I requested the services of Mr. Dickstein concerning a letter I received from a federal government agency. The letter questioned the quality of an inspection I accomplished at a facility as well as the authority I held that was granted to me by that agency. The letter required a response within 30 days. After paying a retainer to Mr. Dickstein, I awaited his response. However I had to remind him one week before the deadline that a response letter was due. Mr. Dickstein's response completely missed an important point that would have made the DOT's accusations a non-issue. The DOT rejected Mr. Dickstein argument which put me in a situation that was far worse then I had been prior to Mr. Dickstein's involvement. Furthermore, after his response was rejected, he wrote to me of several possible ways to remedy the DOT’s action. I did not request this additional information however I was billed for it. I will never ask for Mr. Dickstein services again.