Posted by Scott
After hiring two other divorce lawyers during a hostile two-year divorce proceeding I was happy to have discovered Mark. Mark was able to provide me more information and expertise in one long 3-hour initial consultation than the first lawyer had in an entire year. The second lawyer was all talk and no follow through. When I hired Mark in the middle of my divorce, he got right to work, getting up to speed with my case, being proactive in my case, and dealing with opposing counsel in an effective professional manner. Important to me was that he really listened to my concerns and, I felt, he actually understood quickly the nuances and details of my situation that I expressed to him.
Further, Mark had an in depth knowledge of the court, judges, procedures, strategies, custody evaluators, and a good sense of many of the biases and tendencies of these various players in the family law system. Mark was able to effectively help get my case settled in what was a contentious divorce with a hostile and difficult opposing spouse. I was glad and grateful to have Mark on my side giving me legal support and advocacy during a difficult process and time in my life.
Without reservation, I highly recommend Mark to anyone looking to hire a superb, experienced, hard-working family law lawyer.
Posted by Eric
Mark took over my case from another Portland lawyer. My previous lawyer was difficult to reach and reactionary when she was engaged in my case. Mark knew how to properly move my case along without unnecessary escalation. Mark is a very personable and professional lawyer. I would highly recommend him for divorce disputes.
Posted by Dawn
I hired Mark by referral. I was terrified of this process but knew it was the route I needed to take for my custody situation.
Mark instantly made me feel at ease and most importantly was honest with me about my options. He gave me reasonable expectations which wasn't always what I wanted to hear but needed to hear and I appreciate that more than he will know. Mark isn't about making money, he's about doing what's right and fair. He's ethical. He's caring and supportive. On top of all of that, he's professional and he knows the law. I always felt extremely secure knowing he was taking care of my case.
Bottom line, he has my highest recommendation.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Barzda represented me during a years-long series of legal actions. First, in a fairly straightforward divorce with custodial issues, then in two different emergency parenting time / motion to modify proceedings. In every instance Mr. Barzda was thorough, dedicated, professional, and as strong an advocate as a client could hope for. His client communication is first rate; he is able to distill complicated procedures and issues to their essence and offer informed counsel. I wouldn't hesitate to retain his services again or seek his advice regarding any family law matter. A client who hires Mr. Barzda is certain to have the best possible representation available.
Posted by anonymous
I had a very complicated case. I was very emotional and often did not have the energy to advocate for myself. Mark pushed me to do what needed to be done firmly but with compassion, even for my ex. He was very helpful in the most difficult time in my life. I didn't want to ruin my ex, but he made sure I stood up for myself and got what I deserved. He's a great ally during the hardest thing you may ever have to do.
Posted by anonymous
I had hired Mr. Barzda after previously working with four (4) divorce attorneys and not getting anywhere in my case and loosing in court hearings. After taking my complicated and messy divorce case, Mr. Barzda gave full attention to my case, turned things around and managed to end my divorce successfully for me. I find Mr. Barzda to be extremely detail oriented, very knowledgeable in divorce law, hard-working, smart with great communications skills, and, most importantly, with good heart. He is an excellent negotiator and mediator, but, if needed, he is a great trial attorney, as well. He truly worked in MY BEST INTERESTS!!! I can't thank him enough. I will highly recommend him to anybody with simple or complicated divorce case.