Posted by a client
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.
Posted by a Immigration client
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.
Posted by David
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.
Posted by michael
I hired her for an immigration issue. She saw me only once. She never returns phone calls or answers letters sent certified mail. She has never informed me of how she is or was going to help me with my problem. I feel like I have wasted my money since I have had to hire another attorney. I wish I had done more research before hiring her. She is registered in Minnesota and it was very hard to find out any information about her.
Posted by Tigre
I hired her in July 2011 to help a friend with an immigration issue. She said she could get him "with holding from removal". She saw him only one time. Hastily put out an effort to stop his deportation the week end of his transfer to immigration. She had three months to put this together. He has been in immigration hold for 7 months (since September). She never contacted him, never offered any help or assistance. She only tried to contact him after we filed with the Orange county Bar for fee arbitration. Her original fee was $5600 flat rate. She informed my friend that these cases normally cost 13K to 20K. When she tried to visit him after 7 months he refused her visit. She tells you just enough for you to hire her. Then she does nothing. She knew he was facing federal charges for reentering the country - we did not know that was going to happen. Very bad experience. He now has another attorney and we are trying to get some of the money back. The new attorney is very helpful, courteous and professional. I have talked to other attorney's and they said they would have never taken the case for the withholding from removal because of the federal charges. Please note only one visit in 7 months. Does not respond to letters of phone calls.