Posted by Hannah
Michele was absolutely wonderful. I'm so glad we were able to work with her for our daughter's adoption. There were some factors in our case that made our adoption atypical (as if any adoption is typical!), but Michele was knowledgeable and always went the extra mile to make sure everything was exactly the way it needed to be to make the process as smooth as possible. And she was always a phone call away with anything we needed. She made the legal side of adoption simple for us! It was such an enormous weight off our shoulders amidst all the emotions and uncertainty of the process. Additionally she was just a kind, compassionate person, and she gave us excellent advice on ways to best handle and move forward with the open, kinship nature of our adoption. We highly, highly recommend her! Her expertise is excellent, she is professional, and a wonderful person to work with! We're so glad she is a part of the beginning of our daughter's story.
Posted by Austin
Michele helped us navigate through a very tricky adoption involving 3 states and 2 CPS investigations and adoption subsidy. Our adoption was so long and drawn out that we thought it would never finalize. Michele made this process so much easier and much smoother. If you are looking for an attorney who will make things move quickly and smoothly she is the one for you.
Posted by Allison
We hired Michele as our attorney for an out of state adoption. Michele was very helpful, positive, knowledgeable, and did a great job keeping us informed throughout the process. She worked well with the attorney from the state where our baby was born and seemed to really care about how we were doing during the whole adoption process. Our adoption was recently finalized and we couldn't be happier. Michele is an excellent attorney and we would not hesitate to hire her again. Her rates are more than fair and she was always there for us when we had any questions or concerns.
Posted by anonymous
We hired Michele for a readoption proceeding in Washington state court following an international adoption. She was everything you'd want in an attorney--thorough, client-focused, and very knowledgeable about the relevant law and local court. The process could not have gone more smoothly, and we'll use her again if a similar need ever comes up.
Posted by David
Michele helped us in a complicated year long adoption. Whenever we had questions or just needed to be reassured that everything was okay she answered her phone or email right away and put our minds at ease. She was definitely the key to making our dreams become a reality. If we ever adopt again, we will definitely hire her again.
Posted by Jennifer
Michele took on my very volatile and frustrating case with compassion and determination. What we needed in order to terminate my infant child’s biological father’s rights was a unique situation never tried in Pierce County before. The details would make little to no sense to someone not in my very particular situation so I will spare you those. However, regardless of the idiosyncratic nature of my case, Michele was confident in every choice she helped us make and steered us through the hoops of court the whole way, even dealing with difficult opposing counsel/respondent with great result, garnering us the intra-family second parent adoption/termination of rights we sought. The judge even commended our ability to utilize the court system to the best interest of the child in such a new and unique way. That was all Michele’s idea all the way! She was able to help us gain the finalization in less than a year. In all honesty, she helped save my daughter’s life. My family and I will be forever grateful for the personal touch and kindness she brought to us during the most chaotic and scary time of our lives. She truly was a blessing for us. Besides being a phenomenal attorney in her area, she is incredibly fairly priced and honest to boot. I hope you enjoy having Michele as your attorney as much as we did. You can’t go wrong in this choice.
Posted by Sarai
We recently hired Michele Hinz to represent our family in a step-parent adoption. When I first started the process of researching lawyers I was very discouraged. Many attorneys wouldn't take on my case because there were too many unknowns or they said it was too complicated, or I didn't get call backs, etc. when I called Michele it was a completely different experience.
For starters, she answered her phone. It wasn't a secretary, or paralegal, it was her. It felt very personable. She took the time to hear my story from the beginning and help me understand what would be needed from me to move forward. She explained with lots of patience all the bumps in the road we might face but was very helpful and clear of how we could handle them step by step. Her communication was very prompt, clear, and professional. She made things easy to understand and made all the paperwork manageable. She answered emails, phone calls, and text promptly and efficiently. She always kept us updated on the latest developments and always in the loop of what she was doing. She was very clear with the financial aspect as well which I very much appreciated. The transparency is what made me sure I wanted to hire her because I knew I could trust her.
When it was all said and done we couldn't have asked for a better experience and outcome. I would highly recommend her. She is smart, sharp, knowledgeable, and most importantly, she can be trusted.
Posted by Lyle
Michele was excellent to work with and very professional. I would recommend her anytime and she would be the first person I would call if services in here field were ever needed again. She was very helpful and had great advice for me during my case. Her years of experience show in the quality of work she provides.
Posted by Ryan
Not only would I recommend Michele, I want to adopt from Washington again just to get to work with her! Our experience was fantastic! She is detailed and responsive, answers her phone or text even late at night. She is well-connected and those relationshipships certainly helped move our adoption through the process smoother. She even coached me through a couple of tough times when I needed to bounce my frustrations off someone who could return a voice of reason, and she did just that. Lastly, she truly cares about the work she does and the clients she helps. She has gone beyond the call of duty and provided some in-person attention to our birthmother when we needed help, even after our case was closed. I will gladly talk with anyone that is considering hiring Michele. I'll give you an honest answer to any question you have about our experience. Michele has our number, just ask for Ryan from California.
Posted by Matt
After trying to adopt my Stepdaughter by doing the paperwork myself, I quickly found that I was in over my head. The home study guy I used suggested I give Michele a call. I'm so glad I did. Michele got everything together in fairly short period of time. Gave me options at every intersection and with her experience, we made decisions that culminated in success.
There where issues with our case that made it a little more than the run of the mill adoption. International players, legal issues etc.....Michele was a fantastic navigator and proved herself to be a true professional and an expert in her field.
Thanks so much Michele, you helped us complete our family and we can't thank you enough.