I had a false restraining order filed against me. I hired schank and associates and they assigned my case to Michelle Stevens. Michelle told me that I should just settle for a mutual stay away order, because the judge might not believe me and I would lose. She tried to instill false fear inside me, instead of fighting for me. Luckily, I read avvo reviews and I decided to instead represent myself rather than have weak or poor representation that was not really on my side. The case was of course dismissed. If I had gone with Michelle I would be stuck with a stay away order as opposed to nothing on file, or worse she could have made me lose. I am glad that I represented myself. She is nice, but in a lawyer you need someone who will fight for you, not someone telling you to settle or telling you that you will lose when there is no basis for the case against you. She told me I should settle, or that I would lose. However, my case was dismissed with my own in-experienced representation of myself.
Michelle is a very seasoned lawyer and knows how to navigate through a tough situation. Her compassion and method of advising not only helped my case but comforted me during this difficult time. I highly recommend her.
Michelle is a highly competent and compassionate lawyer. From the first time I met her, she was attentive to details and was an excellent listener. Her knowledge of the law and her ability to explain it to me in layman's terms helped me understand where I stood in my case. While the law can seem black and white, her empathy and care shown to me helped me through my hard time. This is such an emotional time and she helped me through it. I highly recommend her!