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Posted by Susan, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I was initially hesitant to hire an attorney for my situation. Ms. Garfinkel listened to my problems, eased my fears, and handled my case efficiently thoughout. I would recommend Michele without hesitation. She and her staff are professional and experiended. Su
Posted by Ava, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I'd ABSOLUTELY refer individuals to Michele's Office without hesitation!! As of this writing, I have given three referrals to her office. Initially I was totally embarassed at having to file bankruptcy, but Michele was very thorough in explaining the process to me. She and Dez always made themselves available when questions arised. During our process, Michele successfully handled a very delicate and sensitive issue in our case, which impressed me so much by her professionalism and her efficiency. She and Dez are a great team, which is evident by their committment in serving their clients. God's richest blessings to the both of them!!
Posted by Alyce, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
Michelle and her staff were more than helpful in explaining the
facts and answering questions and keeping me informed
through all aspects of my case.
Posted by Brian and Lisa, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Michele & Dez were very easy to work with. Everything was explained clearly and the step by step instructions were very helpful as well. I had no doubts we were in good hands and that we would have a second chance. Michele made you feel comfortable and at ease and did not make you feel like a lesser person for your mistakes. This was my first time and last time filling bankruptcy and with Michele's help it was very easy to do. Thank you for everything!
Posted by Bonita Walker, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Michele and her staff are very friendly, professional, and helpful. They gave me all the necessary information I needed to put my life back in order and clear up overwhelming debt. She is very knowledgable and smart. I really enjoyed talking to her, she set my mind at ease. She was with me every step of the way. She gave me step-by-step information, to complete all necessary procedures. I strongly reccommend her to anyone seeking good honest professional help. Free consultation, payment plans really helped me manage a very difficult period in my life. I'm so glad I had her in my coroner. Excellent Attorney!!!
Posted by Theresa, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Ms Garfinkel is knowledgeable of the law, in tune w/ the courts, and current on all the legal nuancies necessary to be a successful attorney.
There was never a doubt that my case would not be successful. She and her staff were ALWAYS responsive to my every question/issue
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I was at my wits end, Michele literally saved my life. I had a consultation with a lawyer that made me feel so small and extremely stupid. I walked out of his office feeling so defeated and without any options. I was ready to give up. I thank my lucky stars that I found Michele. She told me that everything would be okay and she could help me. She and Dez took very good care of me throughout the stressful process of bankruptcy. I finally feel like I can breathe again, that I am worthy of a second chance. Thank you so much Michele and Dez!
Posted by Dave, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Michele Garfinkel provided my wife and I with excellent service in our application for Chapter 7 discharge. Dez, her assistant, was timely and helpful in gathering the necessary information that was needed to complete the process. I highly recommend Michele's office services for any Debtor related matters.
Posted by Dissappointed client, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
In my initial consultation Michele was very impressionable. But... I quickly found out that when came down to booking an appointment, it was next to impossible. We played phone tag for two months. I wasn't given any information on what to do and her call back time was normally about a week. Very unprofessional. I would understand if she is overloaded, but I here new advertisement on the radio daily. Not Good business at all. Thankfully I retained someone else.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Michele and her assistant Dez are a exceptional team. We were and are extremely satisfied with her representation. Her knowledge and experience exceeded our expectations. We interviewed several attorneys prior to hiring Michele, her knowledge of the law is exceptional. We have referred clients to Michele's office and would recommend her for anyone looking for a professional, astitute, and competent attorney. Thank you Michele & Dez!
Posted by Donna, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
We were referred to Michele Garfinkel by a good friend. I wish I could give Michele and her absolutely wonderful assistant Dez a higher rating than excellent. My husband and I couldn't be happier with our experience with Michele as well as the outcome! She and Dez exceeded our expectations - they are professional, respond immediately, treat you with respect, and explain everything clearly. If Michele is in court or out of the office you can count on her assistant Dez to take good care of you. We felt so comfortable with them and confident that all would be well. When you work with Michele you just know you are in good hands. She removes all the stress with her approach, knowledge and reassurance. Another thing I appreciate about Michele is that she gives it to you straight. So, if you need an outstanding, competent attorney you need to contact Michele's office immediately. You won't be sorry.
Posted by Pat, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
What can I say? Michele and her assistant, Dez, were both fantastic! Nothing but professionalism and, which is most important to me, honesty...totally up front about everything, explaining things that I may not have understood clearly. I was put totally at ease and I will forever be grateful. She knows her stuff (inside and out) and I'm so glad she handled my case. She knew just what to do, no guessing, up on her game and a very kind, friendly young woman. I never had any problems. She returned my calls promptly and I feel so relieved that this is behind me now, thanks to her and Dez both. Oh, did I say that she was wonderful?
Posted by Laurie, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
My case was a very dificult Chapter 13 but she got it done and dealt with all my questions in a timely, professional manner and always made me feel better while dealing with all the stress!
Posted by Crystal, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Michelle made me feel so welcome and relaxed at such a terrifying time. She is so down to earth and makes you feel comfortable. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anybody that is looking!
Posted by Tracy, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Michelle led me through this emotionally difficult process professionally, without that it would only have been more trying. Beyond that, she was understanding and empathetic while staying on task to get the legal business accomplished.
It has been a full year since I filed, and Michele continues to be available to me for questions that arise. Smooth process and kindness as well....I'm very thankful.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I have worked with many attorneys that specialize in various areas of expertise during the span of my career and also on a personal level. Michele is a true professional and is very up to date with the bankruptcy laws and procedures. An added plus to her credit is that she is also very personable and cares about her clients. If one is in need of a knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney, I would recommend Michele Garfinkel without hesitation.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
She was very understanding and very direct. She explained the law that helped me understand. She also made many efforts in confronting my creditors, so I did not have to. I am very greatful to her.
Posted by Connie, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
I work with attorneys everyday. Michele is the epitomy of a professional, knowledgeable, caring person. I would recommend her to anyone that ends up in the position I did after my husband passed. She guided me through the BK process from start to finish. She was recommended to me by a co-worker and I will recommend Michele to anyone that needs a BK attorney.
Posted by Jake, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I've worked with many attorneys throughout my career and must say I was hesitant to even meet with Michele. Most attorneys tend to be arrogant and intimidating, but not Michele. She was so easy to talk with and really educated me about my options in a simplified way. I sensed right away she stays educated on the current laws She addressed all my concerns and never pressured me to make a decision. I agreed to file my petition and it was much easier than I thought thanks to Michele. Now, I'm starting over on the right foot. I've referred clients to Michele as way to say thank you.
Posted by Kareem, a Domestic Violence client, Flag
Ms. Garfinkel was honest, personable and down to earth since our first meeting. Ms. Garfinkel knowledge of the legal system was vast, and she was always realistic with me about my case. I was given a second chance due to her diligence and professionalism in the handling of my case. I would recommend Ms. Garfinkels services to all those that need help in the legal filed.
Posted by Paula, a DUI client, Flag
The lawyer I used in the past was no longer available and referred Michele Garfinkel to me. From the very beginning of our relationship, she was very helpful, put me at ease and assisted me every step of the way. She responded quickly and efficiently and helped my daughter get the best possible outcome. We highly recommend Michele, Garkinkel.
Posted by Cavar, a Immigration client, Flag
I was in turmoil with my visa situation and Michele took care of my immigration paperwork. It took less than 4 months for me to get my interview. Michele stuck my by side throughout the entire process and always responds immediately to any requests from immigration and from me. Michele is the best person to have on your side when facing the government.
Posted by Terri, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Michele helped my husband and myself to file for bankruptcy. This was a very emotional decision, and she made us feel very comfortable about making this decision, to help our family. She is always available to answer questions and give advice. I have referred her to many of my friends and they all have received exceptional service. I met with quite a few attorney's before making my decision, and am very glad I chose Michele to represent me.
Posted by Mildred, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
Michelle and company are independent, responsive, candid, bills fairly, they take human factors into account, remain current and resolved my legal problems, Part of the "art" of being good lawyers. I will always keep their phone numbers at hand and refer anyone seeking a good attorney.
Posted by Monica, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Michele was always literally just a phone call away. I have never dealt with an attorney that returns their own calls, as she did, that returns your call within minutes or hours instead of days or weeks...she was responsive, always kept me informed of what was going on in my case and what was the next step. She was very knowledgeable and if she was unsure about something she always made a call or researched my question and got right back to me with an answer. As a person, just from the little time and interaction we had, she is extremely trustworthy and down to earth. My family and i were very impressed.
Posted by Katrina, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Michele handled a Chapter 7 bankruptcy for me. It was filed in a timely manner and she kept me informed on all of my options. She is very knowlegable of the process and procedures of bankruptcy court and I would recommend her to any person wishing to file.