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I am a previous client and and could feel a good vibe from Alex he dealt with my case for a
reasonable amount and although I wasnt able to
pay him what I thought he was worth I did win my case thanks to Alex. I had never heard of him and never expected to be in court in my life.
Thank you Alex
Alex is extremely thorough and trustworthy, which is not typical of a lawyer. Alex puts the kids interest first and foremost and is a strong advocate for kids. I respect Alex and all he has done for my children. Alex made it possible for my children to grow up in a stable household and have a future they would have missed out on if they had stayed in their previous situation.
Alex had been my lawyer in child custody matters for over 5 years. I considered as a friend and knew that if something was not going to work out for me, he would let me know and we would work on it. Recently, Alex was retained for a case and spoke regularly with the petitioners attorney as well as the GAL. On the day of the preliminary, Alex was not in the courtroom and the plaintiff's attorney pushed to move forward with the case. Alex was paged to the courtroom and when he got in, he "lied" to the judges face and told him he had not been retained or paid at all. I have the contract signed by Alex, written up by his lawfirm with receipt of payment giving me to a certain date to fulfill all of the financial obligations of the contract which was a month and 3 days after this court date. He had already receieved money on the case.......Needless to say, he is no longer representing me.
Over the past few years, I referred alot of clients to Mr. Clarke and when it came time to perform, Mr. Clarke fell short and made me regret I had ever retained him for this matter. Beyond all of this, I will still say that Mr. Clarke is an excellent lawyer. He is very well known in Henrico JDR and it helps out tremendously in court......But ever since he has become a bigtime criminal lawyer, he has changed and in my opinion, it is was for the worst. Alex's main paralegal made a statement to me that Alex was trying to get rid of all his old clients. I took this as finishing up the cases hopefully for good, not dropping me as a client because he was not happy with the amount his law firm, his paralegal, himself drew up in the contract.
In closing, I have to say, I was very disappointed with the way that day in court played out. I will not be referring anyone else to Mr. Clarke in the future.