Josh Geller was appointed to me by the Ga state court of Cobb county towards the end of 2013. Since this was a 'pro bono' case I was determined to do whatever was in my power to assist him bc I wanted to make things go as smoothly as possible considering I knew he must be extremely busy and I appreciated that fact. I was not given the same basic courtesy at all, he actually told me at one point (in a seemingly rude way) to stop emailing him and that he "hopes rehab gives me the help I so obviously need". That behavior continued into him barely letting me know my court dates on time and all but refusing to discuss my defense with me, should we have gone to trial. He did not fully explain all of my options, just continued to press me to take a plea deal that I did not feel comfortable with. He showed zero empathy, or sympathy for me and honestly I felt as though he had zero respect for me from the start. I tried multiple times to talk to him and try to understand why he was treating me with such disdain, but to no avail. I am not writing this review to hurt Josh I just want potential clients to know what they are possibly getting themselves into by hiring him at their attorney.
More Joshua Mark Geller’s response:“Ethical rules prevent me from saying a lot here. Client failed to show up for court several times and I kept her out of jail. Client came to court intoxicated on some prescription medication on at least two occasions, I told her she needed help and I would find her a rehab facility and she responded by calling me a "f***ing douchebag." Yes, it's fair to say I didn't care much about the case because I was more concerned with saving her life, which she would not allow me to do,”
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Geller was a good attorney but when it came to him letting me know the status of my case thIs was his weakness. I was not even provided a copy of my discovery. It just seems as though he was too busy. He did answer any questions I had, and I didn't go to jail.
More Joshua Mark Geller’s response:“I strive to satisfy every client and keep them informed. Sometimes there are no developments in the case, but sometimes it is my fault. I'd like to know how I can improve in the future, so if you'd like to talk about what I could have done better then please give me a call. Thanks for the positive review.”