Posted by a client
My experience was similar to Charlie's. When I retained Mr. Leslie, I checked him out as best I could. I saw a few negative reviews, but decided to use his services because the reviews I read were several years old. When I retained Mr. Leslie, I had same issues that others had previously noted: not performing services, not returning calls, excuses, unprofessional, etc.
Mr. Leslie is very unprofessional. There are way too many attorneys as it is. Do yourself a favor and steer clear of this one!
Posted by a client
I do not recommend this lawyer. I have been calling his office and have been leaving a voice mail to ask him about my case. He hasn't called back and replied my email. It has been over a month. He got a payment in my first visit and he hasn't done much work. If you want things to get done then DO NOT go to this lawyer.
Posted by Charlie
My own (non-law) practice gives huge improvement to operators and owners of privately held middle-market businesses. We find that keeping things simple, provided the real meat is there, produces markedly better results than the usual pretty but muddled assistance given by most advisers. We sometimes need excellent and to-the-point legal help and John is among a very few who can combine simplicity with complete and essential and lasting help. We go back to him regularly.
Posted by Sandra
Mr. Leslie was very personable and showed great attention to detail, whereas he saw things done improperly right off the bat from a judgment letter sent to me. It was such a blessing to have Mr. Leslie accept my case and get a favorable outcome on my behalf. Today I told a friend to call Mr. Leslie regarding a credit problem and will continue to recommend him to anyone in need of his legal expertise.
Posted by rico
My suggestion if you should decide to retain Mr. Leslie is to get it all in writing. What the cost will be and what actions those cost will include and the results you hope for. Being a contract attorney he shouldn't have any problem with that. I've read too many critiques that say pretty much the same thing...he took the money but then dropped the case. Same thing happened to me. I paid him $700. and as it ended up he only wrote a letter before demanding a large retainer fee and told me that I was the one wanting to change what we had originally agreed upon. Mr. Leslie certainly has the education you'd want in an attorney and initially an understanding attitude unfortunately the fire seems to have left him to do any follow up.
Posted by a Contracts client
Mr. Leslie showed up at our mediation without any documents. He stated that he forgot our file. After hours at mediation with John's clock running and no paperwork, the Mediator said the Plaintiff would settle in the $4,000 to $5,000 range. Mr. Leslie advised against this settlement. Then a few days later Mr. Leslie demanded an $8,000 retainer to continue representing us or he would withdraw as counsel. The next time we went to Court for a Motion to Compel hearing, Mr. Leslie did not represent us and only argued with the judge about dismissing him from the case. It was embarrassing and harmed our position. We had paid Mr. Leslie hours and hours of work for a motion to compel and Mr. Leslie focused on getting his withdrawal through the court and angered the judge, resulting in the motion to compel being denied. The Court eventually dismissed Mr. Leslie, However Mr. Leslie's self-serving and unethical conduct compromised our position and resulted in an unfavorable settlement.
Posted by Rose
John was both professional and friendly. His knowledge of the issues we were dealing with was amazing. He spent the necessary time to research our issue and then he worked diligently to get it resolved. An issue we have spent years trying to solve with other attorneys. John Leslie didn't try to see how much money he could make...Rather, he was more concerned with taking care of the problem and getting us to the place we needed to be. His fees were fair and he got the job done.