Order of Protection...
Literally the worst attorney in Springfield IL...DO NOT USE THIS ATTORNEY, SHE WILL NOT PRODUCE A POSITIVE RESULT FOR YOU!!!
Actual letter written to the Stange Law Firm...11AUG2016.
This is not an email regarding further legal necessity, that ship has sailed. This is a reference to the legal representation I received from your law firm, on 11AUG2016.
I am (to say the least) thoroughly disgusted by the representation I received from your firm, regarding an Order of Protection, applicable to a former companion, whom has harassed me to the point of filing two Emergency Orders of Protection and five (5) Police reports...(FIVE!).
I did appear in court today 11AUG2016, for the Plenary Hearing, in which it was my hope to receive an extension of the order of protection, from this former companion, for the maximum duration of two years. It is well deserved, as I have received numerous vandalism's to my residence and to my person, including the taking of my dog, which was extremely dear to me.
I was represented in this case, by attorney Betsy Wirth, of the Springfield chapter of your firm. I could not be more disappointed with the efforts of Ms. Wirth in my case and feel the Stange Law Firm should be utterly embarrassed, if this is the level of commitment your attorney's provide your clients.
Not one thing in a case that included legitimate video DVD evidence of the Defendant, at my house, went in accordance with what, as a client of 400usd per hour might anticipate. The fact that Ms. Wirth, had to call an assistant (40 minutes) to literally bring a lap top computer to the hearing for viewing the DVD, is just the tip of the iceberg.
Your attorney was at least, unprepared or simply incapable of handling a case of this nature. I believe I could have tried the case myself and found a better end result. I literally wrote every single detail down on a timeline for her to negotiate, provided five years of meticulous financial documents for her use, every detail of everything this woman has done, broke, destroyed, devalued to my person or property was given in confidence to Ms. Wirth.
I am simply dumbfounded at the fact that Ms. Wirth, gave up on this case, before even asking a single question to the Defendant in the case. You read correctly, I (Mark Miller) spent one hour being deposed by my attorney and by the Defendants attorney, and not one question was asked of the Defendant by my attorney . The Defendant in a case wherein there was literally video evidence of this person coming onto my property and destroying it.
Your attorney quit on me, plain and simple, she couldn't handle the heat of the case and quit on me. I literally advised Ms. Wirth, all evidence provided by the Defendant was contrived and she literally accused me of withholding facts from her. Again...not one question asked the Defendant by Ms. Wirth...she quit on me, plain and simple!!!!
I could not be more disgusted by my choice of legal representation, in whom I trusted and fully paid to defend my position in law and I assure you, I will never, under any circumstances utilize the Stange Law Firm, again! I now have a reciprocal Order of Protection on my record, I being the individual asking for the protection in the first place, with a mountain of evidence in support of that happening and having done literally nothing to the Defendant.
UNBELIEVABLE!!!! and yet the best advisement Ms. Wirth could come up with, when it would have otherwise been her agenda to cross-reference the Defendant, was give up and give in. I all but begged her to continue to fight and win my Plenary Case and she refused to even talk to me. WORTHLESS ATTORNEY!
DO NOT HIRE!!!!!!!!!!!
I literally wish I would have never heard of Stange Law Firm and believe it or not, you came highly recommended from an acquaintance. Thank you Stange Law Firm, you should be ashamed of your attorneys, and repentant for charging a dollar for such a poor showing.