If there was a rating less than one star, he would deserve it.
After hiring Mr. Lear for defending me in a State Bar action I can say it was the worst legal experience I have witnessed in 30 years of legal practice. I found Mr. Lear non-responsive to emails. He generally responded with as few words possible and did not communicate what his legal opinion was, or give advice. He did not know my case, even to the day of trial. He actually asked me to write part of an opening brief. And when I told him I had hired him for that, he wrote a brief that was not accurate. Finally, we went to trial and he was woefully unprepared. Result, we lost.