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Cheryl Ann Berzer

Divorce and separation Attorney at Williamsville, NY

5.0   13 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Cheryl

Learn Cheryl’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    70%
    All aspects of Matrimonial Law, including Contested and uncontested divorces, Property Settlement Agreements, Annulments and enforcement proceedings.

    25 years

  2. Family
    30%
    Custody, child support, visitation/access, paternity, name change and enforcement proceedings.

    25 years

EXPERIENCED, HARD-WORKING AND COMPASSIONATE. CALL FOR FREE CONSULTATION. DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, CONSULTATIONS REMAIN AVAILABLE VIA TELEPHONE, ZOOM AND WEBEX CONFERENCING.

Berzer & Wolf is a full service law firm located in Williamsville, New York.  

While I practice exclusively in the field of Matrimonial/Family Law, my partner, Paul Wolf, Esq., handles criminal matters, estates, wills, real estate and the preparation of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, which are required to divide retirement benefits after a divorce.

We are also partners at home, and have three children.  Two of those children have graduated from high school and are currently in college.  The third is in elementary school!

What is most important to us is that every client, and potential client, feels informed and leaves our office with no unanswered questions.  We are both easily accessible as well-I have been know to return client calls and emails at all hours-whatever works best for the client.  I work very hard on each and every file.

The reason we do not charge for a consult is that we do not feel you should have to pay us to decide if you feel comfortable with us. In Matrimonial and Family Court matters, your entire future could depend on the outcome of your case;  you need to have an attorney you can trust and have confidence in.  

Awards

Client's Choice 2015,2014
Client's Choice
2015 2014
Top Contributor 2014
Top Contributor
2014

Location

Berzer & Wolf, Attorneys at Law

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2015
Strongly recommend this attorney!
Top notch experienced, knowledgeable, responsive and respected attorney. She did considerable research on my case and as a result achieved a very good outcome. I watched my ex's high priced, high profile attorney repeatedly show up unprepared and heard complaints from my ex about cost and unresponsiveness. Ms. Berzer always responded to me in a very timely manner. I recommended Ms. Berzer to a friend who fired two attorneys and he is very happy with her as well. I have strongly recommended her and will continue to do so.
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Posted by David | July 24, 2014
With Cheryl Berzer you will not be disappointed.
Very competent in Family Law. She was always prepared to discuss issues when I arrived; I always felt charges were appropriate; she warned me carefully of the ramifications of my choices in negotiations. She gave every indication of willingness to fight for me and thoughtfully chipped away at each issue until the divorce settlement was something I could practically live with. Thank you Cheryl!
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Posted by Shari | November 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable
Very experienced and knowledgeable attorney. She did considerable research on my divorce case and helped me along the process and achieved a good outcome. She advised me well which is what a good lawyer should do. Was great at negotiations and was prepared in every area of the case. She was straightforward and always willing to assist in anyway possible. Would recommend her to anyone needing a divorce attorney.
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Posted by Peter | April 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Comfort in a time of utter stress!
Cheryl was a calming influence in my divorce proceedings. She takes the time to listen and understand your position. I appreciated her candor and expertise. She will lobby on your behalf to attain those things that are important to you. I always, always felt better after speaking with.....or meeting with Cheryl. She gave me the confidence that "everything would work out!" I also appreciated her honesty in setting expectations. In a time of personal chaos Cheryl helped navigate through to an amicable ending. She was able to work with opposing counsel and move thru the process quickly and expeditiously. After all was complete and our professional relationship is over - I now consider Cheryl a friend. The highest recommendation possible!
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Posted by Annemarie | December 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional
I recently went to Berzer/Wolf Law Firm after the lawyer I was using wasn’t able to negotiate with the opposing attorney. My friend had highly recommended Ms. Cheryl Berzer. Immediately, she took the time to listen to my concerns and questions. She gave me a fair estimate of the cost for her services and explained her billing procedure. Cheryl Berzer answered every question I asked, gave me direct advice and explained the process that I would be navigating through. She also got back to me right away if I needed to inquire about an issue. She was able to negotiate and avoid a trial for me in less than a month, after a year and a half with a high profile firm. Ms. Berzer was excellent in all regards. I would recommend her to anyone in need of an attorney.
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Posted by Cathy S | July 20, 2015
Very pleased with the representation Cheryl provided
Cheryl is extremely responsive and professional. I wish I had used her for my divorce. She represented me in a family court matter and I was very impressed with her professional manner yet thoughtful and understanding demeanor. Her advice was thorough and she let me know ramifications of my choices or decisions so I was able to make the best possible choices for my daughters.
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Posted by Jillian | March 10, 2015
Excellent Attorney. Highly Recommended
Cheryl is not only a great attorney, she is also a great person. She represented me with my child custody and support case, and made the whole encounter easy and stress free. Would highly recommend her to anyone! Thank you Cheryl !
Posted by Megin | February 9, 2015
Confident and knowledgable.
Cheryl is a very confident and knowledgable attorney. She stood up for my rights and worked hard on my case. She was well received and respected by the judges. I couldn't be happier with the outcome of my case and I couldn't have gotten through it without her.
Posted by Meg | February 9, 2015
Divorce
Cheryl was very helpful and knowledgeable when it came to my divorce. She also personally cared about me and my well being. Cheryl kept me informed as much as possible. (In my opinion the justice system is slow to move). When my ex was dragging his feet she didn't care how many times I called to find out what was going on. Also her secretary was very helpful when I called her office. Her fees were reasonable and fair and toward the end of the divorce there were things she did for me as follow up for free. She was quick to get me into her office when I finally decided to go threw with the divorce. She's trustworthy and moved as quickly as she could, with what was dealt to me. I would highly recommend Cheryl.
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Posted by Frank | December 14, 2014
Excellent lawyer!
From my first meeting with Cheryl, I knew I was in good hands. She asked the right questions and began compiling information right away. Cheryl was always on time and very well prepared. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needed legal assistance. Extremely professional and knowledgeable about her field. I appreciated that she kept me informed every step of the way with my case.
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Posted by KATHY | September 10, 2014
VERY PLEASED
I HIRED CHERYL 10 YEARS AGO TO REPRESENT ME DURING MY DIVORCE. SHE IS VERY COMPASSIONATE AND GETS YOU WHAT YOU & YOUR CHILDREN DESERVE. I AM VERY HAPPY WITH HOW SHE REPRESENTS HERSELF IN COURT AND REALLY GOES AFTER WHAT SHE FEELS IS RIGHT IN THE SITUATION. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER TO ANYONE.
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2014
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Cheryl's knowledge of the law has always been put to the test in dealing with attorneys representing my ex. She has consistently proven that she knows the law and has been able to use her knowledge in court over the last 10 year to obtain fair rulings. She is honest & works tirelessly for her clients, especially when children are involved. I will continue to use her legal services and am confident she always has my best interests in mind.
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2014
Excellent attorney!
Very professional and attentive to the multiple issues in my case. Would highly recommend anyone to look for a family law attorney!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Berzer & Wolf, Attorneys at Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Adjunct Instructor-Paralegal Program
  • Bryant & Stratton College
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cheryl A. Berzer, Attorney at Law
  • 2005 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Randy H. Gugino
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Law Clerk/ Attorney
  • Munley & Funda
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Law Clerk
  • Agate Rosche
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Assistant to Director of Environmental Compliance
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Intern
  • Lovallo Williams
  • 1994 - 1994
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Education

  • Univ At Buffalo Sch of Lw
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995
  • NCCC
  • AAS
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Cheney v. Cheney
  • Transfer of custody to father affirmed on appeal
  • Falk v. Falk
  • Affirmed trial decision (equitable distribution)

Associations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Erie County Attorney for the Child panel
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Niagara County Attorney for the Child panel
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • A+ rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2015
  • Family Law Certificate
  • University at Buffalo School of Law
  • 1998
  • Criminal Law Certificate
  • University at Buffalo School of Law
  • 1998
  • Latin honors-cum laude
  • University at Buffalo
  • 1995
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Publications

  • NYSBA Family Law Section
  • A Survey of Spousal Maintenance
  • 1999

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (13)
Endorse Cheryl
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Cheryl as my law partner so I know first hand how knowledgable and experienced she is regarding divorce cases. When selecting an attorney consider Cheryl as she only handles divorce cases and experience does matter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Cheryl is a dedicated and thorough matrimonial and family law attorney. She diligently works her cases and attempts toobtainthe best outcomes for her clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Well informed."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Berzer is an attorney operating at the top of her field. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. She has consistently given thoughtful and informative answers on AVVO."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable will fight hard for your rights and listen carefully to your needs."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have recommended many matrimonial matters to Ms. Berzer. She is very knowledgeable."
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Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2014
Top Contributor

Cheryl earned significant contribution points in 2014.

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Williamsville Divorce and separation Lawyer Cheryl Ann Berzer
Cheryl Ann Berzer
Divorce and separation Attorney
Williamsville, NY
Licensed for 25 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available