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If you want a lawyer that will tell you what needs to be told and not just what you want to hear, Alan is your man. Excellent communication by him and his staff. I was always kept in the loop. He was very knowledgeable in predicting the outcome of my case. He is an incredible aggressive trial attorney which I witnessed first hand in Court. He really made my spouse suffer.
Alan handled my messy divorce case. I previously had two other lawyers who were lazy. They never communicated with me or copied me with paperwork. Alan always called me back within 24 hours and answered my emails quickly. When we went to trial, I realized exactly what I had paid for. He was way more prepared than the other lawyer and did a better job of examining the witnesses. He's definitely not cheap, bu tI guess you get what you pay for. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Problem #1 Refused to meet with me prior to the day of our mediation. Failed to bring up important issues during the mediation
Problem #2 Double billed me. Rudely spoke on his cell phone for extended periods of time and conducted other business while I was paying him, a dishonest practice.
Problem #3 Refused to represent me at my hearing even after being informed that it would cause monetary harm to me not to attend the hearing. (he doesn't believe in "piece meal litigation)."
Problem #4 Attempted to pad his bill by billing for extra hours that he wasn't performing work for me. When having to explain his actions to the Florida Bar he claimed the extra $400 was for his personal travel time in the same town but submitted no receipts.
Problem #5 Overbilled for office work. Charged $300 an hour for typing of document @ approximately 17 words a minute. Even the slowest of typists could type faster than that!
Problem #6 Transferred money from an escrow account in my name to his own attorney fund without my express permission.
Problem #7 Was uncooperative in turning over materials after I fired him.
My experience was that he pretended to be a tough guy but couldn't deliver, a panfish instead of a shark, I found him to be lacking in ethical and honest behavior and self centered to the point of causing monetary harm to his own client by his actions.
Never met me prior to scheduling two jury trials.
Never answered my repeated questions regarding our strategy.
Stated that was his business.
Never told me what his "strategy" was.
Asked for a plea bargain without asking me first.
I did not ever ask him to make a plea bargain.
Never interviewed a witness
Never even allowed me the time to get the evidence I subpoenaed myself before he scheduled two trials without any witnesses for my defense.
Never noticed me of the two trials he scheduled (without ever meeting me in person or discussing strategy) until the day before the trials he scheduled.
Paid him $4000.00 to be thrown to the wolves.