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Posted by Peter, a Divorce client, Flag
I hired Michael to handle a Family Court issue. After the initial meeting I was consistently asking questions and providing thoughts as I felt my case was not receiving the proper attention. His answers were always short and irrelevant. After nearly a year we lost as he failed to prove a case. Opposing Council crushed us. This mishandling has cost me and my family tens of thousands of dollars. It is obvious my best interests were not a priority. Michael lacked commitment, law knowledge and experience. Don’t make the mistake I did!
Posted by Leann, a Divorce client, Flag
Mr. Schmitt has been handling my divorce case for the past year. Mr. Schmitt and his paralegal Stephen have been nothing but professional handling my divorce. I have been kept informed of my case every step of the way. I would recommend Mr. Schmitt to my family and friends for any of their leagal needs.
Posted by Jeff, a Family client, Flag
Mr. Schmitt charged me an arm and a leg to fight an order of protection my ex had issued against me and for custody of our kids. All he did was make a big show, alienate the judge by constantly, and rudely i might add, fighting with the man who was going to decide my case! Totally alienated the judge. He would fight, but didn't seem to possess expertise on the law and was bested time and again by the opposing lawyer's much calmer and cooler demeanor. I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND MR. SCHMITT. BUYER BEWARE!!!!
Posted by Brian, a Speeding Ticket client, Flag
Michael Schmitt knows how to get the job done, and does it well. While you'll probably have extremely limited knowledge regarding legal proceedings, he knows more than your average lawyer. His intricate knowledge helps propel your case in the most positive way possible, and achieve the results you need.
Definitely recommend him for any case you have. I went to him for repeat traffic violations, but I was referred to him by one of his divorce clients. She had the same experience. His expertise transcends the typical lawyers, and most definitely will beat your expectations.
Posted by Kathryn, a Child Custody client, Flag
When I came into Michael Schmitt's office, I was a near wreck. Divorce is hard enough, but worrying about your children is the worst feeling in the world. He organized my case with no problem; was extremely professional while still being a comforting person in a time of great stress.
From the beginning he took my case in stride, and recognized how important my children were, and just what to do to maintain custody. He really went above in behind in representing me in all avenues, helping us achieve the desired end result.
If I had to go back in time, the only change I would make is hiring him even sooner. Great lawyer, and I highly recommend him!
Posted by Chris, a Speeding Ticket client, Flag
When I received my latest traffic ticket, my license was in jeopardy of being suspended for a year. For someone who needs their license for their job, this was an incredibly stressful time. Michael Schmitt handled my case with no problem, he was completely calm from the beginning and took my case without any fear. It really helped to calm me down, and go into proceedings confident. Turns out there was nothing to worry about, his experience really pulled through here and he was able to save the day. Definitely recommend him to anyone going through a similar case, you have to pick his office to pull through for you.
Posted by Eric, a DUI client, Flag
Michael Schmitt made himself available to help on my case immediately, and despite a clearly large case log, he dedicated himself to an aggressive approach to clearing my name. He made me feel comfortable, and at ease despite the seriousness of the situation. His clear understanding of the intricacies of all the laws, despite their changes, made this process much easier and smoother than I could have ever hoped for. Definitely the best choice anyone could make to represent their case!
Posted by Michelle, a Child Custody client, Flag
When I went to Michael Schmitt's office, I was a bit nervous that my child support case was too trivial to be treated with care. This was an example of just regular unpaid child support, nothing overwhelming or all-too-horrifying. Also, here I was going to see a lawyer about not receiving money- I was nervous I'd be paying more than it was worth.
A friend referred me to Mike's office, and she didn't let me down. Despite my case being "small" he gave it a great deal of time, care, and genuine effort. This was proven in the results- but even better was how I felt afterwords. I was able to land a top-notch attorney at an affordable rate that really took the time to care about my family and needs.
If you're going through a case with child support and want results quickly, from someone who will pour his heart into your case, Michael Schmitt is the answer.
Posted by Kira, a Divorce client, Flag
Mike is a great lawyer who doesn't give up being a compassionate individual for results. My divorce, as I'm sure it is for everyone, is an emotionally damning and endlessly exhausting. Choosing Mike Schmitt to represent me in my divorce was the best decision I could have ever made. He took the burden off my shoulders, so I could deal with the emotional grieving and healing, yet still provided a great ear when things just seemed too much. Divorce is a situation that no matter how good you are at separating aspects of life, there will be overlap. Instead of making me feel uncomfortable and weak, Mike helped build on my emotions, allowing us to move forward strongly with proceeds to achieve the desired legal result, and also helped me grow stronger emotionally. The best possible attorney for a divorce case in Rochester, NY- I would recommend him time and time again, and have.
Posted by Courtney, a DUI client, Flag
From the beginning, Mike's advice and reassuring nature were second to none. While I was extremely nervous about what was going to happen (losing my license, job, fines, and jail) he calmed me down and explained why he wasn't worried, and why it was silly for me to be worried also. That did wonders. Court day came, I didn't have to do anything challenging or that would put too much pressure on me, and we got the result we wanted- not guilty! Great lawyer for anyone in any situation who is looking to get the result they want, and the care they need.
Posted by Stephanie, a Speeding Ticket client, Flag
Michael Schmitt is a great choice if you want something done fast, with no nonsense. He doesn't rip you off with price either, and actually cares about his clients. He's an example of someone who overdelivers- and it's so refreshing to see.
Posted by Ashley, a Speeding Ticket client, Flag
This is my first time entering into the realm of NY legal proceedings. Walking into Michael Schmitt's office I was extremely nervous and on edge. In the matter of minutes, I had my confidence and trust built up. To break down the jargon the court system uses is no small task, and I was able to learn more about what was going on and our plan of attack without having to do any outside exploration. Not only was I able to feel comfortable, and even though my case is on the smaller level of importance compared to charges other clients surely have faced, I felt as though my matters would be handled appropriately and given their due diligence- if not even more. To top it all of, he and his wife just welcomed a baby into the world, helping to increase the level of comfort and humanizing his role, if you will. In a time of stress, and with serious potential implications, you need to have a lawyer that you can trust to get the job done, and that you can also respect as a person outside of the legal degrees and titles. With Michael Schmitt, you get both of these important factors.
Posted by Jon, a Child Custody client, Flag
Without a doubt, I would recommend Mr. Schmitt for anyone going through a divorce. He is very knowledgeable when it comes to background information and has been helpful in every step of the way with my issues. He is certainly one of the best lawyers I have worked with.
Posted by Lindsay, a Family client, Flag
Mike has helped me a great deal through a very rough time. I had no idea what to expect. Not only did Mike help me professionally but personally as well. I would highly recommend him to anyone with family issues (Divorce, Custody, Etc).