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The conference call was nothing short of brilliant, and cleared up a lot of issues for everyone, though we knew what we wanted, and the Bennitts, well, who knows what they knew. You were just the best in sticking to the point and not backing down. We are so used to being ignored and it was great to have an advocate like you. You have a very mild and kind manner, and you proved to be a real pit bull when it was needed. Sitting at Martha’s table during that call, I was raising my fist in the air when you made some of the more salient points. We were so happy to have such great support! Thank you so much.
Sarah Champagne, Client July 31, 2015
I just wanted you to know that the first time I walked into your office to discuss my claim; I knew I made the right choice in asking you to represent me. You believed in me and my case when no one else knew much about “Mold” and its terrible affects on humans, nor were they interested. You stuck by me, no matter what, through the entire lengthy process and for that I will always be very grateful to you.
I need you to know that I have never doubted your expertise, and never once wavered knowing you were there, on my side, and doing everything you could for me. It’s been a truly remarkable and trying experience/journey for me and I’m sure for you as well.
I was truly blessed when you happened into my life and you will never really know how much I respect and thank you! You are a truly wonderful person and an excellent Attorney, as far as I am concerned.
Carla Womack, Client July 31, 2015
My sisters, nieces, and nephews are so appreciative of all you have done to get the lease done and LaFarge up to speed. I will miss chatting through emails with you. We all have a relationship that has become a friendship of sorts. If you ever want a tour of the mine, let me know. I will also let you know if we schedule a tour. It is very interesting. Things are dull there right now, but will pick up in the spring. Again, a trillion thank yous for everything you have done for my family.
Martha Westergaard, Client July 31, 2015
Your cross examination of the State’s expert was masterful!
Don Kerr, DuoFast Corp. July 31, 2015
I just want to thank you. Very well written and I suspect effective memo. Good teamwork. I am very happy; this is just about perfect. I am very confident and know that I have put myself into capable hands.
Tom Snitzer, Client July 31, 2015
Steve, thank you very much for the invitation and opportunity. Unfortunately, I will be unable to accept. I do have a recommendation for you, though. My former partner, Shell Bleiweiss, has vast Superfund experience and has represented many ISRI members over the years in Superfund and other environmental enforcement proceedings. I mentioned your invitation to him and he indicated he would be interested in speaking on this panel. His contact information is…
Todd R. Wiener, McDermott, Will & Emery July 31, 2015
Shell: Bev and I can’t thank you enough, you made our holiday!! Have a great Thanksgiving.
Jay Killeen, Client July 31, 2015
WOW!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!! Thank you for your expertise. We feel that progress was made today that would not have happened without you. Poor Andy was truly outmatched. Some of the things he said were so silly and you guys nailed him on it and diffused his idle threats. Thank you, thank you and thank you again!
Martha Westergaard, Client July 31, 2015
Thank you for this update. You certainly go the extra mile to be certain that your clients and Sue and I are well advised. I appreciate that so much. Were it not for you, we would not have these creative solutions offered to us. We hope they remain on the table and that we can bring this matter to a close with the best possible resolution for all parties. In particular, thank you for reading and responding to the questions I sent… I miss hearing from you and reading your graceful and beautifully reasoned replies to various lease issues.
Alice Pisaruk, Cooperating Co-owner July 31, 2015
I have worked with Shell Bleiweiss back when he was senior environmental law partner at McDermott Will & Emery in Chicago (and later on other matters, too). He is absolutely a go-to expert in this field. I have also worked with a fine environmental engineer on a serious pollution matter and who found us a good outcome. I know Shell is right about his advice and I would take it. You are lucky that he is here.
Norman R. Solberg, Solberg International Law Office July 31, 2015
Shell. Terrific. I know you will do a great job. Although this is the kind of case that should settle, and almost did settle before a new DOJ attorney was assigned, we may be forced to try this case. I wanted to make sure we had strong local counsel in the event that occurs. We look forward to working with you.
Michael D. Hockley, Spencer Fane Britt & Browning L.L.P. July 31, 2015
Thanks Shell. You did a terrific job and Bell Lumber & Pole Co. is very happy that this case is now dismissed.
Thad Lightfoot, Co-counsel, The Environmental Law Group, Ltd. July 31, 2015
An elegant pleading indeed!
Dr. Allan W. Hatheway, Expert Witness July 31, 2015
I worked with Shell in big law so I know from experience that he would be a great choice.
Jon van Horne July 31, 2015
Shell, after reading the cases I’m very satisfied we are in the driver’s seat on this issue. Great work and excellent service. Thank you. I will definitely call you if we need more help. Again thanks.
N. Dean Nasser, Jr., Nasser Law Offices, P.C. July 31, 2015