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Posted by anonymous
Was selling my house and as the closing attorney, Russell claimed that he delegated the title search to another attorney who could not clear it. Like Susanne's experience, Russell was no help at all with this issue so I had no choice but involve a THIRD attorney who had NO TROUBLE clearing title. Russell just couldn't be bothered to even try. Or course he was more than happy to pass the cost of the failed attempt to clear as well as the successful title clearing cost on to me. At the closing, he also provided a generous dose of arrogance when he thratened to cancel the closing if I refused to pay ALL the fees. Even his office paralegal told me that I shouldn't have to pay the fees. Thanks for NOTHING.
Posted by Suzanne
Attorney Paul Russell handled a routine re-financing for us back in 2002. We are in the process of selling our home, and found that the mortgage was never properly discharging resulting in a lien being placed on our property for the mortgage which was paid off 11 years ago.
Attorney Russell has ignored our calls and voice mails and is not helping us resolve this situation. His only response is that "I would have no files or data that would pertain to any file dated prior to 2006. " So, basically, we're on our own. Since he was the closing attorney, I feel he should bear some responsibility in resolving this issue. We may miss our target closing date due to this problem.
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