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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2011||05/16/2017|
|Principal Attorney||Hammerstone Law LLC||2011 - Present|
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|American Institute of Certified Public Accountants||Certified Public Accountant||1996 - Present|
|Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology||Law||Juris Doctor||2010|
|University of Central Florida||Finance||Masters of Business Administration||1996|
|University of Central Florida||Accounting||Bachelors of Science||1995|
Posted by anonymous
I would never recommend him to help anyone he should NOT even be a lawyer. I had hired him because he gave me some hope with my husbands case who was detained since August 15th 2013. As I was in contact with him I realized he was no help at all and I was gathering all the information I needed myself. He never responds all he does is ask for money and is lazy and does not do ANYTHING!! My husbands case prolonged for months cancellations of court and because of government shutdown this lawyer had no idea of what was going on with any court dates or any cancellations. Never informed me of when they were canceled any information I needed I figured out on my own. All this time would pass and never once did I meet him or he never contacted my husband never even made an effort to make a call to him. I scheduled to meet with him he did not want to but, I insisted the office is located in a facility within other offices like they stage the place or something. Also after so many court dates being canceled I finally get a hold of the front desk where court is held and the nice lady gives me the new date and time for court which the lawyer did not even know about. So we wait for court after months of waiting and the so called lawyer decides to leave the country unbelieveable!! He charged me 2 different times and for what?? I did everything myself you might ask why did I keep him as a lawyer but, I had no choice when I tried to switch lawyers it was to late and he knew it!! My husbands case came to a point to where he was either going to be able to stay in the United States or be deported and I contacted him many times to make sure he had everything ready for the court date ready. The day of court date came March of 2014 and he had nothing prepared he had no idea what to do it was awful I am so disgusted with his work HE DOES NOTHING!!! I would like all my money back since nothing was done.
Posted by anonymous
He is by far the worst lawyer I have ever encountered. He will constantly lie to you and try to squeeze as much money as possible without doing anything to benefit you. He will act very confident until the day of the trial. He kept asking me for more and more money in order to continue "working on my case" but he wont actually be doing anything. He told me he needed an extra 900$ for his time and research but the day of the trial he started asking me all the details he knew absolutely NOTHING about my case. He acts like a big shot but wears the same suit all the time and drives a 1998 honda accord. After losing my case he wont even respond to me for necessary paper work I need from him. He is not only a horrible lawyer but also a bad person. Also beware not to compensate him via bank deposit. He makes you deposit money into some random persons account so there is no trace of payment.
Posted by stenroy
Mr. Raheel Shahzad was hired to represent me in immigration matters by Mr.Sohail Quddussi after Sohail was paid $3,500 as my attorney to represent me in deportation matters.I did not know that Mr Sohail was not an attorney until I made a report to tha ARDC.Neither Mr. Sohail or Mr. Raheel Shahzad represent me before the Justice department after the paper work was faxed to the number they gave me from Mc.Henry County jail, after the money was paid their phone numbers went dead for two weeks then i called again the person who answered the phone said he is Raheel Shahzad and he is representing me as my attorney (never met either one of these guys) they were given to me by my brother who lives in New Jersey that they have contacts in the system and i fell for it after living here for 24 years I am afraid to return to Jamaica. Mr. Shahzad was sent some documents from my previous attorney dated 2006 and told me he could get me a bond for $30.000 do i have the money he is the best in the business , I told him I ca'not get a bond I am at the mercy of the attorney general just go in to the justice department with my documents what i have been doing for the past 24 yrs.neither one of these attorneys went to the justice department.They state they never heard that I have an attorney .Sohail sent my fiancee a receipt for the money that was deposited in TCF bank to Sohail Quddussi 12/20/2012 so until this day they took my money and i just talk to then over the phone for about two hours.I turned to the ARDC in Chicago for help but it seem i did not represent myself satisfactorily so they told me to go through arbitration or small claims court. He told the ARDC that I am a fugitive from Immigration which I was (living here all these years undocumented) and I have a child that i do not take care of (I have receipts that i have been paying child support for my son for many years) This law firm took my money and did not represent me ) I have e-mails that he sent to my fiancee that he was in front of the judge arguing for my bond (lied)I had no court date .I filed a law suite against Mr.Raheel Shahzad in the courts of Cook County and the Sherriff went on two occasions and the office is a virtual at sixty $ each plus court cost I have no money to go back to my country if these attorneys are honest they would give me my money back Raheel told the ARDC if they say give it back he would.I am hoping someone reads this and can influence these attorneys to give me my money back or help serve the summon on Mr. Raheel Shahzad to come to court to answer to my grouse and give money money back I would be grateful I need that money to help with my reintegration to my country.Twice the sheriffs went to serve their office is virtual but when the ARDC send them a letter they responded .This is the most blatant disregard I have seen that a Law Firm done to a client the thought i would i would be deported. I need to argue this case in front of the judge. Please when they got the money and I called the # the answer in different names I have the names ,I have never met these attorneys my brother who lives in New Jersey gave them to me and now he don't want to return my calls knowing I am out of immigration jail and out of $3.500, listen to me someone.Thanks.
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