|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2014||02/11/2017|
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2000||01/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer - Consumer Advocacy||Law & Politics Magazine||2016|
|Super Lawyer - Consumer Advocacy||Law & Politics Magazine||2015|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Super Lawyer - Consumer Advocacy||Law & Politics Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyer - Consumer Advocacy||Law & Politics Magazine||2013|
|Super Lawyer - Banking Law||Law & Politics Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer - Banking Law||Law & Politics Magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyer - Construction Litigation||Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|William F. Blews Pro Bono Services Award||Stetson University College of Law||1999|
|Honors Convocation for Superior Academic Achievement Award||University of South Florida||1995|
|Dean's List||University of South Florida||1995|
|Principal||Alliance Law Firm||2016 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Norton Museum of Art||Acquisition Council Member||2015 - Present|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of South Florida||Political Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1995|
Posted by Paul
Mr. Berges was referred to me by a family member. I was facing default and possible lawsuits. I knew from the initial consultation and conversation that we had, he was not a typical lawyer. It was very clear that he genuinely cared about me and my situation and once I made the decision to move forward, I felt confident that I was going to be ok. Sure enough, all the crazy and annoying collection phone calls and letters immediately stopped. Within a few months, I would say 80% of my issues were already taken care of and there are only a few small things that are still being finalized. I am going to refer everyone that I know that can benefit from his help. I cannot thank Otto and his team enough! What a great way to start the new year!
Posted by anonymous
About 10 months ago, Legal Guardian Center took over my account from a company that went out of business( a debt settlement organization specializing in settling credit card debt at a reduced amount). This company gave me excellent service and communicated with me very well in a professional & courteous manner. When LGC took over the account, I was under the impression that they also were a debt settlement company. It was only recently that I learned that they are a debt dismissal company instead, headed by Otto Berges. I still do not understand how debts are dismissed & have never received any legal advice from Mr. Berges. In fact , I have never received anything by mail until recently which was advice on paying taxes on forgiven debt (which my CPA is handling for me anyway.) I am also suspicious due to several complaints from the BBB against LGC plus the fact that LGC is not a member of the BBB. LGC does not guarantee anything. What are they doing for me ? Why have I received no legal advice? Am I paying them for nothing? I am a senior citizen with extreme financial stress & very concerned about the high payments to LGC. I am trying to do what is right but have little confidence in your services. Now is your opportunity to reassure me of something positive & prove to me that you are working in my best interests.
Posted by Bruce
I told Otto I would give him a good review if he gave me good results, I am very pleased with the whole experience. The talks with the insurance company were much shorter than I ever imagined. I am very pleased with the results.
Hugo Alvarez, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Otto does an excellent job for his clients especially considering that his clients are often in need of an attorney to help navigate them through some difficult situations that some other attorneys may not be capable of handling.