The work with Atty. Raymond was in my opinion a complete disaster. Despite the urgency of
the matter Atty. Raymond worked so slowly that the opposite party thought that we would be
idle and demanded a default judgement against me. After about 5 months of still not
responding to the content of the complaint and of still not submitting any counter-claims, I
pulled the plug and fired Atty. Raymond. The new law firm that I hired then first had to deal
with a submitted request of the plaintiff for a default judgement against me, because Atty.
Raymond had not submitted anything to avoid a default judgment.
And make no mistake: Despite his slow pace of working he is pretty expensive. I paid dearly
in the course of 5 months.
Usually, he reacted to my questions pretty slowly. I have the impression that he accepts
more cases than he can handle and only reacts with substance if something starts to burn or
the client gets really upset. The only thing that never takes long is until the next invoice
comes in. He created a motion to dismiss for several thousands of dollars which is according
to my new attorneys completely useless as it is based upon a false legal assumption. It is
without merits and cannot be submitted to the court. Of course, he does not want to
reimburse me for the thousands of dollars that were uselessly spent.
I wonder why 4 months after struggling with my case he comes up with the idea to file a
motion to dismiss. During these 4 months the main output was a document to the opposite
party about a cease and desist regarding an upcoming conference, where he constantly
misspelled my company name.
We had agreed on a flat fee for registering the copyrights to my software. However,
sometimes, he billed on top of the agreed upon flat fee hourly rates, even when the work
referred to the copyright application process.
He also kept insisting that arbitration would be the best for me, which is simply just the most
expensive and therefore the best for him, but not for me. We asked to cancel our request for
arbitration months ago, but he simply didn’t do it. I had to pay again for staying arbitration
and now my new counsel finally takes care of it properly and ends the arbitration nonsense.
The telephone calls with Mr. Raymond were happening about the following way: He hardly
allows you to speak up and keeps talking. He really talks plenty. He suggests many things
that sound good, but after the phone call is over, he does not really do much to further my
I am greatly disappointed. Tens of thousands of dollars spent for almost nothing substantive.
His unfinished drafts – after about 5 months – were only usable in part and needed to be
revised to great extent. The motion to dismiss was based on a false legal assumption and
cannot be used at all. 5 months of a waste of my time and my money in my judgment. My
opponents obviously are still laughing.
Response from Bruce Raymond July 19, 2018
Raymond Law Group LLC strives to satisfy every client. Over 28 years in practice, this is the only negative review! Please note that I strongly disagree with the facts summarized by this person. They are neither accurate nor fair. For representative views of our work, please visit our website https://www.raymondlawgroup.com/Client-Testimonials.shtml