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|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Business Law and Real Property Law||Member||N/A|
|Orange County Bankruptcy Forum||Member||N/A|
|Pepperdine University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|University of Southern California||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1983|
Posted by Robin
Kelly handled my BK in 2009. He went above and beyond to help me. He came highly recommended by my accountant at the time. I've never had a lawyer as accessible, professional, and credible. Perhaps he went through some hard times. I can only judge by how my BK went and how I was treated, and he was far superior to any other lawyers I had had contact with over the years.
Posted by anonymous
Never finished BK and lost my house! Paid him monthly when I could of been paying for my home had I negotiated with the bank myself.
Posted by anonymous
He advised me to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and told me that by doing so, I would protect my homestead exemption and allow to sell my home so I could try and get off disability and start a new life for myself and my two (2) minor daughters again.
Needless to say, I lost my home, lost my equity I received in selling my home of over twenty (20) year's because this man had no clue as to what he was doing and didn't know anything about the bankruptcy case law that took everything I owned, which was the equity in my home. I had to hire a new attorney and found out that Kelly Johnson had withheld information from me that I had to turn over my proceeds I had remaining even though he told me we had an appeal regarding the case law he had no knowledge about. While he handled my case, he borrowed money from my equity proceeds on three (3) separate occasions (totaling $22,500.00) with no intention of ever repaying the monies. The only reason I loaned him money, was because a good friend of mine had referred me to him, and I trusted my friends judgment. Kelly Johnson lied to me and told me the proceeds from my home were mine until the end. He lied and told me we had an appeal filed regarding the case law he knew nothing about. I later found out Mr. Johnson missed the Federal Court deadline of fourteen (14) days to file an appeal, which he said nothing about.
He also directly lied to me and said I didn't need to attend and/or didn't inform me of more than a dozen hearings in front of a bankruptcy trustee. The court Trustee states the meeting of creditors was continued seventeen (17) times. He told me to take care of my health and not to worry he would take care of everything. This was suggested because I had a heart attack over the stress he induced by his negligence, selfish and criminal behavior and losing everything.
When I found out that the money he "borrowed" from me was unethical, and per several attorney's, grounds for disbarment and a malpractice lawsuit. He reluctantly paid me back, which I ultimately had to give to the court Trustee's counsel a couple days later. I had to give those monies and any remaining monies I had to the Court. This left me completely destitute and relying on disability benefits for myself and my two minor daughters, which is a joke if anyone knows what these benefits are. They are not enough to support ones self nor added children.
At one of the hearings after I had to turn over all proceed remaining from the sale of my home, the Judge was so disgusted with Mr. Johnson's actions... Mr. Johnson was sanctioned $15,000.00 and referred for disciplinary procedures immediately in L.A at Roybal Federal Court. He's been able to continue this matter several times. A delay tactic he's too familiar with...
This individual in my opinion, is a very dangerous person and a danger to the public's safety and welfare of any individual who seeks professional assistance or guidance from him. I've been left penniless and destitute with no future in sight. My life and the life of my two minor daughter's are forever ruined. I cannot support myself and my daughter's on what I receive in benefits from disability. With the stress induced heart attack I had, my medical bills have gone up even further and the damage to my heart is irreversible with a very problematic future prognosis.
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