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Posted by Randy
I am very upset with Mr. Madden. I paid him and his partner Heidi a $5,000.00 retainer and within a month, before we even went to court on a standard modification of custody, he asked for more money. Knowing that litigation is expensive, I complied. Then things fell apart. He was non-responsive and did not follow up on the plan we had laid out. After that he made an excuse that he could no longer represent me because his firm was merging with a retiring attorney whom represented my EX!!!
I asked for a full refund and was told that the work was already done, and another attorney could pick it up from there. I could find no such attorney and have now learned that his firm never merged with the retiring attorney. I dont know what happened here, but its just not right. Suffice to say, I could find no attorney who would touch my file. I have tried to contact Jim, but he doesnt call me back. Be careful when you hire an attorney, whomever it is. Lastly, I noticed his address on this site isnt even where he really works, check out his state bar page and you will see they dont match.
Posted by Alicia Cole
I hired Mr. Madden last minute after being granted a temporary restraining order against the mother of my Fiance's son. I needed help moving forward with the permanent order and was desperate. This case was complicated, yucky and extensive. I had only a short time to meet with Mr. Madden and he caught on quickly to the severity.
After filing for my Temporary order without representation and making many rookie mistakes, Mr.Madden was able to clean them up. He sifted through all the complicated evidence and was able to provide a clear account of my suffering.
Just yesterday we went to trial and I was granted a permanent restringing order. I now feel safe for the first time in 3 years. As all cases are important to those involved, this was particularity sensitive for my family. My Fiance being a Physician, myself a Teacher and Business Owner with a blended family, life is already stressful enough. Being harassed for the pure fact of wanting to live our lives together was daunting to say the least.
Mr. Madden winning our case means I will be safe at my work places, safe to parent my soon to be step son and safe to move forward with our wedding without the fear of the unknown. Mr.Madden's professionalism and his caring nature has changed our lives, I feel extremely confident in recommending him and will be hiring him again this week to push forward with my Fiance's portion of our case.
Posted by anonymous
A few years back I hired James for a complicated custody case. His paralegal made it seem like I had nothing to worry about and it turned out later about 90% of the info she gave me was wrong. James up and left to some other law firm after doing NOTHING on my case. Literally nothing. They never even filed a single paper with the court. He made up some story about a big lawyer retiring and making some super lawyer team up in his place. Total BS. But to keep his representation, I would have to pay an entire new retainer. They sent me a bill for some BS charges so they wouldn't have to pay me back and that was the end of it. I'm still considering complaining to the BAR.
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