Ellen Michael’s was a Godsend. My son was a rebellious teenager and ran with some manipulating people. He picked up many misdemeanors and a felony. We found Ellen and she believed in him and us.
To an outsider you would think she waved her magic wand and got my son a better deal then we could imagine. She knows the law and talked to the judge and the prosecuting attorney. She was able to get the misdemeanors combined and reduced in spite of an adversarial judge.
Ellen also knows the probation system is very hard to get through. She knew my son was unable to afford probation or get through its demands. She was very thorough at very reasonable rates. We have recommended her to our friends and family for very vast legal issues. They agree that Ellen Michaels is a great lawyer.
In 2012 my son got involved with the wrong people, which is easy to do.
He racked up a series of misdemeanors, and was charged with a felony.
We realized we needed a lawyer, but our resources were limited.
With no personal contacts I turned to the Internet.
I was basically throwing darts.
I made one call, and he did not return my call in 24 hours,
so I moved on to the next entry on the list, Ellen Michaels, and I'm glad I did.
She consolidated several cases into one,
thus any time served would be concurrent,
and her expenses were reduced commensurately.
She provided excellent representation in several districts for a very reasonable fee.
Beyond the mechanics of the cases, she actually cared about my son, and about us.
She gave him information about how a felony can be expunged, something lawyers rarely do.
She tried to steer him towards a life plan that would lead to success after jail.
(This is almost impossible under our criminal justice system but she tried.)
She knows when probation is a viable option and when it is a path to failure,
leading to yet more jail time.
She knows how judges work and how the system works.
She can't change it, but she can steer you through it.
At times my son has said,
"She saved my life."
I don't think this is an exaggeration.
If you're in trouble, please call Ellen Michaels.
A couple of years ago my wife and I found ourselves adopting a child of which was not related to either of us. Long story short we were referred to Ellen by a friend who understood our desperate state. Because of Ellens compassion and willingness to help us she took on our case at a fraction of what everyone else was wanting. This was not a typical adoption or an easy one. At no fault of Ellens the adoption turned into more of a custody battle. Ellen never bailed, gave up or even asked for more money. She fought for us until it was over. She was very resourceful and made the court system work on our favor. She kept us updated throughout the whole ordeal and never ignored our calls. With Ellens help the adoption was finalized and a child's life stabilized. I sleep better knowing Ellen has my back.
Ms. Michaels represented me on two separate matters, and in both cases provided excellent counsel and service. She was very prompt in answering emails and phone calls, and took care of all court details. She is intelligent and extremely knowledgeable about the legal process. I would employ her again and recommend her wholeheartedly.
Ellen was very professional and handled my legal matter expertly. She was on time and efficient with my case and advocated strongly on my behalf. I would highly recommend her to others in need of an attorney.
Posted by OH
I had to use Mrs. Michaels due to a series of unfortunate events. My former attorney got caught up in another case and was unable to represent me. She actually encouraged me to not tell the truth. She had no idea about the theories my previous attorney had about my case and didn't understand angles he was going to take. I am a pre-law student and even I understood things she didn't. She was telling me about consequences I could face, that I knew were false. I corrected her and I could tell she got angry. She was clueless and simply wanted to get the case over with at my expense. We ended up going into the court room with tension between us because I got angry that she was unwilling to do ANYTHING but make me plead guilty to something that I was not guilty of. She wouldn't accept any other outcome except me pleading guilty. No strategy whatsoever. I don't want to sound catty but I would like other people to find someone who will at least pretend to care about their well-being and not purposely try to incriminate them so they can go about their day.