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Timothy A. Dinan

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  • Great Consultation

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    Anonymous review posted on

    I contacted Tim regarding a character and fitness issue. He responded the same day with a practical yet honest approach. He is obviously very knowledgeable and provided me with excellent information going forward. I'm sold on his services when the time comes.

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  • Character and Fitness Evaluation

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    Anonymous review posted on

    I am glad that I consulted Mr. Dinan about Character and Fitness proceedings for the ABA. He is very informed and articulate, giving me both specifics and encouragement. I am just beginning to gather information for my evaluation, and it's good to know he will be here to help me through the process.

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  • Would recommend for Character and Fitness in a heartbeat

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    Anonymous review posted on

    After receiving news that my Bar Application had been flagged for Character and Fitness evaluation I called Tim, as he had literally written the book on Character and Fitness. Tim was forthright, honest, and compassionate through one of the hardest times in my life. Tim knew right away based upon the concerns raised by the Committee my likelihood of success and the time-frame I needed for which I needed to prepare. He stood by me through each level of the hearings process, asking the right questions and getting me fully favorable recommendations each step of the way. Tim knew I'd get through Character and Fitness, and I'm a licensed attorney thanks to his efforts in guiding me through a very difficult and emotional process. It's difficult to have your character questioned, but it's easier when you have someone in your corner. Tim plays that role perfectly, and will help you show your true colors to a panel who otherwise know very little about you.

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  • Totally Honest with Bar Appeal Possibility

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    I contacted Tim after I received my Bar results and found out I was 4 points off. He understood my anxiety, and disappointment. He told me that he would review my bar essays and let me know what the odds of a successful appeal. He reviewed my essays for free, and promptly got back with me. He told me that he saw points to be won, but would not feel comfortable proceeding without more.
    Although disappointed, I appreciated the honesty, and knowledge of his expertise to know the likelihood of success. He knows anyone who has contacted him is willing to pay, and could've convinced me to retain him knowing I wouldn't succeed. But instead he encouraged me to sit again. His candid honesty is priceless.

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  • Fantastic Attorney

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    Anonymous review posted on

    Tim gave me thoughtful, insightful and wise legal advice. He was very patient and compassionate and put me at ease as well. He responded to all my calls the same day, even late in the evening. I couldn't be more impressed. The best of the best.

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  • A Lawyers Lawyer

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    Anonymous review posted on

    I would recommend any attorney to retain Tim Dinan for professional responsibility matters. I have known him since law school, and he has an excellent reputation among our peers. On more than one occasion I have sought Tim’s advice and counsel regarding an attorney’s ethical duties. I always find that his perspective is insightful as it is accurate.

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  • Step One for Bar-Exam Approach: Tim Dinan

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    Posted by Kevin

    As a former Michigan Bar Exam applicant, I relied heavily on Tim’s counsel and guidance throughout the exam preparation process. Having started with a commercial course, I felt I had been overwhelmed with information. The commercial courses are great in that they provide applicants with a wealth of information. But, they don’t teach you how to attack and synthesize all of that information. I knew I needed a plan, a specific routine. And Tim created exactly that for me. After meeting with Tim, I stopped asking myself what I should be doing every day.

    Tim’s advice and teachings on how to write a Michigan Bar Exam essay was key for me passing the exam on my first try. Tim provided detailed critiques that pointed out what I was doing wrong with each essay. More importantly, though, Tim taught me how to properly approach a question and then present the law and facts to the bar graders in a well-organized format. Tim’s techniques made even the most intimidating bar questions manageable. His program is the perfect complement to a substantive bar review course.

    It is a no-brainer that utilizing Tim’s advice will help get you where you want to be. Investing in Tim Dinan’s services is a valuable stock that will pay off for life. It already is for me.

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  • Amazing Layer!

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    Posted by Chris

    Found Tim's info on this site and called about my traffic violation (speeding 10 over) in Grosse pointe. He generously responded giving some advice. When it came time to go to court, I hired him. He made this experience as easy as possible. He kept me informed on the laws, best/worst case scenarios and acted in my best interests. He responded to emails and phone calls and showed for court appearances. He spoke with prosecution to explain my situation. He got me the best possible outcome for my case 0 points just had to pay my fines. For that I am super thankful and recomend his services.

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  • Amazing Attorney!

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    Anonymous review posted on

    When I found out I failed the MI Bar Exam by only a few points I was devastated. Tim Dinan was recommended to me by co-workers and friends, and I am so glad they did!!!!

    Tim reviewed my answers almost immediately at no cost, to let me know what my appeal viability was. He was honest, patient, open, and answered my calls and e-mails at ALL times of the day. I may have even cried on the phone once or twice.

    Tim was also incredibly discrete. He denied knowing anything about my situation when a close friend and co-worker (who had learned I hired him through me!), mentioned my appeal.

    Tim quickly and efficiently wrote a magnificent brief that covered every essay (except 2 because they could not be appealed) and took time to not only look at the model answers but also reviewed relevant Michigan case law. He has an incredible understanding of what the Board of Law Examiners are looking for.

    Hearing I passed the MI Bar on appeal on December 23rd was simply the best gift I could have ever hoped for. Upon hearing of my appeal success, Tim told me that he hopes I always find happiness in my practice and all that I do. Thanks to him, I CAN practice. And I can truly say I will never take my P number for granted.

    My ENTIRE family and I will forever be thankful to Tim. I HIGHLY recommend him.

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  • Successful Bar Exam Appeal!

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    When I found out I had failed the MI bar by 1 point (2 raw), I was strongly urged by friends and past professors to contact Tim. Doing so was the best decision I could have made. From the first phone call, I could sense that Tim understood my situation. Not only could he empathize, but he helped me put my situation into perspective and gave me straightforward and realistic expectations for my appeal.

    Tim has a deep understanding of what a successful Michigan bar exam appeal requires, which can only come from years of experience. He gave every essay of my exam a meticulous review. The arguments he posed were backed not only by a clear understanding of MI law and the utility of model answers, but a vital understanding of what the Board of Law Examiners look for in an appeal and how to illustrate your answer before them in its best light. He delivered quality performance with his process and kept me appraised and involved in the decisions he made. By the time I received his free consultation and advice on which questions had the best chances on appeal, I was confident in leaving the work to a professional such as Tim. When I reviewed his draft of my appeal, I was so glad that I did. I received a call from Tim about my successful appeal results and welcoming me to the profession just before Christmas Eve. Tim is the reason I will be practicing law instead of studying for the next bar exam.

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