"I was desperate for a top lawyer because I was being sued for more money than I could afford by an extremely smart and determined ex-wife- and found my dream lawyer in Dan Shemke.
Dan has all the qualifications in spades. He is absolutely meticulous. Present him with a written document and out comes the proverbial bulldog who won’t let go. Slowly, carefully, every implication, possible danger, possible help, is ferreted out. Nothing is missed.
Dan has also mastered several levels of lawyerly rhetorical skills. He explains things clearly, cuts to the quick, time is not wasted. He asks the questions you realize he needs answered. If you are reluctant and unsure--again, he does not let go. He makes you do the work you have to do so that when your case actually comes up, you are relaxed because you know what you need to say and are prepared for a hostile interrogator.
All the homework has been done. Don’t get the wrong idea, Dan is friendly, a fun guy in fact. But he has the toughness that wins out in the adversarial system. If you need a lawyer to stand up for you in court and speak persuasively and responsibly in court, Dan is your man.
I suspect that you would have to look far and wide to find a lawyer who would ruffle his feathers. He is not cheap, but you get what you pay for- including peace of mind." —Past Client
"I was being hounded by a collections lawyer when I contacted Daniel Shemke. After discussing my situation with Dan he made me feel comfortable and confident that whatever was going to happen that things would end in the best way possible for me.
I had to come to the realization that I was in a bad position and I didn't know how things would turn out. Dan was honest with me about what he could and couldn't do based upon the facts of my case, the court we were in, and the judge we were in front of.
Things looked pretty bad for me but Dan was a mastermind inside and outside of the courtroom. He determined quickly that I had been sued in the wrong court and that the other side could be fined because of that.
In no time Dan put together court papers to have my case dismissed and to fine the debt collector. The next thing that I knew, Dan and had won the case. I cannot begin to explain how amazed I was by what Dan was able to accomplish for me. I went from feeling that I might have to go through bankruptcy to knowing that I was finally free from being hounded and harassed by the debt collector.
Dan turned a very bleak looking situation into something that brought me peace of mind. What I can say about Dan from my experience is this: when things look bad if there's a way out, he'll find it. When you get sued, you need to trust the lawyer you have chosen to represent you.
Dan made me feel that I could trust him the first day I sat down with him to discuss my case. The result he got for me proved that my trust was well placed. I will trust Dan for the rest of my life." —Past Client
"I had Dan draft a contract and I really enjoyed the process. That's something I can't really say about all attorneys I've worked with. I went to law school- so I'm supposed to like lawyers- but so many make you feel like their time is more valuable than your own.
Dan takes pride in being on the same level as his clients, getting to know our needs, and making sure that we're happy with his work." —Past Client
"Before enlisting the help of Mr. Dan Shemke, I felt the Divorce process was consuming me. I had limited resources and was attempting to navigate the system myself.
Dan stepped in and helped me make sense of everything going on around me. Divorce is a mind numbing experience and you need someone that will advocate for you. I found it was almost impossible to do it myself. Trust is a difficult thing to give while involved in such an emotional setting with serious legal consequences.
Having someone that understands your morality as well as your abilities and means was the help I needed to traverse this winding road." —Past Client