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Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
There are no words to express how blessed and grateful I am to have worked with Mike. He was more than a divorce attorney for me. He was my counselor. He was/is my life coach. A big brother who would pick me up when I was/am buried deep in my sorrows and depression of losing my family. A lifeline. "We have worked really hard to come this far. DO NOT give up. It's hard. It's emotionally draining. No doubt. But DO NOT give up." Those were Mike's attorney's words to me when I was in one of my lowest points. There were times that I would question every little thing in my quest to win my fight, my access, my availability, my right as a father to my children. Mike FOUGHT a great fight for me. A strategist. A damn good lawyer who demands his presence with confidence backed by his vast knowledge of the law and the judicial system. A very respectable individual which spoke to how he carried himself in court, with his interactions with the opposing attorney and court clerks. His emotional intelligence is not to be discounted. A very empathetic individual, the best attorney ever and will STRONGLY recommend him to anyone. He is affordable.
To the fathers out there, let Mike fight for you and your children.
Posted by Laura, a Divorce client, Flag
After speaking with several different attorney's I knew Mike was he best choice. Going into my divorce case I had the thought that you get what you pay for, so I was looking for the most expensive lawyer I could find, until I met Mike. I immediately knew he was the one, from his informal, casual style, and his ability to make me immediately feel comfortable around him. He doesn't waste time or money on the unnecessary, and works fast and efficient to get the job done. I never felt out of the loop, and always knew what was going on. In the end I got everything I wanted, and then some. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for my ex who did go with the most expensive. He came out with nothing, and paid his attorney 4 times more than I did. I would definitely recommend Mike to any friend or family member, and in fact, have already done so on a few occassions. He is awesome! He still checks in today to make sure things are going okay. What lawyer does that????
Posted by Dan, a Divorce client, Flag
I was very glad that I had chosen Michael Zywicki to handle my divorce case. He was very straight forward in his approach and easy to talk to. He is very confident, and knowledgeable on the law. His rates are extremely reasonable, and communication with him was exceptional.
I was impressed with the fact that Michael would make the extra effort to make sure that I was kept up to date with any changes or updates in my case. He would call me call me to discuss these updates, and explain how the changes would affect my case. If I was not available he would email me information during the night and/or on the weekends in order to keep me informed. This was good, because I always had a secure feeling that my case was being handled properly.
Overall, from my experience Michael is a lawyer that is very honest and caring, and he goes the extra mile to make sure that his client is satisfied. I absolutely trust Michael and would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal services.
Posted by a Child Custody client, Flag
Michael Zywicki was above and beyond our expectations! We could not have ask for a better attorney. I believe my ratings for Michael tell it all...he is trustworthy, responsive, knowledgeable, and he always kept us informed.
Posted by A., a Family client, Flag
Michael represented me in a case that was very high conflict and in which my previous attorney had severely underrepresented me. Michael was excellent to work with, he fought hard on my case and secured some ground that had been lost before, and he was very good at responding within 48 hours of contacting him. I highly recommend him. He is worth more than he charges!
Posted by Diane, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
We were very confident with Michael Zywicki representing our son with burglary/theft charges. His understanding of and experience in legal matters gave us the advantage in the courtroom. Michael was always well prepared for our court dates and always kept us informed of any information that he was able to obtain. We were always able to contact him and he always returned our calls if we had any questions. His fees were very reasonable and he definately kept my son out of having more issues by getting his charges reduced and to not have a criminal record at such an early age.
Posted by Ashlie, a Child Support client, Flag
Michael is by far the best lawyer we have ever dealt with. I would have a million questions for him several times a week and he would stay on the phone with me however long it took to get all of my questions answered. We trusted him 100% that he would do what was best for us and he did. We will have to go back to court in the future and he will definetly represent us again. We also live in another state and he took care of everything for us so we wouldnt have to make a trip to Colorado. Not only is he our lawyer but we consider him a friend because this was a rough time for us and he made sure we were well taken care of. Thanks for everything !!!
Posted by Bruce, a Divorce client, Flag
Michael Zywicki is the only lawyer I will ever use again, if possible.
I was in divorce hell, and would have been completely savaged by the courts and my ex and her lawyer (synchronized psychos). My ex-wife and her charming female lawyer, their only tactic was to lie like a rug to do a total smear job on me. My 1st lawyer showed no signs of a pulse and was incommunicative. Via a stroke of luck I had a friend recommend Mr. Zywicki, else wise I think I would have fled the country or gone into hiding. Icut my losses with 1st lawyer and hired Mr. Zywicki
Michael handled them like a real pro and took all the drama out of the proceedings. He knows the law, does his research, knows the courts, including the people working them and the procedural flow. Really, he just took apart the opposition, brick-by-brick, and they were a vile pair, let me tell you.
The judges are a tricky bunch too, and Michael knows how to read them pretty good, knows their particulars if he has been in front of them before. All this and his professionalism, sense of humor and fair billing practices - really I can't say enough about him.
I feel sorry for anyone who doesn't have Michael Zywicki for a lawyer when in need. Makes all the difference when you're swimming in the shark-infested courts. To go from being hunted like a wounded animal - to a righteous free man with dignity - is priceless. I could have spent 3 times what I did for wretched results; some other lawyers abuse their title. Michael Zywicki is a REAL Lawyer, accept no substitutes.
My ex let her lawyer go after shovelling big$ to said lawyer who had turned the proceedings into such a horror show. I got everything I was seeking in court. I’m still astonished.
Posted by a client, Flag
a great lawyer, michael is also a great and loving person.
he is warm and he really cares.. many people in holland still talk about him and stil miss him after all those years.. he will be always on my mind and in my heart..
xoxoxo K. from Holland
Posted by a Child Custody client, Flag
I can't speak enough about Mike he is a great Lawyer, I was divorced 16 years ago and since that time I have had several Lawyers work my case off and on. Mike was by far the Best and for the first time I recieved full custody of my daughters. That should say it all, for a father to get custody of his children is a tough job and Mike did it.
Posted by a Child Support client, Flag
We all need a lawyer at some point in our lives. Whether it is for something trivial or a matter of life and death. I am so happy I found Michael to represent me. I had an easy divorce with no complications(We all know where this is going!). Three years later my ex wife wanted to move to Switzerland. No problem! However the kids are not leaving here, I said. I had it all worked out with basically no snags, then her new husband lost his job he had gotten in Switzerland. I was blamed for him losing that job....Crazy, I know!?!
So after that, here comes the court motions from her. I was in disbelief! I looked hard to find a lawyer that I felt related to me as a person. After I spoke to Mr. Zywicki, I knew I had found the right one. I had many issues that had to be dealt with. He took these one at a time making sure I understood every angle of each situation.
When it came time for court, I knew we were prepared. All the motions and paperwork had been filed, exhibits ready in a binder that was easy to find what we needed. Now, at this point my ex was trying to get me thrown in jail. All we had was the truth. I was definetly a little nervous about this! Michael had our whole case prepared, as well as knowing exactly what was going to happen from the lawyer representing my ex. After the hearing, a court date was set.
The next court date came up in 8 months. Michael was completely ready. He argued each point we had talked about. We won the case easily, with simple parameters from the court to settle our issues.
After we thought we had settled(for a quarter of what she was seeking and a little more than the true amount) I was extremely happy with the outcome. I didn't mind giving a little more than the true amount just to get this behind us. I felt it close enough. My ex and I had an agreement. Then She wouldn't sign it. Another motion was sent to Michael stating the parties could not agree and they wanted a judgement imposed of double the settlement! Michael had a response put together in a matter of days. Michael worked on so much of my case late into the night. I would recieve emails from midnight and later. He is amazing!
We are preparing for the next court date now. I have full confidence we will prevail again. Michael always has everything ready. You don't need to look any further for a GREAT lawyer.
Posted by a Commercial client, Flag
Micheal successfully represented my firm in a commercial litigation. End result: We won and collected 88% of what was owed to us with minimal attorney costs.
Michael's tactics and thorough filings made it clear early on that the opposing parties were likely to spend significant time and money in a losing cause. This forced the opposing side to quickly increase settlement offers and withdraw all counterclaims. In my opinion, an average attorney would have accomplished less and required more time and expense.
As an attorney with 15 years experience, I rate Michael's skills and abilities, conduct, demanor and client accountability as outstanding and I would highly recommend him. Our firm will certainly use him again if the need arises.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
A friend referred me to Michael Zywicki when I was going through a divorce after a 31-year marriage. I have previously worked in the legal field for over 15 years, and so I know a force to be reckoned with when I see one! As it turned out, Michael was just what I needed when my ex decided he wanted to go to trial regarding maintenance instead of settling. I found Michael to be smart, insightful, straightforward, ethical, responsive and compassionate. In my opinion, these attributes are a powerful combination for success. He has a highly developed ability to strategize, listen and focus on important issues, without wasting time, money and emotional reserves. In my opinion, Michael stands out as a truly exceptional person, who obviously loves the law and cares deeply about his clients. I would refer Michael to my family and friends without the least bit of hesitation. In fact, I already have!
Posted by a Car Accident client, Flag
I was involved in a personal injury case involving a Government vehicle and started the case with a different attorney. After a frustrating experience with the prior attorney, I met with Michael. I was unaware of the difference that an attorney can make in the case. Michael has an impressive level of knowledge and professionalism.
This was a very complicated case involving Governmental immunity and dealing with a governmental entity at fault (allegedly). Michael was able to make sense of everything for me and explain the process so that I had a realistic idea of what to expect. He was very conservative on his expectations and outlined realistic timelines. He never once told me what I wanted to hear, rather he explained what was really happening and what I needed to expect next. There were no real surprises during the process as Michael was able to anticipate most of the hurdles and he did very well helping me plan for the inconveniences of our legal process i.e. delays, independent medical exams, depositions, as well as the mountain of paperwork the opposing attorney asked for.
I am also a very “hands on” person and wanted to know everything that was going on, every step of the way. I am sure I called far too many times and took up more time than I should have with Michael but he always made sure I had the current information on my case. I was also impressed that I never had to call twice to get an answer, if I called within a day I would get a response.
Michael at no point ever backed down on this case with the opposing party. He seemed to be preparing for a trial the entire time he worked on my case. We did settle the case a few weeks prior to trial because I found the settlement acceptable. I do know for fact that Michael was fully prepared to take this case into the courtroom and I believe that we would have prevailed. I do not believe I would have ever had a chance to prevail without Michael. The attorney makes a huge difference in the case and I am glad I found Michael when I did.