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Posted by anonymous
I hired this guy to handle my family law case involving a child suport matter a few yrs ago. I only hired him because I had legal insurance thru my work at the time and was very short on cash so hiring him I got a discount. I took him his retainer and he dragged the case out for little over a year without even asking me if thats what I wanted to do in the case. He would tell me to be sure I showed up early for court then most the time he would either be late or right on time for court leaving me sitting there for 45 mins waiting for no reason. Then on the several of these times when we went to court he say he was going to talk to the judge real fast he would come back saying it was postponed but he got somethings worked out and he would agree I'd do things that I wasnt even capable of doing. If you hire this clown you will be very disappointed If I knew how to report him or had the money to sue him for my money back I wouldve done it. I'd try and call him and he would never be in the office Id leave message for him with paralegal and I'd never get a return call from him. I'd have to call and call for about two wks before ever getting him. Id try emailing him that wouldnt work either I finally got to where I'd call him at home about 8pm. He would get mad because I called him at home but figured he is my lawyer and works for me so if he doesnt return my calls at the office then Im calling you at home. I told him from the start I was tight on a budget so if I needed money for anything I needed to know ahead time. Then one day he calls said were going do remediation idk what it was really so I showed up and his thing he said to me was "I hope you have your checkbook because these meetings can get expensive. They judge charges $300 a hour and you and your ex with split the cost. He will expect to be paid today." I didnt have that kinda cash so philip ended up paying for it with firms money then me and my wife had to have a yard sale and sell most everything we owned plus half the kids stuff just to pay the firm back. Had Id know ahead of time we couldve got some money saved up before hand. Then after I paid for all of this the other party decided she didnt want to agree to it and since the remedation judge hadnt filled it yet it wasnt a legal document even tho it was signed by all parties according to philip cade and he wouldnt even try to fight it for me all he wanted to do was do remediation again which i wouldnt agree to. He always wanted to agree with whatever the other party wanted no matter how rediculous it was me and philip have had more then one heated conversation during the time he was my lawyer. If he tells you to meet him some place for a meeting he was always late. One time I waited over a hour in a hallway of his new albany office because the door was locked and he wasnt there. He would never call to say he was running late I usually waited longer in the hallway for him to get there then I spent talking to him because he wouldnt want to listen to much of anything I had to say. Not to mention my wife would try tell him things and he wouldnt even give her the time of day he would cut her off and act like she wasnt even talking. I could go on and on about how poor of a lawyer this guy is If you want to know more feel free to contact me if this site allows you to email its users. FOR ANYONE THINKING OF USING THIS GUY PLEASE PLEASE CONSIDER OTHER LEGAL OPTIONS FIRST!!!