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Posted by cherie, a Divorce client,
Feel very taken ad advantage of. This man took my money and did nothing to expedite my divorce. He and Nicole ask for the same iinformation over and over. Incompetence at its best. Would love to see him loose his right to practice law.
Posted by a Divorce client,
It is sad that he is allowed to take money and not produce any information I have asked for. Then Lie about situation's that was proven. What would others think of you? I would like my money back. Although you do not have the resources to return it. Thanks for the lesson. I am know with another attorney and life goes on. I am lucky I can pay another attorney. What about other's who can not afford another attorney. What you normal price of $600.00 down payment. You take it and then do nothing to protect the client. I am one of those people that could afford another attorney! You advertise your services and low rates. Well your low rates represent your firm. I recommend anyone looking for an attorney, research them first. The low cost is not the answer you need.
Posted by a Child Custody client,
I would give zero stars if that were possible! Richard took my non-parental custody case and completely dropped the ball! He took my money, filed incomplete papers, and then never served the respondent. I could never get ahold of him. When he did finally read and respond to an email, he would charge $50 for reading the email, and another $50.00 for a response. One of his email responses said was just the word "Perfect"...$50.00!!! I finally fired him and hired another attorney. She had to re-do everything he had done. With her, I won my case, for less total money than he charged me in the first two weeks. DON'T EVER HIRE THIS ATTORNEY...YOU WILL LOSE YOUR MONEY AND YOUR CASE!!!
Posted by carla, a Divorce client,
Richard is knowledgeable, efficient and affordable. i was dealing with a divorce and an ugly custody battle with a very limited income. Richard was able get me my divorce and i have my girls back at a cost that i was able to manage in a timely manner. i have never had an attorney that was as caring and understanding and very knowledgeable with the situation at hand. he is also the only attorney that i know of that actually has sliding fee scale according to my income. i definitely got more than my moneys worth. i trusted him with my whole world and he came through for me with flying colors, i am ever so grateful to Richard and his assistant Nicole. thank you for everything
Posted by a Child Custody client,
This is a follow-up to Mr Ricketts comments that he posted about my case and the servce he did not provide for me. Mr. Ricketts you are nothing but a liar. I provided you an official copy of a drug test within 10 days that clearly showed that all results were negative.. You only post a comment to try to save your own butt. The facts are the facts. Tell us why you have three (3) ongoing investigations against you from the Washington state bar??? Is it because you’re such a good attorney? I believe not! Like others and my self has stated your out for the money and have no idea what you are doing. In fact I received a letter from the Washington State bar just last week indicating that you haven’t even responded to their request regarding my complains against you. You did in fact file the wrong court papers. You not only embarrassed me in court, but you embarrassed yourself. I’m sure the court transcript will simply proves this. You should be an ashamed of yourself. You did not keep me informed. You did not return my calls. In fact you moved your office to another location without even letting me know. You are nothing but a yes man. Even my sister-in-law stated to me that she got embarrassed because of how you presented yourself in court. You never explained any court rulings to me; you would tell me to just sign this and trust you, why because of your own errors and embarrassment. The courts would not even hear the case until you corrected them. In fact I believe the commissioner had to put you in your place due to your lack of knowledge on what documents to be filed and on the court proceedings. I did what you instructed me to do to clear the allegations against me, you did not follow up, all you did was throw me under the bus, and agree with everything the other attorney said and called me names in order to cover your own but. I fired you because you told me to when I challenged you on your own errors/mistakes. Mr. Ricketts I did not remove myself and my son from the state of Washington, I was visiting me my father and had only been in his home for an approx. one week when I got served. I did not run and hide as you suggested. You need to stick to the facts. Stay away from this attorney. He will leave you the impression that all attorneys are crooks and take your money, which isn’t fair to other attorneys who take pride in what they do and not just rip you off.
Posted by a Family client,
I could not have had a better legal team than Mr. Ricketts and his staff. Mr. Ricketts was very attentive to my situation regarding my son. He was always very accessible and was very good at coming to a realistic and fair parenting plan for me and my son. Also, his practice is very affordable. Don't go it alone, give Mr. Ricketts practice a call if you are looking for an excellent attorney that will work to make sure your parental rights are fair & balanced. Thanks, Richard.
Posted by melissa, a Child Custody client,
i hired richard the the legal clinic, promised i see my grandson again but i hav'nt since january 2012 its now almost october!!i wonder if he files the wrong paperwork on purpose?not just once but twice!!! it took so long for him to figure it out that my grandsons father had time to flee the state with him.said i'd get him back but richard has no clue how to do that. there were court dates i was never informed of and never any billing statement and now the moneys gone. on what???if you want results FIND ANOTHER ATTORNEY!!!! i wish i had seen these reviews because I WOULD HAVE NEVER HIRED RICHARD RICKETTS!!!!
Posted by Courtney, a Child Custody client,
I hired Richard in June 2012 for a custody battel with my ex boyfriend. When i came to him i was frantic about my case. He told me he would PROMISE me that i would have my son back by my the first court date. I went to court and I saw my ex and his attorny but, Richard was know where to be found. When I was looking for him he was standing in a corner with another person talking to them. He didnt introduce himself me until i went to check in for the court. While in court he was sweating like a pig, tounge tied. and when it was over i felt more confused then when i went in. he told me that this is just the way it has to be. to trust him. he knows what hes doing. when i asked him why i wasnt getting my son back that date like he promised. After that i asked him to email me/fax me my documents from court, and he never did or would take him a week to respond to me. I would call his office everyday to try and get a hold of him and yet i would usually only get in contact with his assistant. The next court date he had promised me 100% that this time i would be getting my child back. AGAIN that did NOT happen. my last court date was last week. I was there before him. he pulled me aside and told me that he was agreeing with my exs attorny with what she said. he did this everytime it came to documents and everything. hes a yes man. he trys to have you settle for what the other attorny brings to him. He will agree to things before asking you. and does NOT care about your situation. HE ONLY CARES ABOUT MONEY! he doesnt even have children, and when i asked him if he even knew what it felt like to go thru somthing like this he simply threw his hands up and told me to just fire him!!! he got personal with my sistauion and said things to bash me to my face. you can never geta hold of him. he files the documents last minute and promises that he can do it but doesnt! i would never ever ever have refer him to anyone. i finally fired him and now have a better attorny who is an actual attorny and knows what he is doing.
Posted by a Child Custody client,
I obtain the legal service of Richard to represent my daughter is a child custody case. He is very unprofessional and petty. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY WITH THIS MAN. He will through you under the bus. He does not stand up for you in court. All he wants is your money. The man does not file the correct documents. If he does file any court documents they are incorrect or late. This delays your court case and everything associated with it. Dose not keeps you informed on what’s going on about court dates nor does he provide you copies of any documents. He does not return calls. Richard is nothing but a yes man to any and all attorney on the opposite side. When he does show up for court he sweats like a pig, when he speaks in court he becomes tough tied. He does not have the knowledge in family law to represent your case. My daughter saw Richard talking with the petitioner attorney before her court hearing. Richard informed her that they agreed to continue this case because the petitioner attorney did not receive the legal notice of court date that was required by the law. Which was hard to understand because Richard himself sent my daughter and me an email stating the date and the court time as well that he notified the petitioner’s attorney? He wants you to settle so that he does not have to do anything and keep your money. Makes deals for you without discussing the fact with his clients. Richard will tell you to trust him he knows what he is doing, however he is clueless and doesn’t care. If you bring anything up to him that you’re not happy with, he will just tell you to fire him and keep your money. He thinks everybody is stupid and refers to your child’s life and the courts as a game. He doesn’t know or care about you or your kid(s) because he never had any and does not understand what it means to be a parent. He will do nothing for you and does not believe in his clients. We finally got to the point with Richard making so many errors in handling my case that we had no chosen but to fire him and obtain a new attorney. Richard is the type of attorney that makes all attorneys look like crooks. Stay away from this guy you would be better off representing yourself.
Posted by Danielle, a Child Custody client,
I hired him because I found him through the court house and thought he really cared about helping people. Could not be father from the truth. He cares about getting your money and nothing else. He will not help you and I am living with the custody arrangement that should have never existed but is now my life because of his lack of work and professionalism. Please do not trust such an important part of your life to somebody that could care less. You may have to live with the results for the rest of your life.