I hired her to represent me for a citizenship applicaiton; since, I have criminal record. She asked me to get letters of recommendation from people that knew me stating that I had good moral character. My offense was a 10 year old misdemeanor. In additon, she wanted me to file out the 20-plus immigration application when ICE still was accepting the old 10 page application. Do you home work and hire someone else. I ended up hiring a different attorney who informed me that I since my crime was so old at it was just a misdemeanor I didn't need an attorney at my side, but if I didn't feel comfortable doing it myself then I hire an attorney.
I want to thank Mrs. Marty for assigning my case to understanding people in her office. It helped me emotionally so I could go through the process. I felt like I had no reason to live before. She opened my eyes to a different world....one where not everyone is bad. In May 2012 I received asylum in Anaheim and in August 2013 I received my residence...green card. I am gay from Mexico. I have hope for a new life now.
After she failed to see her client after one visit, her paralegal once, and never, never returning phone calls or correspondence I filed a complaint with the Minnesota State Bar Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility. After a years research concerning my complaint the Bar issued an Admonition against Judy (Judith) A. Marty. She is on Commonwealth Street in Fullerton. The address on this page is not up to date. The admonition states that she "failed to keep the client reasonably informed", did not place additional funds in a trust account as required by law. Did not offer or return files in an expedient manner after being dismissed by her client (twice by the way). And "It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation." Rule 8.4 (d), MRPC, prohibits a lawyer from "engaging in conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice." In other words lying to the Minnesota State Bar in the process of the investigation. It was not one lie but many. For details of the admonition contact the Minnesota State Bar Lawyers Office of Professional Responsibility. 800-657-3601.