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Posted by Samantha, a Child Custody client, Flag
There are few people that I would entrust with the outcome of my child custody case - especially one originating from beyond US borders. This lawsuit presented unique challenges for myself and Mr. Gold, but he was the ever-present 'voice of reason' that keep me grounded and sane throughout. Lorne was professional in his conduct, sincere and tender in his approach, and became one of the most acclaimed and respected people in my life. From the outset, he fought for as desirable a position as possible for myself and my son (and even took the liberty of making bold decisions on my behalf when I was uncertain). Needless to say, Mr. Gold succeeded in delivering on all his promises (and more) and I will continue to trust him with any legal matters that may arise in the future. Lorne, Cat and Cathy - you guys are miracle workers and angels. We are so grateful!
Posted by Drew, a Divorce client, Flag
I have never had to hire an attorney before and I dreaded having to search for one and feared hiring someone that did not meet my expectations and make my divorce more painful than it already was. My wife’s attorney handled all the paperwork and drafted the judgment and Lorne reviewed all the paperwork to ensure that I was being treated fairly. My goal and my wife’s goal was to have our divorce done as quick and as painless as possible and most importantly to preserve our friendship. Lorne was quick to reply to my emails, return my phone calls, and meet face-to-face when needed. He went out of his way to review and revise (over a weekend) the judgment drafted by my wife’s attorney after her attorney sent Lorne the draft just two (2) business days prior to our court date. Both my wife and I were thankful for Lorne’s involvement with our divorce and for taking the time during that weekend to finalize the paperwork so our divorce would be final on Monday so we could both move on and not endure another minute of being involved with a divorce. Even though our divorce was amicable and my wife and I remain close friends, it was emotionally brutal and I am so thankful that Lorne represented me and made our divorce less painful than what it could have been. My utmost sincere thanks to Lorne for his hard work and compassion!
Posted by a Domestic Violence client, Flag
Lorne helped my daughter with a domestic violence case. His professionalism, support and expertise were exceptional. His personal concern for my daughter's experience and his guidance throughout the process made us feel not only relieved but helped with the closure my daughter needed after her ordeal. I would highly recommend Lorne Gold and will call on him again should the need ever arise.
Posted by Scott, a Divorce client, Flag
I couldn't have asked for anyone better to have handled my divorce .
Posted by Brian, a Divorce client, Flag
I had Lorne as an attorney 10 years ago. He did a great job for me. He always had my best interests in mind. He also kept me level headed. When going throgh a divorce emotions can run high. Lorne was always there to keep me in check when I was starting to let my emotions take over rather than common sense.
Posted by Leonard, a Divorce client, Flag
Lorne took a real interest in me personally. He never gave up and was correct in his total approach. He was dedicated to insure that my result was one that I could live with in the future with satisfaction. I was very pleased with the fact that he had economic penalities placed against those who were less then honest. I was not an easy client, it was not an easy case, but Lorne always stayed focused. I still call Lorne for other legal advice out side the scope of the work which he was first retained.
Posted by Daphne, a Child Custody client, Flag
Lorne is simply hands down the lawyer you want in your corner. I particularly chose Lorne for his expertise in child custody issues and dealing with very complex divorce issues, and he delivered every time. Cool under pressure, extremely knowledgeable and very empathetic, I would and have recommended Lorne directly to several close friends. It is obvious walking into any courtroom that Lorne is both known and well respected amongst his peers.
Posted by Cynthia, a Divorce client, Flag
I highly recommend Lorne B. Gold, Attorney at Law, to represent you and to obtain the optimal outcome you require and expect in your divorce. He was highly recommended to me and he gained my confidence in our initial consultation. It is my experience that:
• He is exceedingly knowledgeable and thorough.
• Very importantly, he returns calls and responds to emails always within 24 hours, usually far less.
• I appreciate the fact that rather than dictate what needs to be done, he discusses, listens, and recommends. As a client, you feel ‘in charge’ and that he is providing a service for you; he treats you with respect.
• When your case requires the expertise of other professionals he makes the appropriate contacts.
• His follow through in all regards is timely and complete.
• All documents are submitted to you for review and approval before filing with the court.
• His interaction with the opposing counsel is appropriately respectful, however he is always mindful of his desired outcome on your behalf.
• His appearance and conduct in court is confident, respectful, and professional.
• The fees for his services are not low, however they are consistent with the quality of service you receive and the confidence you feel in the final outcome he obtains.
In summary, without reservation, I recommend Lorne B. Gold, Attorney at Law, for all matters related to divorce.
Posted by Jennifer, a Family client, Flag
Gaining custody of my children was the most stressful and emotionally draining time of my life.
I hired Mr Gold after I had been taken for a ride from another family law attorney that cared more about her monthly statements then she did about my family. Mr Gold took over my case and got it settled. (In my favour I must add). He did more then just get my ex to come to terms with what we wanted. He drafted a very specific and well written custody agreement that left little room for future litigation. Many attorneys talk a good talk but its whats on paper that really matters. Mr Gold is an excellent communicater that is respected in the courtroom and by his peers. I was so happy with the results I received on my case that I referred him to a close family member. He was retained on a post divorce judgement that was nearly impossible to reverse and once again Mr Gold did not disappoint. I would be happy and privelaged to recommend Lorne Gold on any divorce or custody matter. He is truly one of the best!
Posted by Robert, a Divorce client, Flag
I am a current client of Mr. Gold. He has been extremely helpful in dealing with my "high conflict divorce". His recommendations and comments are clear, insightful and helpful. He takes so much of the emotion out of, what can many times be, an extremely frustrating and emotional experience. I do recommend him to family and friends!
Posted by Ms Lisa Phillips, a Child Custody client, Flag
Attorney Lorne B Gold was my attorney 6 months ago, and I have never had such a brilliant, compassionate and wise attorney. He always kept me informed, concerning my court case and was extremely knowledgeable, and trustworthy. I have recommended Mr. Lorne B Gold to several friends and family, as I believe that he is indeed one of our Country's top attorney's. My court case was handled with class and brilliance by Mr Lorne B Gold, as he won my case quickly and swiftly....
If I ever need an attorney again, I will call upon Mr. Lorne B Gold immediately, as he is the very best attorney I have ever met.
Posted by ADRIA BIRCOLL, a Divorce client, Flag
I am responding to the negative review that was recently posted...
SHAME ON YOU!!!
your description of Lorne,
is absolutely untrue!!!
Lorne Gold is an AMAZING lawyer!
he is the 'complete package'...
NEVER has he 'not returned phones calls!'
I ONLY WOULD recommend him!!!
I hired Lorne 4 yrs ago, like most divorces, i could not see the light at the end of the tunnel...
he helped me through the most difficult time in my life!
Today, as i continue an on going battle with my ex, as new problems surface...Lorne is still representing me!
He puts his heart and soul into his cases!!!
He works for his money! (worth every dime)...
It is not Lorne that you are unhappy with,
IT IS YOU, that you are unhappy with!
Posted by Sam, a Divorce client, Flag
Lorne worked hard to attain my requested goals! He is knowledgeable and is very detailed in his answers his knowledge of the law is second to none!
Lorne is no nonsense and helped guide me through the legal process and was able to keep me on track, keeping me focused on what I was trying to achieve.
Lorne and his staff have been very responsive! All my questions or concerns were promptly addressed. All phone calls or e-mails were responded to within hours!
I always feel Lorne is at my side and has my back, He has been very fair in his billing and with his time, I have always felt I got more than what I have paid.
I would recommend him to anyone and everyone I know who may be going through a divorce or any other family matter!
Posted by Kenneth, a Divorce client, Flag
Lorne represented me in my divorce case.
He did an AWESOME JOB and the result was much better than I ever expected!!!!
How many clients can say that after a divorce?
I would recommend him to anyone in an instant (and have).
If you want Top Notch Legal Representation, Lorne is your Man.
Posted by Clare, a Divorce client, Flag
Lorne's competence, clarity and professionalism gave me the peace of mind I so badly needed throughout my divorce proceedings. He guided me through all of the steps so that I never had to worry that something was falling through the cracks, and he always respected my wishes as to how to handle the case (though it was perfectly clear he could have been more of a bulldog if I'd wanted that!)
Posted by Stephanie, a Child Support client, Flag
I would strongly recommend Lorne. He did an outstanding job for me. I am very pleased with his professional approach to my situtation. He continues to keep me informed and is always there to assist when I need help.
Posted by Kirk, a Divorce client, Flag
I have worked with many lawyers over the years both in business and personal situations and I find Lorne to be one of the best. First he is hard working, very data driven and ethical in his approach. Second, he has a grasp on all of the latest trends and directions in cases and various subject matters. This knowledge is clearly demonstrated by both his participation and leadership in Legal forums and groups.
Posted by Scott D, a Divorce client, Flag
Lorne Gold was the 2nd attorney on my divorce case. My ex had created blatant fraud and acted despicably during our case. My previous attorney, while outraged by my ex's behavior, never got a handle on it.
I hired Lorne who immediately saw clearly, after only one meeting, what was going on and he told me that it was "time to turn this ship around". While I was hopeful that he could do what he had intended, I was skeptical given what had already transpired on my case. Well, Lorne not only turned the tides for me but he exposed all truths, which in turn resulted in the judge and mediator seeing exactly who my ex was (is). This resulted in a divorce settlement that was more favorable than I could have ever imagined (and far, far less then what I had previously offered my ex to settle). He was able to get this favorable settlement for me by continuously exposing lie after lie of my ex. Lorne was relentless in exposing the truth despite how tedious it had become to do so. It was his unbelievable focus and creative thinking that resulted in accomplishing what my previous attorney could not.
My only regret was that I did not know of Lorne when I first filed for divorce. I now refer everyone who I know going through a divorce to Lorne Gold. Let's face it - divorce is miserable, but if you have an attorney who you trust can do what's best for you and your kids, it makes it much more manageable.
Posted by Michelle, a Divorce client, Flag
Lorne is the best attorney you will find in Michigan. If you are going through a divorce, he is the only choice. If you are lucky enough to be from Oakland County, Lorne will be the best choice. I was married to a divorce attorney and he was the only one who could help me fight the good fight. And he will fight the good fight.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Hired Lorne Gold to handle my divorce and he seemed very capable at the first meeting although his interest in my case faded as the meeting progressed. Once he got an initial payment he was very difficult (or even impossible) to get a hold of. Never returned calls. Seemed to care more about the $$$$ than my case (even though I was at the lowest point in my life). Don't EVER try to contact him unless you can talk Spartans basketball. That's all he cares about (well, not as much as getting paid $$$ or telling people how great an attorney he is!).