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     3.5 stars 15 total

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  • Divorce and Order of Protection

    5.0 stars

    Anonymous review posted on

    I met Susan in court when she was not my attorney. After watching me take a beating, she offered her professional opinion on my case. (she saw me in court 2 times prior) Thank god I retained her services. Her honesty and understanding of my legal rights was priceless and saved me time and money. I highly recommend her services. She is fair and always had my back and when I needed guidance, she was spot on as to what her thought was but ultimately she left it up to me. That is all one can ask for is a lawyer to be by their side and a voice of reason because the process is long and stressful. I will always use her legal services going forward.

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  • Deb

    1.0 star

    Anonymous review posted on

    She's awful do not hire her you will lose money and your case!!!!!!!!

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    Susan Marie Betzjitomir’s response: “Disgruntled clients happen. This comment says more about the speaker than it does about me.”
  • Great Lawyer

    5.0 stars

    Posted by John

    I have used Susan several times and have had very favorable results every time. One occasion had a Major reduction on a serious motor vehicle violation. She took care of my divorce also and was the fastest smoothest and most affordable most people have heard of. I went to several Lawyers offices and was given 30 day time frames to begin. When I went to Susan's office I spoke to her personally and began to work on it the next day and had it completed with in 30 days. I have and continue to refer her to my family and friends.

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  • Thankful that I had her defending me

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Heather

    Good things come to those who wait. Although my case took some time ...it completely paid off in the end. From day one of meeting Susan, sharing stories and hearing what inspired her to be a lawyer ...i knew that I was in good hands and that she had my best interest at heart. Susan was there to support me , guide me and assure me that there was a light at the end of the tunnel. In the end ....not only did I win my case but I feel I gained a friend. I am forever blessed for what Susan has done for me !

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  • More than satisfied

    4.0 stars

    Posted by Melissa

    Ms. Betzjitomir picked up my divorce case after my first attorney failed to provide the services I paid $4,000.00.
    Susan consulted with me, drew up my divorce document per the terms agreed upon by my ex-husband and I within three days, I then signed them, the ex came in a week later and signed them. They were filed and done! Oh, and the best part - she did not take me to the cleaners to do it.

    My case was not complicated. This is why it was a 4 star rating not 5. Just wish I had hired her firm from the beginning.

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  • Not detail oriented, not responsive...

    1.0 star

    Anonymous review posted on

    I was a client of Ms. Betzjitomir. She failed to be responsive, keep me up to date on my case, return original documentation that I submitted to her &/or her staff, did not answer my inquires or show proof of services rendered regarding my bill. Work on my case was not completed thoroughly and in the timeframe agreed upon.

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    Susan Marie Betzjitomir’s response: “There are all kinds of reasons why things are not done as quickly as a client would like. Many of them are not within the attorney's control. I work for the best result, which is not necessarily a fast result. The legal system is not a fast food restaurant. Our policy is to copy clients on every document going in and out of the office. Original documents often need to be filed with the court and we don't get those back, they stay on file with the court.”
  • Unethical, Unresponsive, Sarcastic, Not Detail Oriented

    1.0 star

    Anonymous review posted on

    The purpose of me writing this review is to save other people the unfortunate behavior that I received from this lawyer & her staff.
    I terminated services & submitted a grievance to the Grievance Committee regarding Susan Betzjitomer’s unethical behavior regarding my case, due to their lack of response. She did not uphold the Code of Professional Responsibility as an attorney. She & her staff (Karen & Pam) would not always explain nor show proof of services rendered, when I had an inquiry. Ms. Betzjitomer is unprofessional, unpleasant, not detail oriented, does not follow up, tardy in completing work, rude, sarcastic, treats you disrespectfully & had no concern for my case.
    Thirty days went by before I finally received a response regarding a document that was supposed to have been completed weeks ago. This is just one example of why my case was delayed.
    They were negligent in not including important information in some of my legal documents, especially, when we had literally just discussed them.
    They did not take the least expensive path, though indicated in their retainer. The paralegal should have done all the documentation, not the lawyer, who charges a higher rate. When I inquired, I received no response.
    When I first became her client, everything was fine. Toward the middle & end, she & her staff became unresponsive. They did not return my phone calls. When they did respond, they would not fully answer my questions, therefore, having to ask over & over which they charged me for. I felt they had no concern for my case, therefore, not putting any effort into it.
    I have more examples of Ms. Betzjitomer & her staff’s incompetence & hope this is enough to inform people not to use her services.

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    Susan Marie Betzjitomir’s response: “I have never had a successful grievance against me including this one. Anyone at all can file one no matter what the facts are. Clients are supposed to review documents that they sign for accuracy. And sometimes when a client is unpleasant to me or my staff I do put them in their place. Politeness helps on both sides. Enough said.”
  • Great Representation

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Christopher F.

    Susan is a incrediable lawyer. She is stern and does not take any bs from anyone if you are facing criminal charges Susan is informed and efficent. I will not use any other attorney. Susan thank you for all you do and the second chance to be a father to my kids on the outside.

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  • Do Not Go to Court Without Susan BetzJitomir--Aggressive, Thorough, Competent, and Honest Representation

    5.0 stars

    Anonymous review posted on

    If you are looking for a touchy-feely attorney who is going to tell you what you want to hear, this attorney is not for you. If you are looking for an honest, professional, and aggressive attorney who will tell you what you need to know, however uncomfortable, and fight with passion, confidence, and skill, then this is who you want. Susan is incredibly compassionate--don't let her no-nonsense demeanor fool you. You hire her to do a job and she does it 110%. She cares about her clients' time, money, and outcome of the case, and will not waste your time on frivolities. She is not shy about charging for services--why should she be, when this is her business?--but has numerous times counseled me to pursue something myself, telling me exactly how to do it, and saying she'd be happy to do it for me and charge me but if I can do certain things on my own and save the money it's better for my pocketbook. She is articulate and thorough in explaining the law and how the legal system works. Many times Susan explained why something I thought was important really was not, and what I needed to "let go" of and where I needed to focus my energies, not just for my case, but for living my life normally and with as little stress as possible while my case was/is pending. She and her staff have supported and coached me every step of the way through my divorce and now current court action, patiently answering my numerous questions, advising me on what I need to do and telling me how to so it, and keeping me constantly informed. Her staff is patient answering questions (and I have had dozens), and are also competent, respectful, and hard working. Susan encourages working with her staff on basic questions and paperwork, both to 1)save money, as their hourly rate is much less than Susan's hourly rate, and Susan truly wants to maximize services for what you spend, and 2) to free Susan up on concentrate and work with you on the major important legal matters. The efficiency of her office is amazing, yet her staff is warm and friendly. I have also met and spoken with her parter, Terry Baxter, on a few occasions, and he is friendly but direct as well, and also demonstrated he is knowledgeable and aggressive as well. I would not consider going into court without her.

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  • Very good lawyer and a real go-getter!

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Carol

    Susan and her staff are VERY knowledgeable and did everything they could to take me through my divorce as easily as possible. She was very competent and was a real go-getter in the courtroom. She and her staff were very good at keeping me informed of any changes in the situation, and if I had any questions or concerns, they were always able to answer my questions, or explain to me the process at hand. Susan was highly recommended to me by someone else who had her for their divorce, and I am very glad that I chose her. Susan always explained things to me, and if something wasn't in my best interest, she would tell me so, and would give me other options that might be better for me. She explained to me that in my case, I could pursue things further, but in the long run, I would not be any further ahead, and would probably end up having to pay out more money than I would have gained, and I appreciated her frankness and honesty in a situation where an attorney with less morals and scruples could have just taken my money and kept the divorce going. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs to hire an attorney----especially for a divorce situation.

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