I hired Mr. Brogdon in April of 2014 when I was being served with a paternity suit in Springfield, MO. I had just recently moved to Denver, CO for work and needed someone I could trust and rely upon in Missouri since I couldn't be there myself. He started out helpful and attentive, even acting with a sense of urgency and I was impressed with his work.
Unfortunately, his work rate dropped off precipitously after the initial effort he put in and I spent the next 9 months upset, confused, and desperate for progress or answers. Specifically, I left several messages over the course of a few months and, despite assurances from his paralegal, never once received a phone call in return. The only times I ever received a call from his office was when they wanted to collect on the latest invoice. Each time they called me for payment I would oblige and then ask to speak to him. In response I always told "he will get right back to you." And still he never called me. I wasn't asking for much, just an explanation of the events as they unfolded and what to expect next. I wanted assurances that things were progressing well and none came. Instead, Mr. Brogdon would wait upwards of 4-5 business days before posting something on my personal MyCase account. He would be vague and completely inattentive to my needs or requests.
I ended up having to hire a different lawyer in Colorado for advice and information on options because I could not trust Mr. Brogdon to do so. Then, when I asked about the things my local lawyer told me to address, Mr. Brogdon would either ignore me or respond in a derisive and condescending manner, neither of which provided any concrete solutions, just more frustration and anxiety on my part. Furthermore, I ended up doing all the work to organize paternity tests, teleconferences for mediation, as well as post-mediation negotiations (the plaintiff did not follow the agreed upon mediation agreement and decided to start changing things without my approval), and even had to proofread/reword documents. I say this because, when asked if the Parenting Agreement (which had no less than 15 errors) was up to snuff, Mr. Brogdon answered to the affirmative, which only furthered my distrust in him as a competent attorney.
The case was eventually settled the day prior to the actual trial date which was a relief, but it didn't need to drag on that long. The plaintiff in my case actually repeatedly attacked me for stalling and dragging my feet when it was Mr. Brogdon's actions (or inactions rather) that were causing any and all holdups. It was already a nightmare situation to start, but Mr. Brogdon ensured that it would not get better, only more aggravating.
So, in short, here is what to expect from Mr. Brogdon if you decide to hire him:
1) You will end up doing all the work by yourself.
2) He will not actually review anything on your behalf. You must double check his work.
3) He will never return a phone call and his response time on MyCase will be abysmal.
4) He will never respect you, your opinion, or anything you have to say. To him, you are a nuisance. But, he has no problems collecting his fee a day after the invoice is sent out.
Do not spend a single cent on his legal advice or for him to represent you. That is, of course, if you aren't a masochist. If you are, then he is the exact lawyer you want in your corner.
Good luck and godspeed regardless of your decision.