4.5 stars 14 totalReview Matthew Lewis
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We met with whom I believe to have been the attorney's paralegal or assistant who while kind did not follow through. Copies were taken of all of our documentation and we were advised that the attorney would review and contact us later that afternoon. We waited 72 hours before recontacting the office to allow for unforeseen business. When we called we were advised they would check to see if the attorney had reviewed the files yet and placed on hold. When the assistant returned to the phone she advised that the attorney was making an attempt to have a review of the case overseen by a particular physician but if that could not be secured then they would not be able to assist us. I find it difficult to believe there was only one and only one capable of assisting on the case. Regardless this was over 3 weeks ago and neither the attorney nor his office have been heard from again. Obviously our case required too much work for too little money to be bothered with. I would have had more respect for the law firm if they just would have been honest and indicated either that there really was no case to pursue or that their present caseload would not permit them to handle ours. This plus perhaps with a professional referral would have supported all the hype about this attorney and his office.
Posted by KC
I am a current client on a work comp case. I have been trying over weeks to get in touch with mr. Lewis or his secretary Susan, left so many messages. No one called me back. I guess they have so many clients that they don't care anymore. I am so frustrated and in search of a new Attorney
Posted by Tammi
First,I just want to say, call Matt right now. He has an unbelievable wealth of knowledge and is always calm, cool and collective. Matt knows exactly what he is doing and usually the other side as well. The entire Work comp process is extremely confusing and can get very messy rather quickly, Matt handles it all in stride. I actually felt bad for needing a lawyer but when you become injured, YOUR work and THEIR insurance carrier no longer cares about you or your recovery. NOTHING matters except saving their money. Period!! Matt fights for YOU and this is obviously a passion for Mr. Lewis. His work and expansive knowledge of the work comp system and laws reflect that. Matt always kept me up to date and responded to my many, many emails promptly. He fought very hard for me and was always professional and courteous.
Posted by Sharon
Initially I went to Bailey & Galyen for Worker's Comp since I didn't know where to go and they seemed reputable from an online ad. They were supposed to do a Skype interview with the location in Arlington where it was done. They had difficulties so we did a conference call. Assistant for Kim (lawyer) spoke with us. He was very polite and acted like they could help me get my back surgery approved from incident at work back in February. They said they would contact me immediately about a doctor I could see who would take care of me and never did, only calls from several medication companies asking for me to use them which is not what I needed. I called them and receptionist in Arlington was very rude when I called and kept interrupting me and not letting explain what I needed. The person we initially spoke with never spoke with us again and Jose who was supposed to be helping me acted like I was annoying him when he finally answered the phone and said I needed to give him time and he only had the case a couple weeks ago and gave me no info at all. I told him I just wanted to update him and let him know the latest info but he just kept repeating he needed time. I called a week or two later again and again receptionist was very rude and was told he would call back and never did for a week. I called again another week later and they finally got another person to speak with me and he was polite and answered a basic question but still no return call or info on my case. Same again a week later and they said Jose wasn't there but somehow he arrived after waiting to speak with any other person and he said he had no info from my doctor. I called my doctor and asked them to call because they said they had no info. My doctor office called me back saying they told him they had already received everything they needed. My husband heard a commercial on sports radio about an attorney, so I desperately called them. They said they no longer handled Worker's Comp cases but referred me to a previous competitor who they said a lawyer would actually sit down and listen to me. I went to my appt a few weeks later to see Matt Lewis in Richardson TX from Fort Worth and it was definitely worth the drive! He was very nice and understanding and actually cares about people and understood what I was going through and told me immediately what Worker's Comp was doing to keep me from getting my surgery approved. So I'll be leaving another review for him as well since he has already contacted me a couple days later regarding a new doctor for my case and knew exactly who I was! So Matt Lewis Gets 5 stars and Bailey & Galyen 2.
Posted by Marissa
Without Mr. Lewis I would have gotten lost in the Workers Comp system. He was able to overturn a false MMI date, get my physical therapy and medication approved following surgery, and negotiate a settlement for lost wages. None of which I could've done on my own. He not only helped me get the money they owed me, he helped me get the health care I needed. I only wish I had discovered him earlier in my case because he helped me more in six months than anyone had helped me in four years. If you're looking for someone who you can trust, I definitely recommend Mr. Lewis.
Posted by Mark
If you're reading this, it means your questioning if you should get an attorney or not.(just like I did and everybody does) First,I just want to say, call Matt right now. He has an unbelievable wealth of knowledge and knows what he's doing. Work comp, the laws, guidelines etc.. it's all very complex to the average person.
Once your injured, YOUR work and Your insurance carrier no longer cares as much about you or your recovery, ALL they care about is saving money. Period!!
I'm just going to make a list of things that make Matt the best person to call.
- 99% of the time I got a personal call from Matt himself keeping me up to date.
- Matt never promised me the world, just fought very hard for me.
- Very courteous
- VERY professional
- Very prompt
- VERY knowledgable
** if your fortunate to have Matt take your case the chances of a favorable outcome, just greatly improved.
Work comp and it's process is a nightmare.
Posted by Ashley
Matt and his fellow co-workers at his firm are very down to earth people. Matt was my attorney for over a year. It can be said that Matt is one of a kind. When I think of an Attorney greedy, liar, misleading and so on comes to mind. I actually had a horrible experience with another attorney prior to finding Matt. Working with Matt has really change my perspective on that. He took my case even though he knew it was already a "messy" case becasue of the previous attorny made a mess. He still said he would help me He is the type of persone that genuinely cares about his clients. He makes sure you get the help you need. He goes over and beyond to get the job that needs to be done the right way. Even when the situation gets sticky he always stayed calm. He knew what he was doing and how to do it. I can honestly say that with out his help, I would not be where I have gotten to today. Words can not express enough how thankful I am for all that was done for me. This happend beacse Matt Lewis did not give up on me when most would. He Is someone I would reccoment to friends and family and use again.
Posted by Jimena
His exemplary service, professionalism and goodness of heart are very much appreciated.
The case he helped me with was not a case of significant monetary gain. It was more a case of principles, of doing the right thing and of following the law. However, in spite of that and to my amazement, Mr. Lewis offered to take the case not for a small fee or to be paid later on, but for free! That in itself is amazing and unheard of these days. There was time involved reviewing the documents, attending two hearings and preparing the case. For any lawyer that time is not insignificant. This kind and generous gesture of him reflects the kind of person he is and for that he deserves all my admiration and gratitude.
Once the case against the insurance carrier was decided in my favor as expected and I received a small amount of money, I felt it was my moral duty to offer that sum to him for his exemplary services. To my continuing admiration, instead, he refused to take the sum simply because he had already offered to take the case for free, so he kept his word.
What an honor and a blessing it has been for me to have Mr. Lewis represent me. It is a pleasure to recommend his services to anyone needing the kind of help he is highly qualified to provide.
Posted by Brenda
Matthew has been my lawyer for over two years now and is a wonderful person outside his profession as well as on the inside of his profession. He is extremely gifted and talented in the knowledge of workers comp. If anybody can get you through it, he can. One thing i can truly say about this man is that he really cares about his clients. I have had two ombudsman and i told them up front i did not trust them. I sent an online email and Mr. Lewis was the attorney who responded to it. I always tell him how much he is appreciated and how much i love him as a person of integrity and character. God knew i needed the best and he sent him to me via my email. He is very patient and and knows how to do his job without being vicious although i am quite certain he can be if the need arises. So i say hats off to Mr. Lewis. There were a few times i have used him as a lashing post then had to tell him i am sorry, and he always told me he understands the mental frustrations we go through. I am very proud to say that my lawyer is Mr. Matthew B Lewis.
Posted by Jordan
I got hurt on the job, and my boss had employees write statements against me, even lies, and it didn’t look good at all. Mr. Lewis took all the evidence they had against me, and totally made it clear that the facts at hand were if I got hurt or not, and I did on the paperwork it showed I got hurt and even though they had several witnesses lying on me and attorneys to fight me, Mr. Lewis single handedly beat them all. His litigation skills are excellent. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, it was like a movie.