I thought I would find that the AVVO review was enough to help and good enough to aid me in finding a good workman's Comp lawyer.
But gush, I was damn wrong. And that's why this review is important for me to write.
I had the most HORRIBLE experience with this attorney "Marcelo Dieguez", I am still in the state of shock for the way I was treated by Marcelo!
I went to his office for consulting and possibly retaining Marcelo for my case. He briefly spoke to me and left me in the room with a pile of documents and forms to sign. I started reading them before signing, as is my RIGHT to make sure I understand everything in the documents that he put in front of me before signing them. Among those documents, I found some contradictory statements in his fee agreement and his duties with what he had promised he will do for me. There was a clause about his commission which he had told me would be %15 but in his fee agreement, it was saying it could go to %33!!! Also, there was another clause saying that he would send a non-lawyer representative to the hearings instead of himself!!! So when he came back to the room I asked him about those clauses and needed some explanation, as anybody else would, but instead of answering my questions, he suddenly throw the documents at me and got up and said, you know what, I don't think that I am the right attorney for you, your case is not worth my time, and while he was leaving the room, he said: no wonder you got fired...This must be the reason for them to fire you!!!
When you have a work issue and you feel your company has let you down as a person, it's time for you to look for professional help, the last thing you need is an attorney that has no respect for his clients.
This man definitely is NOT the kind of attorney you need on your side, he is dishonest, rude, unethical and unprofessional. This guy has no human decency. You should NEVER hire him, even if he works for free!
Response from Marcelo Dieguez September 1, 2020
Dear Anonymous Potential Client,
I am very sorry to see this review. As you know, your description of events is completely inaccurate. I pride myself on working really hard on all cases I am retained on and on providing all my prospective and actual clients with my undivided attention. As a mater of fact we spent about 1.5 hours together at my office. Unfortunately, I could not take your FOUR cases against your last TWO employers and for what you believed to be both civil cases and worker's compensation cases. You hired and fired a lawyer within a week, and I was going to be at least your second lawyer in a short period, and I did not want you to have to go through the same fate with my firm. What is accurate is that I did tell you that I was not the right lawyer for you. As I told you, we takes cases we truly believe in and pour ourselves into such cases. However, we cannot take all cases that are presented to us. I do wish you the best of luck with all your matters and do hope you find the right lawyer/lawyers.