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Posted by S
I will recommend Kevin McCarty to any of my friends or family, needing legal counsel.
Kevin represented me in a contentious divorce. The opposing side drove the costs well beyond anything I had envisioned. This however, was our only option, considering the alternative of concession. And would have been much higher for me had I gone with a larger, more expensive firm.
Kevin's was very accessible and kept me informed, he had good advice when things were reasonable and handled crazy in stride, rolling up the sleeves and playing hardball when we were backed into the corner.
His easygoing and personable style, small office and friendly staff were what I was looking for, and received.
Posted by Julie
Kevin McCarty represented me in a child support modification. I found him to be very professional and prepared. The judge and my ex's attorney were very impressed with his concise and forthright presentation of the facts. I highly recommend Kevin McCarty.
Posted by Julie
Kevin McCarty represented me in a child support modification. I was very well represented against my ex husband. I was so proud of Mr. McCarty's forthright, calm presentation in court. The judge, and even my ex's attorney, were impressed by Mr. McCarty's honest and prepared arguments. I highly recommend Kevin McCarty.
Posted by Brad
Kevin made the process as painless as possible. As with many divorce cases it was complicated and difficult but Kevin was able to lay out the facts up front and there were no surprises. His advice from the start proved to be exact and the case went the way he predicted. In fact, it ended better than I thought. I have already recommended Kevin to a number of people and will continue to do so.
Posted by a client
During my initial consultation, Kevin listened carefully and then outlined my options for me. While he told me he would be happy to represent me, he also informed me that it was not necessary and gave me clear instructions for what I would need to do if I chose to handle the issue without representation.
I chose to have Kevin handle the issue for me and he did so with expediency, skill, and a no nonsense drama free approach, bringing things to resolution quickly and fairly.
I had spoken to several lawyers before finding Kevin and they were either too busy to be bothered or looking for blood and a big payday.In just a few minutes of speaking with Kevin it was clear that he understood the situation, knew the law and would be able to protect my rights without a lot of added and unnecessary strife.
I am completely satisfied with the representation he gave and would not hesitate to recommend him to others - in fact I already have.
Posted by Anna
Kevin McCarty was referred to me by my neighbor who knew him personally and spoke highly of him. I was not disappointed. With little money to my name, I was not sure I would be able to get assistance from any lawyer in my tenant eviction case, but Mr. McCarty rose to the challenge and took my case on a contingency basis after our initial meeting. His astute mind and knowledge of tenant law saved me from an unlawful eviction and potentially a few thousand dollars in legal fees from my landlord. I found him compassionate and kind, and very approachable. He clearly explained the laws to me and his sharp eye caught several illegal actions my landlord was trying to foist upon me and won my case hands down without me even having to appear in court. I highly recommend his services if you are a tenant facing eviction; he knows his stuff!
Posted by Nancy
I was a client of this attorney; his beginning fee was a $1500 retainer for a landlord/tenant case. I had kept extensive documentation of at least fourteen violations of Oregon Regulatory Statutes regarding landlord tenant rights and responsibilities during my tenancy - the violations of my landlord ranged from habitation issues of lack of cleanliness and sanitation, to serious electrical problems, to plumbing leaks leading to the presence of mold and mildew, plus other safety issues and hazards, one of which resulted in a personal injury.
The landlord was aware of the violations and most were never addressed in a timely manner if at all. When this attorney accepted my retainer, I gave him a flash drive filled with evidence including my check-in report noting hazards and unacceptable conditions, certified letters, emails, digital pictures, and even several videos with audio. Unfortunately he didn't know what a flash drive is or how to access the information it contains; instead he asked me for hard copies of everything "for his files', not realizing that his own printer could produce hard copies of whatever information he chose to use from an electronic file.
Fortunately my son was available to give Mr. McCarty a free computer lesson so this attorney could use my documentation to write a "demand letter" to the landlord. The attorney had told us in a short initial discussion of the case that we were "starting out" with more than $7000 in fines and monetary demands from the landlord due to the magnitude and severity of the landlord violations, NOT INCLUDING the further violation of the landlord keeping my damage deposit when no damage had been done.
Thus it came as a surprise when the demand letter draft only asked for $1600 from the landlord, and it was being sent to the wrong address, when the correct information appeared over and over again in my evidence. Mr. McCarty did not give a reasonable explanation for the discrepancy in his actions versus his words, nor could he explain why he was not asking for reimbursement of attorney fees, a standard request in a damage suit. Simple math shows that with a $1500 retainer at stake, and no assurance that the defendant would even accept this absurdly generous offer of settlement, I stood to actually lose money in a case I had been assured was justifiably worth thousands of dollars for willful negligence and egregious violations of law by my landlord.
The draft of the letter, which thankfully was not sent because the attorney client relationship was severed upon my review of the draft, also was filled with factual errors, incorrect dates, spelling and grammatical errors, in addition to being addressed to the wrong entity. All of this indicated to me that this attorney had not done due diligence and in my opinion did not conduct himself in a manner befitting a professional.
Much time was wasted in this entire ineffective process, which is notable because landlord/tenant cases have a very short statute of limitations in which to file grievances.
I would advise anyone considering consulting this attorney to assist them in any legal matter to think twice. His many errors plus misstatements of intent in a case like mine where most of the work had already been done and presented in an organized format in a very accessible way, yet resulted in disaster for the client.