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Posted by Spencer, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I just want to thank Michael for going over and above the call of duty for me and my cases . He was very thorough and even had prior cases retracted that I had plead guilty to save me and my family hundreds of dollars. I am very grateful that I had him on my side and would recommend him to anyone . He exhumed professionalism in the true since of the word. Thank you very much!
Posted by Maria, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Amazing energy and communication. He helped my 18 year old son out of an unfortunate situation. We were so lucky to be introduced to Mr. Fell. You will not be disappointed in his committment. He is a great role model to the kids and a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Ward, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
We were in crisis. My son was in jail in Orange County on a drug charge. I contacted Michael on a Friday evening to see if he could help. He knew people inside the Orange County Sheriff's Department and was able to get some answers over the weekend. That Monday, he met with me, met with my son and helped to assure his speedy release.
Michael gets my very highest marks as an attorney. Because I also am a practicing attorney, I see many lawyers at work. Michael is one of the best.
Posted by a Domestic Violence client, Flag
To spare the details, my case as a victim was extremely complex. Michael was a crucial support to the situation as a whole. At the point where I was losing hope, he became involved and without his hard work and expertise, I would not have had a positive outcome. Thanks Mike! You're a lifesaver!
Posted by Sandra Ryann, a DUI client, Flag
On September 21, around 3 am i got caught driving under the influence and i got sent to jail. In jail the first thing on your mind, besides being entirely embarrassed and ashamed of yourself, is how the hell am i going to get out of this one? How are you going to pay for this? what will your siblings say? and of course, should i get a lawyer? I had heard stories in the past that getting a DUI, being super common, is stupid to hire an attorney. They say they do absolutely nothing for you, and just want to take your money. With that being said, i didn't want to get one, i figured i could do it on my own. As time went by, deadlines started coming up and i was struggling. A friend referred me to her lawyer. His name is Michael L. Fell. I remember walking into his office for the first time. I was greeted by the receptionist with a kind smile and a simple hello. She then proceeded to tell me i could wait in the room to the side, and brought me a cup of coffee. Immediately my nerves of walking into a lawyers office calmed almost completely. Upon talking to mike about my DUI, i was skeptical, especially because of everyone saying that lawyers don't want to help you, they just want your money. I am glad i went to try it out because Mike was the complete opposite. He laid everything out on the table. He told me his background and all the experience he has in the court system. He went through my ticket in detail. He asked me every detail to try and see if we had any case at all. The funny part is, after analyzing the case, he told me " you know what, you can do this all on your own, anyone can" It made me respect him even more when he handed over his drawn out plan, and said i could do it alone. We continued to talk and i realized that hiring Mike, not only would take stress off my hands, but would speed up the process. I wouldn't have to go to any court dates, wouldn't have to make phone calls, wait in line...absolutely nothing besides pay the court fees. I decided to hire mike, for the mere fact that he was honest the whole way through, he was respectful of how i felt, he made me feel safe about my decision. Not only did he speed up the process of getting my licence back, dropping a count, and bumped a fee off my balance, but he kept me in the loop the whole time. He called me and updated me on the status of our court dates. He assured me that we got the best deals in court, and he still gave me options before he spoke for me in court. Mike isn't your typical lawyer. He develops a relationship with you that helps the DUI anxiety go away. I am so glad i met mike. Its now a little over a year since i met him, and everything's clear. I got my licence back about 1-2 months after i lost it, and i'm already done paying my fees. I didn't have to miss work because he stood for me at every court session and did all the paper work. He handled everything, with 100% my say in all decisions. This respectable lawyer is incredible, and i would recommend him to everyone.
Posted by a Juvenile client, Flag
Michael Fell is an experienced, trustworthy and well connected attorney. He helped us in a juvenile case. He knows all of the judges in juvenile court, has relationships with the DA's and even the other court representatives. Because of his experience, knowledge and ability to negotiate well, he was able to get our case dismissed after our son met the court mandated criteria. Most importantly, he gave counsel, not only in a legal sense, but in a somewhat fatherly sense to our son. This counsel and advice seemed as an impetus for our son to learn from his wrongdoings and to reform his conduct to an adult-like manner. All in all, Mike Fell is a five star attorney. You will not go wrong with Counselor Fell. He has a great personality and he 100 percent dedicated and committed to your cause . Thank you Mike.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Michael is a awesome attorney! I made a regrettable mistake in March 2012 with petty theft, and after talking to two other attorneys, I felt that Michael was the one that I felt most comfortable with. He gave me the facts straight up, but not in a harsh way, and told me the possible outcomes that could occur. With this being the only trouble that I have gotten into in my life (minus traffic tickets) I was able to get the case dismissed but submitting my DNA and completing counseling sessions.
It's difficult to see anything positive come out of a bad situation that you're in at the time, but I'm glad to have been able to have Michael as my attorney because going through the counseling sessions, which I most likely would have never done by myself, helped me in other situations in my life.
I would definitely recommend Michael Fell as an attorney! He is very personable and out will feel comfortable and at ease like I did with him!
Posted by Chris, a DUI client, Flag
Mike help me at my darkest hour- he was there for me and led me through the process.
I can not say enough good things about him
Posted by Mary, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Michael Fell is a kind and compassionate lawyer. He helped us through an extremely difficult situation when our son was arrested and charged with felony vandalism. Michael sat down and talked to us and explained the law to us. Because of his experience and knowledge of the law, the case was eventually dismissed. I can't say enough kind words about Michael Fell. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants a lawyer who listens and actually cares about his clients.
Posted by G, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude, as well as speak to, the high professionalism and expert counsel given by our attorney, Michael Fell. He handled a difficult and sensitive criminal case for us in L A County Superior Court. His counsel and support were excellent, along with his great depth of knowledge in law and procedures. His vast experience, interpersonal and communication skills, along with his persistence make him an excellent advocate, one who not only stands by you and with you, but also fights ardently and effectively on your behalf. I most highly recommend him to anyone who needs outstanding counsel and representation in any legal matter.
Posted by Trish, a DUI client, Flag
Mike is by far a superior lawyer hands down. He's driven, sharp, experienced, profficient, vast knowledge, and has an excellent work ethic. I am so blessed to have him in my corner. Mike wasn't only a lawyer, he was my best bud. He's a stand up guy and I trust him with my life. My family and I appreciate his hard work and determination. Thanks to his tenacity I had a positive outcome.
Posted by Karen, a Domestic Violence client, Flag
Mr. Fell protected the my rights and the rights of my children in a domestic violence action. When my family law attorney failed to argue our constitutional rights under Marsy's Law, Mr. Fell appeared in both Family Court and Criminal Court to protect our rights. He made a very bad situation bearable thru the Court system.
Posted by Eliott, a DUI client, Flag
During a very dark time in my life Mike brought my family and I peace of mind and the best legal help we could have ever prayed for. I cant thank him enough for what he did on my case and what it means for my future that I do not have a criminal record. The legal system can be very dark, scary, and confusing, especially when you have been arrested under pure suspicions. I currently am preparing for law school applications, and my dream has always been to be a lawyer since I was a child. I was the first person in my family to graduate with a B.A. and I also will be the fist attorney in my family when I graduate. Seeing what Mike has done for me and the passion he puts into his work has invigorated me and given me someone to aspire to be when I reach my goal.
Mike sat my family down in several meetings before we even hired him and fully covered all the "in's and out's" of what could happen in the coming weeks/months during my case. These two consultations were even before we hired him officially. He made time for us and made us know that we were of utmost importance to him.
Mike helped me through the worst time in my life, the first time I have ever gotten a ticket, and the first time I have ever been a disappointment to my family because of my arrest. I do not know where I would be right now and what options I would have in my future if it were not for the way Mike handled my case.
Do yourself a favor and give Mike a call.
Posted by Cynthia, a Domestic Violence client, Flag
My nightmares, fears, uncertainty & doubts literally ended the day I retained Mr. Fell. As a domestic violence victim I spent "months" researching & interviewing attorneys to guide me through this horrific process. Thoroughly discouraged until I met Mr. Fell who I retained immediately.
High caliber professional, superb knowledge in Marsys Law coupled with years of expertise prosecuting criminal cases. An Atty who's competent in both criminal prosecution & defense is crucial & a gold mine. It's traumatic enough being the victim. Mike literally gave me the confidence & assurance to assert my rights as the victim. Particularly understanding typical abusive patterns. Mike guided me through the process & stood by me every step of the way, where I felt completely safe & well represented.
I honestly cannot say enough great things about this man who loves his family but will take whatever time needed & work tenaciously on your behalf, even if it meant holidays & weekends. He sincerely "cares & respects" his clients.
Posted by Leanne, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I feel so blessed to have found Michael Fell! At a time when I needed a legal ally, Mike was there to not only represent me, but to vigorously defend me, using his twenty plus years of courtroom experience to get my case dismissed. Having never been arrested, I was out of my league when it came to navigating my way through the court system and I was terrified of all the unknowns. Mike took the time to walk me through the process (I still have the flow chart he made me) and clearly explained what my options were. He told me that getting my case dismissed would be a "grand slam", but he was optimistic that it could be done. He wasn't willing to settle for less, even when we were offered a very good deal by the prosecution, Mike held out for the grand slam. Mike was willing to go to bat for me as many times as it took, describing himself as an "annoying gnat" that would not stop until the best case scenario was achieved. Mike gave me hope and encouragement, during one of the scariest situations I have ever faced. Knowing I had someone of his caliber and reputation on my side was priceless. He was generous with his time and knowledge and treated my husband and I like friends, not dollar signs. He is unlike any lawyer I have ever met, having a light-hearted and enthusiastic attitude, while maintaining an unshakeable commitment to his clients' success. Mike Fell uses his experience to gain justice for his clients; he doesn't need his clients to gain experience. He is the MVP of lawyers. He got me my grand slam, and for that, I will be forever grateful.
Posted by Gene, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mike Fell represented me in a criminal defense matter. He obtained a result for me that vastly exceeded my expectations, with an exceedingly professional manner throughout, and at a reasonable price. He was clearly very experienced in communicating with the DA's office, and he brought that credibility to bear in obtaining a superior result in my case. As an attorney myself, I understand the challenges that Mike faces, and I would hire him again for sure. I highly recommend Mike's services without reservation.
Posted by a Constitutional client, Flag
To say that Mike is a gifted and talented person is an understatement. Not only is he a wonderful human being, but also gave us a reassuring peace while knowing that his knowledge is thorough and solid, and always goes above and beyond the mission at hand.
Beyond being considerate, he listened to each and every concern that we had with the case. He took on a complex situation and represented us under Marcyâ€™s Law. Mike kept us at ease through the entire process and helped us see past white noise of doubt that the situation brought on. Mike made us a part of the solution, making sure we were comfortable with every step. He had come into my familyâ€™s life many years ago, and even with time passing the minute we reached out for help he was there eager to help, unconditionally.
Simply put, Mike is an AMAZING individual. His special blend of genuine compassion, extreme professionalism, and honest motivation are only a few of the qualities that make him truly remarkable. Mike is trustworthy and was there without hesitation, with an action plan to help us in what felt like one of the darkest time of our lives for my mother and me.
Posted by Gregory, a DUI client, Flag
From my first meeting with Michael, his professionalism, insight and concern provided me confidence that I had met the right attorney to handle my difficult legal matter. He provided me detailed guidance about the legal process I was facing and took the time to really listen to the many complex details of the case. On the personal side, Michael is a family man, friendly and outgoing and it was always a pleasure to meet with him.
Michael's years of experience and attention to the details brought a positive outcome and for that I am truly grateful to him. I know I'm fortunate to have met Michael and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing his services. Many thanks, Michael.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Without a doubt, Mike is a kind and wonderful professional and made himself 100% available to answer any questions and really took his time to understand our situation. He guided us through such a difficult time all the while keeping us in the loop on navigating the court system for which he has such incredible knowledge. With his exceptional ability and dedication Mike will go the distance to make you feel comfortable, reassured and truly blessed. Mike makes the commitment and provides personal attention to every detail, he has such a great compassion, kindness and extreme care. We are so very grateful to Mike and to have him represent our son, to whom he made such an impactful connection - Mike is a godsend, to say the least. We highly recommend him to anyone! The B Family-Costa Mesa, CA.
Posted by RJ, a DUI client, Flag
Finding Michael was a blessing. The highest caliber of representation and care. The outcome could not have been any better. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone.
Posted by Hart, a Juvenile client, Flag
I never thought that I would have to retain a lawyer but when that time came I was so grateful to find Michael. I needed him in a case involving my 14 year old son and from the moment we spoke I knew he was a godsend. Michael was most compassionate, attentive, helpful, and very very intelligent. He is always available to answer questions, ease fears and aide in any way possible. Always being there in person or answering phone calls with our numerous questions. You never feel out of the loop. I truly appreciate his hard work and ethics in getting us the best possible results and we couldn't have got any better than what he achieved. If ever you need a lawyer, he is the only one you want on your side. I can never thank him enough, thank you Michael.
Posted by Diane, a DUI client, Flag
Having dealt with a few other attorneys in the past few years pertaining to my son's alcohol disease, none came close to handling his case with such professionalism as Mr. Fell. He was able to avoid a sure sentencing to a state prison, to remaining in a local jail and then to long term re-hab +. Aside from that, Mr. Fell's sincere compassion for both the client and we family members was paramount in helping us all through a most difficult time. He was unbelievably so quickly responsive to our calls or concerns. He is a FIRST class plus, lawyer.
Posted by a client, Flag
To us, Mike Fell was more than an outstanding attorney, he was a godsend. His phenomenal ability to connect with us as well as his counterparts in court provided a new lease on life for our son. Mike is kind, funny, and so accessible. His tremendous intelligence and depth of knowledge gave us a feeling of reassurance that we would get the best possible outcome. And we did, in record time. He is simply the best! There is no one better.
Posted by Dianne, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
His years of experience provided significant insights into my case. He is a professional in every sense of the word. You could not ask for a more dedicated person to help you through a troubling time. He is a gracious and personable individual that really cares about his clients. His positive presence meant a lot to me.
Posted by a Lawsuits & Disputes client, Flag
Michael did a tremendous job for my wife and I in regards to a long standing dispute with a neighbor. His hard work and attention to detail resulted in a victory. Thanks again, Michael.
Posted by Lynette, a client, Flag
I recently flew to CA to testify at a parole hearing of a man who murdered my father and sister many years ago. Mike Fell helped me every step of the way, especially after there was a postponement a day before the hearing. He is knowledgable, caring and compassionate. He received my case on Christmas Eve, just 4 days prior to the hearing. He worked tirelessly over the holidays and cleared his schedule just to help me. This was my first parole hearing and I was nervous, yet I knew he had my back every step of the way.
Posted by RDH in California, Flag
I never thought I'd ever have to hire an attorney, but I'm glad I found Michael Fell. He took the time to listen and talk me through my case and gave me options on what I can do. I initially decided to go with another lawyer because he said that he would get the "same results". From there, I was out some money and my case got worse. I went back to Michael and regretted not retaining him in the first place. He is very honest and straight forward with you. He also takes the time to return your emails and calls in a respectable time and manner. As for my case, he worked hard and made sure that I got the BEST deal with the DA! Don't second guess like I did, give him a call and talk to him yourself!!
Posted by Longface, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Michael is a professional, passionate and kind attorney. As a international graduate student, I am lucky to have his service that help me resolved my traffic citation (wrong way on a divided highway) at a minimal cost of money, time, record, and worry.
Among the six lawyers that I consulted, he is the only one that I immediately feel comfortable to trust my case to him when discussing about the case, his plan and cost. And hiring him turned out to be the correct choice.
Posted by Samuel, Flag
Michael always kept me informed and was always there for me. He is also very trustworthy and quick with responses. recommended lawyer!
Posted by Laura, a Constitutional client, Flag
Mike is one of my heroes - he represented my son, Sean and my family under Marsy's Law. Our beautiful 19 year old, Sean was murdered and we'd been in the court system over 4 years waiting on our 2nd trial. Countless, endless continuances by the defense. Mike filed a brief and made an appearance on our behalf asserting our Marsy's constitutional rights to a speedy trial. It got the judge's attention (finally) and we now have a firm trial date. He worked wonderfully with our great Riverside County DA, who is also my hero. Our lives have been turned upside down and inside out since Sean's murder - Mike gave me a piece back - he helped me to feel empowered. He's an important part of our team to get Justice for Sean. Mike, if you read this, you are amazing and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Laura (Sean's Mom)
Posted by Marylen, a DUI client, Flag
I found Mike's regular electronic updates very helpful to me throughout the legal process and trial in our case. His presence at each court session was a source of comfort to me. His knowledge of and expertise in criminal law is commendable.
Posted by Michael, a DUI client, Flag
Mike fell was an unbelievable asset/resource to our family during a time that we never thought we’d ever have to go through. Our family has never had any experience in dealing with the law let alone dealing with this magnitude of a horrible and devastating experience to an immediate family member. Mike was always available to us and was not only everything we can ask for in an attorney but is an amazing person, family man and was always there for us! I wouldn’t recommend anyone else besides Mike Fell and his passion for Marcy’s law and helping our family was something I’ll never forget!
Posted by Christopher, a DUI client, Flag
I Was very unfortunate to have had a daughter killed by a drunk driver last year. The case was well documented and followed quite closely by local and national media. Mr Fell represented our interests as a crime victim via the Marsy's law. One would think the state (prosecutor) and a private victim rights attorney would be working for the same goals. In general that assumption is very much correct. There are however some issues the victims might deem important to them that the state is neutral on. A huge example of this difference is weather to allow cameras in the court room or have no media allowed in the court room. In our particular case we wanted no cameras allowed. The state might think differently about this for several reasons including public awareness or as a teaching tool to educate the public. Neither is right or wrong just different. Another very helpful avenue a Marsy's law attorney can assist a victim of crime is in regards to the right to a speedy trial. There is every reason to have an extra attorney on your side. The court receives a double dose of reasoning so to speak. Mr Fell was an absolute gentleman to work with. His explanations of the law and his pleasant demeanor were very much appreciated. I wish him the best.
Posted by Michael, Flag
I could not better express my opinion about Mike than by the words profficient and excellent. Mike was not only motivated and extremely communicative in all areas of our work, he was also able to make a personal connection with me that I personally never experienced with my previous lawyer. Mike made an investment not only in his time, but moreso in my time and what I needed. I would recommend Mike to anyobody in the Orange County/ LA County area.
Posted by Ann and Glynne, a Wrongful Death client, Flag
Mike Fell is smart, sharp, witty, kind and passionate. He is a true professional who reaches out and touches his clients. He has HEART.
His follow thru is excellent, he is very accessible and he is honest. Mike will tell you the best case scenario, the worst case scenario, hold your hand, wipe away the tears and give you a hug. He will fight for what is RIGHT! I would highly recommend Mike to anyone and if need be, call upon him again and again.
Posted by a client, Flag
Mike Fell represented my husband and I under Marcy's law as we were victims of a violent neighbor dispute. From the moment we met Mike we knew we were in the right hands as his knowledge of the law were second to none. He was thorough, always available and made us feel like we were the most important clients he was representing. His expertise and guidance lead us to the desired result and we would go to Mike again and refer him to anyone and everyone who needed a lawyer.
Posted by Stephen, a Business client, Flag
I retained Mr. Fell to help me in a case involving the district attorney regarding advertisement statements. Mr. Fell, a former district attorney, with his experience and knowledge he successfully resolved my case.
As a medical practitioner, I would strongly recommend him because his integrity and trustworthy brings confidence and security.
Posted by Lori, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Michael Fell calmed my fears the moment I sat down. His thorough explanation of how he was going to handle my case and his candid problem solving skills convinced me that I had chosen the right attorney. His attention to detail, accessibility, honesty, and genuine caring helped me through a difficult situation. He got me the best possible outcome with no violation of parole. If you want an attorney who is responsive to your needs, who is sharp, with excellent experience call Michael Fell.
Posted by Cathy, a Juvenile client, Flag
My 16 year old son had been arrested with some of his friends. Each of them had their own attorney but they let Michel take command because of his expertise in Juvenile court. He was the only attorney that was consistently on time for court while the others left their clients waiting for over an hour or more. He was able to negotiate a significantly reduced charge because he was tenacious in going back to court several times (at no extra cost to us) just to get our son the best possible outcome. He took a personal interest in our son and was accessible day or evening when ever we had concerns. This was a very difficult time for my son and I and Michael made this process so much easier to handle.
Posted by Dennis, a Litigation client, Flag
Did an excellent job dealing with parents and especially his client my son. Was able to get a reduction on penalty.. 4 boys were involved each with thier own lawyer. He spearheaded the defense to pursue a reduction in the charges while staying focused on his client's well being. His client had confessed and was able to draw a fair puinisment which fit the crime.
Posted by Nikki Nash, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
He was on top of the ball the whole time. I never felt like I got lost in the crowd of his other clients. He always called me back in a timely fashion. He kept be up to date the whole time through the whole process. Went out of his way and bent over backwards to help me in my time of need.
Posted by a Juvenile client, Flag
Michael Fell represented my son yesterday and he was amazing with his interaction with the court system and was great and caring with me and my son’s mother.
We could have not had a better experience with a lawyer than we did with Michael fell
Posted by Temo Rodriguez, a Domestic Violence client, Flag
I was referred to Michael through a family member of mine for a domestic violence case. I had never been in trouble with the law, so was very scared and upset. Michael explained the whole defense process to me with detail and made sure that I had all the facts. He went above and beyond to amake sure we had the best case for defense and worked quickly to avoid the court from filing charges against me. So in the end charges were not filed and since the case was not as labor intensive as Michael initially thought, he refunded me $500.
Posted by Jaime, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
The first time I met Michael Fell he treated me with respect and immediately made me feel comfortable. I was facing a felony on my record, and he convinced the judge of giving me a second chance to keep it off my record. The judge has NEVER granted anyone second chance to someone in this type of case before. He is very experienced, passionate, and dependable and I want to thank him for believing in me.
Posted by Nancy, a Violent Crime client, Flag
Mr. Fell was professional, compassionate and immediate in his response to my situation. With his years of experience as Deputy DA, his ability to address the problem was concise and thorough. Truly it was as if a miracle happened to restore my faith in humanity.
Posted by LouAnn, a Contracts client, Flag
Having Mike take care of my case was a very safe feeling. He always had time to answer my calls and questions in a timely manner. He made me feel confident that everything was under control. I wiould recommend Mike as a knowledgeable and trustworthy attorney.
Posted by Winston, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mr. Fell was very helpful in my case and mitigating the situation down to a very mild consequence in regard to my actions and how it could possible affect my future ( I plan on going to college soon). I thank him very much for all his work and I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Michael is an exceptional man and attorney. He is very helpful and made the whole process one hundred times easier. Michael knows exactly what he is talking about and is very experienced in his line of work. I couldn't of made it through without his admirable work. I highly recommend Michael Fell!
Posted by andre, a DUI client, Flag
extremely efficient, honest guy and goes right to work for, no delays, and all business, made life easy for me and I highly recommend his talent.
Posted by a White Collar Crime client, Flag
I was falsely accused and arrested for a very serious felony. It was truly the worst nightmare in my entire life until I met and spoke with Mr. Fell. I thought that my whole life, my family, and my career dreams were vanishing as I felt that no body wanted to see the truth. Michael was the one who saw the truth, and was the one who was able to show it to the world. He has a superb experience, an unmatched knowledge of criminal laws, an outstanding intelligence and intuition, and above all high ethical standards with a network of amazing long career contacts.