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4.8/5.0
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Client Recommended
95% client recommended

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5.0/5.0

Sofya is THE BEST! This woman knows what she is doing, as was in fact the only lawyer who seemed to have solutions to really help me - and she did! A very special and rare lawyer, if you need help you need to...

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Client 2022/05/07

5.0/5.0

If you’ve gone through a bankruptcy or are worried that you may need to file for one, you know exactly how I felt when I found myself drowning in debt. The sleepless nights, the constant worrying throughout the...

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Client 2022/01/23

5.0/5.0

I Just Wanted to Said That I'm So Happy that I Found a Great Team of Excellent Lawyers Working for Mr.Michael Berger Office....They Are Such a Great Professionals People With Lots of Class ....They Really Deliver...

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Client 2021/09/10

5.0/5.0

Mr. Berger and his assistant Karine helped me out of a terrible period in my life. They were so nice and understanding, couldn't be happier with my experience with their services.

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Client 2021/09/09

5.0/5.0

Michael Jay Berger, attorney Sofya, and Karine were great! I hired them to help me with my chapter 7 bankruptcy, everything went well and it was approved, it didn’t take long, they are excellent. I highly...

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Client 2021/08/25

5.0/5.0

Michael has a great team , Sofya Davtyan and Yathida Nipha handled our case and they were fantastic ! So orginized with their Emails and downloading documents for our Chapter 13 . Sofya is very knowledgeable about...

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Client 2021/05/17

5.0/5.0

Honest, professional and straight forward. First time in BK Ch.7. He helped explain the process and answered all questions and concerns. Great communication, he responded to emails and returned calls promptly. He...

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Client 2021/02/03

5.0/5.0

I filed for BK with Michael Berger’s office with the help of Sofya and Karine who were invaluable to the process. Easy and prompt assistance. They went above and beyond the necessary help required and made the BK...

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Client 2020/08/18

5.0/5.0

I am very glad that I was able to find this law firm for my bankruptcy case. They helped me all the way through w Karine and Sofya helping me understand the process thoroughly and they updated me during the whole...

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Client 2020/08/13

5.0/5.0

I worked mainly with Sofya and Yathida and was very pleased with their handling of my bankruptcy. They were very helpful and supportive throughout the entire process.

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Client 2020/08/07

5.0/5.0

With very big liens on my home I was told by 4 prominent Bankruptcy attorneys that I would lose my home if I filed a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. The Trustee would sell my home to satisfy our creditors. This would be a...

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Client 2020/07/30

5.0/5.0

My case was handled in a professional way and in a very timely manner. No complaints whatsoever.

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Client 2020/06/03

5.0/5.0

Sofya and Yathida had my back the whole way. I am forever thankful. Ups and downs they were always ready to help and guide me in the right direction, CW

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Client 2020/03/04

5.0/5.0

Our attorney, Sofya and her legal assistant Yathida made this an easy and understandable process. They both respond quickly, thoroughly, and patiently. While I hope never to repeat the process of bankruptcy again,...

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Client 2020/02/06

5.0/5.0

Helped me file my BK. Courteous, patient, reliable and understanding - best words to describe Sofya and Yathida. Highly recommend.

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Client 2020/01/05

5.0/5.0

We were totally out of our element. We had perfect credit profiles in business and our personal lives for 33 years. The business went bad and we were left to pick up the pieces. Every creditor came knocking on our...

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Client 2019/10/15

5.0/5.0

Efficient, timely, fairly priced and most importantly communicates with the client. I had a difficult BK case and he quickly got relief from stay on our behalf. Excellent lawyer. ......S. R. Weiss, M.D.

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Client 2019/10/09

5.0/5.0

Michael and his team were responsive and outstanding from day one. Michael worked on my case for 15 month and ended up in trial.. The outcome couldn’t have turned out any better for me. Michael destroyed the...

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Client 2019/10/05

5.0/5.0

They are a great team and Sofya Davtyan has been a tremendous help. She knows her stuff.

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Client 2019/10/03

5.0/5.0

An exceptional firm that is client responsive and very knowledgeable in both personal and business matters. Michael and his team was able to provide me a clear pathway and safe harbor for me during a very...

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Client 2019/10/02

5.0/5.0

The team of the legal firm of Michael Jay Berger is very professional and efficient, their help was absolutely essential to obtain the desire results , i would dare to refer them and definitely would hire them...

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Client 2019/10/02

5.0/5.0

He made a difficult process easy. A pleasure to work with.

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Client 2019/10/02

5.0/5.0

It is a very efficient legal firm with excellent service , i obtained the desired results , i would definitely hire theirs services again .

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Client 2019/10/01

5.0/5.0

Michael and his firm made a hard process easy.

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Client 2019/10/01

5.0/5.0

Sofya Davtyan great to work with. She is very responsive, very knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable from the minute we met. I definitely recommend her for anybody looking for a Bankruptcy attorney.

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Client 2019/08/08

5.0/5.0

I am grateful for Michael taking my case to save my home after the downturn of 2008. Michael allowed me to make payments before filing and then was always positive and calm. Michael remained focused and positive,...

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Client 2019/07/31

5.0/5.0

We were totally out of our element. We had perfect credit profiles in business and our personal lives for 33 years. The business went bad and we were left to pick up the pieces. Every creditor came knocking on our...

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Client 2019/04/12

5.0/5.0

Michael Berger's staff was very professional and understanding! A bankruptcy is never a pleasant experience but the staff really went to bat for me and my wife! We could not recommend a better bankruptcy attorney!

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Client 2018/03/06

5.0/5.0

I wish I had hired Michael Berger's Office to represent me from the begining of my case. Nevertheless, Michael and Carolyn Afari trumped the apposing attorney and won. They "sealed the deal" and saved me a huge...

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Client 2018/02/01

5.0/5.0

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Client 2017/10/01

5.0/5.0

I donf know how to thank michael, he pulled the impossible by keeping me in Chapter 11 wayyyy longer then possible, Michael took me under his wing and gave everything he could to protect me. God bless Michael, he...

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Client 2017/09/27

5.0/5.0

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Client 2017/09/26

5.0/5.0

Great Firm, Great Service! I was referred to this law firm after my own attempts to handle financial issues backfired when I did business with a credit settlement company that was less than on the up and up. I had...

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Client 2017/07/19

5.0/5.0

Michael is an effective expert in his field. Beside bankruptcy, he is a skilled litigator. I am thankful to have him representing me.

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Client 2016/12/24

5.0/5.0

Michael was able to assist me through a very difficult case . Michael and his team were able to correct the oversight by my previous attorney and work with me towards a successful outcome Hi staff is prompt and...

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Client 2016/11/01

5.0/5.0

Mr. Berger handled a chapter 11, a chapter 7, and a few other cases for me. He is very knowledgeable and an honest attorney. He has handled a large number of cases and he has valuable insight into bankruptcy laws....

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Client 2016/04/30

5.0/5.0

Michael Jay Berger and his associates, Sofya Davtyan and Yathida Nipha, were instrumental in helping us to discharge an enormous amount of debt using a Chapter 7 strategy when two other top-notch attorneys that we...

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Client 2016/02/10

5.0/5.0

We cannot say enough about how awesome Sofya and Yathida are! They took over our case from a previous attorney, and shepherded us through to completion. We had many questions, life situation changes, and they...

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Client 2015/12/23

5.0/5.0

Michael and his senior attorney Sofya are amazing! They really go above and beyond to support and fight for their clients. Michael is a compassionate, thoughtful and loyal lawyer. He's smart and clever. Michael...

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Client 2015/08/28

5.0/5.0

There are not enough words to explain the mental stress I endured for 6 months after filing a Chapter-7 BK by a nonprofessional petitioner. My nightmare started after i received Court documents from the BK...

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Client 2015/08/25

5.0/5.0

We totally recommend the Law Office of Michael Jay Berger! After trying extremely hard, to work with our Bank and Creditors with no resolution. We realized the gold post was moving further away, our situation...

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Client 2015/06/16

5.0/5.0

I don’t know how or why my husband chose the Law Offices of Michael Jay Berger, to represent us in our Bankruptcy case. I was so afraid when approached bout everything. And to make matters worse, I had just...

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Client 2015/06/15

5.0/5.0

It’s rare that one finds a law firm such as Michel Jay Berger Law. I contacted them in response to an urgent issue that needed excellent professional law skills and quick and effective resolution. From my...

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Client 2015/04/15

5.0/5.0

Being a client of Mr. Berger was a very accurate and fortunate choice. After my case was closed, I consider him a great adviser in his field; when it comes to have an attorney, he's the right one for the job. No...

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Client 2015/02/20

5.0/5.0

The Law Office of Michael Jay Berger, (ORI and staff) has been a 5 star experience to work with! After having two previous attorneys botch my case for personal reasons and nearly drive my estate into liquidation, I...

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Client 2014/10/27

5.0/5.0

The Law Offices of Michael Berger is a top of the line law firm offering outstanding service and support. Special commendation to senior attorney Sofya Davtyan for her compassion and caring in a most difficult and...

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Client 2014/09/11

5.0/5.0

We hired Michael when we seriously were in trouble. My BK case was dismissed once and I had a very persistent and abusive creditor with endless money to spend. The creditor was using every single trick in the...

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Client 2014/05/30

5.0/5.0

Sofya and Yathida were very very professional . Nice . Compassionate and experts at Chapt 7 BK law. They always addresses all my fears worries and questions. With empathy kIndness and wisdom I got my final...

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Client 2014/02/26

5.0/5.0

I only met and spoke with Michael Jay Berger the first day I went to his office. The rest of the communication was through email with Yathida. My chapter 7 was a a real simple case so not much communication was...

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Client 2014/02/12

5.0/5.0

The Law Offices of Michael Jay Berger did a fantastic job. I hired them to file my chapter 11 bankruptcy and they successfully reorganized my veterinarian clinics and five pieces of real property. Attorneys Michael...

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Client 2014/01/18

5.0/5.0

Mr. Berger and all the staff employed at his office excelled in their efforts in assisting us in the restructure of or depts. The success of the case in the Chapter 11 was due to all the efforts of the persons...

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Client 2013/12/04

5.0/5.0

When friends, associates, and competitive lawyers were negative about us filing and winning a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, the Law firm Michael Jay Berger showed no hesitation even though the Honorable Bankruptcy Judge...

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Client 2013/12/03

5.0/5.0

I interviewed several attorneys before choosing to work with Michael Jay Berger and his legal team in particular Sofya and Yathida. They have just the right amount of interest, concern, knowledge and support that...

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Client 2013/09/24

5.0/5.0

I can't say enough good things about the Law Firm of Michael Jay Berger. He and his law firm's superior services were breathtaking from beginning to end. Mr. Berger's law office handled my Chapter 7 Bankruptcy...

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Client 2013/09/16

5.0/5.0

My wife and I faced a severe financial hardship due to our employment for a failed company. Several lawsuits were brought against the company and us as individuals and the cost to defend them personally was...

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Client 2012/12/14

5.0/5.0

My entire bankruptcy process was very smooth and simple thanks the Law Offices of Michael Jay Berger. Minha Rhee was my attorney and I felt that I was in good hands and knew she would get the job done right. The...

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Client 2012/08/14

5.0/5.0

My name is Shahin Melamed. My Chapter 11 bankruptcy case # is 1:10-bk-23818-GM. I have seen Michael Berger in court, and he is awesome. He saved me $235,000.00! We had an evidentiary hearing before United...

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Client 2012/04/06

5.0/5.0

Michael Berger did a fantastic job for me. He solved all of my financial problems and gave me a fresh start. Now I am debt free.

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Client 2011/03/24

5.0/5.0

Very professional.

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Client 2011/03/14

5.0/5.0

There is no honor in bankruptcy-the staff made the process as comfortable and as clear to me as possible. They answered my endless (& sometimes repetitive) questions with caring and patience. They understand the...

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Client 2011/01/26

5.0/5.0

He is only as good as the information you provide. Very organized and proficient.

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Client 2010/12/12

5.0/5.0

When I was in need of help financially I knew I was going to have to file for bankrupt and it does worry you especially if you own a home. Well Michael Berger helped me save my home. I'm now free of stress because...

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Client 2010/09/16

5.0/5.0

Micheal j Berger did a great job for me.

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Client 2010/09/13

5.0/5.0

I would highly recommend Michael Jay Berger as an attorney. I was completely satisfied with Michael's services and would not hesitate to call him again for any future legal service needs.

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Client 2010/09/12

5.0/5.0

Great service, very helpful, Michael is brilliant and knew ALL the answers to my questions, he is the GO-TO person! Thank you so much!

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Client 2010/09/10

5.0/5.0

Mr. Berger was recommended to us by a friend. We visited and he was helpful. We thought about what our decision would be. We waited to long when we realized that we had less than 24 hours to file for bankruptcy. We...

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Client 2010/09/06

5.0/5.0

We were in huge financial mess. Because of our unique situation, it was not easy for us to find a BK attorney. We went through a few different lawyers, but couldn't find the answer we were looking for. On top of...

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Client 2010/09/06

5.0/5.0

I was in an extremely dificult situation that had an easy and inexpensive solution, only I had no idea the solution existed. I had a lawyer that was costing me a lot of money and not really offering me any hope for...

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Client 2010/09/03

5.0/5.0

In life, we don't know what is around the corner. With all good intentions, and best efforts, we all fall short sometimes through some set of circumstances that we have no control over. Some people call this fate,...

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Client 2010/09/03

5.0/5.0

The Law Offices of Michael Jay Berger performed excellent work for us when we had to file a Ch 7 Personal Bankruptcy. We were initially very nervous about our situation which was complicated by the ownership of a...

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Client 2010/09/03

5.0/5.0

When I was contemplating on filing Chapter 7 last year, I searched for several certified bankruptcy attorneys online and found the law offices of Michael Jay Berger. During my free initial consultation, he made me...

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Client 2010/09/03

5.0/5.0

We had a very difficult chapter 7 bankruptcy, Michael Berger was very informative and the case outcome was exactly as expected, no surprises. HIs assisant Sophia, was extemely helpful. Thank you!

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Client 2010/09/03

5.0/5.0

My bankruptcy case had many special circumstances and I had legal issues in several areas of law. Mr. Berger was hired just for the Bankruptcy. Although he couldn't help me on my other legal matters, he took...

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Client 2010/09/03

5.0/5.0

I am a business litigation attorney with over 25 years experience who has had the pleasure of working with Mr. Berger professionally. He is extremely knowledgeable, diligent, aggressive, and the consummate...

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Client 2010/09/02

5.0/5.0

really save my life, im not jocking, he made everithink easy for me what i nice and wonderful experience the best

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Client 2010/09/02

5.0/5.0

Michael J. Berger and his lawyer staff were great. They handled our case excellently.

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Client 2010/09/02

5.0/5.0

Extremely professional, very quick, helped me every step of the way. Could not be more satisfied.

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Client 2010/09/01

5.0/5.0

Mr. Berger and his team have excellent knowledge and have made my bankruptcy process so smooth and easy. I have already referred much friends and family over to him for the excellent service. Rates are competitive...

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Client 2010/09/01

5.0/5.0

Michael is the only one i trust! Profesional and trustworthy,Great people that work for him! Also a great personality!

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Client 2010/08/31

5.0/5.0

I found Michael J. Berger while searching online. I was afraid to use to pick a lawyer that way, but I decided to send him a message. He called me within a couple of hours and we scheduled a meeting to discuss...

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Client 2010/08/31

5.0/5.0

B/R is a stressful time. Michael always answered my questions and many things are confusing. I ways happy with him and his staff in the office. The only person that really was unprofessional in my opionion was the...

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Client 2010/08/31

5.0/5.0

I would highly recommend Michael Jay Berger's law office. They have been amazing to work with. We started are bankruptcy at the end of 2007, when filing was starting to get harder and completed it in July 2008. I...

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Client 2010/08/31

5.0/5.0

I hired Michael Jay Berger because he is an expert in his field. He had the track record and the knowledge, experience and expertise in the specialized field of bankruptcy. I hired him to handle a chapter 7...

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Client 2010/08/31

5.0/5.0

If you are considering bankruptcy, I would suggest consulting Michael Jay Berger.... He is very knowledgable and forthcoming, and I did not feel pushed into filing, he let me decide for myself. My bankruptcy was...

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Client 2010/08/31

5.0/5.0

Michael Jay Berger Law offices and his associates are the real deal.They represented me and my wife with are Chapter 13 Bankrupcy case and where very successful in doing so.They where able to successfully have my...

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Client 2010/08/30

5.0/5.0

Michael help me though a very difficult times I was at the end of my rope. He listen to me and took time to assist me with decision. that affect myself and Family. He spent the time and talk with me and not just...

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Client 2010/08/30

5.0/5.0

I called Michael because I needed to file bankruptcy. I was upset with my situation and felt I had no choice. Michael was kind and understanding, listened to me and gave me important up-front advice. His associate,...

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Client 2010/08/29

5.0/5.0

What is even more amusing is that I found Michael Jay Berger on the Internet! I found Michael's Web site to be sincere, and when my husband and I went to visit him, we were very pleased. It was a difficult time....

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Client 2010/08/29

5.0/5.0

Michael Berger is the best bankruptcy lawyer I know. I came to him with a very difficult matter. I was in the middle of a divorce and my ex-husband was trying to make as much trouble for me as possible. He...

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Client 2010/08/27

5.0/5.0

I came to Michael Berger literally at the 11th hour...the morning before a court-ordered sale of my sole asset was to take place in another state! Michael's associate Mike Mahurn and paralegal Cristina...

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Client 2010/08/23

5.0/5.0

Michael Berger is the best lawyer!

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Client 2010/07/27

4.0/5.0

Very good - really liked michael - only saw him once on first day interview. Some paralegals a little non-responsive and then all of a sudden needed lots of documentation at last minute.

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Client 2013/08/28

3.0/5.0

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Client 2010/08/18

1.0/5.0

There are so many faults and errors made by Mr. Berger I do not know where to start. But the biggest double cross took place regarding our plan that was to be presented to court. We were all in agreement on a draft...

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Client 2013/08/01

1.0/5.0

I do not believe that Mr. Berger had our best interest at heart. Many of people involved wondered my Mr. Berger did not do more to further our cause. It seemed that when Mr. Berger realized that our case was...

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Client 2011/01/13

1.0/5.0

This attorney and his staff (GeorgeAnn Nicole, to name one) are one of the worst I have ever encountered. He makes sure to get paid in advance, but it is extremely slow, sloppy, irresponsible, inept, and rude. He...

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Client 2008/01/19

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