5.0 stars 48 totalReview Michael Fluke
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.
Posted by Mark
We have been working with Mr. Fluke for quite some time on a difficult matter. The out come of our case was just as expected and discussed during our first meetings. Mr. Fluke kept us informed along the way and was very professional in all our meetings with the judge. Should I need an attorney in the future, my first call will be to Mr. Fluke.
Posted by anonymous
If you are reading this, I will assume that you have been served or are preparing to serve your spouse. This review will also be more geared toward the person with greater financial position in the marriage. With those two assumptions in place, I will explain why I so strongly recommend Michael Fluke.
I titled this review “Do it right the first time” because, frankly, I did not do it right the first time and it cost me dearly. Resist the temptation to find the most inexpensive attorney. In fact, my recommendation is to run from them. I, like many of Mike’s clients, came to him to clean up the mess my previous attorney had made. Don’t make the same mistake I did, go to Mike first!
Here are the reasons why:
1. Mike has a very strong reputation within the legal community. This will immediately stop the other side from throwing haymakers. You need to be in a position where the other side doesn’t feel so empowered that they will try anything. Hiring Mike will keep them from trying silly stuff and if they do, he will see it coming from a mile away.
2. Mike is a former defense attorney. Like I said earlier, I am focusing on those of you who were the primary breadwinner. Those of you with a high-income need to really focus on this area. If you thought the IRS had you in their crosshairs, wait until your angry spouse and her (or his) is attorney come after you. You instantly become the defendant and you need a guy with a background like Mike’s to defend you.
3. Mike understands finances. Again, if you have a lot to protect (even if it is just a lot to you) you need to work with someone who can get his head around the numbers. An attorney who gets lost in the numbers could easily hang you out to dry and not even know it.
4. Mike sets goals. One of the things Mike told me is you need to set an end game. Something that will prevent your divorce from going on forever. We have all heard about the divorces that went on longer than the marriages. That is not Mike’s game. He wants to move forward with a real finish line that everyone can see.
5. Mike is a legal expert. He can answer any legal question you present him with. If you are like me, you know very little about family law in Florida. You need your attorney to know these laws by heart and Mike does.
6. On a personal level, Mike has made it public that he has been through the divorce process himself. This gave him immediate credibility from my perspective.
7. Finally, Mike and Donna are accessible. I have talked to many individuals that said they had a hard time reaching their attorney. I never had that problem. I was always able to reach either person when I needed to.
I started this review by saying that you should choose Mike as your attorney from the beginning to avoid the pitfalls that I experienced. If you already have an attorney and he/she doesn’t bring the 7 characteristics I described above, frankly, you need to switch.
Remember, with the schedules of all the players involved, each step in the process will take 3-6 months. So if your initial mediation or hearing went bad, it will probably take you 6 months to even get an opportunity to readdress it, let alone change it. Consider the fact that whatever the final judgment or settlement is may impact you for the rest of your life. You need to have best defense you can get.
There are many cheaper attorneys out there. Poor representation can cost you dearly. If you hire Michael Fluke, you will be well defended.
Posted by anonymous
Michael represented me during my divorce/child custody case. He is a very reliable, thorough and knowledgeable attorney. He helped me focus on the most important aspects of the case. He listened to what I had to say and was very understanding of my situation through every step of the process. I appreciated his patience and attention to details. I am very happy that he represented me and would ask him to represent me again without hesitation. His assistant, Donna is excellent as well. If you are ever in need of a family law attorney I highly recommend Michael!