"Very helpful and knowledgeable in guiding you through the processes and keeps you informed as to what is happening – your role/her role etc. Have recommended her to others."
Chapter 7 client
"Michelle was excellent in all aspects of her handling of my case. Her approach to walking me through the process was both professional and generously kind. She addressed me as a person, not just a case number, and showed empathy and respect in all that goes along with the emotional side of a bankruptcy."
Mark, a Chapter 7 client
"Michelle Kaplan was amazing, awesome and a true professional. She knows the laws in depth and in detail; and was continuously pro-active in handling our case to a satisfactory conclusion for all involved. From start to finish, even though the case was a little more challenging than usual, she patiently listened to us and answered all and every one of our questions at every point along the way and was always available and always followed through. She made us feel that our case was always her only priority. Highly recommend."
Lisa, a Chapter 7 client
"Michelle was attentive to our concerns and was readily approachable via email any time. We really appreciated her genuine concern and caring of our situation. We recommend anyone to seek advice and counsel from Michelle!"
Roger, a Chapter 7 client
"Ms. Kaplan was recommended to me by another attorney and I'm so glad I contacted her. She was my last hope from the threat of a law suit for burdensome medical bills and wage garnishment. I was afraid since I have a small child that depended on me. I was devastated and scared. My first meeting with her was so relieving. She was very confident, supportive, her knowledge base was incredible. She was very thorough in explaining what will happen, how it will happen, what needs to be done and what is expected of me. The entire experience from start to finish was very educational. I really appreciated Ms. Kaplan's prompt responses to my inquiries and it made me feel as if I was the only client in that moment and she gave me full and undivided attention. It was one of the most positive experiences I have ever had with an attorney and she was easily accessible unlike other attorneys who think so highly of themselves that you never even see him and work through their assistants. For the quality service delivered her fees were reasonable and it was worth hiring her. I have not one negative thing to say about Ms. Kaplan or her office and would highly recommend Ms. Kaplan to my family, friends and strangers who are looking for help and considering bankruptcy."
"Michelle was compassionate and understanding throughout the entire process. Clearly outlined our options, the process and talked us through every step. Going into this, we had some preconceived notions that Michelle was able to clarify, and she patiently answered repetitive questions. We're very thankful we chose Michelle and would quickly refer her to anyone who needed help."
Chapter 13 client
"Michelle was very kind and caring while also knowledgeable during the whole Bankruptcy process. She made it as painless as possible."
Nicole, a Chapter 7 client
"We were extremely impressed with Michelle from the very beginning with how personable and relatable she was. Michelle always seemed genuinely concerned for us and our situation, she was very easy to talk to and even easier to work with. I would recommend her to anyone including family and friends!"
"Michelle is a seasoned professional with deep knowledge of the bankruptcy process. She guided us through each step, provided feedback and quickly responded to all our questions. Bankruptcy is an emotional and difficult process and with Michelle we were able to navigate it. We are so grateful to her, and could not have managed this without her. I highly recommend Michelle Carmody Kaplan, she exceeded our expectations."
"Michelle was cool, calm and collected taking me through the entire process of Chapter 7 bankruptcy. She was very attentive to my questions and concerns. I was very nervous about the entire process. I worked hard to build my credit up to being Excellent. However, life sometimes throws you a few curveballs in which I couldn't recover from. Michelle kept my spirits up and insured me that everything was going to be okay and that now I get a fresh start at life. She praised me for being so efficient and forthcoming with all of the required information and being so complete. Having attention for details will make the process quicker and run smoother."
Mike, a Chapter 7
"Ms. Kaplan led my son through the unpleasant process competently & professionally.
She was personable & thorough in all communications."
Clive, a Bankruptcy client
"I would recommend Michelle to anyone. She is very respectful, considerate, and concerned about your personal position. Bankruptcy is not any place in life I had planned to be. Michelle explained every step to me along the way. She is very informative, to you as a person as well as upholding the law, which was all very comforting to me as a person. Oh, confidentiality, yes that was important too!! Make an appointment and see for yourself!!!"
Donna, a Chapter 7 client
"When we made the decision to file bankruptcy we did a great deal of research and thought we had a good understanding of the process. We researched local lawyers and wanted to find someone that was personal and approachable. We went thru many AVVO profiles and reached out to 3 different lawyers. 1 would not answer any questions, the other we got no response from. Michelle called us back after hours and took the time to answer all of her questions. In addition to the bankruptcy, we were having issues with our landlord. She took the time to answers all of those questions too. We thought we only had the option of Chapter 13 and Michelle evaluated all of our options. She did this while she was on vacation and took the time to really help us. She found that we did qualify for Chapter 7 and it would be more beneficial to us. Michelle is the kind of lawyer that you see on TV, that is a real hero. Someone that goes the extra mile and does not just try to rush you. She was extremely generous with her time. We were pretty scared about filing bankruptcy and after only researching Chapter 13 did not know that Chapter 7 was an option for us. I do not believe that we would have found that option out if Michelle has not did her due diligence.
She really knows and understands the complete picture and process. Everything went extremely smooth for us and the entire process was very seamless. We were so impressed with how Michelle communicated and kept us informed from start to finish. We filed Bankruptcy in February 2013 and received our discharge in May 2013. We did our 2 online courses and went to our 1 court appearance. Michelle explained each step along the way. Michelle also helped us deal with extremely difficult landlords, fought for our rights and protections under Chapter 7. She helped us thru the most stressful time of our lives. She helped keeps us sane thru the worst time of our lives.
We highly recommend Michelle to anyone that wants a lawyer that will be on their side and advocate for them. Because of Michelle we are now debt free and no longer stuck in a bad situation with harassing landlord.
Anyone filing Bankruptcy should speak with Michelle first. You will not be disappointed. Her services are extraordinary."
Jason, a Chapter 7 client
"Michelle is organized, efficient, responsive and most of all compassionate. I was so afraid to
talk to someone about my situation but she was kind and explained the process well. I
was concerned that I would be judged but she was very respectful. I recommend Michelle highly and I am so pleased with her work and answers to my questions."
Cynthia, a Chapter 7 client
"From the beginning of our first phone interview concerning my interest in investigating the ramifications of a bankruptcy filing, until the very day we met with the trustee and my Chapter 7 debtors list was discharged, Michelle was fully engaged and available to me. She clearly weighed all the parameters of different kinds of filings based on my situation, and instilled a confidence in me as to what the best path was for me going forward. I liked working with Michelle, and would recommend her to anyone who is in need of professions, deliberate, methodical, experienced, compassionate and capable supportive representation and work on these kinds of financial matters. Her staff was also a great compliment to the process."
Ben, a Chapter 7 client
"Michelle was referred to me with high praise by one of my clients when I said one of my other clients needed a bankruptcy attorney. Michelle exceeded all of my expectations and handled the case like a true professional. She was efficient, courteous and the rock my client needed. My client was suffering under the stress of financial difficulties. Michelle got my client out of that situation; got the creditors off my client's back, and now my client is enjoying life again. I can't say enough about Michelle."
Wilfrid Bastine, Broker Virtual Office Realty, a Bankruptcy client
"Michelle was wonderful to work with in an emotionally difficult situation. She was very professional prompt and well organized. She kept us informed of what was going on and was available to answer questions and concerns. She was very compassionate and empathetic. She helped us understand the process which was so helpful as we were aware and did not have the element of surprise."
"We very much enjoyed working with Michelle. She is a true professional and helped guide us through this entire legal process with sensitivity and thoroughness. Michelle answered all our questions and concerns in a very timely manner. She did what she said she would do, when she promised she would do it, and was always available to us when something came up that we needed an answer to. As painful as this was to us personally, she handled everything with polish and decorum!"
DC, a Chapter 7 client
"Extremely focused on handling my needs. She really seems to cares about her clients. She went above and beyond what she needed to do for me and my family. She handled what she needed to handle and was on top of it the whole way! My father passed away and it was the most difficult time of our lives. She was able to lead us through the fog and set appropriate expectations for us along the way. We would recommend Michelle to anybody! Michelle is very approachable as well … this is something hard to find in anybody, let alone an attorney."
Jon, a Chapter 7 client
"Michelle walked us through the entire bankruptcy process, and even thought of things we hadn't that helped us out! She is very personable, and understands all situations. Her professional, yet friendly, demeanor put us at ease immediately.
We had spoken with a couple different attorneys about our bankruptcy first, and just didn't feel like they knew what they were talking about. After our first meeting with Michelle, we were positive she was the attorney for us! She asked more questions, knew more answers, and was all-around much more knowledgeable about the bankruptcy process than anyone we had met with before."
Melissa, a Chapter 7 client
"We were referred to Michelle through mutual friends that needed her expertise. Filing bankruptcy was something I never anticipated in my life. She made the entire process run smoothly while keeping us informed through the entire process. She was wonderful to work with and I would highly recommend her services to anyone in need. She is very professional, all the while she is very friendly and understanding. It was a great experience for what we had to go through, and plan on using her again for help with other legal matters in the future."
Kimberly, a Chapter 7 client
"Michelle is a superb attorney, especially in the field and expertise of collections. Seldom is there a need to ask for specifics on any case file she may be working on. Both she and her staff have the "hands-on" approach to the anticipated needs of her clients. We feel Michelle exceeds our expectations. We are very grateful we have landed Michelle for our collection litigation."
Debt Collection client
"Michelle helped my wife and I through a very difficult financial situation. She is exceptionally knowledgeable and did a wonderful job of evaluating where we were at and explaining to us what our options were. She is relatable and was able to put things in "simple language". She is a sharp and compassionate counselor and we have total confidence in her representing us and us recommending her services to anyone."
"Working with Michelle from the first contact call and throughout the process has been such a relief when we decided to discuss our financial options. We immediately sensed her compassion to our situation and knowledge of the legal and personal implications to bankruptcy. She has been patient articulating the details surrounding our legal case, answering our many questions and helping us to feel better about ourselves and our situation. I feel as if a weight has been lifted from our shoulders and look forward to a better future."
"Michelle made a very difficult situation very tolerable. She showed compassion, helped us retain our dignity and was always there to answer all of our questions without delay. Our bankruptcy was a success mainly due to her experience and guidance."
Don, a Chapter 7 client
"Michelle did a great job guiding me through the process. She was compassionate and extremely helpful. Highly recommended."
Brad, a Chapter 7 client
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