5.0 stars 28 totalReview Jonathan Merel
Posted by Clyde
Recently I needed to secure an Out-of-State Lawyer and had absolutely no idea how to even begin. I needed someone who would not only represent me but who would have the tenacity and skillset to ensure that this un-just filing was dismissed. Fortunately, with the help of Avvo and testaments from other individuals like myself, I found Jonathan Merel. Jonathan and his team were direct, to the point and thorough in their requests for accurate and truthful details of my case. They acknowledged the emotional distress and anxiety of having to go through this process while showing great diligence to effectively communicate with me without incurring exorbitant costs and without impacting the excellence of their service. Thanks to Jonathan and his team my case was dismissed. I am truly grateful to Jonathan for his services and definitely advise you to reach out to him if you find yourself in need of true representation.
Posted by Carol
Jonathan is a smart, dedicated, compassionate person. He is understanding, approachable and trust worthy. He works to get the best solutions possible and definitely looks at the long term benefit of the client. Easy to work with and ensures high quality service. His staff is professional and efficient.
He got the job done and had my best interest in mind when things got difficult.
In the end we prevailed and were able to finalize the divorce without spending unnecessary money and time.
Posted by Nicole
Jonathan Merel is a loyal, trustworthy, supportive and dedicated lawyer. Jonathan's assistants and office staff are dependable and professional. Divorce is one of the hardest experiences that one can endure, and Jonathan was aggressive in seeking out my family's best interests. Jonathan stood by my side when my case was at its most trying moments, and for that I am and will be forever grateful.
Posted by Adam Tracy
Jonathan Merel and his office is exceptionally professional, and a no BS kind of lawyer. He's very honest and always easy to get a hold of. He doesn't try to waste your money, instead he has his paralegals complete the easier things and only comes in when needed. His office pushed for my custody agreement quickly, there was no hesitation, there was no extreme waiting periods, everything moved very quickly. Much faster than expected, which has since lead to a great victory. He shows up personally to court dates instead of his paralegals, he coaches prior to the court date, and he knows what he's talking about. I highly recommend him. I've had many lawyers in the past, and if I ever run into another problem, I will be contacting him first.
Posted by Virginia
Jonathan and his team were just incredible. I cannot say enough good things about them. They saw me through a two-year journey, a bitter and contentious divorce that my ex-husband drew out as long as possible just to make life difficult. I don't think Jonathan and his team made a single false step. Jonathan is a bulldog in court, and a sweetheart to his clients. He treated me with genuine empathy and provided moral support, which is above and beyond the job of a lawyer, but was much appreciated. Meanwhile he is excellent at the main job of a lawyer - very smart, creative, leaves no stone unturned, and tough as nails when necessary in court. And I really needed someone like that on my side because it was a complex and challenging case. I will always be extremely grateful to Jonathan and his excellent team.
Posted by Charlie
I was very satisfied with the consultation services that Johnathan provided on my dissolution of marriage. The process took approximately 5 months. Yes, it was a no-contested divorce however there were settlements needed that Mr. Merel helped to facilitate to both myself and my ex-wife's satisfaction.
We were able to discuss reasonable prices for the services provided by Johnathan and his fellow attorneys in the Merel office. Overall, I would highly recommend Johnathan for legal representation.
Posted by Matthew
Jonathan Merel was referred to me by a friend of my Mother who had recently gotten divorced. Prior to calling him I was unsure of what steps to take and what to expect. Jonathan showed immediate concern for both myself and my children. He talked me through all of my silly questions as well as questions with merit without making me uncomfortable and promised that he would always be available to me when I needed him. Though I was skeptical at first, Jonathan always answered his phone and gave me his honest opinion as both my lawyer and as a father. I felt that Jonathan gave me a very personal experience in that he made me feel that my case was his only priority.
In my case, I had been the one to make the decision to separate and divorce and only wanted to make sure that my children would both have everything they needed, what ever the cost, and also that they would not be dragged into a situation messier than a divorce already is. Jonathan always gave me the best advice to make sure that while I was taking care of my children I would still be able to take care of myself. Though my Ex's attorney was more than willing to wait until the last minute to make changes to language in the MSA and disagree with language that we had face to face meetings to discuss, Jonathan always contacted me immediately, was prompt in his responses and showed me that he truly cared about my case no matter how difficult and challenging my case became.
In closing, I feel that I made the right choice in picking Jonathan and Merel Family Law to represent me. I had always assumed that my case would be just another job to whomever represented me but Jonathan made me feel that he cared about my case, about the well being of my children and cared about my well being after the divorce. I would recommend him and his firm to anyone looking to be treated fairly and truthfully while having their best interests at the fore front of the case.
Posted by CJ K
Upon my initial consult with Jonathan Merel I knew he was the right attorney for me. Jonathan showed compassion and genuine care for me, my children and my case. My case was complicated and fierce. My ex constantly change his mind and disagree just to cause more drama and strife. Jonathan was able to keep my case and I headed on the right path. Although it was a long divorce, Jonathan and his team (Melissa and Stefani included) stayed the course and helped me stand strong and not wavier. Jonathan never made a promise - he always delivered; not only what was expected from him as an attorney but went above his role and was more. He explained details to help me through the process and allowed me to ask questions, lots of questions, without making me feel incompetent. He always made himself available and put my best interest first. He is worth every penny! I am very grateful!
Posted by Sameer A
I had the opportunity to hire Jonathan Merel's law firm, and found my overall experience with his law firm highly satisfying and rewarding. I had to hire his firm after having a horrible experience with my earlier attorney, and I am glad I made a very good decision hiring his firm. Personally, I have found Mr. Merel compassionate, professional, ethical and highly knowledgeable attorney. From a legal standpoint, He and his law firm truly works in the best Interest of clients, and are pretty aggressive in legal approach. The same holds true for other attorneys in his team including Melissa and Stephanie. Billing procedures and rates are nice as well, and the practice sends monthly billing statements stating work done, time spent on case etc. Last but not the least, I will highly recommend Mr. Merel’s Law firm to anyone looking for outstanding legal services.
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Jonathan was very responsive from the beginning. We met, reviewed the situation and how I was feeling, he encouraged me to take some time to figure out what I really wanted and explained certain outcomes to me. The lawyer on the other side was pretty ruthless and Jonathan kept his professional tact and cut right to the chase, leaving the unnecessary emotional cuts out of the situation, which I greatly appreciated. He faithfully read my emails and preferred a phone call to address my concerns without too much back and forth. I did feel like the lawyer on the other side had a different agenda, one to take me down personally and therefore spent a lot more time meeting with my ex and reviewing and adjusting the documents. In the end, Jonathan spent my time wisely and kept me informed well above the other side so I knew what classes I needed to take and what needed to be filed and what to look for down the road. He also encouraged me to speak to my ex directly, considering the other lawyer's tactics and that proved to be very beneficial. I was glad to be in good hands, to keep everything on the up and up and to feel heard and well informed. I am appreciative and would certainly seek his counsel again, knowing that we'd get to the point professionally and reasonably. Thank you!