Testimonials and reviews found on this website are from actual clients and colleagues of the criminal defense team at Chartier & Nyamfukudza, P.L.C. We appreciate their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case; we cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes we have achieved in past legal matters.

Just wanted to say thank you again. You were extremely patient and kind. I am very grateful that I found your firm. By the way, Nicole is wonderful and was very helpful too!

Thank you for the update and for your work on the motion. I appreciate your attention to my case.

To the Chartier & Nyamfukudza Team,
I am corresponding to thank you for the hard work and effort you are putting forth toward my fight to prove my innocence and regain my freedom. My faith in God and in your abilities to fight for me is what gives me the strength to keep going and to keep fighting. I know that it takes a lot of research, skill, and hard work to put together the motions and briefs that your office presents on my behalf. I just want everyone to know that your efforts have not gone unnoticed by me and my family. We greatly appreciate everything you have done and continue to do. Your firm is highly respected in the criminal justice community and this is a reputation that is well deserved. I thank you again for being my advocate and defender in this fight for mercy, truth, and freedom.

Dear Mary,
Thank you for a job well done. Also thank your staff for all their hard work. Thank you again.

Thank you so much for everything you have done for us!! You rock and do kick some ass! Thank you.

Dear Mary,
I want to thank you for your representation of me during this very difficult time in my life. I appreciate the support, guidance, and kindness over the last few months. You and your firm have been very helpful. Thank you again.

Thank you again for your and your team’s support and action during this very uncertain time for us. From the first phone call we made thru yesterday I am thankful that you helped guide us through this process. I was particularly appreciative of your timely communications when we had questions. Many thanks and if there is any need for future client references I’d be happy to speak on your team’s behalf.

Mrs. Chartier,
I wanted to thank you again for your time, resources, and support. I am super thankful for all your efforts and patience with me and my family. You are wonderfully made, Mary. I truly appreciate you.
Thanks again, Counselor.

Hi Mary,
Thank you for everything you do! So blessed and grateful! Thanks for all you have done!

Thank you again for all your Dedication & Hard work. You're the best!!
All the best counselor.

Hi Mary,
On behalf of all of us, we just wanted to thank you and your staff for the fine work you did for us yesterday. We all know it’s not over by a longshot, but we understand how important this was and how well it was handled by you and your people.
Thanks again.

C/N Team,
I appreciate your attention to my case, your hard work, and kindness. You are true professionals.
Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season.

To everyone at Chartier & Nyamfukudza (including the canine division),
Working together as a team, you created a spiritual safe haven for us while our world was turned upside-down. During a time when we found it hard to trust anyone but each other (and family), we learned we could trust all of you to do what was best for us – and to do it better than anyone else. We can’t thank you enough.

C&N Team: I appreciate your attention to my case, your hard work, and kindness. You are true professionals.

Thank you SO much! We are praying for you always. So thankful for you.

Dear Mary,
Today kindness is an act of rebellion, so thank you for taking time out to help me. I pray for your success in life, may you and your family stay healthy.

Hi Mary,
Thank you so much for everything - you were so helpful, and we appreciated your time with our son, in particular, to put him at ease while understanding the severity of the situation. Your team is amazing and we will highly recommend you. Thanks again.

I can’t even describe the weight that was lifted after the dismissal. Thank you so much. Thank you, thank you.

Thank you for being such a strong advocate and amazing woman. And I like your TV show!

Mary & Takura,
Thank you for all your help and kindness.

The circumstances I was up against were truly unimaginable. You never over promised, never shied away from a tough question, and were there for me always.
You are a terrific advocate. I am so thankful another attorney referred me to you. Thank you for fighting for me. I am on cloud nine knowing all my hopes and dreams are still alive.

This is amazing news. Your support through this process was indispensable. You are a godsend!
I’m am so relieved to hear this news. Thank you for constant support during the worst time of my life. I could go on and on. THANK YOU!
Please call me when you get a chance so I can thank you personally.

Mary, thank you.
My family and I will forever be in your debt for all you've done. Thank you.

As always, I appreciate you and your whole team for believing in me and assisting me with this stage of my life. Thank you.

We know you will always do a bang up job! You are truly one of a kind!! God Bless.

Thank you so much. I really appreciate everything you're doing and can never possibly express my gratitude enough to come close to how much I thank you.

Good Morning, Mary,
Thank you so much for everything, it was a long battle but we WON!!! I’m so glad to have met you and have you represent me and will definitely send others your way.

I am truly grateful for all your help and support. Thank you so much.

I can’t thank you enough for everything you have done for our family. Thank you.

We thank you and your team for all of the hard work, you are a blessing and an angel.

There isn't any other attorney for me. Ever!! You are my go-to attorney. Keep up the good work fighting the right fights. I owe you big time. I'm proud of you Mary and more great things are headed your way. Thanks again for all you have done. You all are family now & forever. I appreciate your time, dedication, and patience. Awesome are you!! Once over thank you!!

Great job today. I was really proud of you. Thank you for fighting so hard for my brother - so much that the judge recognized your passion. It was an honor to meet the team.

I found myself in a legal situation that I never, ever thought I’d be in. I initially called an attorney I know but found out he was retiring so he referred me to the Chartier & Nyamfukudza firm. I initially talked to Mary Chartier and she didn’t believe I had done anything wrong but the system was failing me. Guilty until proven innocent is how I felt. I have never been under so much stress. I then talked and met with Kurt Krause and then Takura Nyamfukudza ended up being my attorney. Both had a hand in handling issues and reviewing my file along the way. I entered into an agreement with them of what’s called the precharge stage. Because of their hard work and compassion and understanding, my stress level did go down, and my situation ended up having no charges against me. Takura was on it every step of the way and I can’t thank him enough. That phone call and e-mail that said it was over and no charges brought was the best news ever. And I can proudly say that I can spell and pronounce Takura’s name now!

Thanks to all of you!

Thanks Mary!!!
I appreciate you.
So, Thank you so very much!!
I'm In debt to you for Life.
Once over, Thanks!!

I cannot say thank you enough for your time, concern and thoughtfulness.

Thank you so so much for all your help and hard work. I cannot express how much your help means to me and my family.
Thank you.

I wanted to take a minute to write a quick thank you note. The brief was incredible. It is the best I have ever read. I would like to thank your entire staff for the investigation, road work and detailing. I would like to especially thank Lizzy. I know she worked tirelessly on it.

Finally, I would really like to thank you for your insight into my case. I could tell you read everything and gave more insight than I could have ever imagined. Once again, thank you all.

Thank you again for your support and professionalism. We all so appreciate your representation. Sincerely!

You are by far the best lawyer I've had. You are fearless and have no problem raising "Novel Legal Arguments". That is the sign of a true Jurist. When I grow up I want to be just like you!!!!

I’m so grateful every day to have you as my attorney and fighting for me.

In June of 2018, I found myself charged with an OWI, high BAC, and possession of marijuana. Having only had one previous charge/conviction, and one that was fairly minor (an MIP), I was in a complete panic. I called the office of Mary Chartier and Takura Nyamfukudza on a Sunday, and received a call back promptly the following Monday. I was able to speak to Mary, who put me in contact with Takura. I was very impressed with the speediness of the initial contact, as well as the speediness of the following communications as my case went on. Besides receiving suggestions on what I should be doing while awaiting my sentencing, I also received a great deal of encouragement and positivity from Takura, reducing my stress greatly.

Takura drove to Petoskey (where my charges were incurred) for each court date and was extremely comforting and supportive during the process. He was able to have the high BAC charge dropped, the possession of marijuana charge was dropped due to my possession of a medical marijuana license, and during sentencing, I received NO probation, and only had to pay a fine! I was absolutely thrilled, and he shared in my excitement with a big bear hug outside of the courtroom. By the end of the ordeal, I felt I had made a friend, and had not simply hired an attorney. Throughout the process, I received a condolences card from the office when a family member passed, as well as a birthday card. All of this meant very much to me; when one is already beating themselves up for a foolish decision that landed them in jail and at the wrong end of the law, feeling so much kindness and support truly helps, and this office delivered that kindness and support and then some.

Three months after the fact, I am still dealing with issues regarding the suspension of my driver license as a result of refusing the roadside breathalyzer. Takura has been in contact with me on a regular basis, and though my license was supposed to be suspended for one full year, with his help I now have a restricted license and am able to get where I need to go. I cannot recommend Takura and his office strongly enough.

Thanks, Mary.
You're my favorite attorney on the planet.

Hi Mary and Takura,
You and your staff have been phenomenal to us during this time. Words can not express how I am feeling right now.
Thank you all.

Thanks to you, your staff, and Takura for all your help getting us through this. We appreciate all your efforts on our behalf.

Hi Mary,
I wanted to thank you personally for the outstanding job you and your team did on my behalf. I am humbled by the effort and extremely grateful for the results.
Again, Thank You from the heart.


I wanted to write and thank you so much for so expertly representing me that we didn't even have to go trial - the prosecutor dismissed the case.

Thank you for a job well done. May God continue to bless you and to ensure that you thrive and are rewarded abundantly for your excellent work.

Hi Mary,
Thank you for your continued work on our behalf. We appreciate everything you do!


You've been so amazing I don't know how you worked through this insane case but I couldn't appreciate it more.


Thank you soooooo much again for all your help and kindness. We appreciate it so much.


All I can say is “WOW”. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude! THANK YOU SO MUCH! You're amazing!!!! I cannot thank you enough.

Mary and Takura,

The circumstances in which we met you, and other events, show that there is a Divine Hand guiding all of us!

Thank you for everything!


Thank you for the kind words. I couldn't be more pleased with your work and the results. You may have sensed that about mid-stream between my daughter and my ex that we were not all aligned in direction. Your clarity in responses when we discussed options went a long way in helping convince the dissidents that we had the right tools and the right approach. Having not met you I was really going on a dose of history and a smidge of blind faith. Again for more than being a bit out on a limb, I couldn't be happier with the results.

If I could help you in the future with clients that may need an esoteric nudge I would be most happy to provide a glowing reference. Two small regrets that may only be temporary: 1 That we have not the chance to shake hands. 2. That I missed the photograph of the ties!

Best of luck.

Hi Mary,
I would like to thank you again for what you did for me and my family!!!! You are absolutely the best attorney I have ever met and as you know my family has a long list of attorneys.

Your biggest advocate!


I want to thank you for all your hard work and great representation! I'm most definitely grateful! I thought you did an outstanding job!


I want to take the time to thank you sincerely for everything you have worked so hard on over the past several months, regarding my case. There are no words to say that express my gratitude for everything you have done. Yesterday you were my rock, my support and I think God chose the perfect Attorney to represent me in this situation. I have never had anyone go to battle for me like you did yesterday. THANK YOU!! You are appreciated!

You are a very kind man with a lot of passion for your career. You are kind and considerate of your clients, their feelings, stress, and fears through this process and you have a way with your humor, to make everyone in the courtroom feel at ease. You did an excellent job and I am thankful you were my attorney and not someone else.

I wish you good things in your journey as an attorney. Never lose your heart and compassion for your clients and others. You will do great things!

Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Hello Mary,

I just want to drop you a few lines of my appreciation by first saying "Thank you." I appreciated everything you have done for me and my family during this tough travel. You have a fighter's mentality and I love that about you. Keep up the great work and dedication to defense.

I still thank God every day for you and all you did for my family. Know our family forever appreciates you.


You are a truly wonderful and inspiring person and I commend your fight for true justice. Thank you so much for all you do.

Hello Takura,

Thank you so much for your help and advocacy! We are both so relieved to have such a favorable outcome. It’s so wonderful to see his smile return and the burden lifted from him. While he still needs to navigate the requirements of probation his obvious relief of having a plan and way to a brighter future was evident almost immediately.

Thanks again!


A final thank you for everything you did for me. You are awesome and most pleasant to work with!
May God Bless and give you wonderful days ahead.

Mary, Lizzy, Tony, and Gang,

Thank you for all you've done for our family.

Dear Takura,

I wonder if you still remember me. I hope everything is doing great for you.

About 3 years ago, I had a visa problem when I visited China because of the legal case that I involved. At that time, you were so kind to help me and send me all the documents that I need. It's been several years but I have always remembered your kindness and your good heart.

I just want to say thank you again and wish you all the best.

I have finished my Ph.D degree and have moved to Ohio last year and am working and living in Cleveland right now. If you have a chance to visit Cleveland, please let me know and I would like to take you to dinner or a Cavalier game or something else.

Best regards.


There's no one I would trust other than you if I ever needed help again. You're the best! Just wanted you to know I think of you often and thank God every day for all the good you did for me and my family. You will always be special to me.


Thank you for taking the journey with us. I will continue to work with the chief and supervisor regarding these issues, as many more young men and parents were affected by the same profiling issues. I agree that the new chief changed the culture. His presence is needed. A legislator wanted me to update him. I can now contact them and let them know changes will be made. This happened for a reason. I know many can now enjoy the great aftermath of this. We will be sure to invite you when my son graduates. I'll have to invite you to my graduation party as well. My graduation is scheduled for the summer of 2018. Well, I’m catching a flight to California tonight to visit my other son. I Need a vacation. I'm ready for the beach!!

Take care!

Hello Takura,

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all that you did for my son. We really appreciate it!


You did a fantastic job representing my brother, who you clearly believe in. Thank you

Thanks, Takura

We really appreciated your help and the outcome that you achieved for our daughter.

I appreciate all the hard work all of you have put towards my case. All of you are such a true blessing to my life!


Our family wanted to express our gratitude and thanks to you & your staff at this challenging time in our lives. Your dedication, time, and advice have been invaluable. Thank you.


Thank you for all the time and hard work you put in on my case! Most of all never giving up on me when everyone else did or selling me out. I'm grateful that I had you fighting for my rights.


I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much and I am so thankful for you. You are an AMAZING Lawyer!!! THANK YOU again.

Hi Mary,
Thanks to you, your staff, and Takura for all your help getting us through this. We appreciate all your efforts on our behalf.


I thank you for your expertise, understanding, and support of my son. I don't think we could have been in better hands.

Hi Mary!

Thank you so much, we appreciate all you do and have done for our family. Thank You.


I just wanted to reach out and say thank you for the outstanding job you did in trial! Unfortunately for them, my lawyer’s a beast. Also, I’d like to say thank you to everyone else who contributed their hard work and time to my defense! Thank you and everyone else for all the hard work you all put into my case! I just want you to know that I was extremely happy with your representation! Thanks again. Take care and God bless!


Thank you for all you have done for our family. We are forever grateful.


I want to thank you for walking us through this difficult journey. We are forever grateful.


I just wanted to say thank you for taking on my case and helping us through this time. I truly don't know what we would have done without you.


THANK YOU for all you did to help this family and their dogs. You are a hero!


Just read your article and thought that I would drop you a note. You did a great job dealing with a most timely topic. Happy to learn more about the Court. Thanks.

Hi Mary,

I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for your coming out last week. You were just terrific on the panel! Thanks again.

I just wanted to express my thanks one more time. I truly enjoyed getting to know you, and so appreciate all of the support you offered – legal and otherwise. You were wonderful to work with during this difficult time. Thank you for everything!

Hi Mary,
Thank you just isn’t enough. I appreciate everything you did for me and my family. You brought hope, laughter, and spark back into our family when we needed it most. You became one of us and we a part of your team. I miss not seeing you in action as the entertainment and fight you bring to the courtroom is priceless!! I wish you all the best and much success. God Bless.

Thank you you've done an amazing job and I just can't thank you enough. thank you again so much you are an amazing person and I will never forget what you've done for me so thank you from me and the rest of my family.


Thank you once again for your kind and expert guidance through the "legal maze" of the MMMA. You do your job more than well. I am the lucky beneficiary of your expertise. I am . . . Gratefully yours.

Dear Mary, Takura, and Team,

I wanted to take a minute and personally thank you for your OUTSTANDING job in defending my friend. What you and your team did for him and his family is beyond words. I have been with them from the beginning and to finally see someone who believed in them and work so hard to prove his innocence was just heartwarming. After I received the call that he was found not guilty I cried for 3 hours straight. As I type this letter to you I am beginning all over again, tears keep falling. I am not sure if you will ever know just how great you are. Once again, thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for saving my dear, dear friend. I am so grateful. You all do amazing work. You are all great people.

Hi Mary, We have alot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. You will be in our prayers when we sit at the table together for our dinner. Thank you Mary and we wish you Happy Holidays.

Mary, Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement. I have appreciated all you've done for me. Thank you again.


Thank you so much for your support through this insane accusation! Your expertise and kindness have been the rock making this situation bearable. I appreciate your honesty; you have been as clear with me as possible regarding what I should expect. Since I have no prior experience with this type of situation, merely having a general idea of the typical events really put my mind at ease, or at least more at ease. Keep up the positive attitude, and your great smile, as both are contagious! Thank you again for all of your support!

Hi Mary, I just want to once again THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for taking care of this matter and for your extreme generosity. I know that one way or the other you will be blessed for your kindness.

Mary, Thanks you very much for taking on this case, we are very pleased with the outcome. It was even better than we anticipated. Our daughter does have a bright future and we are happy that it won't be affected by this issue.

Mary, As usual, your writing is exceptional and wonderful.

Mary and Takura,

A note to thank you for your thoughtfulness and to let you know it really meant a lot. This card sent to you today holds more appreciation than any words can say! Thank you ALL.

Mary, You are the very best! Thank you so much for taking the time at the end of your long day to call me with a report. In addition to doing such a sterling job, you have also managed to put a smile on my face in the process-- almost surely worth as much and more than anything else to be gained. I was delighted by the favorable outcome of the hearing. Again, you are my hero! Thanks so much!

Dear Mary, I wanted to send you an email to thank you for everything you did for me. It meant alot to me how understanding you were of how scared my mother and I were. I mean in the best way possible I hope to never have to see you in court ever again. lol I never want to put my mom through that ever again. I know her and I both are stressed about all of this but you were a big help through it all. You stood up for me when I was freaking out in court. I don't think you knew how much that truly meant to me. I appreciate everything you did for me and I wish you the best. Well, I just wanted to thank you for everything; I can't even thank you enough.

Mary, Thanks again for all of your help. You truly have been excellent. I hope I never get in trouble again, but if I do, believe me when I say: I will be contacting you! Thanks again for being so nice and having a great attitude throughout the whole process, it means a lot. Until next time, take care, and Much Appreciation.

Dear Mary, Thank you! And I mean it. You were always very attentive and I felt you would go to any length to fight this case and that says a lot when you were appointed. Thank God you were there. The judge respects you very much – that is very obvious. Again thank you. Next time we meet I hope it's different circumstances. P.S. I would highly recommend you!

Hi Mary, The judge seemed to be in automatic "motion denied" mode until you presented your arguments to the court. You were Brilliant!! You were highly prepared, quick on your feet, and spoke clearly. The consideration given by the court is a testament to your preparation, presentation, and professionalism.

Dear Mary, Thank you very much for assisting us in this matter. You did a great job. I will be contacting you soon regarding a celebration dinner.

Dear Mary, Thanks for making this a better year than we would have had without you. It feels like we are on a better path with more to look forward to in the coming years. Some things we will never forget. Thank you.

Mary, I know I say this all the time, but we appreciate you so much. You have went above and beyond all expectations. It is truly a blessing to finally have someone help us with this big fight. You are a wonderful person! I am so glad that I found you – because as you know – you are a beast – ha ha!

Mary, I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate you – what a blessing it was have you represent my son! And Fate! Anyway here's some "chocolate" for you on those stressful days – God Bless you and your family! Thanks again!

Mary – I never expected to meet such an amazing person under such circumstances (you!). Thanks for everything!

Mary – I just want to let you know how appreciative I am of everything you have done for me and all that you have yet to do. You are the best!

Dear Mary, Thank you! It really looks like you're the only that understands my side in this matter. Thank you again!

Mary, I'm so glad that you all enjoyed the cookies I sent! I really mean it when I say that you were the reason why I didn't lose any sleep through the whole process. From the moment I talked to you on the phone I felt relaxed and at ease. I think it's because it is easy to recognize really great people at first sight. It was really refreshing getting to know you – you are such an amazing and interesting person! It is ironic that each time I went to court there was a part of me that was excited to see you! I hope we keep in touch, and hopefully I can update you with exciting news and experiences. Make sure to do the same! Thanks again for everything.

Mary, I just wanted to let you know my appreciation in your hard work for resolving my case. It truly means a lot to me that you care for my future in school. I can only wish the best for you as well. Thank you again!

Mary: Thank you very much for all your work. We are very happy with the outcome and your guidance. Thanks again! Best Regards.

Thank you so much. You are amazing and have been from day one and I just couldn't be more grateful for all you've done.

Hello Mary Chartier, Thank you for all your wonderful assistance. I honestly feel that you gave me my life back at a time when all that seemed sane and logical was falling apart, and for that I am most grateful. It's been my pleasure meeting you. My best wishes to you and yours.

Mary: I want to tell you how much you are truly appreciated! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Mary – Just wanted to thank you for counseling us last Friday. We have had many sleepless nights worrying – it is good for all of us to know you are looking out for her best interests! Thank you for helping us through this tough time.

Dear Mary, Sending sincerest gratitude for your legal counsel. Representing me with poise, expertise, and compassion for my circumstances. Warmest regards!

Mary, We can't thank you enough for what you've done. We feel like you're a member of the family. Thank you to you and all the members of the firm!

Dear Mary, I wanted to thank you again for your kindness in advising me and helping me make an informed decision. Thank you again!

Mary, "Thank you" again for all you've done to help my son!

Mary, Thanks again for everything. I can't even express how relieving it is to have that weight lifted off my shoulders.

Mary, Thank you for all your help. I don't know what I would have done without it.

Mary, Thank you for everything you've done for me and most of all for your kindness.

Dear Mary, I just want you know that I really appreciate everything that you have done for me. The things that you have done have given me peace of mind that I would not have otherwise. May God ever bless you.

Mary, Thank you so much for all of your help! This was one of the most difficult times of my life, and I really appreciated your support (and for making me realize I'm not a bad person)! I can tell you are passionate about what you do and I hope to one day be able to show my passion in my profession in the same way. Thanks again!

Mary, Thank you for everything! Thanks for your thoughtfulness.

Mary, Thanks for all your work on our case. We really appreciated it. Thanks again.

Mary, I cannot tell you how much I appreciated all of the hard work that you put into my case and your interest in it. Your brief was compelling and very fascinating for me to read. I could never have wished for a more excellent team, and you were an absolute delight to be with. You were the silver lining for me.

Mary, I hear your nickname is the Pit Bull in high heels. If the hearing was a dog fight, I'd put my money on you. I really want to thank you for all you've done for me and my family. Mary, I'm very proud to have you as my lawyer as well I have all the confidence in the world in you. It's like you are a part of our family in a lawyer-ish way. Mary, you have blessed us in many ways. In these times you've given us hope of better days. I want you to know how much we appreciate you for everything you have done for us. Again Mary, I'm proud to have you as my lawyer and have all the confidence in you. Okay. Mary I hope this finds you in the best of spirits. Take Care!

Dear Ms. Chartier, I wanted to thank you again for your kindness in advising my brother and helping him make an informed decision. Thank you again!

Mary, I would like to start by extending my appreciation for all the effort and time that you have expended on my behalf. You have proven to me that you do have my best interests at heart and are fighting most zealously to protect my constitutional rights. I must say that I am extremely impressed by your work and the effort that you and your office have put in on my case. Again I would like to extend my gratitude and thanks for all that you have and are doing for me in regards to my case.

Mary, Just wanted to say thanks for your patience and understanding. Thank you for allowing us to fight through our situations. Thank you very much. Much love.

Mary, I can't THANK YOU enough or say it enough for all you have and are doing for us. You truly are a Godsend. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Mary, Bravo! Great job! Well Done! You have a made a difference through your hard work and wonderful personality and you are the first and only recipient of The Hummingbird Difference Award!

Dear Mary, I am writing to say thank you for all that you did for me in my case. Also thank you for getting me into counseling. I feel blessed to have this chance and am working hard and keeping positive about my situation. You have a beautiful smile and wonderful presence. It was a joy to have you come and see me. Also the things you said about staying off drugs and being around my kids really hit home. I hope you are doing well. Please know that there are people out there that appreciate your hard work and wonderful personality.

Ms. Chartier, Thank you for your time and effort. It was much appreciated.

Mary, We can't thank you enough for the help you gave to our son. Your guidance was a tremendous help and calmed our nerves. Thank you.

Ms. Chartier, I want to thank you for representing me at the evidentiary hearing. You did a good job. You are a very good attorney and I am so blessed to have you helping me with my case Thanks again.

Mary, I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate everything you have done for me in getting my case dismissed. Thank you so much.

Mary, I've been in trouble before, and I've never had a lawyer fight for me like you did. Your nickname is the "pit bull in high heels" and it's true. Thank you so much!

Mary, I want to thank you so much again for everything that you have done for me with winning the prelim. Thanks again.

Thank you for serving as faculty for Exploring Careers in the Law, the Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center’s moot court program for high school students. Your presentation about preparing for court struck exactly the right note. I particularly appreciated how you incorporated a variety of techniques – such as offering an example case, using small-group discussions, and allowing students to question you – to keep the participants engaged.

In the evaluations, students and their families offered glowing remarks about the program. One student said, “Being able to work with law students and attorneys throughout the week was the best part of the program.” A parent also commented, “Thank you to all those who invested their time and expertise to help our son have a great learning experience.”

Mary, Just a note to say "Thank You" for the awesome presentation yesterday! You provided a very important perspective as we continue to ensure compliance with the law as well as an overall standard of "fundamental fairness" for our students. Thank you!

Excellent win for us here in Michigan. Thank you Mary Chartier! Now I get to tell some prosecutors "I told you so".


From your many success stories, you are the superstar young barrister in the Chartier & Nyamfukudza Ass-Whooping Society.

Mary, Congrats on being named on of Michigan’s top 25 women lawyers for 2013! A very well deserved honor!

I heard about the award. That is amazing . . . you totally deserve it. Many Congratulations, I know you worked hard for it.

Mary, I’m at a loss for words on your victory. Bravo. Wow.

Hi Takura, I was so pleased to see that you would be recognized at the Davis-Dunnings banquet – a well-deserved honor!

The Koon opinion is an classic. When all is said and done, it will rank right up there with the likes of Cobbs and Milbourn.

Your presence in the courtroom is among the "top best"!

Congratulations Mary! I received my copy of Lawyers Weekly this afternoon to see your name prominently displayed as one of this year's honorees for Women Lawyers of the Year. It is a prestigious award for which you are most deserving!

You inspire us all. Congratulations!!!!!

Mary, Congratulations on being recognized as one of the top women lawyers in Michigan. So awesome!

Congratulations on all of your achievements and your contributions back to the community.

Congratulations on the victory in People v Koon! It's a great victory for Michigan medical marijuana users! Huge victory. Excuse me while I pick up my jaw.

CONGRATULATIONS on the Koon victory!!!! And thank you for the gift you’ve given all of us and our clients!!

On your Supreme Court win - beyond amazing!!!! I want to be you if I grow up! Great job!!!!

Mary, you ROCK!!!! Thank you so VERY much!! You're the best.

Thank you so much! Your motion was quite masterful.

You're an appellate rockstar.

You were outstanding during oral argument. You crushed your opponent. Nice job.

Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to be a teacher at the Hillman Advocacy Program. I learned so much from you, and I really enjoyed it. Thank you again!

Mary: Great job on your presentation regarding medical marijuana. I really learned much!

Mary, You are an awesome advocate. Great job and I am totally proud of you.

Mary: Congratulations on the win! Great work! I read both of your briefs and was very impressed with your work. Congratulations on obtaining some semblance of justice for your client.

Mary, You did a great job in your presentation yesterday! Your energy and enthusiasm was infectious.

Mary, Thanks again for making the trip to the University of Michigan last week and teaching us about the appellate courts.

Mary, You are a delight. I was so thankful you came up with the idea that turned the mediation. I look forward to working with you again. Thanks again.

Dear Mary, Congratulations on the excellent result in the appeal – great job! Thank you for your expertise in this matter.

Hello Mary, I attended the Animal Law Symposium recently. I have been meaning to write and thank you for coming to speak with us concerning updates on animal case law. I am inspired to see that there are selfless people doing good things with their lives and education.

Dear Mary, You were an honorable and effective advocate today – your client was very well served. You missing nothing! It's good to work with you!

Mary, We haven't met, but I had a chance to watch you in action in connection with your appeal. I thought your oral argument was one of the best appellate oral arguments I've seen in 31 years of practice in the federal and state courts. Not only did you know your subject matter cold, but you interacted so easily and effortlessly with the judges, picked up on their signals, answered their every question and engaged them in thoughtful dialogue. Wow. You are formidable. With kind regards.

Both Ms. Chartier and [Assistant Attorney General] Mr. Pallas represented their clients in this court with integrity and professionalism. The court is indebted to Ms. Chartier for her diligence in unraveling a complicated set of facts surrounding petitioner's appeal as of right and presenting them in a cogent fashion. Ms. Chartier's intimate familiarity with the law and procedures surrounding Michigan criminal appeals was of invaluable assistance to the court. United States Magistrate Judge Joseph Scoville in Morris v Curtin, 1:07-cv-454, August 8, 2011.


I am writing to say a Big Thank You for your help and support all the way during the case. We will never forget the way you helped us steer through these difficult times and pass through various stages of the case especially the immigration letter. Personally, it was a pleasure meeting you and I have learned a great deal from your professional communication. Please also forward our thanks to your team members at Chartier & Nyamfukudza.


I just had the opportunity to read the memorandum and I think you did an OUTSTANDING job on it!! WOW!


I want to start off with thanking you for everything you’ve done! I’m pleased with your work and am blessed to have you representing me in this appeal. Congratulations on all your accomplishments in the courts.


Thank you for being on top of everything!! You are amazing.


Thanks to everyone for their hard work, especially to the outstanding up and coming attorney! Thanks again for your kindness!

Takura, I just wanted to thank you for everything you helped me with. It was a very smooth process working with you and I will be sure to refer you to anyone who may require your services in the future. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors, keep up the great work!


Thank you for all you do for our family!


Thanks again for all your help, support and kindness that you have extended to our family.


I just wanted to thank you for your firm's services. I was happy with your representation.


Again, I really appreciate everything you are doing for me. Thank you so much.


I just wanted to let you know, that I have all my property back from LPD...If anyone is in need of your services, you'll definately be recommended...thank you for your services!!

Hi Mary, We can’t say enough about Takura. God forbid that my son gets in any more trouble, but if he did he said he would call Takura. If you ever need anything, I'll be the first in line to help. My son is a new man without the threat of jail hanging over him and said he definitely learned his lesson. Thank you!

Mr. Nyamfukudza, I hope all is well with you. I’m writing to personally express my gratitude for the noble and dedicated service you provided as my Attorney during my legal procedures. You performed brilliantly and exceeded my expectations, going above and beyond the call of duty. Thanks to your counsel, I was well informed before proceeding forward, and regardless of the possible outcome, I felt confident we were always on the same page. I realize the countless hours you spent researching and traveling to and fro to uncover vital evidence which led to the manifestations of the truth. You provided comfort during my tribulation by helping me understand we were fellows of the same struggle and you would endure until the end. In the end you provided the best possible outcome I could hope for. Thank you again, and you are the best dressed attorney I’ve ever had . . . . It was a pleasure working with you!


Thanks again for your patience, kindness, and counsel.

I want to thank you a lot for your help. If any of my friends get in trouble, I’ll let them know about you.


Our family cannot thank you enough for what you continue to do for us.


You're a good person and your lawyering is superb.

I can't remember when I've been so relieved!! Takura was wonderful & we are so grateful to both of you for everything! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Mary, I never imagined in a million years I would have someone of your skill set and expertise assisting me. Never in a million years. Thank you.


Thanks very much for your service! I will let the Attorney who referred me know that you personally & your firm did a great job!

Thanks again! All the best!

Mary, thank you! You gave me my life back.

Hello Takura, I can't begin to thank you enough for the excellent job you did in handling our daughter's case! The outcome was so much better than I had dared to hope . . . you truly excel at what you do! . . . Thank you so much for all of your help. I hope we don't have need of your services ever again, but I would certainly highly recommend you and Mary to anyone in a similar circumstance. Take care and best wishes!

Mary, thank you for everything you did for our family. We know that you and your staff worked hard on our case and appreciate all your communication.

Mary, I was glad to see the opinion granting my license in my mailbox yesterday! Thank you for all of your hard work, it is truly appreciated. You were most helpful and great to work with. Your positive attitude and friendly guidance made this whole process much easier to handle. Thanks again!

Mary, I've got all the confidence in you and your abilities. I know you've worked hard on my case. There's no words I can find to express how grateful I am for your work. Again thank you!

Mary, we don't know what we would have done without your help and knowledge!!! Thank you so much. We knew you were the right choice!!

You are our shining star, and thank you for all the work you've done for us!

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Our son is at home now, and all is well. I wanted to let you know how grateful we are for everything you’ve done for him.

Thank you again for all that you are doing not only for me, but my family.

I'm proud of you, Mary, and it's a blessing to have you on my team. Thank you.

I just know that one day everyone will know that your name will be synonymous with the greatest!

Ms. Chartier, I just want to let you know that I will never forget the depth of your loyalty to me regarding your work to overturn my conviction. Thanks again for helping me with my appeal.

I was pleased with the brief that you submitted on my behalf. It was a sound and persuasive argument supported by applicable law. I do not think I could have been represented better by Daniel Webster himself. Thank you.

Thanks for being so kind and listening to me. I appreciate it!

Again, I cannot thank you enough for your kindness and generosity. Thank you for all you have done.

Mary, I cannot say thank you enough for everything, I think that just needed to be said! Thank you again for all your hard work and support to me.

I started sleeping better when you came on board. Thank you!

Mary, I wanted to thank you for all that you've done for me. I'll always be thankful to you. I'm on the right path, and I'm staying out of trouble now. Thank you for your time and thank you for fighting for me. Gld bless you and thank you again.

Mary, I wanted to thank you for everything. You were great. I sincerely appreciate everything.

Mary, I can't remember when I've been so relieved!! Takura was wonderful & we are so grateful to both of you for everything! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Thank you very much. Your work and support for me has been brilliant. Thank Takura for me too. In fact thank Judy, Lizzy, and all your staff. Thank you for the generous sharing of the Dove candies! This opinion is much more detailed and in direct support of all of our arguments. Wish I could have been there to enjoy your A+ performance on my behalf. I am respectfully impressed.

I want to personally thank you for the hard work that you put into the case. You did an incredible job knowing that you had an uphill battle to convince the Judge that we were telling the truth. Again thank you for your time and hard work it didn't go unnoticed and I would strongly recommend you to others.

Thank you again for all your help and getting me through this. I greatly appreciate it and you!

Mary, We want to Thank You for helping us out with our situation. Your thoughtfulness is very appreciated. Kindest Regards!

Mary, I can't tell you enough or find the words to express how grateful I am to have you as my attorney.

I thank you for being my guardian angel and helping me from the bottom of my heart.

I thank God that I have you to protect me. Thank you.

I am so grateful for all that you’ve done for me and how hard you fought to get me out of jail and for a new trial.


You’re a blessing to everyone you fight for in the courts. There’s not many attorneys like you or, of course, as good as you!

Congratulations on your 2013 award! You truly deserve it! Thank you for all you have done for us. You rock!!

Thanks a lot for your patience, and all of your hard work with my case. Thanks again!

Thanks so much for what you did!!! You made everything fun and easy.

Thank you for being so great through all of this!

Ms. Chartier, I just want to say thank you for your effective representation in federal court. You vigorously pursued my case until you were able to convince the judge to rule in our favor. Because of that, I owe you a future dinner and drinks, of course. Thanks again for helping me. I really do appreciate it.

As always, you have been really good in helping me with my case and I do appreciate it.

Thank you for your efforts. It was certainly beneficial to have you at the hearing. Thanks again!

Hi Mary,

Words alone cannot describe the gratitude that I feel we owe your staff, your office, and especially you Mary. I just have to say it "Thank you". Your diligence, your intelligence, your professionalism, and your SMILE all together are like a bright light in a sometimes dark tunnel and because of that my son's future has hope and brightness and possibilities. I can't thank you enough, Mary!!

Mary, Thanks so much for everything you have done for me in this case. I am very grateful that this could be resolved. Even though you are very nice, hopefully I won't have to be sitting in your office ever again!

Mary, Thank you for everything you've done for me. I have a smile right now as big as Texas!

Mary, I'm very happy with the federal brief and everything you've done for me. Thank you so much! I don't only believe in you, but I trust you. Thank you for fighting for me!

I just wanted to thank you for taking the time that you did on my brother's case and for your representation of him. It meant a great deal to us to have someone with your expertise and experience representing him. Thank you.

I've written this letter about ten times trying to find the words to express to you how grateful I am for you and your office for not giving up on me and most of all the hard work put in to fighting for my rights. Thank you!

Thank you for EVERYTHING, YOU ROCK!!!

We both appreciate your hard work & support in this action. Thank you.

Thank you, Mary, for everything. You are greatly appreciated. If I were a better speaker, I would do a commercial for you!

Just a note of Hello, and you still and will always ROCK!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!

Thank you for everything you did for me during this difficult time.

For you, Mary, I thank you for supporting me during this time.

Hi Kim,
It wouldn't be right if I didn't personally Thank You for your time and help and effort on our behalf. You have always been so helpful and kind with any and all of my questions or any correspondence we had. You guys have helped us through some tough times and we sincerely appreciate everything. Again, Thank You Kim

I just wanted to reiterate how appreciative I am for your services and all that you were able to do to help me get through this. Not only was the result incredibly favorable, but the manner in which you and your office handled everything was very professional as well as comforting, and I will be recommending your services every chance I get.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you for all you do. Much appreciation and gratitude.

I would like to say thank you for helping me. God will surely bless you.

Mary, I appreciate all your help on this issue. Thank you!

Hi Mary, Our entire family would like to thank you for the work you did, we hate to think where our son would be without you and your staff. Not only you, but your entire office, are some of the nicest, most courteous and professional people we have ever dealt with and we sincerely appreciate everything you done for us. We will stay in touch. Thanks again.

You are terrific! Thank you for your humor and encouragement.

Just wanting to say thanks for your work with us. Thanks for your understanding and allowing us to fight. Love you so much for your time and patience.

It was a pleasure working with you and I've recommended you every chance I have gotten.

Thanks again for the excellent work.

Thank you for all of your help, Mary! It was highly appreciated.

Thanks for winning us our freedom back multiple times.


Thank you a million times over! You made the process bearable and fun when we were with you! Thanks again.

Mary, We enjoyed meeting you. Thank you for the great work you did on our son's case. We are very happy with the outcome. I will pass you name on to anyone in your area that might be in need of your service.

Mary, Thank you so much for your help with this matter. I'm not sure how I would have handled this otherwise.

Mary, I just read the brief for the second time. My hats off to you . . . what a fantastic job. Again, great job and thank you for all your support and help.

We cannot THANK YOU AND KIM ENOUGH for this WONDERFUL DAY!!!!! You two rock, rock, ROCK!

I truly, truly appreciated your representation of my case. You truly are a kind attorney working for my best interest. It wouldn't be proper for me to not write you a thank you letter so THANK YOU. God Bless you and I mean it from the heart.


Without the efforts you guys put in to win my appeal and get me out of prison, I would've never had this opportunity. Keep up the fantastic work and I've never been more excited to have had you guys representing me. Thanks again!

Watching you in court was like watching an episode of "The Good Wife." You were excellent!

Thank you for taking care of this case and doing your usual excellent job. We're very happy with the outcomes all around.

Thank you for your time and effort. I really enjoyed getting to know and working with you.

I want to sincerely thank you for your efforts in getting my son's case dismissed. I am so happy with your hard work!

Thank you so much for everything you've done for me. You've been my rock through all of this, and I really appreciate it.

Thank you for your successful efforts to get my case dismissed. I appreciate so much everything you did. You are a delightful, dedicated, and talented woman.

You really did just make my day, Mary. All the battles I go through with different things, it's nice when one works out. Just wanted to say thanks for doing what you do.

Hello Mary, Thank you for agreeing to represent our daughter, especially on such short notice. You had to get up to speed quickly on the issues, and you really did a nice job. It was a pleasure meeting you, and a comfort having you there.

Mary, Thank you all for all you've done in helping me I really appreciate it. You all are a true blessing from above.

Hello Mary, Thank you so much for your commitment and dedication to this case. I appreciate all that you have done for our family.


You forever impacted our lives in a positive way and for that, I will be eternally grateful. Thanks again for everything. You're truly the best!!!!

Hi Mary,
I wanted to thank you for doing such a great job. After watching you in court, I would recommend you to any of my friends or family. Again ….Thank You!!

Hi Mary,
I wanted to thank you for a 3rd chance at a free life. Without you, it wouldn’t have been possible. Not only are you an amazing lawyer but a great person. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Mary, I want to tell you thank you so very much for all the work you and your office has put in to my case, there are no words for my gratitude.

Mary, All I can say is “WOW”. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude! THANK YOU SO MUCH!


I want to thank you for all your support and diligent work. I truly appreciate everything from your passion to your patience with me and my family.

Thank you.


I would like to thank you and everyone else in the office for making me feel so comfortable and safe. I am in good hands.

Thank you all again for such a positive experience.


I really respect and admire what you all do on a daily basis. A special thank you for believing in my sister's case and being a voice of justice for her!

There are not enough words to show our gratitude!

Hi Mary,
It was a pleasure meeting you and watching you work. Thanks again for all the work you did. I now know how important it is to have the correct people.
Thanks again!!

Mary, I wanted to thank you again for the hard work that you all are doing. And please thank everybody at the firm for their hard work and assistance. You are all Angels to me. :-)

Thank you so much. Millions of thanks to our wonderful Attorney Mary and all her staff members. Mary, I really don’t know how to show you my gratitude. Thanks again and again.

Hi Mary, Thank you again for taking care of my son in such a difficult situation.

Tony is a gentleman and a very kind host. It was always a joy to be greeted by him when I walked into your office.

Mary, I wanted to genuinely say thank you for everything you’ve done for me. I have been able to rest in your care and confidence and I will never forget it. I’m truly grateful for you, your hard work and your reputation. I pray for you often. You’ve been a huge blessing in my life. You are steady, but truly caring. You’re frank, but graceful; very intelligent, but extremely compassionate. Thank you for always being there for me!

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