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Michael Raymond Daymude

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  1. I JUST DONT SEE IT.

    Posted by a Fraud client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Fair
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Average
    Kept me informed
     Fair
    • I do not recommend Michael Daymude.
    • I hired Michael 1-3 years ago.
    • Michael handled my Fraud matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    Yes anyone who has looked at Avvo knows Mr Daymude as he responds to many questions asked.he says he's been a lawyer for 39 years with 3000 cases from real estate to whatever .He is endorsed by many Im guessing for his diplomatic approach and knowledge of the law,and he does seem to be knowledgable of the laws.But he's only got 4 reviews?What is he like the Godfather of Avvo?Google his name you get very little and whats there is 30 years old.I hired him and he basically did nothing but it still consumed my 3,500.00$ retainer ,there was a few bucks left but he didnt feel I should get them back I guess.I think lawyers like him are giving lawyers a worse rap then you already get.

    1. Michael Raymond Daymude

      Michael Daymude

      Lawyer Comment:

      Thank you for taking the time to add a review—few clients do unless a review is requested.


      I strive to render cost effective services in a timely manner. If I did not do so in your case, I am truly sorry and I want to do better.


      Please give me a call or send me a private email so that I can address your concerns. If you have a credit balance on your account, I certainly can issue an immediate refund of unearned fees.

      Posted 5 months ago. Flag

    2. Michael Raymond Daymude

      Michael Daymude

      Lawyer Comment:

      After reading this review, I contacted the client privately to obtain credit card information so that I could credit his account in the sum of $45.27, the amount of his credit balance. My agreement with the credit card company requires that I issue a credit to the account, not a refund by check.

      In an email I also wrote: “I truly am sorry you decided not to allow me to help and that you were so dissatisfied with my services. I hope you have worked things out. If not, I remain available to help in any way that I can. If things have worked out for you, an update would be appreciated. I always like to hear good news.”

      I left two voice mails and sent one email. It is now over a month later and I have not heard from this client.

      Prior to posting this review, the client had not expressed dissatisfaction with my services, nor had the client requested a refund. Although the client expressed unhappiness with my legal advice and my suggested best course of action, I was hopeful that upon reflection my advice would be acted upon and I might be of continued assistance—so an immediate refund was not issued since it had not been requested.

      The client terminated my services after I investigated his claims of fraud because I did not recommend the immediate filing of a lawsuit. The client was unable to provide certain documents I had requested which were necessary to verify his claim and my advice was, in part, based upon this lack of evidence.

      Since the client could not substantiate a claim, and because of the status of foreclosure proceedings, my advice was consistent with my earlier, initial advice—advice I had previously rendered free of charge to a question the Asker posted here on Avvo.

      In order to render informed advice, however, I reviewed 150 pages of documents provided to me by the client, sent or received 43 emails, and I had 17 telephone conferences with the client. All total, I spent 10.6 hours on this client’s matter. All but 1 hour was spent during the last 10 days of my representation. The client received a closing statement the same day my services were terminated. I timely responded (within 24 hours) to each and every client inquiry and promptly performed the requested services.

      An attorney has an ethical obligation only to advance such claims as are, in the attorney’s opinion, warranted by the facts and law. This client had better options, given an imminent foreclosure, than pursuing an unsubstantiated claim of fraud because the client had substantial equity to protect.

      The litigation that the client wanted to pursue would require the client to incur the expense of that litigation. It would also expose the client to a claim of attorney fees and costs under the note and deed of trust which the client sought to modify or refinance. Litigation could easily cause the client’s equity in the property to disappear unless the client prevailed on his claims. Without sufficient supporting facts, I could not recommend, as the client apparently hoped, pursuing a claim of fraud in an attempt to stop an imminent foreclosure, given the better options available. It is my understanding the client decided to pursue one of my recommended options on his own, consistent with my advice, to keep his legal expenses to a minimum.

      Posted 3 months ago. Flag

    3. Michael Raymond Daymude

      Michael Daymude

      Lawyer Comment:

      If you are facing a potential foreclosure, the time to seek legal advice is as soon as you are in financial difficulty. You should never fall purposefully behind in your payments in an attempt to gain an advantage with your lender, nor should you wait until a notice of sale records before you seek help.

      What was true two years ago when I wrote "In Danger of Foreclosure? Do Not Wait Until It’s Too Late" at http://mrdaymude.com/in-danger-of-foreclosure-do-not-wait-until-its-too-late is even truer today. The courthouse doors are closing faster than ever before on borrowers efforts to use the courts to prevent foreclosure or obtain redress following an alleged wrongful foreclosure sale.

      Posted 3 months ago. Flag

  2. Expert and ethical

    Posted by a Real Estate client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Michael Daymude.
    • I hired Michael 1-3 years ago.
    • Michael handled my Real Estate matter.
    • I have previously worked with 6-10 lawyers.

    My husband and I consulted Mr. Daymude on a complicated and wrenching issue of mortgage financing law. He analyzed our matter with perfect accuracy and was able to immediately identify our options and recommend the best course. He presented his advice in a straight-forward and pragmatic manner. I would hire Mr. Daymude for any legal matter that he is willing to work on. He is knowledgeable, strategic, comprehensive and kind. I cannot praise him highly enough to do justice to his skills and knowledge.

  3. Extraordinarily Responsive

    Posted by David, a Litigation client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Michael Daymude.
    • Michael handled my Litigation matter.

    Mr. Daymude responded to my query regarding my legal issue courteously and respectfully. He addressed my concerns in less than 24 hrs.

  4. Very Helpful Probate/Estate Advice

    Posted by Sheryl, a Probate client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Michael Daymude.
    • I hired Michael 1-3 years ago.
    • Michael handled my Probate matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    I needed legal advice about how to handle the property and debt of a deceased family member, and Mr. Daymude responded quickly and was knowledgeable about how to address my situation. His advice was worth the consultation fee, since it saved me time and other unnecessary expenses.

  5. Knowledgeable and Prompt!

    Posted by Lisa, a Family client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Michael Daymude.
    • I hired Michael 1-3 years ago.
    • Michael handled my Family matter.
    • I have previously worked with more than 10 lawyers.

    Mr. Daymude responded very promptly to my question, within minutes. I am very grateful for his response and now I know exactly what to do. God bless him!