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Posted by Tom, a Probate client, Flag
I hired attorney Michael Cahill about six months ago to handle my father's estate. I was completely confused with how to proceed, but Mr. Cahill and his staff explained things very well. I met with Mr. Cahill personally, and I chose him over other attorneys who were less interested in this smaller estate. Even though it was a small estate to them, It was important to me, and Mr. Cahill made me feel important. During the five month process, I spoke with Mr. Cahill's assistant often and she patiently answered my questions. By the time I received the court's order and liquidated the estate assets I understood the complexities that Mr. Cahill explained in our first meeting. While we agreed on a flat fee for his services, I never felt rushed or pressured. Cahill Law Firm definitely earned their fee in my case! I am now scheduled to meet with Mr. Cahill to set up my own estate plan. I highly recommend attorney Michael Cahill.
Posted by a Estate Planning client, Flag
I recently hired Mr. Michael Cahill to help me with my estate plan. From my initial call to my last contact, he and his office staff were extremely PROFESSIONAL, POLITE, HONEST, UPFRONT, and TIMELY. At our initial meeting, it was obvious that he was HIGHLY educated. Even so, his demeanor was FRIENDLY and DOWN-TO-EARTH - traits not true of many lawyers. With his combined education in both law and accounting, he was able to handle my ENTIRE situation. He was FORTHCOMING regarding his fees (which were VERY REASONABLE, as I had "shopped around"), and HE DID WHAT HE SAID HE WOULD DO! I actually got to meet with HIM, rather than merely a staff person or paralegal, and he PERSONALLY took the time to review and explain EACH page of EVERY document! I was truly amazed that this man was really a lawyer! I left his office TOTALLY SATISFIED, and I would WHOLE-HEARTEDLY use his services again or refer him to anyone wanting a QUALITY attorney!
Upon referencing this website to review Mr. Cahill, I noticed a review that was less than flattering. I don't know who wrote it, but he/she could not be less accurate. Each line was filled with inconsistencies, and by his/her description of the office, I question if he/she reviewed the correct attorney at all. Mr. Cahill came HIGHLY recommended to me by a neighbor, and I also saw his ad in the Seminole Beacon. I guess they say that "you can't please everyone all the time and some people can't be pleased at all!" For me and my neighbor, however, he could not have done a better job!
I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Michael Cahill to anyone looking for a QUALITY attorney practicing in the areas of Estate Planning and Probates.
Posted by Diane, a Estate Planning client, Flag
I don't know what this man is doing practicing as an attorney. His education is in accounting and taxes. His sole interest seems to be in accounting regarding his own bank account. They say that "those who can't - teach" which is true in this case. Cahill's law is a tacky little cubbyhole in a building that looks like a bunker. I have never seen another client in his office. He teaches some accounting classes at Stetson to pay the bills. Even though he seems to have nothing but time on his hands, he did virtually no work on my behalf. He took $3000 and has did virtually nothing to earn it other than have his secretary put some stamps on some envelopes. He doesn't listen, he doesn't want to be burdened with any facts, and he obviously has no people skills whatsoever. When I went into his office, I noticed through an open door that he was sitting at a computer doing what at first I thought was intensive work, but then when I passed by the door, I saw that he had up a game of solitare! Basically he is an unemployed accountant who now preys upon bereaved clients with wills to shove through probate without any consideration of anything. I detest his attitude. He also went behind my back and spoke with people he had no business talking to and gave them information that he had no business giving them, yet I am the one paying for his services! Other than his generic website, there is virtually no information about this man anywhere. On his webpage, he claims he has been before the Supreme Court. I wonder if that was as an attorney or a defendant.
Posted by a Trusts client, Flag
Michael Cahill has been a tremendous disappointment
in the actual implementation of a trust that is now needed
by the family. We were only given a contract asking for a
$2500 retainer at an appointment with him after my father's
death, before he would even look at the first page of the
trust or discuss anything to do with it ~ this after my the
trust had been transferred to him at least 4 yrs. ago by
another lawyer leaving this area of practice. Mr. Cahill also had worked on addendums to this trust in 2007.