Posted by a Divorce client
I was a client of M. Adams. He convinced me to start a case. I submitted him all the necessary information and paid almost the whole retainer. At pretrial hearing weird things happened. He gave me to sign a document right before hearing with values which didn’t match the information I provided and said that decision won’t be based on it – it’s just formality. You want to trust your lawyer. He wouldn’t say things he was supposed to protect me as his client. I had to stand for myself as much as I could, which is difficult when you have attorney. Pre-trial decision was very fair for Defendant and didn’t comply with M. Adams’s promises. After confronting him – I didn’t get any answer and he wouldn’t answer for a month with my request to give me my file. In a month he contacted, apologized. I still was hoping that it may work and I couldn’t quite afford to pay to another attorney. We met once to file one more document and then he disappeared again. It left very little time before final hearing and I was trying to contact him. Finally we met and he gave me any bill with ridiculous charges and acted against agreement. I realized I need to pick up file. I was shocked after reviewing it. He could take oath on one date and submit documents on another, which wouldn’t match what you gave him. He was late on all terms and all important documents were filed in favor of Defendant.