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A review for Jan Eric Bolt Attorney at Law:
I Highly Recommend Jan Bolt! I don't usually write reviews, but Mr. Jan Bolt's commitment and work on my complicated legal case was outstanding. I cannot thank Jan and his staff enough for the outstanding job they did on my legal case. It was a difficult time in my life and Jan always answered my calls or got directly back to me.Great support.
Jan not only did an excellent job on documenting and presenting my case he also spent time investigating leads and went as far as to subpoena records from a large corporation that proved invaluable to my case.
My recommendation is only part of my reason for writing this review.
As I interacted with Jan over the year of my case I was taken by his sincerity , his compassion, Love for his family and community , and his love for his profession of helping people.
I happen to notice what I see as a dishonest review of Jan Bolt by David S.
Jan has that old fashion never out of date trait of sometimes caring about people and their plights more then himself and he is known to lower his rates to help people with financial burdens. The National average cost for an attorney is $284.00 and up. David S. to me is clearly upset because once Mr. Bolt won his case David S. in poor character wanted not to fully pay his finanacial commitment. When Mr. Bolt realized he was helping a man of poor character he probably decided to hold David S. to his commitment.
How do I know this ? David S. actually proves it out in his review designed to hurt a good man who helped him out.
You have to consider what would make someone write a negative review... We chose to work with Jan because the merits of a civil case did not demand a very high level attorney. With that, he still charges over $200 an hour... He has experience, but to be plain he is a bit lazy and lacks drive. The opposition attorney walked all over him in depositions, while he sort of sat there. We had to bring in a separate labor law specialist and for the most part had to drive the case in general - from finding witnesses and really anything that was not routine court paperwork. In the end, when we proposed settling for less than the estimated trial costs, and Jan realized there would be no trial fees - he hit us with a $15k bill for less than seven days of trial prep work... and threatened legal action if we took the dispute to the Bar Assoc. even though we had expressedly asked to be informed if the bill ever went over $5k in a billing cycle. In all, it cost $36,000 to defend a meritless case that did not go to trial -almost half of which was attributed to one week. We paid the bill, but now feel compelled to write about what happened. There are lots of young, smart lawyers out there, Good luck.