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Omel Andres Nieves

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Business Attorney at Pasadena, CA

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  • Licensed for 35 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1988
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Hunt, Ortmann, Blasco, Palffy & Rossell, Inc. A Professional Law Corporation
301 North Lake Avenue, 7th Floor
Pasadena, CA, 91101-5118
Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah
301 N Lake Ave Fl 7
Pasadena, CA, 91101-5118
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Posted by Bobby | June 7, 2018
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Overbilled and committed legal malpractice!! I would give less than 1 star if I could
In 2014, Nieves' firm, Hunt Ortmann, agreed to represent me in a $112,500 case. Nieves, a partner in the firm, oversaw and guided the two attorneys who worked on my case. Somehow, 4 years later, Hunt Ortmann had billed me roughly $350,000 while recovering less than $10,000. Nieves and his firm handed my case to a brand new attorney (new attorney admitted to CA State Bar the day after I signed my retainer agreement with Hunt Ortmann). Other attorneys have reviewed my bills from Hunt Ortmann and concluded that the new attorney egregiously overbilled me because it seemed I was paying for his on the job training. Nieves' firm mislead me about recoverable attorney fees while pursuing a defendant for 16 months and obtaining zero dollars. Nieves' firm obtained a default judgment only to have the judgment vacated because the firm "STRATEGICALLY DECIDED NOT TO SERVE A FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT ON A MAJORITY OF THE DEFENDANTS". Yes, Nieves' firm, Hunt Ortmann, intentionally failed to serve a first amended complaint. Hunt Ortmann also intentionally mislead the court by asking for that default judgment ON THE COMPLAINT instead of informing the court that a valid and operative first amended complaint existed. Hunt Ortmann made numerous mistakes on my still unresolved case, charged me to try and correct those mistakes, and abruptly threatened to withdraw from my case at the worst possible time. Each of their mistakes are a matter of public record now. The judge informed Nieves' co-workers in person that they should have served a First Amended complaint (common sense), and that they should have asked for a judgment on the amended complaint, not the original complaint. I would not recommend this attorney or this law firm to anyone!
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  • University of California at Davis School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • California State University at Fresno
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983


  • State Bar of California
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  • American Bar Association
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  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
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  • Hispanic National Bar Association
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  • Spanish

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Omel Andres Nieves
Business Attorney
Pasadena, CA
Licensed for 35 years