Posted by anonymous
He promotes himself as a successful and knowledgeable BK attorney, and he may appear knowledgeable, but in no way professional. He is constantly late for meeting or even court, highly disorganized, and does not follow through with his responsibilities. He worked on our BK for almost 7, missed numerous deadlines, missed filing countless documents, and we were threatened with dismissal several times. He will quote you one cost, then bill and bill and bill. He's been known to keep trustee payments, mortgage payments, and overcharge clients. We were billed over $23,000 for our BK, and he's been known to charge clients close to $100K over several years. We finally had to substitute counsel, and Schwartz & Associates took less than 1 year to clean up his mess and get our BK discharges. Sam Schwartz Andy his team have cleaned up a lot of his messes.
Posted by anonymous
Attorney Hawkins impressed me as an extremely knowledgable attorney. He was easy to talk with, had a good grasp of the variables involved in each option we discussed, and was quite personable.
Unfortunately, once I signed the retainer agreement and paid my deposit I had great difficulty in getting him to respond to me by either email or phone call. I sent 3 emails over a 2 week period with no response. I was then out of town for 3 weeks with still no response. Upon my return I made 4 phone calls in 5 days & sent 2 additional emails, without hearing from him. I finally only got a response after threatening to contact the Nevada Bar Assoc. with a complaint.
Only then did I receive a brief email response which did not address the question I had posed regarding my case. He offered no apology or explanation for the previous lack of response, and suggested we set a meeting for the following week. During the 3 months he represented me, I never received a statement of account and although I have requested a refund of my retainer, I fear I'll never see that money again.
I cannot recommend this attorney. He and his entire office were extremely unprofessional and unresponsive.