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Posted by Crystal
I've gone through a nasty divorce and Micheal Gauthier has saved my life. Literally. He has given me hope again! I will absolutely refer him to everyone i know! Thank you for giving me confidence back and strength that miracles do happen!
Posted by Samantha
Mike is a positive attitude lawyer and very easy to work with. Mike made me feel comfortable and gave me just the right amount information so I felt confident and educated in the annulment process. Mike was the ONLY lawyer we spoke to that was willing to process my seperation from my ex-husband as an annulment. Mike listened to our story and although he did not promise the annulment he had a positive attitude and ultimatly succeeded in achieving the annulment just 2 months later. Mike worked very quickly and kept his promises of time and dedication to our situation. Mike helped both my ex-husband and myself feel assured he was doing whatever was possible to achieve our goal of the annulment. The process of seperation can be challenging but Mike always had a smile on his face and kept the atmosphere positive and comforting.
Posted by Jessica
I hired Mike and his firm about a year ago for my divorce case. Not something I ever wanted to do, obviously. Upset, irritated, and overwhelmed, I sat down to meet with Mike. I work in the city, so he was happy to meet me downtown over my lunch break. Not even knowing where to start, what to ask, or any of that, he started off very supportive and understanding, while getting to know me and my situation. I felt a million times better once we were done with our first meeting. I took a few days before proceeding, and then I retained them. From that very first meeting, to every single phone call/email/etc... I always felt like I was being listened to, and my concerns were directly addressed. I always knew what was going on with my case, and what the next steps were going to be.
The outcome of my divorce was as best as can be expected. I really felt that Mike and I worked well as a team. He is very easy to trust and willing to fight on my behalf. His support staff were great too. Always very friendly and willing to pass messages on for me when I needed them to. I don't have a bad thing to say about anyone in their office. I really can't believe the negative commenters on this thread. They are not representative of this lawyer or his office, at all! Just take into consideration that the whole story isn't being presented there, just people venting. That's why I felt so compelled to leave my experience here because it was all positive in dealing with this team. Now, in dealing with my ex, not so much! :)
Posted by Sonja
I am extremely pleased with Mike's representation, as he has made the most progress for me than the previous attorneys before him. He is very friendly while still professional and really cares about his clients. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Belinda
I'm a current client of Mike Gauthier. I'm blessed to have him as my lawyer. Mike is very understanding, and easy to talk to. He is always available to answer all my questions in person,phone calls,text, and emails. I'm very happy with Mike . He posess awasome customer service skills. He listens, and always has his clients best interest at hand. I highly recomend Mike Gauthier to anybody going trough a difficult divorce. He is the best lawyer I ever had.
Posted by Megan
Michael promised me many things when I came into see him for the first time, and then delivered on none. I have three children and Mike told me how he understood my situation and made me feel cared for. After I signed the retainer I could not get in contact with Mike and only ever spoke to his assistant who told me nothing, or wrote unanswered emails. I ended my case completely dissatisfied and then received a bill saying I owed a large amount money, even after having a conversation with Mike weeks before saying we were "square".
I warn you of this attorney. He may have many impressive looking "awards" in his office and a big shiny smile, but you too will be left feeling confused and ignored.
Posted by a Domestic Violence client
I hired Mike because my ex was trying to get me thrown in jail by making up lies about things she said I did to her. Mike proved she was lying about everything and the judge threw her case out of court.
Posted by Elizabeth
Mike handled my divorce and child support and custody case about a year ago. I have been meaning to write this for awhile because he was so great, I just had to share. I thought I would never get a good outcome with my case going into it. It seemed hopeless. It was not a fun experience, but I am sure that Mike was the blessing I needed to get through it. He was reassuring that it wasn't hopeless, and he fought so hard for me and my family. I really was surprised at how helpful he was in the difficult place I was in. In such a bad situation, he really helped me get the best outcome I could have hoped for. Again, I am truly blessed that I had the opportunity to work with Mike because I am sure that I would not have had as positive of an outcome with someone else. Hopefully, I don't need to hire another lawyer, but if I do then I will absolutely hire Mike again!
Posted by Anne
I hired Michael to handle my custody case, and am so happy I did. The biggest thing I was looking for in a lawyer was someone who was open and I felt comfortable with. Michael is both of these things. He gave great advice on how I should handle helping my two children deal with this change, and also how I should handle the situation with my ex-husband. He was very accessible and I always got a quick response when I contacted him with questions. Plus, he has an office in Chicago and Wauconda that made it convenient when my work locations changed and I had to get him some information quickly. He would always offer to meet at either location based on my schedule. I would definitely recommend the firm Gauthier and Gooch to anyone in need of a lawyer.
Posted by a Personal Injury client
Took my case, sounded great. Said email is best way to contact, yet never responded to emails. Assumed he was working on case, then got a certified letter in mail that he dropped my case....out of the blue!!! Not even a courtesy phone call with an explanation. Waste of time! Ended up losing original money offered by car insurance company....got nothing!!! Very disappointed!!!