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     4.0 stars 23 total

Review Michael Strauss
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Hired Attorney

    optimistic and effortless

    Michael Strauss’ optimism and expertise comforted me greatly as I faced this life-changing divorce. He effortlessly and positively responded to all of my questions. As we faced down the 18 month schedule of court dates, he assured me the end was in sight.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a client

    I would not recommend him

    I did not meet Michael until after I hired he and his partner to handle my post-decree custody issue. At first I found him to be very direct and competent. That changed with the situation of my case, however. As it became more complicated I found Michael's response time to be average at best. I have a file with 10 emails that were never answered. I have many more that took over a week to respond to. Often times his answers in emails or in person were contradictory to each other, which left me confused as to the status of my case and what direction he and his partner were taking to try to win. The only times his response was timely is when was asking for payment, which I never defaulted on.
    He did not notify me when he received notice of a petition that was going to be filed, nor did he tell me of the filing. The petition was found in my file over a month later (the 28 days to respond had passed).

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  • 2.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Would NOT recommend

    Mr. Strauss was my divorce attorney. He never responded to my emails and phone calls in a timely fashion. Also, I was only informed by mail any updates. Most of the time his secretary would call back and say he would return my call but would take sometimes two days. I did not find him very knowledgeable as he would have to ask his partner about almost everything. Although a nice guy, I would definitely not use him again if needed.

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    Michael Sherwin Strauss’s response: “I wish I knew who this was, if that was actually a client of mine. I never leave the office without making sure each call was made back to anyone that had left me a message.”
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Colleen

    Outstanding and Compassionate Lawyer!!

    As with any divorce, this was a very emotional time and Michael handled my case with my best interests at heart. He was compassionate, understanding, a fierce advocate for me during a very difficult time, extremely knowledgable of the laws and a stellar professional the entire way. He was always quick to return phone calls, emails and/or texts. Always! My questions/fears were answered. His paralegal Laurie is amazing as well. She was always on top of things and even great at lendin g an ear! Michael knew the laws better than the other attorneys--my ex went through two. He researched other cases similar to mine and had an execution route for every scenario. We were prepared for trial, but in the end my ex finally settled. Michael is very respected among his peers and knows pretty much everyone. I have recommended him to multiple people for family law. I wouldn't trust anyone else as I want others to feel secure going into a very emotional time. He will take care of you, this is not a game to him, he understands these are people's lives in his hands.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Steve

    Ecellent lawyer don't waste time interviewing others

    Michael did everything that I asked and more. When I called and left a message he called me back right away ,when I sent an email I got a email back within 30 minutes. Michael knew the laws more than my exes lawyer knew. Michael was recommended to me by friend and he's even better than she said she was. Michael saved me a lot of money, time and grief with my divorce and I won my case thanks to Michael. If you are looking for a divorce lawyer see Michael first don't waste time interviewing other lawyers. Michael came highly recommended and he did not disappoint.

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  • 2.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    former family law case

    This attorney is horrible. He does not call me back and if he did, the one or two times, he cut off the conversation when he did not like what I was asking. I did not know what was going on with my case and when we were in court, the other attorney would tell the judge that he never heard back from Michael, always had to go through the court which drained my retainer, and seemed more concerned about getting along with the other attorneys and joking around than sitting down with me and talking to me about the case. I would not trust him with children since it appears that if he could care less about my case and settling for what is fair, he did what he wanted to. The case took forever to get done and that was not a concern of his even when I would call his office and was told he was always in a meetiing but never called back. Terrible experience.

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    Michael Sherwin Strauss’s response: “If this was an actual client please call me. Otherwise, I am sorry someone else would do this. We pride ourselves in honest billing, doing good work and communicating with out clients so this seems highly unlikely...”
  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a client

    I was very disappointed

    I used Michael Strauss for a family law case and was very disappointed. There were several occasions I did not receive a call back for several days and 2 occasions I was not informed that the court date scheduled had been postponed until I arrived. I would not recommend using him.

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    Michael Sherwin Strauss’s response: “Unfortunately, no client of mine contacted me with concerns that you list here. If you were in fact a client, please call me to discuss. If not, I am sorry that you posted this.”
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Shari

    No one Better in my mind.

    Getting divorced is a very difficult time in ones life. Not knowing where to turn or whom to trust is a big concern. Never having needed a lawyer before I was scared, afraid and clueless how to find one.

    A woman that I became friends with had a husband that was a divorce attorney. One day I just came out and asked for his number. That was the moment I knew I had found the best attorney I could have hoped for. Michael Strauss is a very compasionate, caring, trustworthy attorney. He made me feel like I mattered and that he was going to do the best he could for me.

    My divorce took a long time to settle. There NEVER was a phone call that was not answered or a question to small to ask. I always felt well informed and comfortable when I had to go to court.

    Going through the most difficult time in my life was made easier knowing I had Michael Strauss representing me.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Divorce client

    Amazing Attorney!

    No one goes into a divorce with a clear head and there are always tons of emotions clouding the big picture. Mike did a fantastic job of helping me clearly see all of my options while respecting the huge emotional roller coaster I was experiencing. He was a rock for me, always remaining calm. His very prompt responses to my questions helped take away some anxiety and I felt like I knew what was happening every step of the way. He is extremely intelligent and its obvious that he is well respected. I know 2 other people who he has helped that would share the same comments.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Jonathan

    Highly Recommended Attorney

    Michael took the time to understand my situation, assess our options and explain them to me very clearly. I said 'assess OUR options' because Michael really made me feel like he was in it with me. I would recommend working with Michael without hesitation.

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