"I was arrested and jailed on a battery (DV) charge against another male family member living at our home (I was defending my wife from him - can you believe the cops only arrested me after knowing this?). Once I was bailed out, I did a thorough search of attorneys - calling them, looking them up online, reading over client reviews - and after 2 weeks of researching, I was finally recommended to Mrs. Estlund. When I look over what has happened to me over the past year, I am truly thankful to have met her. Throughout the entire process I have found Mrs. Estlund to meet and exceed all of my expectations. Mrs. Estlund has always been timely with her management of my case, easy to reach (via a call or email), detailed with her explanations of what is going on, and compassionate about my situation and how incorrectly (at best) it was handled by police. From our initial meeting, Mrs. Estlund has shown me that she is truly interested in helping her clients. I have met other attorneys (for me and for family members) and I can tell you this, nothing makes a client feel better about themselves and their situation than an attorney who gives them their undivided attention. Mrs. Estlund listens to you, jots down all pertinent information, asks you a variety questions, and tries to understand what occurred. She does this with kindness and empathy. Another aspect of great counsel? Keeping the client informed on a periodic and as needed basis. In dealing with the prosecutor, Mrs. Estlund kept me informed through all the steps. She was always accessible (especially via email) and took the time to answer all of my questions. Mrs. Estlund's demeanor makes the client feel like they can reach out to her anytime, and that is something I find valuable in a counselor. At the end of this process, Mrs. Estlund was successful in convincing the State to drop the charge. I am currently working with her to process my expungement and in dealing with other matters that need attention due to this situation. Mrs. Estlund's counsel has been nothing but top-notch, and her office is always receptive and willing to help out. If you are looking for a criminal defense attorney who is professional, knowledgeable, and hardworking, Michelle Estlund is a great choice. I found a fantastic attorney. She has found a client for life."