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Posted by a Family client,
I consulted with Aaron Raney on a matter involving my divorce decree and later, a frivolous lawsuit from my ex. In a nutshell, Aaron took my money, then manufactured an "ethical" reason to leave the case. He was abusive, even in emails, and made offers to the opposing attorney that I never authorized. Aaron did not counsel me properly, and when I filled out a questionnaire sent from the opposing side, via Aaron's secretary, no one EVER said it was "just like testifying," so the help I asked for w/grammar and spelling was what he called "tampering with the testimony." He said, in an email, I would possibly go to JAIL and so would the person who helped me. Also, regarding this questionnaire, he actually called me a liar because he thought a specific date I wrote in was wrong. I even had a witness and documentation to back me up, but Aaron wouldn't look at my proof to show my innocence, and said anything else from me would "not be credible and he would assume I was lying." He then filed a motion to withdraw, stating there was an ethical problem with me, and the judge I was to appear before in the case had to sign off on it. Two attorneys I consulted with about my pending case specifically said Aaron was wrong about the "ethical" issues, and that he had no legal right to charge me as he did, as it was a family law matter, and the billing for those is handled differently. My new attorney told me to report him to the BAR association, once she looked through all the paperwork and emails. After the Judge in my case saw the same information, she even said he should be reported. So, I wrote, without any malice, a factual accounting of all that occurred and sent it in. They, in turn, sent a copy to Aaron, and asked for a response. Aaron then sent me directly, a copy of his response. In the letter, he uses abusive and defamatory statements about myself and my disabled spouse, tells numerous lies, and doesn't get a single item correct. He does all this with not one shred of evidence, and threatens to sue me. I have refrained from getting personal in this matter, but he could not, even though he touted himself as a very professional, successful attorney. I have not heard anything yet from the BAR Association, but I have every piece of documentation needed to prove my case. I believe this needs to be heard by anyone considering hiring Aaron Raney. My hope is that no one else will have to lose $8,000.00 in attorney's fees, AND will not have to suffer the unprofessional and abusive ways of someone who should be trustworthy.
Posted by a Wills client,
We only met with Aaron once and then worked with his colleague from that point forward. But Aaron was knowledgeable, straightforward and to the point. We were happy will the end result.