We have had the pleasure of working with Chuck Michaels throughout the past 25 years.

Chuck’s factual and legal analysis, legal reasoning, framing of issues, and command of written English is exceptional.  We credit him with being a legal pillar of strength, whether joining in consultation, or providing critical legal research, or in any aspect of legal writing.

Stylistically, he rewards us with his intelligence and clarity at every stage of a case.

Whether evaluating the sustainability of a cause of action, or in motions, or briefs, he has worked with us every step of the way, in state and federal trial courts, state and federal appellate courts, and in petitioning the United States Supreme Court.

Nathaniel Fick, Esq.
Maureen May, Esq.
Fick & May, P.C.

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The Law Offices of Peter T. McDowell, P.A., has engaged the research and writing skills of Chuck Michaels, Esquire, for appellate work and for legal memoranda submitted to trial courts.  Mr. Michaels’s ability to quickly grasp the facts and issues, perform thorough research and then efficiently produce persuasive and concise briefs and memoranda have been a cost savings to this firm’s clients.  Moreover, his intellect and legal acumen have assisted in producing work of a higher quality.

We have collaborated with Mr. Michaels on numerous papers and briefs over the years. He is congenial, hardworking, and completes the work requested sooner than expected. Mr. Michaels brings many years of experience in appellate work, is intimate with appellate proceedings, with the tedious process of creating record extracts, the proper formatting of briefs.   He has a felicity of expression rarely seen.

I have enjoyed working with Mr. Michaels over the years and hope to continue working with him for years to come.  For a personal testimonial, please contact me.

Peter T. McDowell, Esq.


Chuck’s legal acumen is second to none. He’s always ready to give a spot-on analysis of a litigation related issue and more than capable of seeing any case to a successful conclusion. I would not hesitate in having him take on any issue in any case.

Stephen J. Dunn, Esquire

Law Offices of Stephen J. Dunn

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Chuck Michaels has assisted me with numerous appeals over many years. His precision, thoroughness, and attention to detail are evident– from the record review, the record extract, the research– and definitely, his brief writing. He produces quality briefs. His rates are eminently reasonable. And he always completes the work on schedule. I have engaged him on every appeal that originates from my office. I recommend him to any attorney or lay client.

T. Joseph Touhey, Esq.

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I have known Chuck Michaels since law school. From my earliest recollection he was respected as a scholar, writer, and advocate. I have had the pleasure of working with him on projects on which he wrote the brief, and can state that his work is well-researched, well-organized, and persuasive.

I can recommend Mr. Michaels’ services to anyone.

Jack L.B. Gohn

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Gohn, Hankey, Stichel & Berlage LLP

Charles “Chuck” Michaels came highly referred to me by DC Counsel Press as an expert in appellate litigation. I had the opportunity to consult with Chuck on a novel civil litigation case regarding the merits and process of an appeal.

Chuck was retained to write the appeals briefs and assist with oral argument. After a review of the record, Chuck was able to quickly identify the significant appealable issues, even without having practiced in that particular area of law. Chuck himself prepared a two-volume record
extract that exceeded 1,000 pages, with transcripts from an extensive court trial, and numerous pleadings and trial exhibits.

Chuck prepared briefs that were meticulous and compelling. Chuck’s expertise was also instrumental in the presentation of oral argument and highlighting the major points for the court. With Chuck, the appeals process was smooth and stress-free as he is very familiar with appellate
rules and procedures. Chuck’s work is top-notch! I highly recommend him for appellate litigation services.

Heather Cherry, Esq.
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Working with Charles Michaels was a welcome pleasure.  The rigors of  implementing an appellate strategy is arduous, and having someone like Mr. Michaels who absorbed the details of a complex case helped tremendously.  He assembled a record extract that was over 500 pages
and wrote cogent briefs for me,  thankfully.  I highly recommend his services.

Chuck Blessing, Jr.