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In 2013, I received a phone call from a "debt collector" claiming that they had purchased an account from an online loan company, where I had taken out a loan in 2011. The company knew information about me that led me to believe that they were real and that their efforts to get me to pay them were serious in nature. They informed me that if I did not pay them their proposed settlement offer that I could face criminal and civil charges with King County in Washington State. Before I decided to take out my credit card and pay the loan amount off, I consulted Mr. Kertchen. Within minutes of describing the situation to him, he had come up with a plan of attack for communicating with the debt collector. I called and informed this company that my attorney would be contacting them and that all future communication needed to go through him. Mr Kertchen ended up getting on the phone with one of their managers and expressing that all communication and correspondence needed to go through him and that they were to not contact me for any reason. After Mr. Kertchen got involved, I never heard back from this company and neither did he. After some research, he learned that it was in fact a scam. Mr. Kertchen saved me over $1,000 dollars that I would have paid to this fraudulent company. His expertise and quick response to my situation made me feel comforted and well represented. I would look to Mr. Kertchen again for any legal assistance that I might need. There is nothing better than peace of mind.
Thank you for all of your help, Mr. Kertchen!
I tried to pass a long semi-truck that was accelerating downhill on highway 18. A state patrol nabbed me for going 77 in a 60. I planned to mount a defense on my own: the State Patrol Officer bent the truth because I wasn’t pulling away from traffic when he nabbed me. Vitaliy succinctly explained why my defense probably wasn’t going to work. Vitaliy was deeply knowledgeable about the various devices State Patrol use to record your speed, and the numerous ways they might err in writing a ticket. I hired Vitaliy for a good price, and he studied all the details about the ticket very thoroughly. The State sent a number of notices seeming to require my presence in court, but Vitaliy kept re-assuring that he was the only one who needed to go to court. Unfortunately for me, the State Patrol officer dotted all his ‘i’s and crossed all his ‘t’s when writing that ticket. I thought for sure that the ticket would go on my driving record to up my insurance premiums. Then out of the blue, the state settled for a lesser fine, changed it to a non-moving violation, so my driving record is still free and clear. Why did the State settle? I think it was because Vitaliy had a scary reputation for beating tickets.
Hello, I had Vitaliy help me with a school zone speeding ticket/simultaneous marijuana and paraphernalia possession charge back in February. I got all the charges dismissed as well as the school zone speeding ticket at the scrutiny of one minute statement that the police officer had made in Vitaliy's interview of him. See, Vitaliy is good at poking holes. He is sharp in analyzing the entirety of a situation, and knowing what needs to be done next to achieve an advancement. I'd say this guy spends half of his life playing chess with wolves. For the first time hiring a lawyer, this man was stellar. He always kept a piercingly calm demeanor, which resonated with me significantly. It helped me feel confidence and trust in handing my case over to him. In the end, Vitaliy may not be the lawyer with 25 years of experience (yet), but he is young, and with that comes a sharp and vigorous appetite to help people in their lawful troubles. He certainly helped me tremendously.
Vitally was considerate and showed compassion during my case. He is very straight forward and will take time to meet with you to explain your case in a manner that will be understandable to you. He will set forth all options and will advise which will benefit your individual case. He even made time to meet with me on his off time and that meant a lot. He shows up to all your court dates and has great follow through. Yes, I would highly recommend him to anyone. Exceptional attorney at it's best.
Vitaliy handled a speeding ticket for me and got it reduced so my insurance wouldn't go up. He kept me updated the whole time and provided great customer service.
When a debt collections company started harassing me for a debt that wasn't mine, I didn't know what to do. After many frustrating phone calls to the collections company, I was debating just paying the debt to get them off of my back. That's when a friend recommended me to call Mr. Kertchen. Mr. Kertchen assured me that he could easily handle this case. With one swift letter to the collections company, I quit receiving phone calls right away, and the debt was forwarded on the the correct party. I wouldn't hesitate calling Vitaliy Kertchen in the future.
Vitaliy handled a criminal charge of mine and got me an excellent resolution that I was comfortable with. He was communicative throughout the process, explained what was happening and what my options were at every step.