|Managing Partner||Castro Law, PLLC||2008 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Queens County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Hispanic National Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Hofstra University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|St John's University||Criminal Justice||BS - Bachelor of Science||2000|
Posted by anonymous
I hired John Castro to be my attorney for two real estate closings which he agreed to do for a flat fee $600.00 each. I was never provided with any documents properly explaining the scope of his representation or his attorneys fees. In the middle of the transaction, I decided not to move forward with his representation. Mr. Castro was extremely upset about losing me as a client and vowed revenge.
At the time that I terminated Mr. Castro, I offered him $600.00 as fair compensation for legal work performed. Mr. Castro declined my $600.00 offer. A few months later, I received a bill from his firm that over two times in excess of our original agreement. He completely changed the numbers and now wants to charge me at rates, which were never discussed or agreed to. I was also threatened with lawsuits and liens on my property in the event I failed to pay the total sum demanded. Now I had to hire another lawyer to defend this matter. I also had to spend a lot of money out of pocket on the fee-dispute defense.
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