I hired John Holt before researching his practice. He seemed gun-ho like others said in the beginning. He does not return calls in a timely manner. I had to call him numerous times to get a status on my case. He seemed clue-less because his workload is too much. He will take on your case and your money to have you believing your case is an easy case that he can resolve in your favor. Which in my case never happened, his customer service is horrible. I would not recommend him even if he was for free. My only mistake was hiring him, all of the reviews you've read are similar to me there has to be some validity to these reviews. He is not personal with his clients and he makes you feel like he's rushes you off the telephone as if you are bothering him. He should NEVER practice law, he is an embarrassment to all lawyers! I'm not giving him one star, he does not deserve it nor did he earn it. I will most likely be firing him and hiring a new lawyer.
We paid this attorney up front after the consultation for what was supposed to be a cut and dry case. This has been going on for close to a year now. There is no communication about the case. We will receive an email that a date has been set with zero communication or consultation. When we finally are able to see or speak with him the case is nowhere near ready to go to trial and is half prepared. Emails and calls go unanswered for months and when they are answered it is nothing but excuses. This is the type of service that makes you lose faith in the profession. I only rate 1 star because there are no other options.
Posted by a client
I thank God for this man and his staff. He got custody of my child for me. He was very professional and knowledgable. He and the staff were wonderful. I would highly recommend them. He is a very busy attorney but it's because he is so good. awesome experience with this office.
Posted by a Divorce client
No follow up at all, with either office assistants or Mr. Holt. I never received the copy of my paperwork, was not communicated with on the hearing date, and only found out any information by calling in after having emails ignored. I've had to follow up myself with every step or I would have been left in the dark completely. I also had to make multiple changes myself to the original paperwork due to another client's information being left on the emailed copy...after I sent it back once for revision due to errors. I was told paperwork was filed with the courts, only to find out that it was not actually filed until days later. Would not recommend at all.
Posted by a Divorce client
He usually has too many cases going on at same time. Many scheduling conflicts. Actually failed ot show at a hearing and didn't contact his client until hours afterward. Seems very gung-ho in the begining, but once he has your money, good luck getting him to do something constructive. Extremely difficult and frustrating. Since I had to fire him and have not gone back to court, I don't know what the ramifications of his inaction will be..