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Posted by anonymous
Worst possible choice for a lawyer. I suffered a medical injury and became disabled. Unable to pay my mounting bills, I went to this man to help me file bankruptcy. He reassured me that if I completed the paperwork that he gave me it would cost me the $1200 retainer fee and be done in three months. It has now been 7 months and I have no idea when this will be concluded. He failed to provide the court with the correct paperwork (Declaration of Electronic Filing) and then billed me for his staff contacting me and the emails to get the signature to him again. Every time you email the office and get a response there is a charge for the secretary to write the email and then billed again for him to review it - REALLY!? If you call to see what the hold up is - you get billed for that. He also failed to let me know that I could include him in my bankruptcy filing and now owe him another $1200 (a total of $2400)! I got a notice from the lender about my car loan. I was told by the secretary (who by the way was very nice) that they'd "take care of it" but failed to tell me that I would be billed for each and every minute and it was something that I could have handled on my own. I wasn't informed or given that option. When I got my first bill I contacted the office with my concern and was told "not to worry about it because I was a good client." Yes, I did sign the agreement and am now sincerely regretting it. I had an appointment with him on that day and was rushed out of the office because he agreed at the last minute to represent another attorney's client and had to leave to make the trip out of town. I didn't want to delay him, so I just signed the forms without fully reading them (I was also in pain and very uncomfortable sitting there). I should have taken the time to go through the paperwork more carefully. But I believed what he said and trusted him to keep his word. I have now found out that my trust was misplaced. If you are filing bankruptcy, go somewhere else, read ALL the forms no matter what pressure you are under (ask up front if you will be billed for every minute you spend reading the forms, if yes take them with you and them bring them back) and MAKE SURE that you understand the timeline.
Posted by anonymous
I had the misfortune of calling this man my lawyer. After the immediate consultation, I was unable to reach him. I left countless messages, sent faxes, and heard nothing until months later when he told me it wasn't worth his time to pursue the civil matter. He completely wasted my time. I was far less than pleased.
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