Posted by Tom
My case involved child custody.
Our first court visit, he completely misstated the facts of the case to the judge. (Without my being present.) Valuable court time was spent correcting the Judge misconceptions about my situation.
He missed court--an appearance I attended--and failed to find someone to fill in. (So I had to.) I met him later in a Starbucks. He still had the gall to bill me for the half an hour or so we spent discussing the case.
He is gabby about nonsense when it leads to billable hours.
He was ignorant of the relatively recent changes to Illinois child support laws. This was especially galling in my situation because I had significant student loans that affected the amount of support I owed. The fact that I had to cite the specific section of the ILCS to him to get him to see this was frustrating. (Note, this conversation, he billed me for. If we weren't so close to the finish line I'd have moved on...)