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Ken Aud

Kathleen is a detailed oriented manager with a great work ethic. She is reliable and conscientious in all tasks she takes on. Based on her extensive experience working with the offender population, I would highly recommend her as a correctional consultant.

Faculty at Oakland Community College

2014-09-12T20:21:10+00:00

Faculty at Oakland Community College

Bird-flying757
Kathleen is a detailed oriented manager with a great work ethic. She is reliable and conscientious in all tasks she takes on. Based on her extensive experience working with the offender population, I would highly recommend her as a correctional consultant.
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Former Client

“Nobody has more insight into the Michigan Department of Corrections than Kathleen Schaefer. Ms. Schaefer helped me get ready for the parole hearing and also spoke on my behalf. I was afraid of getting turned down, that I would spend my best adult years in prison, but I was able to get a parole at my first attempt.”

Former client, a man who was discharged and now lives in Europe

2014-05-27T12:33:38+00:00

Former client, a man who was discharged and now lives in Europe

Bird-flying757
“Nobody has more insight into the Michigan Department of Corrections than Kathleen Schaefer. Ms. Schaefer helped me get ready for the parole hearing and also spoke on my behalf. I was afraid of getting turned down, that I would spend my best adult years in prison, but I was able to get a parole at my first attempt.”
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Mike Rataj

Kathleen is extremely knowledgeable and conducts her affairs with the utmost integrity and professionalism. I am very impressed with her in every respect. Additionally, Kathleen's experience and expertise yields excellent results for her clients. I highly recommend Kathleen.

One of Kathleen's clients

2014-09-12T20:19:33+00:00

One of Kathleen's clients

Bird-flying757
Kathleen is extremely knowledgeable and conducts her affairs with the utmost integrity and professionalism. I am very impressed with her in every respect. Additionally, Kathleen’s experience and expertise yields excellent results for her clients. I highly recommend Kathleen.
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Family friend of a former Client

“Kathleen was very instrumental in assisting my close friend at his probation hearing. Although he had prepared endlessly for his hearing, he later said that without her guidance and direction, he believes he would not have been successful. With Kathleen spending countless hours preparing him and then subsequently representing him at the hearing, my friend was granted a parole upon the first possible eligibility date.”

Family friend of former client, Michigan

2014-05-27T12:30:05+00:00

Family friend of former client, Michigan

Bird-flying757
“Kathleen was very instrumental in assisting my close friend at his probation hearing. Although he had prepared endlessly for his hearing, he later said that without her guidance and direction, he believes he would not have been successful. With Kathleen spending countless hours preparing him and then subsequently representing him at the hearing, my friend was granted a parole upon the first possible eligibility date.”
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Jason Moss

Kathleen is both a great person and a staunch advocate for those that are not in the position to advocate for themselves. She is thorough, thoughtful and always considerate of the client as well as the families involved. She is professional and punctual from beginning to end. I have used, will continue to use, and would recommend her for any probation or parole consulting needs.

Attorney/Owner at Jason M. Moss & Associates, PC

2014-09-12T20:30:13+00:00

Attorney/Owner at Jason M. Moss & Associates, PC

JasonMoss
Kathleen is both a great person and a staunch advocate for those that are not in the position to advocate for themselves. She is thorough, thoughtful and always considerate of the client as well as the families involved. She is professional and punctual from beginning to end. I have used, will continue to use, and would recommend her for any probation or parole consulting needs.
Defense attorney Todd Perkins.

Todd Russell Perkins

“She’s the best at writing sentencing memorandum, has credibility with the courts, the keys to the gatekeepers, and is known by the thorough and complete effort she puts into her work.”

Attorney and Counselor, Detroit

2014-05-27T12:42:25+00:00

Attorney and Counselor, Detroit

Defense attorney Todd Perkins.
“She’s the best at writing sentencing memorandum, has credibility with the courts, the keys to the gatekeepers, and is known by the thorough and complete effort she puts into her work.”
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Stuart G. Friedman

“Professional Probation and Parole’s report literally cut my client’s sentence in half. The judge originally sentenced my eighteen-year-old (special needs) client to 7-1/2 years in Jackson County for his involvement in several home invasions in the Jackson County area. When the Court discovered that most of Kathleen and Nicole’s report had not made it to chambers (only the update did), the Court granted our motion for resentencing and cut my client’s sentence in half based on the materials contained in that report. The report was thoughtful and went through various aspects of the client’s upbringing and history that an overworked probation simply didn’t have the time or ability to adequately cover.”

Attorney at Law, Jackson County

2014-05-27T12:43:59+00:00

Attorney at Law, Jackson County

stuart
“Professional Probation and Parole’s report literally cut my client’s sentence in half. The judge originally sentenced my eighteen-year-old (special needs) client to 7-1/2 years in Jackson County for his involvement in several home invasions in the Jackson County area. When the Court discovered that most of Kathleen and Nicole’s report had not made it to chambers (only the update did), the Court granted our motion for resentencing and cut my client’s sentence in half based on the materials contained in that report. The report was thoughtful and went through various aspects of the client’s upbringing and history that an overworked probation simply didn’t have the time or ability to adequately cover.”
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John Shea

Kathleen is the most experienced, skilled, and conscientious consultant in this field whom I've ever encountered. If you or your loved one needs a strategic plan or other guidance in connection with sentencing, parole, or commutation, call her.

Attorney at Law

2014-09-12T20:17:40+00:00

Attorney at Law

Bird-flying757
Kathleen is the most experienced, skilled, and conscientious consultant in this field whom I’ve ever encountered. If you or your loved one needs a strategic plan or other guidance in connection with sentencing, parole, or commutation, call her.
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Robyn B. Frankel

“In my cases, she has been able to streamline services for psychologically impaired clients and obtain ongoing information from the parole board during long commutation proceedings. Her services are truly invaluable.”

Attorney, Bloomfield Hills

2014-05-27T12:47:48+00:00

Attorney, Bloomfield Hills

robyn
“In my cases, she has been able to streamline services for psychologically impaired clients and obtain ongoing information from the parole board during long commutation proceedings. Her services are truly invaluable.”
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Danny Briggs

“My son would likely not have gotten parole without Ms. Schaefer’s help. She handled everything — the follow-up, the phone calls and the appearance before the parole board. She was always there for us 100 percent. On a scale of 1 to 10, she’s a 10.”

Father of Client, Michigan

2014-05-27T12:41:47+00:00

Father of Client, Michigan

Bird-flying757
“My son would likely not have gotten parole without Ms. Schaefer’s help. She handled everything — the follow-up, the phone calls and the appearance before the parole board. She was always there for us 100 percent. On a scale of 1 to 10, she’s a 10.”
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Brian Legghio

Ms. Schaefer has provided indispensable sentencing and parole information and assistance to many of my clients. Ms. Schaefer assists the client directly in composing helpful responses to the Department of Corrections Presentence Interview forms. Her assistance at that juncture helps the client greatly in subsequent parole hearings. Often times language inserted in the PSIR may not be noticede by defense counsel as being troublesome at the sentencing phase; however, Ms. Schaefer is keenly aware of the parole process years down the road and the interplay between the PSIR language and the granting of or denial of parole.

I highly recommend Ms. Schaefer to any defense attorney who is embroiled in a difficult State criminal defense proceeding.

Owner, Law Office of Brian M. Legghio

2014-09-12T20:31:02+00:00

Owner, Law Office of Brian M. Legghio

Bird-flying757
Ms. Schaefer has provided indispensable sentencing and parole information and assistance to many of my clients. Ms. Schaefer assists the client directly in composing helpful responses to the Department of Corrections Presentence Interview forms. Her assistance at that juncture helps the client greatly in subsequent parole hearings. Often times language inserted in the PSIR may not be noticede by defense counsel as being troublesome at the sentencing phase; however, Ms. Schaefer is keenly aware of the parole process years down the road and the interplay between the PSIR language and the granting of or denial of parole. I highly recommend Ms. Schaefer to any defense attorney who is embroiled in a difficult State criminal defense proceeding.
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Former Client we Helped

“Kathleen, thank you so much for helping this event to come about in my life. You brought forth so many “needed” feelings from me, before my hearing. I don’t know how I would have gotten through on my own. Your professionalism and soft-spoken care truly made the difference for me. You did an incredible service, Kathleen, not only to me, but to my family as well.”

Former client, Michigan

2014-05-27T12:31:37+00:00

Former client, Michigan

Bird-flying757
“Kathleen, thank you so much for helping this event to come about in my life. You brought forth so many “needed” feelings from me, before my hearing. I don’t know how I would have gotten through on my own. Your professionalism and soft-spoken care truly made the difference for me. You did an incredible service, Kathleen, not only to me, but to my family as well.”
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Friend of a Client

“I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for all of your assistance and guidance over the past couple of years. It has been a rough ten years for, but your counseling and support has made the last couple a little easier.”

Friend of former client, Michigan

2014-05-27T12:31:55+00:00

Friend of former client, Michigan

Bird-flying757
“I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for all of your assistance and guidance over the past couple of years. It has been a rough ten years for, but your counseling and support has made the last couple a little easier.”
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F. Martin Tieber

“I would highly recommend Kathleen Schaefer for any work with a client in relation to parole matters. Her experience with the parole board and her background and qualifications make her better suited than even skilled and experienced attorneys to handle these issues in a way that would be best for virtually any criminal defense client. I don’t think my client would have been granted parole without her efforts.”

Attorney, East Lansing

2014-05-27T12:46:30+00:00

Attorney, East Lansing

tieber
“I would highly recommend Kathleen Schaefer for any work with a client in relation to parole matters. Her experience with the parole board and her background and qualifications make her better suited than even skilled and experienced attorneys to handle these issues in a way that would be best for virtually any criminal defense client. I don’t think my client would have been granted parole without her efforts.”
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James Feinberg

kathleen is outstanding. whether its a sentencing memo or a post conviction matter, no one does it like Kathleen. I have recommended her to everyone I know. She has taught at the CDAM conferences with rave reviews.

Attorney at Law, Offices of James L. Feinberg

2014-09-12T20:29:30+00:00

Attorney at Law, Offices of James L. Feinberg

Bird-flying757
kathleen is outstanding. whether its a sentencing memo or a post conviction matter, no one does it like Kathleen. I have recommended her to everyone I know. She has taught at the CDAM conferences with rave reviews.
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Joe Minarik

Kathleen was superb in her work. She looked at the case from all aspects and dove deep to understand any issues that may arrive and how we would deal with them. She was very professional, knew her field well, and provided excellent recommendations in how to approach and present items for our case. I can’t speak highly enough of her efforts and work.

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2014-09-12T20:18:36+00:00

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Bird-flying757
Kathleen was superb in her work. She looked at the case from all aspects and dove deep to understand any issues that may arrive and how we would deal with them. She was very professional, knew her field well, and provided excellent recommendations in how to approach and present items for our case. I can’t speak highly enough of her efforts and work.
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Craig A. Daly

“I would highly recommend Ms. Schaefer to any defendant who wants to thoroughly and accurately present their case to the sentencing judge in a compelling way. She has a wealth of information and her contacts in the various probation departments is invaluable and critical to a successful outcome.”

Attorney, Detroit

2014-05-27T12:41:00+00:00

Attorney, Detroit

Bird-flying757
“I would highly recommend Ms. Schaefer to any defendant who wants to thoroughly and accurately present their case to the sentencing judge in a compelling way. She has a wealth of information and her contacts in the various probation departments is invaluable and critical to a successful outcome.”
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Allen Peisner

Kathleen is one of the most knowledgeable persons in this field. She is highly commended for her work both in probation and parole related matters and also assisting attorneys whose clients face sentencing on a current crime. /s/ Allen Peisner

Attorney at Law

2014-09-12T20:35:19+00:00

Attorney at Law

Bird-flying757
Kathleen is one of the most knowledgeable persons in this field. She is highly commended for her work both in probation and parole related matters and also assisting attorneys whose clients face sentencing on a current crime. /s/ Allen Peisner
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Andis Svikis

“Ms. Schaefer provided me with excellent insight into the parole process and was instrumental in the timely release of my client. ”

Attorney, Kalamazoo

2014-05-27T12:45:37+00:00

Attorney, Kalamazoo

svikis1
“Ms. Schaefer provided me with excellent insight into the parole process and was instrumental in the timely release of my client. ”
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Mother of Former Client

“We needed help getting ready for the parole board interview. Ms. Schaefer prepared us on what to expect (and) helped us prepare a professional parole packet that included letters of support, a letter from a prospective employer, and a commitment to a home placement with us. I couldn’t have done it without her. She was my rock.”

Mother of former client who was subsequently paroled and discharged

2014-05-27T12:32:10+00:00

Mother of former client who was subsequently paroled and discharged

Bird-flying757
“We needed help getting ready for the parole board interview. Ms. Schaefer prepared us on what to expect (and) helped us prepare a professional parole packet that included letters of support, a letter from a prospective employer, and a commitment to a home placement with us. I couldn’t have done it without her. She was my rock.”
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Timothy Dinan

I have used and recommended Kathleen on my difficult cases. Her input was critical to develop understanding between my client and I and giving surety to both of us as we worked through the plea and sentencing process. She is an invaluable part of my team and highly recommend her to any lawyer seeking to provide meaningful assistance in dealing with the MI Department of Corrections.

Criminal Defense Attorney, Dinan & Associates

2014-09-12T20:33:19+00:00

Criminal Defense Attorney, Dinan & Associates

timdinan
I have used and recommended Kathleen on my difficult cases. Her input was critical to develop understanding between my client and I and giving surety to both of us as we worked through the plea and sentencing process. She is an invaluable part of my team and highly recommend her to any lawyer seeking to provide meaningful assistance in dealing with the MI Department of Corrections.
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Mark A. Satawa

“I have used Kathleen Schaefer on several difficult sentencings, particularly those that have been convicted at trial, with prison guidelines, and/or child abuse/sexual assault convictions. I have found Kathleen’s consultation services and reports to be invaluable at sentencing because of her specific knowledge and experience in both courts and corrections. As a former MDOC employee and counselor she is able to uniquely shed light on each case for the Court and parole board. She is effective in both mitigation and client rehabilitation. PPPC has made a difference in every case I have brought her in on.”

Attorney, Michigan

2014-05-27T12:44:32+00:00

Attorney, Michigan

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“I have used Kathleen Schaefer on several difficult sentencings, particularly those that have been convicted at trial, with prison guidelines, and/or child abuse/sexual assault convictions. I have found Kathleen’s consultation services and reports to be invaluable at sentencing because of her specific knowledge and experience in both courts and corrections. As a former MDOC employee and counselor she is able to uniquely shed light on each case for the Court and parole board. She is effective in both mitigation and client rehabilitation. PPPC has made a difference in every case I have brought her in on.”