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Posted by Greg, a Juvenile client,
We hired Michelle one year ago for a juvenile case. Our first conversation lasted about 1 1/2 hrs as she listened to every detail. We were dealing with an over zealous state trooper for our son giving the DA a false impression. After a year of battling we finally got the result we were hoping for and deserved. She advised us every step of the way making a stressful situation alittle better for our family. We would highly recommend her for any juvenile matter. I don't typically write reviews. In fact this is about the third review I ever done. We felt Michelle was worthy of this and deserved some credit for her fight. I should also mention her fees are very reasonable for the average person and she doesn't tack on small fees along the way that most others tend to do. She also gave us her cell phone for any questions we had or updates after office hours. That's almost unheard of today.
Posted by Olivia S., a DUI client,
I am a student at Villanova University, and unfortunately I was arrested for a DUI at the beginning of last semester. I was incredibly stupid, thinking I could safely drive the short distance to my apartment. I was stopped by the police for swerving on the road and not being able to stay in my lane. They gave me some tests at the location, arrested me, and took me to the police station for a breath test. I was embarrassed and ashamed; all I could think about was how I wasted the last 3 years of my life at Villanova because no one would hire me in the financial field with this arrest. I needed a good lawyer to help me with the situation.
I researched the top lawyers for DUI, and narrowed my choices to the 3 that were the most qualified. I spoke to all 3 lawyers, and from the start Michelle was the most knowledgeable, answering all of my questions - and trust me, I had many questions! And as Villanova alumni, she was very compassionate and understood my fear of not getting a job. We discussed the circumstances of the arrest, and decided it would be best if I applied for the ARD program. She thoroughly described the program, and I was relieved to learn that if I stayed out of trouble the charges would be dismissed and Michelle could file a petition to expunge my record. I felt so much better after hearing a potential employer wouldn't find what happened.
I am happy to say I am almost finished my ARD and look forward to the day the DUI is dismissed. I am happy that Michelle was there to guide and assist me. I would whole-heartedly refer her to anyone arrested for a DUI or other criminal matter. She saved my future, and I very grateful for everything she has done for me.
Posted by James C., a DUI client,
Ms. Fioravanti handled a DUI case for me, everything I expected and more.
Was never, ever condescending, understood my feelings and answered all of my never
ending questions! Returned my many phone calls in a timely manner, I never felt a was getting
"Blown Off". Thanks to Ms. Fioravanti, I didn't spend one day apart from my family.
Hopefully I'll never need an attorney again, but if I do, it will definitely be her!
Posted by a DUI client,
Ms. Fioravanti was very understanding and responsive when I first contacted her regarding my case, and her price was very reasonable. She told me that a significant distinction between her and other attorneys was that she was friends with the D.A. for they worked together in the past. Everything sounded great, until the day of my hearing.
In the weeks leading up to my hearing, Ms. Fioravanti assured me that all aspects of my case were under control. She kept reassuring me that I was "a sure candidate for entrance into the ARD program". When I was denied entrance into ARD on the day of my hearing, Ms. Fioravanti told me that I was denied due to circumstances which were recorded on the police report from my arrest. Ms. Fioravanti had ready access to these documents way before my trial. When I asked about her relation to the D.A., she told me that she is not friends with the D.A., but she does "have a friend in the D.A.'s office".
This is a case of failed expectations. I don't want to go to jail, nobody does. However, I also don't have a problem owning my actions and accepting the punishment for those foolish actions. I do have a problem with Ms. Fioravanti failing to adequately prepare for my trial, and I do have a problem with being lied to from day 1 on unverifiable credentials.
Overall, I'm just disappointed with this lawyer's services, and I do not recommend that you let her represent you for your DUI case.
Posted by Gloria, a DUI client,
FANTASTIC! I actually hired Michelle after reviewing client reviews from this site avvo.com for a DUI case I was charged with in May 2013. Michelle was an expert and professional in handling my DUI and criminal mischief case. The case went to trial finally today and her knowledge and confidence in the courtroom was executed in an advocacy and humble manner while aggressively fighting for me. Her experience with Philadelphia courts lends to providing excellent legal advice in how we should proceed at every stage of the case. She involves the client in the legal process and provides all possible outcomes directly and honestly, along with her recommendation, but allowing the client to be the decision maker. She then fights for what the client decides. Michelle was available at all times to consult with me, even when I was going through my breakdowns regarding the case. I highly recommend Michelle Fioravanti! Today she saved all the hard work I have put forth into my professional career because her expertise got all charges dismissed! I not only thank her but recommend her!!
Posted by VinnyZaleski, a Criminal Defense client,
I highly recommend Michelle. When I was searching for a tough, no nonsense attorney to represent me in my criminal case, I was very nervous. I was not happy with my attorney who had been representing me at the time. It was a huge relief when I talked to Michelle about my situation involving my case. I immediately knew that she was the right attorney to represent me. She was swift and quick answering any questions I had as well as filing motions. She was always easy to reach and always returned any messages I left, quickly. In the end, Michelle acquired the results I was looking for in my case. If you are in need of a spectacular person and attorney, do yourself a huge favor and select Michelle A. Fioravanti!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
A friend and I were put in a bad situation. Locked outside our friend's apartment in downtown Philadelphia, recently robbed, only remaining phone was dead and it was 3 in the morning. A window got broken in our attempt to get into the apartment and we were arrested for burglary. Ms. Fioravanti stepped in and gave us sound advice. We were both given probation and ARD with all charges to be expunged at the end of one year. She did a fantastic job and got us out of quite a mess.
Highly professional but sympathetic to your situation. Thank you for the help Michelle, I plan to never need your services again but I would recommend you to any friend in trouble.
Posted by J, a DUI client,
Michelle handled my DUI case. She was understanding and truly compassionate. I had never been in trouble before, and she reassured me I wasn't a criminal; I had made a mistake and it wouldn't be the end of my world and that I WAS going to get through it. She was incredibly thorough and made sure she kept me updated at all times with my case. She is well respected and is someone I wanted on my side. I got the outcome I wanted and am truly thankful for Michelle. There are a lot of DUI lawyers out there, but if you want your case handled professionally and you want to feel like more than a docket number or a dollar amount, then you NEED to meet with Michelle. Thank you Michelle!!
Posted by PRESIDENT and CEO PENNA.CORP., a Business client,
MS. FIORAVANTI RECENTLY HANDLED A BUSINESS SERVICES AND TRANSACTIONS VERY PROFESSI0NAL AND KNOWLEDGEABLE IN ALL DETAILS FOR OUR COMPANY . THE FIRM ENDORSE THIS ATTORNEY FOR BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LITIGATION.
Posted by Michael, a DUI client,
Ms. Fioravanti recently handled my DUI case, and she was not only compassionate but incredibly professional. She answered all my questions and was knowledgable about all aspects of my case. She treated me as an individual and not just another client in her schedule. I felt safe and secure trusting her with my case, and believe there isn't another who could have done a better job.