Posted by Amanda Ellason
He wasn't my lawyer but he still gave me pretty good advice and looked out for me when he didn't have to. He also answered my questions very quickly. If I lived in his area I would probably hire him.
Posted by anonymous
Mike's help was crucial it getting our family through a difficult time. We had a case opened at DCF--an organization that has broad administrative powers and little oversight--during a difficult time for my son. Another lawyer told me there was nothing I could do except follow DCF's requests. Mike was much more helpful. He told us all of our options and the associated risks. We worked out a plan going forward, and he implemented it to perfection: today we are free and clear of DCF involvement. This has been an enormous relief to my son who is suffering from anxiety, as well as my wife and me. I am glad we found Mike; I would recommend him to anyone in a similar position.
Posted by Andreea
Mike was referred by a friend. From the beginning he was very compassionate and caring and understood my case. I can't even describe the scary moments when you get the DSS/DCF call.
That is nothing compared to the thorough interview they complete. You will feel like you have no privacy whatsoever. You will feel that your kids can be taken away any minute, for the most stupid and simple reason ever, reported by people that don't even know you. Well, throughout the whole DCF in-person interaction, I always felt safe when Mike was around because I knew I had someone that believed in me and was there to protect my family.
I wish no real parent in this world goes through those moments but if you see yourself there, I would not even make a call to DCF without hiring Mike!
Posted by ns
If you are dealing w/ the DCF at any stage, having Michael by your side will not only bring peace of mind but you will also be ensured of a successful outcome depending on your situation. He is truly a professional. For him clients come first, even when he was on vacation he was making sure to check email and was communicating with us and DCF regarding our case. He navigated our 51A investigation to a successful outcome and was always on top of his game. I would hire him again without reservation and so should you.
Posted by John S
Michael made time to provide me with specific details about interpretation and application of legal statutes surrounding injuries from child abuse that occurred many years ago. His guidance and direction were helpful and enabled me to move forward by following his direction and recommendations. I am grateful to him for his time and outstanding assistance.
Posted by Mr. & Mrs. N. & D. S.
Michael is a true professional. He helped us navigate a 51A to successful closure in a highly complex case. He is very knowledgeable and compassionate and works like a true partner with his clients guiding them to make the right choices and decisions. He is hard working and always on top of things. With Michael on our side, we felt that a successful outcome was guaranteed from day one. Highly recommend hiring him if you are dealing w/ DCF at any stage of the process
Posted by AMAECHI
HE RESCUED ME FROM A WRONGFUL ACCUSATION OF NEGLET OF MY DAUGHTER. HE CLEARED MY NAME BEFORE THE DCF. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM TO ALL.
Posted by Beverly
After going throug 2 other attorney's, I found Mr. Rich. He has the tenacity of a bull and the integrity to match, yet the cool, brilliance, knowledge and skill that is as wise as a serpent but stings like a bee. I was in an uphill battle after having had misguided counsel and as a result of his hard work and efforts, I won. He knows how to deal effectively with DCF. There is none better. I only wish that I had him on my case from the beginning. He's the best!
Posted by anonymous
My wife and me had the good fortune of being refered to attorney Rich when we were struggling to find representation for a very complicated, interstate family court matter. Due to Michael's expertise, reputation, and collegiate networking, our case was handled quickly, precisely, with results much more easily than we anticipated.
We were impressed with the level of respect, empathy, and knowledge Michael demonstrated during the course of our litigation.
We highly recommend attorney Rich to anyone seeking compassionate council with a results oriented approach.
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Posted by anonymous
When I was looking for a lawyer, Michael Rich was the only person I found who didn't treat me automatically as scum for having run afoul of DSS. He kept me well informed about my options, respected and listened to my suggestions when I had them, and kept things progressing when I was too overwhelmed to contribute any input. Ultimately, he was able to overturn a DSS decision in court for me. I'm still amazed that anyone could beat a system as stacked as DSS is, but Michael Rich can and did!