|Attorney||Law Office of Richard Sax||1978 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Sonoma County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Better Business Bureau||N/A||N/A|
|Business Network International||N/A||N/A|
|San Pablo Pacific, Inc.||Officer, Director & General Counsel||1997 - 2001|
|Pacific Musical Society||Officer & Director||1996 - 2001|
|Hogue Equipment Company||General Counsel||1985 - 1995|
|Motor Vehicle Accident||Settlement|
|Personal Injury / Contract||Settlement|
|See all legal cases|
|227 Cal.App.4th 299 (foreclosure defense)||James Rufini v. CitiMortgage, Inc.||2014|
|221 Cal.App.4th 242 (guardianship with ICWA issues)||Guardianship of D.W||2013|
|159 Cal. App. 3d 586 (conspiracy)||Manor Investment Co. v. F.W. Woolworth Co||1984|
|Seattle University SOL||N/A||Law||1977|
|Gonzaga Univ||N/A||Political Science||1975|
|Legal Writing Seminars||Speaker / Sonoma County Law Library||N/A|
Posted by anonymous
I was represented by Richard Sax in a trust case where I paid $5k, and the first draft of the proposed motion was so inadequate I requested a new draft which was prepared by his paralegal and equally inadequate just pages longer. It became obvious that I would be required to lead the way in preparation of the motion and also clear why he referred to his paralegal as his right hand since he was hands off. This third draft was acceptable for filing and I told Mr. Sax that if I had to write my own motion then he would have to place me on the payroll!
When the bill came I was dismayed that I was charged for this substandard of work and Mr. Sax said he would review it and get back to me.
Mr. Sax promised me a refund and had allowed paperwork to be prepared and filed without review!
It's my experience that Mr. Sax is lazy.
I said that I would be hiring another attorney however had been advised not to sub out until I had someone in place which I shared my intentions yet he felt the need (it's my opinion) to save face he officially filed for a substitution which was unnecessary.
When I inquired about my refund Mr. Sax informed me that he never intended to honor his statement of a refund!!
Further, Mr. Sax offered to offer some assistance on a separate matter yet failed to perform so it's my guess is he wanted another retainer yet didn't really want to do the work.
I wish I had looked at his yelp reviews first because many of them reflect my own experience where my time and money were wasted.
I've since hired an attorney who specializes in trust cases and I couldn't be happier.
As I interviewed for the replacement the professional consensus was, "Sax is Sax" doing a little of this and a little of that with no recommendations.