Martell Tops for More Complicated Divorces
Matthew Martell is hugely knowledgeable, a product of his long experience. He’s hard-working and possessing of both good judgment and fully professional demeanor. Martell’s is a family business, with his wife serving as office manager. It’s an effective team, putting forward the personal touch and offering some assurance everyone is on the same script.
While I participated in all decisions arising during and after my complicated divorce, I soon learned to trust entirely in Mr. Martell’s recommendations, and his explanations for them. When recommendations pointed toward more than one viable option, Martell worked with me to choose the one which would satisfy me the most.
Having such counsel meant the Opposing Counsel was outclassed, and one might as well be on the better represented side. Martell’s work ethic is also pretty amazing. He works full days, yet very frequently emailed me his product late at night or on weekends. He could have pushed himself less sometimes, as I know some other attorneys might, but he didn’t. HIs dedication to his clients was also reflected by the fact that during part of my divorce period, attorney Martell firmly turned away all new clients. Matthew Martell is a detail man, almost (but not) to a fault. I was always kept up to date, usually by immediate emails, of all communications with opposing counsel, the court or third parties. These updates normally included the exact texts exchanged and an explanation of their significance.
Probably everyone wants a moderately aggressive attorney, who at the same time is respected enough by his legal peers to have their valuable respect. This is the case with Matthew Martell. He clearly is well-regarded by his peers, and therefore probably by judges, too.
Attorney Martell is also a specialist in trusts. While this isn’t of significance to some potential clients, it can be invaluable to those with more assets at stake. This expertise was very valuable to me.
I don’t have sufficient experience to comment authoritatively on relative attorney costs. Attorney Martell’s billing rate is competitive. He’s always working hard and always “on message.” The costs were more than I hoped for, but the work performed on my complicated case was far more than I foresaw. Most importantly, the results were very good, and therefore in my eyes his services were overall excellent value.