Client Testimonials

Eternally grateful for his work

February 19, 2015 was the day my life turned upside down. Having just left work, an 18 year old girl, speeding, lost control and hit the vehicle I was driving; head on. The impact was so severe, that I was trapped-- unknowing what the future held for me. It took several fire fighters, and more than an hour to extract me. I suffered traumatic injuries, both physically and mentally, had a fractured pelvis and both of my legs were shattered. In the weeks following the accident, I had to undergo 6 major surgeries and a 7th that took place later in the Spring. Those couple of weeks were the worst of my life. The road to recovery is still not over, but I am blessed to have had and still have a network of amazing family and friends that have been supportive throughout the process.

At the time of the accident my parents were visiting loved ones in Greece, and were scrambling to find a means to get back, as quick as possible, to relieve my husband for a short time-- so he can get things in order. My husband never left my side, during that time. He was distraught with the entire situation, but stood strong, even though the days to follow were uncertain for our family. During his time of disbelief, and stress, my husband was continuously bombarded by lawyers' phone calls, that caught wind of our situation, and wanted to "help." These so called lawyers, never once stepped foot in my numerous hospital rooms, or rehabilitation, but deemed it necessary to continuously contact my husband, on his personal cell phone, to get the case. There was no sign of compassion from these individuals, and for that reason, even though they contacted us, we didn't feel that those lawyers were the appropriate representation for our family.

After I was finally in a calm state of mind, we contacted Attorney Michael DeRiso. Attorney DeRiso was referred to us by my husbands cousin who was a JAG lawyer in Texas at Fort Hood at the time of my accident. My husbands cousin interned with Attorney DeRiso for 2 months, prior to becoming a JAG lawyer, and had nothing but incredible sentiments towards Attorney Deriso. Unlike all the lawyers that hounded my husband the weeks following the accident, Attorney DeRiso wanted us to call him when we were ready to relive the accident. Attorney DeRiso was nothing but professional and compassionate- something that can't be said about all. We are so appreciative of the difficult work he put towards our case. Attorney Michael Deriso fought for US, and not for himself. My husband and I are grateful that we came across someone so empathetic and understanding. Because of Attorney Michael DeRiso we were able to get closure and restitution for such a traumatic life event. We are eternally grateful for his work, and highly recommend him to all. ....kyriakoula

The best in Pittsburgh ...Joseph

Michael DeRiso has my highest recommendation. His attention and devotion to my (Family Law) case made me a true believer in him, his staff, and his firm. Mr. DeRiso ALWAYS made it to my proceedings. He never sent another attorney in his stead. I feel this is a rare quality in attorney's now a days. He is a true professional and is very knowledgeable. He and his staff worked tirelessly on my case and produced an extremely favorable court decision. Since dealing with Mr. DeRiso, I have recommended him to several close friends. All of whom received the same prompt and professional service that I did. A++++

I am extremely pleased with the work that Mike has done for me. … Matt

He gets the results you deserve without playing games and wasting your time and money. I have had one previous lawyer and I was not pleased with the outcome and how long it took to get to that outcome. With mike you know he’s not going to play games. He’s going to tell you how it is and he gets the job done for you. There are no complaints from me on the work mike has performed. I have already recommended him to two other people I know, and will recommend him to anyone needing a lawyer.