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I cautiously approached Mr. Salmanson in 2003 after a horrible experience with a previous, more self-serving lawyer in New York. Mike was calm and calculated in his responses, as any good lawyer would be; yet, what set Mike apart was his COMPASSION and genuine sense of wanting to take on the cases for the underdogs. It was a hard case, and we knew it would be long from the get-go. But Mike never wavered once in his faith that the TRUTH would prevail, even at times when I felt complete despair. Mike handled my case with as much care as you would have with your own child - for TEN years though the US Court of Appeals where we eventually prevailed. I also had the pleasure of working with Scott Goldshaw, his counterpart, with as many personable qualities as Mike, which makes them such a formidable team.
At times, I was concerned that Mike and Scott at times would paint a rosier picture for me than what met reality; and tended to minimize some of the risks or downsides. On occasion I was frustrated by this. With hindsight, I can see the delicate balance for my lawyers between being completely forthcoming and wanting to be that pillar of faith to which client's can cling. I am sure Michael learned a lot about setting expectations from this overly complicated and burdensome case, but at the same time, I can now appreciate his ability to keep me in the game at times when I thought all was lost.
Michael and Scott's knowledge of the law is unequaled. In Federal Court with big, powerful defendants with two big NYC law firms each with dozens of support paralegals and high-tech gadgetry, Mike and/or Scott stood confidently on their knowledge of the law and of the case, a true David and Goliath experience for me to watch unfold.
Over 10 years, I have come to know and love Mike and Scott as my own family. I have few work colleagues with whom I have stayed in touch longer than them! I endorse them without reservation, especially for complex cases that require personal attention and the confidence of lawyers who can carry you through to the goal line.
My case took 5 years to resolve and mike was there all the time, providing good advice, support and a very good understanding of the issues and legal complexities involved. He developed a solid theory of the case and was able, during the trial, to make sure all the witnesses had to deal with the underlying issues, not just the surface things the other side lied about. He managed to bring out all the truths and do in such a way that the judge really understood what had happened. He was fair with me and I would recommend him without reservation for anyone who had employment related issues.
Mike Salmanson is a highly skilled attorney. He represented me in a discrimination case and the case took 3 1/2 yrs. He was thoroughly prepared every step of the way and when we got to the arbitration phase he was nothing short of brilliant and needless to say we had a significant win. And for those of you that would say I'm only saying these things because we won, in all honesty after 3 1/2 yrs even if we had lost I would certainly be disappointed, but I would still say that Mike was a highly effective, intelligent attorney.
Michael J. Salmanson is an outstanding attorney. He was excellent in every
possible way. He is extremely knowledgeable; he is completely honest and
trustworthy, and he was responsive to all my concerns and comments.
He kept me informed immediately about any new development.
He went beyond what would be expected of him, for instance pursuing
an opening while on a family vacation. I was extremely impressed with
the job he did on my case. He had been recommended to me by someone
who highly praised his expertise. Even so, he very far exceeded my
expectations. It would be difficult for me to fully express my admiration for
the work he did.
He is also a lovely person, which mattered to me.
He is very sharp and was excellent in handling the depositions
and every other aspect of the case.
I was delighted with his work on my claim.
And he was always very straightforward with me.
Altogether, I felt fortunate in having him represent me; he is a superb lawyer.