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We recently hired Jamahl as a defense attorney for a drug related felony charge. We were new to the whole process and had a lot of questions. Jamahl was easy to reach and took the time to explain possible outcomes and the whole process to us. Being new to the whole legal system, it was nice to have someone explain each step that we would face along the way. Our felony charge was dropped and we stayed out of jail. We are thankful to have been referred to Jamahl and would not hesitate to recommend his services to friends in the future. Hopefully, we won't need to, but nice to know we have strong recommendation in Jamahl.
I initially was seeking an immigration attorney to help with a case for my fiance. I called several immigration lawyers on a sunday and left voice mail. My call was returned within 15 to 30 minutes by Mr. Kersey. I was impressed! He went on to explain how dedicated he is and takes his work very seriously, Said he was ethical and honest, etc etc. Between the way he spoke and the immediate call back I thought I'd found a lawyer I could really feel good about and trust. We discussed an initial consultation for the rate of $500. I sent the $500 and he said he would be out to meet with my fiance between Monday or Tuesday to determine if he thinks he would be able to help.
Well a couple days go by and no Jamahl. However he contacts me about 3 days later, Wednesday and says he has obtained her records and feels confident he can help us, and the total is $5000. He says he was unable to get out to see her because he was so busy but now he will go on Thursday. I agree to pay the total sum, with a $200 discount for paying in full , so $4800. He had offered me to finance, in hindsight that would have been the much smarter option as once he had been paid I never recieved another timely response again., Matter of fact it typically took 3 days or more for any reply, and I was very patient and gave every possible benefit of the doubt.
So Thursday comes and no Jamahl. By now I'm becoming a little disheartened at his lack of consideration or communication. I am a business woman as well. I would never dream of saying I will be somewhere after having been paid for something, and then just not shown up without a word. Its not too much to expect or to send one line email to say' I must reschedule" is pretty reasonable in my opinion, Anyhow he pops up Friday saying he was busy again but for sure will be out there Saturday. I tell my finance to expect him. Soooo yeah Saturday night another big question mark about Mr Jamahl. Sunday goes by still no word.
I decide to email him because he is obviously not concerned about communicating with us? I request him to NOT try to reschedule for Monday ( seems the obvious next move based on his track record). I tell him Monday is my day and please pick another date and time rather than when I already plan to be there.
What does he do? Sends a reply Monday morning that he is on the way, and he completely ignored the fact I specifically asked him NOT to choose the same time as me. Yes it crossed my time up. .
So meanwhile my finace contacts me a few days later and says her federal attorney (Mary Frankiln) has handled everything and marvelously. We have no need for Jamahls help.
I am baffled at how the attorney Mary was able to proceed with the case when we had already hired Jamahl. Well I spoke to her myself and she explained that whatever steps Jamahl had to follow in order to become "the " lawyer, he had not done.
Well by that point I was pretty fed up. I messaged him that his services were no longer necessary. Another waiting period of days and finally the same day of the court date he finally calls to confirm what I have emailed. He agrees, understands, says he will return money aside from what he bills for his efforts.
In typical fashion its almost 3 weeks before I hear from him again, he finally says he is sending my money. Yes I had doubts and was somewhat stressed, I'm just not sure what play book this guy is working with, Its definitely not one that includes business etiquette, or courtesy. I was expecting a bill for the same as our initial consultation agreement roughly $500. To my surprise I get the invoice he has kept $1120 for that one visit and a whole lot of regret.
With all this said I have no opinion whatsoever as to his skills as a lawyer. He might be great, I really wouldn't know.
Attorney Jamahl Kersey was a very dedicated on what he do. He was refered by my cousin who is an attorney also. He is reliable and one of the best thing on him is it doesn't matter how busy he is but he always find time to call back if you need to talk to him. to me that is one of the most important thing and he always spend time to talk to you and takes time to explain. my family was on dark zone last january and by his skills and experience he was able to get my brother out at the CCA and able to go back to his family and life. once again I would like to personally thank Mr. Kersey and his associate personally and via this review..
My husband and I were looking for a trustworthy lawyer who could take on an immigration and criminal case. My husbands case is very complex and we spoke to a couple lawyers in San Diego who didnt even want to take on his case because of the different factors of the case. Then Jamahl Kersey was recommended to us from a client he was currently working with. Many of the top lawyers we spoke to regarding the case turned us down because my husband was incarcerated in a federal detention facility but Jamahl didnt mind at all. With my husband backround and charges against him he was facing 5-7years minimum. Jamahl was able to find a descrepancy in one of my husbands past convictions. With that being said, Jamahl kept in contact with me and my husband, we felt as if he made us a priority and he is very experienced. My husband was sentenced time served after 12 months and Jamahl has filed an immigration petition application for him! Now I have my family back! I highly recommend Jamahl Kersey as an immigration as well as criminal attorney he will listen to you and give you his best.
My Husband was detained and was going through a deportation process. Mr. Kersey was able to help my husband get out. Mr. Kersey was very knowledgable about the case, kept me and my family informed of every process. He explained everything so we can understand. When I had questions he responded quickly. He knows what he is doing. I have and will recomend Mr. Kersey to others.
I was in detention with ICE, and with the help of Mr. Kersey I was released to my then fiancé. We got married and Mr. Kersey filed all the necessary applications for residency, I must say this attorney is very reliable, diligent and trustworthy.Today,am a permanent resident through the help of Mr. Kersey.
Jamahl was always there for me and did everything I requested; he is very busy so sometimes it took him some time to get back to me, but overall I know he was doing everything he could. He is very knowledgeable and was able to answer all my questions.