Amazing help and information!!!!
Mr. Steven Warren Smollens was very helpful and informative!!!!! I wish I had money to hire him as my personal lawyer!!!! I have great faith with him I can definitely win in any court!!!! I’m am extremely grateful for his kindness and help!!! God bless him always!!!!
- Yahaira Fernandez
Thank you for your prompt advice
Mr. Smollens responded to my questions with detail and a genuine disposition to help. Thank you for taking your time to answer my questions.
I am very grateful for Mr.Smollens legal advice and i thank him for taking the time to message me back. Thank you for everything and thank you for having this website.
- Janice merchan
Excellent concise answers!
He explained in lay person terms exactly what I needed to do. The fact that he practices in New York too is a plus, so he knows exactly what goes on there. As a first time AVVO user I didn’t expect such a thorough truthful response for free! You are doing a good thing helping poor folk like us that are not able to retain attorneys. Thank you AVVO and thank you Steven for taking the time out to help me. I will be reaching out to the landlord and L &T Court equipped with what to say;)
Gave me recommendations. I consider would be good hiring him.
Felt hopeless since this is a first time experience?!
He made me heard.
- Ross Peters
tenant rights and bad check.
Attorney Steven was very helpful and responsive in his advice.
Very responsive attorney
Mr. Steven Smollens is very quick and responsive to questions on the AVVO website. His advise is very much appreciated. I would have love to retain him as my attorney but he recommend to retain a lawyer in my county for the benefit of commute and cost. I have a lot of respect for his honesty.
- Staten Island home owner
Mr Smollens took the time to answer my questions and even reviewed my lease for a proper answer. He was very prompt and knowledgable. I would highly recommend him.
Helped During a Difficult Roommate Situation
Mr. Smollens was courteous, concise, and quick to respond.
I had a cotenant with multiple lease violations that directly impacted me and my girlfriend. She refused to correct her violations after multiple discussions and formal requests. Mr. Smollens was able to clarify the situation so I could get working in the right direction.
I found Mr. Smollens to be a very informative individual and believe that he represents hi;m clients to the best of his ability. Very good to have this individual fight for the underdog.
He provided me with excellent advice in regards to my situation and how to proceed with it. He put my mind at ease helping me to realize this unfortunate event was not my fault and that I was deceived in this entire process. After explaining to the landlord the excellent information I received, he understood but still does not want to comply. Here are the next steps to reach an positive outcome.
Extremely knowledgeable and very kind
Mr. Smollens saved me from a precarious situation in which I found myself after some dubious advise from another attorney. His diligent work set me on the right path and his careful attention to my case solved my problem. He was always responsive to my request in a prompt fashion. I am grateful for his dedication beyond expectation. He is kind, empathetic, professional and very knowledgeable.
Very Clear Advice
Mr. Smollen’s was quick to reply to my question and was very clear in his answer. I appreciate his quick reply and concise answer. Thank you for your time Mr. Smollen’s.
- Jessica Washington
Attorney Steven Smollens Provided Insurmountable Advice
Attorney Steven Smollens helped me with my landlord/co-tenant issue. Within a day, he had provided me thorough analysis and a deep-dive into my lease and any questions I had regarding my issue. His prompt response provided guidance for me during the issue. Mr. Smollen’s willingness to help is a virtue that should be greatly valued and is hard to come by. I am grateful for his help. For anyone seeking advice regarding landlord/tenant issues within NY, Mr.Smollens should be your top contact.
Immediate and Comprehensive Legal Advice
I sought an advisory opinion from Mr. Smollens in regard to a very complex housing matter. Within a single day, and in multiple follow-up communications, he provided me with highly detailed information and advice that resolved all of my questions and concerns. I deeply appreciate his service, and would recommend him to anyone.
Saved from Eviction
I was about to be evicted from my apartment owing to non payment of maintenance by my landlord. Steven advised me to get an order to show cause and by following his adverse I was able to avert disaster. Without speaking to him I wouldn’t have had a clue what to do and would have been homeless by now
Thank you for your amazing advice
Mr Smollen truly helped me yesterday when I was in a mental rut not knowing what to do about an attorney retainer agreement situation that got a bit complicated with my current attorney. Out of all the attornies on here he demonstrated concern, was very responsive and directed me without prejudice on either end.
Thank you so much for your time and dedication and helping people like us who just need a better understanding of the law. Small simple human qualities is what stands out a GREAT attorney from a good one.
Wish I would have found you sooner!
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Mr Smollens went the distance with me in trying to answer some questions that I directed to him but stopped short of being too specific in giving me ” bullseye” answers or advice that a lawyer normally would have done in a lawyer-client relationship. I’m very grateful for his help and commentary, as well as the commentary provided by the other attorneys whenever I use this great AVVO site to get some preliminary guidance in matters involving legal questions that I may have which need to be answered in order to push for satisfactory resolve of issues being dealt with on the consumer level. It would make for a much more efficient site I think to have lawyers review the questions that people ask and if it is in their area of expertize, have them email the person who asked for the help if they are local and after asking a few added questions, give them the opportunity to hire them for counsel if the odds are that they will be successful in finding a timely and positive resolve to the problem. Thank you Avvo and respondent attorneys, keep up the good work.
What you hope a attorney will be.
Mr. Smollens is an excellent attorney. He responds to your inquiries immediately and even works for you during the holidays. He helped me on New Year’s Eve. He helped to put my mind to rest on some issues concerning my landlord’s attempt to evict the entire building. He explained rent stabilization to us and provided us with links and information concerning rent stabilization. I can not recommend him highly enough. He is an asset to the legal profession and I only wish all attorneys had his heart , knowledge and high ethical standards.
I found satisfaction and felt well informed.
Mr. Smollens for the most part didn’t waste my time and responded quickly as well as provided much feed back without any pressure of hire. I think this was due to his knowledge of my well explained but brief issue and situation which made for a non complicated response and he in returned maintained informative with clarity.
I would hire him had I need further assistance and or action taken.
STAYS WITH YOU !!!
MY DETAILS IN WORDING MY QUESTION TOOK SEVERAL TRIES AND MR. SMOLLENS WAS STILL THE FIRST TO HELP ME GET THE PROPER INFO INCLUDED SO HE COULD RESPOND. HE ANSWERED AND GAVE ME A LINK SO I COULD BE AS SURE AS POSS. I THANK HIM FOR HIS EFFORT………..
I received valuable information and good advice
I had a minor question regarding estate of my late mother and received good advice and even call.
We had conversation and in my opinion Mr. Smolens knows the subject. Thank you.
Regarding your questions?
I never hire this lawer, But that option is not available
mr smollens really answered all my questions completely. he was thorough and very helpful. he relieved much of the stress in a tenuous landlord/tenant situation. he took the time to point out specifics, and didn’t just skim the problem in the least.
highly recommended *****
Great Lawyer – fast great responses
This Lawyer is great, he answers questions so fast and is very helpful.
Thanks Mr Smollens!
I found myself in tangled a very serious legal matter. I explained my problem on the site and got an immediate response from Mr. Smollens. He gave me clear and sound advice on the situation and the importance of seeking counsel right away. I am grateful and fortunate that Mr. Smollens took the time to give me sound advice and direction on the matter.
Great and Knowledgeable Lawyer!
Wow, Steven is a great lawyer! He want above and beyond to help me with my landlord/tenant matter. He answered my questions thoroughly and is extremely knowledgeable and diligent.
I would recommend him to anyone.
One in a Million Attorney who cares for his clients
I would add “ditto” to every positive review on this site. Steve Smollens represented me in a tenant/landlord matter in NYC. He negotiated a remarkable settlement for me. I could not have gotten to first base with this case without him. His expertise was obvious from the first phone call to him. It was also immediately apparent that he was on my side and didn’t hesitate to evaluate my situation and explain it to me so that I understood it. He is the most “real” attorney I have ever dealt with. A straight shooter, knows his field expertly and put my worries to rest. I would highly recommend him. I appreciated his honesty, integrity and experience and know he would do the same for you.
Talented Lawyer, and a kind indidual!
This is the second time Mr. Smollens has assisted me with my rental apartment. I am just so in awe of a consummate professional who donates his time so kindly. I am in the unenviable position of being a low income tenant which lacks the funding to hire an attorney. Mr.Smollens is fast to respond to my questions, in a clear, concise and non -judgemental manner. His advice to me just could have saved me my home.
Amazing Lawyer and dignified human being !
I really have to say how much faith I have restored in human nature when I see talented professionals, such as Steven, spending their spare time answering questions from people who cannot afford legal help. He has been doing this for 37 years, yet he goes home and answers our annoying questions, just to help us..He is a rare gem, and it speaks volumes about his character.
That said, may I also add, that he answers the questions without delay, without judgement, and very clearly and informatively.
Yes, in a world where we idolize the Kim Kardashians of the world, where is the praise for the real heroes like Steven Smollens?
Needless to say I am a very grateful fan.
The Best Attorney Answers EVER!
Attorney Smollens should be awarded for his great ability to answer questions accordingly. We had hired an attorney of no use but I went on Avvo.com and discovered Attyn Smollens who answered every question and he was on the money. Many thanks Attny Smollens, you are a great Attorney.
- Rhonda Rogers
A brilliant lawyer who does not miss a detail
I worked with Steve for over 10 years on a real estate issue that was utlimately resolved in my favor. He is incredibly smart and has an uncanny memory for even the smallest detail. I would not have won my case without Steve. For example, I had interviewed a number of lawyers before I chose him to represent me. But Steve was the only one who immediately spotted a key fact in the evidence. It was that very fact that enabled me to win my case! I highly recommend him.
Very Knowledgeable and straight to the point and he really knows he work .
A truly great lawyer
Steve has steered us in the right direction for over 8 years now. He has never promised something he couldn’t deliver and remains quietly confident. Having him on your team truly makes you breathe easier — he has a way of putting your mind at ease in a theatrical, compassionate way that I now look forward to.
By far the best attorney I’ve worked with
I would absolutely recommend Steve to anyone seeking legal advice.
An outstanding Landlord/Tenant attorney, Steve knows the ins and outs of every court and agency dealing with residential and commercial properties in and around New York City. He has represented me in longstanding litigation against my landlord and successfully mapped a strategy on day one that we have followed without major hiccup or deviation.
Steve has the ability to seamlessly interweave the facts and circumstances of the case before him with statute and case law. His writing style is both succinct and conversational, as such, his papers read as common sense supported by the law.
In oral arguments, Steve is equally formidable. Steve can effectively use an economy of words to allow the other side to box themselves in, or, when called for, Steve can be forward leaning and vocifierous.
It is not enough for an attorney to just know the law. That said, years of experience have given Steve enormous insight into the machine of the court system. This particular talent could be described uncharitably as “gamesmanship.” Steve has an uncanny ability to read a judge, to see the strengths and weaknesses of the other side, to set the proper pace for a case, and he knows when to extend an olive branch, when to be jocular, and when to steamroll opposing counsel.
WIth respect to communication, Steve has always been responsive and has kept me in the loop with respect to the arguments he wants to employ. In addition to keeping me informed as to what he has done, or intends to do on my behalf, Steve has also been able to manage my expectations. I would consider myself a fairly demanding client, so this is no easy feat.
In the final analysis, I do not believe any other attorney could have represented me as well as Steve has done. My endorsement in unequivocal.