Posted by a Real Estate client
I hired this attorney for representation for my foreclosure case. I was informed by other counsel after signing a contract that the approach that she wanted to take with my case was going to be very detrimental to me. I disengaged with her the day after I signed the contract by sending her a nice respectful voicemail, email, and letter from new representation informing her of my decision because I knew that she would be in court all day. I asked her to send my documents ( some originals) to my new representation along with most of the $900 retainer fee that I paid her before she did any type of work on my case. She has refused to return my documents and or any of my money. I don't feel like she deserves to keep that much of my money for doing nothing (overnight) let alone keep my documents that mean absolutely nothing to her now. I have filed a complaint with the Bar Association and am awaiting their review and have also filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. I was informed that 4 other people had disengaged with her also because she failed to follow through with timely filings on their cases. I am failing financially as a result of our nations economic crisis, and this lawyer is adding more salt to the wound by taking money that I need to defend my foreclosure.