|MO||Good Standing, Active||1992||07/01/2017|
|Founder & President||The Kiernan Law Firm||2004 - Present|
|Financial Advisor||Merrill Lynch & Co.||2011 - 2012|
|General Counsel||The Kiernan Group||2009 - 2014|
|Section Chief-White Collar Crimes Unit||St. Louis City Circuit Attorney's Office||2001 - 2004|
|Associate||Green Schaaf & Jacobson||1999 - 2001|
|Assistant Circuit Attorney||St. Louis City Circuit Attorney's Office||1994 - 1999|
|Associate||Latourette, Schlueter, Ebling & Byrne||1992 - 1994|
|Summer Associate||Drake & Rogosheske||1991 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Missouri Bar||N/A||1992 - Present|
|University of Notre Dame||Political Science||N/A||N/A|
|Washington University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
Posted by Fredrick
Paid $300 for him to help with traffic offensives in 2009. Lawyer did not show up to court and promised to refund me my money I paid. Over the next 3 years I tired to get ahold of him, even go back to his office, which was no longer there. In one email I received from him he stated-
"I apologize that this matter fell through the cracks. I closed my law practice down in January of 2010 and spent all of 2010 winding down my remaining caseload. Unfortunately, this meant that the larger cases got resolved before a smaller traffic case like yours. In addition, if one of your tickets was successfully resolved, then your case file could have been marked "completed" rather than having a notation that a $300 refund was owed. However, if we promised you a refund, I want to honor that promise. Please forward your latest address as any law files I had are in storage. Thank you."
After following his directions and responding promptly to any emails I was actually able to receive from him, I never received my refund. I have never been burned by someone who was suppose to be professional and trustworthy. Throwing away $300 is no laughing matter. I couldn't even take him to small claims due to not having more information then his name (so I was told) since he shut his office down (circa 2009). Avoid him if he is still in practice.
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