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Gary Brandt Pulitzer

Divorce and separation Attorney at Louisville, CO

5.0   17 reviews

Licensed for 30 years

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I HAVE DEVOTED MY PRACTICE TO FAMILY LAW SINCE 1993. I AM RESPONSIVE, PREPARED, AND EXPERIENCED. CALL ME AT 303-421-5600.

Pulitzer Family Law is dedicated to providing personal service,  listening to you to understand your concerns, and guiding you through the legal process by answering your questions so that together we can strive to achieve your goals. We believe that information is knowledge, and that preparation is essential to success. Our office centrally located to all of the Denver metro area county courts. Our practice is 100% family law and includes divorce, custody, modifications of orders, mediation, and adoption.

Licensed for 30 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 01/13/2023

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

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PULITZER FAMILY LAW
275 Century Circle, Ste. 104
Louisville, CO, 80027

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Posted by Madeline | October 9, 2012
Gary changed my future: he was an advocate for ME throughout the entire, long process
This is long, but Gary changed my life. I have struggled to find the right words to do him justice. Having him represent me has affected both me and my ex: I am financially secure; I have all 3 of my dogs (my ex tried to get 1); and my ex had to come up with a ton of money to pay me what the courts awarded me. The Divorce process took 10 years off of my health – If I had had my former attorney (who did nothing for me) and not Gary I have no idea where I’d be today. I do know I’d probably be one dog short and poor. When I changed attorneys everything changed for the better. Gary was always an advocate for me and got results. When you are ill you go to a general practitioner (attorney), where they tell you you need to see a specialist (Family law attorney). When the specialist has nothing new to offer you that all the other specialists have too - and none of it is helping, you find the one person in that industry whose passion and life’s’ work has been devoted to that one area and whom because of the dedication and knowledge has a lot more options to offer you (Gary) . I was terrified going into court and my ex offered a settlement on the court house steps. Given all the emotional trauma of the divorce process, the seemingly (to me) decent offer and fact my ex had “one of the top lawyers in Colorado,” I wanted to accept the offer and avoid the stress of the Permanent Orders Hearing. But Gary assured me we should go before the judge because he did not believe the offer was fair or in my best interest. We did do better in court than what was offered because I was awarded about 98% MORE than the offer I was going to accept. Gary was brilliant and quick on his feet. I still get a chuckle today when I think of how Gary demolished my ex and his attorney in court: I was almost embarrassed for my ex and his attorney as Gary broke them both down, point-by-point. As the day- long hearing progressed, the demeanor of my ex and his attorney changed from arrogant and assured to stressed and insecure. Gary’s pre-hearing preparation and brilliance in court during the hearing completely changed the game: I walked in terrified, while my ex walked in with confidence. But, I walked out on cloud 9 and my ex and his attorney walked out in disbelief. It was obvious to everyone I had the more skillful and better prepared attorney. Following the conclusion of the case (5 years ago) my ex failed to make court ordered payments. I was contacted many times by my ex since the conclusion of the case and offered as settlement a fraction of the money I was awarded by the court. Gary had many opportunities to be done with me and the case and say OK to one of my periodic calls to him where I stated “My ex offered me $X to close out this all and I think I should accept it." But Gary didn’t think it was fair and believed my ex was in a much better financial position than he claimed. Gary wasn’t making much money off of my 2 calls to him each year but he took my case so seriously and always wanted to get the best for me. Ultimately Gary negotiated a lump sum for me that was 8 times more than what I was willing to accept. Without Gary being my attorney, I have no doubt I would only have 2 of 3 of my dogs and barely any money and no hope or joy. Instead I got a ton of money and all 3 dogs. For anyone looking for advice during this traumatic time where you will not be yourself due to the stress and trauma I have 2 pieces of advice: 1. Do not listen to friends' and family's legal advice - they are all wrong, and wrong all of the time. 2. Retain Gary if you want the smartest attorney in the room on your side and you want to be represented by an ethical, compassionate, hard working attorney.
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Posted by Susan | April 27, 2010
Great Lawyer
We have been using Gary Pulitzer for 6 years now because the ex keeps up in court. Because Gary is thorough and honest, we keep winning. We had a very complicated military divorce issue that went to the court of appeals. Gary won our case and set case law for Colorado. I highly reccommend his services
Posted by Marie | July 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I would recommend Gary to anyone going through a divorce. He is professional, his experience shows, and he has always looked out for my best interests. He fights for what is fair and just. He was my third lawyer in my divorce (who I hired after reading someone else's 5-star review) and I'm so grateful to have him on my side.
Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent law firm
Gary and Tracie at Pulitzer Family Law were a pleasure to work with. Gary is highly knowledgeable regarding family and divorce law. As opposed to unscrupulous attorneys that use underhanded tactics to try to win their cases, Gary and his team operate by the book with a high level of integrity, expertise, and strategic planning. In my case, Gary was able to successfully overcome a number of issues and we were able to reach a fair and peaceful settlement.
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Posted by Fred | April 19, 2021
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Review
April 17, 2021 Gary Pulitzer Letter of Recommendation Dear Mr. Gary Pulitzer, I engaged the services of Pulitzer Family Law in 2017 with a very difficult divorce case. I highly recommend Pulitzer family law and attorney Gary Pulitzer for your divorce action. I brought a very difficult and challenging divorce case to Pulitzer family Law that required extensive legal knowledge regarding divorce actions involving elderly persons and difficult issues regarding marital property. Mr. Gary Pulitzer demonstrated is extensive knowledge, excellent case preparation and an outstanding presentation at the court hearing that resulted in my winning the settlement and saving me thousands of dollars in frivolous marital property claims. Mr. Gary Pulitzer is highly recommended by me for any divorce actions that may lead to a court hearing, where Mr. Pulitzer demonstrates his superior legal abilities. Warm regards, Fred Kahl Pulitzer Family Law Client
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Stellar Service
I can’t say enough about the great experience I had working with Gary. Gary was consistently professional especially when dealing with antagonistic and unprofessional opposing counsel. Gary was objective and proactive. His well-thought-out long-term goal ensured that my daughter and I were set up for success not just for today but in the future. He was always available when I needed him. He gave me courage when I was doubting myself and supported me, so I felt strong in my convictions. He kept me focused on the long-term goal when I wanted to react in the moment. He gave me options and showed me how to be strategic in my next steps. This takes patience and caring which Gary possesses. Gary is highly respected in the legal community. Tracie and the rest of his team are just as stellar. They provided me with respectable professional references that I needed. I now feel confident about my future with my daughter. Thank you for providing me outstanding service. Porsche Sansom
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2020
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Brilliant
Gary is an incredible lawyer. He has a keen intelligence and is highly intuitive which make him a brilliant strategist. He pays close attention to details and knows when to be brief and when to paint a fuller picture. His acute sense of timing and commitment to meet that timing made all the difference in the world in my case which took unusual twists and turns. He hand delivered documents at the drop of a hat to get the timing right. Another time he worked hard to get a motion filed for me in a time that has proven to be the main contributing factor in my case going my direction. Gary is passionate about his work and compassionate with his clients. He walked along beside me during the craziest time of my life, was readily available and put me at ease during an uneasy time. He knew how to listen, what to say to put me at ease and when to share humor and have a laugh. He counseled me well and explained the issues clearly to me and also understood my point of view and needs throughout the whole time he worked with me. At the same time, he is humble and never makes assumptions, which are two of his greatest qualities that keep him on top of the game. Gary and his legal aid are an impeccable team and they were dedicated to getting everything right. I was well taken care of in their capable, reliable hands. My gratitude for Gary and his office continues to grow as time goes on and I realize what they did for me. They did it perfectly.
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Posted by Julia | December 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer!
I am so grateful to have found Gary. For the past two years I have been in and out of court and mediation, with a narcissistic ex husband who first tried to take away my parental rights. When that failed, he attempted to punish me financially by refusing to pay the right amount of child support, hiding his true income, and filing endless documents with the court in an attempt to drain what little savings he knew I had. Gary has been by my side through it all. He and his staff have been phenomenal. They are meticulous, responsive and have made sure that I never feel alone in this grueling process that has dragged on for so many years. Gary's attention to detail and many years of experience has made a world of difference in making sure the court saw that my ex was doing and not allowing him to get away with it. He also has an amazing network of highly respected experts who can give advice and testify when needed. If you need a family lawyer, I highly recommend Gary, whether you are just beginning the process or already embroiled in a mess. He will keep you focused on the big picture and fight tirelessly for what is best for you and your family. The expertise, professionalism and support of Gary and his staff have been such a blessing for me and my children!
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Posted by Anjanette | August 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I was so grateful that I found Gary and his team for my custody case. I was referred to Gary when I posted an ad on the local Facebook page for services. Gary really listened and investigated thoroughly the information for my case. He was very confident in his abilities and his team was very professional. He was prepared with all necessary documentation to present to the judge. He was honest, respectful and well educated to handle my unique case. I felt confident going into my court hearing with him on my team. He helped to win my kids back in the custody battle I was fighting with my ex, that was unjust. I was very impressed with his integrity throughout the entire process and how he presented himself. He understood because he has kids himself the intensity of the situation. I would highly recommend Gary and his team for legal counsel. He is very trustworthy and knowledgeable in his expertise.
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Posted by Paige | January 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A hardworking attorney with a knack for detail
Gary graciously took on my custody case three months into it after I had to fire a different attorney because he did nothing but mess up my case worse! My ex-husband took our 3 kids for his parenting time for a month in the summer and instead of giving them back filed to restrict my parenting time (I’m the custodial parent 88% of the time) claiming I beat and sexually molested my children (WITH NO PROOF). From the day that Gary accepted my case, he dived in head first and found out every detail there was to know about my case already so that he could start to unravel the mess. He and his staff worked tirelessly for several months until the next court hearing, filing everything possible to try to get the court’s attention so that the real details of the case could come out instead of only the muddled lies my ex-husband’s attorney was feeding the court and getting away with. Gary and his staff are absolutely AMAZING!! I honestly feel like they are a part of my family. They were in constant communication with me so that I was always updated on what was going on, which my first attorney wouldn’t even return my calls or emails. I really felt involved in the process because of the strong communication and incredible amount of effort Gary put into my case. Gary was not only in communication with me but also my children’s therapists, my therapist, CPS case worker, law enforcement, my ex-husband’s lawyer, etc. so that he had every bit of information he could get to use in court. It was evident from the time that Gary agreed to take on my intricate case that he was dedicated to revealing the truth and getting my kids back to me where they deserved. On the day of court, I was able to see all of Gary’s hard work and dedication shine through. He remembered the small details of my case that made a huge impact in front of the judge. Gary is ABSOLUTELY the reason that I have my kids back with me today. If it wasn’t for his strong work ethic, huge heart and dedication to my case, my ex-husband would have continued to get away with his lies. However, Gary would not be undermined and always fought to get the truth. I HIGHLY recommend Gary for help with your case. He exceeded all of my expectations and turned my case around when I had no hope of ever getting my kids back.
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Posted by John | March 17, 2015
Solid Legal Representation
Attorney Pulitzer is an experienced family law attorney, practicing in Colorado for over 20 years. Mr. Pulitzer represented me as the respondent in my divorce case back in August, 2009. At that time, Mr. Pulitzer suggested and I agreed to a mediator, and we were able to quickly finalize the divorce settlement. My impression at that time was that Mr. Pulitzer was fair, straight-forward, and realistic in his approach to divorce settlement. He is thoughtful, carefully choosing his words and being terse, and straight to the point both in his oral and written communications. His costs are average and not onerous. I am pleased to write this review, because in my divorce settlement, Mr. Pulitzer included a "cohabitation clause" stipulation, exactly specifying the conditions needed to be met in order to terminate alimony. In May of 2012, I once again contacted Mr. Pulitzer for I thought those conditions now existed. We met, and he then proceeded to call an experienced private investigator for the necessary surveillance work to build our case. Over the next few months we gathered enough evidence to show that my ex-wife was cohabitating. With that, Mr. Pulitzer carefully advised me to stop alimony payments in September 2012. There was of course, marked resistance on part of my ex - wife and her legal counsel, but Mr. Pulitzer was calm and professional through it all. From September to December 2012, Mr. Pulitzer was able to successfully defend our position that the cohabitation clause was met, and alimony should be terminated. He successfully prevented my ex-wife from garnishing my wages at my work-place. He successfully defended me against a contempt of court motion on part of my ex-wife. Finally, in December of 2012, he successfully defended me in court. Mr. Pulitzer was absolutely phenomenal in court, winning the case, and having the alimony permanently terminated. Even through all of that, he attempted to make a settlement agreement with my ex-wife, giving her multiple chances to agree to an out of court settlement, but when that was finally exhausted, he admirably defended my position in court, and alimony was terminated. I have seen Mr. Pulitzer in his role as being my legal counsel in a divorce mediation, in his role as defending me in court, and in winning my case. Now, I see him as a good friend, a wonderful husband and good father as well. He is a genuinely good person, trustworthy, able, competent, fair, and as honest as you can get, and that is hard to find these days. I have no reservations whatsoever that Mr. Pulitzer, Gary, is the one to turn to in matters of Family Law, and he is highly recommended, from one professional to another, he is simply the best legal counsel out there today.
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Posted by Karrie | May 15, 2014
An outstanding lawyer who is knowledgable and compassionate.
Gary is a phenomenal attorney. He provides exceptional service for his clients and his expertise is unprecedented. From my first conversation with Gary, I knew that he was the one to help me. The first time that I called his office, he spoke to me personally instead of simply telling me to make an appointment. He took the time to listen to me and gave me his sound advice. I had been very nervous to call an attorney because I feared the stereotypic experience. Gary is far from stereotypic. He is honest and sincere and genuinely cares about his clients and protecting their best interest. He is confident and strong yet compassionate and respectful. He made me feel that my case was important and went above and beyond to be there for me. He has an excellent rapport with his clients as well as colleagues. He is meticulous, thorough and very trustworthy. He is highly experienced and knowledgeable, and yet very approachable and personable. His gentle manner made me feel comfortable and confident every step of the way. He is very practical and conscientious about cost as well. I am very grateful to Gary for his tremendous skill and feel extremely fortunate to have had him on my side. My case had a better outcome than I ever could have imagined all due to Gary’s hard work. He won my case for me and helped me more than words can explain. I cannot say enough great things about Gary and his outstanding work. He brought me through what would have otherwise been a miserable unbearable experience. Instead he made the experience one that I learned a great deal from. He explained things in clear terms and gave me the guidance that I needed to get through this difficult time. I highly recommend Gary for his exemplary work. His honesty, talent and upstanding ethics make him the very best attorney. I am forever indebted to Gary for all of his hard work and for being the wonderful person that he is.
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Posted by Justin | May 7, 2014
A Child Focused Professional
Gary has the experience and decency one needs in a family law attorney and because I was lucky enough to find him my children and I are happy and thriving after weathering an extremely high conflict divorce. Throughout my divorce Gary was a rock, his confidant and professional mode of operation was at times a sight to behold and was what allowed me to remain sane and focused on the well being of my children during the most terrifying time of my life. Regardless of what shocking tactic opposing council threw at us Gary had a solution that not only diffused the acrimony they so desperately wanted to create but also steered the direction of the case toward a child focused resolution. Gary developed a collaborative working relationship with me that made me feel like I was his only client and worked diligently to achieve a positive parenting and financial outcome for me. Gary’s Integrity and a true concern for the well being of my children coupled with his sublime application of law and strategy will never be forgotten and I am truly grateful for his efforts.
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Posted by Terri | April 29, 2013
One of the Best!
Gary is a competent, experienced advocate for his clients. He just finished my divorce settlement and worked tirelessly to acquire the best results in a difficult, complicated divorce. He carefully went over all the legal issues and explained in detail what was in my best interest. Gary was well prepared on each aspect, and worked efficiently to keep costs down. His knowledge of my case and expertise of the law made it possible to settle without a court appearance. Gary has a great professional demeanor, along with a welcomed sense of humor making the situation bearable. I am grateful to Gary for the results he attained. I would readily recommend his services. Terri
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Posted by Mel | April 13, 2012
Best Lawyer in Jeffco
I have known Gary now for over 8 years. Unfortunately, my ex continued to take me to court and/or quit doing what he was supposed to do. My ex is a very difficult person to deal with yet Gary has done an excellent job of attempting to work with him. I have won each and every time at court. Gary is very diligent about not wasting time and money and is always reasonable even when the other side is not. I truly do think the world of Gary. He is a wonderful family man as well as a terrific attorney.
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Posted by Lynn | January 2, 2011
Client Review
After asking several “high stakes” attorneys for a recommendation on a divorce lawyer, I was given the name, Gary Pulitzer several times. After meeting with Gary in late December 2009, I knew I had found the right person to take my divorce case. Gary was very thorough and careful to look out for my best interests throughout the case. He knew I wanted to keep my costs down, so he was diligent about spending my money in the most efficient way possible. Gary was able to see the “big picture” and work towards acquiring me a decent and fair settlement. At mediation I was tempted to take the offer, but Gary carefully and persistently showed me how the offer was skewed and, not in my fair. New to legal language, Gary was very patient and explained all court issues and legal procedures. My divorce was not easy and Gary steadfastly tackled every issue; always looking out for my best interest. He got me a fair settlement without having to go to court!
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Posted by Alfred | October 1, 2010
Best Lawyer in Jefferson County
Gary handled my divorce and child custody case in Jefferson County. Gary was on top of every move before during and after I was awarded custody of my daughter. There were few surprises in court because Gary covered all the bases. The case was 1st moved from California back to Colorado. The other side was shrewd but Gary and I were more shrewd and truth and justice was served.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 395-425 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Gary B. Pulitzer, P.C.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hull & Zimmerman, P.C.
  • 1996 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Joseph D. Bloch & Associates
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Law Clerk
  • New York Supreme Court
  • 1991 - 1991
  • Realtor
  • Jon Douglas Company
  • 1988 - 1989
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Education

  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Marriage of Krishan, 01 CA 896
  • Affirmed Trial Court's ruling in client's favor
  • Marriage of Baran, 01 CA 2114
  • Successfully reversed trial court's order
  • Marriage of Mele, 04 CA 1276
  • Affirmed in part, vacated in part
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Associations

  • Adams Broomfield Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • First Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Peer Review Rating 1995-2004
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
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Publications

  • Colorado Court of Appeals Case
  • In re the Marriage of Obremski and Williamson, 205 P.3d 358 (Colo. App. 2009)
  • 2009
  • Touro Law Review
  • Notes and Comments Editor
  • 1992
  • Touro Law Review
  • Notes and Comments Editor
  • 1991

Speaking Engagements

  • The Divorce Maze
  • Legal, Psychological and Financial Issues in Divorce
  • 1998
  • The Divorce Maze
  • Legal, Psychological and Financial Issues in Divorce
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (6)
Endorse Gary
Child custody Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Pulitzer and I worked together in the past. He is an excellent family law attorney to whom I still refer cases."
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Gary. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Gary is one of the most highly skilled Family Law trial lawyers I have ever met. While we are usually on opposite sides of a case, I know he will handle the matter professionally and ethically, start to finish."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is clear by his profile and answers in the AVVO community that he is well respected and knows his stuff"
Family Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"After reading many of Mr. Pulitzer's answers here on Avvo it is obvious this attorney has the knowledge and skill to serve clients. Without hesitation, I recommend this attorney as a knowledgeable practitioner and advocate."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pulitzer is simply an exceptional attorney who I would recommend to everyone and anyone. I am a former judge, former magistrate, former prosecutor, and an attorney with 24 years of experience. I still learn from his answers on Avvo on a daily basis and I am constantly impressed. Very impressive in court and a keen adversary."
Family Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Gary Pulitzer for many years as a fellow attorney. He is exceptionally well prepared for any court matter. He is very smart ande savvy and provides a superior level of service to his clients. I give him my highest endorsement."
Family Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Gary Pulitzer. I do not hesitate to ask Gary for feedback on my more difficult or complicated cases. His strong advocacy for his clients is obvious from the moment you meet him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Gary Pulitzer. I have litigated with Gary on the same side of a case and found him to be a tremendous asset as well as a team player. I have litigated against Gary and found him to be a fair and worthy opponent. He is a gifted and experienced advocate who works tirelessly to attain the best result for his clients. Gary is a lawyer to whom I refer cases when I am unavailable and is also someone that I consult on difficult legal issues."
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