4408 Spicewood Springs Road
Austin, TX, 78759
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1993||05/15/2018|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Board Certified||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||2014|
|Lead Attorney||Law Offices of Keith T. Lauerman||1993 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Austin Community College||1993 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|College Of The State Bat Of Texas||Member||N/A|
|Travis County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Williamson County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|St.Mary's University School Of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|University of North Texas||MA - Masters||N/A|
|Ball State University||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
Posted by steve
I hired Keith Lauerman to help get a bogus criminal charge dismissed, which Lauerman told me that I wasn’t guilty of. I gave direction to Lauerman to plea “not guilty” and demand a trial, which I was convinced that I would win, since the witness who filed the bogus criminal charge was obviously lying and therefore no evidence against me actually existed.
During multiple hearings, the county prosecutor kept lessening the charge and offering me deals, in exchange for a guilty plea. I was confused when Lauerman actually tried to sell me on these plea deals, when I had previously gave him strict direction to stick with my original plea and request a trial. I became irritated with Lauerman when he continued to try to sell me on repeated plea deals. I felt as if he was refusing to follow my clear direction.
During these multiple hearings, Lauerman replaced his legal assistant who works for him in his office. My main contact with Lauerman to date was thru his prior legal assistant, who gave me updates on my case, and informed me of upcoming hearings. The prior assistant was friendly and cooperative.
However, his new replacement assistant was anything but friendly and cooperative, to the extent that when I called for updates, I was treated rudely and disrespectfully. The assistant treated me as if I was a lower class citizen, I had no tolerance for this unprofessional behavior. I emailed Lauerman to inform him that, as his client, I required better customer service than his new assistant was giving. I then provided examples of specific incidents of uncooperation and attitude.
In an abrupt retaliation, Lauerman sent me a heated and emotional letter, wherein he stated that HE wound not tolerate ME disrespecting his staff (say what?), and Lauerman informed me of his intent to withdraw as my attorney, in the middle of my case.
This was completely unprofessional of Lauerman. Luckily I found replacement council who quickly got the charge dismissed, and the corresponding arrest record properly expunged.
It is my understanding from Avvo that he Lauerman has “disputed” this review. It is not uncommon for attorneys on Avvo to diligently dispute any and all negative reviews, to the extent that they (big surprise) threaten legal action unless the review is removed, citing defamation.
A bullet proof defense against defamation allegations is truthfulness, and this review will stay posted.