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Roman A Kostenko

Family Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

4.9   95 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 17 years
    Texas - TX 6 years
    California - CA 20 years
    Ohio - OH 21 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Roman

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The Law Office of Roman A. Kostenko PLC has a wealth of experience accross a wide range of practice areas, including civil litigation, real estate law, divorce and family law, estate planning and probate litigation, personal injury and business law.  My focus is on providing my clients with effective, aggressive legal representation while always keeping their costs in mind.

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2020 + 7 ...

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Location

Law Office of Roman A. Kostenko, P.L.C.
202 E. Earll Drive
Suite 490
Phoenix, AZ, 85012

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  95 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Brent | April 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond excellent!
Roman, hands down, was the best choice for our situation. He's informative, responsive and extremely knowledgeable. We never had to wait for a response and he was always eager to help. I have, and will continue to recommend him.
Posted by Inna | April 30, 2015
Roman has done nearly impossible things
To make long story short, Roman Kostenko was my attorney in a rather difficult litigation process. The opposite side had a bunch of lawyers and millions dollars to burn. All who was familiar with the case were telling me that I can not fight against big money and big company. But thanks to Roman's knowledge, hus sharp mind, and experience, I got an outcome that was very favorable for me, as a result of a settlement. During the legal fight Roman demonstrated professional ethics of highest grade, agressiveness when it was needed and caution when it was nessesery. He always was coming up with fresh and unexpected ideas, while following the procedural routine, he always had enough time to listen to me and to explain me the situation and possible options. Roman always was available on the phone and it was easy to set up a meeting every time I needed to speak to him in person. He was very reasonable with his fees and did a lot of work gratis, now, when all is finished, I can tell that his services worth every penny that I spent! If you are thinking about hiring Roman for your case, don't think twice! Roman Kostenko is a kind of attorney that can stand his ground against three celebrated lawyers from reputable legal office. Roman is a brilliant speaker with good, almost royal manners, he is always calm, confident and knows how to find a right word or phrase to impress and convince a judge, or opposite counsels. He never give up and you always feel protected and helped when Roman is on your side!
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Posted by Monique | December 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very Professional
Hiring Roman as my representation in a rental dispute was a game-changer for me, and I can't express enough gratitude for the exceptional service I received. From the initial consultation to the resolution of my case, Roman's expertise and dedication were unparalleled. His in-depth knowledge of tenant rights, impeccable attention to detail, and strategic approach ensured that my concerns were not only heard but also addressed effectively. He navigated the complexities of the rental dispute with precision, offering clear guidance and robust legal support every step of the way. Thanks to his unwavering commitment, I not only gained a favorable outcome but also a sense of empowerment in asserting my rights as a tenant. If you find yourself entangled in a rental dispute, or any dispute for that matter don't hesitate—contact roman and invest in the expertise of a proficient lawyer who can truly make a difference.
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Posted by Gloria | December 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce/custody
I hired Mr. Kostenko to represent me when I went through a divorce/custody process with minor child. He has been representing me for over 4 years. Unfortunately this is never a quick process and is very overwhelming. Mr Kostenko noticed details from the other party being left out and did everything he was supposed to. I’m am relieved I hired him and will continue to reach out when needed.
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Posted by Alejandra | May 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law
Roman represented me in a family law matter, his services exceeded all expectations. Roman is very knowledgeable professional and ethical. He was always available to answer my questions and prompt at returning emails. His expertise, compassion, understanding and dedication made a difficult situation much more manageable. I highly recommend Roman for anyone seeking outstanding legal representation.
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Posted by Iralda | May 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
The dynamics of a divorce is a difficult and draining ordeal and having Roman represent me in my divorce was the break I needed. Not only is Roman a great attorney with great work ethics but he was available whenever I had questions that needed immediate attention.
Posted by Josh | April 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Lawyer
Very helpful in a trying time for me. Help me understand the process. Guidance, Understanding and Helpful throughout. Was also very available for my questions throughout.
Posted by Noe | February 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experience and Knowledge make's a difference.
My lawyer Roman Kostenko represented me all the way to trial in a stressful & difficult divorce case. I obtained the best outcome possible in my divorce at trial. He did a great job at representing me at trial and after trial. Due to the fact that after trial my wife's lawyer filed a motion with the court seeking to challenge, and change the outcome of what was awarded to me at trial. Due to his experience in family law, dedication to my case, his hard work, and knowledge Roman wrote a motion that made it possible for me keep everything that what was originally awarded to me at trial & zero changes were made to the divorce decree. His representation in my divorce case has been a blessing to my life. I also like to add that my English is very limited and an interpreter was needed for me at trial, yet he overcame that barrier has well & made sure I had an interpreter at trial. At trial my lawyer rose up to the challenge and fought for all my right's and everything that I was entitle to under AZ community property law. Roman was more prepared for trial than I expected. He exceeded my expectations on how put together all evidence used at trial and how he represented the evidence at court. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Petro | September 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Case
I am very pleased with the work in my divorce proceedings. Roman Kostenko, he achieved for me a very good result that I did not even expect, I recommend Roman as a professional lawyer in divorce proceedings
Posted by April | September 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experienced attorney
Roman helped us with a rental nightmare and represented us as the landlord. He was responsive and honest about potential options and suggested a path forward. While the outcome wasn't all we had hoped, Roman was realistic with us the whole time and offered great consult. We would definitely use Roman again.
Posted by Erika | September 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Very professional and diligent. I was more than pleased with the outcome of my case.
Posted by Nicolae | September 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Family Lawyer
Where do start…? I have used Mr Kostenko for my divorce, real estate, and other personal cases. I cannot say enough about how greatful we are to have such a caliber personal lawyer by our side. I recommed Mr Kostenko to anyone in need of any type of legal advise. Nick
Posted by Anna | September 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attentive lawyer
During the difficult period of my mother's death for me, I met Roman. He helped me to issue court decisions , treated me with attention and simplified the process related to the trust .
Posted by Diana | September 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very sharp Lawyer
He handled my case very well. Was very well prepared and was very helpful with other matters as well. I would strongly recommend him to others for council.
Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, expert divorce representation
Roman represented me in a very acrimonious divorce (although I guess that's par for the course). I tried to go with minimal attorney advice at first, but after my wife tried abusing the situation, I reached out for advice and am glad I did - Roman knew exactly how to deal with the situation, unreasonable demands, and ways to structure the divorce the best way possible knowing how to protect my assets best. Divorce was a sucky process, but it went way better than I was expecting and we were able to settle quickly without going to trial, in large part thanks to Roman. I recommend him wholeheartedly.
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Posted by Tonya | May 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Extraordinary Lawyer
Roman helped me through my divorce from my husband of 18 years. Roman took his time walking me through the process and answering any questions I had along the way. He was very detailed and comprehensive. Things proceeded exactly as he had laid them out so there were no surprises. I have had some questions after my divorce was finalized and Roman responded right away with comprehensive answers. I feel very lucky to have found Roman to help me through my divorce.
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Posted by Marianna | May 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
I have been trying to choose between two highly recommend lawyers for my divorce and I am happy that I did the absolutely right choice. Roman not just another smart lawyer, he has brilliant, bright mind. Also he has patience and understanding to you and your problems. He can see all the errors from the first look. Yes sometimes it will take time to get a response from him because he's really busy, but believe me its worth it to wait. Who will be my next lawyer? For me It's not a question, of course Roman!
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Posted by Olga | May 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing experience!
Roman Kostenko is absolutely amazing. Very professional, knowledgeable and informative. Heard all my concerns and answered all my questions. I have absolute confidence in him. Highly recommend.
Posted by Ashley | May 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Victory
Divorce is by far the most difficult thing I have ever gone through. I hired Roman to assist me with my case when my ex husband decided he was entitled to more than he agreed to in our original petition that we filed together. Roman prepared me as much as he could through effective communication and set the stage for me to explain the legal process to me, which I am not familiar with as I had never been in this situation before. Roman is patient, honest, forthcoming and extremely knowledgable about law. We won my case as a result of his persistence and conveying the truth. I highly recommend Roman to anyone going through this major life change. I feel I was charged reasonably for the hard work he put in for me. Thank you so much Roman!
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Posted by Spencer | May 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Spectacular, Smart, Efficient Representation
I am a lawyer so it was a new experience for me to be a client. I am a high performer and I have outrageously high standards, but Roman exceeded expectations. He devoted the necessary time to my complex real estate matter early in the representation, ensuring an outstanding result. The other side essentially capitulated, and as an attorney I know from experience that this was the result of focused worked performed by an expert in the field. Thanks Roman!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Law Office of Roman A. Kostenko, P.L.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Cheifetz Iannitelli Marcolini, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Associate Attorney
  • Freeman, Freeman & Smiley, LLP
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Judicial Research Attorney
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Associate Attorney
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Clerk
  • Berkman Gordon Murray & DeVan
  • 2000 - 2002
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Education

  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • J.D., Magna Cum Laude
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Tsai v. WRI/San Marcos LLC, D048059 (Cal.APp. 5/1/2007)

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • ITT Technical Institute, Program Advisory Committee (Paralegal Division)
  • Advisor
  • 2011 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for Central District of California
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for Southern District of California
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Gold Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Excellence for the Future Awards: Mergers and Acquisitions
  • CALI
  • 2002
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement in Civil Liberties
  • Robert D. Kensey Memorial
  • 2002
  • Excellence for the Future Awards: Legal Profession
  • CALI
  • 2001
  • Outstanding Student in Torts
  • Anderson Publishing Company
  • 2001
  • Excellence for the Future Awards: Torts
  • CALI
  • 2000
  • Excellence for the Future Awards: Writing, Research, Advocacy
  • CALI
  • 2000
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Publications

  • State-by-State Guide to Architect, Engineer, and Contractor Licensing
  • Contributing Author
  • 2004
  • Cleveland State Law Review
  • Managing Editor
  • 2002
  • Cleveland State Law Review
  • Managing Editor
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Briefs
  • Family Law
  • 2019
  • Paralegal Division
  • Legal Writing
  • 2012
  • Maricopa County Bar Association's Annual Paralegal Conference
  • Non-Judicial Foreclosure Process, Anti-Deficiency Laws and Tenants' Rights After Foreclosure
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (19)
Endorse Roman
Litigation Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Roman is very knowledgeable and persuasive in his arguments. Working against him on a couple of cases, I found him to be both reasonable and tenacious. He is well-qualified and smart and puts his client's interests first."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kostenko is a solid litigation attorney with years of experience and a talent for persuasive argument. I endorse Mr. Kostenko."
Business Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kostenko is a top notch lawyer with a great reputation in our community. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"highly endorse Mr. Kostenko. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Kostenko for a number of years and considered him to be an extremely thoughtful and dedicated attorney. He took a great deal of pride in his product as well as his relationships with his clients and co-workers. I certainly endorse this attorney and would also enjoy the opportunity to work with him in the future."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roman is an experienced, results-oriented lawyer who cares about his clients and reputation. He takes time to learn about the case and find the most favorable solution to resolve his client's matter."
Family Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I opposed Roman in a contested dissolution matter and found him to be responsive, professional, and a zealous advocate. I have also confidently referred cases to Roman as I know he will handle them will skill and proper attention."
Business Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kostenko is a knowledgeable, experienced, diligent, and reliable attorney, whom clients can trust."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Roman. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roman is a diligent and zealous representative to his clients, I endorse his skills."
Business Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Roman is a smart and personable attorney. He is dedicated to finding cost effective solutions for his clients without compromising their rights. He also has great communication skills."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We worked together and I found him to be very throrough, reliable and knowledgeable. He also has a great academic background, experience as a judicial clerk and is bilingual."
Family Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Being in a different area of practice, I frequently refer my immigration clients to Roman for resolution of their domestic/family law issues. My clients consistently report to me their satisfaction with Roman's services and I actually witnessed his effectiveness in prompt resolution of the matters that would otherwise have prevented my clients from receiving immigration benefits. I also believe that Roman is committed to finding the most cost-effective solution for his clients' problems."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Roman and I completed our judicial clerkships together. He is a conscientious and thorough attorney for whom I have the highest professional and personal regard."
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