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|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|University of Puget Sound School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|University of Washington||Speech||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|
Posted by Med
Was not prepared for court date. Lost my case. Had to get another lawyer to fix his mess. Klaus took the product of that work to help another client and never compensated me for that. In fact, he sued me for the balance of bill.
Why are the other reviews only 1 star? I do not think he deserves that much. Frankly, I am surprised he is still in business!
Posted by Leah
He was the lawyer my parents hired to write up their Will and Trust because it was a pretty complex estate with some very specific instructions on the dividing of assets to certain family members.
My parents died a few years ago, and and he did not finish the Will and Trust to their wishes. I was named executor because my three older brothers were too incompetent to handle the matters on their own. For four years now, there's been so many things that he gave me bad advice on, and all of it has fallen on my shoulders. My house was in my parents' name and it was supposed to be transferred into my name at their deaths; but Klaus neglected to include that into the Will and Trust. Now I'm going to lose it.
Usually he would insist that we meet up for face to face meetings at $350 an hour. I asked multiple times if I could record our conversations to ensure that I was really clear on what's being said, and he always would refuse.
On top of it all, I was so overwhelmed with everything and he really took advantage of that. Most of our correspondence would be either face-to-face, or over the phone. He would bully and threaten me anytime I questioned him about whether or not something was correct. There were also many times when he would talk and talk for hours and charge the estate thousands of dollars, and I would still walk out of there with the same questions as when I contacted him.
Not to mention the huge breach in trust because he sells vitamins on the side with one of those multilevel marketing programs and would hawk them to me. When I stopped buying them from him, he became more and more hostile towards me.
Posted by Cynthia
I hired Klaus to redo the Road Maintenance Agreement on our 5 acre parcel which our home is on. Klaus was requested to basically incorporate the two new lots from the short plat into the RMA giving my home easement crossing over the two new lots we created in the short plat. I had the legal descriptions from the Surveyor and only needed them to be added into the RMA. A cost and timeframe was given to me after the consultation meeting, but after 3 months I had nothing, phone calls ignored and I was put on "ignore". His lack of timeliness held up my short plot approval with the City and I ended up retrieving my documents from his law firm and typed them all myself but of course I got a bill from Snyder of $600 plus for nothing.
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