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Brian John Cali

Divorce and separation Attorney at Dunmore, PA

4.7   48 reviews
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  • Licensed for 46 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1977
    Status
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MY GOAL HAS ALWAYS BEEN TO PROVIDE THE BEST SERVICES FOR MY CLIENTS AT ALL TIMES NO MATTER WHAT THE ISSUES ARE. I AM ALWAYS AVAILABLE AND DETERMINED TO PROTECT MY CLIENTS INTEREST ABOVE ALL ELSE. I KNOW HOW TO GET A CASE DONE EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY.

For forty years, I have dedicated my Practice to defend and protect the rights of my clients.  I am extremely diligent in making sure I get the best results.

Chairman PA Disciplinary Board 2018-2019
Chairman of the Board, Fidelity Bank
Best Lawyers in America 2019
Lawyers of Distinction 2019
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer 2007 to 2021`
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America 2012/Present

Awards

Client's Choice 2019,2017,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2019 2017 2015 + 2 ...

Location

Brian J. Cali & Associates
130 East Drinker Street
Dunmore, PA, 18512

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  48 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2019
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Posted by Mary | March 25, 2023
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Divorce
Mr. Cali was referred to me by my neighbor whose wife had retained him to represent her in their divorce. I retained Mr. Cali after three other attorneys I had contacted previously advised me that it would be difficult if not impossible to retain my farm in a Divorce. Mr. Cali always listened carefully, and through his professionalism, skill and knowledge of the law guided me through my difficult divorce, even when emotionally I was falling apart, Mr. Cali and his team managed to fill me with confidence that I was in the most competent hands and that they would ensure the best possible results. I cannot thank Mr. Cali and his team enough for the outcome that exceeded my expectations, they have successfully given me my life back, along with my farm and my inheritance that is now secure for future generations. I recently met my now ex husband at our granddaughters christening, he politely congratulated me on the divorce and added, “your attorney chewed mine up and spat him out, he always seemed to have my attorneys head spinning” Mr. Cali will forever have my gratitude and respect. Anyone needing council should have Mr. Cali in their corner.
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Posted by Ryan | March 15, 2023
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#1
Brian and his team are extremely responsive, patient, and thorough. They are a group that I would feel very comfortable standing next to in a courtroom.
Posted by Lori | August 3, 2022
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Testimony
Brian j Cali was the best attorney for me. His expertise, and legal team were extremely pro active in resolving my divorce with an extremely fair outcome. It was a pleasure having Brian and his team watching my back. I continue to use them in other legal matters.
Posted by Peter | August 2, 2021
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Peter J Bonacuse
I interviewed multiple lawyers prior to hiring Brian Cali. I hired Brian because he came across as confident and a winner. He is driven, quick and witty. I explained my situation to him. I thought it was unique and turned out It wasn’t. He wasn’t surprised at anything I told him. Answered my questions directly wasn’t vague at all. He told me he was going to help me. I needed to hear that. (Because I had these feelings of impending doom like I was gonna lose everything I worked for.) I didn’t hear that from anybody else I interviewed. I truly wish I used Brian 30 years ago. I think I would’ve been in a much better position in life for it today and Would’ve gotten divorced 10 years ago LOL!! So I’m very comfortable in sharing that Brian Cali and associates will be my attorneys for the rest of my life. For all my legal needs. Their office is a smooth running machine. They have documents ready in a timely fashion. Are very Friendly and informative. They make a person feel comfortable. So if you’re looking for a lawyer higher this one he’s a winner !!
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Posted by Christina | December 21, 2020
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Adrienne was beyond helpful!
We used Brian John Cali and Associates for our home closing and could not be happier. Adrienne was our lawyer and she was extremely knowledgeable and worked diligently to make sure the process was as simple as possible for us. We are so happy and glad we chose to use this firm they allowed us to be stress-free throughout this daunting process!
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Posted by Dean | December 19, 2020
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First Class Attorneys
First class Attorneys from day one, they were courteous, attentive and always treated me with respect. I worked With Brian but primarily with Kurt Lynott, from day one Kurt had advised me of exactly how this case would proceed and ultimately end up. 5 months later and I can say he was true to his word, even though I knew the complexity of my case and at the time felt like there was no end in sight I put all my faith in him and he absolutely came through for me. They are true professionals and are experts at navigating through the legal system, they are kind , punctual and always return calls. Mr Lynott goes as far as sending me text message to make sure i am doing ok. They earned my complete trust and I have all the confidence in the world in their ability and the care for their clients is unparalleled to any other attorney I have known or worked with. I would highly recommend this Law Firm to anyone, one of the best decisions I have made, they guided me through my toughest days and I would never have gotten my life back together if it was not for Kurt & this Law Firm. Thank You
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2020
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Highly Professional
Brian and his staff professionals are outstanding! They are knowledgeable, thorough, and compassionate. They helped me through a stressful divorce. I would highly recommend Brian and his team to represent you.
Posted by Stephanie | November 26, 2019
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Prestigious/Professional
Very impressed with the professionalism of the Cali Law Firm. Brian Cali and Kurt Lynott delivered exceptional results. They represented me in a messy custody battle. Both were on point, meticulous, prompt, compassionate and always available. I would highly recommend the Cali Law Firm to any and all.
Posted by Mike Schmidt | July 26, 2019
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The best Attorney!!
Brian Cali has got to be the most exceptional attorney in Pennsylvania. By having him in my corner, I know why he has been selected as the top 10 best attorneys! Also, his team of attorneys and paralegals are by far the best out there . Adrienne , Kurt, and Lauran have been nothing but top-notch. I am pleased with everything they have done and are doing for me. They are very personable, kind, and extremely knowledgeable. If you do need an attorney, Brian Cali and his team are the Way to go! You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Jonathan | June 24, 2019
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Great Lawyer- Fast and excellent service
Brian and his team were able to quickly get a very difficult closing done on my property. When last minute issues came up (within 24 hours) they were able to get them handled equitably and immediately. You definitely want Brian and his team in your corner. Sincerely, Jonathan Tischler
Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2019
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Compassion, Assertive, Creative, Perseverance ,Magical, A True Friend
If your a female/male in a marriage where your partner is dependent on you financially studies have shown that domestic violence against the financial supporter can be so well hidden that the decision to leave is very difficult. Being isolated under coercive control with little or no physical evidence makes trust in interpersonal relationships such a difficult decision that many tend to stay in the relationship for fear of no-one having true faith in what they have been through. As more people in todays society enter these roles of work to support the family at a very high professional salary, an increase in abused by the dependent spouse ( especially in no fault states) are eroding families into a hopeless chaotic mess. The decision to stay or leave the relationship will haunt you for years knowing that you been isolated and have no where to turn. If you have a similar situation I urge you to seek Brian J Cali and his associates. He will be the force that will bring you and your children peace. His ability to draw reasonable conclusions from limited information is one of his most enduring qualities. At the end of the day his expert knowledge, analytical skills, photographic memory of all the legalities helps gauge his decisions in your behalf because he cares about the live's of his clients. Not only does he know the law but he knows what will make his client successful because he understands his client's preferred form of communication. I can honestly say he is always there and accessible. When an important question arises he answers you on ANY given day. I am living proof. He gives honest and practical advice in the context of his client's business. His compassion is is unbelievable and I can actually call him my friend in the short time we have worked together. He gives you more than you pay for. His support staff are top notch and understands that client's of abuse are in need of so much support and they are there time after time to make your foundation solid and to give you the courage to walk into the court room with confidence and grace beside Attorney Cali to allow him to do his job. Attorney Cali will own his client's problem with his staff and they will do everything possible to help the client succeed . Again, I am living proof. I would have never ever expected to be in such a good position with the salary I make in comparison to my ex partner. Attorney Cali is loyal. I have watched him walk into court and have been so proud that he was representing me. As he walks down the hall everyone greets him and shows him respect as he does them. He treats the janitor the same as the Judge. I consider him extremely humble and never ever arrogant. He knows when to step up and he knows the process. He is patient and with victims of financial abuse he knows how to let it all play out to get the results you rightly deserve. So, if you want to make that move and start to live for you and your children this is the attorney you want to put your complete trust in as he recognizes unique styles , interests, and needs of the client's he works with. I really thought there was no hope for my situation making 7 times what my ex partner does and being set up for years for this moment... I knew I was doomed.... until I met Brian J Cali and Associates. And I got the courage to leave , take my children and ended up with full custody paying minimal support. And unbelievable feat. I owe this practice my life. So don't ever think you have no where to turn if you are in a similar situation.... Talk to Attorney Cali ... he will lead you to peace and happiness ..I guarantee it.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2019
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Aggressive and knowledgeable
The first time I met him, I knew he was the one I want for my case. He pays individual attention and listens carefully. aggressive in court hearings. You will get what you want if you hire him.
Posted by Lisa | November 6, 2018
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Professional, hard-working and multi-dimensional attorney and staff
Brian and his staff were organized, patient and available throughout the divorce process. Given a unique set of circumstances -- I not only needed a divorce attorney, but also needed help with other legal matters after separating from my husband. Brian's firm was able to accommodate all of my needs during the most difficult time of my life. I highly recommend Brian and his team - not only for divorce, but for other matters that require legal consultation and representation.
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Posted by Mary | August 21, 2018
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The Best!
I recently went through a divorce after 17 years of marriage. Honestly I never had any doubt or questioned who I would hire to represent me. I always knew that if I ever needed an attorney, Brian would be the only option for me. Working in the family court system, I have seen how Brian and his staff have always been professional but more importantly caring and understanding. Brian’s knowledge of the law and experience is like none other . He guided and supported me throughout my divorce process. His staff, specifically Michelle, were always supportive and helpful in answering all my questions and responding immediately by email or phone. I thank Brian and his staff for all they did for me. I feel confident and secure knowing if I ever need representation again, Brian and his team will be there.
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Posted by William | January 3, 2018
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The most intense lawyer I ever dealt with
Attorney Brian Cali went above and beyond his responsibilities to make sure issues were resolved in a very timely manner
Posted by Jim | December 29, 2017
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It pays to hire the best attorney
My divorce was several years ago, I hired Brian to represent me in the action which spanned 24 months. Whenever I appeared in a court or domestic relations hearing I always felt I had the best attorney. I have seen Brian work magic , we were to court countless times and he never lost on any exchange. Divorce is never easy and the best decision I made was getting the best attorney. My wife had four different attorneys during the process, none measured up to Brian. I am glad I had him on my side during the process.
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Posted by Chris | December 27, 2017
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Divorce Representation
Brian and all of his staff were very professional and caring about each aspect throughout the process. I appreciated their quick responses to my emails and phone calls. I feel that he helped to negotiate a fair outcome and provided excellent legal advice. I would highly recommend Brian and his team !!
Posted by Francine | December 18, 2017
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First-Rate Attorney
I hired Attorney Brian Cali four (4) years ago for my Divorce action. It was a very stressful time for me in my life since my divorce was very bitter. I must say that I called Attorney Cali several times a week to guide and help me through the painful process. He always returned my calls whether it was very early in the morning or late into the evening. I never had to worry because I would always hear back from him with answers to all of my questions. If it wasn’t for Attorney Cali, I would not have made it through the entire Divorce process. He is a great attorney and one that definitely earns the Title as a Super Lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2017
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Simply the best.
I first met with Brian when I was six months pregnant with my child. I was in the process of exiting a very brief and tumultuous marriage. Despite the brevity of the marriage, my case has been very complex. From the start, Brian and his staff were always attentive and professional in meeting the needs of myself and, more importantly, my child. Four years from our first meeting, my opinion has not changed. If you want the best, look no further.
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Posted by BJ | May 9, 2017
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The Best of the Best
After 25 years of marriage, the last thing I ever thought I would be doing is filing for divorce. But, my first inclination was to go for the best attorney out there. And I did. I was a total mess, and Brian knew it. At our first meeting, I explained that my then wife had left, and what had being going on in our lives up to that point. Brian knew exactly what was going on. He helped me see things that were right in front of my eyes, that for some reason I couldn’t see. Brian turned out to be an excellent choice. He guided me through the process, and I could tell that he truly sympathized with my plight. His entire staff was superb as well…particularly, Kurt and Michelle. All questions were answered, the proper documents filed in a timely manner, and they all looked out for my best interests. At the lowest point of my life, the bright side was that he and his staff truly made me feel like family, at a time when my family was falling apart. I can’t thank them all enough.
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Solicitor
  • Lackawanna County Solicitor's Office
  • 1978 - 1987

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • Duquesne University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974

Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 1985 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Disciplinary Board
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Lackawanna County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Chairman
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Lackawanna Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 1985 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2023
  • Top 100 Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
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Dunmore Divorce and separation Lawyer Brian John Cali
Brian John Cali
Divorce and separation Attorney
Dunmore, PA
Licensed for 46 years
Virtual consultation available