Posted by Veronica Hill
This is how it goes. YOU GO FOR THE HYPE you saw on TV advertisement, call in, set appt, meet w intake who is very nice. BRIEFLY meet w/Griffin. BUT check that folder! There's a card for another atty and his assistant with whom you will NEVER meet unless you want to talk settlement; and IF you do want to talk, you will be told that they will set appt to meet atty PRIOR to settlement mediation so he can PREPARE you. NOT SO. You best get specifics b/c "PRIOR TO" simply means about 2-5 mins before your meeting. At the mediation, which will more than likely be set with opposing counsel OUTSIDE of the board at some mediating attorney's office for their benefit. ALL -opposing counsel, Griffin Law attorney, AND mediator-colluding and conspiring secretly TOGETHER AGAINST YOU and FOR SELF. Fiduciary duty and EVERYTHING said in advertisement went out the window after you signed that contract. Also, when you recognize the scheme, and you do what an employer does when they realize their employee DOES NOT WORK --you FIRE them. Please do not allow any attorney to construe the roles here--you, the claimant IS the employer, the atty is the employee. Oh, but this where it gets good. NOW you know. These attorneys have years of experience making $$$ they did not earn. Because they have learned how to get paid if you keep 'em or fire 'em. See now, the contract you signed, will be filed at the board with a lien stating an exaggerated amount of hours and time spent on your case. They will say you owe them thousands of $$$ for work they did not do---hence, the reason you terminated their [lack of ] services anyway. Oh yeah, you better google the attorney you are placed with, he might just be an attorney w/experience in a TOTALLY different area than workers' comp. You know? Like a Divorce attorney. The one he turned my case over to. If I wanted an ol' atty, I could have just gone on-line and played pin-the-tail on the donkey for any atty in any field. That explained why he skirted my questions, did not know the recent legislative changes that I inquired about, would not respond to emails and voice messages, did not fight for me at the settlement table, as a matter of fact the hole setup for that meeting was planned to benefit them, the time, the place, the way it went, the CODE he gave opposing counsel for ending offers, etc., etc.. After praying about the matter, God said, "Sign-it." I as angry w/God b/c It was not in my best interest to do so. But I obeyed. After signing the settlement, seven days later, the Lord said, "Go to the board." I had no idea why I was to do so. I obeyed. While waiting for the board to open, I began to research stipulated settlements and learned I could rescind that settlement by filing a consent to withdraw (no atty will ever inform you this). I stayed w/Griffin not wanting to be there. A few months later, DAY BEFORE Surgery, I had to speak w/Mr Griffin re his atty and case mgr's behavior & mishandling my case. To no avail. They got worse, but still thought I would be fool enough to allow them to talk settlement again. I told them I would but watched their actions. No settlement discussion date had been set, I still supposedly had counsel, but my wkly TTD checks and two mileage checks had not made it to me yet were showing on-line as having been issued. Note: my checks always came to me. My claim was being paid prior to getting representation so they got no money from my wkly checks. I emailed them time and time again re late checks...to no avail. It all became clear...they were working in cahoots with opposing counsel and the adjuster to withhold a month's worth of checks and mileage checks issued some sixty days prior in an attempt to make me financially desperate so that when they finally got me to the settlement table again, I'd accept ANY offer. In a nutshell, these greedy lawyers have learned not to work and still get paid.
The Lord of hosts is dealing with all of them, GA and elsewhere. Veronica Hill
Posted by a client
slow to respond or act and they leave you hanging when they say they are going to do something. I was with Mr. Griffin and never saw him. all work done by paralegals who pass you around. I had to do all the leg work including finding my doctors and treatment. Nothing got done in a year and a half. then he passed me over to a bother firm making sure to keep his 50% for doing nothing. very poor professional service.
Posted by Raymond
Initially, I thought I could handle the insurance company on my own but after some consideration, I decided to hire Richard Griffin to handle my auto accident. He made it a point to reach out to me a few times throughout my case and often explained details in my case I would have missed otherwise. My case manager Amy was always available to talk if I had any questions. To my surprise I ended up settling shortly after I was done with my treatment for more than I was expecting. I'd definitely hire em again.
Posted by a client
This firm certainly has issue's that may or may not be known to it's practicing attorneys. With an overwhelming population of attorney's in Atlanta I'm certain one things for sure is to do your do diligence First when seeking a hard working attorney. As a previous user stated that this firm lacks communication, and surely has a few other issue's. I was referred to this firm by another popular T.V. Attorney and now moving forward will not be doing business with either of them in the future.
Posted by Michael
Was with firm for month and a half before I even talked to my attorney. Only reason I talked to my attorney then was because I couldn't get his claim handler to even return my call. When an offer to settle was sent I was embarrassed by how unprofessional it was especially when it was sent to my store where my co-workers could have seen it. Very unprofessional is the only way I can describe my experience.
Posted by Kia
When you do not do enough research you will ultimately pay for it. I was represented by this attorney and gave him two of my cases and recommended him as a Lawyer to a friend. We were both completely unsatisfied with the way Griffin Law Firm handled our case. One case I had took place in October of 2013 and I had another case September 2014. I just received an answer for my first case a couple of days ago where they told me they were dropping my case. Which is funny because consistently I asked for information about my first case and kept being side tracked about my 2nd case. They alway avoided giving me any answers about my first case. I recently found out why. When I received the offer for my second case it was significantly low, even according to another Lawyer I consulted with. I told the rep that I need to think about it and consult to see if it was even worth it. Before I can call them back, a couple of days later I was told that they are dropping both my cases, due to the damage on the car not being enough. Though I sustained a serious injury in neck. They told me that because I did not want to settle on the second case they lawyer does not want to go to court. Mind you I never told them I did not want to settle, I simply told them to give a couple of days to consult because I was out of town. It's funny how things happen because I see now that they always planned on dropping my first case which is why they never discussed it with, only once. Bottom line the fact that they were being very underhanded and sneaky is a big red flag they they are untrustworthy. I want this post to warn those that are considering working with this "Law Firm" to seek assistance somewhere else and do your research on any Law Firm that you decide to go with, because in the end you might be the one paying for their mistakes.
Posted by Ryan
I hired the Griffin Law Firm for my diminished value claim. I had a car that was in an accident causing a substantial about of damage to my car. I tried to handle the claim on my own and got no where. The insurance company was offering me a very low amount. Then I hired the Griffin Law Firm and they stepped in and made the insurance company pay the full amount that was owed to me. They keep me informed !!! They are considerate and they are very caring law firm. They cared for me and the situation that I was going thru. I would hire the Griffin Law Firm again.
Posted by Art
This is a great law firm and great attorney! I was involved in a auto accident a year ago and the insurance company was difficult to communicate with. I hired Attorney Richard Griffin and his firm of professionals, to handle my case. I was well informed about my case from the beginning. I really felt like they were working for me to get the settlement I deserved. They are good people who are knowledgeable about personal injury and ultimately I got great results. I would recommend Attorney Richard Griffin and his firm to everyone.
Posted by Jennifer
I would definitely recommend this attorney to friends and loved ones! I had excellent service and they were always available to answer my questions. I had complete trust in the firm to get me the settlement I deserved for my auto accident!
Posted by Maria
Attorney Richard Griffin is the only Attorney I know that treated me like family, and not just another file. They explained the process with me step by step, I wasn't left in the dark about my case. Attorney Richard Griffin made sure I got what I deserved. If I ever got involved in another car accident I'll make he will be on my speed dail!. My personal injury case was in good hands,