Liz E. on Yellow Pages
5 years ago
04/28/2015, 06:02 AM
First - I have to comment on the 2 negative reviews. I know no one is perfect but those reviews are 100% contrary to the Joel Russman I have known for years.
I was first referred to Joel 8 years ago when I was purchasing my home (my first in CO) and needed an attorney to review the contract. I'm originally from Chicago where all real estate transactions involve attorneys. My attorney had to be out of the country at the last minute and couldn't help me.
Joel came as a referral from a trusted friend. I wanted him to review the real estate contract even though he explained (for free) that CO has standardized contracts for home purchases and I didn't really need him to review it. He was clear, concise and fair in his pricing and he has a great sense of humor.
Since then, Joel has been an invaluable asset in dealing with a crazy neighbor in both criminal and personal injury cases (the crazy neighbor harassing and then trying to sue me and my partner). He worked with my insurance company's attorney seamlessly when that attorney was assigned to defend us in the personal injury suit filed by the neighbor. And his rates were beyond fair, not to mention that he again brought his compassion and humor to a tough situation that put me at ease. I can't tell you how important it is to have an attorney who treats you like a human being when you are being threatened, stalked and sued by someone who is crazy. The stress is through the roof, yet Joel is calm and kind.
He's also been a valuable consult in reviewing my rental lease agreements for my tenants and offering valuable insight.
Joel has a strong moral compass, charges reasonable rates and gets the job done after walking through all of the alternatives.
I would recommend Joel to anyone who wants a quality attorney who cares about his clients.