5.0 stars 23 totalReview Michael Chin
Posted by Helene
I was in a 17yr marriage after my husband had a 7yr affair and told me about it when our son was 3 months old! He served me papers I tried to work on it as I believed in marriage and not divorce! We seperated I moved out with my son and called Michael knowing I didn't have the money but I borrowed money and Michael worked with me, what a great guy! Michael is a great lawyer I would highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous
For over a year I was going through a rough custody battle that included child support being addressed as well. I was having such a horrible time before retaining Michael Chin. It seemed as though the courts were against me. It believed everything the other party said, without evidence to his claims etc. Court date after court date, accusations, and the calling out from work became all too much (you all know how it goes *sign*). I just about gave up and almost settled for a 50/50 schedule (even though that would not in the best interest of the child) and then my mother came across Michael Chin on the internet. She suggested I get in touch with him. We reached out to the email provided and were immediately in contact with him over the phone. He told me right away that he could not guarantee anything, but that he would be more than happy to sit down to see what my options were at this point. I was only about 2 months away from trial at the time that I first went to see him during a consultation. There wasn't much time for him to work with; he had to wrap his head around what has happened in over a years worth of court proceedings and understand why I was where I was when I was seeking his assistance. He listened, asked questions, made notes, and then asked what it was that I was looking for, what was the outcome that I would like to see? It seemed like everything I wanted was not going to be achievable. But still, he listened, offered his advice, and we sat down and discussed the rate. This made budgeting and payment arrangements very doable and I didn't feel like there was anything being kept from me at any point during his representation; no surprises, no exceptions, just everything laid right in front of your face. All paperwork, communication, court document received, Micheal kept me informed through the entire process (which is awesome, considering that I have labeled myself a bit of a control freak - but aren't we all?). Another bonus, that is entirely different than any other attorney that I've consulted with, is that communication via email, phone calls and text message are not billed because he doesn't want you to feel pressured about money to talk to the person that is representing you in a case that is so important to your future and your life. I think that is a very respectable and caring thing that Michael does for his clients. I also liked the fact that if Michael was in court with another client I could easily get in touch with Elyse, his paralegal (shout out to Elyse, she's awesome! Very professional, punctual and nice). Everything was always very organized and done in a timely manner. At trial I was extremely nervous, but Michael did all the talking and assured me that he would present everything needed to be known for determining what would be the best interest of my child. He knows the rules of a court room extremely well and I felt like I was in great hands during the trial process. He took a very respectful approach but also would stand up and be assertive when needed. This was very effective because not only did I get all that I envisioned for my child... but more! I was so discouraged before I sought Michael's representation but now my life is looking more positive and less stressful. My child is also happier with a set schedule and more stability to rely on with a fair parenting plan. I will definitely keep in contact with Michael and would retain him again, without a doubt, if I ever needed to again. I would recommend him to any one that's at any stage in the process of a custody battle, either the beginning, the middle, or towards the end at trial or even for modifications. I would recommend retaining this service to alleviate your stress levels and help you manage this tough area of law and at the same time educating you on the process as well. Great attorney, great guy! Thank you again Michael for all of your advice and guidance though my case.
Posted by Courtney
Michael took on my difficult divorce just a week before the trial. He extremely effective and got me everything I wanted, and was very reasonable with his fee. He made a very stressful situation tolerable and put me and my family at ease. I definitely recommend Michael and will hire him again for any legal needs I have in the future. A++
Posted by Chelsea Cane
I have never had to hire an attorney before I decided to divorce my controlling husband of 10 years. I needed a voice to speak authority for me. Mr. Chin was that attorney! He listened, was knowledgeable without hesitation and keenly thorough in all his advice and what needed to be done to settle the divorce. He took it further to the end, by making sure I was taken care of and left in a better spot than when I tearfully came to him for help. He is a man of good upbringing and impliments those traits in his work. I cant thank Mr Chin, his hardworking staff, and his whole team enough for the support and help, they went to, in order to complete my case! My children and I are certainly on the road for a brighter future as a result!
I would highly recommend Michael Chin as an attorney. He won Top 10 Attorney award for 2016, third generation established in the community, esteemed by collegues, fair and honest, and his rates are affordable.
Thanks again Michael Chin, and support staff!
Posted by Brendan Wold
I want to express my gratitude for Michael Chin representing me in a very nasty custody/visitation battle my ex wife blasted me with recently. After contacting Mr. Chin online 2 days after being served with the notice from my ex's lawyer, Mr. Chin had no problem representing my case. My ex wife had written a book of false accusations and horrendous things about me to try and take my two boys away from me permanently but with Mr. Chin's guidance and hard work on my case, we won in court.
I highly recommend Chin's Legal Group for any Family Law issues. He's gained my vote and I pray I never need his services again but if I did, I'd hire him as my Lawyer without a doubt.
I give Chin Legal Group an A++++
Posted by Josue Pena
I'm very satisfied with my case outcome and that's due to Michael's hard work and he's passion for his field of work. When I first started this process I hired a different attorney that did nothing but move paperwork work and seem to not really care about the outcome as long as he got paid. Michael on the other hand pays attention to details, reliable and passionate. I would recommend him to anyone that is dealing with a DUI case. Words cannot explain how thankful I am for his work ethic.
Posted by Vera
My Relocation case has been successfully closed!
I filled my Relocation case in good faith in 60 days before I planned to move with my 12-year-old son to Chicago. I filled all necessary documents with the court including a motion to allow Temporary Relocation with Children before the trial. It happened that court denied my motion and put me to a position without any good options but violate the order and move without court permission. Michael consulted me and we discussed all possible options, outcomes, and consequences. I made a decision to move with my child because I didn't have any other option. I couldn't stay in WA and I couldn't move without my child either. Michael started to prepare all documents for the trial. Luckily Michael was able to settle with the other party through mediation about my relocation and was able to keep me out of contempt! In this case, Michael Chin did everything to turn around my situation to my favor: I am now permitted to relocate with the child, I am able to keep my custody, and I am not in contempt.
Last but not list important I didn't have to be involved in this process emotionally, Michael did what needs to be done in a professional manner representing my interests and protecting my rights. Also, he charged me fairly for his work, he always was in touch and available for me if I needed an advice. I am grateful to him and his office assistant and paralegal for all the work they have done! It was a great pleasure to work with you, Michael! I highly recommend hiring Michael Chin. (for good people only)
Posted by Clent and Brittany
If it was possible to even give more then 5 stars I would!!!! From the very start, searched for a family law lawyer in the Snohomish county area, googled Michael and made the call. Knowing that this case was going to be rough my husband and I set up the FREE consultation. From the start we knew, that Michael knew what he was talking about, from the way he listened and was able to explain how the law applied to our case. This was a back and fourth case for my husband, and definitely a headache of a case. Michael handled our case with extreme care, truthfully as if it was his own. I would spend every dime 10x over for Michael without a blink. We had a high litigation mediation, where Michael was able to get a 60/40 split parenting time!!! Which is more then we even expected. Then a back and fourth with dealing with a woman that just continued to make any attempt to keep the child away! Michael never gave up and kept supporting us and doing what he does best!!! Knowing the law and proceeding with the best representation that you can ask for. He doesn't just treat you like your another case, or more $$$, he genuinely cares about his clients. I would recommend Michael to ANYONE and EVERYONE. I have never slept so good knowing that he is on our side. I truly cant speak for others but I would say I feel sorry for whoever goes up against him, HE IS A TRUE work of MAGIC in court!!!
Posted by Rikki
It is my pleasure to write this letter of reference for my attorney, Mr. Michael Chin. Mr. Chin represented me in my modification of an existing parenting plan, which is a complex and difficult thing to navigate and get changed.
I began the search on google, looking for a local attorney to assist me in modifying my parenting plan.
As I spoke to several attorney’s they told me their retainer fee and concluded the conversation by stating once I have that in full we can discuss the details of your case.
I then reached Michael Chin. He took his time with me on the phone, never once made me feel rushed. He asked me a few questions to better determine if he could assist me. I know he heard desperation in my voice. I inquired about the retainer, as I thought it was strange he hadn’t mentioned it. As we discussed it he told me he understood my situation and would be willing to work with me to make payment arrangements based on my pay schedule.
I met with him soon after. My mind was made up from the rapport over the phone that he was the man for the job.
He worked with me in pain-steaking-detail and built what was not “my” case, but in no uncertain terms, “our case”. He was on my team. He had my back! I felt such relief, after all, these were my kids we were fighting for.
I knew this was going to be the hardest fright of my life, and he walked me through every step. I think sometimes he was just as much a therapist as a lawyer, showing compassion and attention to every need I had in the process.
After being served, my ex-husband approached me to settle out of court. Michael had done his job so well that the other party didn’t want to take a chance in court. Michael spent more time, emails, and made more calls to mediate and work with the other party to get the matter resolved. I took Mr. Chin’s advice and he assured me that settling was a win win. Had my case gone to trial, he stood to make a lot more money from me. His singular focus was what was in my best interest and that never wavered. Even to his detriment, he fought for my kids and I with determination and ethics.
The entire process was six months. I often spoke to Mr. Chin multiple times a day, and often late into the evening. Despite the time, he always assisted me and treated me with respect.
From the first phone call Michael was professional, patient & helpful. His execution of time sensitive documents was proficient & timely. Mr. Chin kept open and ongoing communication throughout the process. If I could, I would refer everyone I know to Michael Chin as I know the greatest compliment is a referral. I can’t express how grateful I am to have had him in my corner and the resolution we reached was a result of his hard work and dedication for his client.
Posted by Mike
Mike Chin was my representation while I went through a custody battle.
I had a tough case and he saw it through. See, I am a father Washington State. We had significant amount of evidence showing It was clearly in my son's best interest for him to be residing with me. Even with the GAL 100 percent against me, Mike saw all that I had to walk through and stuck by me and my family until the end.
My wife and i will recommend Mike Chin and the Chin family to anybody and everybody we meet. They will continue to be our family attorneys if ever needed in the future.
Thank you for helping me give my son the best chance in life. I have no doubt that he will have a great life now. I will always be thankful!