Posted by Mary
Found it extremely difficult to find a honest, reputable attorney while going through my divorce. I’m a single mom with a 2 yr old child who separated as a result of domestic abuse. I had previously hired attorneys with cheaper retainer fees due to lack of funds and their service was terrible and I essentially wasted money and got very little in return.
Going forward knowing what I know now I would recommend to anyone in a similar position to invest in a good attorney like Michael from the start to get the best possible result for you.
Michael was recommended through a friend and came in at the end of my divorce but worked extremely hard to get a good result for my son and I considering the time frame involved. He was respectful at all times which was important to me personally after going through an abusive marriage and I felt protected in court.
Michael is a honorable, hardworking attorney
who conducts himself in a professional manner at all times.
Posted by anonymous
Personally not a bad guy. ...But I needed an attorney. He fell asleep in a deposition. He was unable handle the opposing counsel (who was getting paid half of his rate!) He was absent not only in spirit but physically; leaving to handle other cases while we were in still in session. For his hourly rate you can definitely get more for your buck. Keep shopping.
Posted by anonymous
I enlisted Mr. Doman's services due to a pending divorce. I was in a desperate situation; my spouse held all of our assets. It was a messy situation, involving millions of dollars in the sale of my spouses business; me being a homemaker; two very young children; and a complex amount of financial material to analyze.
During my divorce, I found Mr. Doman to be very passionate about his job as my attorney. He came highly recommended by my neighbor who actually was an opposing attorney in another case. She stated, "Mike is a no-nonsense, aggressive attorney"; truer words could not be spoken.
Initially, my spouse hired her attorney and shortly after starting our divorce proceedings, she discovered that Mr. Doman was not going to allow me as his client to be dealt a less than fair deal. A few weeks later, my spouse changed lawyers for some "big name" firm in Chicago. Mr. Doman's commitment was unwavering and only became more aggressive in our stance. In the end, the "big name" did not hold a candle to Mr. Doman's thoroughness, aggressiveness, and commitment on my behalf as his client. I would highly recommend Mr. Doman to anyone who needs a serious fighter on their side.
Posted by Suzanne
I retained Michael Doman when my ex husband started to file trivial motions nearly a decade after our divorce. I wanted it over with quickly and for good. I could not have wished for a better attorney than Michael.
At our first meeting, his questions were thorough, detailed, and to the point. I came away confident he was someone who knew the law and who knew how to get results quickly. Throughout the process, Michael was attentive, proactive, and laser-focused on implementing our strategy. He got the result I wanted, and he got it quickly.
Don’t go to Michael if you are after a shoulder to cry on. But if you want a smart, very experienced, and non-nonsense lawyer who gets results, he is a perfect choice . I recommend him without hesitation.
Posted by M. Bani Hani
Divorce is difficult to go through; however, when you deal with an experienced team such as Michael Doman and his team the process is easier and the results more positive and fair. They were flexible and attended all scheduled meetings allowing for quicker results. Based on their negotiation skills I was able to avoid litigation, in turn, resulting lower legal costs. Mike and his team are nothing short of amazing. I used Mike for my divorce and all supporting agreements and post modifications, and during my entire divorce. Mike and his team are very prompt, knowledgeable and able to explain things in terms that a none legal guru can understand. I will continue to use Mike for all my future family law needs. I could not be happier with the service he provided, and the outcome of my case. Thank you, Mike and his team,
Posted by Marie
I hired Michael off a mutual friend referral of someone who hadn’t used him as a divorce lawyer but weee friends. He started out to seem to have my best interest but after a couple of months I felt had his own money making agenda. My legal fees were beyond what they should’ve been and in the end I was still married and zero was done for me in my case and no protection. He was also unethical several times and apparently has a reputation for going crazy w fees according to other divorce lawyers and I asked many many after my experience. He wasn’t willing to negotiate and knew my financial hardship being s single mother. Living in a small community I would think he would’ve done right in the end but nope he didn’t. Good luck as I am very involved on social media and would never ever recommend this man to represent anyone. He has a not good reputation with other divorce attorneys as well. Wish I would’ve known and researched.
Posted by Eric
Divorce is never easy and the process often does not make sense. What helps is having a lawyer who understands the law, is always prepared and gives you an honest opinion directing your actions based on what the law allows. Michael is such an attorney. My case was lengthy and concluded with a trial that took several months before the ruling was issued. Michael is a pro, it was obvious throughout the trial that is preparation, understanding of the law and confidence would pay dividends. Michael also does not spend time and bill you for actions he knows the court will not accept or rule upon favorably, its all about what the law allows. Micheal may not be the type of attorney who will hand you a Kleenex and put his arm around you, but that's what your friends are for. Michael focuses his energy on achieving a favorable outcome for his clients.
Posted by Bruce
I retained Michael Doman during what was for me, the most difficult time in my life to date, ending a 38 year marriage.
I've always been skeptical of lawyers because of all the stories out there about lawyers claiming to have your best interests at heart, but who pad their own wallets by dragging out the process.
I can assure you that Michael is NOT one of those lawyers.
Michael handled my divorce with extreme professionalism and care. He made me feel like I was his most important client. He always kept me informed either through emails or phone calls as to the status of my divorce. He was sooo
organized, competent, and "wow" was he tenacious.
I began the process of ending my marriage with dignity and Michael helped me end it with my dignity in tack. I will forever be grateful for his help.
Posted by Kara
Nothing more emotional than going through a divorce, especially when children are involved. I'm thankful I found Michael to guide me through this process. He knows the law and knows how to require the other side to play by those rules. He is no-nonsense, an intensely strong presence in court and a true advocate for your side. I was surprised at how available he was throughout the process. Although he is managing numerous cases, he always seemed to remember the particulars of my situation. His staff was extremely helpful and attentive as well. Don't expect "therapy" from Michael, that's not what you're paying him for... but certainly expect results.
Posted by Elena
It's difficult for attorneys to take the time to really learn the particulars of your case as all clients wish. Michael walks that line fairly well and keeping things realistic and professional.
Legal representation is a business and clients can certainly feel like the whole system is skewed unfairly against them. Michael understands this and does an excellent job of mitigating the emotional and financial turmoil of a prolonged legal matter where others would just get by punching the clock.
I have stepped in Michael’s office February 2, 2016 and my last court date was April 27, 2016.
I am recommending The Law Offices of Michael P. Doman to anyone who wants a professional and trustful attorney’s help.