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With all due respect to Mr. Eblen and Ms. Freed's law firm, I am disappointed that their representative requested a $150 (telephone) consultation fee with Mr. Eblen prior to taking on my case.
I called the office and then was very surprised (with the advance consultation fee) after I shared most of the information on my legal matter with their representative/receptionist. Included was the fact that my case was a simple register of a foreign judgment and completion of a writ of garnishment. The total amount of the (out of state) Judgment for Restitution was less than $1,500.
I certainly understand and was willing to pay for their professional services including a retainer, filing fees and a specified percentage of the garnishment, however the $150 consultation fee was an affront to that professionalism.
I came to Tim about a lawsuit I had apparently lost (but never got served for!) He provided me advice and support for how to address it myself but I chose instead to retain him to handle it for me, as it was really stressful. I appreciated knowing my options, though... (And if circumstances were different, I might have self-advocated using his advice.)
Even after my first visit, I left his office feeling a weight off my shoulders.
In representing my interests, Tim helped negotiate a very reasonable settlement with the other side and the matter was resolved in just a few months. The cost estimate for his services was both reasonable and accurate. (I even got a small refund on the retainer I paid.) All told, the settlement amount plus his retainer was still much less than the creditor was seeking.
I simply can't thank Tim enough for his support and helping me resolve this matter!
Tim Eblen is one of the very few attorneys that actually cares about his clients with genuine concern, then actually delivers the goods without any surprises. The only surprise here is that there still are attorneys out here that tells you up front what he can, or can't do, keeps you informed, answers his phone, and makes good on what he tells you. This man is a hero to me, saving me from a bleak future and garnishment. Anyone having problems with unscrupulous debt collectors or just plain debt, would be well served to go with TIM!
We bought a TV in January of 2012. By November of 2012 it broke. We contacted the manufacturer and they said since it was still under warranty they would replace it. Several months later we were still waiting for our new TV. We contacted Tim Eblen and he informed us of our rights. It took several more months but Tim was able to get us the money we originally paid for the TV. It cost us nothing and we didn't have to deal with the headache once we placed it in Tim's hands. He was very prompt in regards to communication, etc.
After a little research, I thought this firm might be the one to help me with my situation. I called and asked to speak to Mr. Eblin. I was told that I needed to make an appt for a consultation. I said I would be glad to do that but first wanted to talk to Mr. Eblin for a couple of minutes on the phone to make sure he thought he could help with my situation. The person I was speaking to would not let me speak to him and was insistent that I make an appt for a consultation. I felt like I was trying to get through to the CEO of a major corporation and not to one lawyer in a two lawyer firm. She (the person who answered the phone) finally said she would give Mr. Eblin a msg and either he would call me back or she would call to tell me that he would not be calling me. I never heard back from either.
Tim is a pleasure to work with, and despite the fact that we have not been able to reach our goals at this time I am confident in his abilities and will hire him if and when needed in the future.
Mr. Eblin was willing to listen to all my questions and concerns. He has demonstrated to me not only an excellent professional attitude and knowledge but also a person who truly cares about the person he is representing and the problems and challenges that they are going through. He has gone above and beyond what I have encountered with attorneys that I have worked with in the past.
Tim was epitome of legal counsel for me. Compassionate, measured, and completely on top of any matters that surfaced. I would not hesitate to enlist his services in the future and I recommend him every chance I get.
My husband and I went to Tim to draft our will. He was extremely pleasant as well as helpful and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend him and will use him again in the future.