Posted by Bob
I think some of the poor reviews must result from JJ's willingness to take on difficult cases. Clients need to be proactive and assist in their own cases. JJ is one of a lonely band of attorneys who are willing to take on the big banks in defense of illegal foreclosures (they are nearly all illegal). He has helped me save multiple houses over multiple years from foreclosure. He's not afraid to litigate. He possesses one of the most impressive minds I have ever met and his written legal filings and argumentation in court are first rate. He also helped me with a state securities investigation. He does not specialize, but seems to be knowledgable in all areas of the law - at least I haven't found his limit yet. Highly recommended.
Posted by Don
J. J Sandlin, did the same thing to me in my family law case as the other reviewer.
He did not keep any records of his time and withdrew even though he said my case was done.
I am working on a bar complaint that will get him disbarred.
No attorney that violates clients confidentiality should be licensed.
I have proof for this review if needed.
People need to know there confidentiality is poorly cared for with JJ Sandlin. His rating needs to drop to strong caution.
can't post photos on here.
He will be disbarred soon.
Posted by Dan Martin
One star for knowing the very law well.
I had to pay 5000.00$ for a retainer for a family law case.
I never gotten any receipts for any work he preformed.
he is now all of a sudden more funds when I did most of the work.
His Contract is Only to protect him.
He is withdrawing with out even quoting a price or why I owe more money form him to continue and he cant even show how my money was spent.
He has yelled at me, screams at his assistant during my time with him.
He was late every time for court.
And much more,
I do not recommend anyone hire JJ sandlin.
He is to old and disorganization to be practicing law.
Posted by Steve
Once upon a time, I retained Mr. J.J Sandlin of the Sandlin Law Firm to represent me. Sounds like a fairy tale doesn’t it ?
That is where the story book fairytale ends, and the nightmare begins.
Unfortunately for me, he apparently had too much “important work" to do to tend to my legal defense.
He frequently strolled into court late, one time missing the entire hearing. The excuse every time was that "I have important casework" in California. Come to find out, JJ Sandlin isn't even licensed to practice law in California. I later learned that the reason he blew not only my case, but others, was because he was trying to save his wife’s house from foreclosure in California.
JJ Sandlin either showed up late or altogether missed my court hearings it resulted in a default order being entered against me and the result has been disastrous to the relationship of my child.
He then asked to be paid EXTRA, because of the extra work he had to do ( had he done it right the first time he wouldn’t have been in that position.
He eventually quit, and left my case worse off than when he started. I considered a claim of negligence, but didn’t have the money after he took my money and ran.
After my experience with his untrained staff ( Aubrey was brand new and apparently he had recruited from a local pet store), his classic disorganization, and the obvious chaos he lives in litigating in California for the house he must not be able to afford, I would caution anyone considering using his services because it appears his attention isn’t on his clients.
I know I am not the only one, as I found this link. I am sad that I didn’t have reviews to base my choices on. So Far I have hired the worse two lawyers in Eastern Washington, according to Avvo. Protect yourself, do your research!
Posted by Tim
I hired JJ Sandlin to handle a case. He took the agreed upon amount, then never performed the agreed work. He missed court appearances, never performed discover and then just quit.
He frequently badgered me about more money, yet he portrays it as a fixed price up front. When he quit, he didn't provide me with a billing statement or my case files. One time we had a "work session" in his house. The case files of many others were scattered about, and it looked like a typhoon had been through the room.
I would not recommend hiring JJ Sandlin or the " Sandlin Law firm" to anyone that has more than a simple court appearance. He has no professional support staff and he continually blames the assistants when he missed court appearances altogether, resulting in a default order being entered. I spent more time with his assistants arguing about not paying more money than i ever spent addressing the issues of my case.
Posted by a client
I am extremely pleased by Attorney Sandlin's work on my case. I hired J.J. Sandlin to represent me in a complicated divorce and child custody case. He knows all the ropes. He has been doing these cases for many years. I heard about him from my cousin, whose EX put her through hell until she hired Sandlin who turned it all around for her.
I am gratefully to Attorney Sandlin for making sure the judge heard my side and made sure my children and I are safe and protected.
Before Sandln took my case I was at my wit's end. My ex was threatening me and I had no idea what to do. I thank Attorney Sandlin for the best outcome for my case. The facts were in my favor and Sandlin made sure the judge had those facts, the proof, and the law, in front of him when deciding my case. I finally had a strong, effective, voice in court through Attorney Sandlin.
I recommend Sandlinlaw to anyone needing legal help, especially if they need someone with many years of success and courtroom experience behind them.
Posted by a Child Custody client
I hired J.J Sandlin because I needed a lawyer to fight my custody case & on paper Sandlin appeared impressive. I had a strong case with many witnesses including my neighbors to testify on my behalf but I was still scared because my ex-husband could be cruel & he had a top notch publicized attorney representing him & lots of money behind him.
I was horrified & mortified by J.J Sandlin. Mr.Sandlin was very unprofessional & unprepared in every way. In fact during trial Sandlin was babbling about something that had no bearing or relation to my case. At one point the Judge forcibly told Sandlin to stop talking. J.J Sandlin had court dates wrong & he didn't prepare for trial at all. No meeting with witnesses, no discovery requested etc.. J.J Sandlin grossly took advantage of me. Mr.Sandlin was very misleading. J.J Sandlin's actions put my children in jeopardy & will effect us for the rest of our lives. As a result of Sandlin's actions I will forever be saddened & disheartened. If I wasn't terrified of him I would post my name.
Posted by a Foreclosure client
JJ Sandlin worked on my foreclosure case. He is one of very few lawyers who knows how to deal with this. I am extremely happy with his knowledge and work on my case.
Posted by a Divorce client
After seeing Attorney Sandlin in action, in court on another case, I new he was different. He's tough and doesn't back down. His experience in court really showed. I hired him for my divorce and I'm glad I did. I suggest him to anyone who needs a strong attorney. He knows what he's doing.
Posted by a Personal Injury client
I hired J.J. Sandlin and found that he is the strongest advocate in the courtroom I have ever seen. I've hired other lawyers in the past and J.J. Sandlin is absolutely head and shoulders above them. The resolution to my case was better than I could have imagined. His expertise, diligent, determined and indefatigable efforts on my behalf convinced me that he is the best attorney in Washington. I and many people are grateful to have access to a Lawyer of such high caliber in the Zilla area. Any reviews to the contrary can only be from crackpots who would not follow Attorney Sandlin's advice.