Michelle Lynne Steigerwald’s Reviews

Michelle Lynne Steigerwald

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  1. Excellent Ongoing Collaboration

    Posted by a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Michelle Steigerwald.
    • I hired Michelle 1-3 years ago.
    • Michelle handled my Divorce & Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I have worked with Ms. Steigerwald over the past 7 years, from the early stages of separation through the final divorce, as well as during periods of ongoing financial non-compliance by my ex-husband (one of which required a Court motion and appearance). She has not only been responsive, astute, and conscientious throughout this process, but she has also become a valued confidant in whom I have developed great trust and admiration. Ms. Steigerwald understands and conveys the realities and complexities of the law; however, she is also able to relate to her clients on a personal level with compassion and a sense of humor -- this is an uncommon combination of attributes in an attorney, which has kept me a loyal client for many years. I recommend her services wholeheartedly.

  2. Very poor mediator

    Posted by Very Unhappy Customer, a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Good
    Knowledgeable
     Poor
    Kept me informed
     Fair
    • I do not recommend Michelle Steigerwald.
    • I hired Michelle 1-3 years ago.
    • Michelle handled my Divorce & Separation matter.

    Ms. Steigerwald was absolutely horrendous in our mediation sessions. She allowed conversations to keep going on and on well past the point of reasonable and did not facilitate whatsoever. Was a horrible experience only compounded by her very lengthy emails of notes from the sessions which drove the price up when it did not need to be. What started out as 2 reasonable people wanting to use mediation to go through a divorce has now ended up with 2 people who will be going through the court system to handle it.

  3. Writes Long and Creates Conflict

    Posted by a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Fair
    Trustworthy
     Fair
    Responsive
     Average
    Knowledgeable
     Fair
    Kept me informed
     Average
    • I do not recommend Michelle Steigerwald.
    • I hired Michelle more than 3 years ago.
    • Michelle handled my Divorce & Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    While very thorough in capturing all the information in my divorce case, there were numerous times when she created too much conflict, which forced the other side into a stalemate position. A case that should have been settled in a few months stretched into a year. The correspondence was often too lengthy and redundant which increased the fees. On the key issues she was a tough negotiator and provided good feedback.