Worst lawyer I ever got. I hired him to collect my money ($4092,00) he asked me to pay him $400 first so he can start the case Which I did then he haven't done anything to my case And refund $150 out of my $400 and telling me it's my consultation. I spoke to him before I visited him. They offer me free consultation. I got ripped off by him. He hardly let me speak.
Response from Forrest Turkish February 9, 2018
The statements of the above reviewer Rizwan Hassan (“the Reviewer”) are false and Libelous, as I never undertook representation of the Reviewer to collect his judgment, but rather only a 45 minute consultation on how to collect a judgment he had already obtained through a prior attorney who did not collect it. The amount of work involved for me to handle the extremely small matter, involving only $4093.47, on a one third contingency fee basis, far outweighed any potential attorney fee, and at an hourly fee would have cost more than the amount of the Judgment. For this reason, the Reviewer was initially given a 15 minute free consultation, after which he was given several options for continued consultation of various lengths of time for various amounts, and chose to pay $260 for an additional 30 minutes after the first free 15 minutes (total 45 minutes). During the consultation, the Reviewer represented that in addition to the judgment he knew at which bank the Defendant/Judgment Debtor’s bank account was located. Based on this representation, and conditioned upon the Reviewer providing the Defendant’s banking info, I agreed to freeze the Defendant/Judgment Debtor’s bank account to attempt to recover the amount of the Judgment. Per a written Retainer Agreement, the Reviewer agreed to pay $400 (instead of $260 for the consultation) which was a non-refundable fee whether or not there was a recovery, and to pay a contingency fee of one third of the recovery, if any, but the $400 nonrefundable fee would be credited against and reduce the contingent fee if there was a recovery. After months of more than a dozen telephone calls from the reviewer seeking status, during which the Defendant/Judgment Debtor’s bank info was repeatedly requested but not provided (as the Reviewer was getting it), the Reviewer finally admitted he did not have the Defendant’s banking information, and the matter was therefore terminated. After wasting over 3 hours of my time (2.25 hours logged- another hour or more of additional weekly phone calls with Reviewer which were not even logged), the reviewer was charged only $250 (out of the $400 non-refundable fee paid - $150 was refunded), or less than the quoted $260 price for the initial 45 minute consultation although that meeting lasted 1.25 hours and another 2 hours was wasted as a result of the Reviewers misrepresentation, including, among other things, consultation with him, reviewing his documents, preparing a substitution of attorney of record and letter to his former counsel requesting execution of same so I could be allowed to appear and file the appropriate documents if/when the banking info was received. This low charge and refund were beyond generous. The Reviewer responded with his libelous post, as no good deed goes unpunished. The Reviewer will shortly be answering a defamation lawsuit.