everyone treated us with the utmost respect
Rich and I could not have been more pleased with Laura’s work and with the firm in general. From my very first meeting with you, through to depositions and settlement negotiations, everyone treated us with the utmost respect. We’re forever grateful.
We had been fighting a battle with my ob over my son for what seemed like forever. One firm sent us here and we were so thankful! Dan is an amazing attorney and was so gracious to our family.
Outstanding legal team
Outstanding legal team! We had 2 major tragedies befall our family. Through it all John Powers and his staff were sensitive and kind while providing outstanding legal service. There isn’t a high enough rating available as far as I am concerned.
truly the best at what you do
Thank you Laura, Margie, Lisa, Teresa and all of you who helped us! We absolutely can’t thank you enough. You are truly the best at what you do, and I’m so thankful you took my call that day 6 years ago. With love and warm wishes for all of you, thanks from the bottom of my heart.
unparalleled professionalism earned our trust
Our experience with Powers and Santola was simply exceptional. From the beginning, their unparalleled professionalism earned our trust and the longer we worked with Dan, the more it grew. It soon became clear that his commitment to excellence included an open, honest and thorough conversation throughout the whole process and he was always available to answer any questions that arose. Dan and his unbeatable team were incredibly knowledgeable and worked tirelessly on our behalf. We were confident they left no stone unturned in order to assemble the best case possible.
It would have been enough if they were just successful lawyers, but the team at Powers and Santola represents so much more. You work with Dan and his group and you become a part of their family. The warmth and compassion shown to us made this whole journey so much easier. They genuinely care about you and will do everything they can to get you the best possible outcome. We recommend Powers and Santola not only because they brought us justice, but because of their strong values, work ethic, and compassion
What you do is truly wonderful
Laura, I don’t even know how to thank you enough. You and your team have been so amazing. What you do is truly wonderful. The families you help are so lucky to have you. Thank you so much.
top notch savvy attorney
Margie Soehl is a top notch savvy attorney. She was recommended to us by a former client. She was not only legally savvy but also sensitive to my spouse’s needs. For example, the injuries incurred as a result of the circumstances that led to the case, limited my spouse’s physical abilities. She spoke to us about doing the necessary deposition over several days, as opposed to one marathon day that would have been superlatively challenging for my spouse. The entire firm was highly professional and able to blend their professionalism with customized client care with ease.
so knowledgeable and caring
Powers & Santola was so knowledgeable and caring. I was so very fortunate to find such a great law firm.
One of the best firms in the nation
Powers & Santola are in my opinion, one of the best firms in the nation that deals with product liability litigation. I cannot imagine anyone being more professional, more compassionate, or fighting harder for a client than Powers and Santola. They brought peace and safety to me and my family during one of the most horrifying times in my life.
Treated with respect and compassion
I found Powers & Santola to be very helpful in the explanation of all aspects of my legal action. I was treated with respect and compassion.
Quick to respond and helpful
Powers & Santola lawyers made me feel very comfortable through my difficult time. With any question I had, they were quick to respond and helpful.
Reputation in his field was evident
Dan Santola helped guide my family through a difficult time and process with the highest sense of compassion and knowledge. Dan’s reputation in his field was evident. When I told other lawyers (both friends and business contacts) that we were working with Powers & Santola, we always hear in response – ‘Oh, they are by far the best in the state.
They are fast
As an injured client, the team at Powers & Santola explained the legal process in a friendly manner that I could understand. In court, they were very professional. After, they helped in obtaining health insurance and information on handling my settlement. They had a very friendly and caring team, even after case was done. Oh yeah, they are fast.
Above and beyond our expectations
In July of 2012 my wife, Jessica, was in a horrible car accident. The other driver ran through a stop sign hitting the driver side of my wife’s car, sending her vehicle head on into a telephone pole. The car was totaled, and Jessica suffered a variety of injuries that required a prolonged recovery period and derailed the progress that she was making in her personal and professional life. The physical and mental toll was significant, and I, as her husband, wanted to do everything in my power to make things right. It wasn’t until we employed Margie Soehl to represent us that I truly believed that we would get through this difficult time and that there may be a silver lining that would help to offset the destruction that this unfortunate accident had caused.
What made the experience special wasn’t just that Margie solved our problem, it was that she made it her problem as well… she made us genuinely feel that we had someone in our corner supporting us through this process with our best interests in mind. Having an expert there to answer our questions, an expert who truly understands how the system works and what actions are required to resolve issues, was absolutely critical. Margie fought hard for us, going above and beyond our expectations, and as a result we received a significant settlement for the pain and suffering that Jessica went through.
Margie gave us our silver lining, but more importantly, Margie gave Jessica the relief that I had been struggling so hard to give her in the wake of the accident.
Such a joy to work with
Margie Soehl worked with me throughout a challenging time and emotional case. I especially appreciated Margie’s hard work, attention to detail and kind, warm demeanor. It was very apparent, that Margie did a lot of preparation and came to know the intricacies of my case. I found it wonderful to work with Margie as she is very patient and sensitive, but also had the attitude that we were going to win the case, which made me more confident.
Never having been through a legal case before, I found it very helpful to learn about the course that the case would take and how every piece of the legal puzzle is critical to getting the desired outcome. Margie was wonderful about answering my questions and explaining how everything fit into the bigger picture. I completed several practice depositions with Margie, at her suggestion, as she wanted to make sure that I was as prepared as possible to give my side of the case. Throughout these practice sessions, Margie gave positive constructive criticism, and tips and suggestions so that I provided as much information as possible. I always appreciated the time that Margie spent preparing with me because I walked out of the office with more confidence in my responses, and a better understanding of the next step in the process. Margie was also great about responding to my questions, addressing my concerns, and putting me at ease. I knew that at any point during the formal deposition that I should look over at Margie for an encouraging smile and that she would make sure that I could take a break, if necessary.
Overall, working with Margie was fantastic! I knew from my first interaction with Margie that I could trust her with my case, and that she would have my best interest at heart throughout the process. She is such a joy to work with, and I am so very pleased with the outcome of my case!
Took a weight off my shoulders
We went to Powers & Santola after they were recommended by several lawyers in my area. I did not know where to turn. My husband at age 49 had woken up from a simple operation not being able to move, speak or breathe on his own. It was a very stressful time. From my first phone call to this firm I felt right away that I had found the right people. They got back to us within a day and evaluated our situation. From then on I was kept up to date on what was being done on our behalf. The team, as I called them, from the secretary to the attorneys, Dan Santola, Tim Higgins and Mr. Powers could not have been more supportive. We live in Lake Placid about 100-plus miles from Albany, where our lawsuit took place, and at every turn they did their best to make things easier on us as to traveling and seeing doctors nearby if it was possible. They made several trips to us so we did not have to go to Albany. By the time the trial was over we had forged friendships and we still keep in touch now. When the trial was over and we went home, we felt that we were leaving family. As I stated before this time in our lives was the most difficult thing we had to go through and Powers & Santola took a weight off my shoulders when they took our case.
Friendly down to earth
John Powers is a friendly down to earth guy. He explains every move so you can understand the legal system. In court he is fully in control and professional. Following, he cares and provides info to make good decisions. He is an A-1 person.
Knowledge and intelligence are instantly evident
Dan’s compassion and heartfelt discussions helped us through a very difficult time. Dan’s knowledge and intelligence are instantly evident upon meeting him, and we could not have been more impressed with how he handled himself at all times.
Took the extra time with me
Dan took the extra time with me to make sure I understood what was involved in the matter.
Very personable, and I highly recommend him
If you would like a very meticulous, competent lawyer and someone you can talk to that is non-judgmental, then Dan Santola is the lawyer for you. He takes the time to thoroughly investigate and understand all aspects of the case with which he is dealing. He genuinely cares for his clients’ well-being and wants the best outcome for them. He takes the time to research and study all aspects of his cases. Again, he is very personable, and I highly recommend him to anyone in need of an excellent lawyer. We are very happy with the outcome of our case and working with an excellent person like Dan Santola.
expert in his field
John Powers is an expert in his field, and very personable, as is his staff.
personality and integrity put him squarely in that rare category of people
When tragedy unfairly strikes people, the world can become a very scary and confusing place. At 19 years of age, the unthinkable happened to me. As I laid in the hospital, my parents struggled with a mountain of legal paperwork they didn’t understand as they were coming to grips with having a newly paralyzed son. Dan Santola stepped in, took control of the situation and became a legal guardian angel to me and my family. Dan spoke with insurance companies, the hospital, and countless other entities. He put my parents’ minds at ease, which made recovering from my injury a little easier.
Dan also became a mentor to me during the legal process. I know lawyers are translators of sorts — a bridge between the courts and the rest of us, but Dan went above and beyond, way above and beyond.
He was happy to answer any questions I had. About law, about life, and about why he chose to do what he does. Everywhere I went with him, I felt protected. After leaving his office and speaking with him, I normally felt enlightened. He is a man that worked extremely hard to get to where he is and he whole-heartedly believes that what he is doing is making the world a better place.
For the majority of my life, I viewed lawyers as cold blooded ambulance chasers that only cared about making a payday. Dan shattered all those false assumptions for me. Needless to say I was extremely happy with the services that Dan Santola provided for me and my family. His skill, expertise, empathy and passion to succeed within the parameters of the law inspired me to become a better person.
It’s not enough to say that Dan is a great lawyer. His personality and integrity put him squarely in that rare category of people that you only come across once in a lifetime. I feel that I am a better human being for having the chance to spend time with him.
Looking out for me and my best interests
Mr. Santola has a great knowledge of the law and he always made me feel like he was looking out for me and my best interests.