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Posted by Sharon P, a Criminal Defense client,
Michael Kessler and his staff were God send to our family facing horrible allegations. Michael does not just take any case. Michael and his teams expertise of the law is how he will defend you. When we thought all hope was lost. He in our families eye's is a SUPER HERO!!!!. He will make a wrong right and fight for justice. My family has been through the worst but knowing he is on our side and fighting for justice . I cannot thank Michael, Amy, Tina, Susan and Jerry enough for standing by our family in such a traumatizing situation. I will say his office is like family to us ! Trust , Honor and Respect to you Michael and your team!!!
Posted by James, a DUI client,
Michael and the staff at The Kessler Law Firm make you feel like part of the family as soon as you walk through the door. Facing a Felony Dui and 10 years loss of DL, I only went 2 weeks without a DL and then they won the case NOLLE PROSEQUI. This team is the best in the business. Thank You and Great job!!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
I was facing misdemeanor charges, disorderly conduct & resisting arrest without force. I had a public defender in the beginning and spent once a month in court for 7 months. Before I knew it I was scheduled for jury selection. All my previous attorney ever offered me where plead deals from the prosecutor. She never offered any real defense or game plan or any information on my options other than I should take the plead deal or most assuredly face jail time if I decided to go to trial. That's when I knew I had to find a way to retain someone with experience and commitment to their client. Someone who had the time to speak to me and knew the law. Mr. Kessler gave me everything I was looking for. The moment I met with him for my consultation I knew he was the right attorney for me. He exuded confidence and knowledge. I felt I was in very capable hands from the start. It took a couple of more months to finally have the charges dropped only because of certain circumstances involving the judge and the change of attorney. I would very strongly recommend Mr. Kessler. Had I had the means to retain his services from the beginning, I would have been done with my nightmare probably at my first appearance. His staff is also top notch and kept me informed and up to date on everything pertaining to my case. If you should ever have the unfortunate experience of having been arrested and charged, hire someone with knowledge and experience. If you're in Saint Lucie County...that's a no brainer. HIRE MICHAEL KESSLER
Posted by Rob, a DUI client,
I have unfortunately been involved in two separate DUI incidents, three years apart, in different FL Counties, that were both handled with a DISMISSAL by Mike Kessler. In both, he thoroughly explained the Pros & Cons of my situation, suggested various potential outcomes, then led me to decide for myself the outcome to pursue. Fortunately for me, Mike & his EXCELLENT staff (esp Tina) always answered my calls or emails promptly, and kept me apprised as to the case's progression. Just last week, Mike got a dismissal for my case. I can't thank he, Tina & the rest of the staff enough for their care & concern for me.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
Mr. Kessler and his team were exactly what I needed. It was my third DUI. I was scared and needed help. In the end he was worth every penny. My case went all the way to trial and he worked through every aspect of the case until he found the opening he needed to attack. The prosecutor looked like a nervous little child scratching and clawing trying to fight back but it was too late. The case was over and Mr. Kessler was still the champion. Great job and thanks for everything!!
Posted by Edward,
I retained attorney Michael Kessler less than a month ago to represent me on a felony charged. The charge was dismissed,. I will not hesitate to recommend Mr. Kessler. He did a great job.
Thank you attorney Kessler!
Posted by Stacy, a DUI client,
I retained Michael Kessler to defend me on my DUI case. Though I had a breathalyzer reading of .0143 & .0147 we won. I worked with Michael on my case for 3 years. Many continuances due mostly to the prosecution and the judge. He is highly inelligent and very knowledgeable in DUI cases and how to beat them. He suggested that I hire 2 expert witnesses which both had a huge part of my win. Michael and the witnesses were able to disprove the states witness that the intoxalizer 8000 never fails. Michael happens to be an expert on most or all breathalizer machines but since he was my attorney he could not be a witness for my case. Michael made the expert witness for the state turn red in the face from embarrassment and squirm in his seat. It was like a scene from Law and Order... Even the prosecutors were at a loss of words. If you have the unfortunate experience of a DUI I highly recommend you retain Michael. After 3 years of the most stressful time of my life I was so glad I had him on my side. There is nothing like going through something like this to, at the end of it all hear the clerk read the verdict from the jury... NOT GUILTY
Posted by Tom, a DUI client,
In a situation that seemed hopeless I feel blessed to have had Michael Kessler at my side when I stood before the judge. Before my case ever got to the point of trial Mike pointed out several overlooked specifics that would have presented prosecution with lengthy and questionable findings. This resulted in a highly favorable outcome for me resulting in the retention of my freedom.
Posted by Warren, a Criminal Defense client,
If you're not already impressed by the things you have probably heard, the fellow lawyers endorsing him like no other than allow me to share my story.
Back in Feburary I was arrested for aggravated assault with a firearm, I was facing 4 years minimum. This was, to put in short, a nightmare. I run a business, I have a family I care about very much so that's not in the best of health, I could not go to prison for 4 years. I made this crystal clear to Micheal Kessler
From the day I met him, Kessler gave me this feeling of a Lion in the court room. Other lawyers will tell you to feel confident, Kessler will make you FEEL confident. He comes off extremely knowledgable and lets you know how serious your situation is, at the same time letting you know your in good hands. I will never forget after the meeting, I was waiting to meet with a different lawyer in the same building. Kessler came down while I was waiting and asked if I was there to hire him. Other lawyers wondered if I was going to hire them, Kessler didn't give me that feeling. He gave me this cocky feeling that he knew I was going to hire him, and that's what seperates great lawyers from average ones.
After doing some research, I knew I found the gem on the treasure coast. The day I hired Kessler they told me not to worry. From that day on his wonderful secretary Terry was there to answer alll my questions and more. I had a bit of a "ticking time bomb" in my case, most lawyers would not take the time to deal with it. Every time something happened during my case the Kessler law firm was there answering my phone calls, emails making the situation right.
During the process, I started to become worried (as anyone would do given the circumstances) and once I became worried, Kessler erased that instantly. I even became so worried I started wondering if maybe taking a plea deal wasn't a bad idea (This after I told Kessler that was completely unacceptable) and folks, I'll never forget..The second I brought that up to Kessler he looked me in the eye and said, "If I put you on probation, that's going to put the key to the jail in your pocket during that period"
Folks, no other lawyer will be this upfront with you. Every other lawyer would hear that and run to get you on probation. Kessler said no, he made himself work harder to get my charges dropped.The result?
A month later I get a call from Kessler
"How are you doing today? You'll probably be doing much better, the charges have been dropped"
In one phone call, life was right. Hope was restored, my business had hope, I could spend time with my family. Life was fixed. All because of MIcheal Kessler.
Folks, I cannot advise you enough, hire this man. There is not a more lethal defense attorney on the treasure coast at getting results. He saved my life, he'll save yours too.
Posted by a DUI client,
I ended up facing a third DUI within ten years.. Mr. Kessler seems to be for your side initially, however relies alot on his secretaries to do all of the communication. There were times where I felt like I was barricaded from talking to him directly in a time of need; meaning, the day before my appearance in court. What to expect, how should I present myself, what time would he be there? The intial arraignment, he showed up 2 hrs late and the court doors actually closed. He finally showed, and excused himself as he was involved with a murder case in Palm Beach. Scared me because the judge had been notified and was almost unable to see me. In regards to communication, most of the time I was told that they would get back to me; although, never happened, and I would have to return back to them. Mr. Kessler one time told me that I was too intrusive onto them and disruptive to the secretaries work. I would not have called if I had a straightfoward answer to begin with, after all I did pay over ten thousand dollars for an attorney, not the secretary.... In fact, Terri was on vacation and I had to call them to find out what the rendered decision was regarding my appeal. Followed up with an email with suggestions in what we may do next, no reply. Guess they were done with me. It seems difficult to find an honest attorney within the criminal court system. I am sure he is the best, however, there are still flaws and he is very expensive.