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James Jenkins Mills

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  1. Disrespectful,Lack of communication and not worth it.

    Posted by David, a Family client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Average
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend James Mills.
    • I hired James more than 3 years ago.
    • James handled my Family matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I hired this attorney for a caretaker that abused my parents estate,and committed fraud.At first he seemed concerned but as the case lingered on,communication was terrible and he became disrespectful to me.Jay and his firm lost interest in the case and convinced me to settle because they were only interested in the money and not justice that this person deserved.I would not recommend him or his firm.

    1. James Jenkins Mills

      James Mills

      Lawyer Comment:

      I have been practicing law for more than ten years. I can unequivocally say that "David", who left this review, is the most difficult and least grateful client I have had during those ten years. When he and his wife first contacted me, we learned that he was set to inherit nothing more than 1/3 of his parent's house. He hired me to try to recover some of his inheritance, as he had been left with virtually nothing by his mother and father. After a year of litigating his case, we recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for both "David" and his sister. All told, they recovered in excess of $700,000.

      Unfortunately, that was not enough for "David." He wanted to have the defendant arrested and thrown in jail, or ruined publicly and financially, or who knows what. "David" simply could not, or refused, to understand that those were not appropriate remedies given the facts of his case. In addition, after recovering his settlement, "David" refused to pay our firm's attorneys' fees per the contract he had entered into at the beginning of the representation, which forced our firm to have no choice but to sue him for thousands of dollars. He eventually paid our fees out of the hundreds of thousands we had recovered on his behalf, but even then he did not pay the full amount owed - we simply tried to let it go.

      At the end of the day, litigation is an emotional process. This is particularly true when dealing with estate and family matters. I believe that an attorney's job is to take as much of the emotion out of the discussion as much as possible, and to focus on getting the best result possible for the client. David hired me to recover as much money as possible from his parent's estates. That is exactly what we did, and we did so with excellent results.

      Ultimately, "David" was given the option of signing a settlement agreement. He did so, and he did so willingly, and with full understanding of what he was doing, and with his wife notarizing his signature. He did so after several hours of discussions with his attorneys, and after days of consideration. Apparently, once he received his settlement, he decided it was not enough, and he has been unable to let the emotional issues surrounding this litigation go. That is disappointing.

      It is also disappointing that he has chosen to now leave me such a negative review, approximately a year after he received all of that money that we fought to get him. I stand 100% behind the legal services I offered "David", and regret that he remains dissatisfied.

      Posted almost 2 years ago. Flag

  2. Slip And Fall -Out of State Resident

    Posted by a Slip and Fall client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend James Mills.
    • I hired James more than 3 years ago.
    • James handled my Slip and Fall Accident matter.
    • I have previously worked with no lawyers.

    I'm from out of state and needed a lawyer for a slip and fall when vacationing in NC. I was turned down by 5 other lawyers from the state but was lucky when Jay took on my case. He was very honest, and explained that slip and fall cases in NC were not easy cases to win. His persistence and knowledge paid off and he managed to get me an outstanding settlement. I can't say enough about Jay and his firm. They were wonderful to work with and always kept me informed.

  3. Estate dispute

    Posted by Hope,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend James Mills.
    • I hired James more than 3 years ago.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    We are currently one of Jay's clients... We are so proud to have Jay as our attorney. Anyone with disputes regarding Wills, estates, executor/executix, or fraud...or simply need a good, honest attorney should find yourself either on the phone or sitting in his office. It will be the best advice I can give you. We are honored to call him our attorney. Thanks Jay

  4. Representation for a medical claim by Jay Mills for Sue (Last name removed)

    Posted by sue, a Personal Injury client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend James Mills.
    • I hired James more than 3 years ago.
    • James handled my Personal Injury matter.
    • I have previously worked with 6-10 lawyers.

    Mr. Jay Mills understood and respected my intention not to litigate unnecessarily, but to address the cost of the medical treatments and loss of time. I found Jay to be very responsive and timely in settling the matter. His professional advice and discretion was greatly appreciated. I would recommend Mr. Mills on behalf of his professional yet caring manner in which he handled this case.

    It is nice to have affirmed the fact that personal injury attorneys such as Mr. Jay Mills are here to help people who need them.

  5. Corporate Counsel

    Posted by Timothy, a Litigation client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend James Mills.
    • I hired James more than 3 years ago.
    • James handled my Litigation matter.
    • I have previously worked with more than 10 lawyers.

    Jay routinely handles matters for our company and has always produced a good result in an efficient manner. I fully endorse his work.

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