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MICHAEL TOOK MY MONEY AND FILED WORTHLESS PETITIONS IN COURT IN FEB.2010 AND NOW OVER A YEAR LATER I HAVE NEVER HAD A COURT DATE AND I HAVE BEEN CALLING HIM SINCE DECEMBER AND HAVE NOT HAD A CALL BACK.I HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR COPIES OF RECEIPTS,LETTERS FROM MY EX'S LAWYER.COPY OF MY RETAINER WITH HIM AND I COULD GO ON BUT TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT I STILL CAN NOT GET THEM OR A CALL BACK AND EVERY TIME I CALL I GET SENT TO VOICE MAIL.
After being married for 17 years and 4 kids later, I never thought I'd get divorced. My husband met someone and wanted out. I did alot of research on the internet looking for an attorney and after meeting 6 attorneys in person, I chose Michael to represent me and I am so glad I did. There was no arguement about custody, he didn't want the burden of the kids. But trying to get child support, house payments and alimony was a huge fight. One of our boys is disabled and I've been a SAHM all their lives. Michael fought for me and the kids. He is a real family man as well and truely had our best interests in mind. The other side try to bully us and made false accusations, but in the end we prevailed and I am very happy with the results. Michael and his support staff were always available and kept me well informed as to the status of my case. Do yourself a favor and hire him if you are considering getting a divorce.
I had an immediate issue that needed legal council. Mr. VanDerZee not only called me on a Saturday - but spoke with me at length about my challenges.
MIchael was knowledgable, accessible and professional. I have a new attorney!
I was recently charged with a DUI. I had never been in any legal trouble previously and was quite terrified about the ordeal. To get the best representation possible, I consulted with several attorneys throughout the Bay area. It looked like I was facing a difficult decision, but then I met Michael.
He immediately impressed me. While he was both very personable and professional, he spoke the law with a commanding confidence that quickly put me at ease. Throughout the case, Michael constantly kept me informed, he was always fast to respond, and we never had to communicate through a secretary. The quality of his service was simply outstanding. He didn't treat me like a client or a defendants -- he treated me like a person.
If you want a great attorney with both character and amazing service, Michael VanDerZee is the one to call.
I got a DUI, my first, and Michael fought the system and we won. He was extrememly knowledgable about Floridas laws and how the system works. He was there for me every step of the way. He kept me informed throughout the entire process and what the stragegy was going to be and how I felt about it. And he treated me with the utmost respect and dignity, something the officers didn't do. You are in such good hands with him as your attorney.