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By: Isabelle M.
Haney Law Office
Mr. Troy Haney is an excellent attorney! Very professional, with tremendous negotiation skills and a A + team!He took on my case after many refusal of others experienced attorneys. I can be a difficult person to deal with because I am very detailed oriented and like to surround myself with efficient yet respectuous and compassionate individuals. He took the time to study my risky and difficult disability case under ERISA laws with no guaranty of success and explaining in details the flaws and the strengths of the case. He is fast, witty and very responsive. We communicated 90% by emails because I was out of the country and in a different time zone during the events. All my emails received a very quick response (same days to few days). He took all necessary actions to go on trial against a very powerful corporation with more than 8000 stores all over USA. After intense negotiations, he settle my case out of court with a very good outcome. I was reinstated on the company disability Plan with past due benefits! I fought with this company on my own for 3 and 1/2 years and went nowhere. All my appeals without Troy were denied. When Attorney Troy Haney accepted my case, he took only few months to achieve a complete reinstatement of my disability and past due benefits. Mr. Troy Haney is very knowledgeable of the ERISA laws and I know now, will fight, with all he got, for all employees with private disability plan who were wrongfully denied. After success, he still work for you to prevent any more difficulties. I am proud to call him my attorney. From the bottom of my heart, I will never thank Troy and Kim, his assistant, enough for all their hard and efficient work! A very satisfied customer.
By: Greg F.
Plachta Murphy & Associates, P.C.
I wanted to say thank you for all your help through our mess. We consulted a different lawyer on recommendation before coming to you and he made us feel very uneasy about our situation. You both made things very clear for us and we appreciate the time you took in explaining and sometimes re-explaining until we were contentedly "in the know" of what was going on. Beyond your legal advice your attitudes and counseling towards our case made us more comfortable, especially being first timers in anything like this. I looked forward to our meetings and conversations because the result was always a better feeling and a better understanding. I never felt grilled or uneasy about the questions you asked, and more importantly, how you asked them. Again, thank you for everything. You may not always get feedback and as a business owner I know how much it can mean. From my small experience with lawyers, you guys are different. You talk at our level and make us feel comfortable. That may seem like a small thing that you do but as a client who would rather not be dealing with a lawyer in the first place it really is a huge thing. Anyone can offer legal advice; the difference is how you do it. I look forward to working with you in the future, and will always mention our positive experience given the opportunity. Take care,Greg FeutzPresidentDDS Integration
By: Shari C.
Plachta Murphy & Associates, P.C.
Plachta, Murphy & Associates has been my legal counsel in personal and business matters. Brian Plachta walked me through the process of incorporating my small business, assisted our condo association in acquiring land for green-space, and also attended to my personal Estate Planning needs as well as Elder Care for my mother.While I have always been impressed with Brian Plachta's legal services from a business perspective, it was my meeting with him about Elder Care Law and Estate Planning that made me fully aware of why I call Attorney Plachta. While dealing with my mother’s dementia was overwhelming, Brian’s patience in explaining the financial implications of my mother's dementia and his compassion while we discussed the sensitive matter of taking over my family’s decision making was wonderful. In addition to helping me care for my parents, Brian helped me create a Will that protected my assets and my children’s best interests.I trust Brian to help me make sure my children and parents receive the very best care, my LLC is legally sound, and my neighborhood business is in order and you can too!Shari Ann CiganikProfessorAquinas College
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By: Timmons M.
Krupp Law Offices PC
Krupp Law Offices is filled with kind, intelligent, professional lawyers. I called them asking about filing for bankruptcy and expected to be ridiculed and mocked. However the lovely lady I talked to told me that she would get an attorney on the phone to help guide me through the process. The lawyer I talked to was brilliant and gave me alternative ideas and when he realized that I needed to go through the process, he got it done without ever making me feel bad. The friend who suggested this law firm to me wasn’t lying when he said that they get things done. After having mounting bills stress me out for months, I was able to breathe easier once the process was started. Especially since I was being treated as well as family with these people, never once did I feel like a deadbeat or like trash. Krupp Law Offices is a recommendation that I would make to anyone going through a hard time like Divorce or bankruptcy because these people actually give a damn about their clients. No slimy, sleazy lawyers here, these people actually care about their clients which is a refreshing change from how things are usually done with lawyers.
By: Chuck J.
Plachta Murphy & Associates, P.C.
My wife and I utilized Plachta, Murphy & Associates, P.C. when we decided to fulfill our dream of owning our own business. After researching local law firms we contacted Business Law Attorney Bryan Reeder. Bryan was extremely friendly, professional, and answered all of our questions. He even returned all of our phone calls promptly—which we really appreciate in an attorney. Bryan explained our options when deciding which form of business ownership would be best suited for us. We were astonished by his guidance with forming our LLC with such relative ease! He helped us register our business name, guided us through our proper paperwork, negotiate and execute an operating agreement, helped determine our tax obligations, and much more. We really liked the way Bryan was patient in explaining everything and how helpful he was. He even gave us some resources to help our business be as successful as possible!We would highly recommend Bryan for anyone considering starting their own business. His expertise and professionalism was second to none.
By: julie.kingdecamp
Michigan Auto Law
My husband was hit from behind by a drunk driver doing well over 100 miles per hour. My husband's life will never be the same from his injuries, specifically his traumatic brain injuries. I knew I had to find an attorney who knows what they're doing and that's why I chose Michigan Auto Law. I could see their clients are happy and that they specialize in traumatic brain injury. I found they care at Michigan Auto Law. My attorneys have been engaged in every step of the process. Our attorneys Kevin and Amy are a compassionate team. Everybody that we worked with Jeff, Joshua, Amy and Kevin and Elize. They are very helpful and professional. My husband and I were very happy with them, especially not knowing how such a lawsuit would work out. When it's all said and done, I couldn't have asked for more. We are very satisfied.
By: Richard E.
Krupp Law Offices PC
After interviewing multiple lawyers, and taking recommendations from many people, I decided to hire Krupp Law Offices. Their expertise on the law, honesty, and willing to fight to the end for me, were the determining reasons to hire them. Their knowledge of the law was evident during my mediation, and they really over-matched a highly reputable attorney that my ex had hired. Their willing to fight for you and make sure that you get the best deal. They will not make you unrealistic promises, and will not allow you to take ridiculous deals that will end up hurting you. Their fee's are very reasonable, and their representation for you is extremely dedicated. I will recommend Krupp Law Offices to anyone. Thanks for your representation during a challenging time in my life. You were great!
By: Nancy W.
Plachta Murphy & Associates, P.C.
Dear Mr. Murphy,Thank you so much for winning my Social Security Disability case. I am so glad I chose your firm and I will certainly recommend you to my friends and family. It was obvious from our first meeting that you knew what you were doing and your excellent advice and guidance helped me to get a fully favorable decision.Thank you to your Government Benefits Specialist, Rick Cross, as well for working with me through my case. After Rick's call telling me I had won my Disability, I had to just let it sink in.Thank you both again very much!Nancy Wilson
By: Karen C.
Krupp Law Offices PC
My husband and I purchased a house that ended up having black mold that was not disclosed during purchase. We were completely at a loss as to what to do, but we felt like we needed the best to get what we deserved, whatever that would be in this type of case. We used Krupp Law Offices to fight the previous owners and we won. They helped us figure out what needed to be done and how to go about getting the mold cleaned up. They are hardworking and will fight until you win. I 100% would suggest anyone to use them for their services.
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By: Julie D.
Edward Allen Law
David Szostek recently helped me with an important and delicate matter. I've had experience with multiple lawyers that were characteristically unresponsive and did not deliver. Then I encountered David. I highly recommend David for basically anything. He is a creative thinker and has gone the extra mile to help me - working tirelessly to do whatever it took and with excellent results! David is an extraordinary legal professional and will be a benefit to any client!
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