A Portland attorney I had hired in 1994 to handle a personal business matter referred me to Michelle because he didn't deal with clients who are attempting to collect bad debts of a personal nature.
Initially, I found Michelle to be very well spoken and very approachable. By the time the case was "wrapped up", I still felt very positive about the fact that I had hired her.
Unfortunately, and Michelle advised me of this possibility at the very beginning of my pursuit for justice, I did not receive the justice I was seeking. This was not because of anything Michelle did or neglected to do. It was simply a matter of me not having done my due diligence with someone I thought was a friend in good financial standing in the community. Had I not assumed that this personal loan would not be a problem and had I done some basic verification about this person's ability to repay a debt, I would have saved an awful lot of money, not to mention also attorney fees (which were actually quite reasonable).
So, although I'm unhappy with the outcome, I want to be clear that I am very satisfied with the work Michelle did for me. There was communication, advice given when it was sought, as well as explanations of what the law is and how it is applied in Oregon, etc.
This was a very tough and expensive lesson in my life but a lesson I believe I will never forget.
If I ever had another legal issue over a bad debt, however, I would not hesitate to contact Michelle at the first sign of trouble.