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Susan Michelle Budowski

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Venice, FL

5.0   248 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Susan

Learn Susan’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Consumer protection
    40%
    Timeshare cancellation matters relating to fraud, misrepresentation and deceptive trade practices.

    14 years, 500 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements
    40%
    Timeshare contracts relating to timeshare owners.

    16 years, 500 cases

  3. Real estate
    20%
    Timeshare exit strategies involving contract disputes.

    16 years, 500 cases

"WHERE WHAT'S RIGHT IS WHAT MATTERS"

Susan Budowski is an attorney in, Florida. She has been a member of the Florida Bar since May of 2004. She was added to the Roles of The Law Society of England and Wales in August 2012 as an English Solicitor. This allows her to practice law in nearly 40 countries.

She has been working in Alternative Dispute Resolution since 1998. She is also an advocate for abused and neglected children as a Guardian ad litem.

Ms. Budowski previously worked at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Langley Virginia where she received multiple Exceptional Performance Awards from high-ranking members of the CIA including former CIA Director Robert Gates, who also served as Secretary of Defense for both President Bush and President Obama.

My Timeshare Attorney Venice Florida 

Timeshare Attorney Venice Florida 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2022 2020 2019 + 6 ...

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Location

The Law Offices of Susan M. Budowski, LLC

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  248 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cancellation of a Timeshare Contract
From our first consultation through the Deed Transfer Susan explained in detail full the process and what would happen next. Initial I was skeptical that our timeshare contact could be canceled, I had tried to negotiate with my timeshare company they were totally unreceptive and rejected all of requests. Susan explained that she was successful in getting timeshare contacts cancelled and that she felt she could be successful with our case. Once we agreed to proceed Susan was able to get our timeshare company to agree to our cancelling our contact. My only regret was that we had waited so long be finding Susan. If you have a timeshare that has become too burdensome I highly recommend that you hire Susan to help you get out of your timeshare headache.
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Posted by Vladimir | January 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Timeshare Cancellation
I found information about service on timeshare cancellation on the Internet. I got in touch with different companies providing the same service, but different ways (selling timeshare, transferring title to other person, etc). I decided to deal with Susan and never regretted about it. I was pleasantly surprised by the way she was communicating (always responded), her professionalism and efficiency of her service. I would recommend her to any person who might need this kind of service.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Timeshare contract cancellation
During our trip to Disney, we signed a timeshare contract without knowing all the negative consequences (high maintenance fees, inexistent rebates of RCA, etc). They sell you a dream that will become a nightmare because of the hidden fees. We call several lawyers during the cooling off period of 10 days and Susan was the only who care enough to call us back. She was really caring and told us that will get back our deposit of 3k in 20 days after sending a cancellation letter. We got our money back after 10 days. We are not US residents and we were so scare because we didn't know who to trust. We recommend Susan for her excellent services! She will call you and handle your case fast and efficiently.
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Posted by Rod | June 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Retired IT executive
I retained Susan to help me arrange for a timeshare resort to take back our two weeks of timeshare ownnership. This was on the advice of a friend who had successfully used her services in the same way. She was very professional, patient, and helpful, working much of the time during the Covid pandemic, which required some unusual arrangements which she advised me how to handle effectively. She negotiated a price that was one quarter what the resort originally requested. I was very pleased with her services and would recommend her without reservation.
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Posted by Julie | March 18, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Client interest oriented
I had just purchased a timeshare and regretted my decision right away. I had decided to cancel my contract as allowed within the cooling period of the contract and sent all the documentation as per the term of the contract. As being a citizen of an other country i contacted suzan has i was worried i could have miss an important step. I had made a consultation appointment via her webpage in the middle of the night. Suzan called me the next morning and reassured me that I had took the appropriate step. She advised me that i didn’t need to hire her just to do the same step as it would be money wasted. She was right. The step i had took were sufficient and the contract was cancelled. It was really nice of her to take time to reassure us. She did not took advantage of our situation to charge me to perform work that was legally not required. This is my book is proof that she is an honest lawyer who has the interest of her client at heart. Thanks for everything Suzan.
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Posted by Ms. Judi | January 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Assistance with Timeshare sell
We contacted Susan after a few unsuccessful attempts of get rid of two timeshare properties. Susan was informative on the process and transparent with challenges presented by the buyer. Based on her experience, she knew how to strategically plan when to be persistent. I have recommended her to others to finally get rid of the dreaded timeshare.
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Posted by Angel | September 15, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Superb!
A very informative consultation with Budowski; I felt comfortable with all that was explained. All options were explained and my questions were answered in simple terms.
Posted by Christy Evans | August 23, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Much Appreciated Advice!
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer all of our questions and provide advice during our consultation. We could not find a local lawyer who was even willing to talk to us! This has given us much piece of mind and clarified the process! Thank you so much!
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Timeshare
Finally! We were able to, affordably, get released of our timeshare. Don't hesitate to call on Susan Budowski to help you work with your timeshare company.
Posted by Andrew & Kirsty | March 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Timeshare release
After numerous attempts of trying to arrange a release from a timeshare agreement we were given Susan’s name from a family member. Susan was, from the first meeting, reassuring, helpful and most importently honest with us. She explained that due to the ongoing pandemic the timeline would be longer than what would have been the norm. Susan has replied to all our queries and e-mails very promptly always within 48 hours and on many occasions within the same working day. She explained and vetted all the release documentation to ensure all was correct prior to our signing them. We cannot recommend Susan highly enough and if it were possible we would have given her more than the maximum 5 stars.
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
a thank you
My thanks to Attorney Budowski for assisting me with my endeavor and for her expertise. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Larry | February 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend Susan Budowski
We carelessly got sucked into a very bad time-share deal that was extremely costly. We searched for a Florida Attorney that could assist us in getting out of that situation and, after interviewing three attorneys and a time-share extraction company, selected Susan. The interview with her indicated that she would be thorough and effective; she knew what she was doing, didn't promise anything, and wouldn't take on the case until she understood the situation. And that held true throughout the process. The issue was settled and we were able to get rid of the time-share.
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Posted by Louis | December 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Ms. Budowski did exactly what she said she would do. End result was excellent and she met all our requests. Total satisfaction. Returned calls and e-mails in a timely fashion. Ms. Budowski actually has a heart and shows her concerns. Highly recommend her.
Posted by joey | September 8, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Susan is Absolutely the Very Best
My 87yr old Mother received a letter stating she owed monies (a lot of money) for a Timeshare she hasn't used in years. The company stated it was for Maintenance, Taxes, Legal fees etc.. She was very upset since my Father recently passed and Mom thought all her financial matters were taken care of. I contacted SUSAN and she responded in less than a day and fixed everything with JUST A CONSULTATION!! She pointed Mom and myself in the right direction so everything could be handled smoothly. My Mother means everything to me and to see the load evaporate off her shoulders was truly appreciated. SUSAN I thank you for your kindness and understanding of people in general but I also thank you for your direction and VAST knowledge of Timeshares!!
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Posted by john | April 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
mr jn
She expertly extricated us from a problem with a time share.even with covid around and some waits,she hung in and performed our miracle. price was reasonable. Did everything she said she would I highly recomend her
Posted by Winfield | December 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great negotiator & Outstanding lawyer!
I had a timeshare and could no longer afford it due to an adverse financial situation compounded by the pandemic. I tried reaching out to them to let them know my situation but it they were not helpful. I did some research online in the past and based on reviews I decided to reach out to Susan Budowski. When I first spoke to her I explained my situation and she was upfront about her costs etc. After being so frustrated with the timeshare company, I made the final decision to ask for her help. When I reached out to her the pandemic was in full swing, but she was very responsive to her emails. After much negotiation she was able to negotiate a good payoff amount with the timeshare company and as of today I am finally free from the burden of paying for a timeshare. I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone who is trying to get out of owning a timeshare and not having much success. I am grateful for all her help and wish her continued success and good health.
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Success with Susan Budowski
I have been trying for one year to exit my timeshare. They would not negotiate with me and insisted on complete payment of the membership and monthly maintenance fees for the extent of the contract. I searched extensively for legal assistance and finally found Susan Budowski. I was pleased to learn that she had a contact within my timeshare, and I agreed to proceed. Susan handled the negotiations completely and very soon I had a terminated timeshare. I highly recommend Susan Budowski to anyone wanting to exit a timeshare.
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Posted by Jill | November 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Successful Timeshare Disposition
After years of unsuccessful searching for help getting out of an unwanted Timeshare contract, we were very fortunate to find Susan Budowski. With the first contact, we found her professional, thorough, and efficient in understanding our situation. She answered all of our questions in a timely manner and made us comfortable with the procedures required for a solution. Periodically she kept us informed of the progress being made. Even when Covid related problems delayed the final paperwork, we were confident that Susan would stay on the project until all was resolved. We definitely recommend Susan Budowski to anyone needing legal assistance.
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Posted by Vernon | November 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Timeshare Resolution
Susan was a lifesaver. I had been trying to cancel my contract for over a year. I contacted her in reference to my timeshare issue and she was able to get it resolved in less then 2 months. I would highly recommend her to handle any timeshare issues.
Posted by Cyndi | July 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest & Professional
Being in another state and doing business was a little scary for me, especially when a lot of money is at stake. However, Susan was amazing! She's honest and professional. She responded to all of my emails timely and handled everything appropriately. This was truly a great experience.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-500 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Chairman & CEO
  • Hope City United, Inc.
  • 2013 - Present
  • English Solicitor
  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • The Law Offices of Susan M Budowski, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator
  • THE LAW OFFICES OF SUSAN M BUDOWSKI, LLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Managing Member
  • THE LAW OFFICES OF SUSAN M BUDOWSKI,LLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified County
  • THE LAW OFFICES OF SUSAN M BUDOWSKI, LLC
  • 1998 - Present
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Susan M Budowski
  • 1998 - Present
  • Vice President
  • OurBeginning
  • 1998 - 2001
  • CEO
  • The Write Touch
  • 1993 - 1999
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Langley, Virginia
  • 1988 - 1993
  • Parole and Probation Officer
  • Maryland Parole and Probation
  • 1986 - 1988
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Education

  • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • JD
  • 2002
  • Orlando College
  • MBA
  • 1995
  • University of Maryland
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986
  • Prince Georges Community College
  • Associate of Arts
  • 1984
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Timeshare Fraud
  • In Favor of Client
  • Timeshare Matter
  • Settled in favor of my client.

Associations

  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Solicitor
  • 2012 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2018
  • Client’s Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Guardian Ad litem Award of Excellence
  • Orange County Bar Association, Legal Aid Society
  • 2016
  • Client’s Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Client’s Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Client’s Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Client’s Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Exceptional Performance Award Robert Gates
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • 1993
  • Exceptional Performance Award Lt. General C. Norman Wood
  • United States Air Force Intelligence
  • 1991
  • Exceptional Performance Award William Webster
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • 1989
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (26)
Endorse Susan
Consumer protection Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Susan is smart, conscientious, and dedicated. She is an effective advocate precisely because she empathizes with her clients as people, and truly cares about each case she takes on."
Consumer protection Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Susan and I worked together on a time share litigation matter. Due to her in depth knowledge of the industry, we were able to secure a great result for our client."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.She is among the best time share attorneys in Florida."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Professional and responsive."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Few know timeshare law like Susan, and she is diligent in other areas of law as well."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is honest, hard working and a credit to the legal profession. One of the top lawyers in her field."
Mediation Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Well qualified."
Mediation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Recently I participated in a Mediation where Ms. Budowski was the Court Appointed Mediator. Ms. Budowski was professional and effective assisting the parties reach a resolution of the dispute."
Family Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Susan is a very dedicated and passionate attorney who truly goes to bat for her clients! I am very impressed with her abilities as an attorney and a counselor at law!"
Consumer protection Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Budowski is an exceptional attorney who is well respected by her fellow practitioners. Ms. Budowski is skilled in handling all aspects of a case, from legal research and motion practice to depositions and hearings. I have referred Ms. Budowski in the past and have been pleased with her ability to handle any issue that arises. Through the course of her career, Ms. Budowski has displayed the utmost professional conduct. I have had many dealings with Ms. Busowski since she started practicing law. In all of my dealings with Ms. Busowski, she has shown the highest ethical standard in the practice of law. She is smart, her legal knowledge is excellent; she has great judgment, and was a pleasure to deal with on the many matters we had had together. I know that when Ms. Budowski is in involved in a case, that she will fight hard but play fair. Susan is an outstanding lawyer who is dedicated to her clients. I believe that Ms. Budowski’s experience is a valuable asset to our legal community."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It's my pleasure to strongly endorse Susan Budowski as I know her to be a lawyer of exceptional competence and personal integrity."
Consumer protection Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Arbitration Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Budowski is an ethical, professional attorney who has a passion for the law. She works hard to help her clients in every possible way."
Consumer protection Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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