Posted by Andrea
So I had an attorney, Joanna Reihing whom I had spoken with initially. I liked her and paid a retainer for a divorce. Well, thatwas the end of the communication. As soon as they got the money, I was handed over to a completely incompetent paralegal named Cynthia Kurtz. They never answered my emails, returned calls, etc. So I have a hearing, which I find out about through my ex, & I'm on via phone, & no one shows up. So my exes attorney calls the lawfirm & they let him know Evan is supposed to be there. Evan never answers my exes attorneys calls and comes in 30 min late. i had never talked to him, met him, nothing at all! He knows nothing about my case and my hearing is postponed.
I then end up with Candace Kallen and I lost everything.
Posted by Patrick
I retained Mr. Bornmann for a family law case. I gave a $2,500 retainer fee upfront. I went two months without any word about my case. I finally had to contact the courts myself just to get information regarding my case. On the day of my hearing Mr. Bornmann was 30 minutes late to court. My final hearing Mr. Bornmann never showed for court, instead there was another lawyer whom i had never met and had no prior knowledge of my case. You would be better off showing up to court Pro Per, rather than giving this lawfirm your money. In fact the only communication you will get from them is when they want money, aside from that you will be on your own.
Posted by a client
My chapter 13 has been dismissed 3 time my vechicle repo 2 time had to hide it the 3rd time so could not get repo again. There is no communication at all wether its by phone or email his office manager should be fired (jen) she is worthless. Biggest mistake we ever made hiring this firm they dont care what they are doing to you one mistake after another.
Posted by jayne
I have since having to deal him and his paralegal not helping at all but taking monies for no legal services
I since notified the Bar Assocation to get a refund . But even now he refuses to answer them. Not a very moral company to take monies from older ladies for nothing!! I had to find a good reliable lawyer which I did.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client
My main problem throughout my dealings with this law firm was the lack of communication. They were real nice when they were trying to get my business, but once they got my money everything went to crap. They would never return my calls or emails, the only way I could get a response from them was by going to the office in person, where I was met with constant rudeness. They never really walked me through how the whole process was going to work, they just took all my money up front (no other payment options were given), and gave me a bunch of paperwork to complete. I turned in my packet and didn't hear much from them until I got my court date. On my court date, Evan sent another attorney to represent me, not even someone from his firm, just someone he was buddies with. He didn't tell me this until about a half hour before my trial, he called me and said I would be with another lawyer.
Posted by a Family client
The Mesa office is rude, condescending, and completely unhelpful. They go days before returning calls, weeks without replying to emails, and refuse to show any empathy or respect for their clients. They wait until the last minute to process items and milk you for all of your money. Very uncooperative and unhelpful, especially when dealing with a divorce and child custody. Stay away!!
Posted by Dave
Hired him in 2011 to file a chapter 13 its now 2/18/2014 and its still not been done. They where happy to take my money they just don't want to have to do the work. I wish I read all the complaints about him before I hired him. Now he won't return calls and refuses to refund my money. He always has excuses why he didn't get anything done. I suppose its partly my fault for believing all the lies and excuses for so long. He never did anything on my case and still has my money.
Posted by Angela
My Chapter 13 bankruptcy case has been dismissed after two years of paying on it because Mr. Bornmann failed to confirm a Chapter 13 Plan Of Reorganization. He doesn't return any phone calls or emails. No one else is willing to help because only he handles Chapter 13 cases. Obviously, he doesn't have enough time to do his job diligently or doesn't care. His work ethic and communication skills or lack there of leave much to be desired
Posted by a Chapter 7 client
My wages were being garnished by a creditor. 25% of my check was being taken and I was struggling to pay my day to day bills and keep food on the table. I spoke to multiple firms and everyone wanted all of their fees up front. The Bornmann Law Group was the only firm I spoke to who was willing to file and stop my garnishment and allow me to make larger payments after I was receiving full pay checks again. I was able to get in for a late appointment and came into the office on Saturday and was filed that very day. Mr. Bornmann's staff was extremely helpful throughout the whole process and kept me on track with everything I needed to do. I cannot thank them enough for being wiling to work with me at such a difficult time.
Posted by a Child Custody client
They dont comunicate, i hired him a yr and a half ago got paperwork ready 5 mo. Later, never calls, never answer emails, go to hearings without me knowing and agrees to things i wouldn't, and when i do know the court date he doesn't show up, now i have a very pissed off judge and what is worst she says is not the first time, I'm still waiting for an apology/excuse/reason... Also i have to give him all legal terminology for what i wanted my case to be. Worst attorney ever