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Old 03-19-2010, 06:58 PM
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I'm hoping someone can come to my assistance.

My husband and I are looking for a good, knowledgeable, aggressive lawyer who will not take any crap from the opposing lawyer and will not be afraid to stand up to a judge's absurd rulings.

The only issue is that we would like for this lawyer to be from Durham region (Whitby or Oshawa) as that is where our case is held.

We have had several lawyers from our neck of the woods... but we simply can't afford to be paying $1,000.00 in travel costs for a lawyer from Peel.

If anyone has a lawyer to recommend that we could trust to properly take care of business, once and for all (hopefully!).... please let me know.

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Old 03-19-2010, 07:09 PM
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Hello,

We have heard that Stan Zuly is very good. We are meeting with him next week for the first time as we are getting close to trial and we need a lawyer at this point. I've heard good things but I can't give my own opinion at this point although I'm anxious to have him represent my husband. He's quite expensive however, so I hope that means he is great!

Good luck!
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:17 PM
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Hello,

We have heard that Stan Zuly is very good. We are meeting with him next week for the first time as we are getting close to trial and we need a lawyer at this point. I've heard good things but I can't give my own opinion at this point although I'm anxious to have him represent my husband. He's quite expensive however, so I hope that means he is great!

Good luck!
He is good. Believe me. We have dealt with him many times... from the other side of the table - he is our opposing party's lawyer. :-S
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:29 PM
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Crappy!! Sorry..I guess that's good for us...I hope he creams our opposing party..she deserves it!
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:35 PM
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Crappy!! Sorry..I guess that's good for us...I hope he creams our opposing party..she deserves it!
That's what we want too... though not vengence... but JUSTICE!

Up until now, we've been the ones getting "creamed." :-(

(So your chances of Zuly creaming your opposing party are good.)
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:48 PM
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gzyo39, you could casually ask Stan at your interview who he fears...
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LOL!! that is a great idea...kind of sneaky though!
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No disrespect, but the quality of your lawyer pales next to the quality of your case.
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:43 AM
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Helen Brooks in Whitby is magnificent. She has helped many of my friends who recommended her to me. Her name kept popping up when I was doing the ask-a-friend survey before hiring a lawyer. I had a consultation with her and ended up successfully representing myself thanks to her step-by-step instructions (how many lawyers say "you don't need to hire me, simply do this, this, and this and you will get what you are after" ---???) That totally impressed me. She's pretty amazing.

I'm not sure if she goes to court anymore, or if she has switched to only collaborative law.
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No disrespect, but the quality of your lawyer pales next to the quality of your case.
None taken. But when self-representing, and told by duty counsel that you have an easy, straight-forward case, asking for what is just... each time, then get slaughtered by the opposing lawyer and judge... a quality lawyer seems helpful. At least, this has been our experience.
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