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Shari Jo Reich

Marriage and prenuptials Attorney at Buffalo, NY

4.0   30 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1987
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Location

Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak, LLP
14 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY, 14203

Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
  30 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Brought simplicity to a complicated process
Top marks for Shari Jo. Her experience really helped me sleep at night as she guided me though this emotionally challenging and stressful situation. Her matter of fact style helped to quickly and efficiently draft the settlement. Great follow up to all of my inquiries throughout the process. When the process was stalled by the other side, she gave me great advice to get the process moving and ultimately bring closure to the process.
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Posted by Sarah | January 11, 2018
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Experienced and Fights for You
Shari Jo comes to the table with decades of experience in matrimonial law, yet pays attention to every detail of the new cases she takes on. This combination of experience and attention to detail is extremely effective. In my situation, she was informed, prepared and strategic in every step of a lengthy legal process. My advice would be trust her to do what she does best - handle matrimonial cases with expertise and conviction. She showed me that she genuinely believed in what is just and right, worked for just that and won.
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Posted by Tom | January 2, 2018
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Simply the best
Shari Jo did everything she was hired to do and more. She made it clear regarding what to expect and how to proceed. She was always available, was willing to listen to suggestions and modify strategy if it was going to improve the outcome. She was in charge so if you want to tell her what to do she is not for you. If you want to win, she is the one!
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Posted by Barbara | September 5, 2017
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Brilliant Attorney
I cannot speak highly enough about Shari Jo Reich. She is the most professional, clever, honest lawyer you will ever meet. Her manner when I was going through one of the roughest times of my life was always calming, and her intense level of confidence most reassuring. My ex husband was going after everything I had worked so very hard for and it was promising to become a very ugly and drawn out battle. That was not the case in the end as Shari Jo had the most brilliant "chess move", that neither the opposing lawyer or my ex ever saw coming. They backed down from her clever use of the true facts and the end result was over swiftly and in a most favorable outcome for me and my assets. I always felt that she had my best interests at heart and never once did I feel like I was "billable hours", which my ex clearly was to his lawyer. She cared about me as a client who needed help. At our initial meeting I had brought a check with me ready to retain her services, (I was referred to her by 2 separate lawyer friends and was advised of her legendary reputation). She told me to read her contract before making any decisions, and yet still took the time to hear and have opinions about my situation upon meeting. Within a few minutes she sorted out some interesting possibilities for defense. I had called a few others prior to finding out about her and they all demanded a retainer upon meeting. Shari Jo's comment to me was that "she wanted to protect me" and that she did. If you want to be coddled and hand held with a shoulder to cry on she is not your lady, she is ALL business on your behalf. But if you want a fierce tiger who lies in wait for the right moment to strike to get you what you deserve she is the one for you.
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Posted by Anthony | March 9, 2017
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Great Attorney, will be a real fighter for you...
Shari Jo was very professional, thorough, and gave advice from many angles for discussion concerning how to proceed in my case. She is very intelligent, kept a good handle on the facts, fought hard for me, and was very straight foreword in what to expect. I really appreciated her "no nonsense" attitude, truthfulness, and had 100% faith in her keen judgement. Thank you again Shari Jo
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Posted by Christina | September 22, 2016
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Family!
S.J. is an amazing attorney and she is worth every single penny. My fiance has already written a review but he's not me. S.J. fought for me. I never lied to her, she is upfront and honest about everything. She worked after hours on my case and got back to me even when she was on her family vacations. There simply are not words that could express how I feel or the thanks that I have for S.J. and her associates who worked on my case. I had no hope in the family court system, but S.J. kept my faith and hope. People who hire attorneys fail to realize that every person in this world will at some point receive a bad review, especially when things don't go there way. People fail to realize that if you want an amazing attorney, one who will fight tooth and nail for you, be brutally honest about everything whether or not it hurts your feelings, and so much more, you have to be willing to pay. The cost of an attorney doesn't always say how good or bad you will be represented, but from personal experience it matters some what. I have referred a few people to S.J. and her office. I will continue to do so anytime someone asks me if I know a good attorney. I HONESTLY COULD NEVER REPAY S.J. FOR BRINGING MY FAMILY BACK TOGETHER AND BRINGING THE TRUTH TO THE SURFACE. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Shari Jo Reich!!!
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Posted by Richard | September 22, 2016
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Absolutely amazing!
Sheri jo Reich is an outstanding professional, we recently went through a very disgusting vile custody battle that got entirely way out of control, Sheri jo told us all along no matter what to stick to our guns and always tell the truth, I will admit never going thru a custody battle I had no clue what to expect and at times the other sides council would make these off the wall allegations that were so far fetched she may have well said I'm an alien. If your looking for a lawyer that will lie cheat and play dirty shes not for you. She is very honest and upstanding her character is of the highest standard. And with our not so impressive legal system it was very hard at times because you want someone to stand up and scream are you kidding me!!! But Sheri jo is like a master at chess she chooses her moves wisely and when the time is right like a heat seeking missile she hits her target, she often says I've been doing this for 27 yrs I know what I'm doing trust me. Well we did and I cannot ever ever ever thank her enough even though its hard to trust that something that you cannot control and is such a twisted system will ever turn out as it should she fights for it, and for the truth. She is the one that will fight for you day and night. Sheri jo is a godsend, and when your in trial with her it's just like watching one of those tv show lawyers, you think to yourself wow I'm glad she is my lawyer and I'm not on the other side of that. The moral of my story is if your reading this hire her you will not be disapointed. From the bottom of my heart words could never ever ever describe the debt of gratitude I owe you Sheri jo you've brought my family back together and got us through the worste possible nightmare that one could not ever even imagine. She's not just your average lawyer by any means a cut way above the rest!
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2016
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I should have stayed with S.J.
I hired Shari Jo back in 2010 when I filed for divorce. Looking back, she was right about how the case would go, literally, she was 100% right. I parted ways with her over 3 years ago and I realize know I made a HUGE mistake. I could have saved tens of thousands of dollars had I taken her advice. Looking back I realize I was pain as a client. I let emotions get the best of me and complained to her as if she was my therapist. I wish I didn't do that to her, I neglected to see I was not her ONLY client and honestly I wouldn't have put up with me if I was her. She tolerated me and let me know when she had enough of my complaints. To be honest, she was always prepared and responsive. She was in the process of making partner and had a heavy case load but she never neglected my case. Her fees were far more reasonable than the 2 lawyers I hired after her and she was the only one who showed me how she spent my money. She sent monthly statements to me, though my ex was paying me fees. The lawyers after, which I have paid for myself, never sent me a statement, even though I requested in writing several times to see how my money was being spent. That made me uncomfortable and I felt I was being taken advantage of in a way. I don't know if most lawyers provide statements or not, but I really appreciated that she did. S.J. was brutally honest to the point it was upsetting at times- but she was right. I wish I had listened, appreciated, and stayed with S.J. not only would I have spent less $, my kids would not have been through as much as they have. Hindsight is 20 20 so to those who complain about her- I hope you take a step back and check your emotions before you make unkind, unfair, and possibly inaccurate accusations about S.J. Reich. I've never posted a review of anyone before but I felt compelled to post this review about S.J. She was the best of 3 and I wish I would have taken her advice. If you hire S.J. i suggest you listen, even if it isn't what you want to hear.
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Posted by NICOLE | June 30, 2016
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recommend highly
first off lets point out the obvious, someone will always be unhappy and bad review someone. Sheri Jo has been my attorney for two cases and she is wonderful, she answered all my questions and made my dream of a mom become a reality. so meet with her and form your own opinion before you judge her by the bad reviews
Posted by E. M. | April 19, 2016
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Glad and Grateful
I was referred to Shari Jo from a real estate attorney that I know and trust. As a result, I trusted her right from the beginning because of his strong recommendation. It's a painful and uncomfortable time when your marriage has dissolved, and you don't know your rights AND you're full of questions. Shari Jo is friendly, no-nonsense and very experienced. She and her team were very responsive. She doesn't make the Law, but she certainly navigates you through it so that you come out the other end as unscathed as possible. She wrote a brilliant legal separation agreement, and the process only took 51 days from the start to the agreement being filed. I'm glad and grateful that she handled my case. I highly recommend Shari Jo Reich!
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2016
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Fantastic
I could NEVER have made it through my divorce without Shari Jo. She was not intimidated by any of the circumstances that arose during my divorce. From the moment I met her, I knew she was the perfect choice. She ALWAYS got back to me whenever I had questions. She showed genuine concern, compassion, as well as knowledge and experience. She is was and is fantastic!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2015
Wonderful Attorney
Shari Jo was wonderful. She returned every email promptly - even when I was rambling on about things that had no relevance in the divorce world. I think she was tough when she had to be and compassionate when it was needed. She may not hold your hand the way you'd like, but she's there for you when the chips are down. She remembered everything we had agreed to better than I did. I would strongly recommend her to anyone going through a separation or divorce.
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Posted by Ken | February 16, 2015
Divorce
Did a great job considering what she had to deal with throughout a rather lengthly process. She went the extra mile after Judge ruled I had to pay ex-wife's Attorney fees. We won the Appeal which restored my faith in the Legal System.
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2015
I strongly recommend Shari Jo
I retained Shari Jo to handle a post-divorce custody petition. My ex-husband sued to change custody because I was moving to a new town with my new husband. I consulted other attorneys before retaining Shari Jo, and even had to fire my previous counsel because he did not give me the clear answers to questions that I needed to move forward with my life and raise my children. Shari Jo did. From the first moment I consulted her she was up front with me about what I could expect, what would work, and what would not. She was confident, and everything that she said should happen in the case happened. She gave me different advice than some of the other attorneys I talked to, and in the end, her analysis was the correct one. I chose well. She is reputed as one of the best family law attorneys in Buffalo, and I would go as far as saying she is the best. The custody suit was the most emotionally difficult thing I have ever went through, much worse than my divorce. She did the only thing a lawyer can do in that situation: she had my back at every turn and won. The case resolved on even better terms than I had hoped or expected. Instead of losing time with my children, I received more time. She kept me informed at all times, was responsive to my inquiries, and fought for me and my children. She has my lasting gratitude.
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Posted by Adam | June 28, 2013
PHENOMENALLY OUSTANDING ATTORNEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Shari Jo is my attorney and represented me throughout my child custody case. What you can expect from her is woman who will dilligently fight for her clients rights to the bitter end and beyond! She is an INCREDIBLEY cunning and very creative attorney who gets results and is very cost effective! She did an OUSTANDING job in my case with the exact results I wanted! If you're a single father living Erie County I can tell you first hand that the odds ARE NOT IN YOUR FAVOR. Shari Jo Reich is the counter to that! I highly recommend her! In fact if your a single father I would tell you straight out there simply is NO OTHER CHOICE! Shari looks at every aspect of your individual case from the very first day that you meet with her to formulate the best possible outcome for you. She doesn't pull ANY punches or sugar coat the facts. I personally will NEVER STEP FOOT in Family Court with out Shari Jo as my attorney! The time to find out how good your lawyer really is isn't when your standing in front of a judge.
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Posted by Dawn | May 23, 2013
Excellent experience !!!
Shari was my second attorney, my first one could not handle my case. Thank goodness for Shari Jo , she handle my case as if her own children were involved! She was always compassionate and understanding even when I was being unreasonable at times. I have already recommended her to a few friends and they are pleased. She is extremely knowledgable and professional. She is busy and for good reason, she is excellent at her profession!!!
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Posted by Kate | April 24, 2013
Excellent Lawyer
Shari Jo Reich is an excellent lawyer. I was pleased in her handling of my divorce. She looked at every angle possible to held me get a fair divorce agreement but what I respected is that Shari Jo also listens to what you want or think will be best. My divorce was not very complex or a lot to negotiate but I do believe if there was that situation, Shari Jo would be excellent in handling and seeing that her client gets the best possible representation.
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Posted by Larry | April 23, 2013
divorce client
Shari Jo is an outstanding Lawyer to have in this type of situation. As far as Shari Jo being called a Tiger, she deserves this title due to her tireless determination and unwillingness to be pushed around. Honesty, integrity, and an absolute refusal to ''blow smoke'' about the possible outcome are a few of her trademarks. If you are looking for someone to hold your hand and paint an unrealistic rosy picture, she may not be the one for you. However, if you are looking for a lawyer to vigorously protect you and your interests, while being conscious of minimizing the effect on your wallet, Shari Jo is that person. Shari Jo will not waste your time or money on pointless phone calls or emails. She limited contact to times when she had solid information to give. After my very recent experience with Shari Jo, I highly recommend this seasoned professional.
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Posted by Mike | July 5, 2011
Best family law attorney in town
I would not hesitate to hire Shari Jo for any family law related matter.
Posted by Colleen | July 4, 2011
Great Family Law attorney
Very effective. Shari Jo used her extensive knowledge of the Family Court system to generate the best possible outcome for my situation. Seems to have the respect of both judges and fellow attorneys.
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Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

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  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (Western chapter)
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  • Erie County Bar Association, Judiciary Committee
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  • 2015 - 2016
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  • English

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Family Attorney | Jul 23
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"I have referred several clients to Shari Jo and every one of them has thanked me whole heartedly. They have all been extremely pleased with her work and how she handled not only their cases but how she interacted with them at a very difficult time in their lives. I strongly recommend and endorse Shari Jo Reich."

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Shari Jo Reich
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney
Buffalo, NY
Licensed for 37 years