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Posted by Steven,
Michael did a tremendous job handling my divorce. He was personable and professional throughout the process. He was always updating me on the the status of my divorce and explaining the next steps. Michael always made me feel comfortable and confident I chose the right attorney. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Jeanne, a Family client,
I have mixed feelings about Michael. He has handled several things for me. Most of them he has done very well.
But recently I asked him to handle a situation regarding a family estate situation and I felt that his heart wasn't really into it. I told him what my issue was. My brother stole my father's computer after my father passed away and I had personal intellectual property on it that I wanted back. It was 3 years worth of my work. It was proprietary information and also included sensitive client information and I did/do not want my brother to have that information. So what I needed was access to the computer so that I could remove my personal information off of it. I also wanted some music files of my Dad's and my Mom's recipes. Michael wrote a letter to my brother's attorney requesting the information, but he only asked for a copy of my Dad's files and my Mom's recipes. I felt as though he hadn't even listened to me about how important my own personal property is to me. Later he told me that I should just go to small claims court to get that information from my brother and implied that my 3 years worth of work is not worth enough to warrant anything more than small claims court. I still do the same kind of work today and command a 6 figure salary for it, so I felt that Michael just didn't want to work with me any more and decided to insult me on the way out. I also felt that he had somehow been "gotten to" by my brother and his attorney and was working for them instead of working with my best interest at heart.
I'm baffled by Michael's behavior because we had previously had a very good working relationship and I don't understand why he turned on me the way he did.
If you had asked me a year ago, I would have recommended him highly, but after this latest experience, I can no longer recommend him.
Posted by Mohammad, a Divorce client,
I decided to hire Mr. Cutler based on reviews on this site. I am so thankful that I did. I have consulted with a few lawyers before talking to him, and non offered me the solutions he offered. I have wasted my time with previous lawyers, He was straight forward, responds in timely manner, and very knowledgeable. Thank you Mr. Cutler for a job well done.
Posted by Charlie, a Divorce client,
The best decision I made in my life was to hire Michael Cutler to represent and guide me through my divorce. Never did I make a contact to his office that it wasn't returned promptly. Michael kept me appraised of steps to be taken, scheduled meetings with opposing counsel, and court dates well in advance. He arranged for me to meet for court dates by phone because I had moved out of state. He explained in detail what opposing counsel was proposing and made suggestions of which way he recommended I should go and the reasons for the recommendation given. He always made me feel like I was his only client and that his reputation hinged on the outcome of my case. I assure you that after 22 years of practice this could not be so, but I was always made to feel comfortable in a very tense and stress filled event in my life. I always felt he had my needs covered and he represented me to his fullest. I never questioned that he was serving every one of my needs. At the end of each hearing I went away relieved at the outcome with knowledge that I had the best there is representing me. I have no reservation in recommending Michael Cutler as a true professional, an extremely knowledgeable, caring, calm, sympathetic and thorough man in his field.
Posted by a Divorce client,
I can't say much to Mike Cutler yet. I have faith in him. He is good at taking mountains and making them back into molehills. I wish I had started with him instead of given him my mess and saying "go."
Posted by Sreenath, a Divorce client,
Came to know about Mr Cutler through Avvo.com around same time last year. In the first meeting itself he gave me a positive impression by sounding confident. I have to say the quality that stands out in him is his openness to let you know what are your chances of succeeding in a given case and the manner in which he thoroughly studies the case with you. He is very approachable and good at getting back to you. He keeps you well informed all the time.
I recommend Mr. Cutler without any reservation. I think he is a top notch attorney.
Posted by Kelley, a Child Custody client,
Mr. Cutler did an awesome job. He represented me while I was living in Louisiana. I was able to participate in court by phone. It saved me a lot of time off work and money. It took a little while but everything worked out in my favor.
Posted by a Family client,
My husband's ex-wife was suppose to refinance the former marital home and she failed to do so and was ruining my husband's credit because she was not making timely payments. In her response, she was asking the court to allow her another year before refinancing. I was nervous that the Judge was going to give her what she asked for but Michael fought to make sure she did not get another year. The end result was she had to refinance within 60 days or sell the house. I was very satisfied with this award. During my nervous "nelly" episodes, Michael was able to assure me she would not get such an award and really took the time to explain how the situation works. He was always responsive to my phone calls and dedicated himself to my case. I have dealt with other attorneys before and I have never received service the way that I did when working with Michael. He is a dedicated attorney who really does value his client's and works hard for them. I would definitely recommend this attorney to anyone I know!!!
Posted by Stephen, a Divorce client,
I was getting divorced and my wife was starting to have mental health issues. I was the primary caretaker for my kids and worked from home and my wife was working outside the house. I found out that she was having an affair and a secret life. She also was developing mental health issues. She filed for divorce and asked for full custody...of the three kids I had been the primary caretaker of. When I hired Michael, based on his Avvo reviews, I had very high expectations that he would be able to show the truth. I was not disappointed. Michael fought for me when needed, talked for me when appropriate and negotiated when it was the right thing to do. He was more than a lawyer...he never gave up and fought for me like it was personal. When we were winning every hearing, my wife filed a domestic violence charge and Mike referred me to a criminal lawyer who got the case dismissed. No matter what happened in my case, Mike did what was necessary to take care of me and my children. I have a much better life started now thanks to Mike and he has my loyalty forever.
Posted by Virginia Kennedy, a Divorce client,
I hired this Lawyer after reading the Reviews of what an outstanding Lawyer he was. I found the opposite to be true. He promised me the Moon and Earth and delivered nothing. I expected to be advised of my rights in Divorce, he took down the info and acted on it without informing me of certain outcomes that could happen. I did not hear from him again until the Court date. Mr Cutler is winging it when it comes to divorce law.he told me one story then another story. It was disastrous. I was sued by my Ex for all of my Retirement after Cutler gave me a story that it would be difficult for my ex to do it. He lied to me to get me to sign the paper so he could get back to his office to rip of more clients. He said nothing in Court, did nothing just sat there like a lump on a log. I just got the feeling Mr Cutler was rooting for my Ex. Stay away from this liar. You will be sorry you hired him. Do your research do not trust the reviews Mr Cutler can only access.