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Posted by Carolyn, Flag
Michael P. Jacobs helped us evict our renters. He informed us of our rights, wrote a great eviction letter and explained well the process for eviction. Because we knew exactly what to do, our renters did leave after a 20 day eviction notice to them. We are so grateful it all was done the right way and was so effective. We will not hesitate to contact Michael P. Jacobs again if we should need assistance with other renters for eviction. We consider him our attorney!
Posted by a Business client, Flag
I needed to ask an attorney some questions about a contract. I had previously had a very bad experience with another attorney, so I was nervous about this meeting. Mr. Jacobs and his staff were professional at every step. They responded promptly to my questions. Mr. Jacobs came to my meeting prepared and had already reviewed the contract. He was pleasant, knowledgeable and answered all my questions. I recommend him highly and will use him again.
Posted by Nina, a Construction client, Flag
I hired Michael Jacobs to file a suit against a contractor whose work was unsatisfactory. He provided timely and knowledgable service, with a positive end result. He kept me informed every step of the way and the resolution came much quicker than I ever expected. I would not hesitate to use Michael in the future-
Posted by Angel, a Real Estate client, Flag
I am a homeowner in Everett, WA and currently living in Honolulu, HI. I called Mr Jacob's law firm to help with a landlord/tenant issue, and received a call back within 30 minutes. Mr Jacobs was very understanding with me being in Hawaii, and was more than happy to answer my questions instead of turning me away because I wasn't there for a 'face to face' consultation. He was patient, listedned to my situation, took the time to explain my options and was able to give me peace of mind as a homeowner being so far away! If the matter isn't resolved, I look forward to hiring Mr Jacobs to be my attorney; I trust him to 'have my back' from 3000 miles away. Thank you, Mr Jacobs!!!
Posted by John, a Probate client, Flag
Outstanding help was provided. Mike explained the process clearly at the outset. Their office was extremely patient and thoughtful durung the emotionally painful process of losing our mother and selling our family home. Their guidance allowed for the discharge of the complicated responsibilities that fell to me as personal representative for the estate. It was truly a pleasure to work with them.
Posted by Robbin, a Business client, Flag
Michael Jacobs has impressed me as both a lawyer and a person. If he accepts your case, it will be because he believes you are entitled to what you are fighting for and with this conviction he will dedicate himself to accomplishing the task of providing to a judge or mediator the justification of your case. He is truthful and forthright and expects the same from his clientel. Provide him with all the information about your case and he will provide to you an impressive and respectful representation.
Posted by Jessica, a Real Estate client, Flag
My boyfriend and I were in contract on the purchase of our first home. When the title company asked us how we wanted to "hold title" we were clueless. Even after significant internet research, we were still unsure of how to proceed. Enter Mike Jacobs.
We found mike here on avvo.com; we also liked his website < www.riachgese.com>. We sent him an email on a Friday night asking for help and he responded by Sunday night! Neither of the other two lawyers I emailed responded to our request at all (were we too small beans to even send a simple reply to?).
Mike helped us decide how to hold title, and in addition, helped us craft a "Property Ownership Agreement" to define rights, responsibilities and expectations for our joint ownership of the house. My boyfriend and I specifically want to avoid a "community property" situation, and the agreement helps assure that our separate contributions remain separate. Mike listened carefully, understood our needs and translated it into something legally binding that will protect both my boyfriend and I under both normal and unexpected circumstances. What a relief!
When the seller of the house became unresponsive during the inspection contingency period of the sale, we went to Mike again to find out what our rights and options were. Turns out that our primary options were to keep waiting or walk away. This wasn't what we wanted to hear, but we were glad to have the facts instead of fretting about whether we could legally do more to accelerate the situation.
As of this writing, Mike's rates seem reasonable compared to rate information that I read online and have heard from others. All of the services described above, two in person meetings, as well as lots of prompt email exchanges and a number of phone calls came in under $600. We feel that this is a fair price.
Mike is definitely an attorney that works for everyday people. There's no corporate feeling at all. Compared to all other parties we dealt with during the house purchase, Mike was definitely our best advocate and the one to be trusted.
Posted by Sky, a Real Estate client, Flag
I went in for a consultation regarding Eviction that the nieghbors brought against my tenant. I decided to sign a Retainer and put some money down. The neighbors decided to change the plan on the eviction, so I decided to cancel the representation. I got a bill that I was not happy with. Most professional will give a complementary consultation. I don't mind paying for the consultation, but the other ancillary fees showing the time spent on, I don't think they were properly billed for.
Posted by a Real Estate client, Flag
Mr. Jacobs is an attentive listener, honest, and thorough in his approach. He offers clear and concise dialogue in discussions and has an office that supports timeliness and attention to detail. I have used his services, referred him to friends and family and would use him again.
Posted by a Lawsuits & Disputes client, Flag
Long after I had returned my rental car to the agency I was dinged for damage to the car, that I had not caused.
The agency was adamant and would not accept my word, and I was looking at hundreds of dollars out of pocket for something that was not my fault.
Mr. Jacobs was able to negotiate a "settlement" with the company, and although I still had to fork over some $$, I considered the settlement a big win, since I couldn't get ANY favorable response from the company.
I say, give Mike Jacobs a call if you need help getting a collection agency to see things your way.
Posted by a Wills client, Flag
A couple of years ago I was executrix for a Will and found myself in a very sticky situation with family members of the deceased. The entire situation was simply awful with accusations being thrown around. As attorney for the estate, Mike worked with me through depositions, hearings and finally a settlement. For me, the situation was grueling and extremely stressful, but Mike was amazing dealing with all the parties involved, some of whom were quite unstable. I can’t imagine not having Mike at my side during a time like this and since then I have used his services and expertise in other matters which have always had a good result. He is extremely professional, calm and knowledgeable and I plan on using his services for any legal concerns I have into the future. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Posted by a Real Estate client, Flag
I wanted to sell my condo, but my tenant was unstable and hostile so I had to turn to an attorney. Mike worked out an amicable agreement: in which the tenant promised to leave, and Mike made sure there was a document in place that would cover me if she did not.
Tenants in Seattle have the upper-hand, really, by law. But Mike got the tenant out, she left the condo intact, and I was able to sell it soon thereafter.