|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Barnstable County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Alabama Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||N/A|
|Western New England College School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|Columbia University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
Posted by anonymous
My mistake was trusting Mike Zawadzkas to professionally handle my OUI case. The morning after my arrest I spoke with several attorneys and Mr. Zawadzkas assured me he was the best with a proven track record. After our first 2 appointments he thought it was best to go to trial and we had a "strong case". So, i paid him the additional money for a trial. Then there was radio silence, wouldn't answer my questions or concerns. When i did track him down he was arrogant and uninformed about my case. At the last minute he postponed my trial on 2 occasions. Then comes time for trial...after 5 months of waiting he suggests we plea out on the morning of the trial! There i was having to make a split second decision in the lobby of the courthouse. Mind you this could have been done on day 1 (for far less $$). His only rational was the courts have cracked down on OUI/DUI cases since the Boston Globe ran an article about leniency for DUI arrests on Cape Cod. This article was published 3 years before my arrest, he went on to tell me he would win my case 9 out of 10 times before the article was published. Of course he would not return the trial money (which was not my main concern).
Needless to say, he gave me false hope, was misleading and dishonest. He made an unfortunate situation much worse for me and my family.
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