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Posted by CATHY
UPON FIRST MEETING MR. BERKE, HE WAS A BIT INTIMIDATING AND VERY MUCH TO THE POINT, NO EXTRA CONVERSATION WAS MADE.
I AM ASSURING YOU THAT AT FIRST, I WAS A LITTLE APPREHENSIVE, BUT, THE MORE I THOUGHT ABOUT IT, I WOULD RATHER HAVE A LAWYER OF FEW WORDS WHO WILL GET THE JOB DONE.
THAT IS BILL BERKE!
AFTER MEETING WITH HIM ON OTHER OCCASIONS, HE BECAME EASIER TO TALK WITH AND I UNDERSTOOD WHY HE IS LIKE HE IS.
WE WON THE WORK COMP CASE AND GOT A FAIR SETTLEMENT. YOU CAN ALWAYS WISH FOR MORE MONEY, BUT, I AM SATISFIED WITH THE RESULTS WE GOT!
MR. BERKE AND HIS ASSISTANT SHERI MARCOTTE WERE VERY PROFESSIONAL, HELPFUL, AND ANSWERED MY QUESTIONS WITH COURTESY AND PATIENCE, AND I HAD MANY LEGAL TERMS TO BE EXPLAINED TO ME. I AM LOST WHEN IT COMES TO LEGAL TERMINOLOGY, SHERI WAS GREAT.
THE ENTIRE EXPERIENCE WAS DONE WITH PROFESSIONALISM AND WITHIN A YEAR AND 2 MONTH WINDOW.
NOT ALL OF THIS TIME WAS SPENT WITH LEGAL AID. THIS ORDEAL DRAGGED OUT DUE TO MANY DENIALS OF WORK. COMP.
IT IS ALMOST OVER AND WE WON, SO, YES, I RECOMMEND BILL BERKE.
MY ONLY REGRET WAS HAVING TO RESIGN FROM MY JOB, BUT, THAT IS FLORIDA, NOT BILL BERKE!
THANKS FOR A GREAT JOB, MR. BERKE AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO SHERI!!
Posted by Steve
Lot's of numskull Lawyers out there... this guy definitely isn't one of them. Don't hire an inexperienced young Attorney. Hire a young experienced Attorney. "HA !" I didn't want to make you to feel old Bill. Seriously though... Mr. Berke and one of his valuable Legal Assistants, Melissa... helped get me off the streets. I was living in my car for the last two and a half years while Bill argued with SSDI about my claim. The result = Fully Favorable ! Thank You Bill & Melissa. I am very pleased with how smoothly everything went while working with you guy's.
Posted by FOREVER GRATEFUL
Mr. Berke took my case when I had lost all hope, after losing with a previous Lawyer. WE WON!!!! His staff was always at hand to answer any questions, very professional. I HIGHLY RECCOMEND HIM..... I have my life back. THANK YOU MR. BERKE!!!!!!!!
Posted by a Workers Compensation client
On the first meeting with Mr. Berke I noticed that he is very strict, to the point. He is very serious about what he does. He helped me out with worker's comp case with Walmart. The case with Walmart was settled successfully. Thanks to Mr. Berke and his staff. Also, he is working on my Social Security case. I am awaiting results on this case. He did everything possible to help me out with this. I would recommend Mr. Berke to everyone that needs help with their case. I would not agree with some people saying that he is rude. He is only very strict and wants to be serious about what he does. I do not like lawyer that talk a lot and not doing much. Mr. Berke likes yes or no answers, and he doesn't talk much but he works on cases and finishes them successfully. His staff is very nice and Mr. Berke is always available to answer any questions that a client might have. Thank you Mr. Berke once more for helping me out.
Posted by RICK
I HIRED MR. BERKE TO REPRESENT ME IN 4 DIFFERENT CASES, UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION, PERSONAL INJURY, WORKMANS COMPENSATION, ANS S.S. DISABILITY, HE TOOK THE CHALLENGE AGAINST A FORTUNE 500 COMPANY (UPS) AND SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION AND SUCCESSFULLY WON ALL 4 CASES. I FOUND HIM TO BE VERY PROFESSIONAL, KNOWLEDGEABLE, ALWAYS ANSWERED MY CALLS AND ALSO I HAVE MADE A NEW FRIEND. HIS STAFF IS VERY FRIENDLY, ALSO PROFESSIONAL AND KNOWLEDGEABLE. THE BILL BERKE LAW FIRM IN MY OPINION IS SECOND TO NONE. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND ANYONE TO MR. BERKE AS HE IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE OF MANY ASPECTS OF LAW. THANK YOU MR. BERKE AND YOUR STAFF FOR A JOB WELL DONE. i HAVE RECOMMENDED YOU IN THE PAST AND WILL ALSO IN THE FUTURE. IN MY OPINION YOU ARE THE BEST
Posted by tony
Where should i start they say always listen to your lawyer and a person who represent himself is a foul,well i must have be a foul to have him represent me.For ten years he represented me and i listen to him to rack up the workers comp bills even though i didn't need the things that he ask for.After receiving a letter the clerk of court explaining that they where going to file a complaint with the state after numerous client where unjust of fair representation and that should have been a red flag.There where times that doing does made me feel like a criminal and the only thing that came out of it was he filled his pockets every time we went to mediation, there was no settling.He felt the longer he keep my case open the more money he would make. I should have realize it and it was as much my fault, because i became to close to my attorney and everyone should remember that should only look after yourself and when his staff is as much incompetent as he is I should have realize it .Just be aware of him and use you best judgment .I could go on and you should just listen to me just remember do your homework ask around don't do what i did,go to him when someone else was getting compensated from getting other former employees where i worked so he could line his pockets.
Posted by rick
In my opinion the law firm of berke y lubell has always been very professional and considerate and I would recommend the law firm of berke y lubell to anyone as i have 3 times already.the paralegals ,receptionist have gone above and beyond to answer my questions by phone and email and i have nothing to say but good things for everyone working there.mr. patrick javier handled my unemployment compensation case and was well prepared and knowledgeable of the fla. statues and went against a fortune 500 company and won.mr. bill berke i cant say enough good things about him, I used him last year and he won my case and now I am using him again for 5 different cases and actually one of the cases he doesnt specialize in but he is handling it for me to help me out.the person that stated mr .berke is rude, i do not find this to be true. he is a very busy man and his personality is black or white with no grey areas, this is the kind of attorney i want on my side, he does not have time to sit and chat about a case and has even told me before sitting in his office he doesnt have time i have to go, I totally understand and believe his reputation as a attorney is impeachable, thanks girls, mr. berke and mr, javier
Posted by Susan
He is very to the point but he gets things done .You don't hire a lawyer for his beside manner i hired him to get things done and he does .
Lots of communication from his firm not left to sit wondering what is going on .Happy to recommend him to anyone ..
Posted by Margaret
We went to Mr. Berke for a free consultation and he was beyond rude. Someone had recommended him to us, so we were shocked by his behavior. I was actually insulated how poorly he treated us. We had another attorney handling our case and we parted ways with him, because of his handling of our case. We thought Mr. Berke would be different since someone had said he took cases before similar to ours.
His office was dirty and there was no receptionist. Just a paper to sign your name. A lady that worked there was sitting in the waiting area helping another client and saw us sitting there and asked if we were being helped.
I read that he was a workers advocate, but I found no evidence of this. He said he was not interested in taking our case even though he did not listen to our story and kept cutting us off. He was actually surfing on his computer as my husband and I were speaking to him and told us to sum up the case in 30 seconds.
From what I saw, Mr. Berke is not interested in helping injured workers, I believe he is more interested in how much your case is worth....if your not a slam dunk case he can't be bothered. That was my impression of him.
Posted by a client
Mr. Berke tried my Social Security case and throughout the whole process was kind, considerate, and trustworthy. He was also very knowledgeable in all respects and always kept me well informed as to what was going on.