5.0 stars 51 totalReview Michael Fluke
Posted by Rick
If you need a divorce lawyer, Mike Fluke is the one you want. I’m in the Army and was married for fifteen years. My ex-wife and I have one child together. When my wife and I decided to divorced, I searched everywhere for a divorce lawyer. I spoke to many lawyers and most recommended that I get a lawyer in the area where my case would be held, which was Palm Harbor, FL. There seemed to be a lot of good lawyers in the area, all with outstanding reviews. Most of them, however, had only a few reviews. Mike Fluke was the one that stood out, having over 40 five star reviews. So I decided to consult with him to determine if he was the lawyer I wanted to represent me.
The first think that I noticed was that Mike is very honest. Unlike some of the other lawyers that tried to sell me what I knew were unrealistic outcomes, Mike explained the whole process, the possibilities and the most probable outcomes of my divorce.
Mr. Fluke was an expert negotiator. Mike and I discussed what my priorities were. My priorities were time with my daughter, her schooling and my retirement. He developed a plan to maximize the things that we had prioritized. My wife got a little more alimony up front, but in return, I received everything I wanted and more. My divorce never went beyond mediation! I got all of the visitation with my daughter I could handle, I got my inept ex-wife to stop home schooling our daughter, and I got to keep ALL of my retirement! Also, my alimony was for less than half of the duration that we had planned for it to be.
Leaving the mediation, I almost felt sorry for my ex-wife. She skimped and got a cheaper lawyer. The person that was supposed to be her lawyer was part of a big firm, he never showed up to any of our hearings or the mediation. He always sent a subordinate lawyer who was inexperienced and unfamiliar with the case. Don’t be the one that tries to get out cheap. You’re going to pay for divorce either way. Trust me, a good lawyer will pay for himself.
Posted by John
I recommend Michael to anyone in need of an outstanding attorney. Michael represented me during my divorce, and I cannot overstate my appreciation for his superior service. Michael's personal involvement assured me I had the best representation every step of the way.
I truly value Michael's advice and knowledge, and even more appreciate his humanity and concern during this difficult process. Michael was able to keep the case on track, mitigate risks as they came up, and execute the strategy he outlined from the start. Michael effectively managed my interests, and my financial impacts, as his own. I am truly grateful to both Michael and Donna for representing and assisting me through this difficult event.
Posted by Lenni
I retained Michael after having gone through a three year divorce and two subsequent modifications. Seven years of lawsuits and five lawyers later I found a GREAT attorney. Michael immediately did what he had to do to get my ex-husbands wages garnished. My previous attorney just sat back while my ex-husband defied the court order and cut my alimony in half. Micheal did what he said he was going to do and within the budget he outlined during our consultation.
The modification was done quickly and effortlessly. I felt confident with Michael's assessment of my case and always felt that he was working to get the best deal he could for me.
After experiencing several lawyers that never moved my case along. Charged beyond what was expected and had no real interest in my needs, I found the exact opposite with Micheal.
Posted by anonymous
After a failed attempt at a collaborative process, I was referred to Michael Fluke. His direction, knowledge of family/divorce law and attention to detail clearly led the way towards my final divorce. I appreciated that Michael did not take advantage of my financial situation and respected what my needs were and met every one of them. Michael's legal assistant was also key in making sure that the details of my divorce were executed properly as well. While other law offices do not offer direct access to the attorneys, Michael takes on a manageable amount of cases to ensure his accessibility to his clients. This is accessibility was of extreme value to me as I felt comfortable discussing all my options based on each aspect of the divorce and receive direct and informed responses. Thank you Michael and Donna for making a difficult situation a little more manageable.
Posted by Jim
I retained Michael halfway through my divorce process after my first attorney was not meeting my expectations. Michael’s knowledge of divorce law helped both put structure and understanding around the process and he was able to give me peace of mind that the process was being handled properly. Michael was able to clearly explain my options with the associated implications. This allowed me to make informed decisions with ease in a very stressful environment. Michael was also able to pick up the pieces and get my divorce back on the right schedule after being poorly handled by prior representation. Additionally, Mike never rushed our conversations and either his assistant Donna or he was always available and responsive. I would recommend Michael to anyone going through this process.
Posted by Shady Tawfik
Very knowledgeable lawyer, works hard for you, honest and waste your time. I worked with Mr Fluke on my divorce case and helped walk out of it with minimum damage. Trust worthy and would recommend if you want the best outcome from the case.
Thank you Mr Fluke for working with me.
Posted by Mike
I'm a business owner and pride myself on customer service, attention to detail and quality of workmanship and expect nothing less from the people I associate with. I searched long and wide after dealing with other lawyers local to me that fell way short of my expectations, and caused more harm then good with my ongoing legal situations pertaining to co-parenting with my ex of 7 yrs. Michael is trustworthy, Knowledgeable, down to earth, and was very attentive to my situation. He delivered the results I needed in mediation and couldn't be happier. He is very easy to get ahold of. His communication and commitment is A+. I highly recommend Michaels services to anyone who values their time and wants representation that will stand by you and fight for your best interests. Money well spent.
Posted by Dave
I was very impressed with the depth of knowledge and professionalism shown by Mike. He has an extraordinary ability to see the big picture and accurately predict the outcome. I would definitely recommend him to anyone without hesitation.
Posted by Alan
I am a father and after retaining Mr. Fluke as my lawyer, I now have majority custody of my daughter. Working with Mr. Fluke has been great because he is honest from the beginning, so you always know what the plan is and what to expect. If you have one conversation with Mr. Fluke, you will get a sense for this, which is what I experienced.
Before retaining Mr. Fluke, I worked with a “pay as you go” lawyer. I started with a small retainer but it seemed to always run out and I was sent a notice in the mail with x number of days to pay more. It was a very impersonal experience with this lawyer and she eventually had to drop off my case due to a conflict of interest. What I found in Mr. Fluke was the exact opposite experience.
I found Mr. Fluke by doing a search online and after reading numerous excellent reviews of him, I called him. He was completely up front about what my situation was, what he thought he could help me with and how much it would cost. I found he won’t take just any case – he has to feel he has the opportunity to give you what you are searching for, which is to win your case. He won’t waste your time or try to retain you as a client as a revenue stream.
I worked with Mr. Fluke for about a year and always had his cell phone number in my phone and access to him as needed. My situation was extremely unique as I am a father, who was seeking full custody of a 5 year-old daughter. However, given the details of my case, Mr. Fluke knew I had a shot. There was one point in my case where we were offered a deal to settle and Mr. Fluke encouraged me to do so. At first I wasn’t so sure, because I wasn’t getting exactly what I was searching for, but he knew better.
We took the deal and within months, it helped me to get majority custody. He was able to see the bigger picture and his experience working with other lawyers and judges gave him the insight to guide me in a way that gave me the long term result I wanted. A few months ago, I got majority custody of my daughter, with her mom having every other weekend visitation with her.
Even though this was best for my daughter, I had fears about judges favoring mothers, which sadly, is a reality. However, Mr. Fluke’s experience allows him to strategize and win cases that seem the unlikeliest to win. He really is at top of his game. He is smart, strategic, and confident, all traits you want your lawyer to have.
Also, it is worth noting that after paying my initial retainer, I never paid again. As I mentioned, he is honest about what it will take and doesn’t plan to bill you for more as you go.
I would highly recommend Mr. Fluke for any legal needs. I know he will be saved in my phone book for any future needs I may have.
Posted by anonymous
Michael showed great concern and was very helpful and a situation where there were limited possibilities.
At the time his display of genuine concern was enough to make me feel that someone in this system actually may care. It was enough to keep going.