|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
Posted by anonymous
Paul did a good a job handling my divorce so when I discovered judgements were on the marital property in my exes name I came to him. He advsied my ex to file Chapter 7 and the judgements would be removed becasue the property is in my name. The paralegal at his office just informed me that the judgements may not be removed and they were not aware of them. Really, that was my reason for hiring Paul. I am very disappointed!
Posted by anonymous
I hired him to do a bankruptcy. Over the phone the charge was $750. By the time we ended the appointment he jacked it up another $350 for other charges he "forgot" to tell me about on the phone when I clearly asked him if this was the complete cost. Then after I sent all my paperwork, he proceeded to tell me that it would be another $10 for every creditor over 10. He forgot that part as well. I refused. The kicker is this: when you file for bankruptcy you have to do a Pre-Counsel and Post-Counsel to receive a VERY important certificate. I did the pre-counsel and the company had no problem sending Mr. Walier the confirmation. Afterwards, I again completed the post-counsel and received my certificate. Again, figured the company sent the post-counsel verification and certificate to him. Bankruptcy done right? Nooooo. I received a letter from the court saying it would not be discharged since they didn't receive the certificate. I immediately called my "Attorney" and he informed me with a chuckle "oh, yeah, this happens to my customers a lot" Did you catch that? "my customers"...."It will be $220 to re-open the file and $350 for my services....." I said thanks but no thanks I'll do it myself and hung up. This is clearly a financial scam he runs. I called the courts - I was sent a letter, which I did not receive or see but found out Mr. Walier received an electronic notice that they did not receive the certificate and he NEVER notified me. With regards to ethics and due diligence at most, and courtesy at the least, he should have followed up with me. He is an unethical attorney and a financial fraud artist. He should be disbarred. DO NOT RETAIN HIM!!!!
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