Testimonials

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  • I Will Always Be Thankful and Blessed That Shillen Mackall & Seldon Law Office Represented Me!!!!

    It is amazing in one split second how your life can change...

    Almost 2 years ago I had a terrible accident and fell 8 feet to the bottom of a sailboat. My family encouraged me to get an attorney to represent me. I was recommended to an attorney who unfortunately was so busy with his current clients and really didn’t make time for me. After five months of working with him and his paralegal and having many stressful conversations with them, he terminated me as his client.

    I was devastated and I prayed that God would find me somebody that believed in me and would treat me with compassion.

    My search began and I called over 10 different attorneys in the Vermont area. I spoke with the paralegals and then to the attorneys and had to relive my traumatic story over and over. One of the attorneys that I called, the moment I got on the phone with Dennis Shillen he had the compassion and knowledge that I had been praying for. I knew immediately that God had sent him and his law firm to me!!!

    My husband and I drove five hours to go meet the attorneys that I spoke with and although they were all very nice I was unsure of whom I should pick to represent me. And then it happened, the moment I walked into Shillen Mackall & Seldon Law Office I knew this was a law firm that I wanted to represent me.

    Dennis Shillen met us at the door and all he had to do was say hello and both my husband and I knew immediately that this was the man that God sent to us.

    The office was beautiful and very professional-looking. He was so kind knowledgeable and compassionate!

    Because I was interviewing other attorneys we arrive at his office very late. He immediately put our minds at ease and told us to take our time him explaining my accident. He spent over an hour and a half listening to me about my accident and never did Dennis make me feel rushed. After meeting with him for an hour and a half without hesitation we signed the papers for Dennis Shillen to represent me!!!

    Just when I thought I was so blessed by having this wonderful professional knowledgeable kind man represent me he had his office staff call me to introduce themselves. As wonderful as Dennis was his office staff if you can believe it was just as amazing as him, well almost lol.

    In the year and a half that they had represented me, I never had a conversation or have ever called when they didn’t greet me in the kindest and caring way. And trust me, I called and emailed many many times. They would just periodically check up on me every couple of weeks or emailed me just to make sure that I was OK. Lisa and everyone in the office that I spoke with, was always so wonderful and made me feel like I knew them forever.

    Kim the office manager/paralegal of 28 years with the law firm along with Dennis was definitely an angel that was sent to me. She and I became friends throughout the process. She genuinely cared about me and all the pain and suffering that I was going through. The emails that I received from her were always so kind, compassionate, understanding, and professional.

    They totally got my stressful life, having a child with special needs and dealing with pain every day from the accident. Between Dennis and Kim and their office staff, they totally held my hand through the process and made a terrible situation bearable. After all my surgeries and procedures they always followed up with me to make sure that I was OK. They truly became a part of my life in such a positive way.

    After a very stressful year and a half, this amazing wonderful law firm that was sent to me was able to get me a very fair settlement for a lifelong disability. Although the previous attorney felt that I did not have a strong case Dennis and Kim did not give up on me and stood by my side every step of the way!!!

    From the bottom of my heart and soul, I am beyond grateful to Dennis, Kim, and their beautiful caring office staff. Of course, I am so relieved that this stressful chapter of my life is over, but I will truly miss our conversations and my weekly interaction with them!!!

    I will always be thankful and feel so blessed that I had Shillen Mackall & Seldon Law Office represent me!!!!

    - Laurie M.

  • I am very pleased with the outcome and resolution reached in my complex case.
    Attorney Jim Mackall took the time to listen to the details of my case and then went to work on my behalf. I am very pleased with the outcome and resolution reached in my complex case and would highly recommend Jim’s services.

    - Peter B.

  • Nick is a top-rate lawyer with a heart of gold for his client.
    Nick is a top-rate lawyer with a heart of gold for his client. A strong asset and the type of lawyer that gets deep into his work showing the quality of knowing his case backed be knowledgeable facts about the law. I will forever be grateful for his work along with all who assisted him to make sure their client is well cared for.

    - Jeremiah L.

  • I was very impressed with the care and compassion that Jim Mackall gave me during a difficult time.
    I was very impressed with the care and compassion that Jim Mackall gave me during a difficult time. After a flat denial on my workman's comp claim, Jim was able to get it turned around rather quickly taking a huge burden off myself and my family. Thank you so much!

    - Joe W.

  • Best team of professionals in the area.
    Best team of professionals in the area. Dedicated, knowledgeable, and willing to take the time to make sure you understand all aspects of your case.

    - Gabriel D.

  • I have been involved in a number of litigations in the course of my life and I would say without qualification that Dennis is the best attorney ever to represent me.
    Dennis Shillen represented me in a car accident case and he was fabulous! He was proactive and meticulous in his approach. He interacted regularly with the opposing side and managed their expectations brilliantly. He was always easy to reach and explained to me his strategy going forward in clear, understandable terms. When It came time for negotiating a settlement, he did an outstanding job, resulting in a generous settlement. I have been involved in a number of litigations in the course of my life and I would say without qualification that Dennis is the best attorney ever to represent me.

    - Jim M.

  • Very professional would recommend to anyone.
    They are the best. Always there for you no matter what you need. Very professional would recommend to anyone.

    - Robert R.

  • Mr. Shillen and his team are absolutely amazing.
    Mr. Shillen and his team are absolutely amazing. I don’t know where I would be today if it was not for them. They handled my workman's comp case from the initial visit. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone.

    - Jeremy A.

  • The staff is so friendly you would think they are part of your family.
    My husband had a workman's comp case handled by James Mackall. It was a pretty severe case and it was settled without any hitches. We are very pleased with this law firm and would recommend them highly. Hopefully, we will not have to use them again. The staff is so friendly you would think they are part of your family. All our questions were answered in a timely manner.

    - Janet M.

  • Jim and his staff were helpful, knowledgeable, and quite responsive.
    I contacted this law office and was able to meet with Jim Mackall after I started getting the runaround from the insurance company regarding a workers compensation injury. Jim and his staff were helpful, knowledgeable, and quite responsive. They guided me through the entire process and made sure that I was getting the care and outcomes I needed. I highly recommended you give these folks a call. I would definitely use them again if I was faced with a similar situation. I learned a lot in working with them and I will never not have an attorney for serious work-related injuries again. Give them a call. I was glad I did.

    - Ben H.

  • I Appreciate All That You Did Over The Past 2+ Years.
    Dennis and Staff, I appreciate all that you did over the past 2+ years for me with my injury claim. Thank you.

    - Tabbi & Dan D.

  • Dennis is an excellent lawyer and a very genuine person.
    I am very happy with Dennis!! I used him in 1986 and recently. Both reasons were different. He did a nice job both times. Dennis is an excellent lawyer and a very genuine person. He really listens to his clients. I was very happy with him and his work!! I would recommend him to others.

    - Jane S.

  • Mr. Mackall was very professional and guided me through the process of a personal injury lawsuit.
    I don't have any suggestions on how you can improve - I was very happy with my case as it was handled. Mr. Mackall was very professional and guided me through the process of a personal injury lawsuit. This is what I posted on Facebook: "I give Shillen and Mackall a 5 star rating on customer service! They were very thorough and professional in guiding me through my case to a timely and satisfactory conclusion. James Mackall gave my case his personal attention which I truly appreciated. Legal situations can be stressful but with Mr. Mackall's help all went very smoothly.

    - Ritva Burton

  • The end result was better than imagined and I can't thank Mr. Shillen and his team enough!
    I knew I called the right attorney within the first few minutes. Mr. Shillen was able to explain the process in a way that gave me confidence, support and respected my feelings. After my initial contact and through the entire experience I always felt my concerns were completely addressed. The end result was better than imagined and I can't thank Mr. Shillen and his team enough!

    - Jeremy B.

  • I was very happy I chose Shillen and Mackall law firm to help me.
    I was very happy I chose Shillen and Mackall law firm to help me through the process of working to achieve a fair settlement in my workers' compensation claim for injuries I received while on the job. All staff was very professional as well as personable. Jim is a great guy and stays in touch throughout the process. He'll do everything in his power to get the best settlement for his client. Thanks for everything, Steve.

    - Steve B.

  • Jim Made Me Feel Like I Wasn't Powerless.
    I was very happy with how my accident case was handled. Jim and the staff made me feel like I wasn't powerless in this whole process, you treated me with concern and respect, and the final outcome was better than I'd hoped for. THANK YOU!!

    - Nancy R.

  • I am very pleased with how this case settled. Your excellent work has made it all possible.
    Sure was a surprise to receive this check - great work on your part. I am very pleased with how this case settled, and grateful to be able to function on my own. Your excellent work has made it all possible. One more time -THANK YOU!

    - Sheila C.

  • Thank you for your expertise, support, diligence and wonderful skills in settling my case.
    Dear Dennis and Staff, Thank you for your expertise, support, diligence and wonderful skills in settling my case. Fortunately all turned out well. I am ever so grateful and again many thanks.

    - Lucille M.

  • Professionalism, knowledge, dedication, compassion, patience. You both provide all of that and then some!
    Dennis and Tina, I want to thank you for all of your help with this very difficult situation. Professionalism, knowledge, dedication, compassion, patience. You both provide all of that and then some! A heartfelt thank you to both of you!

    - Heide F.

  • I would recommend you to everyone.
    You were very thoughtful, kept us up to date and on track, very thorough. I would recommend you to everyone. Thank you for helping me!

    - Beverley P.

  • You're the best!
    Thank you so very much for all you have done with our case. Your advice and assistance is greatly appreciated. You're the best!

    - Ashley B.

  • Highly Recommend
    Dennis was very helpful in explaining what each step meant, how long it would take, and what I could/should expect. This allowed me to feel comfortable, less stressed, and calm concerning the entire settlement process. Highly recommend.

    - Lisa M.

  • Thank you, thank you, from all of us!
    Words cannot express our gratitude for all the concern you have given us during our unfortunate time. We have pulled through, one more time, and want to thank you for all of it. We feel you held us together and got us back on track. The whole family wishes to thank you from our hearts for all your concern, input, and sincerity. We will never forget all you have done for us. Thank you, thank you, from all of us!

    - Kay C.

  • We really appreciate all you've done.
    Thank you for helping me to get past this last year, to get the case settled from my accident. We really appreciate all you've done. If ever we need the help of lawyers again, you will be our first choice!

    - Darla

  • I can't thank you enough for everything you did.
    I am very happy to know that you all cared for me and helped me go through this. If again I need your help I will call. Thank you so much again.

    - Rob S.

  • The world would be a much better place if there was more caring people like you.
    My wife and I want to thank you ever so much for everything you have done. Without you we would have been lost. May God bless each of you and your families. The world would be a much better place if there was more caring people like you.

    - Henry S.

  • You have been a God Send to me through this all!
    Thank you so much for everything you have done and continue to do. You have been a God Send to me through this all!

    - Shawna D.

  • Everyone was great.
    Everyone was great. Very kind, Jim was great with me, and answered any questions I had. All I can say is, I would let Jim represent me anytime!

    - Sandy G.