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  • The attorney my Ex wishes he hired.

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Cara

    Mr. MacKenzie represented me through my divorce, like most people going through a divorce, it was a very difficult time for me. Mr. MacKenzie was patient and explained everything in detail. He listened to my concerns and was honest with me about what to expect. Mr. MacKenzie and his staff were available to assist me with all my questions even following the settlement of my divorce. With the help of Mr. MacKenzie I have what I consider the ideal custody order. My ex-husband and I co-parent in a healthy way and I receive the financial support that is reasonable for my situation I am so grateful for the help and guidance I received from Mr. MacKenzie and would strongly recommend him to my friends and family. My ex-husband even supports this recommendation.

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  • Beware, initially you think Mr. Stuart MacKenzie is your advocate but midway he's checked out to new cases

    1.0 star

    Anonymous review posted on

    Mr. Stuart MacKenzie started off as seemingly trustworthy, intelligent, competent attorney. Around midway through my divorce process he and his paralegals would repeatedly "drop the ball" many times with important issues related to my marital settlement issues and final judgement too. Frankly, around midway of my divorce process he appeared to lose all interest in my case while admittedly taking on more new cases and being very busy now and almost "checked out" of my case before it finished. Mr. MacKenzie and his incompetent paralegal would consistently miss costly and important/critical issues/details to my case which ultimately negatively effected my final divorce judgement. Once Mr. MacKenzie's law firm got busier with newer cases he was no longer representing my best interest but preferred to quickly close my case and/or he would repeatedly yield to the ex spouse's demands even when I told Mr. MacKenzie to ignore the ex spouse's inappropriateness. In any case, Mr. MacKenzie was focused on building more cases for his law firm by compromising my case with his incompetent paralegal or he'd repeatedly rush to close my case with not much forethought and certainly not representing my best interest --much like a "don't care and moving on to the next case" message to me. Sadly, immediately after my final Judgement Mr. MacKenzie would not be available to me to discuss my final Jugement for clarifications, interpretation, general guidance and next steps. I felt like Mr. MacKenzie deliberately left me in the dust immediately post Judgement or he'd repeatedly pass me on to his incompetent Paralegal who was literally useless and consistently error prone on so many costly motions, declarations due to lack of knowledge & lack of experience. I would not recommend Stuart MacKenzie now that I know how he fully operates from start to finish and beyond. Sadly, I should have trusted my gut and fired this attorney before my final judgement. It's a lesson learned and not to be repeated again!

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    Stuart I MacKenzie’s response: “I have discussed the complaints made by this anonymous complainant with everyone in the office. Not only are we unable to identify this person in order to review his or her file, but none of us believes the allegations made actually occurred. It is not unusual for a dissatisfied party in any legal case to hold someone else responsible for an outcome they do not like. I take great pride in my professionalism and, in fact, have had Judges make referrals to our office and have also received calls from out-of-area attorneys who ask me questions about the procedures of the Court and about the Judges. I would never “yield” to the other spouse’s demands over the needs of my clients, do not “miss critical issues,” and tell every client when their case has completed that they can call me post-Judgment with any questions and will not be charged for such calls. Lastly, our paralegal is anything but incompetent and, in fact, completed her certificate at Cal State East Bay. She is actually very very good at what she does. She would not be working in our office if she did not now what she were doing as I would become aware of that fact very quickly. Stuart I. MacKenzie”
  • Great Attorney

    5.0 stars

    Anonymous review posted on

    You are lucky If you are reading my comment even you are unfortunate like me that have to face the divorce. He really made me feel like God opens the window in my life.
    Mr. Mackenzie helped his associate started my case, so neat. He even didn't raise up the attorney fee at the time i switched to him.
    1. Experienced.
    2. Professional.
    3. Very clear monthly statement. I have never got over charged $1 extra. (no exaggeration!)
    4. Never do anything extra/unnecessary which have saved me lot of money.
    5. Never missed anything either.
    6. Most important of representing, always on my side and tried very hard.
    7. Always keep me informed.
    8. Very nice staffs in the office.
    What else a divorce person can expect from his/her attorney?

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  • Reliable and Helpful

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    Anonymous review posted on

    When I first came to Stuart I was in a very difficult situation, leaving a violent relationship. He has helped me with getting a restraining order, and we just finalized the divorce and custody case and I got everything that I was hoping for and more. Stuart helped me to find my voice in the court system so that the judge, mediator, and everyone else I had to deal with actually HEARD me and what I had been going through. There were a lot of lies told about me by my ex and he was also trying to deny a lot of what had happened, however, Stuart helped me stand strong through all of that and we ended up completely successful. Thanks Stuart! I also wanted to thank his office staff who were a great help through the entire process as well.

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  • Stuart MacKenzie is sharp, very knowledgeable, and he is a man of integrity. He will look out for your best interest.

    5.0 stars

    Anonymous review posted on

    Stuart MacKenzie is a man of integrity. He is honest, trustworthy, very knowledgeable, very sharp and "doesn't miss a beat" with pertinent details/issues. Without a doubt and based on my experience so far, I would highly recommend Stuart MacKenzie, He will advocate for you and fully represent you as a partner in your own divorce case.

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  • Handling my divorce

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Robert

    Stuart was recommended to me by a good friend, he handled my case, which was difficult, very well. .

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  • unprofessional and irresponsible

    1.0 star

    Anonymous review posted on

    Stuart was my divorce lawyer for about 10 months. He is irresponsible and unprofessional. He was asking the same questions in the trial court(8 months later) that I have told him in the 1st time we meet. He was obviously not prepared good to my case while he charged me huge lawyer fee.

    My marriage was short term and has simple property division problem. He did not understand the key points. He is not good in algebra calculations with several numbers.He was interrupted by my ex wife's lawyer in the court for not saying the key points. Even I agreed that his arguments were irrelevant. The judge was correcting his knowledge of the facts of my case in the trial.He was chatting with my ex wife's lawyer about Christmas traveling plan while ignoring my request to double check an obvious calculation error of $2000.00 with several numbers.

    Due to my language problem. He asked me to sign an agreement about lawyer fee treated as lien. Be aware of this.

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    Stuart I MacKenzie’s response: “I am always sorry to see a former client not completely satisfied with our services. I was the third attorney on the this case and there was never any critique of my services during my 10 months of representation (including a multi-day trial) - this comment was only posted within a day of our office moving to collect an outstanding bill against the client's share of the Judgment. This is the "lien" the client refers to which is set out in our fee agreement and which is always explained before the fee agreement is signed. Additionally, our office has been told numerous times that our fees are reasonable compared to other attorneys and, in fact, our total fees in a case are usually less than what the other party incurred. We also provide detailed bills each month and encourage our clients to ask us if they have a question about a particular charge.”
  • Staurt MacKenzie

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Amy

    Stuart MacKenzie has been my lawyer for 6 years. I have been in a long divorce, mostly struggling to collect Child Support. He has been very caring and supportive and is able to present the case very clearly. What I like best about him is his willingness to allow me to do a lot of the investigative work myself, which is what I like to do, and then he puts it all together in a format that can be presented in Court. He is very experienced at what he does yet he is still one of the more reasonably priced Lawyers around. Great combination of nice person and sharp Lawyer.

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  • Honest, trustworthy and dedicated

    5.0 stars

    Posted by DM

    Mr. MacKenzie and his staff are extremely knowledgeable, friendly and prompt in the services rendered in my child custody case thus far.

    My experience with Mr. MacKenzie has also been very professional, yet down-to-earth when he explains complex legal details that have really made my first legal process a smooth one.

    I would very much recommend him to anyone seeking a well-balanced and experienced attorney who is willing to get the facts about a child custody case "straight" and honest. Keep up the great work!

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  • Stuart Went above and Beyond for years for me

    5.0 stars

    Posted by cimrdutt

    Stuart Mackenzie handled my child custody case for years, I was not only trusting in him but confident that he would do everything he said, and he did. If it was not for Stuart MacKenzie handling my case and knowing how and what needed to be done I dont think I would have been able to get threw the court process. I would recommend him to every and anyone

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