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Posted by Jerry, a Real Estate client,
Very supporting about my issues then does nothing but act like a nine year old brat. Promised for months that a para-legal would call. Finally had another attorney discuss case because she was too busy and I bothered her by inquiring every couple months about status. He quit her the next day, so now she was handicapped and filed in wrong court and failed to follow through with any of the information which I accurately gave her and watched her take notes on. Knew nothing, then throws a tantrum when reads the disappointment on my face. I HAVE seen 7 year olds act with more composure in court. Her process server boyfriend and herself were evasive and misleading. She demanded more money before presenting the case and has never returned any, or my documents where she retained originals. You will be taken with her sales job that emphasizes and supports your position. SHE will be your savior before she turns on you after draining the maximum she can from your wallet, all under last minute dead-line pressure. Then it is YOUR fault as the drunken child comes out. A complete incompetent. A waste of thousands of dollars charged and thousands more a competent should have been able to acquire from defendant in short time, before statute of limitations expires.
Posted by a Debt Agreements client,
I came to know Ms. Smith through a blog of former trial lawyers, lawyers, uber paralegals working in the "foreclosure defense" field of law as it has come to be known in the last few years. I have almost 30 years of high end trial experience myself so I know when I am talking to a good lawyer and someone who knows what they are doing. Jill does. I have worked with her on case in the foreclosure area which is an area of the law which is changing and developing on daily basis. There are numerous theories depending on jurisdiction (state or fed and the particular state), whether the case is in pre foreclosure, the client is in bankruptcy, a loan mod is being sought, or the client is actually in foreclosure. The area is very very complex procedurally as well as with cases that are coming out on a daily basis. Jill is knowledgeable and works with those of us on the blog to keep knowledgeable and help her with the latest position that should be taken for her client(s). She is good tactically, she writes well, and she understands the issues--and not many lawyers do, I assure you.
Posted by Barry in Tacoma, a Foreclosure client,
Jill Smith is on the very front lines in Washington State as a litigator challenging foreclosure fraud.
Many are recognizing the current foreclosure epidemic as a symptom of the biggest financial fraud in world history. Read Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone, or anything by Simon Johnson or the book "Clouded Titles " by Dave Krieger. The banks ripped off trillions of dollars from the investors through bogus Mortgage Backed Securities, and many more Trillions from mainstreet through the Bailout which exceeded the mortgage debt of the United States. Now the banks are stealing houses by filing bogus documents in every county courthouse in the country trying to claim standing as a lender, while trampling 400 years of land law.
Jill is fighting for my standing on two properties in Tacoma, Washington and things are looking promising so far. She is very willing to study the rapidly changing strategies and tactics.
I personally have 1000-1500 hours tudying foreclosure fraud but would never try to fight pro se. Only a seasoned litigator like Jil Smith should be trusted with something as valuable as your home.
Posted by Karen, a Foreclosure client,
Ms. Smith was the second foreclosure attorney to take my case. I submitted to her all the documents I had accumulated in the case thus far. She did not thoroughly review the documents to plead adequate claims to further the case. I was extremely disappointed in her response time. She was released from the case due to incomplete work. I would not recommend this attorney to anyone who wishes a thorough and adequate job to be completed.
Posted by Dave, a Foreclosure client,
Jill Smith has the other side shaking in their shoes! No nonsense, cut-to-the-chase principles; aggressive go-getter!