5.0 stars 22 totalReview Joseph West
Posted by Katharine
Joe worked with me on a joint-ownership property contract and was so thorough and knowledgeable. He went out of his way to explain the different senarios for how the contract could be drawn up protecting both parties.
Joe is down-to-earth with high integrity and a clear understanding of legal issues!
Posted by MM
As a real estate investor and entrepreneur, I have been working with Joe for several years now and couldn't be happier with his counsel. Joe is smart, honest, attentive, thorough, and down to earth. In the four years I've used him as my real estate attorney, he has helped me with many aspects of my business. I've hired Joe to draw up offers for properties I've purchased. I've also had him review offers on properties I was selling. Most recently I had Joe do a quiet title action on a tax foreclosure property I purchased. Normally these suits go through without much trouble, but this one was not easy! I am very grateful I had Joe helping me on this one because he went above and beyond what a regular real estate lawyer would do...and I can say that with certainty because I've quieted the titles on a few properties in Detroit with another law firm and they didn't even record the judgement! Joe takes care of everything, keeps you up to date with what is going on, and sticks with it until the end.
Posted by Andy
I needed to update the deed to my property to include my wife who is currently a non-citizen. Joe responded to my initial email on a Friday afternoon before the weekend, which really impressed me. He was always very quick to answer any questions and explain the process to update my deed. His fee was also very reasonable. We finished the paperwork today, and everything went great.
I recommend Joe for all real estate needs, and wouldn't hesitate to work with him again in the future.
Posted by Joan
Joe guided us through a difficult real estate issue with our son. He thoroughly explained options to us and recommended one which would best protect both ours and our son's interests. When I left his office after signing final documents I felt confident we had made the right decision.
Joe has a professional yet friendly demeanor. He explained his fees, which were reasonable and completed our work in a timely manner. We are happy to have been referred to Joe and will certainly call him again for future legal needs.
Posted by anonymous
We hired Mr. West when we encountered a property line dispute in our purchase of a house in Ann Arbor. He provided keen advice that helped us negotiate through this issue and several others that emerged – including a discrepancy between the seller’s credit and the amount that we had previously negotiated. Throughout the process, he was exceptionally responsive (even beyond regular business hours!) and thoroughly explained both what he found in the title work and closing documents and the appropriate questions to ask of the loan officer, title company, and/or agent. Without his eye for detail, we would have missed several important contractual issues. We wholeheartedly recommend Mr. West for any and all business and real estate needs.
Posted by anonymous
Joe West is an exceptional attorney! My wife and I were at wits end with harassment from a neighbor about our farms' roosters crowing and about us having a farm in general. Joe was very attentive to our concerns and able to give us valuable guidance. He was always very quick to respond to our calls/texts. Even when writing us legally framed responses to our 3rd party concerns, his work was completed forthwith yet his word-smith quality was in spades! He has a way of writing that is rarely seen. On top of that his work is very complete, nothing left to chance. As an attorney, I have the highest respect for Joe West and am relieved when he is working for us because I know he is professional, caring, diligent and thorough.
Posted by Phillip
My family and I are from Ohio. We are relocating to Michigan and entered into a complicated home purchase that needed title review and legal advice. I found Joe on Avvo and compared him against other attorneys solely based on reviews. After speaking with him it was evident that his reviews did not sing his praises enough. Joe is a stellar attorney. He provided great advice and reviewed the title work thoroughly and efficiently. His quotes and billing hours were straightforward and competitive. Joe even worked over the weekend for us as well as made himself available to attend our closing. I am so glad we made the right choice and hired Joe West as our legal consultant.
Posted by Dave
I started my own business and the company I worked for previously was sending me "legal letters" from their attorney threatening me and my company. A friend of mine recommended Mr. West to represent me and after the first phone call with him I felt very comfortable that he could get this resolved. All it took was one of Joe's well written letters to their attorney and the previous company backed right down.
If you're looking for a well verse legal counsel that knows the law and how to get things done quickly, then Mr. Joseph West is your man.
I would highly recommend him, in fact if any other issues come up, he will be the first one I call.
Posted by Karen
I have been working with Joe West since I started my business in 2014. It's great to go to one person to review the commercial lease, create my customer contracts, review changes clients request, etc.. Joe offers thoughtful advice in a timely manner. I love that he wants to understand my business before he answers questions. He is definitely a friend to small business.
Posted by Melanie
We needed a lawyer to help us with a particularly sensitive real estate transaction. Joe provided exceptional legal representation-- he was thorough in his analysis of the issues involved, responsive every time we emailed him (regardless what time of day or night!), and his fee schedule was fair and reasonable. I was particularly impressed when he proactively reached out after our closing to make sure it went without a problem (as it turned out, we did need his advice on some follow up matters). I would recommend Joe very highly to anyone who needs legal assistance.