City of New York



"Very sharp & direct. Awesome Lawyer to have."

"Michelle is amazing! She is friendly, professional, and a pleasure to interact with."

"Quality, Customer Service, Offerings, Timeliness. Best lawyer and team!"

"Ms. Gutfriend was helpful and gave good recommendations. She was punctual and put some of my fears to rest."

"It was a better experience than I had anticipated. Although I was a bit anxious and may have interrupted a few times talking out of turn, you were patient with me. Thank you kindly."

"I called your law office today to inquire about setting up a consultation down the road pertaining to the custody matters of my child. I was warmly greeted by Michelle, who not only went above and beyond addressing questions I had, she was also extremely polite. I have been shopping around all morning to get some simple questions answered in regards to a custody case I just finished with my daughter's mother. I will no longer utilize the law firm who represented me before, and I can and will promise when I reopen the case, as there are still some things I would like to see amended, I will be coming to you guys because of her. I hope this email reaches you and you can recognize Michelle, its rare that you find people who genuinely look to help people. Thank you for having someone so amazing on your staff!"

"Ava Gutfriend is the best of all the best. I am currently using her services. She represents me for custody and child support. If your looking for a kick-ass lawyer then get Ava. She understands and cares about her client. She advises her client in achieving the best possible result. She puts the kid's needs first and as a mother, that’s what matters the most. Will definitely recommend her to friends, family, and coworkers. Ava, the no-nonsense lawyer."

"After researching to find a great lawyer, Ava was the best choice in every way. From the moment I met Ava and explained my case, she made me feel so comfortable. Ava was so sure on winning me this case, that I trusted her in all that she said and did. I was going for guardianship for my grandson and she got me custody. Talk about winning. Ava Gutfriend is the way to go when you need a great lawyer. She answered all my calls, questions and if I needed to meet with her, she made herself available. I will recommend her to everyone. Thanks, Ava for always putting me at ease and mostly for granting me the rights to protect my grandson in every way. You are the best in every way, as a lawyer, a professional, and a great person. Thank you and God bless you"

"The best! She is great, I always will recommend her to anybody. She helped me with my case and she kept it real with me. I thank her so much for the help. When you're in need, don't think about it go for her, she a fighter."

"Ava is really great at what she does. She has always been patient and explained anything I had questions about. Her assistant is also amazing as well. Seriously love her services skills and knowledge in the field. She's amazing. 5 star rating it is from me."

"Not all diamonds are forever. And if things get ugly, you'll find yourself like me - trying to navigate a court system steeped in dysfunction, racism and unconscious bias. A place where cases seem to be adjudicated by fiat. The fact is we are not represented equally and it's on you to find excellent counsel. Ava has the reputation (she's a fighter), recency (she knows all the players) and the experience (30+ yrs) to successfully represent you. An institution is only as good as the people who work within it and Ava excels where others fail. The system works when you hire competent, ethical counsel. You wanna win? Hire Ava."

"Hands down the best child custody attorney! Compassionate, caring and years of experience. She made our family feel at ease with her leading the charge in our granddaughter's child custody case. With years of experience and passion for children's rights she has made our family feel that she was not only the right choice but the best!"