Posted by a Real Estate client
The comments listed below are completely true. He takes on more than he can handle and provides minimum effort toward any specific case. The man could be a great attorney, however he let's money make him ok at best. Take his word at face value because it holds very little weight.. I strongly recommend documenting any dealings you have because ultimately he is out for himself, this will show when the opportunity arises. Be careful with putting your family home in his hands, his approach is not to save your house but rack up the fees..... I was attempting obtain a loan modification, believe it or not there has never been a correspondent sent to anyone asking to discuss such.. Shame on me for allowing Richard to drag me down a road to nowhere..
Posted by Kevin
I've been using RLJ for a few years on a mortgage fraud case. The greatest testament to his skills is we won against MERS in Washington State Supreme court. Kovak and Jones isn't a big firm, but they're willing and capable of taking on the big guys and winning.
Posted by Peter and Sharri
Richard saved our home from a MERS foreclosure. Without him, we would have been on the street. His knowledge in the area of foreclosure is represented in the reported cases he has argued and it shows in court. What a god send!
Posted by Michael Iverson
I employed RL Jones September of 2010. I was falsely accused of felony harassment by Carde'. He failed to have Ms. Carde' investigated as requested for similar crimes as she was committing against me. I did it instead finding that I was her seventh victim in the prior six years. Jones failed to keep me apprised of upcoming court dates. I walked into a trap in court when I appeared at a regularly scheduled appearance to be arrested for failure to appear. The court notice went to my home and was intercepted by Carde; then displayed in her perjured court documents.
Jones brought in his associate James W. Kovac who proceeded to raise even more questions of impropriety when he co-authored the most specious no contact order colluding with my assailant, Jessica Carde'. This NCO was illegal in that it prohibited me from confronting witnesses who could refute Carde's outrageous claims against me; also depriving me of property rights.
Jones belittled me using snide remarks sarcastically and abusively; at one point when I brought Virginia Chapson as a witness to a meeting with Jones and Kovac I was told that "cash was king" and unintelligible things such as "should I paint my nails pink or black" by Jones to which Virginia retorted "black to match your soul". This meeting was to discuss the next scheduled court appearance, no such talk ensued and instead Jones berated me about more payment though I'd already paid him $9700. Inexcusably Kovac also requested more money and asked me "how does one prove a negative; making me think why had I hired this incompetent man. Kovac and Jones acted in concert to sabotage my defense. I presented a five inch thick file against Carde' indicating that she'd been involved with defrauding high end home owners for many years. Judge Bui then rescinded her specious no contact order. Kovac and I went to Judge Fischer's court where another attempt by Carde' to have a no contact order issued. Kovac failed to object or to defend me at all; he also failed to inform me that I had thirty days to file an objection to this NCO. Kovac and Jones had been ordered not to negotiate a plea bargain with prosecuting attorney Julie Moore, but did so anyway. I became more fully aware of this after I fired Jones and Kovac for gross negligence, payment for work incompetently or not performed and for disobeying orders.
I hired ex-prosecuting attorney, who kept me fully informed and zealously defended me to a full exoneration of all charges, but who also apprised me that Jones approached him in an attempt to co-opt his testimony in an up coming mal-practice suit I'd filed in opposition to Jones' suit to pay him additional money.
Posted by a client
Richard has been our attorney for several years. He has always made us feel at ease during our sessions. His fees appear to be middle of the road for our area. Time spent researching an issue versus amount of information we receive make Richard an excellent choice.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Richard represented me in 2009 and was terrific. He was on top of everything and was always glad to see me come into the office. It was a great comfort knowing he was working for me during the whole ordeal.
Posted by a Real Estate client
Represented us in a Short Sale. Led us to believe we would not have to file for bankruptcy in the end. At signing we were given a paper saying we still owed a large amount to our bank. Lawyer mailed us this paper AFTER the signing. Was hard to get in touch with at any given time, didn't give us all the information we needed. Would NOT recommend him to anyone.