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Posted by Joshua
I have hired Michael twice. He beat my first case and walked me to the door of trial on the second, where the state made an offer I couldn't refuse. He was very flexible with payments and understanding. The people complaining that you didn't walk away from the justice system unscathed because you hired an attorney, lol welcome to the American justice system. Michael is a skilled attorney not a free get out of jail card. My only complaint with him was being late a few times to court. Even though he always called balliff and let them know his approximate arrival time. All in all genuinely nice guy and great attorney. Would hire him again if ever needed but that chapter in life is over. I would recommend Michael to a friend in trouble.
Posted by anonymous
I don't know why the idiots are filling your heads with lies, but Michael is the best lawyer around. He saved my sons life and I can't thank him enough. Although I won't say the details of the case, my son could have been facing 20 years in jail if it wasn't for Michael. He should be getting paid DOUBLE the amount he charges for his kind of work! Best Chicagoland lawyer around!
Posted by Lloyd
First off catching this case I didn't know what the outcome was going to be...after meeting with several attorneys a friend of mine recommended me to Michael ..so I had thousands of questions and after explaining to him what had happened my side of the story we took the case to trial and came out a victory ..yes we beat the case thanks to this attorney he save me a crap load of money in fines and court costs...
Posted by Lucio
When Holzman told me he was a prosecutor for 19 years but switched to defense for the money I should have looked for someone else. Instead I listened to the same line of bs he obviously, by reading these other reviews, tells everyone! My case should have been dropped at the bond hearing. Mike didn't even question him. Subsequently after a year of continuances I was convicted and thrown in the county. I lost my job. Mike didn't even ask for probation or work release! When my family and union called him to learn the particulars he copped an attitude and said he was no longer associated with the case! He didn't even file an appeal on my behalf! I wouldn't recommend him to represent the Virgin Mary for spitting on the sidewalk!
Posted by Teressa
I disagree with the negative things that are being said about Michael. From the very beginning of taking my fiance case we agreed upon a payment plan however it has been several months laterindicate is over I still owe him Money,he has been very understanding about my financial stabilityand has not one time made harassing phone callsas a matter of facthe assured me that he understoodthat sometimes life just shows up so when I read beans concerning michael talking about easy money hungry it upset me because that is not who he is at all.and it's really said that social media allows a person to assassinate one's character but then again it also allows a path way for a person's real character to be seen,Thank you Mr. Holzman I'm forever grateful.
Posted by anonymous
I met Mr. Holzman in 2013, after being referred to his expert and professional work history. My boyfriend had a long history of drug selling as well as other serious felony on convictions, he was facing 15 yrs and was on parole as well as house arrest, michael looked at all of the evidence pointed out the facts and told us the best options however he explained to us that whatever we decided to do that he would fight to the end. My boyfriend got 3 1/2 now I know people may read this and say well he didn't get him off and I say to all of u that cases are about evidence, witnesses and fact, that's all an attorney has to work with alone with knowing the law and loop holes. So I say this concerning Mr. Holzman it wasn't about the money he actually care and what better person to have on your side than an attorney that is honestly concern about you. So people trust me when I say if your looking for someone who not only puts his heart into you and your circumstances but his skills to work knowing the system and finding a way to best serve and please his clients.
Posted by anonymous
This lawyer is a blood sucking leech, we paid him in full with promises of being the best , and how he was friends with the judges,He did nothing for us, he charge 5,000 us and for what I heard he charges everyone the same, and doesn't do anything, people like this man depend on hard working people to live good ,I regret hiring him and hope no one take this as a joke review please don't hired him ...
Posted by Joanna
ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS SAVE YOUR FREAKING $$$$ HE WILL SUCK YOU DRY & SELL YOU A FAIRYTALE ON "HOW HE IS SUCH A GREAT LAWYER" & HOW "HE IS GOOD FRIENDS WITH THE JUDGES" HE'S A MORON & PROBABLY LEARNED HIS SKILLS FROM THE BACK OF A CEREAL BOX! MY BROTHER PAID THIS LAWYER THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS & ENDED GETTING MORE YEARS THAN HE WOULD HAVE GOT IF HE'D PLEADED GUILTY! HE'S NOT A "DEFENSE ATTORNEY" HE'S A MONEY HUNGRY BASTARD! ALL THE MONEY WE PAID HIM WENT TO HIS SICK KID & HE CAN CARELESS ABOUT THE CLIENT!
Oh yea! He also will take your bond money claming that he will save it for you because you'll loose the money if you dont sign it over to him! DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING HE TELLS YOU TO SIGN!
Posted by Rayvon
I don't know about these other idiots, but Mr. Holzman literally saved my life. I was wrongfully charged with First Degree Murder and sat in jail for two years while my previous lawyer told me that my case was hopeless and that I would have to accept a plea bargain of 35 years in prison. Mr. Holzman was tireless in fighting my case and argued a winning self-defense justification. You will find no finer trial lawyer.
Posted by anonymous
i ask him to expunge my record n he dint finish the expunge. but he did accept the payment right away.