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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.
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.
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!
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.