Posted by a client
Mr. Langan is an honest, ethical attorney and truly listens to the needs of his clients. He is very willing to present different options and fully discuss the possible outcomes. His advice and legal work have been invaluable to me. His staff is very responsive, organized, and available. I would highly recommend Attorney Langan!
Posted by Joan
Very disappointed with this attorney whose handling of our case caused us a tremendous amount of grief and anxiety. As a recent graduate of law school, I was looking forward to working with him and learning from him but this attorney demonstrated how clients should never be treated. After our initial two meetings and he had been paid, Attorney Langan did not initiate any contact with us whatsoever other than to send additional billings and forward docket filings; filings that we had already obtained ourselves. Our case in the Tax Court had been ongoing for sixteen months by the time Langan was hired and entered an appearance in our case. I sent him copies of the paperwork pertinent to the case, including the results of our discovery requests via USPS Certified Mail. He did not acknowledge that he even received them. Not once did he ask us questions about the facts of the case or what had taken place to date. Consequently, he made a number of errors in the facts he presented to the Court in his pleadings. He appeared for us at the Calendar Call in Tax Court and refused to provide us with a copy of the transcript of the hearing saying even though it existed in the docket, “I don’t know why you would want a copy, I already told you about the hearing.” The judge ordered him to file a brief in the case. What he filed was in the form of a motion and didn’t contain any of the necessary elements of a brief. We sent him an e-mail asking why it wasn’t submitted in the proper form. Langan’s response was: “Do you really want me to answer this, or did you just need to rant. I know you graduated from law school, but you are NOT a lawyer.” He also filed a Motion to Supplement the Record; a motion that was stricken from the record in the case. When we asked him for a clarification concerning the judge’s order, his response was, “If I understand this correctly, the Court rules that since you did not sign the Motion to Supplement the Record that it denied the Motion. We can re-submit the Motion if you wish, I would simply add a signature line for you and Gary, then scan in the signed document and re-file it.” I have no idea why he would say this since he obviously is the attorney representing us and we would not be required to sign his motions in order to have them filed. This same motion indicated that an exhibit was attached, but he failed to attach it. This exhibit consisted of a Forensic Document Examiner’s Report that we had paid $1,500.00 for. Also, Langan had signed an agreement promising to pay the examiner for any additional costs out of the funds in our client escrow account. When Langan received additional billings from the examiner, he would forward them onto us expecting us to pay them even though the invoices were made out to him and he was responsible for their payment. After reviewing our case, Langan told us that we had been treated “egregiously” by the settlement officer in the Collection Due Process Hearing. However, in the Reply Brief that he submitted to the Court, he made an unwarranted derogatory comment about our conduct when dealing with the IRS settlement officer. When we asked him what he was referring to, he actually denied making the statement, even though it clearly appears on Page 7 of the brief. His exact words written in an e-mail to us were: “I did not label you as belligerent; in fact, that word does not appear in my Brief.” Finally, we asked him to withdraw from the case and he agreed. However, the Court denied his motion because it was not done in the proper form and did not comply with Tax Court Rule 24(c).We provided him with a copy of a proper withdrawal motion and it was granted by the Court. We did not feel Attorney Langan demonstrated a high level of skill or professionalism; nor did he exemplify the legal profession’s ideals of honest and ethical dealings in order to protect our legitimate interests in our case.
Posted by Linda
This attorney was used for a child custody and child support matter. One big mistake. He does not respond very well to emails. He has not sent time sensitive mail received in a timely manner, often times arriving a week or more after it was supposed to. Then your charged for them and also facing penalty from the courts for not responding in time. He has ignored orders by the judge in the recent case. His track record appears poor which we did not know in the beginning. Now it makes sense. He can be very ignorant and rude to others in my presence. I would most certainly look a different direction for an attorney as you will lose your money. I am very concerned about him ignoring court orders and instead of upholding the law, he is willing to break them. Do yourself a huge favor and find someone else
Posted by Suzanne
This lawyer never resolved the case or let me know that he was or was not still working on the case. I never ever saw an itemized bill for the retainer I paid. My case was involving Business Withholding Taxes from my husband's business that had failed. Attorney Langan was very hard to reach, most times communications came through his legal assistant when they did come. I ended up giving up all assets to taxing authorities and receiving excessive wage garnishments on top of that, which would have been the same result had I not hired this attorney. After all my assets were gone and unreasonable garnishments on my wages in place, he simply dropped the case. He never contacted me again and it has been over 6 months. I have since found a different attorney who provided advice to me that allowed me to have wage garnishments removed and had I contacted him in the beginning, I may not have lost all the assets and income that I did. In my option this attorney can not handle personal liability situations resulting from Business Taxation issues.
Posted by a Child Custody client
I have been working with the attorney on the same case for over two years. He is unresponsive to my emails and didn't even file the proper paperwork that the court assigned him to file. He billed me for a phone call for longer than it really was, I have the phone records to prove it wasn't over 1 hour but got charges for 1.5. He continually wants money but never does much to help. He acted like it was no big deal when we lost our case because it didn't actually affect his family, only me and my son! RUN AND DONT HIRE THIS GUY!!!!
Posted by a Family client
I hired this attorney for a very simple family court matter. I made a huge mistake. He does not respond very well to emails, if at all. He sent about 10 emails about a certain topic for NO reason as they were not getting us anywhere. Then I am charged for them. He charged me for part of my initial conversation with him, never telling me this until I see the bill. I waited 2 weeks for a call back and made 3 calls total before getting one back. He sent me a time sensitive email and implied that I needed to answer him and he would pass the answer to the parties involved and then he never did tell them. I left him a voicemail the same day regarding difficulties with the party because of his inaction and requested a call back asap because of this and it is now 2 full business days later and still no word. Today I hired a new attorney who has a much better rating than this man. In my opinion, do NOT waste your money. I have gone through almost $1,500 and all he did was go to one court date and send countless useless emails. Then I had to call him to let him know that these emails were useless and he wasn't listening to me. Although he seems like a nice man, as an attorney; get someone else.