Based on 3 reviews
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I retained Attorney Beurkens to represent me in a first-time DWI charge. His initial consult with me was one phone call; a secretary advised on all subsequent matters over the phone as well. Prioe to my initial court appearance, we agreed on an appointed time to meet in the lobby. Two hours and two phone calls later no Atty. Beurkens. By this point I believed I was on my own and worried about arriving late to the courtroom. A kind clerk helped me figure out where I needed to be. Atty. Beurkens finally arrived to the court; we spoke briefly, then I was called to appear before the judge. We left the courtroom, he shook my hand, and he left. A few weeks later at my sentencing hearing Atty. Beurkens was well over an hour late. At this point I was already seated in the courtroom, under-represented, and quite frankly prepared to be my own advocate. I certainly didn't have one in Atty. Beurkens.
Jerry was available right away to answer questions and help guide me through all I need to do to prepare for my hearing. I believe I have made a good choice in hiring him. Looking forward to our face-to-face meeting and getting my drivers license back.
Missed my court date, then said he did more work than my retainer fee. Heard other reviews of this lawyer breaking lawyer-client confidentiality as well.