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  • Michael Strauss

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    Posted by a client

    Making the final decision to divorce my husband was difficult and I consulted with Michael Strauss for many years before actually having him served. It was the best decision I have made and Michael guided me throughout the entire process. He was tough when necessary and kept me and my children’s best interest as the main focus. I would recommend Michael and his firm any day.

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  • Razor sharp insight

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    Posted by Anne

    I can't say enough positive things about Michael Strauss. (Or his tough, mama bear-like paralegal, Lori)

    My ex-husband was/is an extremely high conflict, narcissistic personality (Google it), extremely controlling and abusive, and within about thirty seconds of our initial meeting, Michael knew EXACTLY what he was dealing with. He met all my fears and concerns with a swift and confident supportive argument. I truly felt "advocated" for.

    He also had an almost immediate sense of what level of emotional stress I had the capacity to endure and took that into careful consideration when handling my case.

    He priced me fairly, didn't sugarcoat anything or draw things out, returned emails and questions within a very short time frame, and in general just really made me feel like he appreciated my business and took my case and my questions very seriously. You might think that all that should be a given, but you would be surprised how many people complain about their divorce attorneys.

    I am now several years post decree and will shortly be in need of a revised parenting agreement due to life changes. (marriage, job change, etc.) I'm so glad I know exactly where to go for help.

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  • optimistic and effortless

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    Posted by a client

    Michael Strauss’ optimism and expertise comforted me greatly as I faced this life-changing divorce. He effortlessly and positively responded to all of my questions. As we faced down the 18 month schedule of court dates, he assured me the end was in sight.

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  • I would not recommend him

    1.0 star

    Posted by a client

    I did not meet Michael until after I hired he and his partner to handle my post-decree custody issue. At first I found him to be very direct and competent. That changed with the situation of my case, however. As it became more complicated I found Michael's response time to be average at best. I have a file with 10 emails that were never answered. I have many more that took over a week to respond to. Often times his answers in emails or in person were contradictory to each other, which left me confused as to the status of my case and what direction he and his partner were taking to try to win. The only times his response was timely is when was asking for payment, which I never defaulted on.
    He did not notify me when he received notice of a petition that was going to be filed, nor did he tell me of the filing. The petition was found in my file over a month later (the 28 days to respond had passed).

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  • Would NOT recommend

    2.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Mr. Strauss was my divorce attorney. He never responded to my emails and phone calls in a timely fashion. Also, I was only informed by mail any updates. Most of the time his secretary would call back and say he would return my call but would take sometimes two days. I did not find him very knowledgeable as he would have to ask his partner about almost everything. Although a nice guy, I would definitely not use him again if needed.

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    Michael Sherwin Strauss’s response: “I wish I knew who this was, if that was actually a client of mine. I never leave the office without making sure each call was made back to anyone that had left me a message.”
  • Outstanding and Compassionate Lawyer!!

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    Posted by Colleen

    As with any divorce, this was a very emotional time and Michael handled my case with my best interests at heart. He was compassionate, understanding, a fierce advocate for me during a very difficult time, extremely knowledgable of the laws and a stellar professional the entire way. He was always quick to return phone calls, emails and/or texts. Always! My questions/fears were answered. His paralegal Laurie is amazing as well. She was always on top of things and even great at lendin g an ear! Michael knew the laws better than the other attorneys--my ex went through two. He researched other cases similar to mine and had an execution route for every scenario. We were prepared for trial, but in the end my ex finally settled. Michael is very respected among his peers and knows pretty much everyone. I have recommended him to multiple people for family law. I wouldn't trust anyone else as I want others to feel secure going into a very emotional time. He will take care of you, this is not a game to him, he understands these are people's lives in his hands.

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  • Ecellent lawyer don't waste time interviewing others

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    Posted by Steve

    Michael did everything that I asked and more. When I called and left a message he called me back right away ,when I sent an email I got a email back within 30 minutes. Michael knew the laws more than my exes lawyer knew. Michael was recommended to me by friend and he's even better than she said she was. Michael saved me a lot of money, time and grief with my divorce and I won my case thanks to Michael. If you are looking for a divorce lawyer see Michael first don't waste time interviewing other lawyers. Michael came highly recommended and he did not disappoint.

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  • former family law case

    2.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    This attorney is horrible. He does not call me back and if he did, the one or two times, he cut off the conversation when he did not like what I was asking. I did not know what was going on with my case and when we were in court, the other attorney would tell the judge that he never heard back from Michael, always had to go through the court which drained my retainer, and seemed more concerned about getting along with the other attorneys and joking around than sitting down with me and talking to me about the case. I would not trust him with children since it appears that if he could care less about my case and settling for what is fair, he did what he wanted to. The case took forever to get done and that was not a concern of his even when I would call his office and was told he was always in a meetiing but never called back. Terrible experience.

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    Michael Sherwin Strauss’s response: “If this was an actual client please call me. Otherwise, I am sorry someone else would do this. We pride ourselves in honest billing, doing good work and communicating with out clients so this seems highly unlikely...”
  • I was very disappointed

    1.0 star

    Posted by a client

    I used Michael Strauss for a family law case and was very disappointed. There were several occasions I did not receive a call back for several days and 2 occasions I was not informed that the court date scheduled had been postponed until I arrived. I would not recommend using him.

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    Michael Sherwin Strauss’s response: “Unfortunately, no client of mine contacted me with concerns that you list here. If you were in fact a client, please call me to discuss. If not, I am sorry that you posted this.”
  • No one Better in my mind.

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Shari

    Getting divorced is a very difficult time in ones life. Not knowing where to turn or whom to trust is a big concern. Never having needed a lawyer before I was scared, afraid and clueless how to find one.

    A woman that I became friends with had a husband that was a divorce attorney. One day I just came out and asked for his number. That was the moment I knew I had found the best attorney I could have hoped for. Michael Strauss is a very compasionate, caring, trustworthy attorney. He made me feel like I mattered and that he was going to do the best he could for me.

    My divorce took a long time to settle. There NEVER was a phone call that was not answered or a question to small to ask. I always felt well informed and comfortable when I had to go to court.

    Going through the most difficult time in my life was made easier knowing I had Michael Strauss representing me.

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