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Recent News and Results of the Firm’s Criminal, Traffic, Matrimonial, Landlord-Tenant and Personal Injury Practice

January 2022

Christopher P. McGuire, Esq. receives LIBN’s Leadership in Law Award

Senior Partner Christopher P. McGuire, Esq. was given the prestigious award of “Leadership in Law” by the Long Island Business News.

The Leadership in Law Award recognizes the recipient’s experience, dedication, hard work, skill, tenacity, and excellence. The annual award is dedicated to individuals who provide leadership in the law and contribute the greater community for Long Islanders.


May 2021

On January 15, 2021, one of our clients was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated (DWI). He reportedly had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .21%, which is more than twice the legal limit. After five appearances for him in court and several motions, however, we were able to get his DWI charge dismissed. Not only will he not be suffering any criminal penalties, but he will also not have a criminal record.


On August 8, 2020, one of our clients was arrested for allegedly drinking and driving. This client took a breath test at the scene and blew a .18% blood alcohol content (BAC), more than twice the legal limit. Our client was arrested, and the prosecutor wanted to put them in jail for ten months. However, attorney Brett Bennett filed a motion to dismiss the case after our client’s right to a speedy trial was violated. The motion was granted, and the client’s case was dismissed and closed.


September 2019

The firm’s client received a speeding ticket (65 mph in a 50 mph zone) out of Brunswick Town Court. The firm was able to reduce this to a parking violation which saved the client 3 points, a higher car insurance quote, and maximum fines. The same client also received another speeding ticket in Tory City Court (56 mph in a 30 mph zone). The firm’s client would have received 6 more points, for a total of 9 points, which would make him responsible to pay a driver assessment fee to the DMV for $500+. The firm was able to reduce this to a second parking ticket.
The firm saved the client additional fees to the DMV and was able to retain the client’s ability to drive.


On a Landlord-Tenant case, the firm represented a client who was blind and disabled. The landlord was looking to evict the client for past due rent. The firm was able to obtain six months to stay on the property and saved the client additional money.


On a criminal matter, the firm represented a client with an exposure of 7 years in an upstate facility and a B felony (sexual conduct with a child less than 13-year-old). We were able to negotiate a please down to D Felony (endangering the welfare of a child) and the client was sentenced to only one year in a local jail, rather than 7 years in a New York State penitentiary.


May 2019

The firm recently resolved a case for a client who was charged with felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation (AUO) case and ten other misdemeanor allegations of AUO because his license contained 67 suspensions. After clearing the suspensions, the client pleaded guilty to two no-point, non-criminal traffic infractions.


The firm negotiated felony drug court disposition that required the client to successfully completed drug court, and the attendant treatment, after which his two B-felony drug possession/sale charges were dismissed.


April 2019

The firm obtained a medical malpractice settlement of $725,000.00 on behalf of a man who had a foreign object in his foot that was missed by his doctor, who neglected to order an x-ray. The neglect resulted in the partial amputation of the man’s foot.


The firm obtained a settlement on the eve of trial in the amount of $250,000.00 for a man injured in an automobile accident. The insurance company initially offered no money on the case.


Christopher McGuire recently had two separate evictions dismissed on written motions. The firm prosecutes and defends hundreds of evictions every year.


Christopher McGuire represented a man sued by his neighbor in Supreme Court for numerous torts. Mr. McGuire submitted a carefully researched lengthy motion and the case was dismissed in its entirety with prejudice.

August 2018

Firm Partner Christopher P. McGuire was interviewed by News 12 Long Island regarding the Central Islip community being awarded a $10 Million grant to help revitalize its downtown.

McGuire & Peláez PC has announced that the firm has changed its name to McGuire, Peláez & Bennett PC to reflect the recent promotion of one of its attorneys, Brett J. Bennett, to Partner.
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December 2016

A client had been charged with more than 12 town violations exposing her to $36,000.00. Mr. McGuire worked on the case for more than 6 months. Last week the entire case was dismissed on Mr. McGuire’s motion.

March 2016

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett continues to obtain excellent results in Family Court. Recently, Mary Peláez, Esq. won a family offense trial where the client was awarded a permanent Stay Away Order of Protection. “We fight hard on behalf of our clients,” Peláez said. “Here, our client feared for her safety. By winning this trial and securing an Order of Protection, we were able to offer her security and peace of mind,” Peláez added. “An attorney is an advocate. We make sure the law works as it should, and we protect our client’s interests. It is fulfilling when a client is pleased that we obtained good results on their behalf,” she said.

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett is pleased to announce that Christopher McGuire, Esq. recently received dismissals on two separate DWI refusal hearings. “When a person is pulled over for Driving While Intoxicated and refuses to submit to a chemical test/breathalyzer, they face not only criminal charges but also civil penalties.” McGuire said. “Here, our clients faced a one (1) year revocation of their driver’s license and civil monetary penalties. By winning the refusal hearings, we were able to save their driver’s license and a great deal of money. They were both very pleased.”

February 2016

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett is pleased to announce the dismissal of a Felony DWI after trial. Christopher McGuire, Esq. had previously secured the dismissal of the charge on motion. An appellate court reinstated the charge and the case was set down for trial. After trial, the case was dismissed and cannot be refilled. “Persistence is everything in this business, and you have to keep fighting for a client in the face of adversity and setbacks. You can never give up if you want the best outcome for your client,” said McGuire. “This was a great victory for our client. Not only was his case dismissed after trial, but our efforts saved him from being convicted of a crime and serving substantial time in prison. He also faced the long terms suspension of his license,” said McGuire. “The client was thrilled,” he added.

Recently Christopher McGuire, Esq. represented Tenants who were being evicted and the Landlord was seeking $18,720.00 in back rent. “After tough litigation and negotiation, we were able to secure the client ample time to move and the forgiveness of all past due rent. Now the client has the time and money he needs to find a new home for him and his family,” McGuire said.

Christopher McGuire, Esq. recently represented a man charged with Criminal Trespass in the 3rd Degree, a class B Misdemeanor, a crime. Mr. McGuire filed a motion with the Court and secured a dismissal. “These were serious charges,” McGuire said. “The client faced up to 90-days in jail and one (1) year of probation. If he had been convicted, this case would have affected this young man forever,” McGuire said. “By winning this motion and having the charges dismissed, we were able to save the client from having a criminal record. The client was very happy.”

January 2016

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett had a busy month in Landlord Tenant Court where Christopher McGuire, Esq. successfully represented numerous tenants and landlords. In one particular case, Mr. McGuire represented a tenant who was being evicted by his landlord. Mr. McGuire made a motion to dismiss the landlord’s petition. The Judge granted the motion and dismissed the petition. “The client was very pleased because he did not owe any money,” McGuire said.

In addition, Mr. McGuire represented dozens of landlords, securing money judgments and prompt warrants of eviction. “It has been a busy month but a successful one,” McGuire added. “I get a lot of satisfaction out of helping client’s navigate through the Court system and help them by securing positive results.”

December 2015

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett represented a client charged with numerous traffic tickets for operating a motor vehicle without a license, along with several other traffic violations. “The Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violations Agency is taking a tough position related to Unlicensed Operators. Prosecutors have been seeking bail and jail time,” McGuire said. Nevertheless, McGuire & Peláez was able to resolve the case by reducing all the charges to the parking tickets. “The client was able to avoid jail time and points on his license,” said McGuire. “The client was very happy our hard work kept him out of jail.”

Christopher McGuire, Esq. recently represented tenants who were being evicted, in a case where the landlord was seeking $39,000.00 in back rent. Mr. McGuire submitted a motion to dismiss the Landlord’s petition of which the judge agreed with Mr. McGuire’s arguments and dismissed the petition. “Our client did not owe the money, and we were relieved that our efforts were successful because he can now find a new home and start his life over,” said McGuire. “They (the family) was thrilled,” he added.

Christopher P. McGuire, Esq. has been chosen by The Irish Echo, the oldest Irish newspaper in the United States, as a Law and Order honoree, for his service to the legal profession. He will be given this prestigious award in January in New York City.

November 2015

A client was accused of committing a family offense against his cousin and Mary Peláez, Esq. presented a strong argument to the judge that the allegations alleged in the petition were false. The judge agreed with Ms. Peláez’ argument and dismissed the petition with prejudice. “This was a huge win for our client because this petition cannot be reopened or retried. Our efforts prevented an order of protection from being issued against him. Once an order of protection is in place, a client is vulnerable to arrest from false allegations, due to Suffolk’s mandatory arrest procedure. We are very happy we could help our client obtain a great result,” said Ms. Peláez.

October 2015

Christopher McGuire, Esq. represented a young man charged with driving while intoxicated. After tough negotiations with a supervisor in the prosecutor’s office, Mr. McGuire secured a reduction of the criminal charges to driving while ability impaired, a traffic violation. “This was a young man who made the wrong decision one night. Hard work and persistence is often the key to a successful outcome, and here we were able to protect the client and save him from having a criminal record. We convinced the prosecutor and the judge to give him a second chance and for that the client was extremely grateful,” said McGuire.

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett recently obtained a $100,000.00 settlement on behalf of a client who was a victim of a hit-and-run. “This young man’s life was forever changed the moment the driver struck him,” said McGuire. “We worked hard to find insurance coverage and our client was compensated for his injuries. It was very rewarding to obtain this result for him and he was thrilled.”

September 2015

On behalf of a corporate client, McGuire, Peláez & Bennett won a motion and secured the dismissal of numerous transportation violations. McGuire said, “We saved the corporation thousands of dollars in fines, protected them from increased insurance rates, and saved their employee’s license. It was a great day for our client.”

August 2015

A client was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. “The client was facing up to one (1) year incarceration, and three (3) years of probation,” said Christopher McGuire, Esq. Mr. McGuire was pleased to have the charges reduced to a violation. “Being an attorney is about helping people,” McGuire said. “We kept him out of jail and from having a criminal record. For me, that is the most rewarding part of my job, making a real difference in a client’s life.”

July 2015

Christopher McGuire recently represented a woman who had been receiving Worker’s Compensation. She was directed to obtain a criminal lawyer by the Worker’s Compensation Judge because the insurance carrier claimed she committed fraud. Mr. McGuire represented her at the hearing and it was determined that no fraud was committed. Furthermore, she was entitled to keep her benefits. “She had done nothing wrong, and I refused to allow her benefits to be taken,” said McGuire.

Christopher McGuire represented a woman charged with a misdemeanor for violating Suffolk County Laws in the operation of her jewelry business. In addition, the Suffolk County Department of Consumer Affairs was acting to suspend the woman’s business license. McGuire, Peláez & Bennett was able to have the criminal charges dropped and to save her County business license. “This was one of my favorite cases of the year,” said McGuire. “This woman hadn’t intentionally done anything wrong, she just didn’t completely understand all of the filing requirements. She was a hardworking woman who spoke little English. Having the criminal charges dropped allows her to legally work and support her family. We also took the time to translate all of the County requirements, so going forward she has no further issues.”

June 2015

A client had been charged with several drug charges, including the top count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree, which is a Class C Felony, punishable by up to 5 1/2 years in prison. After working on the case for more than 10 months, Mr. McGuire was pleased to have the charges reduced to a violation. “The client won’t have a criminal record and can start her life over. This case was particularly rewarding, because our client had never been in trouble before, and I fought hard to keep her from becoming a convicted criminal”, said Chris McGuire.

May 2015

Mr. McGuire secured a reduction of driving while intoxicated to driving while impaired on a refusal case. “The District Attorney’s office usually won’t reduce these charges,” said McGuire. “We were able to secure a reduction by winning the refusal hearing, ordering the minutes, and meeting with a supervisor.” “It takes hard work and persistence to succeed on these cases, but the client was thrilled, and he won’t have a criminal record,” added McGuire.

Mr. McGuire obtained a reduction of a D-felony assault case, to a harassment violation. “I pointed out serious problems with the case to the District Attorney, and we wouldn’t back down,” said McGuire. “As a result, our client won’t have a criminal record and he won’t be deported,” he added.

April 2015

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett is pleased to announce a recovery on behalf of a client in the amount of $530,000.00. The client was injured in an automobile accident and required neck surgery and extensive physical therapy. “We were so happy to secure this victory for our client,” said Christopher P. McGuire, Esq. “He suffered a great deal and to obtain this result for him was rewarding,” he added.

March 2015

Recently McGuire, Peláez & Bennett represented a young man who had been charged with a felony charge of Criminal Contempt, two misdemeanor charges of Criminal Contempt, Loitering on School Grounds, two counts of Criminal Possession of Marijuana, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon. After working on the case for more than eight months, McGuire, Peláez & Bennett secured a non-criminal resolution of the case. “This was a young man who was on the wrong path” said Mary Pelaez, Esq. “We worked with his mother to turn his life around and then convinced the prosecutor and the judge to give him a second chance,” said Pelaez. “It’s particularly gratifying — now his future is up to him,” she added.

January 2015

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett was retained by a home purchaser to secure the refund of his down payment. The purchaser had deposited his life savings towards the purchase of his home. Several months into the transaction, the lender notified the purchaser that he did not qualify for a loan. The Seller’s attorney refused to return the down payment claiming the purchaser was in default. For more than 5 months, the purchasers’ attorney was unable to secure and return his client’s down payment at which point the purchaser hired McGuire, Peláez & Bennett. In less than 2 weeks after the intervention of McGuire Pelaez, P.C., the purchaser received his full down payment back. “This case was so rewarding because the down payment was my client’s entire savings. It was his life’s work. I was so happy to hand him his check,” said McGuire.

Mr. McGuire has been requested to write an article for the Suffolk County Bar Association newspaper on handling criminal cases in the local criminal courts. “I’m delighted to share my experience as a lawyer, judge, and prosecutor, with my colleagues,” said McGuire. The article will be published shortly and will be shared upon publication.

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett are pleased to announce the dismissal of a criminal case on behalf of a client. The client had been charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, a crime. McGuire, Peláez & Bennett submitted a motion to dismiss, and the judge granted the motion. “After getting the case dismissed, we help the client obtain his license. It’s gratifying when you can solve a client’s immediate problem, and then set them on the right path to avoid any future issues,” said Mr. McGuire.

November 2014

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett recently secured a reduction in a felony assault case. The client was a licensed accountant. He had been engaged in an altercation and charged with a felony. After a series of motions and conference with the DA and the Court, the felony charge was reduced to a non-criminal, violation, and the record was sealed. “The client is thrilled”, said McGuire, “because he can get on with his life and have the career he imagined. The best part of my job is attaining second chances for people.” The client had been facing a felony conviction, the loss of his license, upstate prison time, probation, and high fines. “He avoided all of these penalties” said McGuire.

McGuire, Peláez & Bennettrecently represented a landlord in a complex eviction proceeding. After a long and contentious trial, the Landlord prevailed in evicting a problem tenant who had been menacing the landlord. “Now the landlord can start to sleep well at night again”, said McGuire.

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett recently won a custody case for a mother after trial. “Mom was thrilled” said Ms. Pelaez. “These kinds of cases are very stressful for all parties involved. In addition to being an advocate I make sure I spend the time and effort to counsel and assure our clients to help them through a difficult time and process. The client needs to be informed about what is going on with the case, and needs to be reassured that everything will be all right in the end,” said Ms. Pelaez.

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett recently received an award of $240,000.00 on a car accident case on behalf of a client. “The case had been with another firm for several years and the client was dissatisfied. She left that firm and hired us on a recommendation. Within several months we obtained an outstanding result for our client,” said McGuire.

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett recently negotiated a settlement for a tenant. The tenant was being evicted and the landlord was seeking $15,000.00 in back rent and an immediate eviction. Mr. McGuire was able to negotiate 60 days for the tenant to vacate and all back rent was waived. “We got the client more time and saved them a great deal of money”, said McGuire. “They needed money to relocate and the result we obtained gives them a new start.”

July 2014

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett recently had great results on several motions its attorneys submitted in County Court. A felony DWI was dismissed on a motion, and two felony Assault cases were reduced to misdemeanors, in the last several weeks. “We pay attention to our client’s cases, we do the research and put in the time necessary to get good results,” said Christopher P. McGuire, managing partner of the firm. “It shows in the results we obtain,” he added.

June 2014

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett is pleased to announce that Genesis Russell has been employed by the firm as the front office manager. Ms. Russell was the branch manager for Citibank in Central Islip for several years before joining the firm. “Ms. Russell knows the community well. It is critical that support staff provide excellent service to clients, and Ms. Russell’s ability to provide prompt and efficient support to clients is second to none,” said Christopher P. McGuire, managing partner. Ms. Russell had previous experience working as an executive assistant at a law firm, and also managed a Citibank branch in Manhattan. She is responsible for all areas of client support and community relations. Ms. Russell is fluent in Spanish. “She is an important part of our recent expansion, and her experience in residential home loans will invaluable to our clients,” said McGuire. McGuire, Peláez & Bennett plans a major announcement soon about its expanding real estate division.

March 2014

Christopher McGuire recently announced that he retired from his position as Village Justice in Patchogue. “I spent 12 years as a Criminal Court Judge”, said McGuire. “I am extremely proud of my public service, but I0 wanted to be able to devote 100 % of my time and attention to my law practice.” Mr. McGuire adjudicated more than 100,000 cases in his tenure as Village Justice. He taught other judges on legal procedure and record keeping, and was well respected by judges and attorneys alike.

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett is pleased to announce that it obtained a dismissal of an indictment on a felony DWI on March 13, 2014. The client was facing 1-1/3 — 4 years in jail. Christopher McGuire submitted a written motion seeking dismissal of the charges arguing that the evidence presented was insufficient to support the charges. “Our client maintained his innocence and we consistently maintained that the charges were unsustainable,” said McGuire. “We are grateful that the judge agreed,” he added.

February 2014

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett is proud to announce that its attorneys continue to produce good results for its clients. “We have consistently been able to preserve our client’s licenses; particularly those in danger of losing them due to multiple traffic infractions. We fight hard on behalf of our clients, handling in excess of 150 criminal and traffic cases per month,” said Christopher P. McGuire, Esq. “We’ve also been handling more than 50 landlord tenant cases per month, fighting hard on behalf of landlords and tenants to obtain consistent results,” said McGuire.

MMcGuire, Peláez & Bennett also continues to succeed in Family Court. Mary C. Pelaez, Esq., based on her experience and reputation, is proud to announce that she has been appointed by Family Court Judges in Suffolk County to be a Court appointed Law Guardian and Assigned Counsel. Ms. Pelaez handles more than 25 private and assigned cases in the Family Court on a weekly basis, representing litigants in matters of Support, Custody, Visitation, Family Offenses, Neglect, Abuse, and Delinquency proceedings. “I get a lot of satisfaction out of helping clients in these difficult cases,” said Ms. Pelaez. “Families are often seriously stressed when they arrive in Family Court. I fight hard for good results, at the same time trying to provide calm and reassuring practical advice. Family Court is a difficult place to practice, but I love what I do because I can make a difference in the lives of so many people,” said Ms. Pelaez.

November 2013

A client was charged with speeding 120 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone (11 points), reckless driving (a crime), failure to signal lane change, and operating out of class. Christopher McGuire was able to obtain a resolution of the case that involved the client obtaining a 3 points speeding ticket and all other charges were dismissed. “We kept our client out of jail, saved his driver’s license and prevented him from having a criminal record. He was very happy,” said McGuire.

September 2013

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett is pleased to announce that partner Mary C. Pelaez recently won a contentious adoption trial in Family Court. Ms. Pelaez represented a father seeking to invalidate the recent adoption of his child. The client/father was never informed by the mother 1). that he was the father of their child; and 2). that she had put the child up for adoption. In an uphill battle, Ms. Pelaez brought a proceeding in Family Court seeking to invalidate the recent placement and adoption with adoptive parents, and to have the child placed in the custody of the father. After a contentious trial, the Court agreed with the position advocated by Ms. Pelaez, invalidated the adoption, and ordered that the child be placed with the father. “The father in this case had a right to contest this adoption and to seek to raise his child on his own. I am so pleased that we were able to give him chance to do just that,” said Ms. Pelaez.

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett is pleased to announce that Ms. Pelaez also recently won a trial in the Landlord Tenant Court.  On behalf the owner of a home, McGuire, Peláez & Bennett commenced a proceeding to evict a family member who had ceased paying rent.  The family member was represented by an attorney for Nassau Suffolk Law Services.  The respondent tenant argued that she had a constructive trust. The judge agreed with Ms. Pelaez’ argument that a landlord tenant relationship existed and that the family member failed to pay the rent on time, ordering that the tenant be evicted. “The landlord has a mortgage to pay, and when a tenant stops paying rent, even if that tenant is a family member, it has dire consequences for the owner.  I’m so glad we could help this client,” said Ms. Pelaez.

July 2013

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett had a busy day in a Landlord Tenant case during one day in July. Out of five cases, three proceeded to trial. Christopher P. McGuire, Esq., represented two landlords and one tenant in those trials. McGuire was successful in all three cases, obtaining money judgments and warrants of evictions for his landlords, and a dismissal on the case wherein he represented the tenant. The other two cases Mr. McGuire successfully resolved through negotiations. “It was a long day but a good one because we helped a lot of clients,” said McGuire.

June 2013

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett announced that it recently a speedy eviction for a landlord in Islip Town. “The tenant wasn’t paying the rent and was damaging the landlord’s property.” “We moved swiftly to evict the tenant, obtained a money judgment for the landlord, and saved his property”, said Christopher McGuire, partner with the firm. McGuire, Peláez & Bennett represents landlords and tenants throughout Suffolk and Nassau counties every week.

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett announced it again obtained the dismissal of a criminal case on behalf of a client charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a motor vehicle.

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett announced it won a trial in Family Court. A father had been accused of committing family offense against his stepdaughter. “The charges were false and appear to have been manufactured to obtain an order of protection for the purpose of “evicting” the father from the home.”, said Mary Pelaez, partner with the firm. Through a vigorous cross examination of the daughter, Ms. Pelaez convinced the judge that the charges were unsustainable and the case was dismissed.

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett announced that Christopher McGuire received a dismissal for a client of a refusal hearing on a DWI. The client had been in an accident and was charged with DWI. He faced a one year revocation of his license. As a result of the cross examination of the arresting police officer, the judge closed out the hearing in favor of the defendant.

May 2013

McGuire and Pelaez secured a $25,000.00 payment each for a husband and wife injured in an automobile accident. “We secured the maximum from the insurance carrier for the offending motorist,” said Christopher McGuire. “We are now pursuing the excess coverage available to obtain additional monies for the couple.”

April 2013

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett recently obtained $25,000.00 each for a husband and wife who were rear-ended in an automobile collision. “This will help make this couple whole,” said Christopher P. McGuire, partner with the firm. “Now we are going to seek to recover additional monies from a supplemental insurance policy to further compensate them for their injuries.”

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett won a refusal hearing on 4/30/13 on behalf of a client on a DUI case. “In winning this hearing, we saved our client a great deal of money, and he avoided a 1-year revocation of his license,” said McGuire.

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett won a motion and secured the dismissal of a case against a corporate client facing over $10,000.00 in fines for transportation violations.

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett won a motion to dismiss a case against a client charged with a Misdemeanor for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation. “The dismissal means our client will not have a criminal record, her license and insurance will not be affected, and she will not have to pay any fines,” said McGuire.

February 2013

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett is pleased to announce that it recently obtained a $1.75 million dollar award on behalf of a client for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. The client had been involved in a head on collision wherein the offending driver had crossed over a divider causing severe and permanent injuries to the client. “We worked hard to obtain the award by seeking reimbursement from multiple insurance sources. This was a complicated case and it took a substantial effort to obtain this result. We can’t undo our client’s injuries, but we made sure our client was compensated for lost wages and the pain and suffering he had to endure.” said Christopher P. McGuire. “His family’s financial future is now secure, and that makes all our hard work worth it.”

This comes on the heels of last year’s successful prosecution of a personal injury claim wherein a client suffered severe injuries at a work accident caused by an outside contractor. McGuire, Peláez & Bennett secured $1.25 million on that claim on behalf of their client.

September 2012

A client was pulled over in a traffic stop. He was charged with Felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, and speeding (100/55 mph). He faced time in an upstate prison. McGuire and Pelaez was able to secure a reduction in the speeding ticket to 75/55 and to have all other charges dismissed. The client was able to avoid jail, probation, and the case was resolved in a way that left him without a criminal record. And the client’s driver’s license was saved!

A client received an 11 point speeding ticket in Riverhead Town Court (105/55mph). He faced the revocation of his driver’s license. McGuire and Pelaez obtained a dismissed of the ticket on a motion.

August 2012

A defendant was charged with Driving under the Influence of Drugs and Possession of a Controlled Substance, crimes punishable by a year in jail. McGuire, Peláez & Bennett obtained a reduction of the DUI charge to a violation, and secured a dismissal of the possession charge on a motion. The defendant paid a fine and was able to keep his license.

A corporate defendant was charged with transportation violations that exposed the company to thousands of dollars in fines and a suspension of its registration. The case was dismissed on a motion submitted by McGuire, Peláez & Bennett.

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett secured a reduction in a client’s 4 point speeding ticket to a no-point parking ticket.

A client was charged with Larceny and faced 1 year in jail and the loss of her future in the military. After a written motion to dismiss was submitted the prosecutor agreed to reduce the charges to a violation, clearing the way for the defendant’s career advancement.

A client was charged with traffic misdemeanors and faced a 1 year revocation of his license. All 5 charges against her were dismissed on a motion.

May 2012

McGuire, Peláez & Bennett were pleased to announce that they were able to secure an outright dismissal on 6 traffic tickets that were pending in a local criminal court on behalf of a client.

“The client was facing jail time and the suspension of his license plus thousands of dollars in fines,” Mary C. Pelaez, a partner with the firm, said. “It was rewarding to obtain such a good result.”

In The News

Firm Partner Christopher P. McGuire was interviewed by News 12 Long Island regarding the Central Islip community being awarded a $10 Million grant to help revitalize its downtown.

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William Garcia
William Garcia
02:40 21 Jun 22
Andres Coronel
Andres Coronel
19:07 31 May 22
Great attorney handeled a case in patchogue village for me reduced to parking ticket did not have to go to court . EXECELLENT SERVICES! Super convenient 🙂
Julio Bustamante
Julio Bustamante
14:40 21 May 22
3 point ticket and license restrictef ticket reduced to parking ticket with a minimal fine. Thank you mr bennett. Will recommend 100% very happy with services.
Xiomara Hernandez
Xiomara Hernandez
20:36 12 May 22
Mary pelaez hizo mi divorcio de principio a final no tuve que preocuparme por nada muy satisfecha y super recomendados estos abogados llevo muchos años usandolos y siempre muy feliz con los servicio
Wendy Bonilla
Wendy Bonilla
01:46 28 Apr 22
The best in the industry friendly and pleasant experience
Angel Garcia
Angel Garcia
19:58 28 Mar 22
Handled a case in oyster bay for me stop sign reduced to a parking ticket with a small fine really happy with the results. Recommended!
Claudia Vasquez
Claudia Vasquez
22:20 22 Mar 22
Carlos Cruz
Carlos Cruz
13:07 19 Mar 22
Los mejores sin dude ninguna.
Carlos Reyes
Carlos Reyes
02:39 14 Mar 22
If I could give these people 10 stars I would! Best in the business, great at the work they do especially the front girls! The one who helped me the most was Merlyn she did a phenomenal job! And great job lawyers keep on going!
Maria Hernandez
Maria Hernandez
03:35 08 Mar 22
Muy satisfecha con la ayuda de el abogado chris me ayudo mucho
Allan Barahona
Allan Barahona
03:30 08 Mar 22
Very professional and helpful attorneys from the minute you go into the consult to the minute they resolve your case. They guide you every step of the way very helpful staff Joanna was very helpful in helping me pay my fines. Thank you!
Bayron Hernandez
Bayron Hernandez
18:27 04 Mar 22
Súper buenos abogados me ayudaron con 3 casos y ya están cerrados con multas mínimas muy satisfecho y agradecido. Gracias por todo.
aamir iqbal
aamir iqbal
17:38 03 Mar 22
Mr McGuire, handled my speeding ticket in 2021 reduced to a parking ticket. I have now received a cellphone ticket and have returned to use him because of the amazing work he does by me always. Amazing services!
Bob Batuyios
Bob Batuyios
00:21 03 Mar 22
Mr. McGuire law firm is one of the best firms in Long Island for landlord and tenant disputes. The staff was very courteous and professional.
Ingri Guerrero
Ingri Guerrero
21:53 25 Feb 22
The best attorneys in town! Mr. Belcastro got my tickets in Nassau reduced ! The girls upfront are so polite and professional. Will recommend to anyone in need of an attorney.
jacson mendoza
jacson mendoza
21:14 18 Feb 22
Los mejores abogados en el area gracias a la señorita daslin y Joanna y merlyn por toda su asistencia y ayuda. Me asistieron en un caso civil y 3 casos de tráfico y siempre me consiguen buenos resultados. Muy satisfecho!
J Hernandez
J Hernandez
15:03 18 Feb 22
Mr Bennett is amazing ! Got my stop sign ticket reduced to a no point parking ticket. Super happy with the results. Hope I never get a ticket again but if I do I won’t hesitate to call this office !
Ronal Luna
Ronal Luna
16:53 17 Feb 22
Natty Lopez
Natty Lopez
03:40 17 Feb 22
Mr. Bennett got my charges dropped to parking tickets and minimal fines. I was so scared and hiring this lawyer really helped me didn’t have to worry about anything. Super happy the staff is very helpful in always answering any questions or concerns.
Madelyn
Madelyn
03:31 17 Feb 22
Excellent experience working with this office on a speeding ticket I got a couple of months ago. Assistants are professional, efficient, polite and kind. They showed genuine interest in helping me when I would call to inquire about my case. I recommended this office to all of my friends and family !
Jenny Garcia
Jenny Garcia
03:20 17 Feb 22
Mr.McGuire is my family attorney has helped me and my family in multiple matters. Including criminal charges dropped down to violations for my brother and my father. We have been using Mr.McGuire for 7 years and since then everytime we have any issue we call him for help. Always recommend to anyone in need of an attorney!
LaTasha Bennett
LaTasha Bennett
04:21 25 Nov 21
juan lopez
juan lopez
14:50 26 Oct 21
Great people they help me the same day, i got a problem with identity theft case and they worked with me with no problem, but before that I went to another firm and without reading my case they ask me for 15,000 dollars and 5000 dollars downpayment for me that was incredible so I went to McGuire and they resolved my problem same day for 500.00 dollars then I understand not every law firm is willing to help you, for all you people instead of going some other lawyers that they only want your money with no results, i will recommend to come here and get the job done
Doris Reyes
Doris Reyes
14:11 04 Oct 21
Me ayudaron a recuperate mi licencia en unas semanas teniendo muliples suspensiones. Muy contenta el señor Mcguire Siempre ase lo que me promete y las chicas alli son muy amables. Sin Duda ninguna si volviese a tener album problems llamaria al señor McGuire.
estefany majano
estefany majano
01:02 04 Oct 21
El Senor chris es muy respetuoso y valora muchos sus clientes yo vine aqui para un ticket y me pudo quitarlo. Las muchachas de ahi son muy amables y siempre me dan las respuestas necesarias. Muchas gracias a Merlyn por siempre ayudarme y darme la informacion q necesitaba de mi caso. Los recomiendo mucho
Kevin Moy
Kevin Moy
22:22 13 Sep 21
Flor Luna
Flor Luna
21:14 13 Aug 21
rosali salvador
rosali salvador
19:29 13 Aug 21
So happy with the services. hired Mr. Mcguire for a Town Violation Dispute and was able to resolve the issue fast and to my favor!
Vanessa Correa
Vanessa Correa
19:14 13 Aug 21
Amazing attorneys!
Derick Pawelski
Derick Pawelski
22:41 23 Jul 21
Pablo Valdez
Pablo Valdez
15:45 06 Jul 21
Muy satisfecho con los servicios. Mi ticket de velocidad reducido a un ticket de Parqueo con un multa muy baja 0 puntos y nunca atendí a corte Joanna y daslin me ayudaron a resolver asta la parte del pago muy contento con los servicios.
Suleyma Hernandez
Suleyma Hernandez
23:52 02 Jul 21
Great attorney he represented me on an eviction matter and did a 👏🏼 great job his staff is amazing very responsive and professional.
lelis hernandez
lelis hernandez
17:57 02 Jul 21
For many months I was very stressed because my tenant was not paying rent or wanted to leave. He was working and refused to pay me. I didnt know what to do and I met up with Mcguire. He was very professional and we started the process. He helped me get my peace back. The girls upfront were always so Nice and professional. They understood my frustration and were always very patience and polite. Joanna and Karen kept me updated and were very helpful. Very humane treatment and not another client.
Jonny Salvador
Jonny Salvador
16:38 24 Jun 21
I found myself in some trouble and called Mr.Mcguire . I got represent by Mr.Bennet and Mrs.Pelaez and was very happy with the outcome on my case. Every step of the way Mr. Bennett always made sure I knew what was going on and helped me feel at ease and not worry about anything. Always recommend to my friends and if I ever find myself in trouble again won’t hesitate to call them again.
Kanisha Allen
Kanisha Allen
18:29 22 Jun 21
They are very professional of handling my case and I’m glad that I called them.
Jonathan Argueta
Jonathan Argueta
01:55 22 Jun 21
This business is the best of the best. I am amazed on how the girls that work there are so good at their job. Especially the girl that attended me her name was Merlyn she attended me with such a positive attitude and was very professional. I am glad that chose to come to this place.
JOSE VIDAL
JOSE VIDAL
01:37 22 Jun 21
El senor Chris fue muy eficiente junto con la senorita que pudo traducir en nuestra consulta. Ellos siempre han estado atentos cuando he tenido tiquets. Chris es un abogado que detalladamente explica que es lo que debemos de hacer en mis casos. Los recomiendo mucho!
the girls are wonderful and so is chris. he was very kind to my family and knew how to handle my speeding tickets. this is the second time they have given me the outcome i’ve wanted. their office is also very clean and beautiful. this firm is great for your legal situations
Anthony A
Anthony A
23:19 21 Jun 21
100% recommend. Everyone was so helpful and I was always informed about the details of my case. The communication was amazing. Chris explained everything really good and gave me a great outcome. The girls there were also very understanding and friendly over the phone.
I recommend this law firm 100%! Mr McGuire was very professional and so was the staff. The girls upfront are very professional and very communicative. From the beginning to the end of my case they were always informing me about what was going on. This law firm is exceptional!
Jordan Grant
Jordan Grant
14:04 14 Jun 21
This is a top flight Law Firm which handles all services. I’ve used there services multiple times throughout the years and have always gotten the results I’ve wanted. Everything is laid out for you and throughly explained and they handle it in court within a few days, followed with follow up emails and calls to make sure your completely satisfied. I have referred multiple people here and I’ll continually refer friends and family here.
Elvis Rubio
Elvis Rubio
00:44 04 Jun 21
Joseph Domaratius
Joseph Domaratius
15:38 02 Jun 21
Shelby Gillman
Shelby Gillman
03:46 27 May 21
Mr. McGuire and Mrs. Pelaez were absolutely incredible along with their staff. I highly recommend!
Cristina Sanchez
Cristina Sanchez
04:21 30 Apr 21
Bryan Roncancio
Bryan Roncancio
19:14 26 Mar 21
Krissy Lester
Krissy Lester
20:53 11 Mar 21
Carmen Amaya
Carmen Amaya
14:35 02 Mar 21
Michael Chiaramonte
Michael Chiaramonte
17:01 26 Jan 21
William erazo
William erazo
23:02 23 Jan 21
Jasmin Lynn
Jasmin Lynn
15:11 19 Jan 21
I hired McGuire's office for a criminal & landlord tenant problem after getting into a little situation with my tenant who enjoys being a pain.He was able to resolve my criminal matter with no problem at all AND without me going to court. He also sent my tenant a notice and he left rather quickly after receiving it. I'm really thankful for their help and highly recommend them to anyone with criminal or tenant problems.
Maddie Loza
Maddie Loza
17:34 11 Dec 20
I needed help with a speeding ticket upstate and they were able to assist me and guide me to reduce my points. Their staff was amazing! Very helpful and respectful, any questions I had they always answered with a good tone and very informative. Thank you guys so much!
Ana Barrientos
Ana Barrientos
05:05 01 Dec 20
Son muy buenos abogados
Mary Palermo
Mary Palermo
19:51 29 Nov 20
Tony R
Tony R
01:32 11 Nov 20
Enith Sulca
Enith Sulca
21:17 25 Oct 20
😂😂
Veronica Salvatierra
Veronica Salvatierra
13:12 06 Sep 20
Julius E
Julius E
03:28 04 Aug 20
Have used them many times, have never failed to deliver as promised, and even aid in the little things.
Ingrid Campos
Ingrid Campos
18:15 30 Jul 20
Accountant
Accountant
20:43 24 Jul 20
My multiple experiences with these attorneys and their staff have all been 5 star! They are professional ,responsive, knowledgeable, polite and get me and my family results! I recommend them highly, especially Daslin Castillo. She is on top of everything and goes out of her way to provide the best service!
Karen Zeffert
Karen Zeffert
22:18 07 Jul 20
Went as emotional support for a friend. Mr. McGuire explained everything simply.
Jarvin Lopez
Jarvin Lopez
21:00 02 Jul 20
Dino Ramos
Dino Ramos
21:56 11 Mar 20
Best lawyers super professionals I highly recommend them
Sindy Lizama
Sindy Lizama
23:41 10 Mar 20
BEST PLACE EVER !!! The girls in the front amazing work definitely would go back again !! Really are so helpful and quick on getting things done thank you so much !!!
Michelle Unda
Michelle Unda
23:45 26 Feb 20
Very professional and helpfull. Joanna is always very courteous and answers all the concerns or questions needed.
Liz mom
Liz mom
22:42 26 Feb 20
I got a speeding ticket, I need an attorney to get the speeding ticket down so that I won't have points o. My license, they brought it down to a parking ticket, I paid a fine and that was it. Thank you so much for the work you had done for me
Emir Hernandez
Emir Hernandez
02:34 24 Feb 20
Recommend 100% got my Misdeamenor charges dismissed very happy with services provided to me since the day I met with Mr. McGuire I felt relieved of all worries. Super happy with services. If I am ever in need of an attorney again I won't hesitate to use them again.
Jennifer Devito
Jennifer Devito
17:01 22 Feb 20
duggan124md
duggan124md
13:44 21 Feb 20
Mistakes can, and will happen in life, sadly this was the case for our family late last November.Seeking proper legal advice and legal representation, at an affordable cost, we began scouting the internet as early as December(2018).We saw a few options closer to our neck if the woods, but none seemed to impress us more than McGuire, Pelaez, and Bennett, which was very accommodating over the phone, and also offered us a free consultation!My husband went in for a meeting with Mr. Bennett, who would eventually become the first lawyer he ever retained, as well as the first legal representation for him.Mr. Bennett was very reassuring from the very first meeting, experienced, straight-forward in laying it all out on the table, trustworthy, and took on our case with maximum care/concern.From that day of a free consultation, my husband came home feeling he was in the right hands, and that his case will be handled well, and a successful outcome would be ours.We kept in touch with our lawyer via phone and email, and he went to court and things unfolded for the best, just as he had said.Our case went before the court, and we had the best possible outcome we could have hoped and prayed for, thanks to this amazing law firm.This has been a fruitful relationship for us, and we highly recommend you, or anyone out there to seek out this firm as the right professional organization, trained, caring and tried and proven law firm to represent you.It is worth it.My husband has been one of the law-abiding bidding, disciplined and careful persons I know, but one driving mistake on the road could have turned a nightmare for our family.Thanks to McGuire, Pelaez, and Bennett, we were spared the worst.
Yomira Avelar
Yomira Avelar
16:02 19 Feb 20
Muy feliz con los resulted tickets despedidos y muy buen service recommended esta oficina
Daniel Miranda
Daniel Miranda
18:23 05 Feb 20
From the first moment I stepped into their office I knew I came to the right place.Christopher a wonderful person and Brett Bennett an Ace of a lawyer.Thank you so much.
Rebecca Innocent
Rebecca Innocent
15:51 30 Jan 20
Recently I was charged with 3 traffic violations which resulted in 11 points on my license. My mother advised me to get a traffic lawyer. I was a little hesitant because of the expense however, I decided to go forward with it. I did some research and found this office and pleasantly surprised with the outcome. Not only where they able to get my violations reduced to parking tickets, they also managed to get me NO POINTS. Astounded by this information, I thanked my mother for advising me to go forth with a lawyer. Thank you so much to Chris and his entire team, they are phenomenal. If you’re facing traffic violations and are looking for the best results, please contact Chris!
evelyn silverio
evelyn silverio
00:35 29 Jan 20
My son who is in special education and I had a Superintendent hearing due to a disciplinary action at his son.I was extremely anxious and confused on how to handle this situation.I spoke to my sister and she referred me to McGuire, Pelaez and Bennett.Mr. McGuire guided us before, during and after the hearing. He made dramatic changes into my son's disciplinary action which helped my son gain back his self esteem and confidence to excel at school.Thank you Mr McGuire
Mirna Castro
Mirna Castro
07:59 28 Jan 20
Great law firm My son was arrested and I needed a lawyer immediately I called around 3 am to my surprise my call was transferred to an attorney which granted me an appointment at 8 am he put me at ease and we were able to be in the court room with legal representation
Mirna Melendez
Mirna Melendez
07:29 28 Jan 20
I call this office the dream team when you hire for representation you hire the entire firm 4 attorneys that range from a former judge prosecutors and not to mention the best in criminal defense there is nothing this team can’t obtain.
GRISELDA RUBIO
GRISELDA RUBIO
03:15 28 Jan 20
I had an extremely pleasant experience with everyone in the office , the whole staff was friendly. Christopher McGuire was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with. He was able to answer all my questions with regards to my case and went above and beyond. I would highly recommend them.
Marissa Mills
Marissa Mills
01:37 28 Jan 20
I had the best experience with Christopher McGuire and his incredible staff. He’s extremely knowledgeable, truthful and extremely efficient. At no point did I feel like he was just taking my case for the money. He plainly laid out what to expect from him and his team before hiring him, and he exceeded my expectations by going above and beyond of what he offered. I was especially pleased by his Assistant, Alva, who stayed in touch and was easy to reach whenever I had questions or concerns regarding my case. Not once did I feel underrepresented or misguided. I’m so grateful for him and his staff and I would recommend them to anyone who’s seeking legal representation.
Alyssa Cipolla
Alyssa Cipolla
01:30 28 Jan 20
A+++++ The best in the business! I found myself stuck in a sticky situation and came across this law firm. Boy did they help me get ALL my tickets reduced!!! I can’t say enough good things about McGuire , Pelaez, and Bennett! If your reading this review and are in need of a lawyer please don’t look any further and give them a call!
Josue
Josue
01:23 28 Jan 20
I retained the services of the law firm McGuire, Pelaez & Bennett for traffic tickets The attorney receive a no point low fine non criminal disposition and I did not have to appear for any court appearances. This firm is highly recommended they were prompt efficient and are always available to assist with any questions.
Dee Castle
Dee Castle
23:40 27 Jan 20
I want to start by saying, im very thankful to the firm for their kindness and patience. I was very nervous and chris was able to calm me down and reassure me that everything was gonna be alright and it was. I would definitely recommend to friends and family. Just want to add i was facing 11 pts on my license and I decided to go to court and Brett won my case.
SPEEDY19562000
SPEEDY19562000
23:32 27 Jan 20
I would highly recommend this law firm. They helped me with my town violations and were able to get me enough time to fix my basement and pay my fines. I’m also very thankful I didn’t have to go to court because the wait there is always so ridiculous and I didn’t miss work. Thanks again
Carolina Castillo
Carolina Castillo
22:38 27 Jan 20
Great law firm! Had an appointment with Mr. McGuire. He was very informative and handled my matter in a very professional way. Staff was very polite and friendly. I definitely recommend this law firm!
Junis Pineda
Junis Pineda
22:33 27 Jan 20
I had a consultation with the attorney Christopher McGuire in regards to a Landlord tenant case he not only provided me with all the legal knowledge required to handle my matter he processed my case in a timely fashion with a favorable outcome on my behalf.
Maria Reyes
Maria Reyes
04:20 07 Jan 20
Exelente
JORGE C. GUADRON
JORGE C. GUADRON
18:36 07 Aug 19
Knowledgeable lawyers & great customer service
Ray Palma
Ray Palma
17:22 05 Aug 19
They were so quick and dwelled immediately into what to do to resolve my needs. Their efforts had an immediate impact on a legal situation which was soon resolved.
victoria rosario
victoria rosario
11:13 28 Jul 19
Claudia Guevara
Claudia Guevara
21:02 26 Jul 19
ronald hernandez
ronald hernandez
00:33 19 Jul 19
Muy buenos los recomiendo
jose pineda
jose pineda
02:34 28 Jun 19
Friendly professional and knowledgeable staff. Looking for excellent legal representation, McGuire Paleaz and Bennett is the way to go.
Das Alba
Das Alba
20:21 27 Jun 19
Chris is a long time friend, I always recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney. He Is indeed a great attorney, he definitely knows what he's doing.
Victoria Danford
Victoria Danford
15:45 27 Jun 19
Great firm, helped me a lot with traffic court. Best Part = I didn't have to go to court and wait for HOURS !
matilda castellanos
matilda castellanos
01:30 27 Jun 19
Very helpful and polite people. Had an amazing experience there; would highly recommend to all my friends.
Maria Alvarado
Maria Alvarado
15:03 25 Jun 19
Los mejores abogados que hay aquiGracias Senor Mcguire
Clariza C
Clariza C
14:47 25 Jun 19
Victoria Castillo
Victoria Castillo
23:22 24 Jun 19
The office is very nice ! and everyone in the office was even nicer. The front desk girl was patient and helped me fill out some paperwork. I sat with Mary who handled my family case start to finish. Mary took her time with me on our first appointment and everytime after. The office was very helpful and informative. They called me the day before court to remind which is good ! I really appreciate the hard work Mary put into my case.
Foxy
Foxy
23:11 24 Jun 19
I recently had some problems With the town. I received about 7 to 10 town violation tickets. I was way over my head and in need of serious help. I search local lawyers in the area and this office came up I called and quickly got an appointment. The young lady that answered the phone was very polite, courteous and informative. I met with Christopher Mcguire he was very nice and listen to my venting about how crazy everything was making me feel. He got me a very favorable offer that I could not deny and my fines were very low. He also got me contact with an expeditor who made the process much easier to. Would definitely use them again for all other matters. Thank you Chris
Tiffany Ramos
Tiffany Ramos
16:59 24 Jun 19
I was referred to this office by my uncle. There office is very nice and easy to find, close to the criminal court. I went for a free criminal consultation and sat with the managing attorney and his assistant. Chris listened to my problems and made me feel at ease. He then took me to go talk to another attorney who would be the one handling my case, his name was Brett. He spent a lot of time with me and explained exactly how the criminal process works. We resolved my case with a sealed record which is perfect because of my job. It was also reasonably priced which was helpful. I would honestly recommend them to anyone who askes and would go back anytime I have a similar case or anything at all. Thank you once again
Victoria Rosario
Victoria Rosario
10:59 05 Jun 19
Carlos y Kathy Gomez
Carlos y Kathy Gomez
22:42 17 Apr 19
I had to go to the town court of Babylon today to solve a parking ticket. We highly recommend this firm because they are very professional, honest, and I will definitely come back if I need them again.
Devin Ramirez
Devin Ramirez
15:44 26 Mar 19
Went there for a personal injury case. Got into a pretty bad accident but was able to get something positive out of it. Upon arriving I sat with Chris's assistant, she did my intake and then I sat with her and Chris. I signed up and later on during the week I sat with an attorney they work with and it felt good knowing they were confident in my case and i had a lot of attorneys working on it. I ended up getting a really good settlement check, everything went smoothly and i appreciate how hard they worked for me. I recommend for everyone to go here. They're great.
Jason Powell
Jason Powell
14:52 26 Mar 19
Went to the office on a personal criminal case. First thought was that the office is very nice looking, the women in the front are very professional, polite and work fast to try and get everyone seen in a reasonable time. I initially sat with the head attorney, Chris who told me about my case and what would possibly be the outcome. He also answered all my questions and made me feel better and not sooo stressed out about what i had going on. He then brought his partner, Brett who does their criminal cases. I felt comfortable hiring them knowing I had two attorneys working on my case and also knowing that they had a lot of experience. I sat with Brett once there was a reasonable offer and we decided it was best for me. Brett was there with me in court every single time and always tried to help me and look out for my future. The retainer fee also wasnt as expensive as i thought it would be which was helpful for a young guy such as myself. I would return for any other problems but im just hoping i wont have to ! LOL
Ammie Kleopoulos
Ammie Kleopoulos
14:36 26 Mar 19
I had several suspensions on my license and came here for some help. I sat down with Chris and his assistant, Daslin. I ended up retaining for a license restoration case. Daslin helped me through out the way by calling the DMV and helping me fill out all applications and telling me what needed to be done and paid. I also sat with their traffic attorney Brett, he helped me find out all of the open tickets i had in traffic court and let me know how to pay them. I was able to get my license back and it happened pretty quickly too ! Will definitely go back if I ever have any other problems.
rhonda depietto
rhonda depietto
13:12 11 Jan 19
I cant thank mr Mcquire, Madeline & their staff enough 4 all they did 4 me, they made me feel like family, gave me an affordable price, and won my eviction case on the first court date....this was a nightmare tenant and it was a very difficult time 4 me, and the court date was on my birthday! The best present I ever received!!!! Thank u!!! Rhonda DePietto
joel lazo
joel lazo
18:05 02 Jan 19
Chris is an amazing attorney and has helped me with my legal needs. He has a great staff that is always available to help.
Alva Castro
Alva Castro
15:41 02 Jan 19
I was looking for an attorney to represent my case. Upon several conversations with friends the name of McGuire, Pelaez, and Bennett was the recommend firm. I scheduled an appointment for a consultant. Upon arrival the staff was friendly professional and extremely knowledgeable. I met directly with Mr. Christopher McGuire. I immediately felt as if I had made the right decision. Mr. McGuire took the time to assure me that he would do everything in his power to rectify my situation. If you are looking for the Best when it comes to legal representation please look no further. Mr. McGuire is not only an attorney but also served as a judge and prosecutor. His firm is extremely reputable and I assure you will be in great hands.
Karen Lazo
Karen Lazo
15:14 02 Jan 19
Chris is an amazing lawyer and has helped my family with all our legal needs.
Lennie Lowe-Gordon
Lennie Lowe-Gordon
01:12 20 Dec 18
joi hamilton
joi hamilton
15:14 10 Dec 18
Dear Madeline and staffI would like to say that I appreciate your excellent and professional services that you've provided to my daughter and I. You are very helpful and highly knowledgeable with the landlord tenant process. The staff are very friendly and helpful as well.Madeline, have always been attentive and caring to our situation in which I greatly appreciate. Your professionalism code of conduct in my eyes on a scale from one to ten is a ten. I want to also thank you for informing me of the proper steps that were needed to get our situation properly rectified. I'm so thankful and grateful that Mr. McGuire have you and the young ladies in the front by his side and in my opinion would never have to have any worries on how you conduct business. I look forward to conducting even more business when we purchase a house.SincerelyJoyce Hamlett
Kateryn Merino
Kateryn Merino
19:14 06 Dec 18
Chris, you’re the best! You’ve helped us with your knowledge & understanding of the law. Your staff is very knowledgeable and kind. Thank you for all that you do! We Highly recommend him !
Johny Giron
Johny Giron
18:27 24 Oct 18
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Sheryl Sachs
Sheryl Sachs
13:23 01 Oct 18
I reached out to Mr. McGuire for a Landlord Tenant matter. Mr. McGuire was able to get me a better result than I expected. I am absolutely thrilled right now. I am very thankful for the generous price that he charged me. I would like to thank McGuire, Pelaez & Bennett and his staff for al of their support through this difficult time.
Manuel Cruz
Manuel Cruz
13:18 21 Sep 18
Great attorneys ! Got me a great deal on a civil case ! Always go here with my legal matters!
Victor Barrueto
Victor Barrueto
14:40 11 Sep 18
I Received a ticket with points and it not only got reduce to 0 points. Also received fines below the amount I had originally expected . Thank You.
Mike Mush
Mike Mush
14:12 09 Sep 18
Joseph Tartaro
Joseph Tartaro
14:16 23 Aug 18
if you have a traffic ticket and you need a lawyer-----this is the place to go--they will end your worries and you will be very happy with their results-guaranteed.the staff is great especially Johanna.
L Jones
L Jones
01:03 17 Aug 18
Words can not describe how well of a law firm this is! I feel as though I’m presenting an award at the Oscars, I’m SHOCKED, at the level of professionalism and results Chris McGuire delivered on my behalf it was regarding a Landlord & Tenant case. Not only was this man able to SAVE my rent & late payments, but he got me an extension since I had notified him I would be leaving my landlord’s house by the end of August he got it to where I can be here for 5 days LONGER, and if I was to still be here after the extension NOTHING would happen!!! After I had been a client of a previous law firm of Hedayati Law Group, I had 2-3 attorney’s represent my 2 cases. I was highly dissatisfied with the results, and now I will make a call first to Chris McGuire’s law firm regarding anything I have coming up in the future they will be my first go to! I’m also going to be contacting Chris McGuire’s law firm regarding to handle my 2-3 cases that I had hired HEDAYATI LAW GROUP for originally, but they added ridiculous fee’s they booked a low rate, but yet their lawyers book a lot of hours, not only that but they mismanaged my cases, and all my paperwork I gave them they are withholding my files from me. Even after I had told them I no longer want them as my law firm, they refused to provide me my files! They are BULLIES & CROOKS!!!! Which I’m pretty more than likely sure, I have a case against them!!! The managing/owner of Hedayati Law Group- is Persian, he will lie like a Persian rug, Al Hedayati is his name. That law firm of Al’s they purposely mismanage clients cases so the client spends more money to get it FIXED! CONSUMERS BEWARE, never trust a Persian rug, don’t contact HEDAYATI LAW GROUP!!! Chris McGuire’s Office comes first & foremost they treat their clients with the uttermost respect & dignity! Justice will be served!!!!! All Paperwork served or done to you will be voided with this law firm!!!! 5 THUMBS UP!!!!!!!!!
John McCalister
John McCalister
02:00 29 Jul 18
Awesome law firm. Highly recommend. Got a better result on my traffic tickets than I expected. Would not use any other office than McGuire, Pelaez & Bennett.
Martino Family
Martino Family
01:52 29 Jul 18
My husband and I recently sold our home and bought a new one. Mr. McGuire did such a wonderful job coordinating both closings to make sure everything went smoothly and as seamless as possible. He was attentive to detail, responsive to our calls and emails, and turned a potentially stressful situation into a great experience. I would recommend this office to anyone seeking an attorney.
I used McGuire, Pelaez & Bennett for a town violation case. They were on top of everything and very professional. The firm managed to get my fines lower than I would have expected. IK would definitely recommend them.
Katherine Contreras
Katherine Contreras
18:26 26 Jul 18
Great Lawyer! Highly Recommend, Very Professional and obtains great results!
Chrissy Martino
Chrissy Martino
18:16 26 Jul 18
I can't say enough about this law firm and would give them more than 5 stars if I could. Staff was pleasant, welcoming and accommodating. You don't often experience this when you visit an office. I also did not have to wait long to see Mr. McGuire. During the initial consultation, he answered all my questions, and gave me great advice. He was clearly knowledgeable, experienced and confident and I felt comfortable knowing I was in good hands. Mr. McGuire was great from start to finish and I would highly recommend him and his firm to anyone seeking legal help. Thank you McGuire, Pelaez & Bennett!!!!
Candice
Candice
18:06 26 Jul 18
The law firm of McGuire, Peláez & Bennett PC was extremely helpful in helping me fight my speeding ticket. I could not be more pleased with their legal representation. They were responsive and extremely helpful in helping me understand how they would handle my case. I will be referring this firm to my friends and family.
Joe P
Joe P
23:28 21 Jul 18
Used them for traffic tickets and it was the best experience I've had with an attorney and staff.
Rayanne Fagundes
Rayanne Fagundes
22:28 12 Jul 18
I went in and sat down with Mr. Bennett for a traffic ticket earlier this year. Mr. Bennett was very helpful with explaining how he would fight my ticket. He handled everything effectively and efficiently I didn't have to worry about a thing. I definitely recommend this law firm to anyone who is in need of help.
La Espiguita Hall
La Espiguita Hall
14:25 12 Jul 18
Excellent Service, we deeply appreciate the good effort and help provided by this law firm. we definitely recommend them..
Maureen Pomerenk
Maureen Pomerenk
13:35 07 Jul 18
When I needed the professionals and help with my issues, they were there!! I can't say enough about how great these people are. Initially met with Mr McGuire and he was personable and explained things to me. Mr Bennett was my attorney for court. I am humbly in debt to him for his assistance. I recommend this firm for all traffic related issues!!! And Andrea at the front office is a friendly and professional young woman who is smart was so helpful and informative. This firm name will always be told to people needing help, God bless
Philip Salvador
Philip Salvador
18:52 27 May 18
After months of trying to settle a dispute between myself and one of my tenants I hired Mr. McGuire. I could not have expected a better outcome! He and his staff addressed the situation and thankfully we were able to resolve everything quickly and peacefully. Thanks to McGuire and Pelaez!
Joey
Joey
12:49 02 May 18
Mr. McGuire and his entire staff were professional, friendly and knowledgeable. They provided an outstanding service for me and I will certainly use them in the future.
Jim fox
Jim fox
17:18 27 Apr 18
I hired Christopher McGuire to fight a speeding ticket for me and he won getting the ticket dropped completely. I highly recommend his firm, they are all very friendly and very professional.
Cherie Fox
Cherie Fox
17:11 27 Apr 18
I have been using McGuire ,Palaez & Bennett P.C. for 25 years and have always had excellent results . I have used them for criminal , family court and all my real estate needs . I highly recommend this firm , I would never use anyone else . I have never been unhappy or disappointed with my outcome.
Thank you to the legal team at McGuire, Pelaez & Bennett PC for being so helpful with resolving my traffic violations.
jose quito
jose quito
17:54 07 Mar 18
Richard . R . Nunez
Richard . R . Nunez
01:30 07 Mar 18
great lawyers
Massimo Caradonna
Massimo Caradonna
22:47 28 Feb 18
Great new place
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