Posted by A probate client
I was extremely disappointed in this attorney's handling of my case. Once he received his retainer, his initial interest and indignation over my situation quickly subsided. In fact, the retainer issue itself was very deceptive. He first told me that his retainer was half of what most firms charge. A few weeks later I got a call from him asking for another ten thousand dollars. Then yet another call of "Hey, when you get a chance can you send us another five thousand". So I was enticed by a lower number (presumably to avoid "sticker shock") and then billed incrementally, ultimately paying the same amount he'd criticized other firms for charging. After a year I was in pretty much the same situation where I was when I'd started but out a tremendous amount of money.
Sadly, there was a young attorney assisting on the case who was smart, energetic and extremely perceptive who I believe would have had a genuine chance at prevailing. I sent her a letter asking if she could handle my case independently, and she responded that she could not as she was still an "associate" and thus not able to take cases independently.
Shortly afterward, I received a further bill from Atty. O'Regan charging me for the time it took her to write her response. I think this last incident pretty much sums up my experience with this individual.
Posted by anonymous
I had the misfortune of dealing with this attorney on a relatively small matter, but through which I was able to see all that is wrong with the legal profession. After missing one appointment and failing to notify me of a cancelled court date, which cost me a day's wage, he had the audacity to bill me for a coffee at the completion of my case. A coffee that he invited himself along to and for which there was absolutely no reason for, nor benefit to, other than to pad his hours.