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Michael Howard LaFay

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  1. Stuck with me thick and thin

    Posted by Sheila,
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     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Michael LaFay.

    My family hired Michael 5 years ago today, Michael never left my side, even after my funds were ALL gone. Not knowing the Lord would take almost 5 years to take this to trial, Michael was there every step of the way giving everything he had to my case but asking for nothing. He was/is an amazing lawyer with awesome dedication to his client! We prevailed.I am free today because of the Lord and having Michael in my corner! :)

  2. Lafay the best there is!!!!

    Posted by lauracasluna, a Criminal Defense client,
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    • I recommend Michael LaFay.
    • I hired Michael 6-12 months ago.
    • Michael handled my Criminal Defense matter.
    • I have previously worked with 6-10 lawyers.

    He saved my husband when all the cards were stacked against him. We was such a hard worker and uncovered all the lies. He made the ADA look incompetent. Five star lawyer the best in the business.

  3. The best Attorney I have ever worked with he saved my life.

    Posted by Carmen, a Criminal Defense client,
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    Kept me informed
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    • I recommend Michael LaFay.
    • I hired Michael 1-3 years ago.
    • Michael handled my Criminal Defense matter.
    • I have previously worked with 6-10 lawyers.

    Never met a harder working person in all my life. He was incredible in the court room and way out classed the ADA. His experience and persistence sent me home to my family. He is the best no question about it.

  4. I would not recommend Michael Lafay

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
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    • I do not recommend Michael LaFay.
    • Michael handled my Criminal Defense matter.

    Mr. Lafay tells you everything he knows you want to hear, but once you pay him, you hear nothing else from him, AT ALL. he does not keep you up to date or informed about anything related to your case. Does not respond in a timely manner, and is always short whenever you catch up with him. You will not know anything about a court date or anything until the day before, you have no chance to go over anything before you know you are in front of the judge no warning, no nothing. I wish like hell I can get my money back.

  5. Review of Attorney Lafay

    Posted by Wendy, a White Collar Crime client,
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     Excellent
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    • I do not recommend Michael LaFay.
    • I hired Michael more than 3 years ago.
    • Michael handled my White Collar Crime matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    This attorney took my money and then messed up in court in one of my hearings and had to have an attorney represent him to protect himself and left me hanging. He immediately withdrew from my case and did not refund my money. I kept copies of all the hearings from court and now realize not only did he cost me my money but no ability to pay another attorney without borrowing. He did nothing on my case and did not keep me informed about what was happening or what things he was doing that affected me. I had no information and chance to assist in the direction he was going. Would not recommend him or the firm he works for to anyone. He was not diligent in assisting me. He got scared for his own future and quit even though he messed it up himself in court. I have copies of the hearings to prove he acted without my knowledge and spoke to my accuser without my knowledge.

    1. Michael Howard LaFay

      Michael LaFay

      Lawyer Comment:

      I represented this client in 2002. During the case, the prosecutor sought to subpoena me. I fought this subpoena for one year in the Orlando courts and the appellate courts. When the appellate court decided that the prosecutor could interview me, the Florida Bar told me that I had to withdraw from the case even though I would not be providing any information against my client or even answering their questions. I had no choice in withdrawing from her case once the Florida Bar instructed me to do so. The client was well aware of this. This criticism is completely unfounded

      Posted 5 months ago. Flag

  6. 100+% Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer as real as you can get!!!

    Posted by Mark, a Criminal Defense client,
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     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
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    Kept me informed
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    • I recommend Michael LaFay.
    • I hired Michael more than 3 years ago.
    • Michael handled my Criminal Defense matter.
    • I have previously worked with 6-10 lawyers.

    My son got charged with 5x Attempted Murder and 5x Aggravated Assault. I have spoken to many Super Lawyers while shopping around for the best representation that I can get for my son across the State of Florida. A few of the Super Lawyers indicated just like Mr. Lafay indicated that this case has to go to trial. Mr. Lafay rate in comparison with the other Super Lawyers was unbelievable for the experience and very high quality work that was laid out in the court room time after time. The State and Police Officers were both very much under very heavy pressure from day one. Mr. Lafay left no stone unturned, everything were examined and presented in getting this case ready for trail. This case was definitely worked to the fullest by Mr. LaFay. For the rate that Mr. LaFay charges I still can’t believe it for the very high quality representation. For a lawyer that doesn’t mislead and actually tries his very best for you Mr. Lafay is the man!!!