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Posted by DirkMcCall, a Contracts client, Flag
I have retained Michael Pollok on a few matters and have always found him to be outstanding. He is diligent, insightful and achieves great results. He is able to quickly grasp issues and their implications and explains them to you in a way that makes sense, then offers sensible solutions. He has achieved very good results for me in all of our work together. He is highly recommended. I have sent him other clients and he was very successful with them as well.
Posted by Matt, a DUI client, Flag
Michael is an outstanding attorney. His brilliance in law matches his good-natured character. I always felt like he cared about me and that I was aware of everything going on with my case. He got the best outcome for me possible, which was historically a very difficult outcome to get. He has many connections in the Hudson Valley. It was clear that he is well-known and well-liked. I'd recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Christopher, a DUI client, Flag
Having been arrested for my second DUI I was informed by a public defendant that I was for sure facing jail time. Though both arrests were under false circumstances where medication was messing up the blood/alcohol tests when I hadn't been drinking at all. I decided to contact a private attorney and I couldn't be more pleased that I did. Mr. Pollok met with me the next day and was able to prove, through use of doctor documentation and tests, that my medication affected the test results, though not my ability to drive. He was quick, efficient, understanding and reasonable with his costs since I was facing two felonies. I highly recommend. It's worth the money and the knowledge that your rights (even if you made a mistake) will not be taken advantage of.
Posted by Greg, a DUI client, Flag
Michael was the consummate advocate and professional in dealing with my son's addiction and legal issues. His primary focus was on what was best in the long run for my son. The result was not only a significant reduction in the charge but also excellent advice on how and where we could find treatment.
Posted by Steve, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I was charged with two serious felonies. Michael was able to reduce the case to a non criminal matter (not even a misdemeanor) and I did not lose my professional license.
Posted by Glen, a Business client, Flag
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mr. Pollok was very well versed in the laws that affected my case. He was happy to discuss the different options I had and was willing to take the time to explain the likely outcome of each. While in court, he was very professional and kept me calm and informed of the happenings. The results he obtained for me, far exceeded my expectations.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Michael was referred to me at a very difficult time in my life and stayed with my case through multiple permutations. Although the ultimate direct result was not successful, it is unlikely that any attorney could have gotten a better one. Most important, however, there was a major indirect consequence he was able to deflect attention from (violation of probation due to conviction on a new crime; a "slam-dunk") and the District Attorney forgot to pursue it (they were too busy defending themselves against Michael's excellent NYCPL Sect. 440 and federal Habeas) until it was too late, altering - for the better - my entire life. His excellent writing, his voracious research and his unflagging pursuit of multiple aspects of a very complex matter were top-notch. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Michael Pollok handled my DWI case with care and achieved results with which I was completely satisfied. The questions he asked in our initial consultation were to the point; the follow-up documentation he requested was complete; and he handled all further communication and appearances with the court on my behalf. Prudently making no promises regarding the likely outcome, he nevertheless reassured me that my case was very strong. He was able to quickly identify procedural errors on the part of law enforcement officers and to assess the treatement I'd received at their hands as aggressive in light of similar situations. He handled the case with reassuring authority and ultimately achieved the results I was hoping for. Although I hope never again to have to make use of his able services, I am pleased to recommend Michael Pollok without reservation.