By: Alex J.
The Law Office of Michael D. Kaydouh Divorce Attorney
Mr. Kaydouh was recommended to me by a family member. He had taken on her case a little over a year ago, and obtained unbelievable results in a very tough situation (the case involved a death, so it was certainly extremely tough on my family, but Mr. Kaydouh made sure to be there for the family during this tragic time.) So after seeing the results Mr. Kayhouh achieved, we went ahead and retained Mr. Kaydouh for our case as well. Let me start out by saying that I have never seen anyone put so much time and effort into a case before. The way I was treated, I literally thought I was Mr. Kaydouh's only client. He did an amazing job communicating with me on the progress of my case by phone and by mail. 3 days before my trial, we were offered exactly half of our requested amount by the insurance company, so we ended up settling. I couldn't be any happier with my results. Mr. Kaydouh's fees were extremely reasonable and he does not take ANY shortcuts. 5 STARS ALL THE WAY! A+++++++++++++++++++
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By: Dan O.
The Law Office of Michael D. Kaydouh Divorce Attorney
Mr. Kaydouh and his staff were outstanding!! I found him by chance over a random web search, and couldn’t be more pleased with his service. I have never needed an attorney prior to this case and he exceeded my expectations. He represented me in a personal injury case, and in spite of a fairly thorough liability waiver; he still managed to obtain a settlement in my favor. Both Mr. Kaydouh and his staff were attentive, supportive, and diligent in their representation of me. Although the circumstances in which I needed his expertise were unfavorable and certainly not by choice, I strongly recommend him to anyone needing this type of representation. Mr. Kaydouh was fair and honest with me throughout the entire process, and I will be forever grateful for his efforts.
Tips & Advices
When it comes time to choose a lawyer, you should start by searching close to home. If you do have attorneys you are familiar with, ask who they believe would be best for you. After going through personal references - especially from individuals who had similar needs - you should broaden your search through public information resources. You can call your area's attorney referral service or check legal organizations like Martindale-Hubbell. There are other resources available online, such as yellowpages.com. You can check websites for client reviews and other third-party forms of approval.
If you sign documents and you come across a word you don't recognize, or you need help to navigate important employment or real estate paperwork. Also, during times when personal matters intersect with legal proceedings, you might need to have an advocate to prevent your emotions from getting in the way. If you've been accused of a crime or are in a terrible financial situation, you can find an attorney who will work with what you have available.
When you hire a lawyer, you're agreeing to work with someone over a certain period of time. The more forthcoming the lawyer appears to be with individual needs, the better.
  • You need to ask questions about how the attorney will communicate with you and what responsibilities you hold in the relationship.
  • The attorney should let you know the best channel for quick communication and you need to inform him or her when you want updates.
  • You should also ask questions to get to know the attorney as an individual in order to ensure this is a person you can trust. Ask about their legal philosophy and how he or she views the lawyer/client relationship. Ask as how to keep fees down or what daily disruptions you should expect from a long legal battle.
You need to ask about every possible fee that will come up when working with an attorney. You should request a list of all costs in advance so you won't be surprised by additional expenses like overhead. Also determine exactly when you will start being billed. You want to inspect paperwork carefully. If the attorney charges you for his or her experience, you need to make sure he or she will perform tasks personally and not hand it off to an assistant. Find out if the attorney has a flat fee or charges by the hour. Many civil lawyers work on contingency. Make inquiries about how the lawyer plans to provide service for your money and what you can do if you start to feel unsatisfied with his or her performance.
You can ask how many similar cases they have handled and if they have special skills or training that applies specifically to your needs. Lawyers can't mention clients by name, but you should ask for basic details about identical past cases. You should check their office for the appropriate certifications and diplomas. You can also ask how long he or she has practiced law and request information that demonstrates the practice's success. Look for precise details such as percentage of cases settled out of court.

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