What Our Clients Say


 

A client says:

Les had no problem picking up my case last minute! He treated me with the utmost respect and put all his energy into my case. I felt like I had been friends with him for years after everything was finished. I would recommend him to ANYONE needing legal help. He’s beyond knowledgeable in so many areas! 2 thumbs up!!!”

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A client says:

Mr.Van Alstine II was a great friend and helped me through my case with caring words and some humorous wisdom that helped me stay calm through it all. Thanks to his expertise in Law and knowing how to keep me calm, I was able to keep my sweet dog alive. I appreciate him for all he did. I would definitely recommend his services to any person in need.”

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A client says:

I cannot even begin to properly explain the incredible experience I have had as Les as my attorney! The knowledge this man has of the law is amazing, and he walks into the courtroom and simply owns it, his professionalism and skills as an attorney gets him an unbelievable amount of respect. Les has gone way above and beyond for me and my case, I couldn’t have a better attorney anywhere in this world. I very highly recommend if you are looking for the best possible attorney hire Les, you will be in the best possible hands for your case and you will be very happy with the results! His dedication is amazing and he is a fantastic man in all aspects. My case was pretty high profile but he handled it with absolute professionalism and kept me in line in the courtroom as well. We are friends to this day and I can never thank him enough! There is absolutely no better attorney anywhere. No need to “shop around for an attorney” just hire the best if you want the best outcome in your case.”

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A client says:

I had a problem with violation of fishing regulations in Michigan. I would have had a misdemeanor history if attorney Les Van Alstine II did not intervene on my behalf. Because of his priceless help, my case was disposed with a civil infraction and a fine. Thus, I do not have criminal history. I would highly recommend him.”

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A client says:

Thank God for finding this attorney at the time I needed him the most. Excellent attorney with a great personality. I would have had a criminal record without his help. Outstanding knowledge of the law and superior negotiations skills. Well know throughout the court system in Manistee, MI. Could never thank him enough for his priceless help. If you have a criminal problem please do not hesitate to hire him.”

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A client from Manistee says:

I have called on Les many times for guidance and a tutorial on law. He has always been there for me doing business in a small town has it’s advantages not only do you get great legal counsel from a very intelligent man but a friendship that lasts a lifetime.”

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A client from Manistee says:

Mr. Van Alstine is a friend, former neighbor and my lawyer. He’s great at all three. He’s always been very receptive and helpful with any legal matters I’ve had and I always felt his fees were very fair. He goes the extra mile to give the best representation possible. I would highly recommend him to anyone.”

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A business client says:

I am excellent at building things, but not very good at reading people. There are powerful and unsavory folks out there who look to take advantage of someone like me. I did not realize it at first, but the general contract he created for my business has protected me from these folks more than once. I actually had one person from the East Coast screaming profanities at me, regarding the quality of my contract, then asked for the name of my lawyer so he might utilize him. Another potential client was very specific about his dislike for my contract, and in hindsight, I am fortunate to have lost that job. It may seem like a lot of money for some of us, at first, but it is so worth it in the long run. Good people will not mind a good contract, and those are the folks I want to work for.”

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A client says:

Mr Van Alstine’s office was very prompt to return my phone calls, answer all my questions and give me knowledgeable direction with my legal concerns.”

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A business client says:

Les helped my husband and I purchase our first business that we had for five years and when we went to sell he was also there for assistance. I would recommend him for any and needs you may need for an attorney. Les is the best and goes above and beyond what an attorney should have to do. In the end we have made a wonderful friend.”

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A client from Manistee says:

Leslie is one of the best lawyers that you find in town. He has helped me on some personal stuff and also had helped on my business side of things he is highly recommended.”

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A Real Estate client and fellow attorney says:

I practice personal injury law in Colorado, but knew that I needed sound legal advice before entering into a real estate transaction in Michigan. I did my homework, found the high-ratings earned by Mr. Van Alstine on AVVO and chose him for representation. I was not disappointed, he was thorough, thoughtful and very knowledgeable. He provided excellent legal counsel and in the future, if needed, I will certainly seek his help again.”

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A client who is now in Naples, Florida says:

Mr. Van Alstine helped save my home from foreclosure and assisted me in a custody issue that saved me from ruin. Aside from being a brilliant attorney he also happens to be an outstanding human being who I would trust with my life. Five stars are not enough.”

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A Client from Manistee says:

From the moment you walk in the office, you feel at ease and taken care of. Mr. Van Alstine was recommended to me by an attorney that a friend of mine works for, who was unable to take my case because of time & traveling. I am so glad I followed his advice, and called Les. Les has been an invaluable ally during the last two years, in handling custody issues regarding my son. I have since recommended Les to many others needing legal advice. With Les, you’re not just a client or a case number.”

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A Client from Manistee says:

Mr. Van Alstine was recommended to me by more than one individual and offered free consultation services, so I contacted him concerning a case I had that was putting my employment and Gaming License in jeopardy. His demeanor instantly put me at ease and he was very comfortable to speak with, his honest and accurate description of similar cases made me feel he had dealt with such cases with justifiable results.

“He requested that I provide him with documentation that would support our case, explaining how and why it would be useful. He also explained the various scenarios that could be the ultimate outcome of this case and asked my opinion of each. I feel he was completely honest and was not pressing me in any certain direction.

“Les kept me informed at all stages of the case, from the original arraignment to the final outcome. He professed that although nobody can guarantee the outcome of any case, that he would give it one hundred percent effort in obtaining the outcome that we felt would be in my best interests. Personally I feel that he gave one hundred and TEN percent!!! He did not ‘sell me down the river’ or agree to any prosecutor’s plea bargaining that would make his life easier at my expense, but put forth all facts and stood his ground obtaining an outcome that was in all honesty better than I had expected.

“I feel that Mr. Van Alstine’s integrity is unquestionable and I would use his services again should the situation arise. Also I would highly recommend this fine example of American Justice to any person or persons having to deal with the legal system. Thank You Les… Fine Job and Semper Fi !!!”

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A Client from West Bloomfield Township says:

I have unfortunately had to hire many attorneys throughout my thirty years in business. Les is on the top of the list of best, sincere, honest (imagine that for a plug for an attorney), talented, people I have dealt with in the legal world.

“As a real estate investor with a significant portfolio of properties, I am constantly involved with lawyers. If you need an attorney, and you hire Les, you will not be disappointed. It was the best decision I made regarding correcting a host of problems I had with one of my acquisitions.

“In summary, Les is a shortcut for your legal problems. I hear he also makes a mean cup o’ java. I cannot vouch for this first hand.”

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A Client from Manistee says:

I found Les to be very honest and straight-forward. He carefully worked with us and offered us alternatives and guided us toward reaching our goals. I always felt he had our best interest on the table. He took time to explain everything we worked on. I have seen Les work with others, and he genuinely cares about the people he is working with. It is refreshing.”

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A Client from Mt. Pleasant says:

Les is a great attorney and has a lot to offer to his clients. When it comes to Les and his work it mirrors a great meal. Both have all the right ingredients.”

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A Client from Filer says:

Leslie works hard to acheive the results that are needed for your business or problems. I’m glad he is on my team.”

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A Client from Manistee says:

Mr. Les Van Alstine has been retained numerous times for a variety of needs regarding my growing retail business and as a representative for my wife’s personal legal issues. Mr. Van Alstine has proven to be a very positive asset each time his expertise was required. Les has often given freely of his time whenever a situation arose where I needed someone to assist with those seemingly simple decisions that sometimes can have more convoluted results. Les has helped me make intelligent and wise choices every time! I highly recommend him for any legal and/or personal counsel where he feels qualified to represent or assist.”

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A Client from Grayling says:

I found Attorney Les Van Alstine to be very easy to speak with. He took the time to listen and explain things to me. I feel Les treated my situation as if it was also his personal problem as much as it was mine. I would highly recommend his legal services to anybody.”

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A Client from Manistee says:

I have known Les for a good number of years. While I don’t tend to have a lot of legal matters that need attending to, when I have the need for legal counsel Les has always been there for me and goes above and beyond what I would expect. It’s a guarantee that you will get great legal counsel and have a few laughs at the same time.”

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A Client from Manistee says:

I needed to get a power of attorney for myself in a hurry. He worked me in the same day that I called. I have used him in the past for other things I needed. In the past he always explained matters to me in ways that made sense to me.I have also sent a few of my friends to him for things that they needed. After talking to them they all seemed happy with what he did for them.”

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A Client from Manistee says:

My husband and I used Les’s services when we married to complete a prenup and complete our estate planning. While the process was emotional and at times a challenge for us, Les was focused, listened, and offered very clear suggestions on the best ways to organize our estate plan. We especially liked that he was forward in his thinking and suggested we consider and plan for long-term care and end-of-life decisions. He walked us through a range of planning considerations that we might not have thought of initially, so that we had a complete estate plan.

“In addition, Les assisted us at another time in handling real estate issues. He is quick yet accurate. His office and staff are welcoming and nonjudgmental. Les is easy to talk with and available.”

 

A divorce client says:

Les was my ex husband’s attorney against me way back in 1998/99. He did such a great job I hired him for my second divorce in 2011. He’s an excellent attorney and even better human being.”

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A divorce client says:

Les handled my divorce with knowledge and wisdom for what would be best for when everything was done. When I had a thought or a wish that would be negative in the long run or when I was otherwise being short sighted, Les gave it to me straight. He pointed out the things that would be best for the kids, even if he knew that I didn’t want to hear it. Afterwards I looked back and was happy for his advice and guidance. He gave me advice on things not court related because he cares for people.

“He has the skills in the courtroom and in negotiations for everything to run as smoothly as possible. He has my full confidence and recommendation.”

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