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"Dear Amy, Jeff, Tim and team

Thank you for all your time and effort in the process of getting my mom’s affairs settled and making the transfer of her condo to me so smooth.

Have a blessed day!"

- Catty

I needed results against a powerful insurance company. I felt alone and quite frankly, overwhelmed. I contacted SMD Law and spoke with attorney Patrick Derkacz. Immediately I felt relief; this person really wanted to help my family and I. Pat promised me results, and he got me just that; a quick resolution to my case. Not only did my payments continue, but I also received the payments that had been withheld by the insurance company. I have since received my monthly payments promptly for the last 5+ years, and I know, if need be, attorney Derkacz will spring into action in the future to protect my rights. Of all the law firms I have dealt with in my life, SMD ranks at the very top. Thanks to everyone at SMD for providing legal protection and ease of mind to people who need legal aid.

- Marc S.

"Dear Pat,
(AKA my favorite attorney)

You pitched a perfect game and hit a grand slam! Thank you so much for working hard to make sense of my case with Lincoln and advocating for me. I am thankful for your kindness and compassion throughout the process. I'm glad to have a Hall-of-Famer like you on my team."

With Gratitude,
- Heather

"Dearest Patrick and Jeffrey,

I personally, and on behalf of my siblings, thank Patrick, Jeffrey and Amy Klimas, for providing exceptional legal services to my loving parents, Joseph P. (Retired USAF) and Joyce (Honorary Retired USAF) for so many years and at an extremely discounted rate I must say!!

Jeffrey has done an outstanding job in providing very high standards of legal services and is extremely accommodating and very compassionate. He has gone above and beyond the call of duty and even came to Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak, in regards to updating the Trust and adding me to the Trust checking account, so that I could sign checks and pay mom's bills when she was hospitalized in her final years. Thank you so much, Jeff, for that meeting which made my life so much easier.

I also want to thank Amy, Jeffrey's Legal Assistant, for her role and many emails, over the last two and half years, regarding issues with the Trust. She always responded with compassion and made communicating and transitioning from a revocable Trust to an irrevocable Trust a smooth one.

Thank you all for everything and I wish you the best of luck! I will be recommending your services!"

- Lisa

"When I first contacted Patrick, it was during the COVID 19 pandemic. I had no idea of what to expect, but Pat was wonderful to work with. He listened to my predicament, and explained to me process he was planning to follow. He was upfront and I understood everything I had to do and what to expect along the way. His assistant was also efficient, patient and easy to work with. Thank you for everything!!"

- K.S.

"Patrick and his staff has handled my case efficiently and professionally to a positive outcome. He has always promptly returned my phone calls and emails like no attorney before. I can easily say he has made a positive difference in our lives. Glad he continues to have our backs."

- R.F.

"Phil Serafini and the other attorneys in this office are great. I have worked with them over the years and they treat everyone with the up most respect and are tireless advocates on behalf of their clients."

- T.J.

"Dear Phil, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your hard work. You will never know how tremendously you have changed my life.

Six years ago, when no one else would listen to me or take my case you did. I was living in the worst time of my life, I had lost my Husband and my ability to work but you never let me give up and you never did either.

Fighting the insurance companies like you did saved me. You will never know the extent. You are a God send and I am eternally grateful for you."

- B.S.

"Pat was very professional, kind and always paid attention to detail. He was also very patient with me, and that made me feel at ease and that I was in good hands. He always responded to every inquiry, & always kept us updated. I would highly recommend his services."

- S.R.

"I think Mr. Serafini is a smart man, kind person , and a great no non-sense attorney. He knows his profession well."

- C.W.

"Thanks so much for all your help these past five years in helping me with all the legal aspects of my folks, L & E.M's, trust. Thanks for answering all my questions. It's been a difficult last 5 years on making decisions for my father, but I'm so grateful that god blessed me with them for so many years! I appreciate all you did to help me though to the end."

- D.C.

"I want to thank you both for all your help and hard work on my case. This certainly was good news! You both did tremendous jobs dealing with Cigna and answering my questions. Thank you and have a wonderful Christmas season!"

- Marc

"Thank you so much for all of your help getting me thru this mess. You have no idea how much you have helped. I couldn’t have done this without you! Only one more hurdle, yay!!
Thanks again"

- B. T.

"I really wanted to thank you, the way you talked with me and worked with me, it was amazing. I was dreading the experience & the deposition & you really made it very easy for me. So, thank you very much for a job well done."

- H. H.