Mr. Lake recently represented by boyfriend in his divorce case in which the custody of his daughter was in dispute, and there were some very delicate issues at stake. He went above and beyond in insuring that her -- the child's -- well-being was the priority in the case (compassion). I appreciated his candor in working with my boyfriend and demanding that my boyfriend be upfront with him (integrity). I also appreciated that he represented my boyfriend, but not at all costs and that he continuously directed and redirected him toward what he could realistically expect from the outcome of his case given different potential avenues of action to finalize the divorce and custody issue. His wisdom and years of experience became evident time and time again. At times he (we) felt beat down, but Mr. Lake provided him (us) with words of encouragement and hope and the will to continue when he was ready to give up (fortitude). Even though he was clearly his client during the entire process, he did account for the mother and how she might be impacted by various outcomes (compassion).
Posted by a client
Chris Lake walked me through a divorce after my spouse of 40 years suddenly decided to leave our marriage. My first meeting with Chris was difficult because I was still reeling from the shock of all that had happened. Chris did a wonderful job of patiently explaining the legal issues and what would occur over the next few months. Then the conversation took an entirely different turn.
Chris asked how I was doing. He listened intently as I shared how numb I was and how unsettling it was to have an uncertain future. We talked about the emotional abuse I had experienced throughout the marriage because of my spouse's unmedicated bipolar disorder. He told me that the raw pain I was experiencing would dissipate in time and that I would be much happier by this time next year. He offered me hope and encouragement. His sincerity was undeniable and his kindness was so touching.
Chris gave me his cellphone number at our first meeting and told me to call him day or night if I had any questions or concerns. He stayed in contact with me and copied me on every correspondence with opposing counsel. I never had to wonder where things stood. He actively involved me throughout the entire process.
I don't know what I would have done without Chris during all those months of uncertainty. He was my kind and patient encourager all the while being a formidable foe to opposing counsel when difficult situations arose. I knew Chris always had my back and that was priceless. He remained professional even when opposing counsel did not. He brilliantly resolved the difficult issues and settled the divorce with the best possible outcome.
I am so very proud to call Chris Lake not only my attorney, but also my friend. If you have the opportunity to hire him as your attorney, do it. He is simply the best!
Posted by a Divorce client
After having previous lawyers in my divorce case, and having spent a substantial amount on legal fees, I was introduced to Chris. Chris was able to bring a level of compassion and realism to the case that others before him lacked. He was also able to see through the manipulative front being presented by the other side and approach resolution in a level headed, reasonable way geared towards halting the conflict and financial hemorrhaging associated with fees. Most importantly (and I believe due in large part to himself being the father of young children) Chris remained steadfastly focused on reaching a resolution that better allowed for the well-being of my young child.
Posted by a Divorce client
Chris was very helpful, dependable and got me the best deal. He also has great referrals for specialists as needed. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Kimberly
Chris Lake was very proactive. He went above and beyond when dealing with my case. I never had to wait long for responses and he always followed through. I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs a strong, outstanding attorney. Pure excellence!!
Posted by Dana
Chris represented me in my divorce approximately a year ago. He did so with the utmost professionalism and sensitivity. Chris came up with creative solutions to custody issues and was very fair when it came to billing. I can't recommend Chris highly enough if you find yourself in a divorce situation.
Posted by Scott
In going through the difficult process of divorce, Chris provided the balance of a well-respected, talented litigator and sound advice in attempting to resolve the issues. He provided me with information about what was going to happen, how we would address the issues and recommended courses of action. He is well respected and an attorney I have, and would, refer to other possible clients. He is ethical and an excellent communicator.
Posted by Deena
I met with Chris Lake less than a year ago not knowing where my marriage was headed. He gave me good, sound legal advice. His knowledge in divorce law was obviously very important, very impressive and very helpful. However, what impressed me most about Chris, and what was ultimately the deciding factor in hiring him, was his compassion for my pain, his integrity and his wisdom.
Chris walked a hard road with me. He was available. Because of his experience, he was always one step ahead and worked hard to do what was best for me. His experience was invaluable to me and how he handled my case from start to finish was with the utmost integrity. He was truly concerned for my well being and worked hard to make sure he gave me the best legal counsel he possibly could.
I have a great deal of respect for Chris. I would recommend him hands down to anyone seeking a good lawyer. It’s a blessing to have a man of character representing divorce law. Divorce isn’t what most of us sign up for, but when it happens unexpectedly like it did to me, Chris is who you want representing you. He's really good at what he does and he cares.
Posted by Gaynelle
If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate position of needing a divorce attorney, Chris Martin would be an excellent lawyer to retain. A little over a year go, while undergoing treatment for cancer, I found myself needing a good divorce attorney and Chris came highly recommended. I have thanked God every day since. Chris is honest and his integrity is beyond reproach. I feel like he went above and beyond his responsibilities to ensure that I understood all of my options. Chris spent a lot of time working with me and helped me through what could have been a very difficult divorce. While working on my case, Chris and his staff, who are kind and compassionate people, made sure that I understood that my health came first. I will always be thankful that I was referred to Chis and his law firm.
Posted by Margaret
Eight years ago I hired Chris and he skillfully negotiated what could have been a tricky divorce for me due to having to determine the value of my dental practice. Through collaborative law, we arrived at a fair (and agreed upon) value without having to bring in expensive "experts" to help. He also assisted me just 6 months ago when I made the shocking discovery that my ex-husband had stolen and switched out the diamond in my old wedding ring with a CZ. That was QUICKLY resolved thanks to Chris' excellent demand letter!