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I highly recommend Mariann Murphy as a divorce attorney. Mariann handled my divorce in the most professional and efficient manner possible despite it being a very difficult divorce. She was always on time, organized and always available to answer my many questions. Mariann is a very capable negotiator who knows exactly how to manage the court process for the best outcome.


Doreen Neggia helped a difficult process become one of growth for me. I feel so blessed to have met her when I did.  She was like a guardian angel to me! Her beauty (both internal and external), wisdom, care and compassion has truly inspired me.  I am a better person for having met her!  And her great sense of humor really helped put a smile on my face, many times when I needed it most! “Thank you” does not seem adequate to convey my appreciation.


I am writing this short note to commend the efforts of Doreen Neggia of your firm because of her involvement in a recent Early Settlement Panel. Doreen was one of two panelists who assisted in the settlement of a rather contentious case. I was impressed with her familiarity with the case and recommendations. I do not believe the case would have been resolved as a result of the panel without Doreen’s assistance. I very much admired her straightforward approach to the case and believe that she saved the parties possibly tens of thousands of dollars and many additional months of acrimonious litigation.  Too often, attorneys think nothing of offering criticism about something or someone. I firmly believe that a compliment should be offered more readily than a criticism and Doreen certainly deserves it!


I am the mother of a recent client of Doreen Neggia. My daughter had an extremely difficult time facing her marital problems and divorce. Doreen has been just wonderful working with my daughter. She has managed to assist her in facing the realities of her situation with patience and compassion. Prior to my daughter’s initial visit with Doreen, she actually consulted with another attorney, and came away from the situation overwhelmed and confused. Doreen however, managed to comfort her and yet help her to understand all of the ramifications of her situation. I have also had the opportunity to speak with Doreen, when I was following up on some information for my daughter. Doreen was most agreeable and extremely informative. She walked me through the steps I needed to follow in order to support my daughter in this endeavor.  Too often, communication only occurs when there is a problem, and I feel strongly that in this case the communication should be made letting you know the quality of Doreen’s work and client interaction.


I’d like to take the opportunity to give some feedback on my experience with one of your BEST lawyers. I truly am honored to have met and had her represent me. Doreen Neggia represented me in my DCPP case since September of 2016, and presently still answers my calls and texts. I can honestly say I have never met a more committed, knowledgeable, passionate, and selfless lawyer! Doreen was always completely available to me when I had questions or concerns, she fought for me and my rights as a mother, and pushed me harder when I wanted to completely give up hope. She always had my best interests in mind, always prepared me for the next court hearing or meeting with DCPP, and she always spoke to me with respect and genuine concern. Doreen has seen me at my absolute worst, and never judged me, she has always treated me with the utmost care and consideration! She’s hands down the best lawyer I’ve ever had, I would highly recommend her services to anyone with custody/ legal child issues. I have grown to love her as a person, as well as a strong, powerful woman, and I owe her the world for everything she has done for me and my daughter! I truly couldn’t have chosen or requested better representation, and I fought to keep her as my lawyer when they wanted to give my case to another counselor. I cannot say enough good things about this woman, she’s truly a blessing to the community, the court, and most importantly my family. She helped me fight for my child, we were at the point of adoption and terminating my rights, and she fought hard for me and I did everything in my power to regain full custody of my daughter again.. and we won! I will forever be indebted to her and truly am grateful for her. I will never forget how much she cared, how hard she worked, how many times she made me believe in myself… if it wasn’t for her encouragement and her determination, I’m not sure I would’ve gotten my daughter back. Thank you for sending me such a wonderful lawyer, woman, and in my opinion, a supreme blessing!


A divorce is like a storm. Some are more like a strong thunderstorm, while others are more akin to a hurricane or tsunami. They’re all tough, but some are certainly more extreme than others. Everyone should have an attorney who can think fast on her or his feet, but also has integrity and compassion. It’s especially vital when your divorce is more like a tsunami. Mariann helped navigate me through the divorce process and fought for me and my son. I’m lucky to be able to call her a friend.


Mariann was extremely helpful to the mediation process. She was honest, fair, and non judgmental. My experience with her made a painful situation easier to get through. I have and will continue to recommend her to others who find themselves in a position where mediation is an option.


After 20 years of marriage I was completely broken having to face a divorce. I went to 4 different attorneys with a girlfriend who acted as my eyes and ears to help me since my head was still spinning. I felt I could not make a good call on my own. Peter stood out from the rest to both me and my friend!

He was compassionate and put no pressure on me to move forward, in fact he encouraged me to try to work it out between me and my ex if we could. I took his advice and unfortunately I could not get through to my ex, so I hired Peter. Between him and his staff (Jen is the best) they not only handled my divorce but were a huge support for me during this horrible time in my life. I would highly recommend Peter! Not only will you get a great attorney, you will also gain a great friend!

-Julie Y.

I retained Peter Laemers after he was highly recommended by another attorney. It was the best choice I made for my case. Peter and his staff helped me through every step of my divorce, which turned into a lengthy and difficult process. He was genuinely committed to protect both my and my children’s best interest. Anytime I had questions or concerns, Peter provided reliable and informed answers and recommendations.

Over the course of the 6 years I have relied on Peter to represent me, he and his staff have become more than just my attorneys, I now consider them close friends. Their compassion and sincere concern for their clients accompanied with their professionalism, knowledge and experience sets Peter and his office apart from every other attorney.

-John S.

Over the course of the three years I needed representation, Laemers, Murphy & Neggia definitely put two myths to rest; one being that the only people that make out in a divorce are the lawyers and the courts; and the second is that I would be left with nothing and forced to work multiple jobs to make unreasonable alimony and child support payments.

I still remember my first court date and the Judge repeatedly stating “denied without prejudice” to all of my ex-wife’s excessive demands. That was made possible by the extensive knowledge of Peter Laemers. Peter and his team became more then my legal team. They became friends where I knew as much about their families as they knew about mine; again something I never expected when I came knocking on Peter’s door.

In January 2016, we were scheduled to begin trial but still discussing settlement. I admit I was worried, I never though settling was possible. But after discussing settlement terms with the other attorney, Peter came into the room with his usual smile and explained the offer.

I was shocked as he negotiated a better settlement than I could ever dream of; no alimony and a lowered child support payment I could actually afford. I should have known Peter never gives up. And he did it all by not taking advantage of me and my desperate situation and actually charging fees that I could well afford. I had to call his assistant, Jennifer, a few days after the final hearing just to make sure that nothing was left out of the final bill and to make sure my three year nightmare was really over.

– Bill C.

I initially choose Laemers, Murphy & Neggia simply because of its location to where I was living at the time. This turned out to be one of the greatest decisions that I have ever made. I had recently become separated from my husband and was in need of legal advice along with a lot of emotional support. Peter’s office offered me both of these qualities from the very first moment that I walked into his office. Peter, along Jennifer, Peter’s paralegal, all handled my divorce with the utmost professionalism while still showing that they cared about me as a person.

Through each and every step of the process, they were there to explain it all to me, multiple times if necessary, assuring me that it would all turn out alright, and they were right, it did. About five months after my divorce was finalized, I was in need of legal advice once again. I called the office to find out if they could help me with the closing of a house that I was hoping to purchase. Sure enough, that was handled exactly the same way my divorce was, and I am now living happily in my own home.

-Laura A.