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Posted by Yemi, a Licensing client, Flag
Sarah is a knowledgeable,confident,compassionate and trustworthy lawyer. I appreciate how she represented me at the board of nursing.I will recommend her to anyone at anytime. She is a great lawyer.
Posted by Sam, a Education client, Flag
I am an experienced teacher who has taught for many years with no problems or mistakes. This past year I made a mistake of completely forgetting about a student that I had placed in a quiet setting to work on an assignment. This happened before a lunch/recess break and I did not realize my forgetfulness until after returning to the classroom. I immediately realized my mistake, apologized to the student and the student's parents, and took full responsibility for this mistake.
What happened next to me was a 6 month nightmare. I was accused of purposely punishing and abandoning the student, suspended without pay for 5 days, and accused of numerous undocumented teaching flaws and omissions by my principal who I had numerous union contract issues with me and many other teachers. I was the union rep for our school for many years. I admitted my mistake and I was really taken back by the aggressive attack on me by the administration and then by the MDE investigator.
Sarah Macgillis was the union provided lawyer who was excellent in preparing me for the MDE interview. She knew the child neglect law well and stressed points where previous principal generated reports had negatively affected the severity of my mistake. I felt I was well prepared for my MDE interview. Sarah Macgillis continued to fight for me after the MDE interview and was prepare to make an appeal if the investigator's ruling was that I purposely neglected a student. The outcome was that I did not purposely neglect a student. After negotiations between my union and the district, 4 days of pay were returned to me. One day of lost pay is a punishment that is more just for a mistake I made while trying to help a student learn by completing an assignment in a quiet place. Thanks again Sarah!
Posted by Cathy, a Ethics client, Flag
Sarah represented me for a case with the board of nursing. She is very familiar with the board and knows exactly what occurs during the actual conference. She was very thorough and kept me informed every step of the way. She explained to me exactly what I would see, hear and experience and was right by my side during the conference providing me support and would step in when I would lose my thought process.
Posted by Nicole, a Education client, Flag
Sarah represented me for criminal charges in the educational field. Sarah was very professional, compassionate, and VERY knowledgeable in representing me. With her dedication and support no one knew my case more thoroughly than Sarah. She always made me feel at ease and helped me understand a situation I never thought I would encounter.
I am honored to be writing a review and would recommend Sarah to anyone. Sarah has expressed so much kindheartedness toward my family and myself. I cannot thank Sarah enough for EVERYTHING!
Posted by a Health Care client, Flag
Sarah MacGillis represented me for a conference with my licensing Board. My case involved my health and required a lengthy and complicated review of my medical record. Sarah asked the tough questions and helped me to focus on the areas that she knew, from experience, the Board was going to focus on. I went into my conference with the Board VERY well prepared and confident in myself and plan. My case was dismissed by the Board and I am so grateful to Sarah for helping through that extremely difficult time. Not only did she prepare me, as I have already stated, she also cared about me. She was available, empathetic, kind, encouraging and always honest with me. I would like to share the letter I wrote Sarah after she had prepared me for the Board.
Thank you so much for your hard work.
I can honestly say I feel humbled by the response you have helped me present for the Board.
I feel privileged to have worked with someone so patient, non-judgemental and honest.
Even with all this seriousness, you have allowed the experience to have some lighter moments and that has helped me tremendously.
This has been such a scary time. "I couldn't have done this without you" is a phrase that can be over used. However, it is certainly the case here.
Again, thank you for helping me to present these responses in a honest and still positive light.
I give Sarah my highest recommendations, without reservations.
Posted by Gerry, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Sarah always gave me the time I needed to fully understand every aspect of our case. I'd ask questions and she would promptly reply with informative instructions/advice. I was impressed with her work ethic and all the help she gave me. She is very personable, knowledgeable and helpful. I had never had dealings with attorneys before and heard horror stories, but Sarah is a true gem in the world of lawyers.
Posted by a Education client, Flag
My experience with Attorney Sarah Macgillis was professional, thorough and always with my best interest in mind. The stressful experience I encountered was one I never thought would ever happen in my career. Sarah was patient, caring, reassuring and readily available for any questions or concerns I had throughout the process. It is without hesitation that I would recommend Sarah Macgillis as an attorney! She most definitely puts her clients first!
Posted by Theresa, a Licensing client, Flag
I admire and recommend Sarah. I am truly grateful to have had Sarah through this event in my life. She has been the walls that held me up when things were stormy. Sarah has a gift of being connected and present with someone who would have been lost in the shuffle of things.
Sarah was well prepared for the expectations of my event. Her professionalism and knowledge was perfectly calculated and accurate. Sarah lead me through my fears surronding the possible outcomes and instilled courage that I would be successful. I met that goal. I am now on my way turning an unfortunate situation into a success due to Sarah's guidance.
I will always remember Sarah's kindness. Sarah has put such a presence in my life that I can not deny. It is an honor to review such a wonderful soul such as Sarah's. I hope she continues to find joy and pleasure in her work, as I think it is a tough place to be. Sarah beautifully displays the skills to protect one's justice. With heart-filled gratitude I will endlessly be thankful for Sarah's presence in my life during this event.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Ms. MacGillis represented me for for an extended period of time during which she exceeded all of my expectations as my attorney. She was always accessbile to me and always willing to listen to me and talk as long as necessary to answer my questions and concerns. In fact, I always felt better after any of my communications with her as she is a very caring, supportive, and understanding person. She always kept me well informed. She prepared a very vigorous and successful defense for my case and was well prepared for all of my court proceedings. She also made sure that I was also very well prepared for all court proceedings including a possible trial. I would give her my very highest recommendation as a criminal defense attorney!
Posted by Lynn, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I am pleased to write this review for Sarah McGillis. Let me first say that I had never been in a situation such as this before, and I was devastated. When Ms. McGillis called me for our initial conversation, the first thing she asked was - how was I doing? I was very emotional and she was patient, kind and understanding. She spent time getting to know me, familiarizing herself with my case and settling me down, always providing me with positive feedback and a reassuring voice.
We spoke at 8 PM in the evening and before we hung up, again, she wanted to know if I was alright. Sarah was available to speak to me at odd hours of the day. Due to my job, I can only speak on the phone at certain times. Sarah accommodated me. I always felt as if I was her only case. She quickly spoke to the witnesses that I provided - before they could forget details. She got statements from both and every time she said she would follow up on something, within a day, I heard back from her.
Many times during this ordeal, I thought to myself how organized this person must be. Ms. McGillis gave me permission to call her if I had any questions, and if I just needed some advice I should not hesitate to call. Once she said to me that if I had any questions, instead of stressing over them, I should call her. She would be able to answer them in a few minutes, instead of me stressing over it for hours or days. Ms. McGillis never judged me either. She made me comfortable talking about the incident with her. That was a huge plus. I truly felt as if Sarah McGillis cared about me.
I received good, sound advice from her. I believe she is a very intelligent person who knows the law very well. She is one dynamite attorney who I would always want in my corner.
Posted by a Education client, Flag
Ms. Macgillis was an excellent lawyer. She represented me in an education case and was very patient, understanding, kind, and professional. She was extremely knowledgable and kept me informed every step of the way. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer.
Posted by Bob, a Child Abuse client, Flag
Ms. Macgillis exceeded my expectations in every aspect of legal defense
in my case. Her ability to sort through many of the irrelevant side issues
and get to the essential points was invaluable for my defense. Her
strategy and skill in building my defense resulted in a successful outcome.