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Testimonials

  • Christine’s daughter Amanda was involved in a car accident which resulted in a traumatic brain injury, and numerous personal injuries. Richard Shekter’s honest and caring approach as a lawyer made them feel at ease.
  • Honorata was hit by a fire truck and suffered severe whiplash, back injuries, depression and anxiety. As her personal injury lawyer, Alden Dychtenberg made her feel protected and well cared for throughout the legal process. 
  • After a serious car accident, Elizabeth’s husband Fred suffered a traumatic brain injury. Alden and Richard guided them through the legal process and have since become part of their extended family.
  • Penny was hit by a car and suffered serious injuries including brain injury and left-side paralysis. As her personal injury lawyer, Richard Shekter fought persistently by her side during the three-month trial. 
  • Stella sustained serious injuries from a car accident. With the help of Shekter Dychtenberg, she was able to focus on her recovery. She describes her legal team as excellent personal injury lawyers. 
  • After sustaining a traumatic brain injury and a number of serious fractures, Chris and his family credit Richard Shekter, who acted as their personal injury lawyer, with fighting for them to attain a high settlement.
  • After sustaining back and neck injuries after a car accident, Jack came to Alden Dychtenberg to help him with the legalities of his case and his recovery. Alden was able to provide guidance and sound legal advice as Jack’s attorney. 
  • The whole team at Shekter Dychtenberg LLP had our best interest at heart right from our first meeting when they came to us, right to the conclusion of our lawsuit. We had access to Alden and...

    The whole team at Shekter Dychtenberg LLP had our best interest at heart right from our first meeting when they came to us, right to the conclusion of our lawsuit. We had access to Alden and the people on the team day and night, 7 days a week. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone looking to have a group of bulldogs, going to bat for you, in your corner.

    Phil Murphy
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  • After being severely injured by a car, I had to choose a lawyer to represent me. Personal, expert help was important to me and so I decided against a big firm. Based on strong...

    After being severely injured by a car, I had to choose a lawyer to represent me. Personal, expert help was important to me and so I decided against a big firm. Based on strong recommendations, I chose Alden Dychtenberg.

    Alden provided outstanding ongoing customer service throughout the process and would respond to emails and calls within a few hours on a 24/7 basis. Whenever a decision had to be made, I was provided with the pros and cons of each option so that I could make educated decisions and be actively involved in my case.

    I received great moral support, advice and help from the whole team who all knew my case inside out. Even after resolving the case through mediation, Alden and his staff have stayed in touch and continue to help me to this day.

    Alden's actions are guided by his belief that "the only good outcome is a happy customer".  Having worked with him and his team for over four years, I can say that I am extremely happy with having chosen Alden Dychtenberg.

    Rupert Altschuler
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  • Alden was sent from God! He helped me and my family out so much following our accident. Words cannot express how very deeply grateful we are to him for his advice and support.

    Alden was sent from God! He helped me and my family out so much following our accident. Words cannot express how very deeply grateful we are to him for his advice and support.

    Grazyana Bajor-Cannon
  • I first came into contact with Alden Dychtenberg and his highly competent staff after a car accident. Up t that point, almost two years later, I had felt that my problem were being shelved,...

    I first came into contact with Alden Dychtenberg and his highly competent staff after a car accident. Up t that point, almost two years later, I had felt that my problem were being shelved, undervalued, possibly because of my age.

    Then my life began to change. Working with these capable, enthusiastic people I received truthfulness, honesty, candor and a unfailing understanding that someone "had my back".

    Jamie Elsasser, a feisty , positive young lawyer, along with Alden, went to bat with rapid results. Much effort was expended on my behalf in a mission that took months to complete, ending with satisfaction, relief and much gratitude.

    Should I ever again need such help I would not hesitate to call on the Dychtenberg team in perfect trust.

    Jenny B.
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  • My name is Carol R. On February 9th, 2005 I was in very a severe car accident. I was in the hospital almost four months. I ended up with severe brain damage and a lot of broken bones. Once...

    My name is Carol R. On February 9th, 2005 I was in very a severe car accident. I was in the hospital almost four months. I ended up with severe brain damage and a lot of broken bones. Once home, we hired Shekter/Dychtenberg to represent me in our law suit. In June of 2012 they had made an offer which Alden didn’t feel was enough. I was willing to accept it, but thank god Alden talked me out of it. In December of 2012 they made and offer for the full amount. I am just so very thankful that I listen to Alden and received everything that was coming to me.

    Carol R.
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  • Thank God for Alden and his wonderful staff. May the blessings of heaven fall on all of you. Pray and trust that your basket in your storeroom will never be emptied. Thanks to Alden and his...

    Thank God for Alden and his wonderful staff. May the blessings of heaven fall on all of you. Pray and trust that your basket in your storeroom will never be emptied.

    Thanks to Alden and his staff. I will really appreciate everything they have done for me.  Continue to be faithful in whatever you do or say.

    My prayers are with you always. God bless!

    G.R.
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  • My name is Penny Lyn Roberts I was in a serious car accident when I was sixteen years old. When I needed to look for a lawyer because of the accident I was in, I had heard of Richard Shekter...

    My name is Penny Lyn Roberts I was in a serious car accident when I was sixteen years old.

    When I needed to look for a lawyer because of the accident I was in, I had heard of Richard Shekter through a few people that I knew. I interviewed him and I will say I was very happy, comfortable, and satisfied with Richard, who presented himself very well. When my case was on trial I was very nervous and unsure what to expect from the insurance company, opposing lawyers and their questions. The questions made me very uncomfortable but Richard was able to object and not have me answer certain questions or have them rephrased in a way that made me more at ease. I want to recommend Richard Shekter to anyone who is looking for an excellent lawyer. He works day and night making sure that everything is done to meet his client’s expectations.

    I am very happy with the results of my case (Roberts vs. Morano) and I owe a big thank you to Richard and his staff. They all did such an amazing job. They were very nice, caring, and worked hard to make sure that I received what I deserved. Richard will not give in until his clients get what they should.

    Penny Lyn Roberts
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  • Richard and Alden, are without a doubt, a pleasure to work with. When a car accident tragically took my parents, the tragedy was multiplied by the fact that my parents cared for my mentally...

    Richard and Alden, are without a doubt, a pleasure to work with. When a car accident tragically took my parents, the tragedy was multiplied by the fact that my parents cared for my mentally handicapped brother, Mike. While I was busy making new living arrangements, and dealing with estate and guardianship issues, Richard and Alden took the reins, and charged forward to protect my brother’s future.  It was critical to get Mike the largest settlement possible. Not unusual in Down Syndrome kids, Mike started to show signs of early onset Alzheimer’s during this process, causing more concern for his future wellbeing and security. This laid more financial burden on myself by causing me to take a leave of absence from work, and eventually to hire a live-in caregiver. All the while, Richard and Alden plugged away taking care of matters with minimal phone calls and visits to the office. Everything was carefully explained, and Richard was beside me, whether dealing with the insurance company, talking to annuity specialists, or dealing with my own investment bankers. In the end, the settlement was finished in a timely manner, with some money to relieve my financial burden, but more importantly, enough money to ensure that Mike can keep his current standard of living and remain financially independent well into the future. It took an enormous amount of pressure off me, and I can never thank Richard and Alden enough for all they did. For the time that I’ve known Richard and Alden, I’ve found them to be honest, reliable, hardworking, conscientious, and courteous.

    I would highly recommend this firm to my family, and have in fact recommended them to a close friend.

    David Jenkins
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  • My experience with Alden was an impressive one! Alden and his team were absolutely professional and efficient in handling my case. Alden was honest right from the start. He paid...

    My experience with Alden was an impressive one! Alden and his team were absolutely professional and efficient in handling my case. Alden was honest right from the start. He paid  attention to every detail and left no stone unturned. I felt comfortable with Alden and I knew he was with me 100%.

    Outstanding job.

    D.T.
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  • Our case was difficult as we were fighting a huge insurance company but we won with Alden's expertise and perseverance. He is knowledgeable strategic, compassionate, and trustworthy.

    "I have had experience with a few lawyers in my life but no one has been in the same category as Alden.  He took our family's case on, straightened it all out and fought for our best interests.  Our case was difficult as we were fighting a huge insurance company but we won with Alden's expertise and perseverance.  He is knowledgeable strategic, compassionate, and trustworthy.  I did not have to doubt the process anymore or worry I was not in good hands.  He took care of us in many ways and I will always be grateful for his wisdom, skills and friendship.  Thanks so much Alden and the staff at Shekter Dychtenberg for helping my family get back on their feet!!"

    Sherry A.
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  • Hi Richard, Thank you for everything Richard. I want you to see how you've helped my boys S.P. and B.P. purchase a home together. B.P. has accepted a spot in a Master’s...

    Hi Richard,

    Thank you for everything Richard. I want you to see how you've helped my boys S.P. and B.P. purchase a home together. B.P. has accepted a spot in a Master’s program at Queen’s University so they’ve bought a house close to the university in Kingston.

    This has worked well because my other son S.P. is doing renos nearby and he'll spread that work to Kingston as well.

    Mom is happy because her boys continue to work together and will be living only about an hour and a half away. They'll be able to rent out a couple of rooms and make a few improvements down the road and they'll have a nice nest egg. I just wanted you to see the outcome of the good work you do!

    Thanks for everything Richard,

    A. P.
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  • Richard, you never cease to amaze me. You find issues that others would easily pass over as not being central to the case or to the client’s liberty, or being just too tough or complex...

    Richard, you never cease to amaze me. You find issues that others would easily pass over as not being central to the case or to the client’s liberty, or being just too tough or complex to address…and then you work them like no one else. It is a combination of art and science…and you are both an artist and a scientist. Well done and thank you.

    Alan Direnfeld, Lawyer
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  • Mr. Shekter was extremely well-prepared throughout the trial and the success of his work is reflected in the jury verdict.

    Mr. Shekter was extremely well-prepared throughout the trial and the success of his work is reflected in the jury verdict.

    Madam Justice Darla A. Wilson
  • I want you to know that I am so very very thankful and appreciative for all that you have done for me. You are not just a lawyer.... You are above it all because you truly care.

    I want you to know that I am so very very thankful and appreciative for all that you have done for me. You are not just a lawyer.... You are above it all because you truly care.

    Irene F.
  • When my husband was involved in an serious car accident, and I didn’t know if he was going to survive, Shekter Dychtenberg patiently went through all the steps that we needed to know...

    When my husband was involved in an serious car accident, and I didn’t know if he was going to survive, Shekter Dychtenberg patiently went through all the steps that we needed to know and pointed out areas that we hadn’t even thought about and promptly took over all dealings with the insurer so that we could just focus on my husband’s injuries.

    Y. D.
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  • They cared. That is where the business relationship changed into a friendship, because they cared and most don’t. They personally got involved. They cared what happened on day one...

    They cared. That is where the business relationship changed into a friendship, because they cared and most don’t. They personally got involved. They cared what happened on day one until the day the case settled, and they will care what happens to us from now on.

    P. D.
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  • As the victim of two motor vehicle accidents, I sincerely thank my lawyer, Alden Dychtenberg, who is so persistent in fighting relentlessly for my cases, such that my legal action reached a...

    As the victim of two motor vehicle accidents, I sincerely thank my lawyer, Alden Dychtenberg, who is so persistent in fighting relentlessly for my cases, such that my legal action reached a very satisfactory solution. I was also happy with his arrangement of a structured settlement system pursuant to which I receive monthly payment for compensation that will continue to grow.

    Zhou H.
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  • I am very grateful to Alden Dychtenberg who made ​​a great contribution to helping me after my car accident, and succeeded in getting me such a high amount of compensation, with even more to...

    I am very grateful to Alden Dychtenberg who made ​​a great contribution to helping me after my car accident, and succeeded in getting me such a high amount of compensation, with even more to come.

    Norma L.
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  • I was brushed off by the insurance company. Everyone knew we were wronged but no one could tell us how to get to the next step. Alden knew. He put a team in place and helped us through the...

    I was brushed off by the insurance company. Everyone knew we were wronged but no one could tell us how to get to the next step. Alden knew. He put a team in place and helped us through the process. It was his confidence that helped me and my family get through it all and get the justice we deserved. From the first day, he made me feel important and deserving. He’s become like a brother to me.

    Fred S.
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  • Alden Dychtenberg is a great lawyer and a good friend. After my car accident, Alden’s advice and expertise helped me win compensation beyond my expectations. He’s the best! You...

    Alden Dychtenberg is a great lawyer and a good friend. After my car accident, Alden’s advice and expertise helped me win compensation beyond my expectations. He’s the best! You can trust Shekter Dychtenberg.

    Vinh Thanh (Jack) Du
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  • When I had my car accident I had a lot of questions and needed help. Alden Dychtenberg listened to me and treated me with respect. I received top-notch, honest advice and am very happy with...

    When I had my car accident I had a lot of questions and needed help. Alden Dychtenberg listened to me and treated me with respect. I received top-notch, honest advice and am very happy with the settlement I received. If anyone needs a lawyer, I tell them to call Shekter Dychtenberg. I trust them.

    Rosa Volpe
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  • My daughter was involved in a serious car accident that had left her with permanent injuries. Richard was exhaustive in his research and thorough in his investigation.

    We first met Richard Shekter approximately 9 years ago when my daughter was involved in a serious car accident that had left her with permanent injuries. As our attorney, Richard was exhaustive in his research for all details pertinent to the accident and thorough in his investigation of any information that continued to flow into his office.

    Christine Pohl and Amanda Gardner
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  • I have not seen a case which has been better prepared or presented than this one.

    I have not seen a case which has been better prepared or presented than this one. In addition to the very substantial success, a number of matters arose during trial which demonstrated to me the thorough, sophisticated and ingenious way in which all aspects of this case were prepared and direct and cross-examinations were conducted (by Richard Shekter).

    Justice O'Brien
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