Posted by Ka
I found myself having the need to file a breach of contract claim against someone in the Los Angeles area. Being from Seattle, I relied on internet resources to find someone. Mr. Doland came up as my top search result. I gave him a call, it is late in the day (around 5:15pm). I was expecting to leave a message, however, to my surprise, Mr. Doland answered my call.
We spoke briefly about my claim. He advised me that it maybe economically unviable to hire an attorney and I should file a small claim instead. This honesty is refreshing!
While I did not work with Mr. Doland on my case, I am confident to recommend him from our interaction.
Posted by Esteban
Michael helped me in multiple occasions with diverse situations.
He brings professionalism, trust, experience, knowledge, high touch and creative solutions.
Besides he is a gentleman and a pleasure to spend time with.
Posted by a client
Michael Doland helped my company answer some specific questions we had regarding trademark law and creative commons licensing. He was thoughtful and concise, resolving all of my company's questions regarding this matter. We will certainly be going back to him for any other corporate legal matters. Highly recommend!
Posted by a client
Michael did an excellent job with my business litigation. He helped me fight back in a situation that I previously felt helpless in. He's knowledgeable and a solid negotiator. A good guy to have in your corner!
Posted by Logan
I was approached by an employer regarding a questionable opportunity that would have potentially called for an LLC Agreement. This led me to contact Mr. Doland through avvo.com after hours. Not only did he return my call first thing in the morning, he was kind enough to examine my employer's offer and supply me with extremely solid arguments as to why the opportunity should be avoided. Instead of instructing me to take the deal or at least negotiate it and give his firm the business, Mr. Doland was straight-forward and honest.
Regarding another matter, Mr. Doland went out of his way to supply his recommendation and the contact information of an attorney that may be of great use to my business in the future. Two problems, two solutions, in two days. This guy is worth calling. Thank you Michael.
Posted by a client
Michael helped me resolve a couple of issues I had regarding volunteer relationships in a startup and about founder agreements prior to incorporating. I am very grateful for his help and advice.
Posted by Jimmy
I had couple of questions that had to do with starting up a charity organization and wanted to know if i was crossing any lines with what i wanted to do. Michael here was actually the 5th attorney i have called cause i wasn't really understand them very much but Michael cleared everything up for me and made everything so easy to understand. He was so helpful and so nice over the phone, at the same time he had a great sense of humor and made me feel really comfortable over the phone as i was very nervous when i made the call. I highly suggest you giving Michael a call if you have any question. Just know that if i do need to hire a lawyer that the reason of my call, Michael will for sure 100% be the one that I would want to represent me
Posted by a Contracts client
Counsel Doland helped me tackle a knotty contractual issue recently. I am now confident I will win my case. The way Mr. Doland did it was to give me the bare facts of how the courtroom works, what my role is, how I should address the judge, and how to conduct myself at the hearing. He explained, using facts and examples, reasons I should relax instead of panicking. This was no smoke and mirrors show to make me feel good. Mr. Doland essentially gave me free law school lessons. Then we got down to the case at hand, and he has educated me to the point I feel like a confident, wise client and believe I will be a composed, calm Plaintiff who will win this case. A masterful consultation. I work in a field where lawsuits are common. I'll need an attorney again. I'll be back with Mr. Doland.
Posted by Pat
I had no idea that asking a question on AVVO.com on Christmas Eve would result in Atty. Michael Doland providing exactly the information I needed at supersonic speed. What followed was almost unbelievable. Atty. Doland's fabulous assistance didn't stop on Christmas Eve. Atty. Doland kept on giving through Christmas and the days that followed with zero risk or cost to me and with unbridled selflessness and kindness integrated with an abundance of generosity and gentility. He even helped me understand what needed to be done to "tip the scales of justice" in my favor based on sound legal tenets.
Atty. Doland is fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish, so anyone involved in business, international commerce or affairs, real estate, life estate matters, mediation or arbitration could benefit immensely from his dexterity in language and law, just for starters. You'll delight in dealing with an attorney who has "old school" values and does the "right thing" in your best interest no matter what because he truly believes practicing law is a service. In my case, Atty. Doland also gave sage advice about public relations and press issues, which was clearly above and beyond any reasonable standard of expectations. It was crystal clear to me that his goal was to help me in a tough situation, but it didn't take much to make me realize that with the way he operates, he provides timely assistance so that his clients can avoid being in tough situations. Atty. Doland's sincere compassion is a rare characteristic that surfaced almost immediately, and his motivation to help others is genuine and invaluable.
Perhaps what intrigued me most was from a simple comment I made in an email to Atty. Doland about others. Atty. Doland had the incredible initiative to follow up and essentially establish a resolution when he had nothing to gain or lose personally; he did it to help others. Period. For him to spend his time and energy for the benefit of others was incredibly inspiring. Atty. Doland's unsolicited efforts helped a business, another attorney and me, not Atty. Doland. That kind of selflessness and exceptional service is extraordinary and definitely not something to be ignored when legal matters, keen assessment skills and efficiency can be critical to your success.
There are dichotomies I cherish from my experiences with Atty. Doland. He is erudite in at least four languages, yet he communicated with me in the only language I know at my level of comprehension. Atty. Doland is exceedingly generous with his wealth of knowledge and legal acumen, yet he is frugal when it comes to consuming the time of others, so issues are handled expeditiously and precisely the first time, not dragged out to waste resources. Atty. Doland is bright and very well educated, but he doesn't hold his formal education, extensive knowledge or legal acumen above others; he shares what he know freely and accurately with humility. Atty. Doland has been knighted by foreign nations, and as you get to know him, you will learn that his integrity matches how he treats clients and prospects with dignity and respect as if they were the center of the universe, which is paramount to an ideal and fruitful attorney-client relationship. Let's face it. Who wouldn't want an attorney who'd earned knighthood more than once?
Atty. Doland touched my life in an very special way with his commitment, dedication, honesty, diligence and integrity. I will never forget him or his spectacular insight and skills. If you want the best lawyer, it might be very foolish to spend time looking further. Try a complimentary consultation and make your own decision about being represented by an extraordinary attorney who puts your needs above all else. Best wishes with multi-faceted successes in many lands as Atty. Doland represents you and you triumph repeatedly!
Posted by Timothy Kim
I DO NOT TRUST LAWYERS. But Mr. Doland really is more than just earning money.
He puts money aside, takes the situation and makes it his own. He found me ways to avoid unnecessary payments and fees, but he also worked on my case and got it done by that week.
Big or small, I can trust Mr. Doland with any of my legal matters and sleep comfortably at night.