I have not had any dealings with either the Police or the District Attorney's office unless I was the one making the charges thru my business. My wife and I had an unfortunate situation when we had an argument and I made the terrible mistake of calling the Police. I had called the police to calm the situation down. Rule number one, do not call the police unless there are no other alternatives. Within 20 minutes, they had arrested my wife against my wishes and took her away to jail. A sleepless night for both of us and a $3,000 bill to the bail bondsman made it all the worse. We were referred to Adam thru another attorney. From our first meeting we knew that he was the right person to represent us. Why? As we found out, criminal cases take on a life of their own, even when the victim (me) does not want to pursue a prosecution or there is little or no evidence to support the charges, the District Attorney has the ability to proceed with the charges anyway. Benjaman understands the system and has an excellent reputation for defending clients. Luckily for us, he spoke with the DA and was able to have all charges dropped. Regardless of our early and fortunate outcome, any person charged with a crime needs to have a lawyer who understands the complexities of the law, is respected in the local courts and will do what is necessary to defend clients. Benjaman Adams is that attorney.
Posted by Adam Wed Jan 20 2021
I went to Ben Adams at Adams Fietz to form a business entity. Ben seemed like an honest lawyer and well-intended. My goal was to have him form what is called a collective. He asked for a $5000 retainer which I paid him with the understanding that any legal work he did for me would be charged against the $5000. The money you pay a lawyer as a retainer is supposed to go into an escrow account and not comingled with other funds as that money is supposed to cover any legal services the lawyer provides at their billing rate. Ben Adam didn't actually ever form the entity nor register it, but rather produced a 3 page letter that named the entity, a collective. He put this letter into a 3-ring binder with generic information not specific to my organization. I decided not to request additional services from Ben Adams and now he won't refund my unused funds. Ben says that these funds were for on-call services and my time to request these funds back has expired. He refused to return my unused balance despite his legal obligation to do so; unused retainers are legally the property of the client who paid the retainer. On-call lawyers are very rare and are only found with lawyers who are very very well known in our society like Rudy Giuliani. And Giuliani charges an hourly rate. Good honest lawyers conduct monthly reviews of all of their retainers in escrow and refund clients who do not use the law firm's services. Again, the money should be kept in an escrow account as it's not the lawyer's money to keep; it's their client's. Ben Adams does no such thing. He'll keep your retainer despite not doing any work to earn it. Unfortunately, I'm now in the position to have to sue Ben Adams to get my unused retainer back. Buyer beware of Ben Adams
Benjaman Tabiess Adams State license #207281
1510 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
County: Sonoma County
Phone Number: (707) 999-9999
Fax Number: (707) 583-7649
Email: [email protected]
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Douglas Skelton, Criminal defense Attorney on Jun 16, 2015 Relationship: Worked together on matter
Ben is a fantastic lawyer who knows the law and fights for his clients. He is an expert in marijuana law and navigates clients through its complicated regulations with ease. I strongly recommend Ben for all marijuana related criminal cases.
Thomas Quinn, Criminal defense Attorney on Sep 22, 2014 Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer's work. He is tenacious and aggressive in defending his clients.
Patrick Pekin, Criminal defense Attorney on Jul 31, 2014 Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I met Mr. Adams when we were representing co-defendants in a felony false imprisonment case in 2014. I was impressed with Mr. Adams' courtroom demeanor and legal skill. Mr. Adams has a smooth style, and I would recommend him.
Michael Waddington, Criminal defense Attorney on Jun 5, 2014 Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse Benjaman. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.
David Brooks, Criminal defense Attorney on May 6, 2014 Relationship: Supervised lawyer
Ben is an excellent attorney.
Gabriel Quinnan, Criminal defense Attorney on Dec 27, 2013 Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I've known Ben for about 10 years. During that time, I have had the opportunity to work with him and alongside him in the defense community. I know of no other attorney that possesses his levels of skill and zeal. I can honestly say that he has the qualities that make him one of the greatest attorneys of our time.
Izaak Schwaiger, Criminal defense Attorney on Aug 2, 2013 Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Mr. Adams is a remarkable attorney with respected skill and talent. If you've been charged with a crime, you can't go wrong getting Ben on your side.
James Knox, Criminal defense Attorney on Oct 23, 2012 Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community