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By: Enrika B.
D Goins Jonathan Atty
My experience with this business was awesome. Mr. Goins is very professional, caring and effective attorney. He goes beyond the call of duty.
By: Glynn S.
Jones Law Firm
He was persistent in treating me like a criminal and took my money but the case still has not been settled. Very unprofessional.
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By: Dana E.
Brian K Thompson Atty
Retained for a $10,000 flat fee in 2013, Brian Thompson and his staff have pervasively failed to deliver any resolution as promised for a contested, out of court "time sensitive" succession. Out of an estate estimating well over $150,000, I was given a haul trailer with no documents for a bill of sale to prove ownership, calls are never returned by staff or Mr. Thompson himself for two consecutive years. His insistence that everything is the respondent's counsel's fault, and inconsistencies about everything from estate appraisal values, to my known whereabouts after repeated visits and phone calls are beyond intolerable. I have never received an itemized explanation of expenses, yet he was provided with a $10,000 cashier's check from the date of consultation because he claimed he was "very busy, and if you need receipt of estate funds in a timely manner, work needs to proceed immediately". Nothing was or to date has been done regarding the sale or division of succession property for two years, despite his deceptive statements, such as "holding the executors' feet to the fire" to get the case finalized so that I can move forward with putting this massive family betrayal behind me. After being compliant in every way possible, I have now been forced to report the case to the Louisiana Office of Disciplinary Counsel, so that this attorney can be investigated for deceptive and unethical behavior, DO NOT GIVE THIS MAN ANY MONEY!!!!
By: goodfoodlover
Spence David P
Four years ago I was a patient of Dr. Dean who worked as a partner with Dr. Spencer. When I went into labor, my dr. was out of town and the on call Dr was Spencer. I was in labor for 18 hours and he only showed up the last 30 minutes before I gave birth. The nurses kept calling him, but he did not show up until the next day. One of the nurses had to break my water so I could start pushing. When he finally showed, he was not patient during the delivery. He cut me so the baby would come out faster. My husband said the nurses in the room had shocked expressions when he did that, so I'm guessing it was not necessary for him to cut me. My baby ended up swallowing meconium because it took so long to deliver her and she had to stay in NICU for a week. I went to a different Dr during my second pregnancy and delivery this year. She was great. She came in every 1 to 2 hours to check on me and was their the entire time I pushed helping the baby come along. Comparing the two, I know now how unlucky I was to have Dr Spencer be on call during my first delivery.
By: Lisa B.
Brian K Thompson Atty
Mr. Thompson and his Associate have represented me in several matters. They have always been very professional and prompt. I would highly recommend this Law Firm.
By: buelow
Walters Michael
I know what you've done. A stickler for following the law to the T. Very hard working.
By: Mary B.
Brian K Thompson Atty
We retained Brian K Thompson on January 31,2014, and paid him $3.000.00 to represent us when the succession of our parents were filed. However, he allowed them to obtain a judgment against us with even being in court. Moreover, he has spent over $2.000. of this money and we are further away from having our day in court then we were in January. Now, he need some 6 copies that has been filed in this record. Please pray that this attorney will be honest with us and have a back bone.
By: bosscw
Giordano Law Firm
DO NOT use this law firm!!! These guys cant even fix seat belt tickets. They will take your money and you will never be able to even get in touch with them again. Paid them $1000 and never heard from them again. I had to go to the police station and pay off all fines. Was told a lawyer never even contacted them.
By: haroldmurry
Clifton J Spears Law Office
Clifton Spears is one of the most experienced lawyers in Central Louisiana and he really cares about the people he serves.
By: jeremiah.millan
Hickman Law
Handling cases with honors & merit. Great for legal guardianships. General Law.
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  • You need to ask questions about how the attorney will communicate with you and what responsibilities you hold in the relationship.
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