This was my first and only positive experience with a lawyer. Mr. Schmerl made what was an emotionally-charged and potentially frightening experience into something that could be dealt with in a dignified way. Taking someone to court over a parent's will was the last thing that I ever expected to do in my life, but Mr. Schmerl made this a simple, step-by-step procedure. From our first meeting, he was respectful not only of me as a client but also of my financial situation as a person. The fact that his efforts had a positive financial result is icing on the cake! I would recommend Mr. Schmerl to anyone without reservation for anything to do with wills and estates.