4.5 stars 9 totalReview Mark Arend
Posted by Lindsay
There are not enough words to describe how amazing Mark is. My case was complex, challenging, very difficult at times, and very emotional for me. Mark knew what to do in every instance, gave me invaluable advice, and was incredibly kind and compassionate. When we had to go to court he presented my case exceptionally well and he is a great negotiator. He was my advocate and made me feel reassured as I knew I was in excellent hands. He even went above and beyond when I had a death in the family during this process, and had the whole law firm sign a sympathy card for me. I couldn't have made a better choice when I chose Mark as my attorney.
Posted by Amber
Mark Arend, from the initial meeting presented himself as someone who knows what he's doing and has confidence in his ability to practice family law. He was BRILLIANT and sharp as a tack! Child support matters are a very stressful thing to go through and things can get pretty hairy if you don't obtain the right attorney. Mark was ALWAYS on time, he knew family law so well and put me at ease every step of the way. There weren't any magic tricks on Marks end that got us the favorable outcome, it was just his knowledge of the law and all of the calculations that go along with it. I'm very happy to have been able to have him take care of the matter efficiently and ethically. He's got a great sense of humor too! I'd recommend Mark because he's most definitely a first class lawyer. Elaine Smith was also just as amazing. She's very adept in explaining the complex in laymen's terms. She was always responsive and on top of her game. She's kind and understands how the client is feeling and will do her best to make sure everything goes smoothly. I could never thank them enough.
Posted by Dirk
Found out through other parties that Mark had a very strong reputation as a divorce attorney and sought his counsel. A large majority of my divorce case was handled by his paralegal, Eileen Smith, but the several times that I had the opportunity to chat with Mark, either face-to-face or over the phone, he was a pleasant person to talk with and typically filled in the remainder of the picture started by Eileen. All-in-all a positive overall experience during a delicate time in my life.
Posted by April
Mark was my attorney in likely the worst time of my life. He took numerous calls from me with new situations frequently. Looking back I wish I would have handled some of my situation different (custody and parenting plan further into the future) but hindsight is always 20/20. The most important outcome; I am safe and I got out of the state with my son! At a time where my and my sons life seemed to be literally in Marks hands, he was honest, caring and available for me. If I still lived in the state, I would be happy to use him again (but hope I never face that kind of stuff ever again in my life)!
Posted by Sue
Could not have had a better lawyer to represent our case. He was very informative, very professional, his whole staff was very efficient and personal. Mark is very caring and showed us that he truly cared about our whole family. He is the most honest lawyer I have ever met and if we ever had to use a lawyer again we know right where to go.
Posted by Jason
Terrible service! Wasted thousands of dollars going back and forth with him during my divorce. When it came time for him to speak in court he seized up while I was raped by the judge, and joked with her afterwards like they were buddies. Then failed to tell me I had 10 days to file an appeal. Then had the balls to write me a bogus letter saying he quits for family reasons, after I fired him.
Posted by Teresa Garrido Roberts
He did some legal research for me on a land dispute in Guam. He was timely and accurate and presented the information he found to me in a way I could actually understand! His rates were fair and he earned every penny.
Posted by a Business client
Being faced with legal situations can be pretty intimidating and stressful... Mark not only eloquently and effectively prepared my documents, but also patiently educated me on the best courses of action to take. He is incredibly personable, and on top of being my legal consult, I consider him a sincere friend. Thank you so much.
Posted by a client
It is with pleasure that I recommend Mark Arend. He Has Given legal guidance to resolve some unexpected stressful situations. Mark educated me on my options and helped me feel empowered. The empowerment relieved stress, which I did not expect an attorney to provide. He reminds me of a Dr. that treats the whole patient not just the symptom. It's not about the ailment; it's about how you are doing holistically. That is a rare characteristic matched with great integrity. I am fortunate to have Mark as my attorney and recommend him highly to anyone who is seeking no holds bar legal counsel or representation.