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Gregory Lee was my “defender” in a child support case. I was forced to pay at least $70 000 in 3 years, including child support+tuition+”medical bills” (Attention! For the full time college student who had the 100% medical coverage according to the state law!!!)+both attorneys fees.
I heard from this defender mostly 2 phrases: “You have to pay” and “She’s right when she’s right” (about the plaintiff’s attorney). Finally I was under conviction in contempt of court while I refused to pay for fake medical bills and tuition, when my daughter dropped her last semester higher education study. I had 2 choices this time: go to the jail or change attorney. Fortunately I’ve chosen the second: I fired attorney Lee, and found another lawyer, who destroyed and closed forever this case at one hearing.
The main attorney Lee deficiencies in my case:
- He didn’t mind to make a revue of 15 years old divorce agreement while my daughter started her higher education, which was completely necessary due to current circumstances.
- He didn’t mind to learn the Mass higher education student’s health insurance law.
- He ignored all my proofs that my child is completely emancipated and living in de facto marriage with her boyfriend.
- He obviously was afraid of discussions in court with plaintiff’s attorney and judge.
My main mistake was that I didn’t fire him right after I felt his uselessness.
We have an experience with 7 lawyers that used to help us on different matters (mostly in Real Estate field), and now I can say that even though some of the lawyers were really good, Attorney Gregory P. Lee outshined all of them! It is not a Law school education and a lot of experience. He has a Real Gift from God - GREAT TALENT to be a Lawyer. He is just Perfect Attorney! We recommended him to our friends that were totally disapointed by the lawyers (in Real Estate field too), and I was happy to see their surprised faces repeating "Greg is really good. He is really good!" He is just amazing: extremely smart and a great MASTER of LITIGATION STRATEGY. I would suggest to the opposite party - never make Attorney Gregory P. Lee mad, because if you would - ...you will see the great beauty of his talent in maximum, and it will cost you a lot of money. I really like how he deals with "enemies" :)) He does that in very diplomatic manner but it is something! Great Warior! God Bless Him!
It was only after hiring this lawyer and not hearing from him for close to a month afterward that I felt there was something alarmingly amiss. I then did further web searching about this lawyer. It was in reading this post that I realized that had I known the whole facts of misconducts, I would never have hired him. I promptly fired him after reading this....
...(in part)... After the separation agreement was signed by both parties, but unknown to the wife until November 2004, the respondent failed to file the agreement with the probate court or to request that the court assign the case for hearing.
... The wife then attempted to telephone the respondent and left voicemail messages for him, but he did not return her calls. Only after the wife again contacted bar counsel on January 11, 2005, and bar counsel intervened, did the respondent call the wife on Friday, January 14, 2005, to confirm that the case was scheduled for hearing the following Tuesday, January 18, 2005. The divorce hearing was held on January 18, 2005, and the case is now concluded.
The respondent’s lack of diligence and promptness in his representation of the wife, and his failure to keep her reasonably informed about the status of the divorce case and to comply with her reasonable requests for information, is conduct in violation of Mass. R. Prof. C. 1.3 and 1.4 (a).
In aggravation, the respondent had a prior admonition from 2000 for neglect of a civil matter resulting in dismissal of the client’s claim.
The matter came before the Board on a stipulation of facts and disciplinary violations and a joint recommendation that the respondent be suspended for six months. On May 9, 2005, the Board voted to accept the stipulation and to recommend the agreed-upon disposition to the Supreme Judicial Court. The Court so ordered on May 27, 2005.
1 The complete Order of the Court is available by contacting the Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County.
2 Compiled by the Board of Bar Overseers based on the record before the Court.
The information in the post explained a lot of what I felt was crucial facts which would have influenced my decision to even call him in the first place. It also certainly shed light on the lack of communications I experienced as well.