Mr. Yang was my lawyer in my chapter 7 case filed last year. There were several problems with my case including the fact that my wife who did not file bankruptcy with me works as a registered nurse with 2 jobs & makes about $100,000 yearly. Mr. Yang anticipated all the issues raised by the trustee & responded to all of them. It took 8 months for the trustee to be satisfied that I was eligible for chapter 7 relief. I feel fortunate to have Mr. Yang represent me. I went to 2 other lawyers before I signed up with Mr. Yang. Both lawyers said that I should file for chapter 13 not 7. One lawyer said I would be paying over $1,000 a month in chapter 13 because my wife was making $100,000.
Mr. Yang consulted with me about my bankruptcy, I had no idea what to file Mr. Yang showed understanding and I truly felt he cared about my case. Mr. Yang actually told me how to avoid filing bankruptcy and how to fix my circumstances without damaging my credit. High integrity
During the court trial, he was charging me $250 for reaffirmation agreement. I came to his office with the payment and was told that he charges $500 including negotiation and $250 to help with the form. I came again and was told that $250 was only to give me the form and for me to fill it out and another $250 for him to fill it out. ??? Very upset, he won't even refund me the money because he told me that I wasted his time in explaining me that $250 is only for the time to explain to me that he will give me the form. Very rude, very unprofessional. Not trustworthy.
Lawrence Bautista Yang’s response:“I know who this client is. Client did not pay the agreed fees for reaffirmation and waited until a week before the deadline to pay half. This is a fee dispute matter. Client demanded a family discount because a year before I had successfully represented client's father-in-law in bankruptcy. Client's case also concluded successfully. My staff is not authorized to discuss cases with clients. They only set appointments for the clients to see me to discuss.”