Testimonials

Sotiria Makrogiannis has represented me for the past six years.  She has been incredibly helpful to me during stressful times over the years and has always been readily available to me.  She has worked tirelessly for my child and for me, inside the courtroom and out, and has been extremely knowledgeable in every aspect of Family Law. I would undoubtedly recommend Ms. Makrogiannis and the attorneys at Bielan, Miklos & Makrogiannis for all Family Law matters.  Her assistance has been invaluable to me.

 -U.P. from Manville, New Jersey


I was referred to Bielan, Miklos, & Makrogiannis, P.C. by a reputable law firm to help me with my heavily contested divorce matter. I could not have been directed to someone better. The firm surpassed my every expectation. They are professional, genuine people that put their clients needs first and go the extra mile in making sure to cover all possibilities. They came up to speed in my case in no time and gave sound realistic advice. They did everything humanly possible to settle my dispute and prevent my case from going to trial. Unfortunately, due to circumstances out of our control and the litigious nature of my adversary, we ended up going to trial. During trial, Ms. Bielan and her firm stood out professionally and strategically. Even though time was not on their side as they took my case at the 11th hour, they took control of the situation and dominated every argument made. The outcome of the trial resulted in a very rare win where a single father got custody of his minor daughter. Bielan, Miklos, & Makrogiannis, P.C. were able to find me fairness in a very complicated and costly judicial system. Thank you.

-A.L. from Hoboken, NJ.


"My attorney Ms. Miklos is very professional, good personality, a caring person who listens to her clients needs, has an excellent, outstanding demeanor in representing her clients. She’s an asset to your institution. The staff are great. Keep up the good work!"

-A.C. from Ridgefield, NJ


Jessica, I wanted to thank you for everything you do to help me. I have been in the business before you were born and probably even before you were thought about. Over these years I have met a variety of people, some I would like to forget and some I will remember for the rest of my life. You, I will remember for the rest of my life as a person that is a true professional in your work, but as I like to put it, "you use your resources as a tool to build and not destroy." Several times I have had my borrowers tell me their attorney liked dealing with you and sometimes I have had the attorney tell me themselves. I truly thank you for the hurdles you have jumped over and the back flips you did (and am sure the tongue biting you had to do on some occasions)to make things happen- not to mention the extra time you gave on transactions that borrowers were never aware of.

-K.O. from Hoboken, NJ


Even though going through a divorce was a difficult time in my life, the attorneys at Bielan, Miklos & Makrogiannis assisted me with confidence and experience. Ms. Bielan was very prompt in returning my calls or email, and if she was not available, her partners would respond, as they were all familiar with my case. When we went to trial, the opposing attorney was no match for Ms. Bielan. Ms. Bielan negotiated an agreement which was very beneficial to me. I would highly recommend the services of Bielan, Miklos & Makrogiannis to anyone going through a divorce or family dispute.

-A.M. from Bergen County, NJ


A little more than two years ago I had a consult visit with Ms. Makrogiannis at Bielan, Miklos & Makrogiannis for a divorce. My case was rather involved, emotional and required many court appearances. Each request that I made of Miss. Makrogiannis was executed to exact standards. Never once did I have to wait for a response, nor did I ever have any question that was not answered fully and in a way that I clearly understood.  My questions and concerns were always answered and addressed, and complex issues were explained and options presented so, together, we could decide the best resolution for my situation.

I feel that without Sotiria on my case I could have never gotten the decision that allowed me to raise my sons with their best interest as my utmost priority. I think of Miss Makrogiannis as one of the people who made what was a terrible situation better by being available and attentive to my needs as  her client.  You can trust Sotiria because she works with you on a plan and executes flawlessly while keeping me informed. Not only did she handle my case with promptness and extreme efficiency, Sotiria skillfully managed my emotions, the law, and my schedule to ensure that we moved this process along. Her skills gave me the comfort and confidence that we would get a satisfactory judgment (which we did)! I would highly recommend Miss. Makrogiannis and her firm to anyone who is need of an aggressive yet caring divorce lawyer, who will take the time to listen and explain all the options and not look to run up fees intentionally by dragging out cases.  Sotiria Makrogiannis has managed one of the most stressful and emotional decisions in my life with the utmost degree of professionalism. Your advice, from both a legal perspective as well as an emotional one, helped me move on in my life.  I sincerely appreciate everything you did to guide me through the process. Thank you is the least I could say to you and your team.

 -V.S. from Bayonne, New Jersey.


Dear Ilene, Thank you so much for helping me re-gain control of my life. I'm so excited about all the possibilities.

-A.V. from NJ


"Hi Judy... We just want to wish you Happy Holidays and send a huge thank you for all that you and Paula do for us and for all your consideration. We never expect what you have extended to us and just want to thank you for everything. Wishing you and your family a great holiday weekend and sending big hugs!"

-L.M. from Paramus, NJ


Client Comments:

Every client at Bielan, Miklos, & Makrogiannis receives a survey once the matter is completed. The surveys are anonymous.  Here are some of the comments we have received with the survey:

"I know this law firm fights for the right reasons. You are the best, keep up the great work you do."

"I was well satisfied with you. I want to thank you for your great support and representation. Thanks again."

"Thank you so much for your help and dedication with my case. I really appreciate how you took my problem at heart and gave me strength and courage at a time when I had almost lost both. You are an exceptional lawyer, inspirational woman and a very ethical human being. I do believe if more lawyers were like you, the world would be a better place."

"If you have any problems, this is the law firm to go to. Thanks!"

"Keep the midsize firm look but keep furnishing the best legal counseling with the human hometown touch without becoming the cold and detached high power stuffy lawyers."

"Your entire staff has been wonderful. Thank you so much for your kind and professional attention."

"You were extremely helpful and welcoming. I 'found' you through a recommendation."

"I can't thank you enough for your understanding, kindness and professionalism."

"110% Happy with services received from your office." 

"Telephone calls were always returned promptly with the right information. The law was explained clearly. There were no surprises because the homework was done beforehand. We were both very pleased."

"Your firm was probably the most helpful and responsive I have ever encountered. Thank you."

"Sotiria Makrogiannis was excellent! She went above and beyond - she met all of our needs - We highly recommend her! Thank you!"