5.0 stars 35 totalReview Matthew Martell
Posted by a client
I was terribly disappointed in Martell. My retainer was gone in 10 days with zero results. When I replenished it, another half was spent in a matter of about 2 weeks in unnecessary lengthy documents. When I questioned the work, there was a lot of demeaning talk and criticizing my lack of knowledge of my own case. When I withdrew my case, Martell refused me my original documents and insisted on charging me if I wanted them back. Also, there are no paralegals. Charges are always for his hourly services for lengthy phone calls and emails to quickly accumulate costs. Many more reasonable options in town.
Posted by Jonathan Hubley
Divorce is never easy but Matt really went above an beyond with my divorce. He kept me informed and used his expertise to ensure it moved along as quick as possible. My divorce was very complicated with a custody battle and a significant amount of assets to be fairly divided. I consider him a "one stop shop" he has access to many professionals that helped with division of assets and the custody situation etc... I would highly recommend him to anyone and specifically recommend him to anyone with a complicated divorce that is high profile.
Posted by Cory
Matthew handled my child visitation matter quickly and efficiently. As I live in a different state he had several obstacles to maneuver. I found him to be attentive, knowledgeable and accommodating. I would not hesitate recommending him.
Posted by Allan
I have known Matt for almost 15 years as a fellow attorney, Matt is a very hard working attorney who really cares about his clients and works hard to get the best possible result for them. I highly endorse this lawyer
Posted by Dave
Matthew Martell is hugely knowledgeable, a product of his long experience. He's hard-working and possessing of both good judgment and fully professional demeanor. Martell's is a family business, with his wife serving as office manager. It's an effective team, putting forward the personal touch and offering some assurance everyone is on the same script.
While I participated in all decisions arising during and after my complicated divorce, I soon learned to trust entirely in Mr. Martell's recommendations, and his explanations for them. When recommendations pointed toward more than one viable option, Martell worked with me to choose the one which would satisfy me the most.
Having such counsel meant the Opposing Counsel was outclassed, and one might as well be on the better represented side. Martell's work ethic is also pretty amazing. He works full days, yet very frequently emailed me his product late at night or on weekends. He could have pushed himself less sometimes, as I know some other attorneys might, but he didn't. HIs dedication to his clients was also reflected by the fact that during part of my divorce period, attorney Martell firmly turned away all new clients. Matthew Martell is a detail man, almost (but not) to a fault. I was always kept up to date, usually by immediate emails, of all communications with opposing counsel, the court or third parties. These updates normally included the exact texts exchanged and an explanation of their significance.
Probably everyone wants a moderately aggressive attorney, who at the same time is respected enough by his legal peers to have their valuable respect. This is the case with Matthew Martell. He clearly is well-regarded by his peers, and therefore probably by judges, too.
Attorney Martell is also a specialist in trusts. While this isn't of significance to some potential clients, it can be invaluable to those with more assets at stake. This expertise was very valuable to me.
I don't have sufficient experience to comment authoritatively on relative attorney costs. Attorney Martell's billing rate is competitive. He's always working hard and always "on message." The costs were more than I hoped for, but the work performed on my complicated case was far more than I foresaw. Most importantly, the results were very good, and therefore in my eyes his services were overall excellent value.
Posted by Jennifer
Matt Martell was my attorney in my high-conflict divorce case. My ex-husband was extremely difficult to work with (as was his attorney) and tried to make the divorce process a living nightmare for me. However, Mr. Martell worked quickly and efficiently, and he helped to alleviate much of the stress that I was enduring throughout the case. I was always kept up to date with what Mr. Martell was working on for my case, and he was very thorough in explaining to me what to expect next. I never felt pressured to do anything and was always told what all of my options were. I received answers/responses to all of my emails and phone calls within 24 hours (usually within only 1-4 hours depending on urgency.) He gives his clients his cell phone number, making him accessible 24/7 in the event of an emergency. Because of Mr. Martell’s thorough preparation and extreme professionalism, my divorce was able to be settled through mediation, and I am VERY happy with my settlement agreement.
In addition to his hard work on my case, Mr. Martell was completely upfront and honest with me at my consultation appointment regarding realistic expectations, payment and fees (including retainer), etc. He explained that he prefers the divorce proceedings to be civil but that he would go to court if necessary. (This was important to me because many attorneys in my area are practicing “collaborative law” and will not go to court to resolve issues.) I received an itemized bill every Friday (or sooner if funds were due) that outlined every detail for each charge. His Office Manager, Karen, is not only the epitome of professionalism, but she is also an absolute sweetheart and truly makes you feel at ease and that you have good people in your corner fighting for you every step of the way.
If you are looking for an experienced, ethical, intelligent, hard-working, and honest attorney who will make the difficult times of divorce as painless and stress-free as possible, then hiring Matt Martell is a MUST. Can’t thank him enough!!!!!!!
Posted by Gary
When I was going through my Divorce process I needed a Lawyer to help I found Matt Martell and he answered my questions at our consultation. I hired him and he always kept me informed on what was happening in my case and was always there to answer any question that I had his office staff was very helpful as well . If I need legal advice I would hire Matt Again and I would recommend him to anyone looking for legal advice.
Posted by Jon
I employed Mr. Martell for an hour consultation concerning a rather long-term legal matter. He studied the information we provided him and proceeded to analyze it in a logical step-by-step manner. He explained in an easy-to-understand response what we should have done and what we should do regarding the case. if I have any future similar problems I will be sure to contact him.
Posted by a Divorce client
I immediately needed an attorney and Mr. Martell was highly recommended to me. He got me in right away and didnt make me wait. He was attentive, responded to my calls and got the matter settled quickly. I always felt he was looking out for my best interest and handled everything in a timely manner.
Posted by a Divorce client
I can honestly say Matt got straight to the point with my case and was hard working.. I felt extremely comfortable and always felt taken care of.