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Posted by tom
Our auto liability case just settled and we are happy that our representation was superior and exceeded our expectations. Steve and his associate Matt took our case even though it was a week from the filing due date and it wasn't particularly big bucks. At trial, we got 30% more than the insurance co offered. They both showed excellent judgement as all of their recommendations were spot-on. At all times, they prepared and discussed our concerns thoroughly, keeping us well informed. I work closely with many top lawyers for more than two decades and can be fairly critical and meticulous, probably more so than their peers would say, so its no small matter to say I found their work to be very competently done and I highly recommend him.
Posted by Michele & Jack
To Whom It May Concern; July 28, 2014
Attorney Steven Frei and his staff were a God-send to me and my 88 yr. old uncle. My uncle was severely injured for the rest of his life, as a passenger in an automobile accident. I live in Miami, FL and the accident happened in Fairfax, VA. Mr. Frei came highly recommended from attorney's in Florida. Mr. Frei resolved our lawsuit this month July 2014 extremely satisfactory. I am so grateful to Mr. Frei and his law team for their expertise, for being so thorough, considerate, patient and
truly caring about his client (my uncle) in order to reach justice and the proper/fair restitution for damages my uncle suffered from then, now and the rest of his life. Mr. Frei is a true professional and gentleman with integrity...NOT easily found in today's society. I know because I have worked with many attorney's throughout my life, being a professional business person and I know the difference. That is "why" I am taking the time to write this accreditation...to help other's in need, seeking an EXCELLENT attorney and law firm. I "highly" recommend Attorney Steven Frei and his law firm.
Michele & Jack from Florida
Posted by anonymous
Steven Frei took my personal injury case noting that it was a strong case from the liability perspective. He asked for a few months time
to finish anther case, which I granted him. A few months became
nearly a year before he did anything on my case. He went to my
deposition unprepared while preparing me for the deposition less than
24 hours before it.
Without my permission and knowledge, Frei dissuaded my surgeon from being my expert witness only saying that "we need to find a new
MD as he will not be a good witness." He also said that, "we have to non-suit the case so that we can find a new medical expert witness."
That recommendation was only for the self serving purpose of not having to go to court to obtain permission to withdraw, which would require my presence in court and approval .
After waiting four months, I emailed and called Frei repeatedly , asking where we were in finding a new expert medical witness.
He never responded. I finally emailed his boss, the managing partner of the firm. The MP emailed back to me "Mr. Frei is no longer your attorney. You have to find a new attorney." Frei also refused to
send me my file.
I then filed a complaint with the VA State Bar. They asked Frei why
he had refused to send the file (Rule 16 violation) and why he
was no longer representing me. Frei responded that he could not represent me as I had filed a complaint against him with the VSB. The VSB chalolenged Frei, in return, with his boss's email, to find another attorney, as the reason for my complaint. There was no response.
Mr. Frei also made unflattering, unprofessional remarks about the opposing counsel and about the attorney who referred me to him.
Litigants needing representation in the area of Personal Injury should avoid Steven Frei and his law firm, Hall Sickels, Frei and Mims.
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