» Mary Chartier

Dear Mary, Marisa, and Lizzy,
It's been a year. We want to say this again. THANK YOU for saving our lives.

I’m so appreciative for what you have done for my son. My friends and family keep stating the obvious every time I speak to them. That they have never seen such an amazing attorney in action. Thank you.

We have to say this again, THANK YOU!!! I don't even want to think of what might have happened without you and your team's assistance.

So grateful to Mary and the firm who helped save our family! We don’t stop raving about you when we tell our story! Thank you for believing in us and fighting for us! We are SO thankful!

Dear Mary the Magnificent,
Thank you so much for your truly outstanding work! You snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and saved a young man from incarceration and hopelessness. We all feel blessed to have had you as our advocate and attorney. Forever indebted.

Thank you for your representation, you’ve impacted my life very greatly.

Mary and Kurt,
I wanted to send you a Thank You note. The dismissal is a big victory and thank you sooo much for always believing and supporting me! I am very happy that justice and truth prevailed.

Hi Mary and Kurt,
Thank you again for everything you have done for my family and me.

Mary, Kurt, Lizzy, and the entire C&N team,
Now that the dust has settled a bit post-trial (and after the not guilty verdicts), we just wanted to say how thankful we are. However, words cannot adequately express our gratitude. We've been through a ton emotionally. But your firm made an impact on our family so immense that we could only smile in the end (post tears, of course)! Thanks again!

Hi Mary and Kurt (and Marisa, Lizzy and all from CNDefenders),
I just want to send you another heartful thank you letter for what you all have done to help me and my family, people who I love and love me, to unveil the truth, protect people's constitutional rights, and make this world better! Thank you all again.

You are and have been the very best attorney I could ever hope for. I sincerely thank you for everything, always….

Thanks for helping our son and bringing home the gold!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! We couldn’t have pulled this off without you. You are a lifesaver.

I am so thankful for all that you have done for my family and I. Please keep up the good work. Thank you!

Thank you so so so so so much for everything! I can't tell you how much we appreciate all the work you and your amazing team did!!! You guys freaking ROCK!

I cannot thank you enough for all you have done for me.

I cannot thank you enough for all that you and your team have done for me. I will always be extremely grateful and thankful for everything.

Thanks from my wife and I. You and your firm were so helpful and supportive. We really appreciated it and all that was done. I know that the professionalism you and your firm displayed was good for our peace of mind

Mary, Kurt, and Kim, Wow!!! You did an amazing job and your hard work and time poured into this shows! Thank you for fighting for my husband. All my gratitude.

Thank you,
Mary! I am grateful for all of your guidance throughout this. I could not be happier with the outcome. You rock!!
Be well and take care!

Dear Mary,
I cannot thank you enough for your excellent work and the work of your team. The last couple years have been extremely difficult and I am thankful we are on the other side of this and hopefully this will stay in our rear view mirror. From the moment we had our initial meeting, I felt you were the right person for my son. Your kindness, compassion and grit are perfectly aligned with your intellect and presence in the courtroom.
Thank you for everything.

Thank you so very much for all your professionalism and TOP notch lawyer you are. You will always be a thought in my mind for all you did for me and my family.

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!

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


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

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.

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

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

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!