Posted by Kevin
I hired Marc in May for a minor DUI and I couldn't have made a better decision! At the first meeting, Mark was very willing to listen to what I had to say along with any questions I had concerning what was going to happen in my case as well as being straight forward in a polite and respectful way. Mark was there every step of the way through the initial court date through the final plea bargain and I really appreciated everything he's done for me as he got my DUI down to reckless driving in the second degree which is a huge and amazing deal. I'm forever greatful of Mr. Chmelewski and all he did for me in my case as it brought life changing results. In addition to being professional, Mark is also a good person who will make conversation with you regarding things other than the case after your meeting concludes if you wish to engage in conversation. If you have any hesitations regarding hiring Mr. Chmelewski, put those aside because he is the right man for the job!
Posted by a client
Mark was absolutely wonderful to me, explaining things in depth and sensitive to the stressful situation that I had put myself in. He has a comprehensive understanding of the justice system and knows how to navigate what I came to experience as a system of Byzantine complexity. He does not sugarcoat or set you up for false expectations in any way, and I would strongly recommend anyone who hires him to follow his instructions to the letter, as that will make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. No one wants to be in a situation where they are hiring a lawyer for a criminal offense, but you couldn't ask for a more professional, caring, and knowledgable individual to be on your side. And if you find yourself needing fantastic representation, you simply can't do better. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Posted by Holly
I hired Mark Chmelewski to help me fight off a DUI and was really impressed by him. He was confident but realistic; he had a lot of experience with similar offenses and was easy to talk to about what to expect throughout the process. Chmelewski did a really good job at communicating with me and making sure I understood what was happening by meeting with me before and after court. There was no doubt in my mind that he was on my side and was doing everything he could to reduce my charge. Chmelewski is an attorney that I will recommend to anyone in need of legal help, he was professional and extremely helpful during a time that I really needed guidance.
Posted by Danielle
Mr. Chmelewski was the most helpful attorney I could have asked for. Upon receiving my ticket, I initially called around to speak with various attorneys and knew by his experience and helpfulness that he would be the right guy. Going through this stressful experience, Mr. Chmelewski continued to keep me reassured and confident as well as continued to work extremely hard to get the best possible outcome for me. Without him, I honestly do not think I would have had the outcome I did. Thank you for your kindness and helpfulness along the way. I appreciate it.
Posted by ceakins
Fact: My speeding ticket case was lost, and I'm still having to pay a fine. Never sent me any paperwork to sign, just said to send him a check for his fee's and copy of ticket. (I have never had a lawyer do this, should have been my first clue.)
In my opinion this is the most unprofessional lawyer I've ever dealt with. I was upset with the verdict and called him today, not expecting to get anyone but to leave a voicemail for a call back, he answered. Yes I was upset, yes I could have probably handled it better, but he was also aggressive and did nothing to deescalate it. I told him fine enjoy your AVVO rating, he responded with is that a threat? I said no, it's a fact, I'm going to rate you. Then he comes back with "Does the baby want his money back?" I said sure, then he goes off into a diatribe about criminal blackmail. At no point did I threaten him with the rating in lieu of a refund. In fact I wasn't expecting one. But if someone asks me if I want a refund, I'm going to say yes, he still would have been rated. I'll be asking for transcripts or video of the court proceedings, along with now filing a bar complaint for his ludicrous behavior, and depending on what I see in transcripts or video I'll weigh my next options.
Posted by a client
My family, friends, employers and myself thank you! With your help Mr. Chmelewski, I am able to continue my life as a father, friend and productive person of society. Mr Chmelewski was able to argue my 14 year old misdemeanor charge that was looking to put me in jail for a minimum 60 days and up to 394, he kept me out! I cannot thank him enough! He was affordable and personable. I don't believe the outcome would have been the same with any other representation.
Posted by Jeremy
Mark did a great job handling my case. He was always available and kept me informed of what was going on and what things I needed to take responsibility for. Professional, courteous, told the facts and didn't promise anything that wasn't possible.
Posted by Sheryl
Mark helped me when another lawyer had already taken my money and screwed me over. He seemed knowledgeable and actually cared. He spent time listening to me, and was EXTREEMLY helpfull. I would reccamend mark.
Posted by Maureen
I hired Mark on behalf of my nephew who had been charged with "racing" which elevated the offense from a traffic violation to a criminal offense. This was the first time he had ever been in trouble - a split second lapse in judgement and it could have had lifetime consequences. We knew we needed help navigating this situation. Since none of our family members live in the area (my nephew was in Ellensburg studying at CWU), I did some research and found Mark. From the start he was very responsive, professional and answered all of our questions. He explained the charges, the potential outcomes, and how he would proceed in representing my nephew. Mark kept us informed throughout the process. He was able to get the charges reduced to a traffic matter, eliminating any loss of license, jail time, criminal record, etc. It has been a huge lesson learned for my nephew but, with Mark's expert help, it will not haunt my nephew for the rest of his life. We are very thankful for his assistance and would recommend him highly.
Posted by Pat
I recieved a speeding ticket in Sept. just before I was leaving the state for a new job assisgnment. I read a couple of reviews and contacted Mark to help me with this matter....My court date was the first week of Nov and when I recieved the info on the outcome of my ticket, I thought to myself, "Oh this is the best news I have had all day". I appreciate Mark's efforts and the ticket was dismissed. It was far more than I expected and I truly appreciate it.