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Lowell was able to negotiate my 2-point no-insurance/tailgating ticket to a 0-point ticket and a $305 fine despite that the ticket indicated "no deal" meaning no plea bargain. I was pulled over on my motorcycle after a police officer pulled out 50 yards in front of me, drove up to 45mph (the speed limit), threw on his brakes, then proceeded to pull me over for tail-gating and not having proof of insurance. Being laughably provocative and demanding that I keep my high-theft-rate bike in a nearby ally overnight, I was unable to even speak that leaving minimal distance between me and him was safest given it was night time and few car drivers are actively paying attention for motorcycles, let alone able to see motorcycles as well as cars at night. Contrary to the officer's tone that I was a hot dog rider, I was wearing a bright yellow high visibility jacket, and a $200+ silver (not black) snell-rated helmet. It was obvious to me that he did not get me for speeding, so decided to find a sure reason to pull me over.
While he said he had over 15 years experience, he was unaware that in Michigan, a motorcycle is not a motor vehicle. He also spoke to at least two separate police officers in-person, as I witnessed three separate police vehicles pull up to his car in a time-span of 15 minutes (two of the vehicles were markedly different).
Because in michigan a motorcycle is not a motor vehicle, a michigan cyclist does NOT need no-fault insurance, as motorcycles are not part of the no fault program. However, you MUST have liability insurance, which I did not. Always be sure to have basic insurance if you must, as the rates are cheap ($15-$35/mo typical base rate) - certainly cheaper than a $305 ticket and $350 attorney fee.
Lowell Friedman was referred to me, by another lawyer, to represent my 17 year old son who was charged with retail fraud (shoplifting). His calm professional demeanor was very helpful during negotiations with the prosecutor. He is a kind honest person who, unlike many other lawyers, will actually listen to you and the details of your situation. It was practically the most stressful period of my life but he and his staff were always very polite and responsive during the many twists and turns of the case. In the end the charge was dropped with provisions that were very fair and greatly appreciated.
Thank you Lowell!
I came to Lowell's firm on a referral from a friend. My divorce was a nightmare, and my lawyer was only concerned about how much he would make. I was so frustrated with my divorce orders that I needed to have some type of relief. I called Lowell and he brought me into his office to listen to my case. Lowell has got to be one of the most "down to earth" people I've ever met. I immediately felt comfortable with his firm representing me. The communication throughtout was excellent, and when Lowell felt it necessary, he contacted me personally, whenever he could fit the time in with his schedule.
We recently returned to court, and were able to get a resolution that I felt comfortable with.
I'm very pleased with the results and would most certainly call on Lowell for his services again.
Lowell is truly a unique attorney; he is talented, intelligent, down to earth, compassionate, and has an excellent grasp of the law, all of these things without being arrogant and/or condescending, as is often the case with highly talented attorneys.
I have significant experience with attorneys having worked with many of them, from all types of legal disciplines, throughout my management career. When it came time to find a personal attorney to represent me during my divorce I was more than aware of the disaster that poor representation could cause. Lowell was recommended to me by another attorney that I highly respected. His praise and recommendation was not misplaced.
From the first meeting I could tell that Lowell knew what he was doing and that his primary goal was not to run up billing hours but to accomplish the task at hand with the least amount of suffering for both parties. Lowell went about his tasks from a consultive approach and was so effective that my wife replaced her attorney after several weeks because she realized that her attorney was aggressively running up unneeded billing hours. With her new attorney, Lowell was able to bring us to common ground and finalize the divorce in just over four months and for a minimal cost. Lowell's handling of the case saved me at least $50k and more importantly, Lowell and his staff saved my emotional sanity.
Not only would I highly recommend Lowell, I have already recommended him. To this date, I have sent three of my friends to him and even my ex-wife uses him as her legal consul (I doubt many attorneys can claim that they are so good that the opposing party switches to them).
While going through my divorce Mr. Friedman was extremely knowledgeable, aware of intentions of all parties involved, caring and empathetic. I really felt that his experience was insightful to reach the goals we had set which was very important to me. His calm and poised demeanor really helped make an awful experience tolerable. He kept me educated and informed but not overwhelmed. I am very grateful for his services!
I hired Lowell for my divorce last year based on his expertise and experience with delicate issues. We have small children and keeping them out of the line of fire was essential.
Lowell came through for me in a very dire time of my life. My charges were vastly reduced and I was able to avoid any jail time (which I would have served if my main charges weren’t reduced). Lowell’s greatest quality is his trustworthiness. He was completely honest with me and guided me every step of the way in my legal battles. I would highly recommend Lowell Friedman to friends and family.
Lowell made the divorce process extremely painless for me. He fought for me, was available whenever I needed him, responded quickly, and made sure that I had received everything I had requested. I was dreading this whole process, but he made it immensely easier for me than I had ever expected.
Lowell was very professional and trustworthy. He spent a significant amount of time with me before I retained him explaining my circumstance, my options, and potential outcomes. While he was always directly available (phone/email/text), his office staff was also very responsive and professional. He was able to get my main charge reduced and others completely eliminated. But most importantly, he walked me step-by-step through the whole legal process that I was not familiar with.
My experience with Mr. Friedman was extremely positive. He was kind and compassionate during my case. This was very helpful as I was a nervous wreck and needed someone who could understand my concerns and fears. Mr. Friedman knew the laws and negotiated perfectly for me. My ex-wfie told me after the case that she should've hired him! The only less-than-perfect part was that he is in court so much, sometimes its hard to get a hold of him. He gave me his cell phone to help that out.