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Scott Streed has been my attorney for the past 17 years.
Over the past 17 years I've been involved in over 50 hearings.
Attorney Scott Streed has represented me in every case, while he is an exceptional lawyer.
He knows the law, stays close to the facts and gets things done.
Scott is a class act that is highly respected in the Southern California Market.
Attorney Scott Streed has been an outstanding lawyer the past 17 years.
Honesty, Integrity and knows how to get things done..........Scott S. Streed.
I obtain Scott Streed, Attorney at Law out of Brea, Calif, to handle my divorce matters between my wife of 25 years. There were properties involved for which he did not do what the judge order. For one my wife let my house go into foreclosure in Fontana that was worth about $350,000.00. I owed $169,000.00. Mr. Streed dismissed this money issue by agreeing to 400 a month for 12 years. I disputed this action but he went forward with it anyways. He stood in the hallway of Norwalk Court negotiating with my x wife. She did a better job of negotiation than he did, and she is not an Attorney. I was not involved in these negotiations or i would not have agreed to these terms. I told him I wanted to see Judge Axel to determine my case. He would not leave. He demanded my signature. He stood there and would not leave. He was circling around my chair where I was sitting. He wanted out!! Where I made a mistake is i should of called the police and had him escorted off the premises. I blew it. I signed under duress. Also, when it came to the equalization payment of two houses he grossly miscalculated. He used comps instead of real appraisals. I told him i would pay for the appraisals. He just came out of the court and said I just got u $30,000.00, with no formal appraisals. Wow, big deal i said to myself, The house was totally destroyed and required about $20,000.00 in repairs. But, i am found out that his ethical behavior violated his fiduciary duty to his client. My X wife violated two court order issued my the Honorable Judge Axel. He Scott Street, Attorney at Law, was to file certain paperwork with the clerks office. Again he violated his duty.
What it comes down to is money. That is the bottom line. He saw that my case was going to take time and effort so he quit. He just walked out of court and that was the last time I saw him.
Is this a competent attorney? Would I recommend him to other potential clients. Hell No!!
I've retained Mr. Streed on two separate occasions. The first occasion was for a civil matter and Mr. Streed vigorously defended me in court and prevailed.
A few years later I found myself in the middle of a criminal case. Attorney Scott S. Streed was NOT the first attorney I called. I say this because other attorneys had exorbitant fees and didn't really seem to care. Scott took my case and was able to get the charges dropped.
I am very happy with Mr. Streed's command of the law and how he zealously works for his clients. He is comfortable handling both civil and criminal cases, and I highly recommend him.
This lawyer is not trustworthy, he promises everything will be fine, but in the end all he cares about is the money he is getting from you. He did not even submit all the docs needed to finalize my divorce I had to hire another attorney to finish what he started.
This attorney lives out of state in Idaho and is rarely, if ever in his office. I recall him claiming that california is a gold mine for divorces and that taking the money out of the state back to Idaho is all he flies in for. I feel that he advised me to violate my court orders. He didn't perform certain work - but billed me for it anyways. Most importantly, in my opinion, he fostered and encouraged the conflict in my case between me and my ex to keep the phone calls and emails coming in.. all of which he billed for - and more. After I discovered his game, I retained new counsel. He didn't turn over my file or sign my attorney substitution form in a timely manner. Save yourself the hassle, talk to Scott to learn what a bad lawyer consults like... then go hire someone else.
Oh and whatever you do, DON'T use a shrink/psychologist recommended by a lawyer and vice versa - they're in the game together, playing off your vulnerability during the worst time in your life, getting you to speak to both of them - while they laugh all the way to the bank.