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Michael Hallas of McKinley Irvin law firm is by far the best attorney I have ever had. I would highly recommend him to anyone facing divorce or that needs a family law attorney, and I suggest that you contact them as early in the process as possible. Had I been referred to them at the beginning of my divorce I would have had a substantially better and much less expensive outcome.
Michael Hallas and the McKinley Irvin staff conduct business in a very professional, courteous and ethical manner. Michael is a genuinely nice person and he took a sincere interest in helping me solve the problems created by my ex wife.
Michael is very experienced dealing with the courts and he worked diligently on my behalf, with integrity and honesty, offering his expert advice on how best to proceed. We would discuss the options and alternatives and he would give his suggestions, but always left the final decision to me. I couldn't have asked for a better arrangement.
Having an attorney that I knew I could trust made the whole process of less painful.
I was lawyer shopping for weeks to find a lawyer with the confidence that I lack in the courtroom. I was facing a challenging custody situation due to needing to re-locate for work. My case was not quite as strong as I thought. Even though I was up against an ex with numerous things counting against them. Every lawyer told me re-locating was a long shot as soon as I finished explaining my situation, without question. Everyone except Michael Hallas. He started asking questions. He asked questions about things I didn't even realize could be valid to my case. 30 min into our talk, I was convinced I had the guy that could handle being my voice in the courtroom. But that's just the beginning. Michael proceeded to propose plans that involved avoiding the courtroom altogether. I was walked through a maze of paperwork step by step. Communication by email at my request was a breeze. Michael was there to coach me all the way through right down to how talks with my ex should go. We actually ended up petitioning the court together for the modifications! Michael is my hero! I can finally live my dreams.
Having Michael Hallas represent my court case was of an exquisite level of legal support. Not only was Michael able to provide the necessary legal needs, but was also able to provide the personal touch necessary to help me deal the difficult emotional side of family law cases. Michael would provide the needed legal communication, and understanding, as well as helping with the logical side of what can, and what can not be accepted. Michael would provide detailed emails with clear understanding as to what is expected, and where the strong point, and the weak points, are in my case. By case end, I felt well informed of what I was agreeing to, and was fully confident in the decisions, and directions, Michael was advising me to follow. Though times in this case were tough, Michael always kept his calm, worked to properly communicate, and educated me in the court process, and made sure my personal case closed strong, not wavering at the end when it’s easiest to want to close out a case and move on.
Michael recently represented me during my divorce case with exceptional confidence and tact. His knowledge of the law, legal proceedings and connections to the community provided me with a true sense of confidence during this difficult time. He commands the room when entering and people naturally look up to listen when he speaks. Michael and his legal team of experts did an outstanding job of compiling all necessary and required documentation in preparation for mediation and/or trial. This organizational characteristic meant we came to all proceedings prepared to counter any and all possible motions from apposing counsel.
Michael has a unique ability to remain focused on obtaining the best outcome for his client, yet still able to balance the human factors and relate with the compassion that often accompanies divorce proceedings.
I highly recommend Michael and his team of experts!
Michael help me navigate through the toughest event in my life, a child custody case. His honesty, confidence and compassion really set my mind at ease through the whole process. I value his character and his professionalism. He wholeheartedly listened to my concerns, advised me on my options and guided me through this tough emotional process. I am so thankful to have worked with Michael and I would highly recommend him.
Michael Hallas is an incredible Portland attorney. He's very personable, knowledgeable and represented my case very well in front of the judge. He has superb candor in court and a great personality outside of the courtroom.
Michael was highly recommended to me and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking honest family law counsel.