Testimonials

"I turned to Enrico after spending my entire savings on a larger and completely ineffective firm in Philadelphia with no results. After a year of no progress on my divorce, I was exhausted and angry. Enrico heard me out and immediately jumped into action with an aggressive approach. He was empathetic toward me, but operated with zero sympathy for the other side. It felt so good to have someone finally and truly be my ally! Anyone going through a divorce can understand how defeating and discouraging the entire process can be. I was at a point where I didn't want to fight my husband anymore - I just wanted it to be over, and I was conceding far too much. But Enrico went in swinging and demanded more for me than I ever thought to ask for. And he got it. He accomplished more in four weeks than the other firm had in 12 months. He let me make the final decisions, but always encouraged me to push for what I wanted and deserved. I came out with a fair settlement that I was very happy with.

I always communicated directly with Enrico, and he returned my calls and emails with incredible speed. No frivolous invoices billing me for making photocopies or other ridiculous crap. Efficient. Aggressive. I highly, highly recommend him!"
-Kristin P.

"I was at my wits end, near penniless after a year long custody battle only to be dragged into court again for unfounded, untrue and baseless claims in thinly veiled attempts to diminish my custody time. I contemplated defending myself in court but realized quickly that I was in over my head and that while it may be expensive, hiring a true litigator was my only hope. I prayed feverishly about it and started searching for lawyers in the area. Thank God I found Maria Testa and Testa & Pagnanelli. I can't possibly say enough good things about Maria. When I say from the moment she took my case I went from a nervous, downtrodden, near beaten former shell of a man to a confident and self-assured client in the matter of a few minutes; you would almost have to see it to believe it. Her command of the courtroom is truly awe-inspiring. I think she actually intimidated opposing counsel to the degree where any objection or attempt at offense was nullified before she got out of the gate (literally, I saw them stutter and stare at their shoes at one point). I felt at ease and even when I felt like the odds were severely stacked against a divorced Dad seeking equal custody; she never let me feel or see that I had less than a fighting chance. I was confident going in and out of the courtroom BECAUSE my attorney was Maria Testa. As kind to her clients as she is knowledgeable about family law, she became like family. So much so that if I have a daughter I'd feel guilty if I didn't at least consider the name Maria. In all honesty, I have never seen a more capable and relentless lawyer take on the pursuit of true justice the way she did. And I will forever be grateful for the hard work she put in."
-Dominic D.

"Excellent attorneys. I highly recommend Mr. Pagnanelli. He is ethical, reasonable and extremely competent. I hired Mr. Pagnanelli to clean-up the mess created by my previous divorce attorney. After wasting years getting no where in negotiations with my prior attorney (and thousands of dollars), it took Mr. Pagnanelli just a few weeks to quickly and efficiently end my divorce on good terms. I was very happy with the result and with his effectiveness in negotiation."
-Paul T.

"Maria is refreshingly fierce in court - she zealously, steadfastly and most importantly, SUCCESSFULLY protected my interests in a very nasty divorce. She came well-recommended by my general counsel when I was faced with a divorce - and that recommendation was well justified. Her communication is excellent, often I got a reply within minutes of emailing her. She was always willing to answer questions, offer constructive advice on dealing with any issue that arose. She made it her business to be well-informed about every aspect of my case.

Maria excels at research and brings an encyclopedic knowledge of the law to the table. At every turn of my divorce and custody case, she developed solid and well-considered strategies for dealing with the other side and she and her team handled every situation with finesse, professionalism and acumen. She is a suberb legal writer and a tiger in the courtroom - a consumate professional. Additionally, while Maria is always a professional jurist, she also gets to know and care about her clients and the peculiarities of each childrens' case. This is a quality that not many attorney's have and I really came to appreciate it in Maria.

Lastly but far from least, Maria's fees are extraordinarily reasonable - especially when you consider the level of service and skill she provides. I have paid other attorneys far more for far less results. Her retainers are both affordable and flexible, which is very helpful while fighting a divorce.

All in all, she is a five star attorney you can hire at a three star price and I recommend her and her team without any reservation whatsoever. If you need a lawyer to help you in a divorce or custody dispute, Maria is definitely the one to call."
-Andrew G.

"I hired Mr. Pagnanelli to handle my divorce. He had been referred to me by a friend who is also an attorney, but who practices in a different area of law. Mr. Pagnanelli did a fantastic job in handling a complex divorce, a very contentious custody trial and our various support proceedings. He was fair and upfront with what to expect in the divorce and with what tactics to use in achieving results. Mr. Pagnanelli told me from day one that his goal was to settle the case and not run up the bill. He was true to his word. Unlike most attorneys, who in my experience try to file motion after motion when a simple negotiation can resolve the case, Mr. Pagnanelli actively sought to negotiate a settlement from day one and I really appreciate his work. Great attorney."
-John B.

"Maria is an outstanding attorney who puts the needs of the client first. She has an excellent knowledge of family law and is always available, even on weekends and at home after the birth of her baby. She is honest, compassionate and knows the system. She treats the client with respect and always has time for questions or concerns. I could not go through the difficult circumstances of my divorce without Maria.

These women have helped me through some very challenging times. I have the utmost respect for them. I wish them the very best and am certain that they will achieve their goals through hard work and compassion."

I secured Ms. Testa as my divorce attorney after strong recommendation from a previous client of hers. Immediately, upon meeting her for the first time, I knew I wanted to secure her as my legal representative. For her firm's reputation and high caliber of performance, I found her to be more than fairly priced. Not only is she timely and responsive, but she is well-known and respected in the court system. She is articulate and detailed with every filing she has made for me, and she is very good at explaining complicated legal issues so that I can understand them. Her knowledge of divorce law is impeccable, and when I've gone to court with her, you can see the good rapport she has with fellow lawyers, court personnel and Judges. I should also mention that her success rate has got to be amongst the best because she has won every argument I've had in court and I've been the defendant! My mind is at ease with her as my attorney. I HIGHLY recommend Ms. Testa if you need a top-notch professional!
-Heather, a divorce client