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I endorse this lawyer. I have been practicing criminal law for almost 20 years. I have done a lot of trial work. My divorce was recently resolved, but not without a lot of effort on Mr. Rechel's part. I hired Mr. Rechel because I had seen him in court and watched him try a case against another lawyer long before I hired him to represent me. He was excellent then, and he was excellent in the handling of my divorce. To be a great family law attorney you have to be more than a lawyer because of the emotional turmoil that many divorces can create. Ted is a master at preparing his case and his client for court. His knowledge of the law forced the other side to reconsider their position, and in my opinion brought an end to a terrible situation. My wife was very unrealistic and unreasonable. Once, she and her lawyers understood that Mr. Rechel and I would never back down she finally agreed to end the case. I only hope that anyone reading this endorsement calls me to learn more..
William Hanlon Criminal Defense Attorney
I have had numerous cases against Ted over the past 20 years, and on every occasion he's shown himself to be an extremely competent, knowledgeable, resourceful and experienced adversary. While trying a case against Ted is never easy, I know Ted will be an above board and honest opponent, and professional throughout. We may and often do see things differently, but I always respect his opinion even while disagreeing with it - so much so that Ted is also my first choice as mediator when I have a tough case where a mediator with his excellent background, experience and judgment - and his ability to communicate and reasonably argue the 'trade-offs' may be the only way a case can be settled reasonably instead of having to be tried at much greater expense and risk to the client. As an attorney or mediator, I would and have recommended Ted highly and without reservation - even to attorney friends of mine who I was too close to personally to represent myself.
James Kramer Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I endorse this lawyer. This lawyer's contributions to this site are invaluable. I happily endorse this lawyer's work, ability and charity to those asking for advice. Further, I like to endorse good lawyers, because I find the AVVO rating system to be dishonest and corrupt. Frequently, disgruntled litigants on the opposing side (not your clients) will bash a lawyer on this site, pretending to be "your" client. When this situation is brought to AVVO attention, Avvo refuses to do anything to investigate and remove the false, slanderous "client" reviews. AVVO is a mean petty internet blog site trying to make money off of lawyers, and does not care if the public receives truthful information.
Nadine Jett Divorce & Separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I first met Ted when I was working as staff counsel for the family judges in the 13th Judicial Circuit. He impressed me then as a reliable advocate of great integrity. Any work product he submitted to the Court was sure to be well-researched and creative in its approach. After nearly six years with the Court I knew I could only leave to work for the best, and that is Ted. In the weeks leading up to my transfer to Rechel & Associates I was repeatedly congratulated by my judges and other family law professionals for my good fortune, since Ted Rechel has a reputation for being both a consummate professional and a good man.
Lisa Bedwell Appeals Attorney
Relationship: Worked for lawyer