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I hired Michael Cutler to handle a property case. He not only failed to file the proper paperwork with the court, but I also received several $40 charges to "review" emails I had sent him about this.
( Namely one to two sentence emails about something HE negligently forgot to do when filing the case) I addressed this matter with him, and he said to speak to his secretary about these charges. I spoke to his secretary, and the next week received another bill with more of these "review email" charges ! I immediately terminated his services and may file a complaint with the attorney grievance commission.
Michael helped me during a tumultuous divorce that ended up involving a personal protection order against my soon to be ex. Michael patiently listened to my questions and concerns and was able to help me keep perspective and a cooler head. I felt he was in control each time we went to court. He brought humor into a very tense situation and offered advice when asked. Always shop around until you find an attorney that you are comfortable with, you trust, and that matches your style. I believe Michael Cutler did that for me in both my divorce and PPO cases.
Mr. Cutler has displayed the highest level of professionalism. He has solid grasp of the law and combines this with a caring and sensitive disposition. I would not hesitate to recommend him as attorney and I can not thank him enough for his caring, patience, and support.
Mr. Cutler was my third attorney through a lengthy divorce process. He was professional and reassuring throughout the process. I appreciate his ability to bring things together at just the right time, and to ensure an appropriate and fair result.
I would not hesitate to recommend Michael Cutler if there is a need for legal assistance.
Michael Cutler is a consummate professional.
His steady guidance through the entire process, has patience in answering questions, his ability to help me stay focused on what was important, and his empathy towards my situation were all exemplary.
Highly recommend, with no reservations.
Michael Cutler came highly recommended and he did not disappoint. Although the reputable attorney who recommended him did so because he assumed I was facing a matter which ultimately - and fortunately - I did not have to address, Mr. Cutler, because he was already contracted by me, settled our agreement expeditiously and fairly. I will not hesitate to retain Mr. Cutler's services in the future should the need arise.
In this unfortunate case of divorce Mr. Cutler was very professional explaining every step, not rushing me toward decision and being very protective. He knew every answer that I asked him, provided possible solutions and eliminated nonsense. I would definitely recommend him to others. Personally he become great example to myself regarding professionalism.
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.
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.
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.