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Posted by Laurie, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
BEWARE!! I retained Mr. Kingsbury with the intent of filing bankruptcy. My brother and I met with him for the "free" consultation. Paid him $1,900.00 for the bankruptcy. I completed the first credit counseling class and they pulled my credit report. My mom unexpectedly passed away and I was left a small inheritance. My brother and I both sent a couple of emails regarding this and how it would affect the bankruptcy. After weighing the options, I ended up settling on my accounts and paid them off.
I emailed Mr. Kingsbury of the change in plans and asked him to send the rest of the money to my brother, which he received yesterday!! Kingsbury kept $1,600.00! BEWARE, BEWARE!! He charged us 700.00 for the "free" consultation!! And also $350.00 per hour for every thing else!! Not even very good lawyers charge this kind of fee!!
Once you give this man your payment-don't expect it back even if you drop the bankruptcy!! If you do - good luck to you!!
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
If you are bankrupt do not retain Kingsbury! In my opinion he is a piece of work! Read on! I retained Mr. Kingsbury upon my first initial conference based on Mr. Kingsbury 20 years of experience and his display of self confidence. I thought I was good to go. Boy Howdy! was I wrong! Have had the misfortune of having some serious health issues in my family and being underinsured in the past 15 years. One of the most recent situations was my spouse with terminal cancer. If I have learned anything through it all my love for life and people has been enhanced and have just learned to roll with the punches. That's just what happened to me again with Mr. Kingsbury at the helm of the giant roller in my opinion! Kingsbury and I decided a late January 2013 was the appropriate time to file the bankruptcy petition with the court. He did some basic intake on the first visit He stated his fee was $2400.00 for my case which he seemed to have pulled out the sky in my opinion when I look back on it. I think that was my fault because I mentioned I would be getting about $3000.00 in December or January from my late mothers estate if all went well. December 31st I had to let my COBRA health insurance lapse because of financial pressures. Of course, it just so happened I got very sick and had huge medical bills starting the first of the year through the end of April this year. In the interim though I was able to get Mr. Kingsbury paid half of his fee during this time and communicated to him what was happening with me early on because I did receive a rather curt email from his support staff telling me to get my balance paid in full because they were ready to file my case. I responded and told them I had been sick, in the hospital twice at the Mayo Clinic missed over two weeks of work, it only seemed prudent and responsible to not file bankruptcy until I was sure that I at a point when the bills were all in from that bout of illness. He agreed, said he did not realize that was I was having health issues and would waive his usual "update" fee of $300.00 since I had not filed in January as planned. Between November and April his office took some calls from my creditors since I had paid $1400.00 on the case. Starting in late March early April I sent Mr. Kingsbury an email to let him know that I had lost my job, my wife had started a new job, my medical issues were resolved for the most part and that I had another $800.00 ready to send that day and could pay by the remaining $300.00 balance by the filing date and had most of my homework finished and we would be ready to go the last week of April and thanked him. His response to that communication from me was unexpected, reprehensible and horrific! He sent me a really nasty and extremely condecending email, telling me he was tired of me calling the shots, he was the attorney with 22 years experience, referred to my wife and I as "clients like us" blah, blah, very lengthy, insulting and condescending in its whole. After I gathered my thoughts I returned a short reply asking if what he meant was should we schedule another meeting to consider the few changes that has occurred since the first intake?
Also, I stated I did not feel comfortable putting more money in the case until after we met since he had many new concerns now, thanked him for his kind and professional service. Hence, I did not send him my additional $800.00 I had worked very hard to obtain in order to meet our April 30th filing date. He made it very clear he did not want to meet again until I had all my homework finished. Within the next 48 hours another horrific email arrived from him stating he was dropping my case, there might be a refund, it would take him a few days to complete his billing on the closed case. Got the billing. $350.00 per hour for my first phone call to him before we met and retained him! He charged me $175.00-$350.00 per hour! His final bill $1600.00! I got a new attorney, spent more money, met our April 30th deadline!
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I highly recommend Kingsbury Law Office; I talked to two other law offices and then I found Kingsbury Law office online, their website has so much information and was very helpful in explaining how the bankruptcy process works, also I learned that unlike the other law offices that I visited bankruptcy is the only thing they do. Everyone in the office is understanding and professional. They were able to answer all our questions from day one. The free consultation is so much more then just a consultation, they take the time and go over all of the information about you and are able to answer all your questions during the consultation, unlike others law offices that give you 15 or 20 minutes of their time for free, Kingsbury Law office spent around two hours going over my information and explaining the bankruptcy process to me. I left the consultation with all of my questions answered and with the knowledge to decide if bankruptcy was the answer for me. Thank You Kingsbury Law Office.
Posted by Kim, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
I’m so thankful for the wonderful people at Kingsbury Law office. I was getting around 100 calls a day from bill collectors wanting money I just didn’t have. I tried everything I could think of to pay them. I just couldn’t take it any longer. I called around to different lawyers asking about bankruptcy and not getting even enough information to know if this was the answer for me. Then I called Kingsbury they were friendly and very helpful from the first call. I got the information that they needed together and was able to get an appointment the following day. The free consultation is great; all of my questions were answered. I was very pleased with the way I was treated; my case was filed and has since been discharged. I no longer get the threatening phone calls; I am now able to get things back on track.