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I hired attorney Halstead to represent me in a dispute with my former employer. The case went into litigation and was decided by a trial, which I lost.
Attorney Halsted's fees were three to four times his initial estimate, even though litigation and trial were fairly straight forward (e.g. no external witnesses in the trial, attorney Halstead's discovery efforts were limited to one discovery request, he did not take any depositions).
Attorney Halstead sued the wrong party for breach of contract.
Attorney Halstead made two factual errors in his opening and closing statements in the trial that were corrected by the other side and that contradicted my own direct testimony which I had prepared with an associate of this firm suggesting that Attorney Halstead was not familiar with key facts of the case.
Upfront a concern was if I had choosen an Attorney that worked out of Madison, WI and my residence was of considerable distance (Marion, WI); would my case be handled responsively. Aaron Halstead was exceptional. There were times that I contacted Aaron on evenings and weekends. He was alway's responsive that same day.
Aaron took a great deal of time to thoroughly investigate my case and the result were 100% sucsessful when it came down to my hearing. He actually made the opposing Attorney look unprepared! I felt a great releif on choosing Aaron Halstead.
Logistics proved to be of no concern. I would highly recommend Aaron Halstead.
Over the years, I have relied on Mr. Halstead for his advice and counsel on several occasions. Not once, has that advice been incorrect, incomplete or left me dissatisfied in any way. In fact, I would say that he took the initiative to look deeper into my matter than would otherwise be expected.
My last experience with Mr. Halstead included an out-of-state issue that, due to the nature of his licensure, was unable to fully represent my interests. Despite that, he provided a complete summary of my options, encouraged me to find local counsel and went the extra mile to recommend a few attorney's he felt could pick up where he needed to leave off. Simply exceptional in all facets of the transaction.
I was recently discharged from my employer, and sought legal counsel for this matter. I got the run around by a few other lawyers. After my initial meeting with Mr. Halstead, I knew my search for legal representation was over! He took the time to listen to everything I had to say. He responded to every email I sent him, even on the weekends. He genuinely cared for my situation, and well-being. I was very impressed by his knowledge and professionalism. He didn't treat me like "just another case." This was an attorney that was down to earth, that I could relate to with ease. Mr. Halstead put all my reservations, and fears to rest. If you need a lawyer for anything employment or labor related, than look no further. You will not be disappointed. Mr. Halstead is top-notch!
I was referred to Mr. Halstead from my personal attorney, who family includes other attorneys, including the father who retired as a Chief Circuit Court Judge. Aaron always kept me informed on the progress of the case, making recommendations and offering history from others cases. I felt very comfortable discussing facts of the case with him and his staff. I would not hesitate to recommend Aaron to anyone seeking this type of representation.
I had an attorney established at the beginning of my case. but; after some conversation we discovered that he knew of a person I was filing against. This attorney suggested I go to Madison and seek out Aaron. I'm so pleased that this happened. Aaron made all my fears go away. He believed in me, trusted me and never faltered. He would take the time to email or call me at any given time, late nights, weekends, even on his time off when possible. I can not thank him enough for the outcome of my successful case.