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Michael Hammond Hatherley

Litigation Attorney at Visalia, CA

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2000
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Michael Hatherley has been practicing law in the state of California since November 17, 2000. In 2006, Michael Hatherley was certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

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Hatherley Family Law, Inc.
4130 S Demaree St Ste B
Visalia, CA, 93277-9514


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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2020
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Michael Hatherley worked well in helping me to understand the details and complications of my case while under the constrictions of a vexatious litigation. He was an excellent representative who spent time to acknowledge any problems and give me honest information before going to court. I recommend his voice for anyone who needs a family attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2020
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I was hoping to get Michael's dad, Dale Hatherley who has a great reputation in family law. Dale was not available and Michael was a new attorney. I was skeptical. Michael did an amazing job for me. Things turned out better than I could have hoped for. He was on task in every way, fantastic in court and I felt his charges were reasonable for the work he did. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Ruben | August 9, 2017
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Competent - Knowledgeable - Responsive
I was referred from a law enforcement friend who said he was the best in Tulare County. Michael pulled me out of a very bad situation that I had created with a mutual attorney with my ex-wife. Michael was very responsive and is very competent in the courtroom. I can't thank him enough for everything he has done for me and my future. His knowledge of the law and tactics are second to none. I highly recommend him for any of your divorce needs. Tina his paralegal is also outstanding!!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2016
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A+++ Intelligent, competent, professional, kind, compassionate
Michael Hatherley was referred to me by a highly reputable attorney who herself wasn't able to take my case because she didn't work in my county. She told me that if she needed someone to represent and protect her own children, her first choice would be Mr. Hatherley. He has done an outstanding job, and considers first what is in the best interest of my children. I am very pleased with his exceptional performance, support, professionalism and determination. In the courtroom, he is confident, well-spoken and wields his intelligence and diplomacy as he works to protect me and my children. I appreciate how considerate he is when talking with me about my case. Throughout my case, he has always been patient in explaining the status, details and developments, and his input has been invaluable. It is difficult to find an attorney who is both competent and compassionate, but Michael Hatherley is without question both of these. His office staff also is caring and does an excellent job. They create a family atmosphere of comfort and support. I consider myself fortunate to have been connected with such an exceptional law firm as Hatherley Law and without hesitation give them the highest recommendation.
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Posted by Adrianne Hillman | June 8, 2016
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Best Family Law Attorney In Town
Mr. Hatherley quickly grasped the nuances of my complex child custody case and was an invaluable ally during the hearing. His clear and direct courtroom presence was key in communicating the important arguments to the judge who heard the case. His approach is realistic, no nonsense and no drama. Mike obtained the results I had targeted prior to the case despite an extremely tough courtroom environment. I'm certain he's the best family law specialist available to Tulare and Kings County residents.
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2014
Articulate, Knowledgeable, Confident
What I liked most about Mike was his knowledge and confidence in providing the legal remedy for each situation. I appreciated his attention to detail, his skill in articulating my side of the story, and the overall professionalism of his office. They helped me get my kids out of a pernicious situation, and really bolstered my confidence to a level that in the last 3 years I have not needed their services in going to court regarding child custody/support matters.
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Posted by Robert | April 28, 2012
The Joe Montana of Attorneys
From the initial consultation to the conclusion of the case, Mr. Hatherley was an incredibly excellent lawyer. We had what I thought was an impossible case to win, but he knew exactly what to do and fought hard for us and was able to turn the case around putting us in a much more favorable position. I never thought in a million years that we would get such incredible results. Our case was a long one, in and out of court we seen many other cases and I am telling you this now... you will not find a better family law attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2009
Michael Hatherley, is without a doubt a rarity in his field. I am not a person that easily hands out recommendations, in fact, I'm hard to impress and maybe even harder to work with. When I first met Michael, I was reluctant. Maybe, because of his age (at the time he was a lawyer just about 5 years into the business). I challenged everything about him, his knowledge, experience, life-experience...tolerance. I wanted the "best" and expected the "best", afterall I was placing my life and my children's life in his hands. It was the start of a very tumultous & drawn out child custody battle that many people, especially my family, felt I was losing. And I did, but not in the end. It takes a very skilled and dedicated Attorney to "turn things around". Michael is the only Attorney I've come across in the past 3 yrs that can truly do that. He is capable; Resilient; Firm to the truth. I fully attest to the abilities of MHH as an Attorney-intuitive, quick-witted & EXTREMELY COMPETENT.
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  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

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Visalia Litigation Lawyer Michael Hammond Hatherley
Michael Hammond Hatherley
Litigation Attorney
Visalia, CA
Licensed for 22 years