Posted by James
I retained Mr. Peterson in hopes of being granted a Move Away Order. My case was/is a "high conflict" case, with 3 years worth of Declarations and paperwork submitted on both sides. This, in itself, can be daunting for anyone, especially being that Mr. Peterson wasn't my original Attorney, and given the fact that most of it was done on my own and very poorly put together.
That being said, Mr. Peterson and his staff were very thorough in organizing my case file, and putting together a very competent case with the information that was before them, regardless of the state they received it in.
Mr. Peterson's staff was extremely helpful and polite, and ensured I received as much help and information as they could provide. Mr Peterson himself was not only extremely "timely", as he would always return my phone calls and emails within a reasonable time, but I never once felt as if I was just a client. In fact, I felt as if I was his most important client at all times, as he always provided status updates without being asked, and his knowledge of my case, and California Law in general, was exceedingly proficient and thorough!
I did end up being granted my request for a Move Away Order, but I have to say that this review would have been the EXACT same, even if my request had been denied.
If you are looking for a Family Law Attorney you can trust, who will tell you what to expect (even if it isn't what you want to hear), and who will put 100% into your case, then I highly suggest Mr. Michael Peterson!
Posted by Valentin
Working with Mr. Michael Peterson to resolve my case was an amazing experience. During such a stressful time, he not only helped prepare my case, he prepared me as well. He is so good he had the judge laughing at the opposing party. He was prepared and effiecient even when new evidence was submitted without proper notification. I didn't even need to call my witness. I wouldn't want anyone else to defend me.
Posted by Tara
Mr. Peterson is absolutely one of the most competent, precise, and professional attorney's I have ever dealt with! He handled my divorce in 2013 flawlessly and very favorable to me and the best interest of my children. He was able to negotiate with my ex (who is a very difficult individual) and have the whole thing resolved in about a month (custody, property and all). In 2016, when an extremely complicated custody issue arose, Mr. Peterson didn't even bat an eye. He extensively explained the risks and rewards, created a game plan and was off and running. When the case hit some bumps (all bumps were due to other entities involved in the case) Mr. Peterson analyzed every probable course of action and applied the law with expert logic to anticipate possible outcomes. The entire time I worked with Mr. Peterson I felt like he took my case personally. The reason I felt like that is because he does. Mr. Peterson genuinely cares about his clients, their cases, and takes great pride in his work. These are all qualities that put him in a league above many of his peers. He gets a 5+ star rating from me!
Posted by Sheila Lopez
Michael Peterson is seriously an amazing attorney.
He HELPS you understand the situation and has a plan before entering the court room.
I had met with other attorneys that had no plans on what to do with my case, I felt hopeless and after speaking with Michael I knew he would HELP.
I am content to have had him represent me.
I would not have been able to do this on my own.
My family and I are very grateful to have came across Mr Peterson.
I Highly recommend Michael !
Posted by Sarah
My restraining order trial/divorce case had some crazy twists and turns. Michael Peterson handled the case with the utmost knowledge, precise skill set, and professionalism. The entire office staff is excellent. All of my paperwork and filings were done correctly and efficiently. If you want an attorney to go above and beyond for your case, choose Michael Peterson.
Posted by Bill
I was thoroughly impressed and happy with having Michael C. Peterson represent me in my family law case. Michael's writing in the court declarations included thorough case-law references, and had the case won before we even showed up for court.
At previous hearings, using other attorneys, I have always felt the expected nervousness of court. With Michael Peterson representing me, it was more like being at a concert. Whether the opposing party agreed to a negotiation or not, I was in a winning position either way, a vastly different experience from what I was accustomed.
Michael really cared about my case, and was genuine in wanting to handle it correctly, which he did with confidence. I feel that he employs a healthy competitive attitude toward winning his cases, which benefits his clients a great deal. I consider him a “Jedi Master” in his profession, and I believe he is raising the bar in an area that has been fraught with mediocrity for far too long. Great job, Michael.
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Mike's consultation was forthright and honest. Not what I wanted to hear, rather what I needed to hear. I trust him completely with the outcome of this divorce based on legal fact, that will restore my life.
Posted by Lacy
If you're looking for someone that will know the ins and outs of your case BEFORE you walk in to the court room, Mr. Peterson is the attorney to do it. He is patient, always available, and reassuring with a no nonsense approach to your situation. He will take time with you so that you understand what's going on and are not surprised when you're in front of the judge. I was included in every action his office took on my case and I never wondered if he was going to be prepared. His staff is amazing, too. Everyone I encountered at this firm was a delight to work with, despite the situation I was in to be there in the first place.
Posted by tangentcity
Michael C Peterson made himself available in my urgent quest for a second opinion. In the short time available to him before we met, he actually read and processed (took detailed notes on) a high volume of material. When we sat to talk he was able to give me realistic, highly strategic, honest and caring advice, all of it bespeaking an intimate knowledge of family law and human nature, exactly what I desperately needed. In the vernacular, he saved my ass when it really needed saving, and pointed me in the right direction. He also was generous with his time, and his follow-up was immaculate. This kind of intelligence with a heart, combined with a monster work ethic, is a benefit to humanity. The value delivered exceeds expectations by a country mile.
Posted by Erin
Mr. Peterson was extremely helpful! He was honest and upfront with me, pointed me in the direction I needed to go and did not make me feel intimidated in any way! Thanks so much for the help!