5.0 stars 8 totalReview Michelle Scudder
Michelle is an amazing lawyer, she is hard working, smart, and went above and beyond in my case. My case ended up going to trial and Michelle worked everyday through her lunch on my trial. She was always on time and responded to my calls and emails in a prompt manner.
She truly cared about the well being of me and my family. She helped me deal with the media and with troubles with my school. Both of which she did not have to do but she did without hesitation. Michelle was amazing in trial. She was able to get information out of prosecutor's witnesses and highlight the opposition's inconsistencies. Her opening argument was very well prepared and was leagues better than the state's opening. Michelle's direct and cross examinations were also very organized and structured in a way that translated her points effectively to the jury. At one point in trial I knew that even if things turned out bad and I was found guilty that Michelle would not be to blame because she worked her hardest and we put our best foot forward. Fortunately, I was acquitted of all charges due to her astonishing work.
Posted by a client
Michelle was a very knowledgeable in navigating my case. Her caring attitude helped me get through the darkest time of my life. I would highly recommend her. I owe her my life. I am free because of her hard work and dedication.
THANK YOU MICHELLE !!!!!!!
Posted by Kay
Although Michelle’s main practice area is criminal defense, she has represented me and my husband for various traffic infractions over the years and has had every ticket dismissed. Compared to the serious legal issues many of her other clients were facing, she never made us feel like our cases were trivial or unimportant. She walked us through the process, set our minds at ease, and scrutinized every detail of our tickets. Each time she has found a technical issue that has resulted in the tickets being completely dismissed. Not only is Michelle extremely knowledgeable and a fierce advocate in the courtroom, after her years of working as a prosecutor, she has an excellent reputation with opposing counsel and the judges. I have been very impressed with Michelle’s legal representation and would not hesitate to use her in the future. I highly recommend her services.
Posted by Rob
Michelle is super knowledgeable, quick to respond, and gets results. 2014 was the first year where we needed help and she was recommended to us by people we trust.
I strongly recommend Michelle. You will not regret it.
Posted by Greg
Self Defense!!! You have a right to defend yourself. Accused of Assault 2 with a deadly weapon. Found NOT GUILTY. When I arrived at my son’s condo that day, he had already been assaulted, and the perpetrator was still there trying to have his car illegally towed. Unable to see my son, and being faced with two sketchy guys, I felt forced to draw my gun and clear the area of the perpetrator. When the police arrived, I was surprised to find myself being arrested!
I did research other attorneys, but felt that Michelle really knew the law, and explained it to me in a calm and thorough manner. I liked her style. She outlined the anticipated legal process, so I was prepared, and could try to relax. Michelle always updated me along the way, and quickly replied to any questions I had. We had a stubborn Prosecuting Attorney, so Michelle advised that it go to trial. Her style, strength, and knowledge in the courtroom was impressive. She was straightforward, and the jury appreciated that, and returned a not guilty verdict. But Michelle didn't stop there, she was even able to get a special verdict from the jury, awarding reimbursement of my legal expenses and lost time. After the trial, jury members felt compelled to hug her and I, and thank Michelle for her style that helped them clearly understand the laws.
It is my hope that this never happens to anyone, but if it does, I highly recommend Attorney Michelle Scudder.
Posted by Don
Michelle attentively listened to my case and offered a straightforward process to deal with it. Not only did that ease my mind, it provided the blueprint for handling my case in a straightforward manner. Michelle kept up with internal workings of the prosecutor's office and continually kept me informed as the case proceeded. The result was better than I expected (and much better than what I feared before I started working with Michelle). Without reservation I will refer others to Michelle to handle similar cases.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Earlier this year I was charged with DV assault by my wife. As a medical professional and father of two, I was terrified since I knew that my professional reputation and ability to see my kids rested entirely on the outcome of my case. I didn't know where to turn so I asked a friend who is a non-criminal attorney. He recommended Michelle knowing her to be a former prosecutor who is very well respected by judges and other attorneys. It was the best recommendation I've every followed. Michelle was amazing! She is smart, thoughtful, organized, and insightful. She is outstanding in court and, most importantly, knows how to play the game when it comes to dealing with courts and prosecutors. Despite a lot of posturing and bluffing by the prosecutor, Michelle guided my case right down the road to a dismissal. After watching her in court and how she handled the judge and prosecutor, I have no doubt that I would have been acquitted had my case gone to trial. If you are in need of a phenomenal attorney, take my advise and hire Michelle. You wont' be disappointed!
Posted by William Mezger
Ms. Scudder represented my wife against a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of an accident. She negotiated effectively with the prosecution, obtained needed information from the complaining party and secured an excellent result, a dismissal. Ms. Scudder was more than competent, though. She displayed real empathy for my wife's situation and did much to ease her anxiety. She impressed us so thoroughly that we are engaging her services to resolve a negotiation with an insurance company.