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I can't say enough about how pleased I am that Michael O'Brien was referred to me. He handled my foreclosure thoroughly and with the utmost professionalism. He explained the process in terms that I could understand and kept me apprised of the status along the way. I had a 20 year career as a legal assistant and was also married to an attorney for 22 years, so I have known many lawyers and witnessed many different styles of practice. I felt that Mike handled my case in a way that made me feel that I was an important client, yet he did not try to be my buddy or best friend, which can actually work against an attorney/client relationship in many ways. There were a few times where I had to send a second email to prompt a response from Mike, but having worked with so many attorneys in my past, I know how busy the legal field can be and I'm probably a bit more forgiving than some clients might be. Nonetheless, I felt that he always got back to me within a reasonable amount of time. I would have no reservations whatsoever recommending Mike to anyone in need of his services.
We have been dealing with Michael for the past few years off and on. He has been very responsive and quick to get back to us with answers to our questions and concerns. We have never felt anything but trust with Michael and will use him for all our legal needs in the future.
Unfortunately, I was irresponsible financially and made choices causing nearly 160k in debt to a lot of creditors including IRS and Oregon DOR - the worse part, I wasn't even a homeowner. I was stuck, felt lost, and was spiraling downhill fast. I read reviews about Mr. O'Brien and was so fortunate to hire him. He has seriously changed my life. I'm a better and more responsible person. He wasn't there just to collect fees, he treated me like family. He was there every time I needed counsel - even on weekends. My case was difficult, and Mr. O'Brien negotiated with all my creditors and trustee to the point where I can sleep at night. He made sure on every level, my financial mistakes were just that. We all live in a life where we have the right to make choices. Outside of marrying my beautiful wife, this choice to hire Mr. O'Brien was the best in my 35 years. Don't hesitate to think twice about hiring Mr. O'Brien.
I am still in an active chapter 13, and have been for nearly 3 years. I am on a maximum 5 year plan. The most recent thing (literally a week ago) Mr. O'Brien talked to the trustee to reduce my plan payment by nearly half the amount it was. Once again, even almost 3 years later, Mr. O'Brien is still right there with me through every step.
I just hope nobody has to experience the horrible financial mess I wrapped myself into - but should you need someone to help you and counsel you to a better you - please trust me and hire Mr. O'Brien. Don't waste energy and time searching and interviewing attorneys. Take it from someone that still is under his care.
Michael and his firm represented my wife and me in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. He is bright, attentive, and sensitive to the personal issues arising from bankruptcy. I have recommended him to a number of friends and business associates over the years and would use him again in a heartbeat.
From day one Michael was direct, informative & was able to explain in detail my questions regarding the intricacies of dealing with my business and personal situation.
In a nut shell I saw him tower over his fellow attornies with industry knowlwedge and could back up his thoughts on the spot.
Mike was easy to work with, pragmatic and empathetic with a difficult process.