4.5 stars 10 totalReview Sean Foldenauer
Posted by anonymous
I do not recommend attorney Sean foldenauer.
I have negative experience in many aspects of Sean's professional Legal Services and fees charged, which were not appreciated. I clearly feel that Sean took advantage of my vulnerable situation to say the least.
In my opinion, Sean failed in several aspects, some of which were recognized by the fee arbitration on December 2016 (conducted by the ‘San Diego Bar Association’), and resulted with me being awarded of 13% of Sean’s total charges.
I will only point out a couple of Sean’s failures:
1. Sean failed to follow his Attorney-Client fee contract
a. I have retained the services of attorney Sean Foldenauer on 2-27-2015. While doing so, I have been very clear with Sean in regards to my negative experience in surprises in legal fees and do not want it to happen again. Sean assured me that it would not, and specifically added to our agreement the following: ‘ATTORNEY will get pre-approval from CLIENT of work to be performed on the case, and will provide a budget to client for approval before undertaking work.’
b. Sean failed to provide a budget for approval. The few times I have received an estimated amount or time required to complete a task - I addressed it immediately.
c. The Attorney-Client fee agreement is clear in regards to providing control limits. This agreement never intended to be an ‘open check’ to Sean to do whatever, and with unlimited budget. These control limits are very important for a private client that does not live the litigation world, allowing him to make critical decisions, readjusting his strategy, redirecting his attorney’s hours, and to obviously avoid any potential surprises.
2. Missing payment for 18 months from Sean’s invoices.
a. Sean’s invoices did not include a payment I made for the second invoice, even-though the payment was cleared by Sean at the time.
b. I find it concerning that Sean discovered the ‘accounting error’ only 18 months later, despite the fact that I was screaming it out loud and later was forced to file a subpoena through the fee arbitration, in order to get Sean’s records and prove him wrong.
Sean failed in several ways which in my opinion critically caused the time frame to stretch but mainly it affected my ability to make critical decisions. Eventually, it resulted with Sean over charging me a totally ridiculous amount for the services provided, regardless the quality of the services.
Posted by Julie
After a bad experience with a local, San Diego law firm, we literally interviewed 25 other law firms/attorneys as we were scared to repeat the same mistake we made the first time. Met with Dan and Sean Foldenauer, they were the only law firm out of all 25 that pointed out the legal mistakes made by our former law firm, and the overall weakness in our case that needed to be addressed. This was during a "free consult". I was blown away as no other attorney would hand that over, and the other firms were vanilla with what their approach would be on our case.
What was even more disturbing we found out during out initial interview of Foldenauer Law was our company wasn't represented as I was sued personally as well as my business. The prior firm failed to respond on representation for my company. No other lawyer/firm told us this!
The lawsuits we were involved with, were emotionally charged for us, and very scary. What was comforting was that Dan and Sean always took my calls, always called back with updates. They worked really hard to turn around the former mistakes made by the other firm, and put together a strong strategy moving forward. They never missed a deadline and always were on top of everything!
This has to be the only firm I've worked with that truly is into law as a love of practicing law, vs. charging gigantic retainers, etc. They are real people, who I highly regard and can call my "friends" as they kept their cool and helped hold me up during one of the most difficult points in my life. For that, I am eternally grateful and not only recommend them, but you would be doing a disservice to yourself to not have them as your legal team. Even the numerous external people, such as court reporters, told me in private, they are the best legal team in San Diego! That says a tremendous amount!
Thank you Foldenauer Law (Dan, Sean & Tyler) for all the work you did!
Posted by Tom Metroyanis
I was introduced to Sean Foldenauer about 10 years ago and when I needed an attorney for my company issues, I retained Sean. It was the best thing I ever did to protect me and my company.
Since I've known Sean, I have been confident knowing that if any legal issues would arise, there was no need to be stressed and worried. It has also been a comfort knowing that at anytime, I could give him a call for his advise before making the wrong decision .
Sean isn't the typical attorney who takes notes, tells you how good he is and what he would do... only to forget the details later on... Sean listens to you, takes your information and utilizes it to give you the best defense needed.
He has also been there for me for personal legal issues and has always done an excellent job protecting my interest.
If you are looking for an honest, hard working professional attorney with great results, Sean Foldenauer is that attorney.
Thank you Sean and your associates too.
Posted by Michael
Thank you Sean and Tyler for doing such an outstanding job on my car accident case.
From when I first called, till the time of the settlement...Tyler and Sean were very communicative...explaining just what to expect along the way and helping me to get the best in medical care for my injuries.
In addition, they did an amazing job working with the other insurance company and I got a settlement in my case much faster than I thought possible. Further, my portion of the settlement was more than fair.
I know I could not have done this on my own. One, I was too hurt to try and work out for myself. And two, their knowledge and experience were invaluable; it really came out in the ways they conducted the process and then reached such a quick and fair settlement.
So again, if you would like to be represented by a group that is smart, courteous, communicative and helpful...then I would give my highest recommendation to making use of the Foldenauer Law Group.
I would not hesitate to make use of their services again...though would much prefer that it did not require me being in another auto accident.
Posted by Lauren
I began working with Mr. Foldenauer and his associates about seven months ago. I immediately felt comfortable in Sean's presence and confidence in his practice. He is extremely dedicated to his clients and knowledgeable in his area of expertise. I am very satisfied with the outcome of my case and I feel grateful for the time Sean and his staff invested on my behalf. Sean consistently gave me options and had me make all pivotal decisions on my case. He was always available to consult with me throughout the entire process. I would absolutely recommend Sean to anyone seeking assistance on civil matters.
Posted by Cali
I found out about this law firm because they handled some cases for friends. They are known for being tough and getting results. My case was for a car accident. Sean Foldenauer and Tyler Campbell got me a great settlement without having to go to court. They are extremely detail oriented. They will spend a lot of time getting bills, records, pictures and everything together and organized. Then they make a demand package for the insurance co. and negotiate until they have a top offer. The thing is that if the insurance co. is not being fair in negotiating a settlement, these attorneys will not hesitate to file a lawsuit and take the case to a jury trial. I also noticed that they were very good at explaining the entire process and keeping me in the loop. I highly recommend these attorneys to anyone in need of legal services!
Posted by Michael
Mr. Foldenauer and his staff were very good with my case. They were well prepared, very educated on the case at hand, kept me very informed, and best of all, we had a very good result at the end so i would highly recommend Foldenauer law group to any body that wants extremely satisfying results.
Posted by C.S.
The Foldenauer Law Group helped me through a difficult situation where someone was threatening to sue me. Sean and his team got out in front of the situation right away and immediately started negotiating with the other party. Behind the scenes they were working on some of the most innovative tactics I've ever heard of if negotiations failed. Some of the ideas they came up with were mind-blowing. Ultimately, it was resolved in short order thanks to the Foldenauer Law Group's skill but I could not be more impressed with the knowledge and tenacity of Sean and his team. Truly an excellent experience in a difficult time.
Posted by anonymous
Sean Foldenauer has been my attorney for the past 2 years in an ongoing legal battle to recover an unpaid debt. My case started in the criminal courts, where I was the victim of a domestic violence assault and battery incident. The perpetrator ended up doing some jail time and work furlough, however that did not resolve an unpaid loan that he had borrowed from me prior to the attack. Obviously it was terrifying for me to have anything to do with this man ever again, but until the loan was repaid I didn't feel as though justice had fully been served. That's when I hired Mr. Foldenauer to handle the civil lawsuit against him. He came highly recommended by a friend who is a defense attorney. Since establishing the civil lawsuit, Mr. Foldenauer has become my guardian angel, protector, and tireless defender through this ongoing legal process. He has kept me well-informed, feeling safe, confident, and at ease through every step along the way. His passion for justice is his driving force and although the battle is not yet over against the defendant in my case, I have complete confidence that we will achieve full justice in time. I am very grateful for the countless hours that Mr. Foldenauer has spent strategizing on my case, and all of Foldenauer Law Group staff's continued support and assistance as well. Everyone has been very kind and attentive to my needs. I am completely happy with my choice in civil attorneys and I have referred Mr. Foldenauer to a handful of friends already, to handle various civil proceedings.
Posted by Tom Mullen
As Sean's paralegal at Trial (hired exclusively for this case) I was tasked in gathering the evidence and running Trial Director for the jury on behalf of the Defense Team.
As a trial paralegal for the last 20 years, working with some of the best trial attorneys in global New York firms, I would rank Attorney Foldenauer's trial presence amongst the very best case advocates. He has this uncanny knack to connect to the jury, someone that believes vehemently in the total team effort, and someone that believes in working closely with the client to draw the most important facts on behalf of the case in chief. Most importantly, he understands the concept of not "over-trying" his case - simply put, he is a great trial diagnostician. I endorse his professional acumen on any litigation or pre-litigation demand. Rarely have I ever worked a jury trial where there was complete unanimity on 10 different causes of action. That is a tribute to Sean and the trial team as a whole.