Posted by a client
I selected Jim Lea based on his magazine profiles that rated him as one of the nation's top lawyers and was terribly disappointed with his performance. His fees are very steep for the minimal amount of work that I managed to eke out of him. He would not take any action unless I badgered him continuously. In the end, it was all too little, too late. This is not the lawyer I would recommend when you have your life, livelihood, or custody of your precious children on the line. Please don't just take my word for it. Ask any of his former clients and they will tell you the same thing.
Posted by John
Well we hired him based off the rep he had as a good lawyer, for a child custody case were the child was kidnapped and he did very little for the case. The other party in the case made up some very large lies and slanderd us without a shred of evidence. Mr Lea did nothing to defend us or to have the false reports removed from the court record and was only concerned with his paycheck. he refused to work with our other attorney or do his job. He did not even do much about enforcement of court orders or anything. He almost cost us custody of our child and did nothing about the other party showing up to court under the influence of drugs, would not go on the offensive when the other party lost leagle representation, wasted our money, and above all did nothing to earn his pay. It was as if we were subhumans because we did not live there but argued that the jurisdiction was there even though it was not and he even aided and abetted the other parties in the case instead of pushing for criminal charges or to have the case dismissed. The sad thing is that we could of and should of saved our money and defended ourselves instead of getting our time 3 years and money wasted by this pathetic excuse for a human and even more pathetic lawyer. After he refused to do the job he was paid for we stopped paying him and doing what he insisted we do after he set it up that he would have jurisdiction for any further action. While the fact of the matter is we did not reside in Wilmington in a few years but they had jurisdiction, a minor child was kidnapped from her home state and brought to Wilmington and a custody case opened against us by the kidnappers. They refused to accept depositions from teachers and law enforcement, but anything that was alleged by the kidnapers who reside ed in Wilmington was taken as fact with zero proof or evidence to prove anything was taken as truth.
James lea needs to be disbarred, face criminal charges for his obvious thefts from clients without doing any work for his money. He is a greedy bottom feeder that only cares about himself and how much money he can get out of his clients without doing any real work. The man also has a serious attitude problem when the clients expect results for the thousands of dollars he charges but has very little to show for his work. But finds it to be just fine to argue with his clients over his lack of effort for the case he thinks he won but the fact is the other party gave up because they ran out of money. Not his pathetic legal skills he thinks he has or the work he did not do. A circus monkey could have done a better job and that we could have saved a ton of money and done a better job representing ourselves than he did. We have not paid him what he says we owed him and have no intention since he did nothing to defend his clients and was more concerned with the reputations of the lowlife locals that should be in prison for the felonies that they commited and we have not been back to that corrupt prostitute infested tourist trap of a town in almost a decade and have no intention of it. When the legal system has zero justice and the so called top lawyers are no more than high priced simpleton crooks. When a legal system can railroad, and treat the innocent as guilty with zero supporting evidence but the guilty criminals are protected by the courts it says avoid the place because if your not a resident you have no rights and are guilty because your an outsider. You are doomed and might as well do the time because you are guilty before innocent when you are not allowed to defend yourself from the alligations of a coke head and a drunken nut.
I will never go back there and would not trust old Jimmy to take care of a ticket ir represent my dog.
Posted by a Divorce client
takes your money and promises things, then never does any of them yet the money is gone!