5.0 stars 33 totalReview Neil Rockind
Posted by Danielle Snody
I retained Neil Rockind in May 2015 and he represented me for five hearings all on the same day in the Wayne County PPO Court on May 19, 2015. I was being set up by a group of people that had previously been my best friends for over seven years and whom I had known my entire life. These people were literally using lies in an attempt to defecate on my name, obtain PPOs against me MULTIPLE TIMES (never once based off of any truth) and to destroy my future job opportunities- specifically because I was just weeks away from graduating nursing school. The seriousness of their untrue accusations were beginning to make me feel hopeless and it became very emotionally traumatizing. One of Neil''s peers recommended Neil to me and at that time I had already paid the retainer to hire Maggie Swift from Garmo & Kiste Law Firm. After meeting with Neil for a consultation, I knew that it was in my best interest to have him represent me because the complexity of the situation I was dealing with was very extreme and within minutes of discussing it with Neil, I felt unquestionably confident- for the first time. I literally asked Garmo & Kiste to withdraw counsel and hired Neil Rockind! Some people would say that's a stupid decision and a waste of money. I did it because I knew the facts and I knew I was out numbered for my case... BY FAR! Long story... Short version: Jeopardizing my future was a risk I was surely not willing to take!!! I felt that by hiring Neil to represent me, I had the best chance I could possibly have!!! NEIL ROCKIND WON MY CASE! When I walked out of court that day, there were no PPOs granted against me! The people who thought their lies were seamless and that they would soon hold my future in the palm of their hands had failed!!! All of their PPOs were denied and rightfully so! Through his FLAWLESS CROSS EXAMINATION, Neil proved that every single accusation was indeed a lie and that I was actually being set up with lies- shedding light on the FACT that all three people who had petitioned the court for a PPO against me were actually attempting to obtain PPOs with lies and that their integrity was in fact, very questionable! I couldn't have asked for him to do anything different! He did a MORE THAN PERFECT JOB... a MORE THAN AMAZING JOB in the court room, as my lawyer! I wouldn't have had it any other way!!! I honestly believe that his tactics are FLAWLESS, his skill is of the highest caliber, and I DEFINITELY WOULD NEVER, EVER HIRE ANYONE ELSE!!! #rockindlaw #hirethebest #killercrossexamination #rockweiler #flawlesslawyering
Posted by LESLIE
Neil has been nothing but a blessing for me. He has taken care of myself and my family and countless friends for years. I can say without a doubt he is in every way possible the best attorney in his speciality hands down.
Posted by Jessica
Need a solid attorney when you have no chance? Hire Neil.
I regretfully used a young city prosecuting attorney for a domestic violence case that I lost. I was the victim. The jury felt bad that if my ex-husband was found guilty for what he did to me, he would not be able to see his kids. They found him not guilty and what he did to me was not that bad. Neil was hired to help keep my PPO in place while my ex filed to terminate it. In the end, Neil was brought in to accomplish what some thought impossible: to win a PPO case after an acquittal at a trial. The Judge helped protect me by keeping the PPO in place. Today was a good day and I am safe.
Posted by Debra
After receiving a ridiculous plea offer from the prosecution
We hired Neil to be the lead attorney on our defense
Team. After reviewing the case and documents provided
To him he did a great job of turning it around and knocking them down at every turn. The courtroom is his arena.
Posted by a client
Neil Rockind is a superstar of attorneys. He has a way of taking the facts of the case and communicating them in an empathetic way that judges and juries can identify. If you need legal help, call Neil Rockind. Your success in your case depends upon it.
Posted by Bill
Neil did an excellent job of defending me in an OWI case that eventually led to dismissal.
In extracting, from me, all the details that led to my initial arrest, analysis of the discovery data and superb cross-examination of witnesses he was able to build a solid argument that neutralized the prosecution and the case was dropped.
I am very grateful for his skills.
Posted by Chris
I first retained Neil on a case about 10 years ago. He proved to be exceptionally skillful counsel. Fast forward to 2015, and I found myself facing wage garnishment for past due criminal restitution. Neil not only helped arrange a settlement for less than 10% of the amount due, he also was able to successfully get my bond forfeiture dismissed. Thank you for saving me over $25k!
Posted by a client
Neil has been such a blessing! Although I've known him on a professional level for over 15 years, I never thought that I would have the need to hire him! My 20 year old son got into some pretty serious trouble while visiting me up north for the 4th of July weekend. To make matters even worse, he was already in violation of his probation in the Rochester District Court resulting in a warrant and license suspension on a 1st Offense MIP charge. Although I know many Attorneys, I didn't know who to trust to handle a felony case and the District Court case that I was sure would result in my son serving jail time. Neil came highly recommended by another Attorney friend of mine and I immediately contacted him. He was very understanding and made me feel confident that he could handle both cases without my son going to jail. Between him and Colin and their wonderful office staff, I felt a sense of relief that we were in good hands. I see so many Attorneys settle cases instead of fight for their clients. Not Neil! He sincerely wants to right the wrong and that is so refreshing! Neil and Colin worked hard to get the Felony and one of the misdemeanor charges in the case up north dismissed in exchange for a guilty plea to two minor charges both of which were taken under the HYTA program, meaning, as long as my son successfully completes 9 months of probation, those charges will not go on his permanent record. No Jail time, NONE!!
What a huge relief! Then came time to face the Judge in Rochester and he did not back down one bit! She is one of the toughest Judges in Oakland County but not as tough as Neil! He did his research and knows the law. Instead of my worst fears coming true, which was jail time and extended probation, the Judge revoked and discharged him from probation! It was finally over! Well almost! She decided to give him 30 WWAM days which equals 240 hours of community service. HA! Neil said NO WAY! So we are Appealing to the Circuit Court! Instead of feeling defeated Neil has given me a new sense of confidence. What is even better, my son found respect in the legal system, not through the courts but through his Attorney. He has finally taken a better path, one of which I've been praying for for a long time and I know that Neil and Colin both played a huge role in that. I will be forever grateful!
Posted by a client
I am a 30 year old male who has been running a business for the past 10 years. The last year I feel like I've been harassed by undercover police who set me up into purchasing some product and I felt I did my du diligence and bought correctly. Unfortunitly I was WRONG! Roughly 3 months ago my business and home were raided and I was arrested! I was threatened by police that they were forfeiting all of my assets and my family's assets due to criminal activity!! I was told by police and FBI that they would drop charges to a minimal if I chose to "cooperate" with them. I am not the police and that's not my job. To make a long story short I went through 3 highly recomeneded attorneys and the reason for this was I wasn't willing to cooperate with police and every attorney I hired RECOMMENDED I COOPERATE! One attorney even had the nerves to tell me if I don't help them there going to ruin my life : ( . From the Grace of God I was fortunate to hire the BEST..NEIL ROCKIND! From the day I spoke to Neil and Collin I felt like a new man. I started to gain my confidence back! Neil Rockind is a class act lawyer who means business! He told me he would fight these allegations and I will be right with him while we go to war with the prosecution. Neil is the most caring lawyer out there. I had an issue where I was arrested during this whole mess and he personally drove to the police station to see me! ( I LOVE THIS MAN!) Neil and his whole team are the most reasonable people out there and they CARE about there clients! I was facing a 20 year Rico charge and Neil was able to settle this basically outside of the courtroom with a minor probation. I was so ready to see Neil in action but he's such a strong attorney that I didn't even have to take it that far! If you are in any sort of trouble with the law or accused of anything I recommend to get in touch with ROCKIND LAW! YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!
Posted by Rob
Neil has been my attorney for three trials. Bottom line; Neil is an exceptional attorney, treating each client as if they are his ONLY client. Neil took meticulous care with reviewing my case and preparing me for every step of the initial pretrial and later sentencing. While the most recent, first offense OWI sentencing outcome was a surprise all parties, Neil took it upon himself to work overtime to make multiple appeals, on his own dime. He is a man of his word, and on principle he refused to let the injustice stand. Ultimately, an appeal was granted in a timely fashion. Throughout the process, Neil was in communication after hours and on weekends, going above and beyond expectations to be readily available to me. Neil is an individual you want at your side going to war. He is poised, honorable, and relentless. Anyone who is looking for the best will get the best from Neil Rockind.