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Jeanne H. Bereznicki

Divorce and separation Attorney at Camp Hill, PA

4.1   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jeanne

Learn Jeanne’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    55%

    31 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Child custody
    40%

    31 years, 1,800 cases

  3. Adoption
    5%

    31 years, 500 cases

Attorney Bereznicki (formerly Costopoulos) grew up in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Pittsburgh).  She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, cum laude, in 1989 with a B.A. in Political Science with minors in psychology, history, philosophy and sociology. She graduated from the Dickinson School of Law and was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania in 1993. Attorney Bereznicki has held associate positions with the law firms of Costopoulos Foster & Fields, Patrick F. Lauer, Jr. & Associates, and Maria P. Cognetti & Associates. Attorney Bereznicki was the managing partner of Costopoulos & Welch prior to establishing her own office in 2003 representing clients exclusively in the field of family law.  Attorney Bereznicki represents clients primarily in Cumberland, Dauphin, and York Counties. Attorney Bereznicki has been a  member of the family law sections of the Cumberland County, Dauphin County, York County, and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. Attorney Bereznicki enjoys Bikram yoga, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and trail running.

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Location

Kollas & Kennedy
1104 Fernwood Avenue
Suite 104
Camp Hill, PA, 17011

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Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hiring you was the best thing we ever did
Step parent adoption matter. I want to give her 100 stars but Google wont allow me to. Best family attorney, so sweet, patient, confident, always responsive. I cant say enough about this lady, I just think that hiring her is the best thing that me and my husband did. Thanks for handling the most important matter of our lives.
Posted by Dabis | August 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Custody Lawyer in Central PA
Mrs. Costopoulos represented me in September 2014 and helping me rescuing my two children from a really bad environment. Now my children are thriving and succeeding socially and academically. Mrs. Costopoulos work has had an enormous impact our lives. She is a highly recommended lawyer who provides effectiveness, ethics and results. Dabis
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Custody visitation
She explained to me that since the custody order does not state any times or or designated days that if I am at the designated meet place for the child and the mother to have there visitation and time was set for say 130 and she texts then saying she was not gonna make it for 1-3 hours that even if it is a half an hour I can legally leave and she will have to reschedule her visit and I will not get into trouble for say visitation interference
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Transfer Custody To Another State
She helped me transfer custody papers from PA to MI. She made the whole process easy and helped us get what we wanted.
Posted by Angela | April 24, 2014
Best lawyer ever - she is one of the good ones!
Jeanne is an outstanding lawyer. I used her for several different issues over a 10 year time and I have recommended her to my daughter and several friends who used her and were very happy with her service and the outcome of their cases. She communicates with her clients well, informing them of the steps in the process and what to expect. She also has an awesome payment plan and all prices are laid out at her consultation so there are no surprises!
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Posted by Tony | March 26, 2014
With the right divorce attorney life is good. Thank you Jeanne
There is not enough I can say about Attorney Jeanne Costopoulos. From her first words of advice going into the divorce, to every court hearing and child support hearing, Jeanne has provided me with strong sound legal advice and representation. Though I'm sure every case has it obstacles, I believe I'm safe in saying and repeating the words of the judge involved in my case, mine is one of the worst. with that being said, with Jeanne as my attorney I have been awarded sole physical and legal custody of my minor boys, exclusive possession of three properties, defiant trespass papers were successfully served against my ex, I have been awarded child support in excess of $600.00 per month, we have never lost a hearing. I am greatful for Jeanne, I can't imagine that I would have made out like I have without Jeanne in my corner. And I am a Man..
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2014
Divorce Attorney
Ms. Costopoulos was very helpful and worked with me to get the results I needed in the least costly way. She is very knowledgeable and responsive. I will continue to work with her and recommend her to anyone looking for a divorce lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2014
I could not have made a better choice!
Although I lived in Florida my fairly complicated divorce case had to be handled by a PA law firm attorney Costopoulos then worked for. My first and last personal meeting with her was 7 years ago. She impressed me as a very fine lawyer who was extremely knowledgeable in divorce law. She was very confident and reassuring. Personal and professional connection was established and my goals defined. Next 3 months we worked via phone, email, fax. She always got back to me the same day I reached her office. That fact was extremely important to me because my divorce was an agonizing event and prompt and correct answers saved me lots of sleepless nights. The agreement was signed. The result of our work was both impressive and satisfying. I could not have had a better result and attorney experience. My divorce was yet to be finalized when I found out Jeanne opened her own law firm. Without slightest hesitation I moved my file to her new firm. Over the following years whenever I had a question or needed information she was the source that never failed. When Jeanne opened a new branch in Pittsburgh I wrote to her wishing her success. I have no doubt her professional and personal qualities will help her build and maintain extensive and human law practice .
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Posted by Jennifer | March 13, 2014
Jeanne is a fantastic lawyer
*Through my Custody battle, Jeanne was up front and honest from the door. I would highly recommend Jeanne to anyone. For myself, this was my first rodeo with any kind of issue needing a lawyer. I was very scared and nervous. I only want the best for my son no matter the outcome. From our first visitation Jeanne was excellent and I knew without hesitation Jeanne was the lawyer I wanted to help see me through this "nightmare" as I called it. Jeanne is a knowledgable, caring, honest individual and fantastic lawyer. Love her !
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Posted by Richard Mears | February 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Possibly an Attorney with children next time.
My child’s mother left the city of Philadelphia after getting evicted along with her cousin and his girlfriend, went and got pregnant again, then went and told a city I don’t live in she was being abused and threatened. I contacted Ms. Jeanne and although she sounded like a stand up attorney before court, I soon realized I may have been mistaken. She came late several times to court on a matter of a father trying to see his son, which is important to me. I feel like if she spoke to me the way she spoken to the defendant, I would have had a better result of the court proceedings. She was never responsive when I asked her how should I prepare being as though I’m new to this type of court. Days would go past and I don’t hear from her until court, it seemed as it she could care less. When I went to the York court website myself I seen all of this information ms jeanne did not provide me during our 2 month long court case I asked her to highlight the use of an co parenting app to make things easier, never was mentioned. She said less in court than she did on the phone with me, leaving me confused. I feel like Ms. Jeanne is your attorney if you need paperwork filed out, but representing you I’m not confident in. She made it felt like I was bothering her because I’m a concerned parent. She doesn’t really explain child custody laws I had to do my own research because I she mentioned little to nothing except how much everything would cost, that’s where she was the most detailed.
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Response from Jeanne Bereznicki February 5, 2022
I am sorry you are unhappy with my representation. If you need further clarification regarding my responses to your emails or if you have any additional questions about custody law or court procedure that are too lengthy to discuss by email, or if you simply have an issue with me personally, you may always use the scheduling link to schedule a one-hour Zoom or phone appointment for which you would not be charged a fee since unlimited client meetings and correspondence are always included in my retainer fee. I find it odd that you would choose to bash me on public forums like Avvo and Google without first contacting me to discuss how you perceived your case was being handled. Are you upset that I did not help you become a legal expert, that I was too honest about what facts I consider to be the most relevant in custody litigation, or that litigation can get expensive when one of the parties does not cooperate or abide by the court order? From my perspective, I thought I did a good job by facilitating a withdrawal of the PFA filed against you and subsequently obtaining an order for custody rights that you did not have prior to my involvement. I can understand your frustration that you share a child with someone who may not be honest and who may pick and choose when she wants to abide by the court order, but I do not have the authority to personally enforce the order, I can only file petitions on your behalf to modify the current order or to seek to have her held in contempt for violating the order. If you no longer wish for me to represent you, please contact me and I will forward a form to you to complete which removes me as your attorney of record with the court. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss my continued representation moving forward then please schedule a phone or Zoom conference at your convenience.
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Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Doesn’t follow through
I hired Jeanne for my divorce and child support. I had to stay on top of her CONSTANTLY to get things done. I was supposed to have my car signed over to me within a few weeks. I did not get the car for 10 months! She just didn’t do anything about it. I had to follow up to make sure she sent in the paperwork for me to collect my portion of his military pension!! She did not file the paperwork with DFAS!! She comes with a ton of attitude. She can be nasty and very rude at times. One more huge complaint I have with her is that she did not follow through with getting me the back pay I’m owed for 3 months of military pension that I was legally entitled to, according to the military agreement. I asked her about it and she gave me a typical nasty response from her stating that it would cost me extra for her to follow through with this. Meanwhile, I contacted a colleague of hers and he told me that the attorney that handles the divorce agreement usually follows up with that as a courtesy to their client. Jeanne does NOTHING out of courtesy. She has a nasty side and she shows it. She would not fight for my three months of military pensions that were due to me and I am disabled and have an autistic son. I really need the money. She doesn’t care. She also DID NOT FILE the paperwork with DFAS! If I wouldn’t have checked for myself a year before it was supposed to start, I’d be screwed. She didn’t file it. She said she did. DFAS said she didn’t. They had nothing from her. She either lied or was just neglecting my case as she had all along. When I emailed her she was on vacation, as usual and she told me that she was not going to help me get the money owed me. She is not a good attorney. Even two of her colleagues said so because of her lack of follow through. I will be filing a complaint and or charge against her. I had a terrible experience with her and I would suggest a different lawyer. She took money from me for a case that never happened regarding my autistic son. Hire another lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beware of the “non-refundable” retainer
I had to hire another attorney because this attorney is extremely unprofessional and unreliable. I’m in the process of reporting her to the Barr Association. She kept my retainer money even though she literally did not do any work on my case. She didn’t file anything on my case in 7 months and makes up very long winded, ridiculous excuse for not getting her work done.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Education

  • Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Associations

  • York County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2008 - 2020
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2007 - 2020
  • Dauphin County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2006 - 2020
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2004 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (1)
Endorse Jeanne
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. She is well respected by her peers and clients. She gives thoughtful and insightful advice."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Costopolous is a skilled attorney that vigorously advocates for her clients. I endorse Attorney Costopolous."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Costopoulos without reservation. Her answers on Avvo are insightful, caring, and spot on. I would not hesitate to contact her for any family law matter."
Child custody Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jeanne is cordial and professional; the characteristics attorneys will look for in opposing counsel. Yet she has no hesitation in zealously representing her clients' interests. Her answers at Avvo demonstrate the depths of her knowledge and experience. Highly recommended for anyone looking for counsel in Central PA."
Child custody Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very reputable and well thought by my colleagues. A credit to the legal community."
Adoption Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | Jun 03
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."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Costopoulos is an experienced and knowledgable attorney."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Costopoulous demonstrates her extensive knowledge of family law here on AVVO. She is very thorough, with insight into things that could go wrong and how to prevent issues."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Costopoulos is an outstanding attonrey and one of the finest Family Law attorneys in her state. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession."
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