Posted by Lisa
Well, what can I say. John Danielski went above and beyond and never gave up on our case. This court battle lasted 2 years, yes I said 2 years. We had a Judge that retired, then we were reassigned a Judge who didn't care and on his way out to retire too. This Judge
postponed court hearings. I felt like he was just trying to make sure his court was full everyday. The Family Court systems needs to be completely changed. I've found that they've never had the children as their main focus. It's about making money and filling the pockets of
all the people they make you go see, and again, filling the court room up. This Judge never started on time. It would be great to schedule people for 9 am and then don't even walk into the courtroom until 10am. Acting like we are putting him out. As many times as we went to
court, he never knew anything about our case. Couldn't even remember seeing the kids, twice. It was ridiculous. No regard for the
children, for the working family who don't get paid when they take so many court dates off. So many therapist, psychologist's, Doctors, etc. it was sad. It was near impossible to see the end of the rainbow, but John was diligent and persevered on getting us what we wanted and what was best for the kids. If we ever need a lawyer again, we won't hesitate to cell John.
Posted by a client
Originally, I hired another lawyer for my divorce, and he tried to
cram a settlement offer from my ex-wife's attorney down my throat,
however, I then decided to change lawyers and hired John. My ex-wife
wanted over a thousand dollars of alimony and full custody of the
kids, however, after a year long battle, I ended up paying less than
$500 a month in alimony, and I received joint custody with 50%
parenting time of my kids. I am so grateful to John, and he did it at
a reasonable price. Thank you John. SM.
Posted by a client
Please read this before choosing John Danielski. My choice for a spouse was bad enough, but my choice of John Danielski as my divorce attorney was even worse. After being served, and when I first met with him he convinced me that he knew exactly how the divorce was going to go and that my spouses attorney was not nearly as skilled or experienced as he was. I'm going to be purposely vague on many details simply because I want some sense of privacy regarding my divorce. I do however want to express how real my loss is and that in my opinion John Danielski is the reason that the judge in my case found favor with my ex-spouse and it ended up costing me a lot of money. Although I trusted John at first about making no offers to settle before the settlement conference I didn't realize how controlling he was going to become. John refused to negotiate at the settlement conference and recommended that I don't settle on anything less than the terms that he suggests. My spouse’s attorney at least made an offer to settle before a lengthy trial ensued but John refused to even consider the offer or discuss it with me and convinced me not to settle. His suggestion was to take the matter to court because my spouse's attorney was being unreasonable and the judge would surely be on my side. Well not only was John wrong about the opposing counsel's skills, he was wrong about the judges reaction to his arrogance. The opposing counsel made John look unprepared and ill-equipped. The trial lasted several days and on each day there was at least one occasion where the opposing counsel really over shadowed John's ability to establish his case. On several occasions I tried to convince John to change his strategy and present facts where I could prove that my spouse was more than 50% at fault for the marital breakdown, but he said he thought that would make us look to desperate. Really? At that point I was desperate. I was about to lose everything. The judge on several occasions made unfavorable comments to John during two separate court appearances about statements that John had made. When I said to John that the judge was really angered by his comments he just shrugged it off and said that the judges’ comments didn't really mean anything. Of course at the end of the trail the judge again commented on the very same statements John had made during the trail and noted how disparaging several comments from John were. What John said and how he phrased it seemed to be a personal attack on the opposing counsel’s professional ethics and the judge became quite irritated about the comments and let Mr. Danielski know it. I believe that ultimately this type of arrogant behavior in court on the part of Mr. Danielski caused the judge to be less than sympathetic towards my side of the case. I fully understand that justice is presumably blind to personal feelings, but in reality the judge is human and I believe that the likeability factor was definitely on the other side. I could go on and on about where and how I think John blew my opportunity for a fair settlement but if you've read to this point and are not convinced you need to find a different attorney then nothing else I write will likely convince you. The choice of course is yours but I felt I needed to tell my story. Had I read the other negative reviews on John Danielski my story may very well have ended in a far more positive way and far less financially devastating for me. Good luck in whatever choice you ultimately make.
Posted by Lynn
I met John, Today and He gave me advice and it was to the point! He was very confident about what he was telling me because I could tell he new the laws !!! That is the kind of Lawyer you need.
Posted by a client
John Danielski is an excellent divorce/family attorney. After many frustrating years in a bad marriage with all the strain on the family, John really had the best interest of myself and the children at the forefront of his mind. His high level of integrity and honesty was refreshing. He really demands the very best out of himself as well as his staff. He is educated, organized, thorough and really listened to get my matters settled fairly. John is an outgoing person with an obvious love for his work and a devotion to his clients. I would highly recommend him for any divorce case or family dispute.
Posted by Christina
My experience with Danielski Law firm was exceptional: they are dedicated and extremely knowledgeable. We found that they were easy to deal with and easy to get ahold of, especially when we would call them after hours. Their staff is an effective Law Group: Carla is an expert at juggling all the clients, phone calls, messages and information daily, her comments and suggestions and her perspective were refreshing. John is definitely a diligent, persistent and effective lawyer who knows how to get the job done for the client. We were very satisfied with the outcome of our case. I would refer them to everyone.
Posted by Maurice
I went John Danielski with a problem, being a male most of the time makes you feel as if you have already lost when it comes to going to court against your ex-wife, especially here in Michigan. John Danielski listened to me, helped me understand the law, and then assigned my case to one of his associates who did an AMAZING job! Thank you so much for your courteousness, kindness and patience. Renea, to you I say keep being as incredible as you were in court, and the sky's the limit!
Posted by Jim
Some attorneys I've hired in the past seem like they'd enter into a gun fight with a knife in their hand, not Danielski, he shows up with a cannon. He knows how to prepare the case and client for the maximum lawful and tangible result, bringing the argument into the courtroom armed in irrefutable detail. Mr. Danielski fought for me in a drivers license restoration case, a relentless battle originating from a DUI/OWI guilty plea, resulting in several years of punitive processes that seemed to have no end, until now. Thanks to him, my petition was finally granted for full privileges.
Posted by Dylan
I have dealt with several lawyers in the past and Mr Danielski is by far the best I have hired! If your looking for an aggressive and knowledgeable attorney then Mr Danielski is the right one. He got me everything I requested when it came to the visitation and well being of my daughter. My Ex's lawyer didn't stand a chance against Mr Danielski in court. I hadn't seen my daughter in years and he was able to make it happen immediately! Best thing I ever did was hire this man as my attorney! Thank you John!!
Posted by a Lawsuits & Disputes client
He got my husband to admit to always leaving me alone to figure out a way to deal with every problem that ever came up with the kids and everything. And then to having to use the only money I ever got ahold of to take care of our sick daughter and also our oldest son when he was sick and off work that summer and my husband refused to help them.
John first asked him if he said in his deposition that our son was a responsible adult. My husband did not remember if he said it or not so he had him read the deposition transcript aloud. Then John started asking my husband if he went to the state office with our daughter to try to get her assistance and he got him to admit that Medicaid was closed to new people cause too many people were on it. He asked him if she got food stamps and he said No which is not true - she did get them and the judge has been told that was all she got all along. So then John asked "So even though your son is a responsible person and your daughter could not get on Medicaid, did you tell your wife not to help them when they were off work sick and when your daughter needed medical help?" My husband says "Yes I told her she was not supposed to help them. Absolutely not!" I was stunned when the judge turned to my husband and said "WHY NOT SIR"!! He was sunk!!!
John asked him about the money he hid in his mother's bank acct and if my name was on it when it was in that acct or when he moved to a money market at credit union and then if my name was on any of the savings accts etc. He had to answer No to every question cause he never let me have my name on on acct and forced me to get a loan on a life ins policy and to get cr cards etc. John knew the right order to ask the questions!
Then John went over how much money he took out of savings accts and had in his house that he does not list anymore. He made him give an accounting of it. John went at him with "You were out living high on the hog and taking vacations while she was skimping along and having to charge stuff. You admit that she did not have credit card debt before you left her. But you do not think she should have her cr cards paid off with marital debt." I amazed at the way John set that up too.
Then it was time to break for lunch and the judge took the lawyers in back room and told them she had already decided how to rule. She said that I get half of everything including the inheritance. She had not heard all of my husband's testimony and none of mine and she was so disgusted with my husband that she decided that I get half of even the inheritance! Imagine if she had heard the rest of my husband's testimony and then mine!! John did a GREAT JOB!!!!!
When his lawyer was questioning him and he said he was never violent and here the judge had an assualt and battery police report sitting right there in front of her and knew he was lying about that.
John pointed out that my husband told things one way in his interrogatories and another way in his deposition and now was telling them a third way in the trial. It was great. We knew already the judge will not believe my husband on anything and John made it so his lawyer no longer has anything to come at me about. I was amazed at how John could set things up to show what a liar and what a control freak my husband was. John is worth every penny. The mediator told me "Everyone knows that John cannot be beat in a trial but he does not come cheap." I tried to tell my husband all along that he had hired an incompetent lawyer who was only out for the money he could make being paid by the hour. He told me all the through the marriage that I did not deserve a thing and last year this time he was telling me I would not get half. I told him he was in for a big shock. He not only found out I was right on that but that he was wrong to treat me