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Michael W. Aitken

Family Attorney

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Mike

  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 15 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 19 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

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My prior work history has prepared me well for life as a solo practitioner.  Following law school, I worked for three years at a small, general practice firm in Lancaster that focused on real estate, land use and development.  Thereafter, I practiced in and around Philadelphia with various defense firms representing insurance carriers, Fortune 500 companies, and municipalities.  I am very excited to be a solo.

 

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Posted by Maureen | November 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely helpful through a long process!
Guided us through a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure that took a long time and had many obstacles including finding a notary and two witnesses during the pandemic lockdown. Very patient with lots of questions, and persevered through all obstacles to bring about desired result. Very happy with his efforts and responsiveness.
Posted by Denise | August 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I made the right choice
I remember the day I walked in to his office and I handed him a huge file of my records that I had been keeping for years. He immediately made us feel comfortable and confident about his efforts in solving our problem. I was calling him constantly with questions and he always promptly called me back. He always made me feel that what I had to ask him was the most important matter of his day. Attorney Aitken is professional and friendly. Pleasure to deal with him. I knew I made the right choice. He certainly knows the law and how to fight on our behalfl. I felt his fee was very fair and considering all the work he did for us, probably more than fair. I would absolutely recommend him.
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Posted by Hank | April 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Straight talk, easy to deal with
Mike was a pleasure to work with! I had started off with a different lawyer to help me with a problem and quickly found out he was “padding and milking” the situation to increase my bill. Mike was very straight forward in defining the problem and outline what had to be done and laying out the legal path. The problem progressed as expected and I, with Mike’s advice, responded as planned. When the inevitable glitches occurred, I was able to pick from a number of options as outlined by Mike eventually leading to a desirable outcome. The big plus was that I felt in control, and did not feel like I was being led thru a mine field with blinders on. His fees were very reasonable.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true professional.
Michael worked with us through an issue where our mortgage company had been blatantly violating the law and had no remorse regarding their actions. Michael made a difficult situation easier and handled all aspects of the case with care and diligence as the mortgage company was extremely hard to work with and was able to help us find a satisfactory resolution to the issues.
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Posted by Ruth | January 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST!!!
Michael came to my rescue when I was on the verge of losing everything. Of course, when one is at such a point, things are going badly all around, and everything just looks terrifyingly hopeless. Michael saved my sanity, got the situation stable, and stayed by my side throughout the entire process. He was responsive and caring, as well as obviously good at what he does!! I simply cannot express my full gratitude to him; and I absolutely urge you to give him a call if you need legal assistance.
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Posted by Ara | July 11, 2014
Great lawyer
I found Mr. Aitken when I posted a question on this side regarding a custody matter. He was very helpful, knowledgeable and answered all of my questions like I was family. I was so impressed that I hired him to handle my custody case, and it was the best decision I could have made! The mother of my kids has mental health issues, but her family has money and she was able to hire a top lawyer that has written books, maintains a blog on the Huffington Post and would bring a team of attorneys to the hearings, which was intimidating. Mr. Aitken answered all of my questions, gave me sound advice, was willing to work around my schedule (stayed late and met on the weekends) and kept me informed of all that was going on with my case. With Mr. Aitken's assistance I was able to get sole physical and legal custody and ensure that my children were not further subjected to the horrible conditions that they had with their mother. I would not have been able to do this on my own or with a lesser attorney. Mr. Aitken was always prepared, did not back down from the aggressive attorneys that we were facing and was professional at all times. If you are looking for an attorney, do yourself a favor and at least talk to Mr. Aitken, I am sure you will come to the same conclusion as me and hire this attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 240-240 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Thomas J. Wagner
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Siana, Bellwoar & McAndrew, LLP
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Lavin O'Neil Ricci Cedrone & Di Sipio
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Morgan, Hallgren, Crosswell & Kane, P.C.
  • 2004 - 2007
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Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Syracuse University - Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs
  • Master of Arts
  • 2004
  • Elizabethtown College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Associations

  • Delaware County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Delaware County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in Pennsylvania
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono
  • Delaware County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono Representation
  • Delaware County Bar Association
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Basics
  • Moderator
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (39)
Given (56)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael and I worked together on a matter and he did a great job for our client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Aitken is an excellent advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate recommending him to any person in need."
Foreclosure Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Aitken is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Michael is an outstanding criminal attorney. Highly recommended!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Aitken. Very experienced and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer strives to get the best results for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An incredible reputation with peers and clients alike"
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top notch attorney, who provides excellent legal service and successful representation. I happily endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He had provided an Outstanding analysis and answers on several issues. that I have taken note of."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Aitken spends a significant amount of time answering questions in the Avvo forum. His answers show a clear understanding and knowledge of the law. I would recommend him."
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