5.0 stars 7 totalReview Joanne Ratinoff
Posted by Lisa
My experience working with Joanne was excellent. She attended to all of my legal and personal needs herself, both promptly and professionally. I was very impressed by her philosophy in that while she is fully prepared to litigate, she clearly and strongly believes that family law matters should be settled between the parties and not go to trial. She makes this an important goal from the outset because she holds sacred that her clients can and should retain as much control and autonomy over their own lives. She impressed this upon me throughout my contentious divorce. When my emotions would get the best of me, she remained was always refocusing me on our ultimate goal. She regularly and gently reminded to me that while legally sound, Family Law Judges sit as courts of both law and equity, thus holding wide discretion to make orders which may or may not be to the liking of the divorcing parties. I can not recommend Joanne any more highly than to say that if one must get a divorce, their is no more respectful and prepared, knowledge, resourceful, kind, professional, or better attorney than Joanne Ratinoff! I can not thank her enough for all that she was able to accomplish while sheparding me through such a difficult time.
Posted by Karen
Joanne Ratinoff was invaluable in my post-divorce mediation. She has an amazing ability to offer kind and compassionate assistance, deliver it with a firm and professional hand and help people who are incapable of seeing a solution come to a fair and equitable agreement. She’s great.
Posted by Adi
Joanne Ratinoff is a New Yorker-like powerhouse of a lawyer with an unshakable moral compass. She is the divorce lawyer you want on your side. She is deeply honest and empathetic – qualities that are essential in her profession. Joanne guided me through my mediated divorce with a compassionate, guiding hand.
Joanne understands what a difficult and sensitive process divorce is - especially when children are involved. She helps you navigate every step along the way. Her family values and her care and concern for the kids in this process is incredibly admirable.
Posted by Lee
Joanne is fearless, honest and assertive while remaining a first rate professional. She is a fierce advocate for her clients yet does not fuel wasteful conflict but goes right to confronting what needs to be done to get things over with as quickly as possible and help you move on. Her negotiation skills and legal knowledge inspire respect in her community, which also helps speed the resolution process. She does not mess around.
Posted by Buddy Enright
Joanne has an excellent grasp of Family Law legal issues. She is thoughtful, considerate and direct. My experience with Joanne was that she considered the case holistically, looked at the challenges and opportunities as a sphere and helped chart an effective course using legal knowledge, experience and common sense.
Joanne helped me with child support modification and related issues. Though the case should have been straightforward, the opposing side made things very difficult. Joanne helped me stay focused and unexcited. She has a steady hand on the tiller...
I would recommend Joanne highly and if required to do so again, would engage her without hesitation.
Anonymous review posted on
What I liked best about this attorney is that she is agressive on behalf of her clients. She is not afraid of the judges and will fight hard for the client. She is very aware of any little detail that will help to make the case. She does not waffle. She struck me as very intuitive about the laws and the courts.
Posted by Randy
Joanne is the perfect attorney - smart, effective, and efficient. She provided straightforward advice. In my case, she recommended mediation, which cut my costs and my anxiety. I have recommended her to several friends and acquaintances.