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Posted by Jeanne, a Family client, Flag
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, Flag
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, Flag
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, Flag
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, Flag
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, Flag
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, Flag
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, Flag
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, Flag
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.
Posted by Angela, a Divorce client, Flag
Mr. Cutler is a wonderful attorney. He has a very calming personality and that helped me a great deal during a very stressful time. He always answered my phone calls and e-mails the same day and I felt that I was kept very well informed.
I would recommend Mr. Cutler to my friends and family and even to strangers. And if I found myself in a situation that required I hire an attorney I would choose no one else.
Posted by Roland, a Elder Law client, Flag
Mr. Cutler provided services to my sister and I in 2006 – 2008 involving a difficult situation with my father. He was in his early 90’s, and was being taken for large amounts of money by an individual who had worked as an exercise instructor at his active living senior residence. The case was particularly touchy because protecting my father’s assets involved restricting a man who was obviously still able to manage his own affairs. Mr. Cutler convinced the court to appoint a conservator who watched over his finances, with the court intervening directly only to prevent significant missteps – such as my father offering this individual a home at a cost that would have wiped out his assets. While preventing such egregious behavior the court allowed my father to run his daily affairs as he always has – a fair and humane compromise under the circumstances. Throughout this arduous process, during which my father fought back with two attorneys, Mr. Cutler always responded with patience, dignity, and understanding, and brought a high degree of organization to a situation that initially seemed chaotic. Although this was a difficult drawn out case, involving great effort by Mr. Cutler and a lot of patience on the part of my sister and I, our objective of protecting my father’s assets was achieved.
Posted by Albert, a client, Flag
Michael has been our attorney for over a dozen years. He has always handled all matters in a prompt and expeditious manner while keeping us informed in a timely manner. He is very determined when taking on a tough assignment and is tenacious about obtaining the best possible outcome.
Posted by Fadi, a Business client, Flag
I found myself in a situation where I had to defend myself and my business against my ex-business partner. After 2 1/2 years of selling his share of the business, he was trying to manipulate the legal system so that he can get more money than he had originally asked for. He obviously could not stand the fact that I was able to succeed in running the business without him. I was referred to Michael Cutler by a former client and he exceeded my expectations. At the consultation he heard me out, reviewed some material and explained a general outline of what needed to be done. To me, this was an open and shut case. But real life is not like an episode of Law & Order where things are done in a hour. From the beginning he gave me an estimate of how long the process might take and how much it might cost. He demonstrated great knowledge, was responsive in a timely manner, was organinzed and passionate. The right person to have in your corner backing you up
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Verry vague .didnt get correct papers from.ex s attorney no discloures from her .calls you back right away at 275.00 hour rate .never gave me copies of anything spouse submitted. made dates in court with out asking me first .seemed like was working more for ex than me . over rated . 2500.00 just to file papers and re type my statement . Fired him and got a atty that wont milk me for everything . that advises me .with good advice
Posted by Eric, a Divorce client, Flag
At the start of my divorce, I knew absolutely nothing about the process or what to expect. I personally spoke with at least a half dozen different divorce attorneys before choosing Michael. I made the right choice. Michael took the time to educate me about what was going to happen, and then things turned out the way he said they would. He was always level-headed, especially when I wasn't. He would listen to what I was saying, even if it wasn't really relevant to actually settling my case. He told me what to expect from the opposing counsel and he was right on target. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Michael Cutler to anyone who is facing a divorce. He will come through for you just like he did for me.
Posted by Andy, a Divorce client, Flag
Michael is an extremely knowledgeable and compassionate professional. It was very comforting to see that Michael would listen to my needs and expectations and not attempt to force any hidden agendas on me or my divorce process. Michael is extremely patient and worked well throughout the complexities of the opposing counsel.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
The coolest head in the room, always. I felt like I had expert, unbeatable representation. But more importantly, my ex-husband felt like I had unbeatable representation. Clearly, the expertise and the experience are there, but the reason that I have recommended Michael Cutler to friends is that he walks into the room with such palpable confidence that he is a comfort to the client and, I believe, a total intimidation to the other party.
I truly believe that my divorce would have been longer, harder, messier, more expensive, and more damaging to my children and myself if not for the fact that crossing Michael Cutler seems like such a bad idea.
Posted by David, a Divorce client, Flag
I was referred to Mr. Cutler from a female friend who had hired him about a year ago. She kept raving about how fair , understanding, and knowledgeable he was. I am a male and was not happy with my present lawyer. My present lawyer at the time seemed to only be interested in her fees and keeping the case going longer. I am so happy I took her advice and hired Mr. Cutler. He is exactly as my friend said. He was totally understanding to how much time I wanted to spend with my children. He is very fair on his fees and most of all he doesn't just tell you what you want to hear but how he feels the court will rule. Because of Mr. Cutler, I get to see my kids regularly and have received a very fair settlement that I don't think I would of gotten anywhere else. Mr. Cutler protected my most prized investments and take it from me, he is an investment well worth investing in. I can now continue on with my life. I owe it all to Mr. Cutler.
Posted by Benjamine, a Divorce client, Flag
I was disappointed with my first attorney as he was leading me on. He promised to do all sorts of things, but never got anything accomplished. After a few months, I gave up and looked for a new attorney. After hiring Michael, I knew that I made the right choice. He fought for me and did more for my case in 2 weeks, than my last attorney did over a much longer time. Michael took the time to explain everything, every step of the way, and -as he says- he took care of my immediate and future concerns. I have already recommended his services to one of my neighbors and cousin. They told me that they are also very pleased with his work. I would also let you know that Michael always promptly returned my telephone messages and was very patient with me throughout the entire process. I have an attorney for life.
Posted by Nivetta, a Divorce client, Flag
I represented myself at the start of my divorce and my husband had his own attorney. I never felt comfortable, until I met with Mr. Cutler. He explained everything to me and always found the time to meet wih me when I asked for a face to face meeting. He picked up my case and did a great job representing me. I was confidant when I signed the divorce papers - he was reasonable with his charges and worth every dollar.
Posted by a Probate client, Flag
Michael Cutler took my case when no one else would. He listened and then did his homework. He investigated the facts not only what I told him, but what was already on the court dockets. Had to fire a lawyer before him and Mr. Cutler did not object to taking a case that was already progressing. He was honest, timely, professional and took my case seriously. He was organized, gathered the facts and was not afraid to go to court and bat for me, especially when the other side was not playing fair. I would use Mr. Cutler again for any legal matter as I trust him fully as he has proven himself as a winning lawyer.
Posted by a Domestic Violence client, Flag
I would NEVER recommend this lawyer to family or a friend, unless I wanted to see someone lose everything. "Whomever" wrote these reviews is clearly not someone who had dealings with this attorney. This pretty boy is not as wonderful as he would like you to believe. Keep searching and don't believe his reviews, because who knows who really wrote them. The first meeting will be great, that is when he gets your money to start-then it's all downhill from there. I never even received the basics. Every attorney I spoke with MYSELF (after hiring this actor) has told me how he could have done so many things for me and didn't. Wish I woud have never hired him. WORTHLESS!
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Michael Cutler was a rock solid support for me during my divorce. He listened to my situation, never passed judgement, put me at ease and provided me with the absolute confidence in him to get me through the painful, challenging journey. He was thorough, available, supportive, professional and worked to resolve my most important issues: a clearly defined parenting schedule, stability for my children. He was the best in a grueling 8 hour mediation session. I am so thankful for the day I walked into his office!
Posted by James, a Litigation client, Flag
Mr. Cutler took over my case when my first attorney stopped responding to my telephone calls and was "to busy" to answer my questions. I went to one of those big law firms thinking that I would get proper attention, but soon found out that he didn't really care about my issues after collection my retainer fee. Michael met with me, answered my questions and handled my case with the professionalism I had hoped for. He will be the only attorney that I will ever recommend to my friends and family.
Posted by Elena Brand, PhD, a Business client, Flag
Mr. Cutler has completed or reviewed several contracts for my business. In each instance he was knowledgeable, thorough, and responsive to my questions and concerns. He always keeps me up to date on where we are at in the process and how long I can expect turn around time to be.
Posted by Phil, a Divorce client, Flag
Mr cutler represented me through a nasty divorce. He was a bulldog in the courtroom. He was excellent and thorough and always prepared. I believe hat he did a great job in resolving the problems I was facing. Without his help I would have been lost. I am so glad that I didn't hire those other attorneys who tried their sales pitch on me. I have already recommended him to my family and two of my friends so you know how much I trust him
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Michael is strategic, thorough and highly aware of his clients needs as well as very organized. He returns phone calls promptly, following up on any issues. He even calls on Sundays! Putting his clients needs first he went above and beyond my expectations right from the start, achieving results that I never anticipated. He is confident, experienced and professional in all of his interactions.
I hadn't slept much at all, maybe a few hours here or there during the night, worrying and wondering what to do. I needed help desperately and to be safe.
After my first meeting with Michael, I left his office with such peace of mind. That was the first night in a very long time that I was able to get an entire night of restful sleep. Knowing I was in good hands and that he was watching out for me and had my best interest at heart.
Thank you Michael! I feel a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders, and I'm able to have some calmness in my life knowing he is watching out for me.
Posted by Mark, a Real Estate client, Flag
Mr. Cutler handled my concerns with the upmost professionalism, detail and efficiency. He responded to my inquirers thoroughly and promptly.
Thank you Mr. Cutler.
Posted by Catherine, a Employment client, Flag
Mr. Cutler is a "do things right" professional! He is intelligent, truthful, highly-reliable, and savy in matters of employment jurisprudence. His skill and talent in negotiating with opposing counsel are highly respected. Mr. Cutler is well-regarded in the Courtroom; he communicates with clarity, maintains firmness of purpose, and is personable and respectful at all times. Highly disciplined, with strong personal character, I can enthusiastically recommend his services.
Posted by Kevin, a Business client, Flag
Donâ€™t be mislead by his Quiet Demeanor. Michael Cutler is an absolute Bulldog when it comes to working for his client. Weâ€™ve been fortunate to work with Michael over the past 4 years in all facets of our business from Incorporation to Collections and have been completely satisfied with his work ethic, professionalism and results. I would highly recommend retaining Michael for all your legal needs.
Posted by Stan, a Divorce client, Flag
Mr. Cutler was a savior in my divorce case. He kept me grounded, informed and I believe I received the best settlement possible.
Posted by a Business client, Flag
I have utilized Michael's expertise in law for my company, CareMinders HomeCare from the inception.His professionalism and negotiating skills are superior. I highly recommend Cutler and Associates for any legal services .
Posted by Lori, a Divorce client, Flag
Michael goes above and beyond for his clients. During my divorce, he assessed my needs and made sure my best interests were met. He kept me well educated during the process and was constantly communicating with me. He was kind and caring. He is extremely strategic and well organized. His follow through is exceptional and he pays extreme attention to detail. He is well articulated and his communication skills during court were amazing. Michael has his clients best interest in minda at all times. His standards are very high and he honest and practices with integrity. I would highly recommend his services
Posted by Kellie, a Divorce client, Flag
I am a client of Michael Cutler. He helped me through my divorce as well as reviewing some of my business documents. I would recommend Michael Cutler as an attorney for several reasons. He is pragmatic, strategic and very aware of his clients needs. Michael is organized and verp prompt in returning phone calls and following up on important issues. Lastly, he always puts his clients needs first and will go above and beyond your expectations to ge the results you need. He is confident, experienced and professional in all of his interactions. I have already recommended him to several friends who have also been beyond satisfied with his services.
Posted by a Construction client, Flag
Mr. Cutler has assisted my company with 2 separate contract dispute issues. His professional, organized, and logical approach allowed these issues to be resolved quickly and favorably. Mr. Cutler is both trustworthy and honorable. I would highly recommend him to friends and family and will utilize his services when needed.
Posted by Larry, a Business client, Flag
Mr. Cutler has helped me and my business in the past with the utmost level of professionalism. I have also referred many others to him with the same outcome. He is an exceptional attorney and valued friend.
Posted by Herb and Cindy, a Employment client, Flag
Mr. Cutler has represented our family over the past 10 years. He is not only our attorney but confidante as well. We have referred friends and business associates to Mr. Cutler in the past and will continue to do in the future. Mr. Cutler’s knowledge of the law, calming demeanor and business sense makes dealing with legal issues easier.
Posted by Robert, a Personal Injury client, Flag
Mr. Cutler kept me informed up to the minute in regards to my case, highly knowledgeable, and conducts himself with a high level of integrity and professionalism.
Posted by Stuart Kay, a Business client, Flag
I have known Michael Cutler for many years and I have utilized his expertise and services countless times. You will get fair treatment at a fair price.
Posted by Raymond, a Litigation client, Flag
Mr.Cutler handled a matter for a close family member. He always kept me informed and I was very statisfied with the successful outcome. As an attorney I am very familiar with many lawyers and I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Raphael, a Probate client, Flag
Mr. Cutler had been hired to perform some particularly complicated estate and probate work for me this past year, and he did a magnificant job in a timely manner. I have also utilized Mr. Cutler's services for other legal issues over the past few years as I have two businesses that often require legal assistance. I would highly recommend him for either personal or business legal issues.
Posted by Steve, a Fraud client, Flag
I was fortunate to find MICHAEL H. CUTLER. I live in NH purchased $9,500 in auto parts in MI, never received the parts. I had talked to police and other lawyers, no one would help or would guarantee anything was feeling pretty hopeless. Found Mike, he saw the process threw, communication was never lacking and I received all my money back. Couldn't say enough good things about how he handled this Thanks Mike
Posted by Phil, a Contracts client, Flag
Was very pleased with the outcome of my case. Mr. Cutler worked very hard and is extremly knowledgeable.