5.0 stars 41 totalReview Michelle Perkins
Posted by John & Norene
Living on the East coast and unfamiliar with Arizona law we needed to speak with an attorney regarding a family member residing in Arizona who is going through divorce proceedings. Michelle Perkins closely listened to the details and our concerns in this matter and was extremely helpful in providing us with legal guidance and procedural direction. Even though she is not in close proximity to our relative she was none-the-less giving of her time and attention. Our most sincere thanks to Michelle for her time and sharing her insight, expertise and providing us with direction in this very difficult time. She is an excellent choice!
Posted by Christine
Not only did Michelle represent me during a rather contentious divorce, she developed my Estate planning/will. Michelle was recommended to me by a friend and I have since recommended her to friends and family members, who have also been represented by Michelle.
Michelle is very compassionate, professional and aggressive attorney.
Posted by Kevin
I just wanted to thank you again for your help in the mediation. This has been a very stressful situation for us over the past year, but the conclusion of the claim and your handling of the mediation really put things at ease for us, and will finally allow our friend's passing to be peaceful. I wish there was more that I could do to express my gratitude for the service that you provided, and I truly hope that you know that how much your generosity in your Pro tem work does for the community.
Posted by Joel
Michelle is bright, knowledgable and passionate. She has represented me in various capacities for 15 years and have felt confident that she, and her firm, know what to do and how to do it. She explains what is usually a very complicated law system into laymen terms that is easy to understand. And she wins when they are hired to represent you.
Posted by Peter
After 17 years of marriage, we had accumulated assets and had ownership in a successful small business and numerous other mutual holdings and interests. While our children are adults, our agreement did involve spousal maintenance. The point being, it was complicated and there was plenty to ‘fight over’. But we were not “at war”! And if you are reading this in the early stages of a divorce, I implore you, go to a paintball course, but don’t use a divorce proceeding as a means to inflict pain for the hurt you feel! The ricochet will hurt you too!!!
What impressed me first with Michelle was rather than jumping-in and saying “here’s how it is”, she took the time to understand me, my tone, and my objectives. She ensured the issues were clearly understood and made sure the agreement was fair. She also recognizes that an amicable solution requires negotiation and give-and-take, by both parties. In many ways, I found Michelle to be a facilitator. She has many years of experience and has seen structures and agreements that work, and those that don’t, and was able to provide suggestions throughout the process for me to consider.
Perhaps our biggest challenge was not reaching agreement, but the Agreement itself. It was complicated legal document. Michelle took our agreement in principle and crafted a sound legal document that can be clearly interpreted and enforced. A poorly written agreement is detrimental to both parties! Michelle enlisted independent support from other attorneys in her office who were unfamiliar with our case to ensure the Agreement was unambiguous without further explanation. And despite multiple iterations Michelle never demonstrated frustration or irritation.
Lastly, I found Michelle to be personable, yet direct. She communicates clearly and effectively, and always maintained the highest standard of professionalism. Thanks to Michelle, we did not destroy ourselves or each other, and we remain great friends!
With heartfelt gratitude for helping me through a very difficult process, I highly recommend Michelle Perkins.
Posted by Dee
Michelle Perkins represented me for my Prenuptial agreement. Although I have several close friends in which are Lawyers, I was looking for a Lawyer who specialized in this field. After receiving her rough draft, I sent it to the other Lawyers for advice. EVERY one of them responded with NO changes and were very impressed with her work....even my Fiance's Lawyer was impressed and had NO changes. I couldn't be happier with the outcome! She was professional, extremely knowledgeable, very timely and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her and I've have shared her contact information with others who will use her as well. Thank you Michelle! : )
Posted by a client
Thank you Michelle for spending time with me to discuss a very unusual situation. You knew exactly who to call and what to do to simplify this very confusing situation. You are a true professional and were very forthright and knew how to handle it. I had a very awesome experience dealing with you and would recommend you to my closest friends. Thanks again for your consultation and willingness to help me out .
Posted by a client
For many years I have had the opportunity to work with the law firm of Owens and Perkins. I have never worked with a better bunch of people. Not only are they top notch in customer service, their professionalism and caring attitude are exemplary. Michelle Perkins and her "team" are awesome. If you need a fair honest lawyer to handle family law - look no further than Scottsdale,AZ and to the law firm of Owens and Perkins!
Posted by a client
As and Arizona business owner, I have worked with Michelle Perkins and Owens & Perkins for more than 15 years. Michelle has helped me, my business and my family in all types of legal work including business matters, estate planning, probate and family law. Being a client for over 15 years is a long time and many things change expect for their compassion, integrity and hard work! I always know where I can turn for help because they have always been there for me.
Posted by a client
When filing for my divorce, I represented myself through mediation with the intent of saving money in attorneys fees. After the divorce was final, I discovered details of my divorce decree had left me with undesirable consequences. I sought legal counsel with Michelle, who informed me of various issues that could have been cleared or avoided had I hired her from the beginning to handle my divorce. In hindsight, I would recommend hiring Michelle, an attorney who can do it right from the beginning.