Posted by a client
All he wants is your money. My family retained him for $1500 and all he did was write up a parenting plan. The day I knew he was a bad lawyer is when he looked me in the eyes and said I will not get custody of my son. Even tho I was by far the better option. I wanted to fire him on the spot but my family insisted I stick with him. He didn't follow through with any evidence I provided... The only thing he followed through with was charging me money. He quickly ran out the retainer fee with emails and court appearances. I got a letter in the mail once stating that there was a court date. So I got dressed up and was 15 minutes early. I pull up and who do I see running across the road 15 minutes before the time court started.. Royce... I flagged him down and he didn't even recognize me. Finally after me telling him who I was we conveniently remembered and invite me into his office, just to charge me $75!! That was haof his hourly rate. Funny thing is that I was only in there for 5 minutes but he went ahead and charged me for 30 minutes.. The only thing he said was that I wasn't required to show up. Gave me a briefing on what he did at this court apperence, which was only to get the judge to sign the papers. The kicker is that he charged me another $1500 after he blew through my retainer fee of $1500. And he didn't do anything but write up a parenting plan. Worst experience ever and I do not recommend Royce to anyone.
Posted by Clifford
I retained James Royce for a divorce, sadly I made a very expensive mistake, he is professional at opening letters and charging a high fee to do so, Mr. Royce did very little if anything to protect my property and retirement assets, he surprised me with hidden fees prior to entering the court room to represent in a very lengthy divorce. Mr. Royce left literally every issue I approached him with UNRESOLVED, tax issues, stock fund issues, property being hidden to property issues still unresolved to this date after excessive requests for resolutions in this matter, Mr. Royce did NOTHING to resolve child visitation issues, Mr. Royce DID take very aggressive action when he expected payment for ??? he sued me in the town that I reside in and during his court performance explained many personal issues related to my particular divorce case he also used my daughters disability as a plow to gain attention of the judge making it sound as if he and his staff worked long exhausting hours and days on visitation arrangements which were not logged in time sheets that he had charged me for. James Royce informed me after court that I have 10 years from my divorce date to take my "X" back to court to collect my property, --- Funny I thought I had hired him to do that for me. Mr. Royce has a strong issue with integrity when he was placed on the stand. Attorneys lie through their teeth !!!!!! I am confused about truth, and justice. "Just because you have a college degree hanging on the wall does not make you an honest man" Mr. Royce will speak with compassion and concern but actually doesn't give a damn with the exceptions of you wallet and be very aware of his wonderful friend Mrs. Housholder in Marshfield, MO