|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1996||03/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyer - Collaborative Divorce||SA Scene Magazine||2015|
|Best Lawyer - Collaborative Divorce||SA Scene Magazine||2013|
|Owner||Law Office of Michael L. Gayler, PLLC||2006 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Collaborative Law Institute of Texas||Attorney||2007 - Present|
|Vanderbilt University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|CPASA Meeting||Mediation Techniques in Collaborative Divorce||2013|
Posted by anonymous
I recently used his service, and I have to say that it was one of tye most frustrating and disappointing experiences that I have had to go through.
In the beginning of the process, everything was going well and at full speed. Contract was signed, retainer was processed. Meetings were set up (huge was of money by the way). Lots of side talk while the clock was ticking.
Signs of incompentence was demonstrated when in meetings or emails, mr. Gayler denied knowledge of informations related to the case that was provided via email or during previous group meetings.
Frustration on my part obviously increased, and when i shared them with him he felt offended and started ignoring my contact attempts.
Why not seek for another professional? Because I was locked. The case/time was so advanced, that it would be more expensive and longer to both parties. Going through the frustration was the only option.
During the whole process, I felt like i was going against my ex, her lawyer and mr Gayler.
It was a "collaborative" process, but there wa no representation. Most of the work done was accomplished by me talking/argumenting with the other party. His job was not more not less than a typical paralegal duty of printing filled templates and collecting money.
At the end I got what I wanted, but I can not give any credit to his services.
Posted by Scott
I recently went through a collaborative divorce, and Mr. Gayler was my wife's attorney. I think he's a great guy, and I don't write this to disparage him. I want to protect everyone else from wasting their time and money. He initialy preached collaborative law, and it seemed great. But once we signed the agreement, he essentially stopped working. He wouldn't respond to emails, he was consistently evasive and rarely prepared for meetings, he never responded to the first proposal my attorney and I presented, and he continuously promised to provide information but didn't. He was never punctual, except for when it was time to get paid. I don't think I've ever been so disappointed in a 'professional.'
Kim Munsinger, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Mr. Gayler is a bright and creative lawyer with superb communication and technical skills. He is effective at representing his clients while working ethically and positively with opposing counsel. I endorse and recommend Mr. Gayler after having been on the opposite side many times.
Christopher Mckinney, Wrongful termination Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this attorney. Mickey Gayler is a fantastic collaborative law attorney who genuinely cares about his clients. I would not hesitated to call him regarding any family law, probate or business litigation matter.