Posted by Phillip
I received a consultation service from Michael Peterson and I hired him to guide me through my divorce case. He is extremely knowledgeable and transparent with every detail and, prepared all the required paperwork for the court orders, correspondence with the other party. He will do whatever it takes for you to have an upper hand.
Lastly, his rate is extremely reasonable and he gives discounts as well. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND him.
Posted by Noelle
Attorney Michael Peterson has completely handled my case both professionally and effectively. I am forever grateful for his knowledge and for walking me through the process. This was a very trying time for our family but I always felt at ease knowing that Mr. Peterson had our children's best interest in mind. This was always the driving force moving forward. He was proactive and honest which has been very much appreciated. I highly recommend this law office! The entire staff was always helpful and kind.
Posted by anonymous
Michael handled this case professionally from mediation to the final orders. Over the 15 month process he helped me view things from a non-emotional stand point which made everything less stressful. He was extremely fair, making sure that the only priority was my son's well being. Throughout the case he was realistic and never sold me any lies or tried to increase my fees. The outcome of my case was the best possible for a child custody case considering the issues involved. I would absolutely recommend him as he is worth every penny. You do not have to worry that a detail will be missed. He tries very hard to communicate with both parties and to keep the lines of communication open. I would hire him again because he is a great lawyer.
Posted by Cyanna
I needed to hire an attorney and I needed one fast. I didn’t know where to start, not being from the area. I relied on online research with a focus on attorneys with the experience I needed. The law firm of Thurman Arnold came up again and again. I was fortunate enough to get an appointment within the time I had left before my case. After my initial consultation with Michael Peterson I knew I would be in good hands and I was quick to sign on.
I am beyond relieved that I made the choice to hire Mr. Peterson to represent me in my complicated custody case. Mr. Peterson was prudent and hard hitting in the matters where it mattered. His ability to manage a complex case helped me secure a positive resolution so much faster than I expected. I worried when the other attorney began hitting below the belt; Mr. Peterson just fought harder. He honed in on the facts of the case and destroyed the opposition even when they resorted to lowly tactics.
I give all credit to Mr. Peterson. Specifically, he entered a motion that proved to be the pivotal turning point of the case. I don’t know where my family would be today without Mr. Peterson’s guidance. I’m glad I don’t have to think about that.
Posted by Jeff
I will say that I am extremely pleased and satisfied with the work Attorney Mike Peterson did on my marriage dissolution case. When the original petition for dissolution was served to me, I thought that the case could have been an ugly and drawn out proceeding. There was a lot of intrigue and troubled history in my marriage that I expected would make any resolution a long and painful exercise. Almost from the moment that I sat down with Mike to discuss things, I was impressed and also relieved. Mike explained just how Family Law works in California, and that extraneous information, not specifically connected to the division of assets, was largely irrelevant. His counsel was always calm and precise. He showed me that in the case of irreconcilable differences, the most important aspects were how the Law dictates ways in which assets are to be divided and parties are to operate during and after divorce proceedings. Mike's expert negotiations with opposing counsel were firm and reasonable. When it seemed opposing counsel was either intentionally or unintentionally moving slowly in the production of certain documents, Mike was able to simply show that they were close to violating statutes and the tardiness never happened again. During the whole of the dissolution process, Mike made sure I knew what was important to focus on and what was not. This was most helpful to me. His stewardship of the case resulted in a reasonable settlement. And for that Mike has my deepest gratitude. Additionally, I need to mention the work that Kristin, from Mike's office, did during the proceedings. Her swift and diligent work made my experience that much easier, and my thanks go out to Kristin as well.
Posted by anonymous
thanks Michael for our consult..just following thru on my promise ..you were very helpful to me
Posted by Victor
I am very pleased I hired Michael as my attorney. From the beginning Michael’s strategy was to come to a settlement based on the case, and as expected a settlement was reached. Michael was always well prepared, and a day before the hearing we met to plan and discuss the case in detail. Michael did an excellent job in preparing me for this important date, I walked into court prepared and knowing what to expect. In court, I witnessed the top quality attorney I had hired versus my counterpart. I highly recommend hiring Michael Peterson as your family law attorney.
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!