"Will. Medical Directive. Power of Attorney. Gave serious consideration to doing this on line with one of the increasingly sophisticated programs. SO glad I did not. Instead, largely based on the positive reviews of others, I had Michael Lashner do all the work from my wife and I. Learned a lot. Patient, expert, and personable work. At a very resonable price. Do yourself and your loved ones a favor."
- Myles K.
"Michael is an A+++ attorney. He is a strategic thinker who is very responsive. He was always prepared for all hearings and extremely successful in representing my needs. His ethics and morals are outstanding. I can't say enough about him and I am very grateful he was by my side during a difficult time."
- Abbey L.
"Michael was a true lifesaver for me as I was dealing with the custody of my children. Michael was professional, tenacious, reliable and always willing to listen. He gave great legal advice and was always thoroughly prepared. He is genius in the courtroom! Michael's legal abilities are second to none and I will forever be grateful to him."
- Nicole H.D.
"Michael Lashner provides us ‘legal peace of mind’ when it comes to wills, powers of attorney’s, or anything related to being prepared for the unexpected. Having a local attorney who you trust means a great deal…Michael is that individual for our family. He knows the law, his follow through is strong, and he’s truly a good person."
- Martin and Shelley W.
"We first met Michael Lashner back in 2008 when my sister and I were planning a nice long vacation out West. We realized that we had no paperwork in place should something happen to one or both of us. Michael was very knowledgeable and helpful in explaining each of the documents (will, power of attorney and living will) to us, so when we left on vacation we had everything in place. My sister passed away four years later from Cancer and Michael was right beside me as I went through this difficult time to guide me with all the legal paperwork to settle her estate. I have had other matters arise where I have needed legal counseling and am so thankful that our paths crossed back in 2008."
- Lee B.
"I initially contacted Michael a few years back when I wanted to create a Will for myself. I was married and had two children. He worked with me through the process and I found him very knowledgeable and professional. Also, his fees were very reasonable. I've since had to revise my Will two times due to some life changes, and again worked with Michael on these revisions. When my mother passed away in early 2018, and I was tasked with being the Executor of her Will, I consulted Michael and hired him to work with me through the process. It was a very stressful process and I felt in good hands the whole way. Michael explained everything in detail and counseled me through some difficult decisions and situations. Again he proved to be very knowledgeable and professional. Also, he was very responsive to my phone calls and messages. I have recommended Michael to my family and friends and plan to use his services in the future should the need arise."
- John C.
"I hired Michael Lashner over a decade ago to first put our Wills, Living Wills and POAs in order. I very much liked his straightforwardness and knowledgeable approach which was significant in my decision to hire him. Since then, these documents unfortunately had to be used. The Living Will and POA first were then invaluable, then the Will after a few weeks. Many Wills are unclear. Michael's was thorough and clear. These documents stood the scrutiny of the relevant parties and were never challenged. As unpleasant the process was, the completeness and cleanliness of these documents ensured that they were not an added burden.
I also hired Michael for my divorce proceedings. These ended up not being that simple as I had to be on the defense for nearly 3 years. Michael once again was thorough and efficient and at the end, we won everything we subscribed to and the judge dismissed ALL demands from the other party. His reasonable, no nonsense and very knowledgeable approach prevailed.
I do live outside PA now and I would use Michael again if need be, while I cannot from here."
"I’ve been working with Michael Lashner for more than seven years. His legal expertise throughout - and after - my divorce has been invaluable. His clear-cut, reality-based way of presenting options and potential outcomes helps me to make the best, most informed decisions for my family. In addition, he’s advised me on other family and business law needs with that same level of knowledge and experience that I value. He truly looks out for his clients and has the best interest of the children in mind (if there are kids involved), before anything else. He’s honest and forthcoming. I highly recommend his services."
"My husband and I have known Michael for almost ten years. He was one of the first contacts we made when we relocated to this area, since we needed an attorney ASAP to help with the closing on our house. We have remained his clients ever since. Michael has helped us with so many things including estate planning and setting up trusts. We have found him to be a man of integrity and has always provided advice focused on our best interests. He has given us references when necessary and always follows up. Michael is someone to be counted on and we are happy to give him the highest recommendation."
"We had Mr. Lashner prepare our wills and a somewhat complex real estate transaction. Not only did he do an excellent job, but his rates are very reasonable. His attention to detail is fantastic and he is always prepared to offer alternate solutions to a situation. And to make it even better he is a very pleasant man to deal with and has a great sense of humor. Thanks, Michael."
- William and Laura
"I recently went through revision of child custody agreement and establishment of child support payment. Throughout both cases Michael was informative, responsive and proactive with all legal aspects. Through our short time of interaction he has instilled a level of trust which has resulted in further business dealings. My wife and I are in process of finalizing our wills and thus far the process has been seamless. Michael is excellent in breaking down legal jargon and explaining our options and providing various considerations. I would highly recommend Michael to any family members or friends."
"Michael served as my attorney for an unexpected separation/divorce after 25 years of marriage. Needless to say, it was a difficult and confusing time, and I was unprepared legally as well as emotionally. Michael gently (and thoroughly) educated me about my legal options, and negotiated firmly but non-confrontationally with my wife’s lawyer. The resulting settlement was fair and amicable, and accepted by the court without issues. Ten years later I am still appreciative of how he managed the settlement successfully and compassionately. I have since made use of his services for developing conventional and living wills, and consider him as my “go-to” resource for all things legal."
"Michael Lashner is the best attorney I have ever seen in action. Even when the story is somber and the odds are against he continues to do the very best possible job for you and get you results. Also personally he is just a great guy and amazing at explaining everything. If you want family law justice this is the best candidate."
"Hello, My Name is George D and I used Michael Lashner as my divorce attorney in the period of 2016 to 2018. After testing out a few different lawyers, and experiencing what appeared to be the long difficult divorce path I was about to be on, I met with Michael Lashner. Michael has a calm and experienced demeanor. He is the kind of lawyer that not only knows the rules of the legal process, he also has experience with the various Judges and their style of judging.
One of the things that was very important to me was having a lawyer who worked with me, not just for me. I like to be involved in the important decisions and direction of my own life. All correspondence was given to me for review and approval. I also gave my input and Michael would discuss the pros and cons openly. He would edit certain correspondence as we decided what was best.
Michael was able to let me know the typical things to expect at different stages. As I mentioned, I had a difficult ex. There were lots of lies and distractions and delays. Yes it added to the overall cost but this was my path that had to be taken. He was honest about how he saw my chances. Ultimately I think even he was surprised about the final verdict in the divorce split. I know how and why we did better than expected.
Because Michael is thorough and organized. He would arrive at the courthouse with a trunk full of files just in case. We stuck to our guns and did the necessary work to win in the end. Often you don't win at every court battle, and it is not always right or fair, but you need to win the ones that help you move forward and get to the finish.
In the end, my ex and her lawyer were overmatched. Their method was to trash me and lie (which unfortunately can work sometimes as the judge tries to assume everyone has some level of truth), while we continued to build a solid legal case. In the end, we summed everything up and the Judges fairly reviewed the evidence in the final phase . We not only won a favorable split, I believe our evidence allowed for a higher cash split in my favor which added up to more than the split percentage.
Ultimately divorce is stressful, you don't know what's coming or how a Judge will decide each time you are in front of them. Better to avoid this and compromise where you have more control, but sometimes this is not an option as it wasn't for me. I learned a lot. Not just from the process, but from having an honest thorough lawyer to work with through this difficult process. Once over, my life was able to move forward and I am happy with my decision to use Michael for my divorce. With all of this behind me I also had Michael complete and update my will."
- George D.
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