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January 2018

Creighton McLean & Shea PLC is the best law firm I have done business with. I own a title insurance company and they set up my corporate paperwork, as well as my personal estate planning. I know I can count on them for all my legal needs. I also use them.

January 2018

Rick Garcia and I made a wise decision to request the services of this law firm. We were confident from the initial hour of consultation that all our needs would be met. Mrs. Phillips demonstrated a personal interest in providing us with the utmost legal needs to close on the purchase of a home. The services of this law firm was used previously and the outcome was handled with professionalism and concern. John McLean was instrumental in handling the legal; matters. If one word could be used to describe this law firm it would be “integrity.” We would recommend this law firm because we would not hesitate to use Mrs. Phillips and John McLean again.

December 2017

We were referred to Creighton McLean & Shea by a friend of ours and my husband and I couldn’t be more pleased with the service we received. John and Kelly were great to work with and not only were our needs fulfilled but they always explained thoroughly the process we were going through. Kelly and John were also very personable and made the process enjoyable and relaxed. We would highly recommend using their firm!

November 2017

I used the services of John McLean and Kelley Phillips for my divorce. I was referred by a friend who had also used their services and I was very happy. I worked primarily with Kelley Phillips, who was very professional, maintained great communication throughout the entire process, always worked hard and had my best interest throughout. She went above and beyond. The staff is also friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend!

November 2017

Friendly & great communication with all the staff. I worked with Kelley and she did not waste my time or money. Very efficient and to the point it.

October 2017

The legal services provided by John McLean and Kelly Phillips have been second to none. Highly competent and professional, they have been both concise in their legal advice and are a paragon of professionalism of the legal practice. I highly recommend their services and will gladly use their services if needed in the future.

August 2017

As I sit & think back to the hardest part of my life & how far I’ve come, I can’t help but feel blessed to have had Kelly represent me during my past divorce. A divorce is never easy but involving custody issues can be frightening and life changing. Many lawyers are quick to exploit your emotions for monitory gains but not Kelly. She took the time and truly worked with me side by side through this entire process. Whether I was calling with a handful of questions or needing further legal action, Kelly always made time. From her professional, calming voice of rational thought to her care and concern for the well being of mine and my children’s future. I am so thankful I was referred to this firm, and I would recommend them for anyone going through the unfortunate process of divorce.

June 2017

Had a fantastic experience working with the team at Creighton McLean & Shea. I first worked with John who took exceptional care of me and was able to resolve my matters quickly and to an agreeable outcome for all parties. I later worked with Kelley on another matter and had another outstanding experience. The staff at the office was prompt, efficient, courteous and professional in all of my dealings with them. Kelley and John were both extremely knowledgeable, fantastic to work with and took the time to make sure I understood all my options. Would highly recommend for any legal matters larger or small.

January 2017

I was skeptical and I’m not the type that trust just anyone. I’m writing this to let others know my experience that I had. If you need a lawyer, I highly recommend John Mclean. He is honest and actually cares for his clients. He will do whatever it takes to help you with your situation, you put yourself in. I don’t need to go into detail with my situation, because it’s personal. But he helped me, when I didn’t have anyone to turn to or to trust. And I’m very thankful for that.

November 2, 2016

The office was very professional. Kelley took the time to listen to me and respect my wishes on what I felt was best for my children and me. She explained things thoroughly and was accessible.

November 2016

Kelley represented me on the sale of a rental property that I had owned for a number of years. The circumstances of the sale were definitely not the norm but Kelley knew exactly what to do and educated me throughout the process to ensure I was comfortable. The day before closing she called and walked me through the details so I knew exactly what to expect when we got to the closing table. Throughout the process her responses to myself and the lender were speedy, her staff was great to work with and she ensured I got the best possible outcome. I would recommend Kelley to anyone looking for a real-estate attorney.

March 2016

I was skeptical and I’m not the type that trusts just anyone. I’m writing this to let others know my experience that I had. If you need a lawyer, I highly recommend John McLean. He is honest and actually cares for his clients. He will do whatever it takes to help you with your situation, you put yourself in. I don’t need to go into detail with my situation, because it’s personal. But he helped me, when I didn’t have anyone to turn to or to trust. And I’m very thankful for that.

— Michelle B.

October 20, 2015

Great people to work with! Advice you can count on.

— Bill A.

March 27, 2015

John McLean is a good counsel and an excellent lawyer in the court. He is an honest person who prioritized my interests and delivery of justice over other interests. He is well known and respected by all in the court including the judges – which is a good starting point. I hired him twice and on both occasions John questioned me like the Devil’s advocate – that first discouraged me, but then came to realize that he is a man of action and not words, and delivers more than he will guesstimate as outcomes.

March 20, 2015

Counsel with integrity and then Lawyer

John McLean is very passionate about administration and delivery of justice beyond what might seem normal, and more importantly is a fine human being and lawyer in action beyond dressing and words.

He starts as a Counsel, is a straight shooter and asks all the hard questions, shows the hard path and under promises as though you are hiring him for your opponent. But then when the actual proceedings start, he transforms from a Counsel to an Attorney and surprises with his strategies and arguments in the courtroom to ensure the best interests of his client. He is very busy shifting between clients, yet surprises with his acumen and memory of the facts and specifics of the case.

I hired him on 2 occasions (Criminal & Family) and on both occasions I admire him putting the client’s interests over $ for himself and that by itself exhibited his personality – a rare trait in any profession. Interestingly when I was first referred to him by a lawyer in another county – that’s what I was told to expect of him. And you can see the same respect for him in the court room from the court officer, to the judge, the clerks, etc. Goes on a first name basis with all of them, perhaps because of his number of years of experience.

I would recommend him strongly along with a caveat that – do not let his straight shooting and under-promising underwhelm you, it is likely in your interests and will likely deliver the best possible results. 30+ years of experience with such reputation and continuing passion is rare.
(I hope I won’t need lawyers again, but if I need one, I know where to go.)

June 16, 2014

George Shea was easy to talk to and completed our legal issues in a timely manner. Also his office employees were easy to talk with and very professional and nice.

January 13, 2013

Mr. McLean is serious, efficient, respectful, and genuinely cares about the best possible outcome for his client. I would not hesitate to consult him again and will definitely recommend him should the need arise.

I just wanted to say thank you for the expert services that you provided for our family during our recent custody battle. Your expertise in family law enabled us to reach a custody agreement that included terms beyond our expectations. Your guidance, support and dedication to our case was exceptional particularly your prompt response to any of our concerns throughout our family crisis. We sincerely appreciate all your efforts and will be certain to recommend you to any friends or family in need of a great lawyer!

— Jennifer L.

I am a real estate broker near Ray’s office. Through the years, he has helped a number of my client’s and friends who have needed representation in everything from criminal cases to divorces. When I needed an attorney myself to help me administer a probate case, I called Ray and I was not disappointed.

— Jeff M., Broker

Dear Mr. Waldo,

Thank you. Your promptness in responding to and preparing as well as presenting our case, your gentlemen’s compassion and sensitivity to our needs and feelings, your thoroughness wisdom and efficiency evidence your professionalism and speak volumes of your integrity and character.

— Client who obtained PPO, name omitted

As a licensed attorney, I am always confident that my client is in good hands when I refer him or her to Ray.

— Peter E., attorney

Ray Waldo has been my parents’ attorney for several years. He has handled many things for them, but foremost their trusts. My parents have said many times that they appreciate his wealth of knowledge, professionalism and kindness. They have also recommended him to others, including relatives.

Since I have become responsible for handling my parents’ affairs, I have had to contact Ray with questions and have also used his services and expertise. I couldn’t agree more with my parents’ opinions.

— Patty M.

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14881 Farmington Road
| Livonia, MI 48154