Liz and her team were knowledgeable about all aspects of the process and were able to convey them to me in an understandable manner. I also felt that they were very conscientious about spending my time and money and counseled me on the appropriate level of expectations.
They were also very supporting of my situations and frustrations while dealing with the apparent efforts of the opposing council efforts to disrupt the process.
For anyone having to deal with an already difficult situation made worse by a non-collaborative behavior from others, I would highly recommend Elizabeth Michelson and her team.
This review is long overdue. Liz has been my attorney for 8 years and I have used her on multiple cases (dissolution with children and a super crazy Ex). I came to her after having fired two other attorneys who were not able to get my divorce finalized after 2 years. I begged her to take my case and get it to the finish line. Opposing counsels' strategy was to drag the proceedings out to extend the maintenance period. Liz got it done for me, and quickly.
She's is a bit like a doctor; she presents the potential outcome as bleak, so when the actual outcome occurs you’re pleasantly surprised. She’s not a True Believer – the "you've been hurt; let's crush them" type; she’s more factual and pragmatic, which is a refreshing antidote to the whirlwind of a dissolution. I've informal mediation, formal mediation, and open court with her and she is equally adept in all settings.
A paralegal is a critical player on every attorney's team. Liz has had two paralegals in the time I've been with her and they've both been outstanding. She hires smart, and that’s good for you because they're the one doing a lot of the paperwork, and it keeps your billing down.
Liz wins (to the extent anyone wins in a divorce). I have referred 3 other clients to her and they all came out well. She is the finest family lawyer in the County.
Liz Michelson did a wonderful job helping me with my divorce. She was knowledgeable, compassionate and at the same time professional and strong in going to bat for me in a court situation. She was accessible when I needed her and her staff were quick and efficient. She brought my divorce to a good and fair conclusion which I am satisfied with. I highly recommend Elizabeth Michelson.
Posted by Bryan
I conducted much research prior to retaining Liz Michelson. I developed a list of the county’s most respected attorneys. Ms. Michelson’s schedule availability put my consultation with her at the very last. Interestingly, two of the attorney’s that I met with had the integrity to note that they could handle my case, but due to complexity, my case would be best served by Ms. Michelson. I met with Ms. Michelson and I immediately liked her style. She is high-integrity, direct, no-nonsense, intense, and clearly extremely intelligent and mentally nimble.
As preparation for trial progressed I gained additional confidence in Ms. Michelson’s representation. She continuously demonstrates an ability to focus on the important and weed out the chaff. Her diligence, strategy, planning, and execution are backed up by extremely competent and kind staff.
At trial Ms. Michelson had a command of the space that was unmatched. There were multiple events where Opposing Counsel literally had to stop and take a four-minute “breathe through” to attempt to regain bearings. This was because Ms. Michelson is strategic and simultaneously brought superior knowledge of my case and the law.
After the trial I decided to go through my file which was voluminous and well organized. This is where I could see the results producing inner workings. I am not going to describe everything that she did there because I liken it to a trade secret, but suffice it to say that I was duly impressed above and beyond what I had already witnessed.
My case definitely benefitted from Ms. Michelson’s representation and I couldn’t recommend her more highly.
Posted by Kim
Liz is a great lawyer. She helped me through divorcing my husband of 24 years. She is extremely fair but tough and my husband was extremely shifty throughout the process. Liz was able to uncover all of the assets my husband had hidden and get him to stop acting in contempt of court. When I was in deposition and during our mediation, Liz was very well prepared. I highly recommend Liz for being an all-round good quality lawyer.
Additionally, I had referred my friend to Liz after her lawyer dropped her case just before trial. Liz was able to take over her case on such short notice and handled the case beautifully during trial. My friend was ecstatic. Liz is a great ally especially when dealing with difficult cases.
Posted by a Divorce client
Liz was honest, gracious, very professional and compassionate. She was honest and clearly told me what to expect. She told me whether or not something was realistic or not. Her staff is wonderful. I could not have gotten through this without her. She is an incredibly strong attorney.
Posted by Julie
Liz is an excellent attorney. Her skills as both a writer and orator in the courtroom are exceedingly above that of all other attorneys. It’s rare to find an attorney with exceptional skills as both a writer and orator. I have been extremely pleased by her representation of me. She knows the law and her length of experience brings with it an understanding of the court system. Rather than feeling like a file on the desk, Liz makes me feel like a person going through a life changing event. She is caring and supportive, and is not afraid to fight for what is right. I have recommended Liz to others and will continue to do so.
Posted by a Divorce client
I hired Liz to handle my divorce proceedings, and then again when custody and other issues arose. Her office staff is friendly, professional, supportive and helpful. I highly recommend Liz because her experience, hard work, professionalism, deep understanding of relationshiop nuances and family dynamics, and superior strategizing skills, I was successful in moving on in my life by resolving these legal issues. I am very happy I had her on my team!
Posted by Wendy
Professionalism. Integrity. Expertise. Experience. Supportive. Great team at Liz Michelson's office. Your BEST advocate, hands down. I am so fortunate to have been lead to Liz as my attorney.
Posted by a Divorce client
Liz Michelson handled my case with an extremely professional and ethical manner. She was knowledgeable but in dealing with the other party, I felt she was almost too nice and I wanted her to go for the jugular but that is not her style. I would recommend her to anyone who needed an advocate in a family law case which I believe is her specialty.