I was referred to Dan when a county facility my mother was a resident of, was unfairly trying to discharge her. Dan represented us at a hearing, and we were successful at preventing the discharge. Going forward, Dan guided us through the complicated process of state aid, eventually resulting in a substantial refund from the facility for overpayment. Dan was instrumental in helping us when we didn't know where to turn and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of senior services.
I hired Parsons September 2014 to assist me in transferring my mother's guardianship from AR to IL and misc. estate planning matters. I met with him and he took my retainer. From that point on he did absolutely nothing without my constant prompting, inquiries, emails, phone calls, etc. I am a certified paralegal and, in order to help speed things along, I even offered to prepare whatever documents were required, with his input and oversight! He finally did part of what I hired him to do (almost 3 months after I hired him). Now, almost 1 year later I asked him if he had completed the transfer of guardianship and he STILL had not completed the job. I fired him and will look for an attorney who actually does the work they were paid to do in a reasonable amount of time and who VALUES and APPRECIATIES his/her clients. Oh, and when I went to pick up what was left of my retainer? HE HAD MOVED HIS OFFICE AND NEVER EVEN BOTHERED TO NOTIFY ME!!! All I could do was laugh...what more did I expect from this man? STAY AWAY FROM PARSONS!
Posted by Pat
My husband and I spoke with Michelle at Dan Parsons’ office about our case of health insurance neglect and denial of surgery. Michelle was friendly, explained how the process worked and actually offered input on our case instead of just suggesting we hire the firm and see how it all plays out.
Our conclusion is: If Dan's staff is as knowledgeable as Michelle, Dan will be a good attorney to represent our case!
Posted by a Elder Law client
I see that this attorney is still giving talks at senior centers and nursing homes. My mother hired him and paid the entire fee--over five thousand--upfront. Then she and her grown children spent the next 3 1/2 years trying to get Parsons to do the job he was hired to do. He took weeks to respond to phone calls or e-mails, and took frequent vacations when nothing happened at all on Mom's case. Once out of desperation I politely asked him for his cell phone #, and he angrily replied that he never gives it out.