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Mike was great - offered great advice, got my case settled quickly and to my favor. I ended up making one decision that Mike advised me against and he was supportive but informed me of my options and made sure that I was making a good/solid decision about my case.
He was honest and very up-front about what to expect and how things would go. He knew my ex-husband's lawyer and was knowledgeable about anticipating their responses.
Michelle was great as well - always answering my questions and responding to my many e-mails about my case and how things were proceeding.
Mr. DITCHIK over charged. He fumbled at all court appearances and was unorganized. Mr. Ditchik was not confident and got walked over by the opposing attorney. I parted ways with him and went elsewhere and I'm glad I did. Beware. I have plenty more to say but just run. Happy with new counsel.
After looking for several weeks for a good attorney, we finally found Mr. Ditchik to help us file a Habeas Corpus. Mr. Ditchik was easy to talk with, and he had thorough knowledge of the laws and paperwork required to help us win our case. Mr. Ditchik always showed confidence and outstanding character during our meetings. He was straight forward and explained all of the legal jargon. An excellent attorney, and even more important a good person. Mr. Ditchik and his team treated us fairly and with respect. I never would have expected the level of service we received, including evening phone calls just to make sure I knew where we were with the case and to see if I had any questions.
In addition, Mr. Ditchik's paralegal was readily available to answer questions and emails. When I sent an email, either Mr. Ditchik or his paralegal would respond within minutes, even emails that were sent in the evening.
After our trial, Mr. Ditchik again contacted me to just to see how things were going. Within a few days of the end of our trial, Mr. Ditchik sent us an itemized expense account, so we knew exactly how the fees were utilized.
I would have never expected this much customer service from a lawyer. I am so happy that my family stumbled upon his website. We have no regrets.
My case was a modification of my nine-year-old divorce. Our children and I live out of state and I have never personally met either Mike or Michelle. My ex-husband has chosen not to call, email or write to our children during the past nine years and our case was difficult. There were extenuating circumstances (DV, Stalking, the list goes on; there are reasons we live far from him).
In the modification, I wanted our children's college as well as the volume of uninsured medical costs determined. In WA, post- secondary education can be distributed between both parents. As our children are bright, and our daughter wants to go to medical school, this is a huge issue. Mike fought and won. Equally, my ex was responsible for 70% of the uninsured medical costs. Though I sent him the papers for these costs numerous times, he refused to pay. Mike took care of this immediately.
I trust both Mike and Michelle implicitly. Though I hope I don't need to, I would hire him again in a second if needed.
My divorce wasn't complicated but my (now) ex and I can't stand each other and my ex made things difficult for moving things along. Mike was on top of if all the time and kept things moving. His assistant Michelle, always kept me informed and was very helpful, especially when Mike was away at court. You get what you pay for. I paid and got exceptional representation and service. I couldn't have asked for more.
I had a VERY COMPLEX family law case where I had been representing myself for months prior. Mike and Michelle (his legal assistant) worked very hard, because my hearing was so soon, they worked evening and weekends to prepare me for a VERY IMPORTANT hearing involving custody of my daughter. Thanks Mike and Michelle-you are an awesome team!
Mike was the best attorney! I felt like he always was avaliable to me, always answered my questions and was on top on my case the entire time. He was confident in court and made sure my case was presented to the court in the best way possible.
I didn't get everything I wanted, (who does) but that had more to do do with the facts of my case. I read the below reviews and I absolutely disagree! Mike isn't afraid of anyone...he's from New York! I highly recommend Mike and wouldn't use anyone else if I have another family law issue.
I hired this lawyer for $275.00 per hour. He would draw out conversations to make them longer. He didn't keep me informed on any dates. All the sudden I get an urgent email saying we had to go to mediation, who the mediator is and how much we owe him. I didn't want to go to mediation and said repeatedly we could likely work this out between the parties. His only interest was to go to mediation and trial. He didn't seem the least bit interested in getting this settled between the parties. I don't know how many times he said we would end up in mediation or trial. We had to get an emergency continuance and pay the mediator anyway. I'm poor and had no intention of doing either of these. $11,000.00 later and with no mediation or trial we settled. I can't imagine how much it would have been had we gone to mediation or trial. I know it would have been at least double. Just say no to this lawyer!
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I retained Mike's services for a divorce I am going through and from day one he seemed scared of the opposing attorney. I point blank asked if he was the person I needed to get the job done and he said, â€œYes". How wrong he was. He had me hook line and sinker. I figured for the hourly rate he charged ($275.00) he must be good. He started off not being able to send or receive emails; he couldn't open files or attach files to emails. I thought to myself "my grandma whoâ€™s is in her late 80's can do this what is this guyâ€™s problem?" So a long story short we go to court and he has this papers submitted with incorrect info on them and made us look like complete frigging idiots and I got my ass handed to me. Bottom line I would say a safer bet is to take your money you have for an attorney and burn it, you'll get more help from a pile of ashes and at least he wonâ€™t be getting any of your money!
Mike was my mediator during my divorce. He is very knowledgeable in the area of divorce and family law. I was told by numerous lawyers and paralegals that he was an excellent trial lawyer. My case didn't have to go to trial, but if it did, he's the person that I would have like to have on my side. I felt very comfortable, he's very responsible, trustworthy and knowledgable in his area of expertise.