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Randy Stuart Margulis

Divorce and separation Attorney at Williamsville, NY

4.3   36 reviews

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I dedicate my practice to helping clients with Family Law, Divorce and Custody problems.  I appreciate that I make an impact on people's lives, and help them through difficult times.  I take this responsibility very seriously.  I have been named to 2012 and 2013 SuperLawyers Upstate New York, an honor bestowed upon only 5% of all lawyers in the state.  I have also achieved the highest rating for ability and ethics with martindale Hubbell.

Licensed for 29 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1993
Updated 11/17/2022

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

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Randy S. Margulis, Esq.
19 Limestone Dr Ste 9
Williamsville, NY, 14221-7091
Randy Stuart Margulis
534 Delaware Ave. Ste. 433
Buffalo, NY, 14202
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4.3 / 5.0
  36 customer reviews
Posted by Andrew | May 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I met with several attorneys before I found I found Randy. As a male, I felt as though a lot of other lawyers judged and stereotyped me as a typical dead beat dad because I had fallen behind on my child support. However, Randy did not treat me with any preconceived judgements and listened to the details of the case. Randy took the time to talk to not only myself but my family as well. This took an enormous amount of stress off of my family as we had never been through anything like this. He was very available to talk or text, even to answer small questions to put my mind at ease. Every time I went to court I always felt confident knowing that Randy would take care of business. This enabled me to focus on my daughter instead of stressing out over court like I had been. My focus was primarily custody (although he did get my child support back to a fair amount) as my daughter’s mother had full custody due to a default judgement. Randy was able to win in court resulting in me gaining joint custody and a great visitation schedule. When talking to Randy, it is clear that he is a family man that really does care about making things right with your family. He is very confident and professional in court but also aggressive when appropriate. Retaining Randy was truly a turning point in my life’s d that is no exaggeration. Being a father is the most important part of my life and it had been taken away from me. Randy got it back. I will always be appreciative of Randy. -Andrew
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Posted by Daniel | November 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce lawyer
Divorce is always an unpleasant event and my case was no exception, yet the guidance, professionalism and ethical strategy that Randy Margulis provided was essential in finding the best solutions for my children, my ex-wife and myself. As the process evolved, I encountered many obstacles and unexpected situations that made me frustrated, nervous and uncomfortable. Without exception Randy Margulis had the experience, intelligence and strategy to find the best possible result. I would go so far to say that he produced results that were far beyond my expectations. He put my children’s well being first and made sure that I was fully protected and legally positioned to be fairly and ethically treated both as a father and in relation with my ex-wife. If you're headed towards Divorce, head towards Randy Margulis!
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Posted by Kelly | July 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OUTSTANDING
Throughout my divorce and the post-divorce matters that followed, Randy provided me with excellent representation. Overall I’m very pleased to have him as my lawyer, along with his superb colleague Madison, who handled some things along the way. Randy did everything I requested and provided great legal advice. He’s very knowledgeable, responsive and effective. He always treated me with respect and conducted himself professionally inside and outside the courtroom. I found Randy to be patient at the right times and when necessary, assertive and aggressive. I would recommend you meet with him when searching for an attorney.
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Posted by PETE | September 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
CUSTODY MATTER
Randy came recommended from a friend who was happy with the results they got. I was glad I retained his law firm.Randy and his associates were very friendly and out going, they listened to me and told me what could and could not happen. I had been trying for years to get custody of my son and get him out of the situation he was in. I talked to Randy and was very comfortable with him.He listened to me and what my reasons were for going after custody of my son. He took a lot of notes concerning the matter. The result was AWESOME , I got custody of my son and would HIGHLY recommend him,to anybody that is looking for an attorney of his caliber.............HE gets results.........
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Posted by Samantha | November 20, 2016
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Incomparable attorney!
How important is your case to you? Exactly...you have to retain Randy Margulis. When you meet him, you'll know. I have encountered lawyers (in the past) that would push my rights/needs to the side. This time around I did more research when choosing a lawyer. I am glad I did! Randy Margulis is THE only lawyer that I will ever TRUST to handle any of my cases. You will have the best representation! Randy will fight very hard for you and your child, or any other matter. I was extremely tired of dealing with crabby Judges and their annoying eye rolling, being walked on by finger pointing opposing counsel, and feeling 2 inches big without a voice. It is the worst feeling to feel defeated before the race starts. Randy was MY VOICE for my child, my strength, my power, and my advisor. My young child is unable to stick up for himself and he surely couldn't tell his parents/Judge what was best for him. I have learned a lot from this long god awful experience. Get the lawyer who will fight for your child's best interest. I could write a book pertaining to my incredible experience with Randy Margulis!! In my case, I was awarded sole custody! Randy is such a very well organized attorney who handles erratic situations in a calming matter. Things will occur that are out of your control and are entirely infuriating, and Randy will calmly bring your anxiety level down. Take note: All lawyers are busy. That is the nature of the job. In most instances, you will need to embark on something unique...patience. They do not forget about you so calm down. ~Only good things happen to those who wait. ~
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Randy is the best and always very well prepared and patient
excellent, very knowledgeable... "very well connected" ... always ready to take that extra step to resolve the issue. he was able to get me out of my DWI. he was dependable and friendly.
Response from Randy Margulis November 10, 2016
It is always a pleasure for me to achieve favorable results for my clients. Knowing that my efforts and accomplishments are appreciated, makes it even more personally enjoyable for me as a lawyer.
Posted by Heather | July 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would highly recommend Randy for an attorney!
I retained Randy for my divorce/child custody court case. All I can say is that the results of my case turned out better than I had ever imagined they would. He was always assertive, aggressive when he needed to be, and I always felt like he had my back. He was very dedicated to all my needs and never left any question or concern unanswered. He is extremely knowledgeable in the Domestic Relations Laws and I always felt confident with his advice. The opposing counsel was very difficult and Randy stuck with me until the end. I am more than satisfied. I would give Randy 10 stars if I could!
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Posted by Katie | June 7, 2016
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Excellent Representation
Randy did a great job for me in my divorce. He was very knowledgeable, and was able to answer all of my questions immediately and put me at ease about the process. He was professional and dependable, and I also enjoyed working with his staff.
Posted by marcello | June 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Randy was there and ready for the battle!!
in my divorce randy was always there Ready to battle and successful in numerous frivolous motions I faced !! His vast experience is evident in the courtroom...... over prepared in most cases and ready to go forward with any hearing that the other side may of used as tactic or bluff ! He was aggressive never backed down !! , very effective in pushing things along and always a step a head of opposition ! HE knows the LAW and dominated in court ! Always RESPONDED timely to me with all my concerns at a horrible time in my life! TOP NOTCH
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Posted by Hector | June 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent is an understatement!
I had to go to court to get my daughter for sole custody and I retained Randy for me. Between him and his assistant, they were amazing. They did everything I asked and they continually provided me with with updates about the case. I had to go to court once! I dealt with this a few years ago and I was in court for almost a year, so to have this taken care of in such a short amount of time was amazing! I highly recommend Randy! He will make sure what you want you get!
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Posted by Lynn | June 23, 2015
Outstanding and professional very knowledgeable
Randy and his team handled my case better than I could have every imagined. They went above and beyond for me. Randy is not only knowledgeable and trust worthy, but will always have your best interest in mind, even when things may get tough. He truly did an outstanding job, and I would highly, highly recommend him to my family, friends and anyone who is need of legal assistance. Thank you Randy and staff for everything that you have done!!
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Posted by Janice | January 2, 2015
Excellent !
Excellent lawyer-when my husband and I obtain Randy in a guardian case-let me say the case was resolve very quickly in our favor. A new sheriff in town that represents everyone! Thank you Randy !
Posted by Jackie | June 4, 2014
Recommended
Randy was easy to work with. He took the time to understand exactly what I wanted from the divorce and negotiated accordingly. He was good about returning messages when I had legal questions throughout the process. I had the utmost confidence in his ability to represent me, as he demonstrated extensive knowledge of the law.
Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2014
Randy Margulis - experienced, aggressive, dedicated and effective
Randy Margulis was my attorney in 2009. He was recommended to me - based on his solid reputation - which led to our first consultation meeting, and his approach and knowledge of Domestic Relations Law impressed me so I secured his services. He is aggressive, dedicated, thorough, responsive and effective. Ultimately my case was handled well leading to a favorable outcome.
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Posted by Edward | January 28, 2014
Great Lawyer more like a friend than an attorney!
Randy is a upfront , honest and straight forward man. I needed help and he provided it I spent over 23 years serving our country so believe me when I say this, he's not only a great lawyer he's good man. U.S Army retired.
Posted by Andy | January 25, 2014
Helped Me Settle a Complicated Divorce From a Complicated Person
Unfortunately my ex was a horribly difficult person to work with and going through the divorce proceedings was a mind-bending experience. Randy was very patient with me and the process and got me every thing I was looking for, he's a good strong negotiator.
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2014
Forever Indebted to Randy!!
Randy's impressive legal ability is paralleled by his compassion and empathy. As a domestic violence survivor, it took a lot for me leave my husband. Randy made the process much less traumatic than I expected it to be. For once I felt like I was in control of a situation and knew things would finally be alright. Randy obtained a financial arrangement for me so I don't have to work, at least for a few years, so I can get on with my life. He was sensitive to my circumstances, yet firm and aggressive in court. I highly recommend Randy to anyone who needs a family law lawyer.
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Posted by Kate | January 9, 2014
Dedicated and aggressive
Randy is trustworthy and will fight for you. He is compassionate to the situation yet gets the job done effectively. His staff is also a pleasure to work with. I would and have highly recommended Randy to others.
Posted by Sandy | January 7, 2014
Will fight for you
Randy helped me through a difficult time and and a painful divorce. He shouldered all the details, broke things down in a way I could understand them and never made me feel like he didn't have time for me or that my case was 1 of many on his desk. He gives his full attention and protects his clients with his skill and knowledge of the law. It was great to see how respected Randy is in the courts and you walk away happy that Randy is on your side! I'm forever grateful he was my lawyer!
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Posted by Robert | January 7, 2014
A True Professional
Randy always returned my calls promptly and was always there when I needed him. He helped me with a very tough divorce and custody battle and was amazing in court. Not only was he a great lawyer, he was a great friend with amazing advice during a very hard time in my life.
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis & Associates
  • 1993 - Present
  • Clerk
  • Circuit Court Of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1992 - 1992

Education

  • John Marshall Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Christopher J. VS. Colleen A.B.
  • Successfully defended and won custody for father.

Associations

  • Matrimonial Trial Lawyers Association Of Western New York
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • NYS Bar Assn. Mock Trial
  • Judge
  • 1997 - Present
  • Family Court Practice & Procedure Committee
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Speakers Bureau Erie County Bar
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Appellate Division Supreme Court
  • Law Guardian Program
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Chief Administrator of the Supreme Court
  • Arbitrator
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Variety Club Children's Foundation
  • Chairman Legal Committee
  • 1996 - 2001
  • Chicago Bar Association Law Student Div.
  • Chairman
  • 1991 - 1992
  • JMLS Bar Association
  • President
  • 1991 - 1992
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Buffalo's Finest
  • Artvoice
  • 2015
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Distinguished Attorney Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Distinguished For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Law Line
  • Divorce
  • 2014
  • The Law Line
  • Divorce
  • 2007
  • Ask The Lawyer
  • Questions and Answers
  • 2006
  • Parenting Education & Communication Effectiveness
  • Child Custody, Parenting
  • 2005
  • New York State Bar Association CLE
  • Domestic Violence and Family Offenses in Family Court
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I am proud to endorse this attorney as a person who provides competent counsel AND takes the time to answer questions on Avvo to help out others. You make us all look better, THANKS!"
Family Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Randy. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Randy has a long track record of execellent work for his clients and is a recognized expert in his field."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randy is a skilled attorney who possesses the knowledge and know-how to represent his clients. I would want him to represent me. Randy's passion for what he does and his tireless representation of his clients makes him a true standout in our field."
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Williamsville Divorce and separation Lawyer Randy Stuart Margulis
Randy Stuart Margulis
Divorce and separation Attorney
Williamsville, NY
Licensed for 29 years