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I had a consultation with Brian regarding a bank robo signing, copy and paste matter on a Continuing Guarantee that a local FDIC troubled bank forged to attain my personal assets which I refused to pledge upon renewal of a commercial note. I never signed it and it was obviously a laser printed signature. I left the office wanting to hire him for a $10,000 quoted fee plus contingency of 40%, that quickly was increased to $15,000 which I didn't have. I had to represent myself pro se against several attorneys and a brutal judge. He re-approached me to see how the case was going, I was referred to a D. Laatsch that was attorney associate of Mahaney and Ertl. What a disaster! He didn't read the case, filed for a jury months too late to extort me out of money. He failed to pursue the fraud and forgery and failed to get a handwriting expert. The attorney said something to the effect "so what they forged your name, move on!". I was sick about the horrible representation. They then presented a "switched" retainer to not pursue the fraud but just to take 40% of the personal judgment gained by a forged guarantee. Horrible, horrible situation. Never had an attorney do so little, take the money, and basically concede to the opposition. Never ever put your trust in them. At any time, Brian could have taken over and done the right thing, but he didn't. Complete and total lack of integrity handling my case-I was robbed and left high and dry to have my credit and reputation ruined, as well as, have my personal assets open to seizure due to their lack of performance. I worked my whole life to pay off properties and the essential time frame was wasted by the constant bait and switch. $10k turned into $15k. Brian M. referred to lesser lawyer. Fraud retainer turned into 40% of judgment retainer. No forgery or fraud suit-horrible! I expected so much better or at least for the truth to be exposed and my innocence defended. Didn't happen.
Mr Mahany represented me in a case where the outcome was incredible. He achieved the WOW factor for my family. I constantly recommend him to others in the field as one of the best I have ever worked with. It is with highest recommendations that I reference him, and must truly say that I felt "Safe" with him on my side.