Posted by Jim
My case was an expungement case. I verbally retained Mr. J. Glenn Davis as my attorney on January 25, 2011. On January 26, 2011 I mailed my check to Mr. Davis in the amount of $750.00 which represented his retainer fee. On February 03, 2011 my check for $750 to Mr. Davis was cashed/cleared my bank account. For the purposes of this review, I have to limit the details of all the times I requested feedback from Mr. Davis. Mr. Davis never contacted me by telephone, letter or e-mail to update me/keep me appraised of the progress of my case or responded to any of my repeated requests for information. As such, I felt compelled to voice my complaint of non-response by J. Glenn Davis to the Attorney Grievance Committee 8th Judicial District of Buffalo, NY. The purpose of my complaint letter was to prompt Mr. Davis to respond to me in a timely manner. On March 29, 2011 I submitted a detailed letter to the Grievance Committee 8th Judicial District in Buffalo, NY. Mr. J. Glenn Davis stated to the Grievance Committee that he did not provide timely responses to me because: 1. He did not have secretarial services 2. He had a computer virus 3. He failed to "adequately explain" himself to me. There were many letters between myself, J. Glenn Davis and the Attorney Grievance Committee. Also, there were several letters from the Grievance Committee to Mr. J. Glenn Davis demanding he respond to their committee. On July 26, 2011 the Attorney Grievance Committees of the 8th Judicial District informed me that Mr. Davis mailed a refund of $275 to me and Mr. Davis withdrew from my case. Bottom line: If the Attorney Grievance Committee of the 8th Judicial District in NY failed to get Mr. J. Glenn Davis to respond to their inquiries in a timely manner it is reasonable to assume that Mr. J. Glenn Davis' clients would receive the same "service." I retained another lawyer in Buffalo, NY and was completely satisfied with being updated throughout the case as well as the outcome.
Posted by James
We hired J Glen Davis to do a simple probate for our mothers will. Mr. Davis was the creator of this will 6 years prior. Working with Mr. Davis became a nightmare. He stalled us repeatedly, did not return phone calls, and did not file the required paperwork with the court in spite having told us that he had doing so. After 6 months on our probate case the only paperwork that he had filed with the court was the will itself. In order to get the executor of estate documents we needed him to file the required next of kin signature notification forms after 6 months on the case in one of the few times we were able to reach him he told us that he had filed the forms with the court and we would be getting the executor of estate documents within a week. A week passed and we got nothing. We called the judges lawyer at the probate court to check on the reason for the holdup and were told that Mr. Davis had in fact not filed these next of kin notification documents and once he did it would be another month or so before we would get the executor of estate documents. This discovery that Mr. Davis had not told us the facts made us angry and we promptly called him to find out what was going on. To our surprise we got a recorded message that his office phone had been temporarily disconnected! He did not answer out calls to his cell phone either. When we hired him he did not tell us that there was anything complicated about this probate and we paid him his required retainer up front. This was the last straw and we replaced Mr. Davis after 6 months and little progress on our probate case. We have asked Mr. Davis to return our retainer. He has not responded nor has he ever sent us a summary of his billing records on our case in spite of repeated requests. This behavior speaks for itself.