Posted by Gregory
I fired him and his partner, Shawn Hillewaert, today after a long drawn-out three-month bad relationship that just got worse. Geman who claimed to have impressive criminal defense experience turned my file over to Shawn who has NO criminal defense experience (check his AVVO practice experience). Geman told me he would make all the court dates and Shawn would only do "legwork". Monday I get to court for pre-trial, and no Nicolas Geman, rather a courtroom full of attorneys whom I had NO idea who Shawn was and had to go around asking. There was a MAJOR problem after the pre-trial as the court had me down for two prior DUI's when there was documented evidence that there was only one prior. He made no effort to correct the situation then. When he finally returned my call 3 days later he told me: "It was probably just a slip of the tongue from the clerk",,,, "I wouldn't worry about it!" Maybe if it was his looking at jail time, he'd worry about it then!? Don't trust your life with these two, or Fisher & Associates Law Firm! Currently being investigated for breach of professional and ethical conduct by Colorado Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Nicolas after reading many reviews and articles online to get good representation. I was looking for a lawyer who would spend time with his clients to be able to represent an accurate narrative to the judge and establish trust with me. I did not receive this as my case played out. I hired Nicolas to represent me for a DUI. He missed my first two court cases, sending someone else from his firm to represent me. I called his office numerous times to find out the progress and details of my case. Mostly, my calls were never returned. I would send emails asking for suggestions and as ways to handle upcoming court appearances only to be passed off to a legal assistant who didn't know any information. The court proceedings were put off for almost two years and when the court gave my sentence Nicolas shook my hand and said it was a pleasure working with me. I handed over more than 10K for below par service. Nicolas was aware of his attendance and lack of attention and addressed it by lowering his bill by $2,000 but the damage he caused still sits sourly with me. I needed to be represented and that's not what he did. He took my money, didn't establish trust and failed to manage the complexities of the litigation. Be careful when hiring this lawyer!
Posted by Puddy
I am currently going through the court process for an incident I am innocent of and have hired Nic as my council. I have dealt with other attorneys in the past and must say it has been very refreshing to have someone on my side who truly cares and gives me the full support, attention, and comfort that you would expect from your attorney. Many others just want to slide you thru the system and move on to the next one. Nic on the other hand is very personable and has a great heart...he is someone who is truly on his clients team. Knowing Nic is on my team has made this unfortunate situation much less stressful.
Posted by Michael
Mr. Geman has a friendly, compassionate personality and an excellent command of criminal law. In my opinion, this combination makes him able to relate to clients and their problems in a very humane way, and these same traits make him a skillful negotiator with prosecutors and an effective attorney for his clients in the courtroom.