Posted by Jerry
If you have the opportunity to work with Wayne Clark, take it. Please take the time to read this review.
My wife and I were recently forced into bankruptcy and we were also wrongfully accused of committing a fraud in a business deal that led to our bankruptcy. The plaintiffs sued knowing that we did not have the financial resources to defend ourselves. Their reason for such an action is irrelevant here. I was forced to try and defend us without a lawyer.
Our case was complicated; I went weekly to the free legal clinics at the law library in Annapolis and attempted to educate myself in the subtleties of the legal systems. The task was daunting. During that time I talked many attorneys to get help, but we could not afford their services.
I met Wayne at the free legal clinic at the bankruptcy court in Baltimore. He gave me a lot of helpful advice and went back to perusing our case. A few months later I again visited the legal clinic and fortunately for me; I once again met Wayne. I asked if he could guide me in preparing my case.
I wrote a few motions and I asked Wayne to review them. He not only did he review my work; he assumed control of writing the motions I was seeking. He interviewed me and reviewed our documentation at length and he believed in me and our case. He knew that the plaintiffs did not have a creditable case; as he instructed me proving it is a different matter.
He took on this case with an energy and commitment that astounded me. Although he had other cases, he still made me feel as if our case was always at the top of his mind. He seemed to work day and night, he would call me at night, on weekends and during holidays. He pushed me hard to produce the documents that he knew we would need for the case.
As anyone can imagine this case was a very emotional and stressful ride for both my wife and I. Wayne was very good at taking the emotional anger out of the discussion and more importantly he was never afraid to tell me how it was and to take me task.
When we finally got to court, it was obvious that the plaintiff's case was without merit and they agreed to settle out of court by dropping the case. Without Wayne's help, I would have lost the case even though the plaintiff's case was without merit.
If you have the chance to work with Wayne, take comfort in knowing that you dealing with someone who will give you honesty, integrity and commitment.
There are not enough words to describe our gratitude for having Wayne assist my wife and I with our case. If you have the chance to work with Wayne, Take it!!!
Posted by anonymous
Hello I just want to say I called the Civil hotline for free attorney advice. Mr. Wayne Clark picked up and after I explained my situation as far as all of the loan modifications that I have been doing with my bank and their denials. I also explained to him that in a panic state one night, I hired an attorney off a commerical and paid him almost $3,000 to help with a loan modification that was denied. Not knowing that the attorney had possibly done something wrong Mr Clark advised me what I needed to do to get my money back from that attorney. Mr. Clark also advised me in approx 1 hour what I was fearing all along. See I had been fighting to save my home for almost 2 years, thinking I could. He asked me questions and evaluated my salary the home loan as well as the value of my home. In doing that he gave me an assessment of why the bank probably kept dening my loan modification and he made me realize that unless my income increased substantially like ASAP that my chances of saving the home was not great, that was the honesty do I need it. All I did the past two years was kept fighting and the amount of my past due balance increasing, and the bank was letting it happen. The bank has given me unrealistic expectations based on my salary and the likelihood that I would be able to catch up on the past due balance. For the first time in 2 years I was hit with the best reality check that I needed. I went to my church and prayed with my pastor and then contacted a realtor who basically advise me of the same thing. I did exactly what Mr. Clark told me to do and contacted the attorney, told him to give me my money back within one week and if he did not the steps that I was going to take in getting the money back. That attorney panicked to my surprise and did not fight me. I had my money within 4 days honestly, I could not believe it, I thought that money was lost and gone and thrown down the drain. I'm now prepared to move forward and start again. I'm so thankful to Attorney Clark because basically my funds were gone and he helped me get my money back free of charge with his advice. I truly feel he was a God sent and I would refer him to anyone anytime and any day. Thanks again Attorney Clark for all your help, bless you.
Posted by Doriann
My husband and I were faced with bankruptcy due to a failed business deal. We were being sued by my husband's partners and had NO WHERE to turn. Our original attorney had been disbarred and we didn't have any more money to hire someone else. We met Wayne through the legal services offered in Baltimore and he GRACIOUSLY agreed to represent us!!!!! He worked diligently from September through to March when we had our trial. He was able to negotiate a settlement of our case. Wayne is compassionate, detailed and very hardworking. He was able to explain options in language that we could understand. We were SAVED by Wayne and his expertise
Posted by Lee
We met attorney Clarke through the free debt counseling service at the Baltimore bankruptcy court. Although this was a pro bono consultation he was generous with him time and expertise, very thorough and knowledgeable, and made himself available for further questions by email. It's very reassuring to have his backup during this difficult process. He's great.
Posted by Alfred
“Life comes at you fast,” notes the advert. And the unexpected happens to the most careful people. That’s how my family ended up faced with bankruptcy; personal deep research and consultations proving it the only practical alternative then. Face it, pay the debts. Time was all we needed.
Brochure from the Court gave us a list of legal consultants. Prayerfully, we chose Attorney Wayne Clark. Threatened with foreclosure and pressured by debtors, we were challenged, wary, and skeptical, to say the least. But, from day one, Attorney Wayne Clark proved himself a patient educator, meticulous researcher, and a strict lover of law motivated by a professionalism tempered with strong human relations skills. To better describe what we learned, please, see our listed observations in brief below:
Patient educator: We began probing incessantly from minute one. He took us on smiling, patiently educating us in detail on Bankruptcy; our knowledge notwithstanding. “I wish I’d started this job earlier,” he said, when we commented on his noticeable passion. How comforting to find large gaps in our knowledge of even our well-researched chosen chapter 13. Our discovery? He loved his job and was ready for both the short and long haul should it come to that.
Meticulous researcher: Openly honest, he took pains and the needed time to research every point. Then, he customized every action to our unique situation. He was as detail minded as frugal in his use of both data and information. To the book and the spirit, too.
A strict law lover: In less than an hour of our first consultation, and two meetings later, we knew we had a strict law lover and anxious fighter on hand. Everything had to be pegged to a law, a statute, a precedent. So, he made us prepare very well to satisfy every whim of the court; and the Court appointed trustee representing the debtors. It was a daunting task, but his interest in our welfare kept him on top of things.
Great Interest in client’s welfare: Fortunately, his deep interest, we found, went beyond a paying job. It was genuine. We met any time and day it was needed. He agonized over issues so we would not have to worry over anything. Professionalism tempered with a strong desire to see us succeed. It was all done through effective communication.
Excellent Communicator: Mr. Clark linked with us by phone, email, and text. He was the fastest, most effective, and reliable communicator. He never missed a bit, answered questions deeply, with a knack for clarification. That, was one of the best communication we had ever seen in all our forty-six years of professional life. Result? We were well informed. That alone allayed our fears and anxiety.
Well Informed: Throughout the whole process—in court or in his office—he always kept us well informed of current and next steps. In court, he knew when to appeal to our human condition, and when to apply legalities in our favor. Then, after court hearings, he shared implications and future moves. And, he ensured continued support.
Available support: Through snow and ice, he was always available to work on our case. One time he went on a mission. Personally, and in detailed clear emails, he told us of his backup. As if by design, Mr. Bill Kehoe, esq.—the gentle, knowledgeable associate with a friendly, soothing bass-y voice—kept the process going as if Mr. Clark were still in town. Their relay was formidable.
True Value: And the charge for all those grueling hours, challenging sessions, mind stressing issues, and taxing procedures? $3500 to $4500 at face value; as set by law. Even here, they made it affordable and also split their charge into manageable bits for easy payment.
Poised for a final favorable judgment, we withdrew the case based on a technicality. He was right all along; resolve the issue through other means, he said. We agreed.
We had difficulty parting company. He so impressed us we have listed his office in our good books. We surely need services like this.
Posted by anonymous
Wayne and his associate Bill have been a critical part of the team guiding me through the most difficult time in my life. In addition to providing sound and up-to-date legal advice, Wayne applies a kind, patient, thoughtful and sensitive approach to his work and clients. Also of note, Wayne has pointed me in the direction of other outstanding professionals to help me through the process of selling my house and so forth. Together, we go through multiple options and decide on the best course of action. I feel incredibly lucky to have found Wayne and highly recommend his counsel for those facing a financial crisis.
Posted by Sue
Mr. Clark handled our legal needs with knowledge and kindness.
He helped us deal with delicate legal matters in such a manner that
we call him "our lawyer." Mr. Clark's ability to balance business with
care for the client made us feel we could breathe a little easier.
I have already recommended him to several people and will continue
to do so.
Posted by Gustavo
In searching for a Firm to cater to my Financial needs, I came across Wayne Clark's Law Firm, as the skeptical person I am, I couldn't believe the Prompt, Courteous response to my Inquiry via phone by Mr. Clark; I had to see in person; at this point I went to Mr. Clark's Office and met Wayne and Steve, their willingness to assist, to put all my concerns and worries to rest was something that I needed and was searching for in my new attorney, Wayne did exactly that , was completely thorough and exceeded my expectations
I retained their services and throughout the process I always had their support, always available to answer a new question, their Genuine Personalized service can not be matched.
Posted by Linda
Mr. Clark, his associate, Mr. Kehoe, and office staff are always polite and helpful. They always have words of encouagement when "waiting" is necessary and always welcome questions at anytime. Always knowledgeable of your (my) case. All questions are received and answered immediately with
complete accurate knowledge of the case. I had confidence in Mr. Clark during entire process
Posted by LaMona
Under the most stressful of times for me, Mr. Clark re-assured me and helped me to keep my balance. He assisted me in resolving an almost impossible financial situation. I now have peace of mind thanks to his careful handling of my situation. I would recomend him to anyone.