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09/03/2015
By: Crystal R.
Michael J. Rogers, P.C.
I had a 6pm appointment with Michael J Rogers office on Wednesday September 2nd 2015The appointment went well and his employees went to take my payment. They had pushed the wrong button and put money in my bank account by mistake. They had to figure out how to reverse the payment which was $200. It took till 7:13pm to finish and just for them to deduct the 200 back out of my account which in turn I still owe them the full $400. At the time of running my card Mr. Rogers had left. As I received the receipt I went to ask if I could then just bring in cash tomorrow the following day and the woman cut me off and motioned for the door and said “ I’m trying to lock the door we have been here since 7 and we’re tired and want to go home.” It was not said in a friendly manner it was rude with an attitude. I understand that they where tired but you don’t have to be rude. All she had to do was answer my question. Not to mention I am not the one who set the time for that appointment. So in turn I am not hiring him to handle this legal matter. I can pay $400 per hour to another attorney and not get treated in that way. It was not my fault they messed up the payment. Common since would tell you if you work in a place like a law office you should treat your clients with respect. They are the ones paying you for your time and you obviously bill them by the hour Mr. Rogers explained that to me. It is 300 an hour for his time and 100 for his notary. I understand that may be cheap for a lawyer but when it comes to being disrespected I can get that for free from my children or go to Walmart . I don’t have to pay my hard earned money to get disrespected. I have nothing bad to say about Michael J Rogers. He is a great attorney and very respectful and helpful. However his employees are not.
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09/10/2016
By: Heather R.
Cleburne & Johnson Co
This is perhaps one of the best counties in the country. Friendly community that always helps there neighbors.
09/20/2012
By: lawfan
Sikes & Associates PC
The people here are so caring and knowledgeable. I'd recommend them to anyone.
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