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Posted by TS
My wife and I actually retained Mr. Choe through his office in San Jose in about April 2012 for the purpose of saving our home which had been placed in foreclosure unlawfully. The manager of his office took our information, and our money, and assured us that he would be able to help us. We specifically asked how long the process would take to secure our home. The office manager/lawyer said about 3 months, and also assured us that we would be able to recoup the retainer fee and monthly payments at the end of the process. Neither was done. In addition, this manager/lawyer committed a number of unethical acts in the process - one of which has lead to the need to file criminal charges against him.
I realize this doesn't sound flattering at all for Mr. Choe, but I want to make the point that in actuality my wife and I were dealing with a lawyer Mr. Choe entrusted to manage his Bay Area office. I cannot judge whether Mr. Choe had good reason to choose this lawyer to manage his office. In my opinion, Mr. Choe simply made a bad hire.
After communicating all that had transpired with this attorney to Mr. Choe, my wife and I were pleasantly surprised by how quickly and well Mr. Choe took over the reins of our case. We are very close to hopefully resolving things with the bank, and I need to credit Mr. Choe's efforts in allowing us to get to this point.
Yes, I realize that Mr. Choe has been disciplined by the State Bar. However, based on my personal experiences with Mr. Choe he has demonstrated all the qualities that a lawyer should. I believe he has redeemed himself, and I hope the best for him moving forward. I think he is still an excellent lawyer!
Posted by Amy
When i came to Gene Choe's law office, i was desperate to save my home from foreclosure and from being sold at auction. I had received numerous mailings from various law offices, but decided to call his as i had just received a notice that day. It took a little over a year and a half to come to a resolution on a home loan modification after being lied to and basically taken for a ride by other organizations over the past 4 years. Everyone at this firm was compassionate, encouraging, supportive and empathetic to my plight. They all were extremely professional and provided excellent quality service. Not only did they diligently return my phone calls and ease my fears (which were constant), but they were able to reduce my principle mortgage balance by almost $200K and helped get me back on track financially by attaining a more manageable monthly mortgage payment.
Constantly receiving notices on my door that my home would be sold at auction month after month was demoralizing and humiliating. I have completed my trial period payments and have now been approved to pay a more manageable monthly payment. I am forever grateful to Gene Choe and his highly capable staff for their achievements in saving my home and assisting me with my bankruptcy and foreclosure issues.
Posted by Thomas
At issue was recovering my foreclosed home and preventing eviction. I had hired an attorney after foreclosure to deal with these issues but after several months he told me he could not help me recover the property or prevent my eviction. I went to Mr. Choe in a desparte conditon. My family was to be evicted within days. Mr. Choe was able to injet new life into my claim for the foreclosed property and he was able to prevent the eviction. Because of Mr. Choe's efforts, I was offered a reinstatement of my property by the bank with a very favorable mortgage modifacation. MY FAMILY AND I WOULD HAVE BEEN ON THE STREET WERE IT NOT FOR MR. CHOE'S SERVICES. I shall be forever indebted to him.
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