Posted by a client
Tyler is timely and professional making sure to present the pros and cons of options. Very pleased with my outcome. Thank you so much.
Posted by vsalmastlian
Tyler is a very professional and hard working attorney who provides a high level of service for his clients. He has an in-depth understanding of consumer law as well as the general procedural rules enabling him to successfully construct numerous defenses for his clients. I would not hesitate to come to Tyler with a case as he understands the magnitude of his client's legal issues and works tirelessly to achieve a successful result.
Posted by Bill Dimitri
I was subpoenaed by one of those collection agencies that buys debt for pennies on the dollar and then bombards you with threatening phone calls and mail trying to scare money out of you.
A subpoena could not be ignored though.
I found Tyler's name in the Yellow Pages. (Yes, I still use the Yellow Pages)
I called him and explained my situation.
Within a day or two I was in his office going over the subpoena and discussing what my options were.
After deciding to go to trial we discussed his rate.
In my opinion his rate was very,Very reasonable for what was at stake in my situation.
He gave me the option of an hourly or flat fee.
We signed an agreement and went ahead.
He filed the the Court papers, went to Court and was able to get an extension on the trial due to some discovery mistakes that were made by the collection agency.
I know that many Santa Clara County Judges are not very consumer friendly in situations like this. It was a feat in itself, in my opinion, to get this extension.
I truly believe this was due to Tyler's skill and commitment to consumer protection.
During the extension waiting period the collection agency contacted Tyler and said they were willing to accept a lower payment than what they had originally sued for.
He informed me of this and I refused.
Within less than two weeks Tyler informed me that the collection agency had dropped the suit with prejudice.
The "with prejudice" part, in my understanding, means they can still pursue the issue until the statute* runs out, which in my case is just a few months.
It is, however, unlikely this will happen.
My personal feeling is this will NOT happen because they know I will contact Tyler again and he is sincerely committed to protecting consumers.
They don't like that kind of thing.
BD, San Jose, CA
*In my experience, even when any statute runs out, they will continue calling, mailing, etc. I just ignore them.
Posted by a Debt Collection client
On April 1, 2013 I came in contact with Mr. Tyler S. Hinz through the recommendation of Mr. William E. Kennedy. I was looking for someone to represent me in Consumer Law. After calling around and meeting with 3 attorneys, he stood out as the appropriate person to represent me. His professionalism, down to earth personality, and interest in taking on my case were the things that won me over other attorneys who made me feel like I was simply another number for them.
Mr. Hinz came across knowledgeable, courteous, and took the time to explain the process we would go through step by step. He was always willing to meet with me to answer any questions I might have. He was responsive and followed through on the things he would say he was going to do. The other attorneys I met for an initial consultation didn’t show me the same level of interest in taking on my case as Mr. Hinz did. Some of the other attorneys I met came across arrogant, uninterested in representing me, and I felt rushed during consultation. With Mr. Hinz, I never felt rushed. He provided his undivided attention when we met, and showed genuine interest in my case.
Mr. Hinz went above and beyond his call of duty. He went out of his way to make things clear for me by thoroughly discussing what he would need from me, and possible outcomes we could expect depending on how the other side would respond. He explained how we would respond initially, the next steps, and possible different scenarios we could face so together we could decide the best course of action. We met on multiple occasions and I had lots of questions, yet he was always calm, pleasant, and never rushed me. He put me at ease with his knowledge and professionalism. His confidence spilled over to me, consequently, I felt confident we could resolve this, and we did. My case was dismissed with prejudice without having to go to court. We prevailed, and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome!
I truly felt Mr. Hinz was looking out for my best interest, and he demonstrated this to me every step of the way. I can’t thank him enough for his professionalism, enthusiasm he showed in representing me, and his friendly down to earth personality. I feel I got tailored service throughout the whole process, and never felt like I was just another number for Mr. Hinz. I highly recommend Mr. Hinz to anyone seeking help in Consumer Law.
Mr. Hinz will defend your case as if his own skin is at stake. He is absolutely great! My highest praise and recommendation for him, and I truly hope you consider him for any Consumer Law legal needs. He will not disappoint you.
Posted by Sadhana
Tyler is a solid professional in his field--knowledgeable, proactive, good communicator, and ready to go the extra mile to get the job done. He did an excellent job with my case, and I always felt confident that all aspects of the case were being handled in a timely manner. I highly recommend Tyler for any consumer law issues.