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Joanne Reisman

Joanne Reisman’s reviews

     3.5 stars 3 total

Review Joanne Reisman
  • Charged a lot of money but did nothing to resolve my situation

    1.0 star

    Anonymous review posted on

    I came to this lawyer with a complicated divorce case. She charged a lot of money upfront and promised to help me. After that she started being sketchy with her advice and changing her proposed course of action almost every time we spoke. After I tried to clarify what she was going to do she yelled at me saying that it was cheaper for me to email her instead of calling. Then she said I should postpone my divorce all together for undefined period of time. I could not get any answers out of her about what she was going to do to help me.
    At the end she did absolutely nothing in court -- didn't file a single form for me and didn't help resolve any issues with my now ex-spouse. I gave up trying to contact her and hired a different lawyer.

    Joanne Reisman’s response: “This may be a fake review. I can't think of any divorces I have had in the 1 - 3 year period prior to 2013, that fit the facts of what this person is saying, especially one where a client went over to a different attorney before the case was over. That would have involved filing a substitution of attorney with the court where the divorce case was pending and I don't believe I have had any cases where that happened around the time of this 2013 post. Also, you can't "postpone" a divorce once it is filed in the court. The court has a definite time line that they push attorneys to meet on active cases. If a case hadn't been filed I wouldn't have been charging a client for more than a single consultation - I don't normally get money up front for a case that is not going forward in the court. In fact, around 2013 and just prior to that, I was working on Personal Injury cases and related appeals so I would have handled very few divorce cases during this time. None of what this person has written makes any sense. This may be a false review from someone that was never truly a client of mine. Perhaps it was someone that came in to speak to me once about their case, paid for that consultation and we never moved forward with the case so they went to another attorney. I would be happy to address this persons concerns if they want to post more specific information so I can more accurately respond.”
  • Very precise advice well researched

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Art

    Joanne has consulted and helped immensely on more than once. Last time I used her services it was regarding insurance and international travel, she has a wealth of knowledge and experience.

  • Thanyou for response on Avvo

    5.0 stars

    Posted by johnso116

    Thank you so much for your quick response to my sister having a stroke w/o will or POA. Since the eldest son is here from overseas, it was a great comfort to discuss his options with him. We spent most of Sunday with the family and my sister...she passed quietly in her sleep early Monday morning...once again...thank you so much..