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Posted by Mark and Kelly
One in a million—this is one of the best phrases we can use to describe Carlo.
Carlo advised our family on a contentious custody case involving a matter of first impression—a one-in-a-million case. We came to Carlo based on two separate recommendations, one of which I (Kelly) received from a lawyer at my law firm (I’m also a lawyer, but not practicing in the area of Carlo’s expertise—family law). When we first spoke with Carlo and advised him of the issues we were facing, he was very honest about the very real challenges the case presented. However, he noted that a few years prior, he had handled a case that at the time dealt with new interpretations of the law that made the case rare and difficult to win. In that case, Carlo met with success. In our case, he also met with success!
What’s extraordinary about Carlo, and what makes him a one-in-a-million lawyer, is that he possesses the rare combination of deep expertise (he’s one of the top family law attorneys in the country), a sense of pragmatism that makes him very efficient, deep compassion, and street smarts. These last two points, deep compassion and street smarts, turned out to be critical ingredients in our ultimate success. Family law can deal with very happy moments in people’s lives, such as marriage. But, unfortunately, many (if not most) family law issues are not of the happy type; they’re often messy and contentious. Dealing with these issues requires a sensibility that goes beyond expert legal knowledge. Beyond legal expertise, what’s also required is someone who truly understands people relationships and how to work through those to get to the best legal result with the goal of also achieving results that allow for the preservation of ongoing relationships to the greatest extent possible. Not an easy task, and not everyone has that ability. Carlo does; he is a natural.
Even though we have several lawyers in our family, unfortunately, it can still be difficult to find an exceptional lawyer in a specialized field who you feel that you can trust on multiple levels—from soundness of advice and client service to effectively managing the cost of legal services. In Carlo, our family found all of this and more. We’re forever grateful for his expert legal knowledge, his diverse skill set, and his deep humanity. All of which helped him to deliver exceptional results for our family.
Posted by a Divorce client
I had a very complex divorce case that needed careful litigation. It was critical for me to choose a lawyer who was knowledgeable in family law, fair, hardworking and compassionate. I use the nomenclature “Best of the Best” because it captures the essence of what it means to be represented by an attorney who relentlessly works for you and with you to provide optimal results.
In your entire professional life, you may come across a handful of people who convey to you a quality of eternal reassurance. They see you as you hope to be seen, are as optimistic about you as you wish you were about yourself, and they communicate their belief in what you have to offer with such sincerity that you can’t help but believe it to be true. Carlo was not only the "calm during the storm", but he consistently reassured me that everything was going to be o.k. He was not only eager to share his professional experience, but he provided the legal advice needed to represent me in a manner that is truly the “best of the best”, bar none!
Because of Carlo’s assertiveness, professionalism, knowledge, expertise and experience, I would highly recommend him for anyone who is seeking legal representation!
Posted by Paul
I never wanted, nor did I ever expect to be in a position where I was filing for a divorce, but let's face it, things happen in life. Here's my background for you... I've worked with countless attorney's on a daily basis as part of my business for the last 28 years. Because of that, I know the difference between good legal representation/service and poor service. Carlo was recommended to me by a business lawyer I knew. When I contacted Carlo the first time, I was a wreck, emotionally, physically and spiritually. I was scared that I was going to lose my children, the very thought of being relegated to an every other weekend Dad sickened me. I was more than concerned that the business I'd built up was going to be decimated too. Carlo spoke to me in a manner that was way above and beyond professional. I knew he was the right attorney to hire! He was focused, and able to clarify my priorities. While he listened to my concerns, he was able to provide reassurance that all would be well. He understood how important our children were to me, and he understood the intricacies of my business. Carlo worked tirelessly on my behalf. It didn't matter the time of day or night, or what else was going on. He took me through a brutal and ugly life event with grace and diplomacy. He never once allowed the other side's ploys or tactics to affect what had become "our" strategy. He gave me timely and needed advice. He made sure that to the best of his ability that my children, their well being, and my ability to continue to be a loving and involved Dad was protected. Carlo was not only able to get me 50/50 custody, (which is unheard of when the mom is a full time stay at home mom) but he also was able to protect my ability to provide for our children. Carlo is a true veteran in the court systems. His military background in the intelligence field was also readily apparent in how he approached every aspect of my case. Carlo not only knew the opposing counsel, he also had appeared before the judge previously. Carlo was, and is a lifesaver in many ways. I can't say enough positive things about him, his service, or his results! It's only the very best lawyers that are busy, and that's because they're in high demand. Carlo is without a doubt a true leader in his field, a gentleman and he's not afraid of getting into it with opposing counsel when warranted. I appreciated his ability to anticipate and educate me on what the opposing side would do or try. Carlo was always three to four steps ahead of any situation, he's a true expert! If you're faced with having to go though
a divorce, and you want the best for your children, there's only one guy to call... Carlo Martina!
Posted by Craig
Carlo handled my case with expertise and personal compassion. I would certainly recommend Carlo to any future clients and in fact I do recommend him on frequent occasions.
Posted by Laurie
Mr. Martina worked intelligently and responsively as we dealt with complex custody safety issues for my children. His efforts resulted in my assurance that my children would receive the care they required due to their special needs. His staff reflected the same high quality of service and compassion as we endured this difficult time in our lives.
Posted by Michael
Carlo is a great lawyer. He's thorough, uncovers facts that have the ability to sway the case, and doesn't relent until a fair verdict is reached. He locked in the child support so that it can never go up and he won 50/50 custody, which is basically unheard of in Wayne County. I hope I never need Carlo's services again, but if I do or if I find someone who does, I'd definitely go with Mr. Martina.
Posted by Karen
In 1996 I went through one of the most difficult times in my life. A divorce was not what I had wanted for my family and it was a very emotional and sad experience. Carlo was willing to listen to my questions and took the time to help me understand the process. He never rushed me and he did not make me feel like a number. I am very grateful for his compassion and expertise.
Posted by J.P.
Carlo Martina is an exceptional family attorney. Throughout my case, Carlo was dedicated, detail- oriented, professional and empathetic. When you are going through divorce, you need someone who is very experienced at family law as well as someone who knows the system and how it works. Carlo is this person. Carlo is extremely well-respected in the family law community because he is honest, hardworking and will work for you and your children' s best interests. Carlo gives his clients realistic assessments of their situations and helps them to resolve divorce issues in the best way possible.
Posted by Tami
Carlo Martina is not only the best of attorneys, but the best of male professionals. He was nothing short of kind, giving, and sophisticated in his actions throughout our time together. His drive, determination, and confidence kept me going when I was ready to give up. I will forever be grateful for his hard work and support.
Posted by Al
When I was in need of a divorce attorney a close friend of mine, who is a successful business attorney, without hesitation recommended Carlo Martina. I'm glad he did. From our first meeting, Carlo patiently listened and asked questions to make sure he understood exactly what was important to me. He then went over all of my options and based upon his years of experience explained the best course of action. He gave me clarity when I had none. He was accessible by phone, e-mail and in-person making communication a priority. His support staff was understanding and re-assuring and it was apparent they were confident in Carlo's ability as well. Carlo fought hard on my behalf and never backed down. He carried me through a very difficult time. He knows the system, the law and the chose the best course of action to achieve my desired goals. I am very happy with the results. You've made the decision to find the best attorney possible to represent you in your divorce. Be comfortable knowing Carlo will be your champion and advocate to the best possible resolution so you can move forward with your life.