4.0 stars 7 totalReview Gary Christmas
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They put forth a really good effort in the beginning. They moved rapidly and executed with extreme clarity and competence. I was very impressed and confident that I made a good choice with somebody who was going to help me through this difficult time.
Once my claim was accepted, I noticed that the effort on their part dropped dramatically. My disability checks were not the correct amount. I worked 2 jobs and they were only compensating me for the 1. I called the office 4 different times asking them to fix the problem. I would get the same answer from them every time " we are working on it" This should have been an easy fix. They have all of my pay records and it is a simple calculation as to what my disability checks should be. However, in the 6 months I was out of work, they never corrected the problem.
Next medical request from the doctor's office went unanswered by the insurance company. Again I would call their office and again I received the same response. " we are working on it" I had to call many times until they finally sent out a letter.
In my opinion they were just looking for the largest possible commission check for themselves while doing he least amount of work and my health and well being were not even considered. My instincts told me to replace them and I should have listened to them.
I had 2 accidents. The first was my back injury and the second was choosing Howell and Christmas, by far the second was the worse of the 2.
Posted by William McCauley
Gary Christmas is all about doing the very best for his clients. He works your case to the maximum. He puts every effort possible to make you understand all the unforeseen questions you wouldn't have the knowledge of knowing. He treats you as if you were part of his family. We were lucky to have known someone who recommends him to us. He made us at ease everytime we felt concerned about certain issues
Posted by Bryan
I would recommend Gary Christmas. He is an Attorney who doesn't seem like your stereotyplcal lawyer. He was sincere and handled my case with the highest degree of professionalism. His staff was very nice each time I had a question, ( and I had alot of them). Gary fought for me and obtained a great outcome, in both cases, (the settlement and Social Sercurity). I would hire hime again if needed.
Posted by Rob
Hired Mr. Christmas for my Workers Compensation claim. He was okay when it looked like it was going to be a straight forward claim. Although I made him very aware of serious concerns at my consultation. Once things got a lot more complicated I was very aware that he did not listen to half of what I said. When he would return a call he asked the same questions over and over. I had not had any treatment for my injury but he repeatedly inquired about how my recovery was going. He thought I was being paid, I was not. He missed planned phone calls. Due to his lack of listening during our calls or meetings he would insist I was "changing my story ". I had black and white proof that I was being 100% honest. He had no faith in our ability to win at a hearing. I then realized he was not the lawyer I wanted fighting for me because he did not know my case well enough to fight for me. I informed him of my concerns over the lack of him knowing the simple facts of my case, the missing of meetings and calls and informed him I was unhappy with his servixe . He was not happy about this and he said he felt we had a personality conflict and should end our relationship. I was more than happy to do so. When I complained it was the fastest he ever returned a phone call and he was not even in the office that day. It set my case back several months but it was well worth it. I hired a lawyer that I was very pleased with. My case was difficult but with the proof I had it was easily won once we got to the hearing level. Mr. Christmas you should listen to your clients, and you do not need to act like you are superior to others. It is unbecoming and it makes you look like a snob. Lesson learned , do not pick the law firm just because you know the name from TV not always a great move. I will research if the need to hire another law firm comes up.
Posted by Henry
I am so thankful that I hired Gary as my lawyer. Him and his team has been there for me and my family. If I have a question, they've found me an answer. Other people complain that their lawyer doesn't speak with them, but any time I needed to speak with Gary, it was arranged. I was always in the loop and never felt left out. Gary is just a great guy.
Posted by Kimm
I have never been involved in a law suit before and am completely ignorant when it comes to doing so. Mr. Christmas and his staff have been extremely helpful and have explained everything in a language that I understand. There was no "legal" talk and made it so much easier for me. They have also kept me informed immediately upon any changes or notifications. I highly recommend Mr. Christmas and his staff to everyone!
Posted by William
August 15, 2011
Howell & Christmas, LLC
250 Mathis Ferry; Suite 102
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
To Whom It May Concern,
My name is William Blanton Buford. I am writing this letter in appreciation, thanks, and as a reference for Gary Christmas and his law firm.
In early 2010, I was severely injured in a fall at work that required major surgery, physical therapy, and 14 months of recovery time. Prior to this event I did not have the most favorable opinion of attorneys in general. Gary changed that. Not only did Gary meet my expectations but exceeded them on every level. Throughout my recovery the staff at Howell & Christmas were always compassionate and sympathetic towards my concerns and needs. I will point out that this case was a team effort on their part in order to handle the complexities of the SC workman compensation laws and system.
I would like to give a special thanks to Jenna. She was my first point of contact and always listened when I was frustrated and then very proactive on issues as they arose. She never failed to do what she said she would do and when she would do it.
I hope that I never suffer an injury again but would not hesitate to contact Howell & Christmas to represent me if such occurred.
In summery, I would recommend the Howell & Christmas law firm to anyone with an injury based need for legal representation.
William Blanton Buford