Hear From Our Clients

When you hire an attorney from Pels Law to help you with your case, you will join the many hundreds of our previous clients who have learned how far we will go to fight for you and give you the best possible advice we can give. Not only are we respected by our peers, but the vast majority of our clients recommend us as well. Below is just a sampling of some of the wonderful feedback we’ve gotten from our clients over the past few years.

“Your good works on my behalf have not been forgotten or taken for granted. Last week my hands froze up. This happens from time to time … I was able to dip into the monies you were able to settle for and see my chiropractor for several visits without making take financial choices no one should have to take. It may not sound like a big deal, but to me it was. My hands are back to a working state and I can continue to live the best quality of life I can. So your good works are still in action.

So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for doing what you do and making my life a bit easier and helping hold the demons of old age and depression at bay.”

“Ms. Olsen was everything I had hoped my former “high priced” attorneys would have been. In addition to being an honest, kind-hearted and decent person, Ms. Olsen is an impassioned and gifted orator who’s Courtroom presence dwarfed opposing counsel. She took my case to heart and was incredibly prepared for trial. She really turned the tides in my favor where my previous attorneys had failed. Don’t be fooled by her warm demeanor and likable personality, Ms. Olsen easily overpowers opposition in the Courtroom and is incredibly fast on her feet.”

“I am so grateful for your support, faith, and friendship. It’s a rare day that the good guy wins in our system. Your work and skills have again carried the day and I am as pumped as the day (you took over my divorce).”

“Thank you for your work, effort and patience dealing with my case and yours truly. Before you took me on, I had felt that our justice system had not only failed, but abandoned me. You have changed that perspective. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought the outcome you achieved was possible. Thank you for changing my life.”

“If someone asked me to describe Jon Pels I would probably say ‘Smart, tenacious bulldog!’  That’s the ultimate compliment from me.”

Mr. Pels, thank you! You are my hero!”

Some of our Google Reviews

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  • Avatar M Ashby ★★★★★ in the last week
    Maria solved my problem
    Posted by Michele A.
    April 24, 2017 – updated July 7, 2020
    Maria Olsen got me results! Maria was referred to me by a friend to see if she could help me with a problem client. Maria listened to my problem, asked me questions and heard me when I said I wanted to get results but I did not want to go to court if possible. Once Maria accepted to work on my case, she was on it!
    Maria was very pro-active and professional with me, making sure that I provided her with the documentation and information she needed to best serve me, and she acted quickly and responded back to me within hours of any questions I had. Maria communicated clearly with me and gave me the information I needed to make decisions on what actions I wanted to take. In the end, Maria sent a letter to the client and they agreed to settle, so my issue and financial settlement was resolved and I got paid what I was owed. I had a very positive experience in working with Maria and would HIGHLY recommend her.
  • Avatar Christine Gerbstadt ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    The Pels Law Firm superseded my expectations for my litigation needs. Their diverse staff of Senior lawyers and supportive staff ensured my case was handled with expedience and at a reasonable cost. Fortunately their expertise avoided the need for my case to go to trial; however, I had utmost confidence the litigation superiority of The Pels Law Firm would have been successful. I was able to avoid escalating cost by the adept plan to settle. I would use them again and highly recommend The Pels Law Firm. Their free standing law building and free covered parking maintains privacy and social distancing in this COVID19 era.
  • Avatar Maria Olsen ★★★★★ in the last week
    Jon Pels is one of the best trial lawyers I have ever met. Skilled strategist, excellent advocate, quick on his feet, and widely respected by judges and administrative decision-makers. An honorable family man, who goes the extra mile for others. You want this lawyer on your side.
  • Avatar Navyarms GibbsOWS ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    The Pels Law Firm represented me in a contentious divorce matter with hyper-aggressive and highly uncooperative opposing counsel. I retained Mr. Pels when my previous counsel showed no ability to counter these aggressive tactics and protect my rights. In a very short period of time, and late in the pre-trial phase, Mr. Pels and his staff had compelled discovery documents and information that demonstrated significant malfeasance by the opposing party and their counsel.
    Mr. Pels then utilized that information to obtain an granting him access to the opposing party's computer to extract emails they had attempted to delete and destroy from their hard drive. Those emails revealed even more significant malfeasance that led to Mr. Pels obtaining an order to depose opposing counsel.
    At trial, Mr. Pels successfully argued to have opposing counsel's accounting firm's expert witness testimony and forensic accounting report excluded. Mr. Pels demonstrated countless errors, omissions and lack of adherence to the rules of accounting so egregious that when he made the motion to exclude the report and testimony, the judge ruled in his favor without hesitation.
    Mr. Pels brought me a victory that was over twenty times larger than the amount my previous counsel had advised me to settle for, and in doing so revealed how duplicitous the tactics against me were.
    Most importantly, Mr. Pels provided to me a level of comfort and protection in the face of an unrelentingly hostile opposition that cannot be overstated. Sadly, many attorneys attempt to threaten and intimidate the other side to gain the upper hand, and Mr. Pels not only shut that down, he turned it on its head and used those tactics against opposing counsel to maximum effect. Mr. Pels stayed 100% focused on the facts and the law when presenting my case and forced opposing counsel to do so as well.
    Jon Pels and his staff know how to shape a case. how to present it and how to punch back when bullied. In short, they know how to win.
  • Avatar zack grumet ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Mr Pels and Firm were of extraordinary help to me and my case. When no one else could make headway, Mr Pels resolved all the issues. My case was somewhat unique and changeling in ways that all of the other Attorneys I brought it to were politely not interested. I did not think my case was about "Big Money", but i was wronged and wanted at least my day in Court. Mr Pels gave me a more than satisfactory conclusion to a difficult case. As an aside, I was often irrational and extremely emotional. Mr Pels was kind yet firm. He helped me keep an even keel throughout the entire process ( once I understood the what and why of his strategy).
    I hope never again to have the need of an Attorney, BUT...If I ever do Mr Pels is the 1st and hopefully only Lawyer i will ever call again.
    This Man is a Top Professional and a Kind and Decent Human Being. He is a Man whom you can trust.
    Zack Grumet


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