"I realized Mike was a different kind of lawyer when I told his assistant Alice that I had an urgent matter and he fit in a call the next day, during his vacation. The reception in the mountains wasn't great, but he was totally present and engaged and I was immediately reassured that things would be ok. Mike was consistently available and supportive, in a truly sincere way that went beyond the technicalities of legal agreements. As a physician, I always tried to find the very best treatments for my patients and also to meet them where they were emotionally, understanding that sometimes circumstances are just bad and that being fully present at moments of crisis can be incredibly impactful. Mike has this ability to operate on two levels. He capably addressed the legal challenges of my situation with a thoughtful and meticulous approach, while also being highly empathic and intuitive about what I was experiencing emotionally. Perhaps even without realizing, he was treating me as a "whole person", in the way a great doctor takes care of their patients. He set me up for happiness and success and I am grateful."