"Jeffrey has a passion for the law itself, not just what he can gain from it."
"I was quite impressed with the way Jeffrey went about things. I’ve worked within the legal field for 15 years, and it’s impressive and refreshing to see someone who has a passion for the field itself, not just for what he can gain from it. Jeffrey researched my specific problem, then laid out a common-sense approach to solving it. I’m quite happy with Jeffrey and his services and will continue to use him myself, and recommend him to others in my situation."
"Jeffrey was a breath of fresh air, somebody you can trust."
"Years ago, I got railroaded in court so I didn’t want to go back. From my experiences, all lawyers were sleezeballs. I called the Men’s Divorce Center, which gave me Jeffrey’s name. He was a breath of fresh air. Jeffrey is very honest, somebody you can trust. Working with Jeffrey was a totally different experience. Jeffrey did a really good job for me. I would certainly refer Jeffrey to friends."
"Jeffrey is responsive and accessible."
"I found Jeffrey through his web site, which I really like. Jeffrey was extremely helpful and always answered all of my questions. He was very friendly and easy to work with. Jeffrey gave me the best advice he could each and every time, never imposing his thoughts on me. Then he allowed me to make my own decisions. I really liked working with Jeffrey by e-mail. Jeffrey likes e-mail, too. It’s the perfect way for me because I think better in writing. Then Jeffrey can answer my e-mail when it’s convenient for him. He was always responsive and accessible. His law clerk, Lindsay, was helpful, too. I would absolutely recommend Jeffrey’s services to others."
"Jeffrey is easy to work with, even from the U.S., because he uses technology to his advantage!"
"When I needed a lawyer in Ottawa experienced in family law, I searched the Internet and easily found Jeffrey’s web site. I sent him an e-mail and he replied almost immediately. I was impressed with how easy it was to reach Jeffrey, how responsive he was, and with the technological abilities of his firm. Jeffrey and I did a lot of our business over the Internet and with phone calls. In fact, I met Jeffrey face to face only once. He is pleasant — a nice guy and unassuming — and he charged what he said he would charge. And since he accepts credit cards, it’s easy to work with him across the border. I was impressed with Jeffrey’s background and with his credentials. He offered good advice based on his previous experiences in a clear, straightforward manner. I have been very satisfied with Jeffrey’s handling of my affairs and would surely refer him to others."
"E-mail made communicating with Jeffrey extremely convenient."
"Jeffrey was very knowledgeable and very professional. He really made me feel comfortable. Jeffrey discussed my situation and was very helpful. Communicating with Jeffrey was extremely convenient. Since he is in Ottawa, it was so handy and easy just to send him an e-mail. Jeffrey is very mild and mellow. Yet when he got information from the other lawyer, he was quick to respond. Working with Jeffrey was a very good experience. I highly recommend him."
"Jeffrey does what he says he will do. You don’t have to check up on him."
"Jeffrey simplifies legal talk into something you can easily understand. I have attention deficit disorder. When I would read something, I’d get partway through it and had no idea what I was reading. Jeffrey made it real easy for me. Also, Jeffrey does what he says he will do. You don’t have to check up on him. I never had to call back and ask how it’s going. I knew Jeffrey was working hard on my case and that things were getting done. I have a lot of faith in Jeffrey."
Kunsan, South Korea
formerly of Ottawa, Ontario
"Jeffrey did his job professionally and accurately, just like I expected."
"I never personally met Jeffrey Behrendt. We communicated only via e-mail and regular mail, but this functioned very well and was in my opinion fast and up to date. I have been kept informed at all times about the various different legal situations. The mails were easy to understand and Jeffrey kept options open for me to decide myself how to proceed with the matter. I knew what were the risks on each option. So now my legal matter came to a successful end, I know that Jeffrey did his job professionally and accurately, just like I expected. My last word would be he is an expensive lawyer where someone gets the treatment he deserves plus successful legal representation."
"Jeffrey always returns my calls within one day."
"I found Jeffrey on the internet. Then I saw and read his materials before I made an appointment. I met with Jeffrey for a consultation. I had spoken to several lawyers, but felt most comfortable with Jeffrey. He’s very patient and understanding. I can tell him anything and he always returns my calls within one day. Jeffrey is a very nice man and I wholeheartedly recommend his services. In fact, not long ago I referred a friend to Jeffrey."
"Jeffrey was knowledgeable, effective, and always easy to get ahold of."
"Jeffrey and I had a collaborative effort, which allowed me input into the process. I worked with Jeffrey mostly by e-mail. It was always easy to get ahold of him. Jeffrey was responsive, getting back to my quite rapidly, frequently in the evening and on weekends. He was knowledgeable and well informed. Jeffrey was well aware of the current jurisprudence and the effect it would have on my case. And he didn’t lead me down the garden path. Instead, he identified my case’s weak points and strong points. Then he gave me a good, honest assessment of what he thought the outcome would be. Everything did evolve as Jeffrey indicated it would. And, in fact, we came out pretty close to what he predicted. I was comfortable working with Jeffrey. He was soft spoken, effective, and as aggressive as I wanted him to be. Jeffrey was not overly expensive and I feel I got good value for the dollar. I would recommend Jeffrey’s services to others."
"I was happy with Jeffrey."
"I was happy with the way Jeffrey handled everything, especially the divorce jitters."
Dominique de Chezet
"Jeffrey is not the demanding type of lawyer. He’s the quiet leader type."
"Jeffrey is not the run-of-the-mill lawyer. He’s sincere, committed and does his job in his own way. His methodology is different from what I conceptualized of the typical lawyer. Jeffrey is quiet, dedicated and committed. It takes a certain type of client to appreciate the work he can do for you if you just let him do it. At times I had to assure myself that I was going in the right direction because Jeffrey doesn’t come across like he’s going to be the demanding type of lawyer. Instead, Jeffrey’s the quiet leader type. In this area of law, many people want instant action. But in my situation, the process took time and patience. I appreciate what Jeffrey has done and feel I got good value for my money."
"Jeffrey’s fees are legitimate and fair. I would use him again in a heartbeat."
"Jeffrey is really impressive. He is personable, efficient, and gets back to you on e-mails and by phone as quickly as possible. I’d send an e-mail and get a response back in an hour or two — sometimes in a matter of minutes. Jeffrey’s very efficient at sending and receiving information. This is a definite plus, not like the hassle of playing phone tag. I’m very happy with the way Jeffrey operates. He did not charge me for a lot of excess stuff. His fees are legitimate, reasonable and fair. I liked how Jeffrey presented himself. He’s a good listener. And he cares for kids’ concerns, as well. I liked everything about him and highly recommend him to anyone. He took care of me very well. I would definitely use him again in a heartbeat."
Carleton Place, Ontario
"Jeffrey was pensive, understanding and thorough — he provided a personal level of service that addressed my needs at a difficult time in my life."
"I approached Jeffrey at a difficult point in my own life. Faced with the need to find a lawyer I first took to the internet. Jeffrey’s personal web site, versus that of many others, impressed me. It attracted me because it was carefully laid out with sound information and advice. Initially intrigued, I set up an appointment to meet Jeffrey and on meeting him was struck by his thoughtful manner and solid advice. Based upon my review of his web site and our introductory exploratory meeting I engaged him to represent my interests in a most difficult process. In subsequent meetings, by telephone and by e-mail, Jeffrey delivered a personal level of service and went well beyond the call of duty in meeting my needs during a most difficult time. His advice was focussed and to the point. I particularly appreciated his close attention to detail and thorough review of issues related to my separation agreement.
The issue of “Separation” is a difficult challenge — to say the very least. Jeffrey delivered solid, independent advice — on a personal level that met my expressed needs."
"Jeffrey looked after my best interests with compassion and respect."
"Jeffrey showed diligent attention and care to me during this difficult time. I was able to sleep better knowing that my best interests were being handled by Jeffrey with compassion and respect. Every time things got rocky, Jeffrey managed to calm the waters. Jeffrey was invaluable to myself and my family during this process. There really aren’t enough words to express what it means to have an advocate like Jeffrey in my corner."
"Jeffrey was easy to talk with and gave me his knowledge during a very traumatic time."
"Jeffrey is very personable and honest. Jeffrey supported me in how I was approaching my divorce. I was quite happy when I first met Jeffrey because he was easy to talk with and gave me his knowledge during a very traumatic time. It’s always nice to talk with somebody who’s been through the system and knows how things work. Jeffrey doesn’t hold back. He lets you know what he thinks. I found that Jeffrey and I were thinking on the same line. That’s why I decided to go with him. Jeffrey was straightforward about what I should spend money on — and what would be a waste of money. He made me feel confident, knowing that I was going the right way and knowing that he was behind me."
"Jeffrey was up-front with costs… Dealing with Jeffrey was a pleasure."
"Jeffrey is a professional, relaxed and friendly lawyer. From my experience, he was up-front with costs and kept me informed of every step he took in dealing
with my concerns. When I asked him to provide some "last minute" extras, he did so quickly and without hassle. Dealing with Jeffrey was a pleasure."
"I really appreciate how hard Jeffrey worked on my behalf."
"Jeffrey is one heck of a lawyer. I felt completely at ease when talking with him and relaying my problem without feeling scorned. Jeffrey made me feel comfortable.
And I really appreciate how hard he worked on my behalf. There’s a stigma about lawyers who try to gouge you or take you to the cleaners. Not Jeffrey. It was a great feeling to work
with him. Jeffrey’s a super guy and I absolutely recommend him to others without hesitation."
"When I asked questions, Jeffrey had the answers."
"I felt Jeffrey was very thorough. He’s a nice, friendly guy who is approachable. Jeffrey listens to what you have to say. When I asked questions, he had the answers.
Jeffrey’s a nice fellow with a good head on his shoulders. I would gladly refer friends to Jeffrey."
"Jeffrey is a great lawyer and a very nice guy."
"Jeffrey Behrendt knows his stuff. He’s a very nice guy and good at his job. Jeffrey makes you feel at ease and doesn’t talk down to you. When he puts things on paper, his
writing is clear, precise and to the point. Jeffrey’s a great lawyer and I will refer friends to him."
"Jeffrey came up with things even the judge didn’t know."
"Jeffrey is very conscientious, honest, and fair with his billing. Jeffrey is sturdy, steady and stays the course. He’s very smart and came up with things even the judge didn’t
know. During Jeffrey’s presentation in court, the judge responded, ‘I didn’t know about that.’ Jeffrey obviously
does his research and comes across quite well in court. Another plus: When I’ve asked Jeffrey about specific things we might do, he tells me immediately how the court will
look at it. I’ve seen lawyers who fly off the handle and will try anything just to rack up billable hours. But Jeffrey honestly tries to reduce the number of hours he works
by telling me right away whether we should follow a particular course. He helps me save money by not wasting time on things that won’t work. Jeffrey will tell me, ‘You don’t
need that and you won’t gain anything.’ Jeffrey is honest and straightforward with his fees and comments. I’m very impressed."
"Jeffrey was available and listened to what I had to say."
"I had a hard time finding a lawyer. Then I found Jeffrey. He is easy to get along with and I found him available when other lawyers weren’t. He listened to what I had
to say. Lawyers often tell you what you should be doing, but not Jeffrey. He was unassuming and had no sense of self-importance. I like
to think for myself. I knew what I wanted to do and I explained it to Jeffrey. He was willing to argue my point of view. I’m happy about that. Jeffrey and I are starting to
understand each other. We’re building a foundation that will lead to a long future relationship. I would certainly refer other people to Jeffrey."
"Jeffrey is detail oriented and asks questions the other lawyers will ask."
"Jeffrey is a good lawyer. He really goes into the details. He asks questions that other lawyers will ask you. This forces you to think and come up with something.
So far, I’ve had no problem. If friends asked me about a divorce lawyer, I would definitely refer them to Jeffrey."
"Jeffrey did not do anything without first getting my approval."
"Jeffrey is a very likeable fellow. The reason I like him is because I’ve heard horror stories about how lawyers run the show instead of doing what you want them
to. My biggest nightmare was that the lawyers would take over. Jeffrey was not like that. He listened to what I wanted to achieve and did not try to sway me from my path. He told
me of the obstacles and let me decide for myself what I wanted to do. He kept me informed ahead of the game, before he took action. He did not do anything without first getting
my approval. He followed through on whatever instructions I gave him. He informed me of the process of law all along, all the way through. And I did not have to go to court.
Hiring Jeffrey Behrendt was money well spent."
"I plan to use Jeffrey again – and I have already referred a friend."
"Jeffrey is easy to talk with and very responsive to any inquiries or questions I might have. He’s fair and has a really good understanding of the issues. I’m quite
happy with how he’s approaching my case. He’s not too soft and not too hard. Last time I had a lawyer, he wore kid gloves. He cost me a fortune and I got nowhere. Jeffrey
does not allow the other side to dance all over him. He knows when to be firm in asking questions and getting information from the other side. And he’s not so harsh that he
makes the situation adversarial, which could drag it out much longer. I plan to use Jeffrey again next spring when I have other issues
I must address. I’m so pleased with Jeffrey that I have already referred a friend to him."
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