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Michael Thor Kessinger

Michael Thor Kessinger

 
  • Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability
  • Idaho, Washington
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Lawyer Rating and Reviews
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Stephen Blackburn
Reviewed by Stephen Blackburn May 14, 2021
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Having known Michael for over 20 years, 18 of which as a professional, I can attest to both his abilities and ethics as a lawyer.
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Classmate at Law School
  • Friend

I've known Michael for over 20 years. We have worked on cases together and consult together from time to time on other legal matters.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client

Michael was primary counsel on the work comp side of the case while I worked on the third party liability side of the case.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
I do not recall the dates but Michael and I talk regularly about issues involving third party liability and worker's compensation.
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

Michael knows the statutory worker's compensation scheme in Idaho very, very well. He understands how to communicate with the client and best serve their needs.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Michael knows the statutory worker's compensation scheme in Idaho very, very well. He has appeared before the Idaho Supreme Court, and before the Industrial Commission many times.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Michael knows the statutory worker's compensation scheme in Idaho very, very well. He has appeared before the Idaho Supreme Court, and before the Industrial Commission many times. He understands how facts matter.

Communication Skills: Excellent

Michael communicated effectively with both opposing counsel and with clients.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

I am unaware of any ethical violations and would not expect there would be any.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Worker's Compensation and Personal Injury
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Appeals
  • Client Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Negotiation
  • Problem Solving
  • Trials
Q. Please provide any additional comments about this lawyer
Michael is a solid lawyer in the greater Lewiston, Idaho area.
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes