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Eliz C A Johnson

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  1. Poor communication skills

    Posted by Mister, a Education client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Responsive
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Eliz Johnson.
    • Eliz handled my Education matter.

    I was referred to miss Johnson through a community organization for a tax issue. She asked me to fill out a POA form and mail it to her. 4 days later I followed up with her, at which time she claimed to never have received it. In the interim she asked for me to resend the form and for a letter explaining my situation. I emailed her a thorough synopsis of what my situation was, including the tax years in question and also related a conversation I had with the tax board as to why the action was being taken. I also sent her a copy of the letter from FTB outlining the amount they were collecting.
    What followed were emails from her asking specific questions about why this action was happening, which tax years were we dealing with, what amount was being collected, and other things that were clearly stated in my first letter to her. She asked me to "describe my situation " so that she would know what to do for me. Her entreaty for me to describe my situation included no specifics. I wrote back that it was a vague question,and also it seemed from my perspective that she had not read my replies. She asked specific questions about my health.
    In my replies I pointed out where I had already answered the questions she repeated and also wrote that I didn't see how my health was relevant to the situation.
    To her credit she did explain what her motives were for inquiring about my health and in the same letter claimed I "was obviously annoyed and I should ask for another referral as we had had a communication breakdown.
    In my opinion the communication broke down when she repeatedly asked me for information that had already been provided in writing.(tax years in question, amount being collected, an specifics about the bank account in question). In some cases twice.
    When I answered theses repeated questions one by one pointing out when and where they had been answered and suggested that to me it seemed as if she weren't reading my replies, she recommended I should find so someone else to help me.
    I should point out that miss Johnson was doing this as a volunteer for the organization which referred me, it felt to me( especially because of the repeated questions and her vague request to describe my situation mentioned earlier) that she was not really interested in helping me.
    As a disabled person who has had to deal with many different agencies, it has been my experience that do-gooders who volunteer their time and effort are sometimes doing it not to really help humanity, but to assuage their own guilt. Also, it seems to me that because of all the repetition, that she was not really giving my issue very close attention. I'm certain she does better for her paying clients.

    1. Eliz C A Johnson

      Eliz C A Johnson

      Lawyer Comment:

      This client was not forthcoming with all the facts to me but seems comfortable disclosing his own private facts in a public forum and using it to attack me so I reluctantly respond to defend myself against this libel.

      The information I received from the referring agency was not what he provided to me. The facts as I was lead to believe they were required a different path than the tunnel vision approach of this person, going along only the limited path he was willing to discuss, and was inappropriate. I have helped this anonymous agency over 20 years, helping diligently one client in particular over 3 years, pro bono, because he needed my help and I could give it. It has nothing to do with 'guilt' or to assuage anything. That is demeaning to all the people who volunteer their time to help those in need. I do this because I can.

      This writer is a symptom of a new entitlement mentality that I am sad to see. "Give me", "do for me", "if you don't jump as high as I demand, I will write you a petty bad review in a public forum", going out of his way to cause me whatever self-perceived harm he could. It is egocentric and childish. It is 'the World owes me because I am sick or disabled....', or whatever, thinking.

      At the very, very initial stages of fact gathering, having given him several chances to fully disclose the situation a form letter could not, he had a hissy fit. There is no reason I need to continue to work for any client, paying or not, when there is such rudeness or a break down in communication. His unrealistic expectation of entitlement is offensive and really takes away from the very many people who need help and because of people like him, or the drama queens of the World, there will be fewer volunteers there to help.

      In my many years of working, I have been able to work as a team with various clients to resolve issues that could have had devastating consequences to their daily lives. Most of the many people I have worked with by this type of referral over the many years I have done the work have been honest, decent and delightful people to work with. It would, I suppose, be too much to expect them all to be. I was just unfortunate enough to find a person on the other side of that spectrum who also turns out to be vindictive. And he spews forth his anger at life, his entitlement thinking and his pettiness here. Sad thing to see.

      Posted about 1 year ago. Flag

  2. Kind, Caring, Knowledgeable and Professorial. The only choice for my family.

    Posted by Cindy, a Wills client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Eliz Johnson.
    • I hired Eliz 1-3 years ago.
    • Eliz handled my Wills / Living Wills matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    Ms. Johnson is not just an excellent attorney, she is a great person as well. She came highly recommended from a friend in another field and she is everything I needed. She answered all my questions about preparing for my death and posed many thought provoking questions of her own. Her professionalism and candor is highly appreciated. She considered the difficulties in my case and we worked to find agreeable solutions. I have recommended her to a my friends because her compassion is very important when considering final arrangements. I know that I am now legally safe and taken care of in a way I could not have handled on my own. Her willingness to listen and understand the uniqueness of my situation ( I have a rescue dog sanctuary as well as show dogs) made the entire process much easier. I cannot say enough good things about her character and willingness to help me when I really needed her.

  3. Outstanding

    Posted by Milt, a Wills client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Eliz Johnson.
    • I hired Eliz more than 3 years ago.
    • Eliz handled my Wills / Living Wills matter.
    • I have previously worked with more than 10 lawyers.

    In my professional career as a CEO I have worked with many many lawyers. None match the competence,compassion, and communication skills of Elizabeth. She assisted me and my wife in redrafting Wills, Trusts, Advance Directives and related documents.Outstanding ability to make complex legal matters understandable. Outstanding ability to listen to the client and craft instruments specific to our desires and needs rather than use legal boilerplate.

  4. Someone to trust...

    Posted by a Health Care client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Eliz Johnson.
    • I hired Eliz 1-3 years ago.
    • Eliz handled my Health Care matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    Eliz. has been a friend for many years. I hadn't needed a lawyer and she never pushed. But when I said I needed help she was there and took care of everything while educating me. She helped me see how important what I needed to do was. And what would happen if I hadn't have taken care of the issue. I have also suggested her to others who have become clients and they were thrilled with all aspects of her work.

  5. Outstanding, Caring Individual

    Posted by a Estate Planning client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Eliz Johnson.
    • I hired Eliz 1-3 years ago.
    • Eliz handled my Estate Planning matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    Ms. Johnson was very professional doing my estate planning. She took her time to answer our questions. She gave advice when needed. Our understanding was her priority. I would recommend her to anyone needing to do estate planning.

  6. Skilled Lawyer

    Posted by Sharon, a Trusts client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Eliz Johnson.
    • I hired Eliz 1-3 years ago.
    • Eliz handled my Trusts matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    We went from being anxious, unknowledgeable clients, to having our wills and trust done in what we believe are record time.
    Ms. Johnson knew all the questions to ask to help us along the way, and taught us so much. She provided thorough timely responses to our questions, kept in constant communication with us, understood our need to make changes and provided an overall completely professional service.
    We are thrilled and feel much more comfortable knowing we have taken care of our legal responsibilities for our family.

  7. Professional And Caring Lawyer

    Posted by a Trusts client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Eliz Johnson.
    • I hired Eliz more than 3 years ago.
    • Eliz handled my Trusts matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    She is very helpful and I can tell she cares about peoples problems.

  8. Very informative and highly recommended..........

    Posted by John, a client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Eliz Johnson.
    • Eliz handled my General Practice matter.
    • I have previously worked with 6-10 lawyers.

    Eliz C A Johnson was very helpful and displayed a sincere interest in helping me with my estate litigation case. Her personal comments added a special comforting touch to our communication.
    I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of her services and I feel AVVO is very fortunate to have her on their team.
    Thank you Ms Johnson.

  9. INSITE, PATIENCE, UNDERSTANDING COUPLED WITH CHARACTER & EXPERIENCE IN THE AREA OF TRUSTS!

    Posted by Paul G., a Car Accident client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Eliz Johnson.
    • I hired Eliz more than 3 years ago.
    • Eliz handled my Car / Auto Accident matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    My recent contact with Atty. Eliz C A Johnson proved to be more than I expected. Her willingness, experience & character showed itself immediatly. Her consultation left me with the feeling that she truly was giving back to the community all her experience and hard work. A real easy person to confide in and always took the time to answer each of my questions. A classy attorney with panache'...what a pleassure.

  10. Great

    Posted by Nick,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Eliz Johnson.

    Attorney Johnson is helped me with quite a few questions regarding estate and probate law. She is extremely knowledgeable, as well as extremely personable and caring, your not just another client! Thank you Attorney Johnson.

    1. Eliz C A Johnson

      Eliz C A Johnson

      Lawyer Comment:

      Nick, I was glad to be able to help you. Thank you for your kind words.

      Posted over 3 years ago. Flag