorney. My divorce is literally one for the record books on many points. Nothing I say could over dramatize these last two years or the events that occurred.
Jo Ann's professional conduct, knowledge,commitment, and legal execution is exemplary.