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I hired James Wood for an HOA Board issue. He called me constantly to get me to file a suit for $3500 up front. He convinced me he would win the case and my fees would be reimbursed by the courts. I said I would not pay a penny more as this was already way more than I wanted to spend for principle. Concerned he may try to charge me more later, I have several email correspondences stating this would be his total and not a penny more. Case began in March and like the other review a lot of mis spellings and inaccuracies. By July he basically suggested we accept the other sides Offer of Judgment admitting guilt and that he could still file to have the court reimburse my attorney fees. He said it would take about 60 days to hear back. Well after several phone calls and emails HE NEVER RESPONDED AGAIN! I don't even think he filed that paperwork as I never got a resolution. Furthermore he started sending me additional bills. Well I kept all his emails stating he would not charge more and his firm finally stopped sending bills. Well I am out $3500.00 and never even got a Resolution to my case. Stay Away!!!!
J. R. Wood office was eager to get my business, would do nothing until paid upfront. Then took a full month to write the first draft to the HOA, and two additional weeks to make revisions to the first draft. Second draft still contained errors which I corrected and he signed and mailed.
When the HOA did not respond within the requested time, Wood wanted more money before he would proceed.
I did not proceed with this attorney.
When I requested the return of the information supplied to them, the first response was that all correspondence was electronic, which was not true. Second respond was that they could not find it. Finally, after more than a month, and numerous inquires, it was returned.
Just what I wanted, when I needed it. Mr. Wood handled an issue with my HOA and came upon a settlement that both parties could agree upon. If you are fair minded (which most HOA's aren't) he can certainly help.
When I bought a condo in Mesa recently, I was not bargaining on getting involved with a corrupt and harassing Board of Thugs. This situation had been going on for 9 years. If anyone complained they would receive a violation notice for something silly. I called Roger Wood and asked for his help. Roger gave me great legal advice and strategy. The thugs ignored my petition to recall them. So Roger and I took them to court on a number of issues. With Roger's expertise, the Judge ruled in our favour and the petition was allowed. As a result we got rid of them and shamed them at the same time. Roger celebrated with us!
We owned a property in an HOA completely out of control. The President and board miss handled HOA funds, the property was in dis-repair, we had no HOA meetings and their was no proper record keeping. Mr. Wood stepped in and did a brilliant job of using his expertise with the courts so we could sell our property and get out of what seemed to be an endless nightmare. His personal legal staff worked overtime on our case and were very responsive. If you have an HOA issue that needs to be reviewed by a real expert lawyer, call Roger, you will very glad you did!!!!
I hired Roger to review some of the Community Documents that govern my Home Owner Association because I suspected the Board of Directors had violated the meaning and intent of those Documents. Roger reviewed the Documents and basically came to the same decision for different reasons. Roger had taken the time to review the CC&Rs which I insisted contained NOTHING about the situation. I am very thankful he did that because he actually found an answer in the CC&Rs that I had missed and is without a doubt right on the question. I would highly recommend Roger to any / all OWNERS of property within an HOA. In fact, my HOA has many, many, many problems and as soon as I can get them in order I plan to use Roger again.