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I met Mr. McAleer last evening while I was very stressed about a legal matter. I left feeling like I had a much better handle on my choices and Mr. McAleer was willing to support the decision I made. He did not pressure me to hire him. He was very knowlegable regarding Washington law and explained things in an easy to understand manner. He was patient and compassionate which I personally found refreshing. I believe this is a man I can trust.
Erin really helped me get my life back on track! I would recommend him to anyone.
The process was smooth and only took a few weeks. Erin was able to review my record and case right in his office at the first meeting. I didn't even have to go to court. Additionally, his fees were very reasonable and below most others I called. I hope I will never need an attorney again, but if I do I would definitely consider Erin.
Erin was hired to do two things for me ( i specifically wanted an attorney to handle both cases for me). He was hired to do my criminal defense and then to sue those who had me jailed for all that they cost me, the defamation...etc etc.
He looked me in the eyes told me he could and would do both then promptly took my money. The criminal defense was in hindsight all too easy. DA office declined to pursue charges so he made his money all to easy there. After that was done he decided he did not want to pursue any action on the pursuing to recoup my loses with the company. Though the information was presented right there in a police report and we had video proof. I was told that the percentage of what i lost would be paid to him on a contingent fee for taking that case...and that case simply was not worth pursuing. Thing is he had this information all along and knowingly took my money upfront even though he had no intentions of following through on his word. I was charged a flat fee for the criminal defense case...as i said he made alot of money for what little he had to do on that one. I dont regret having paid what i did. I do however feel that as an attorney he should have been UPFRONT and HONEST about what he was wiling to do with both of my cases. If i had known what he intended to do on the 2nd case i would NEVER HAD HIRED HIM TO BEGIN WITH. He clearly was informed of why i sought his services and that it was for BOTH cases not JUST ONE. Since i did not sign the agreement with him about the second case before he started both, he basically had me by the jewels and i had no leg to stand on.
In closing i would just suggest your REALLY CLEAR about what you will have him do. If for any reason he thinks he wont make the maximum money for the least amount of time. HE WILL LEAVE YOU HIGH AND DRY. Thanks Erin...
If you cannot trust your attorney then who can you trust?
On the positive side though when he handled my criminal defense i felt confident of his abilities while he was working though the matter. On the negative though i think he knew ahead of time how little effort it was to take on his part for the thousands of dollars he charged me.
I would strongly recommend Erin to anyone he is not only knowledgeable but also caring about the people he works for and their particular situation. He was easy to talk to and always ready to tackle any task big or small. He helped me not only with my case but also came alongside to provide advice on every matter I needed advice on. He never took advantage of me and even referred me to some free helps I needed personally. I would definitely use him again.
Erin McAleer was an excellent attorney who always kept me informed and responded to my questions promptly. He was very familiar with the process and persons involved in my case. He was highly charismatic and competent in the courtroom.
Erin was very clear how each hearing and each stage of my case was to proceed. He did a great job and got me a fair result. I would have preferred my case dismissed, but short of that I'm happy. I'd recommend Erin to my friends and family.
Erin is professional, knowledgeable, and accessible. Erin responded very quickly in all of our correspondence, even after normal business hours.
Mr. McAleer is a very confident attorney who knows how to defend the wrongly accused. He did an outstanding job as my trusted lawyer. He worked steadfastly to ensure a POSITIVE end to my difficult situation, and I absolutely felt he was working to represent my interests at all times! He's ethical, knowledgeable and cared about the things that were causing me concern. He fought for everything that was important to me and never wavered. In the end, Mr. McAleer's credible and sophisticated style proved to be exactly what was needed for closure in my case. I honestly can't praise him enough. Thank you!
It is rare today to find anyone in service to the public who would rate an "excellent" in all areas of service, but Aaron McAleer is one of those. He is knowledgeable, very responsive to even questions that would seem trivial to some, kept me informed of the progress and dates I needed to be aware of so I would be prepared, and is extremely trustworthy (a trait which has the highest priority for my choice in working with anyone). I have had the opportunity to work with several attorney's over the years but, am glad to finally find one with all the attributes that qualify for "excellent" in my estimation.
My husband and I were so impressed with Mr. McAleer and his firm, that we have referred our own clients, and definately friends, to him when a legal need arises.