50 Verified Reviews
Petrelli Previtera, LLC
1845 Walnut Street 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US

About Petrelli Previtera, LLC

When you need legal representation regarding a family law matter, working with an experienced lawyer is critical in navigating the legal process efficiently and successfully. The attorneys at Petrelli Previtera, LLC have vast experience in all areas of divorce and family law. We offer compassionate legal representation for clients throughout the Philadelphia, PA area. Call today to schedule your initial confidential consultation to discuss the situation and difficulties involved, share the goals you have in mind, and identify the next steps toward resolution.

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Services We Offer

Child Custody & Visitation
Child Support
Environmental Law
Natural Resources
Estate Planning
Estate & Trust
Family Law
Collaborative Law
Domestic Violence
Pre-nuptial Agreement

Business Details

No. of Employees No. of Locations Year Founded
15 N/A 2017


  • English

Hours of Operation

Day Opens Closes
Sunday Closed
Monday 8:00 AM 6:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM 6:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM 6:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM 6:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM 6:30 PM
Saturday Closed

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Petrelli Previtera, LLC Reviews
  • g torres
    g torres

    I went to Petrelli law firm for my 18 year’s old daughter (adult) adoption. I was told that the process it will be easy and then they request a $3000 retainer, when I ask how much would be they said that the retainer would cover and they will return to me the money that we don’t use. Guess what? After 3 month they used all my retainer money and not case or documents submitted to court and then request for more money (I didn’t put more money) and they kept sending me bills. After 7 months we finished the process and cost me almost 3 times that amount. The attorney April Towsend went to court and sit there for 3 billed hours while they keep skipping my turn (I saw the list, my case was #3 and was called #8) I talked to the person in charge and they call my case. At the end they handled me the court resolution document (I paid for it, not included in my bill) so I can finish all the process with the state birth certificate department to change the name and obtain a new certificate (they don’t even did that for me) They charge me for every email, phone call. Do not go there.

    Review source: Google
  • G. Torres
    G. Torres

    I went to Petrelli for my adoption process and it was a nightmare and a really expensive process. I wish I could say that the money we payed was worth it but it wasn’t. We were always given unclear instructions to the point where they required me to pay for the wrong background check. Then when we finally made it to court, my lawyer, April Townsend, sat around for three billed hours doing nothing while they skipped my case at the courthouse. The final bill exceeded the amount of the retainer and they charged me for every phone call and email that THEY sent us, all of them spam. I am highly upset at the poor service I received at such an expensive rate. It wasn’t worth it at all.

    Review source: Google
  • Heather Bartell
    Heather Bartell

    My first time hiring a lawyer and it was dreadful. Sarah Cohen is a thief… who couldn’t even file a motion for me to get child support… the ONE THING I asked of her. Unethical law firm is still sending me bills for thousand without one court appearance or service done. Stay FARRRR AWAY!

    Re: My first time hiring a la ...
    Petrelli Previtera, LLC replied on Thursday, December 22nd 2022

    Thank you for sharing your feedback, Heather, we are sorry to hear about your experience on this occasion. We escalated this issue to the firm's customer service manager so they can review your invoice and see what happened so we can assist you further. Feedback like this is very important to us as we always strive to provide our clients with valuable representation and clear communication about invoicing, so thank you again for sharing your experience with us.

    Review source: Google
  • Jessica Freedman
    Jessica Freedman

    You’re better off donating your $100 to a panhandler on the Blvd. This was the worst consultation I’ve ever had. 1 hour ended being 25 mins of Thomas speaking AT me condescendingly. I’ve represented myself for my custody case for over two years without assistance from an attorney. When he heard this he condescending crossed his arms and asked why was I here for a consultation. I appear to be doing just fine on my own. He didn’t ask me any further clarifying questions about my case. I started asking questions about what I could expect after filing a confirmation to relocate and he was clueless. I asked how many relocation cases they represent. I was laughed at me and said do you know who we are and what we do? how did you find us? Did you do any research? He deflected another question. I than asked what are some of the reasons a judge would deny relocation. He bought up a topic I was familiar with, I politely made a comment saying I am familiar with them and he became very animated and gaslight me. Blurting out comments asking if I am a lawyer, do I know the laws, and so fourth. I felt attacked and belittled by a stranger the second I told him I’ve been representing myself and have full custody. I don’t think he appreciated the fact that I am a female, educated and able to ask relevant questions. Thomas was too insecure and incapable of answering. I asked what they could do for me and my relocation case and all I got was, well if you want a real professional, they don’t take people serious without an attorney. Questions that were too complicated were followed up with, I can’t say that and give you free advice. LOL free I paid a $100 to be scrutinized by a man whose not even a lawyer. I asked to have a consultation with a lawyer. Not the director of client relations Thomas Genzale!!! Is he supposed to be HR or something?! Complete scam. I feel robbed and discriminated against. I feel I should receive a full refund for the time I was cheated and the fact that it was not the lawyer Thomas who I was supposed to speak with. In fact wasn’t a lawyer at all.

    Review source: Google
  • Angela O'Brien
    Angela O'Brien

    As a vendor working with Petrelli Previtera, we were blown away by the professionalism, personalization and partnership the PPS team created. People come first in their company and we are happy to have found a trustworthy and patient partner who always strives to be more efficient and contemporary.

    Re: As a vendor working with ...
    Petrelli Previtera, LLC replied on Thursday, September 12th 2019

    Thank you, Angela!

    Review source: Google

    I really feel good and extremely grateful for this firm; During my process, Mr. Terrance W. Annese showed professionalism, character, enthusiasm, motivation, knowledge and, above all, a lot of patience, skill and understanding; I feel very happy with the results of my case and I am more than grateful for this firm, which is a group of wonderful professionals who really know how to understand their clients and the situation presented. I fully recommend this law firm and every penny paid is well spent , carefully and effectively , I fully recommend them and I thank first and foremost God Almighty for putting this law firm on my path and in especially to the great lawyer Mr. Terrance W. Annese who took my case with great enthusiasm and showed great interest and dedication in it, I bless you with all my heart and thank you for your commitment to do and/or take an allegedly bad experience in a single hobby momentary without worries. Thank you very much and may God continue to bless each one of you and especially my companion, guide, friend and great adviser, Mr. Terrance W. Annese. God bless you..!!

    Re: I really feel good and ex ...
    Petrelli Previtera, LLC replied on Thursday, September 15th 2022

    Hello Omar, Thank you so much for sharing such an in-depth review of your experience with our team, and in particular, Terrence. We were thrilled to read this! We will be sure to pass this along to Terrence and his team. If we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Best, The Customer Care Team at Petrelli Previtera

    Review source: Google
  • Xiang Li
    Xiang Li

    I felt extremely lucky that I found this law firm. Alicia Reiff is my divorce lawyer, and having her on my side is the best thing ever. First of all, she’s very compassionate, she understands my feelings and goals in a messy divorce, and she communicated it very well to the other side. Second, she’s very professional. She helped me to reach a wise decision by providing cost-benefit analysis and excellent strategies. The result I obtained in my divorce is satisfactory to me, and without Alicia’s work and effort, I wouldn’t be able to achieve that.

    Re: I felt extremely lucky th ...
    Petrelli Previtera, LLC replied on Wednesday, September 7th 2022

    Hi Xiang, Thank you for taking the time to leave this thoughtful review! We're pleased to hear that Alicia was able to guide you and provide you with clearly articulated options for your case, eventually leading to a favorable outcome. If we can assist any further, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team. Best, The Customer Care Team at Petrelli Previtera

    Review source: Google
  • Patrick R
    Patrick R

    Caroline Osborn was a great person to work with! Had the upmost professional and welcoming demeanor along the entire process of drafting and bringing into effect the document I wished to create. Always available for questions and assistance, all while being very thorough. Highly recommend working with Caroline if you use Petrelli Previtera's services!

    Re: Caroline Osborn was a gre ...
    Petrelli Previtera, LLC replied on Monday, August 22nd 2022

    Hi Patrick, Thank you for taking the time to leave this thoughtful review! We agree, Caroline is fantastic, and we were thrilled to hear that you had such a positive experience with her. We will be sure to pass this along to her. Best, The Customer Care Team at Petrelli Previtera

    Review source: Google
  • Charles McCall
    Charles McCall

    We hired Jillian Emerson to represent us in a complex case as grandparents seeking custody of their 2 year old granddaughter. Jillian and her team were extremely professional & compassionate in what was a very difficult time for us. They were always available to us and returned calls & emails promptly, even after normal business hours. After our first meeting Jillian & her team put in long hours to learn the complexities of the case and within a very short time had a grasp of the facts that rivaled our own. Jillian & her team made us feel like we were their only clients and they were as invested in the outcome as much as we were. My wife & I participated in strategy sessions with the team and our input was encouraged and respected. They spent time with us to make sure we were prepared for what was going to transpire once we were in the courtroom. Once in the courtroom Jillian was outstanding. She was highly organized, professional and her strategy on how to present our case was nothing short of masterful. I can't say enough good things about Jillian & her team. If you need a family law attorney I don't think you can do better than Jillian.

    Re: We hired Jillian Emerson ...
    Petrelli Previtera, LLC replied on Tuesday, August 16th 2022

    Hello Charles, We appreciate your taking the time to leave this extremely thoughtful review of your experience with Jillian and our team! We know that every case can be difficult and has its own nuances, and it sounds like your case in particular embodied this - we're glad to hear that our team was able to provide you with the guidance, support, and expertise needed to navigate this. Please do let us know if we can be of any further assistance. Best, The Customer Care Team at Petrelli Previtera

    Review source: Google
  • Bernard Pecora
    Bernard Pecora

    Caroline has been great from day one made me feel comfortable and helped me so much I’ve never been thru this b4 and I highly recommend her

    Re: Caroline has been great f ...
    Petrelli Previtera, LLC replied on Wednesday, August 10th 2022

    Hello Bernard, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Caroline! We're glad to hear our team was able to provide you the support and guidance you need, especially given that this is your first case of this kind. Please do not hesitate to reach out if we can be a further assistance. Best, The Customer Care Team at Petrelli Previtera

    Review source: Google
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