Posted by Sandy
In the midst of what, for our family was a truly troubling time, I hired Michael to represent my sister to fight a serious felony charge, that if convicted would impact her life forever, specifically diminish her relationship with her 8 month old baby because of jail time and end her career that she has worked so hard for.
Without hesitation, Michael took on her case, was clear and honest from the beginning about the challenges we faced, but at the same time gave me a sense of hope. Michael is an expert at what he does. He is strategic, concise, aggressive and most importantly a CREATIVE defense attorney.
I have worked as a paralegal in law firms for over 10 years and I have a Doctorate in Human Resources Development. Based on his work in our case, I can tell you that he is not only an excellent attorney but a leader who takes command of a situation, evaluates the various possible outcomes, and shines a light allowing the Client to put his/her best foot forward. In short, my sister's case is being "No Actioned" and what that means is that the Michael has convinced the State to dismiss her case prior to the arraignment, which is the formal commencement of the criminal process. How did he do this you may ask? Well, he and his team quickly secured sufficient evidence to package and present to the State Attorney to prove that the facts underlying my sister's arrest were manufactured by the alleged victim (alleged victim being the father of her child who broke into my mother's home, beat my sister in front of my mother and kidnapped her child, then drove to another city and made a false police report causing my sister to be arrested two days later - even after having an Order from a Judge awarding her FULL custody of her child and a restraining order against the boyfriend).
There could not have been a better outcome. We won, my sister won and our family has peace now. We can all breathe now and that's because of the work Michael and Carlos (the investigator) did. I will also share with you all who read this that even after delivering the news to me last night by phone, Michael shared with me his personal advice as to what he thinks should happen next outside of his representation. That simple action tells me and anyone who reads this that he cares and his care goes well beyond the case at hand. Michael performs with what many experts in the ethics community call a "duty of care" - and you can't ask for anything else. His humanistic perspective is critical to the work he does and many legal practitioners could learn from him. If your contemplating hiring him but have some personal reservations, trust that he will bat for you and he is the best batter in the league!
Posted by anonymous
I called Mike Haber, P.A. after getting in some trouble (unfortunately) that could have seriously changed the course of my life as well as future business endeavors. I will refrain from naming the legal issue; but, Mike handled my case with the upmost professionalism, never allowing me to feel defeated, and always had a positive but realistic outlook on the outcome of my case. Needless to say, with Mike's vast legal knowledge and being a highly respected member of Miami's legal community my case was dismissed and expunged much sooner than we had thought. I will be forever thankful and grateful for Mike's hard work and dedication to me and every client he takes on.
Posted by Michael
When his daughter Jean died Mark Twain wrote, “Possibly I know now what the soldier feels when a bullet crashes through his heart.” Sadly, as a parent I too can now relate.
Late last year I received a call from a police officer friend who told me that my son had rear ended a stopped police car, injuring a police Sergeant in the police car and critically injuring his girlfriend who was the passenger in my son’s car. She was trapped inside of the vehicle and while it was on fire she was carried out of the driver’s side. The firey car crash was clearly captured on police dash cam video, my son’s blood was taken and it turned out that he was very intoxicated at the time.
Not knowing what to do I turned to a trusted attorney friend who strongly recommended me to Mike Haber. I called Mike and the very next morning he and I met, and then together we went to the hospital to see my son. Mike interviewed my son with a surprising amount of knowledge and empathy. He understood our shock, emotions and also the immediate need to address the underlying issue of alcohol abuse. (Sadly, this disease runs in my family, having gotten me too, although I’ve been sober for more than 40 years.)
To simultaneously help my son with both his substance abuse and psychological and emotional issues (and as it turned out it was also a strategic tool for the case) Mike recommended inpatient treatment immediately after discharge from the hospital at a dual diagnosis facility. He explained that my son would spend 3 months inpatient, then step down to a halfway house and finally would come home and participate in intensive outpatient treatment. By structuring a plan to help my son on both personal and professional levels it was apparent that Mike genuinely cared about my son’s interests both outside and inside of the courtroom.
But Mike’s strategy didn’t end there. As the case progressed we brought on experts to help build a defense (a forensic toxicologist for blood evidence issues, an accident reconstructionist for crash evidence and a forensic psychologist for mitigation). I honestly wasn’t sure why Mike insisted on all of this but I quickly found out the why of it.
The State Attorney had no empathy at all for my son. Because of my son’s high blood alcohol content, the injury to the police Sergeant and the severe injury to my son’s girlfriend they refused to offer anything less than nearly 6 years in prison, and this is when the fight started in court.
Mike and his partner started filing motions and set our experts loose to challenge the State’s evidence, and then I finally understood that our experts - the team that had Mike created - were really important to the motions that Mike was filing. Because of Mike’s strategy and his relentless efforts, after 8 grueling months my son was able to avoid a trial and a possible 7 year prison sentence by agreeing to serve 364 days in jail. Mike’s efforts got the State to make this offer, and now that it’s all said and done I honestly believe that Mike Haber saved my son’s life.
I don’t wish it upon anyone but if at some future time you have one of Twain’s “bullet in the heart” life experiences that leaves you in a legal conundrum then let me pass on the recommendation that worked so well for my family: Call Mike Haber. (I should also mention that Mike always - ALWAYS - responded to our calls, texts, emails, etc., even when he was out of the country on vacation with his family.)
Posted by Jay
While on vacation in Miami, I was arrested and charged with a felony battery over a dispute with my soon to be ex wife. Not knowing anyone in Miami I started looking for an attorney and hired one. His name was Jonathan Meltz. I initially paid him $5000 to represent me. We had about two conversations over the phone (I was back in Boston then). After three months and a struggle to reach out to him (he would not answer his phone, nor would he return the calls!) I was desperate to find a knowledgeable attorney who could represent me and defend me. My case was not a simple case. It was a felony battery in which the state attorney had secured evidence! I started browsing avvo.com and searches for an other attorney. There I found Michael Haber. I called him on a Saturday evening (around 6pm) and left a voicemail. My call was returned within 30 minutes. After briefly explaining my case, he told me he needed to review the case online and would call me
back within the hour. Exactly an hour later, it seemed that he had memorized my case already. My previous attorney had filed absolutely nothing on my behalf. It became evident we needed to act fast as the next hearing was approaching. Since his reviews were all 5 stars I decided to trust him. This was probably the BEST decision I had ever made! He sent all the motions in a timely manner, defended me so aggressively that the district attorney struggled keeping this case going the way they wanted it to. He strategically asked for extensions to give us more time to prepare the case. He threatened to subpoena my ex wife as they were refusing to fly her in to Miami. Yesterday, finally after over a year of struggle, the case was dismissed! I’ll never thank him enough for everything he did!
Posted by anonymous
I shopped around for a lawyer but the first time i called Mike Haber and we spoke on the phone for 50 minutes i figured he would be the best choice and i'm glad i found him. In the initial phone conversation he was able to tell me off the top of his head everything i needed to know where 2 other firms said they need to check and to call them back. He knows his stuff and how it works. He cc'd me on emails with the state attorney's representative and his negotiation was a one way road, in our favor. He helped me close the case quickly without a trial and just a small fine. Thank you very much
Posted by anonymous
I had the pleasure of hiring Michael Haber PA for my boyfriend’s case. The consideration he took when he decided to pick up his office phone at 8 o’clock on a Friday night speaks volumes, and from that first day before I even decided to hire Mr. Haber he was already diagnosing the case and figuring out what angles to take in the case. With Mr. Haber’s dedication and diligence the case was dropped down from 37 year sentence to a one year sentence. Even though the case was not taken trial I have no doubt in my mind that Mr. Haber and his team were ready to take the task on if necessary.
Posted by Enrique
This lawyer came to our aid during a time of much confusion and fear, He clarified what we needed to expect and provided us with good insights. Thanks for your help, Michael.
Posted by Don
I contacted attorney Michael Haber in May, 2017. I had just been arrested in Miami, Florida and, as an out of state resident I didn’t know what I was facing or where to begin. I searched the internet for Miami area attorneys. I was very impressed with Mr. Haber’s website and the reviews that I read there.
I called Mr. Haber early on a Saturday morning and explained to him my situation. We spoke for two hours. He very quickly gauged my worries and anxieties regarding my arrest. He began to put me at ease by calmly and thoughtfully detailing my options and how we should proceed. I was impressed by what he said and hired him to represent me. I spoke to no other attorneys and as things turned out I didn’t need to. My decision to retain Mr. Haber proved to be what I hoped for. Mr. Haber arranged to represent me in my absence, saving me from having to travel from my home in New Jersey to Florida.
I met Mr. Haber at what was the lowest point in my life. But I have been able to come through this with the love and support of my family, and in a very large way because of my decision to retain Mr. Haber. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Haber to anyone facing any law enforcement matters. I recommend him not only because of his knowledge and skills but also for his temperament and demeanor. Throughout this whole ordeal he always kept me aware of my case and what was required of me. He was a calming influence at a time in my life when I most needed it. My family and I remain eternally grateful to him.
Posted by Onile
A long time friend referred me to Mike Haber for a criminal case. In the beginning I was skeptical however when we had our first meeting I knew that this would work out well. Mike explained everything to me in a way that I understood. He kept every word that he gave me from start to finish and he did everything that he said he would do. At the end of my case I had an unexpected problem and I was happily surprised at just how far Mike went, above and beyond. I am very glad that I hired Mike Haber and I recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Jamie
Mr. Habar, Esq, was very kind and compassionate, showing great empathy toward myself and in turn family by taking the time to thoroughly answer my questions in regards to a criminal matter. I appreciated his sincere, matter of fact and honest approach to my questions and concerns, which were inquiries about a criminal case. Based on my interaction with attorney Haber, I would recommend him to anyone who found themselves in need of a good lawyer!