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Mr Jacobs was hired to represent me during my divorce , instead I was represented by his assistant Andrew Stammel. Mr Stammal resigned from Mr. Jacobs Firm ,I was never notified, in the mean time Family Court in Schoharie was sending the firm orders for me and I never recieved them.
Mr. Jacobs then decided to do his job and represent me ( he had no one else , besides I hired him not Stammel ) and promised me during interviews that we would do this and that. When we got to our court date he did a 360 on me and blamed me for not following court orders he never gave me and quit , or I say I released him. $ 8.500 gone . This is a pattern with Mr. Jacobs I learned I wasn't the first to fall victim to his misleading ,rude,inconsidate,and a BS astist,I should have filed a Greivence aganist him with the NYS bar.
In the legal system there is no substitute for knowledge, preparation, and courtroom performance. Michael A. Jacobs, from the Stamford, NY law firm JACOBS & JACOBS, is proficient in all three.
Bringing to his clients decades of experience and an impressive win ratio, Mike Jacobs gives over one hundred percent to his cases.
Jacobs combines an obvious knowledge of all areas of the legal system with solid preparation, cunning strategy, and dedication. When he takes on your case, he is committing himself for the long haul. Most important for a client is courtroom litigation and argument, and this is where Jacobs shines!
What you DON'T get with Mr. Jacobs is falsity or coddling. He is a straight talking, no-nonsense attorney who knows what it takes to win and expects common sense and cooperation from his clients. There is no misleading or false expectations to be found in this firm. There IS a high level of energy and success based on honesty and swift, powerful representation.
From the moment Jacobs accepts you as a client, both he and his staff are dedicated to helping you win. This man does not like to lose and believes in the people he helps.
From the tiring process of paperwork to actual court appearances, Jacobs is prepared, on alert, and knows not only the Law but the intricacies of courtroom behavior.
Many times this lawyer responded efficiently to last minute crises and malicious moves on behalf of the opposition. More impressive was his willingness to meet one on one for private consultations and his patience with those new to the complexities of the legal system.
While he handled for me a contentious divorce, false abuse allegations, and child custody, Jacobs is also a criminal lawyer. The impressive aspect of his firm is that they give as much attention and effort to family and civil matters as higher profile cases.
I recommend this lawyer without hesitation.