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Hi Mary,
Thank you for being a voice for me, and giving me hope again. Bless You All.

You are most deserving of your Outstanding Attorney Award! There are so many reasons for you being celebrated. I like is your sense of joy and buoyancy your have brought to a difficult area of practice. No need to be irritable or peevish to be successful is a great value to demonstrate. Thank you! I think it is your superpower!

C&N did an amazing job. It was one of the best defense presentations I've ever seen and certainly the best I've seen in a long time. They are great advocates!


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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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!

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

You're an appellate rockstar.

Thank you so much! Your motion was quite masterful.

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

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

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

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

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

You inspire us all. Congratulations!!!!!

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!

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

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.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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!

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.”

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.

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!


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!

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!!!

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.

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!


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!!


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

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 being on top of everything!! You are amazing.


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


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.