Harvey Mars is a pro. Not only is he an excellent attorney who vigorously fought on my behalf, but he is a decent and ethical human being. He has that rare combination of conscience and intelligence. He is a stickler for detail. He knows the modus operandi of those who are intent on doing harm and getting away with it. And most importantly he knows and understands the modus operandi of the predictably unethical attorneys who make a living helping the offenders. Opposing lawyers hate to see him coming because he doesn’t back down and he knows just what buttons to push to make their clients pay. He forced a settlement in my case. I highly recommend Harvey Mars.
Harvey has now helped me with two legal matters. One was for wrongful termination, the other a dispute with a landlord. In both situations, Harvey made each process painless and did the work for a fair price. I have recommended friends and colleagues to Harvey who have been in similar situations and will continue to do so. I am proud to call him “my attorney.”
We worked with Mr. Mars over an almost 2 year period, when a group of us musicians approached the Musician’s Union in NYC (Local 802) for help and support. As the union’s counsel, Mr. Mars was deeply informed and always willing to go the extra mile to research new angles and options. When questions arose he always got back to us in a timely way, and was present and dedicated to our case. He never gave us false or unreasonable hopes and we appreciated his grounding in the law and reality, but at the same time he the wonderful ability to also listen to us and think with us outside of the box. Our case was settled positively and turned out to be an historic step for artists. We are so lucky we had Harvey in our corner.
Harvey Mars was not only well-informed, timely and insightful, he showed an unusual amount of understanding, even sympathy, for my struggle to win justice in an academic setting. His humanity and concern, however, did not prevent him from exercising – and sharing – a healthy amount of objectivity. He is an outstanding lawyer and legal counsel.