In 1990 my father was suffering from severe dementia. He was victimized by persons who were taking advantage of him in his vulnerable state. John Hertog, represented my father in i a hearing for mental competency and all subsequent guardianship and estate matters. He was the best attorney that I have ever encountered. He helped to secure the top geriatric care doctor for my father, and he watched over his affairs like they were his own. He was always responsive and available. For seven years he was our family jewel. He even helped us facilitate a loan to rehab my fathers home. Finally, in February 1997 dad passed away. I looked into the crowd at his funeral service, and there was John Hertog. We love you John!
Posted by anonymous Fri Jun 22 2007
I hired John to represent me in a guardianship case. Since he had also worked for the guardianship( as is often the case), the conflict had to be waived by both sides. It was. Right before the guardianship was ready to present the final bill, they demanded that John recuse himself. They did this because the bill was entirely and demonstrably bogus and they didn't want me to have informed representation. Instead of relying on the earlier waiver and sticking with me as I think he should have, John bailed out and recommended three other attorneys. Of course the expense of bringing them up to speed would rest with me.
In retrospect, I have no doubt that John knew exactly what the guardianship was doing. Additionally, by bailing early he failed to complete part of his representation. I also realized in looking back over his representation that he was not completely my advocate. His relationship with the guardianship interfered with his duty to me. I consider this an ethical lapse and I would not hire him again.
Elena Garella, Guardianship Attorney on Jan 9, 2014 Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. John is unusually knowledgeable regarding guardianship and probate matters. I find him to be particularly attentive to the needs and concerns of his clients, and respectful of them irrespective of their capacity/competence.