|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Named every year since 2005||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Nominated yearly since 2009||"The Best Lawyers in America"||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|top divorce attorney who you want when the stakes are high.||Bethesda Magazine||2010|
|Best Divorce Lawyers in Washington since 1995||Washingtonian Magazine||2008|
|Managing Partner||Brodsky, Greenblatt & Renehan, Chtd||1973 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Montgomery County Bar, Property & Alimony Committee||Chairman||1991 - 1993|
|Montgomery County Bar Association, Family & Juvenile Law Section||Chairman||1988 - 1989|
|Montgomery County, Task Force on Spousal Abuse Subcommittee||Member||1980 - 1981|
|Birdsall v Birdsall||Largest percentage award of alimony to my client.|
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|Family Law Update each year for the past 20 years||Family Law Update||2010|
|American University, Washington College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1973|
|Syracuse University||Broadcasting||BS - Bachelor of Science||1969|
|Family Law Update||Family Law Update||2012|
|Family Law Update||Family Law Update||2011|
|Family Law Update||Family Law Update||2010|
Posted by anonymous
I am not attorney but have worked in the legal profession with some of the best attorneys in the business for over 15 years. It is safe to say, Mr. Greenblatt is not one of them. He is far more interested in taking your money than providing sound legal representation. For example, although my X's attorney deposed me prior to my custody hearing, Mr. Greenblatt failed to depose my X. When I pointed out the failure, he tried to convince me that this was a good thing. In addition, his fees, which began at approximately $2k a month, escalated to over $20k a month. Please. this wasn't Samsung v. Apple. It was a reasonably simple divorce case. Rather than attempting to resolve the case expeditiously, Mr. Greenblatt did his best to keep tensions high so that he could keep his money machine rolling. I question any of the reviews that claim this man is a compassionate attorney who is attentive to detail. He is nothing of the sort.
As an aside, when you walk into his office there is a picture of an active court room with a shark's fin protruding from the floor. It became apparent to me early on in the process that the shark was a metaphor for Mr Greenblatt. However, the shark was not attacking the opposing party but was more directed at his client. Stay away from this man at all costs.
Posted by Lauren
I wish I could write a great review on Mr. Greenblatt, but unfortunately I was unable to see him as scheduled. Initially I was quoted a $195 consultation fee in which I was eager to schedule a consultation session. Prior to the appointment I confirmed with the assistant, Stephanie, that the consultation fee was $195 and that my appointment was on the books. When I arrived the appointment I was not respectfully greeted by the secretary and felt spoken down to. The receptionist looked my mother and I up and down and asked if we were in the right place or needed help. I informed her that I had an appointment with Mr. Greenblatt and provided her with my name. The secretary handed me a clipboard and told me to fill out the documents the best I can. I noticed a big difference between the consultation feel quoted to me on the phone and that documented on the paperwork. When I inquired about the vast difference, the receptionist scoffed at me stating "Mr. Greenblatt charges at minimum $495 and there is no lawyer in this firm that will meet with anyone for less than maybe $295… and that's maybe a one-time agreement ". I informed the receptionist that I scheduled the consultation due to Mr. Greenblatt's rave reviews and reasonable fees. The receptionist had no response and stated that $495 was the standard fee for initial consultations and the minimum for an hourly rate if I could afford his services. I was extremely disappointment because I was looking forward to getting his guidance regarding my family law case.
If you have the money to afford a minimum $495 hour rate, then maybe he will represent you well. However, if you do not have that type of money it would be best to seek services from another firm.
Posted by anonymous
I have gone through a tough divorce and was at the receiving end of unjust decisions because my ex had an exceptional lawyer and I did not know or could not afford a similar lawyer. I was tossed around twice. Finally one of my friends suggested Mr Greenblatt and I could not be more happier. He is tough but realistic and sometimes you may find it difficult to communicate with him. But remember, he is just preparing you so that you do not falter on the day of trial. He knew my case and my life better than me. That should explain how thorough he is. He is a real trial lawyer (not the typical family lawyer who is doing negotiations and claiming to be trial lawyers) and if you have a case that you need a judge to decide, hire him and you won't regret it. Yes, he is expensive but hey, you only get what you pay for. I am happy that he is on my side. May God bless him with a long life.
Megan Benevento, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
Mr. Greenblatt is a fierce advocate for his clients. If you are looking for someone who will be in your corner and zealously represent your best interests, Mr. Greenblatt will not only meet your expectations, he will exceed them with exceptional performance and dedication.