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Posted by Mike
Sept 2012 Hired Joe Young after I received a response via Handle on the Law. He talked good and I hired him for $1200.00 up front. He kept sending emails and telling me he was working on the issue but in March of this year, all his phones were busy. I went by his office, the gates were closed and padlock on them. He did not do what he was hired to do and have been unable to contact him.
Posted by Rick
Joe Young took my retainer and never did a thing for my case. Each time I called his office I would get someone with an attitude telling me they were working on it. They are liars and thieves! I lost my entire retainer when I received an email from Joe Young indicating he was closing his law practice. I am livid and looking into every possible legal recourse to get my money back and use Young's law license as toilet paper. I just wish I had done some research before being convinced by Handel on the Law that Young was a straight laced lawyer.
Posted by Shannon
I found Joseph Young's information on Bill Handel's website, assuming since he was an approved attorney, could be trusted and do what he said.
He made promises and assured me he could get me damages for my case for a flat fee of $3,500. I had to use my brother's cc to pay his fee. He tried running the card at midnight and American Express declined the card cause of the time and said it seemed suspicious. That was the first red flag I ignored. It took him and his office three attempts to get his retainer processed on the card and because he claims he was moving into a new office and didn't have his credit card system set up he ran it through his friends business (2nd red flag I ignored).
Each time we would talk on the phone I spent the first 5 minutes reminding him I was a client and what he was or should be working on.
The last time he left me a message was on July 16, 2013 asking me to call him back and let him know what was going on with my case. Excuse me? You are the attorney!!!! I have called twice since then leaving a message with a woman but no return phone call. I have emailed but they come back with an auto response that he no longer uses email or it comes back with a error not received / invalid.
I have contact Bill Handel's office requesting assistance since he was and is still listed on that website as a reputable and trusted attorney.
I've also contact the California State Board and was instructed to first send him a certified letter and if he doesn't respond within 10 days OR it is returned to me, to contact their office to move forward.
I want my $3,500 dollars back. He has done nothing for me. I hope Bill Handel and his staff will do the right thing assist me with this less than professional attorney and take his contact information off their website so he does not get any more referrals.
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