5.0 stars 10 totalReview Michael Maguire
I had a very good experience with Mr. Maguire in a battle with a constantly contentious ex-wife. Michael was very knowledgeable, tactful and always available. Instead of my third attorney I wish I had him as my first attorney. Deborah Tilton was a good support and always available for my questions.
Michael Maguire may well be the best divorce attorney in Beverly Hills! Mr. Maguire brings some exceptional qualities to his work that one doesn't often find in an attorney, having previous successful careers in finance and as a Tony award winner on Broadway before his own life experience led him to help others going through divorce.
He and Deborah Tilton are both responsive and sensitive to their clients' needs, yet skillful and highly effective as legal advocates. A dynamic communicator and someone I would trust to take good care of people close to me, I give Michael Maguire my highest recommendation.
I cannot say enough about the thoughtfulness, patience, and professionalism Michael, Deborah, and their entire staff displayed throughout the entire process of my divorce. Their kindness and support helped me to walk through this most difficult process. The professional guidance and advice I received were very helpful, but what I appreciated even more was the personal concern extended to me. I felt cared for and supported during what has been one of the most challenging times in my life.
Posted by a client
Michael and his team made sanity out of a very messy divorce. He exuded common sense and was cost conscious, without sacrificing on the things that mattered most to my family. The court appearances are kept to a minimum and when he does appear, his arguments were sound and spoke well to the judge. It seems impossible but even his sense of humor eased me over some big bumps. I would recommend him highly!
Posted by Hiro
Michael Maguire saved me from losing custody of my children and paying thousands of dollars in alimony and child support. Divorce by nature is such an unpleasant experience and Michael made the process as smooth and painless as possible. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the law and what makes people tick and I knew I could rely on him to always have my best interest in mind. Michael took charge of an extremely complicated financial and custody battle where my wife wanted to move out-of-state with the children. I am happy to say that we won on all accounts and I owe that to Michael’s dedication and assertiveness to get the job done.
Posted by a client
Michael Maguire was the perfect attorney for me!!! I found Michael on Yelp. The beginning of our mutual endeavor was hard because my divorce was pretty messy and I came to them with unclear vision of what I want and what my ex wants and how we get to a place where we both agree.
But through Michael and his associate Deborah Tilton, with her kind heart, superb work ethic and skills, a lot of work and due diligence was made. They found resolutions without going to court and the divorce agreement was achieved. Deborah actually does guided mediation for you to achieve the perfect resolution with your ex partner.
They were way more than fair about what they charged me and I felt like they were looking at the long term benefit for me and my son. They were fair, caring, loving, real, sincere and everything they did made sense.
Michael and Deborah, thank you so much for being assisting in such a challenging matter. I know that you worked with me so diligently even through my stubbornness and my blindness and were always there to show me the right way. Thank you for ending a two year divorce in about 3 months from the day you picked my case. Thank you for everything.
Posted by a client
Divorce is one of the most difficult human experiences that can bring out the worst in even the best of people. I wish that all divorce lawyers shared Michael's perspective, his strategy, and his deep understanding of what it takes to get their clients through this hardship unscathed. Many lawyers know the law-but Michael knows what makes people tick, when to fight and when to mediate, and he always keeps his focus of the bigger picture of the whole family unit that is being impacted by this transition.
I have never before crossed paths with an attorney so personally dedicated to truly helping his clients get their lives back on course. He is forthcoming, devoted, and has a strong moral compass. Beyond that, Michael is a natural leader-someone that you can trust to guide you through the battle of a difficult divorce with the utmost confidence. I recommend his services to anyone I know that is in need of a family law attorney.
Posted by Frank
Michael took the time and effort to really understand my situation, and had me feeling like my concerns were addressed. It's a rare breed of lawyer who makes his clients feel like their case and their concerns are his number one priortity. And when it comes to dealing with your adversaries lawyer or that day in court , Michael is a true 'gamer' . He's a take charge guy, who knows the law and who brings a dose of common sense, reality, and passion for the law so many lawyers leave behind in law school.
Posted by Ann
Michael Maguire is a powerful advocate who really cares about his clients and their needs. He was responsive, kept me informed and was caring and respectful about what I was going through. He explored options and made me feel like my case was important to him. He was effective in negotiating on my behalf and intelligent and practical in his approach. I have worked with other attorneys and my experience with Mr. Maguire was by far the best!
Posted by a Family client
I was referred to the firm of Kolodny & Anteau for my divorce case after being disappointed with the lack of responsiveness of my first attorney (phone calls returned days later, deadlines missed, and a general lack of awareness about the details of my case with numerous excuses). At Kolodny & Anteau I was introduced to Mr. Michael Maguire. I could not ask for a better attorney for a family-law case! Michael is professional, knowledgeable, punctual, and an excellent attorney. He is always on top of the case and always responds to e-mail messages within hours if not minutes. Watching him prepare for my spouse’s deposition was like watching a master general ready his troops and artillery for battle. He left no detail out and no potential threat unchecked. When I had “emergencies” after hours he always responded with a quick phone call or text message – often within minutes – instructing me as to the best course of action. In two cases the timeliness of his replies turned out to be essential to the outcome of our case! Mr. Maguire is also a former Broadway star who performed a leading role in the original New York cast of Les Miserables; the talents of his former career are assets that translate well into the people skills needed to achieve a positive outcome in court! Finally, and perhaps most important, Mr. Maguire was always on my side financially. He always advised me about the costs and alternatives available in my case and often made suggestions on how to achieve the best outcome for the least expenditure – something surprising in an attorney working for Beverly Hills firm. In short: hire him.