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03/16/2017
By: Mary C.
Dickson Law Group
Simple transaction--property tax appeal, but I had a few (about 3 questions). Does not like to return phone calls or e-mails. It just seemed like he didn't care. Waste of money.
12/14/2016
By: Nancy S.
Dickson Law Group
Waste of time....doesn't return phone calls office was disaster very disorganized for attorney. Seemed lazy and not motivated wouldn't use or recommend.
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10/24/2016
By: Jamie S.
Baudin II, W Randal
My first court appearance Randall Baudin Failed to show up called the office and after 45 min got hold of the secretary she was able to get a hold of the lawyer he said just go. In and ask for a continuance. had no idea what to do. Another lawyer asked me if I needed a lawyer and she went in front of a judge and we asked for a continuance. That was unprofessional. He was always late and his secretary would text me to say he's on his way . Every time I had to go to court he asked the judge for another date. during This 9 month period. I asked his secretary for the discovery from the other party IE videotapes and any other evidence . he told me we had to plead guilty since I could not prove my innocence I didn't get the evidence until it was all over. I finally got the evidence that was provided from the store ( it was a shoplifting charge). The information of what they had on me and they said that I stole 8 pairs of prescription glasses frames which I did take 5 and they said each pair was $99 which is false they were $39 to $49 Therefore they say over $800 when it was under $300 . Also my signature was clearly falsified on three documents! I contacted Mr. Baudin and he said he did not think they were forged . I even sent a copy of my signature from one of the other pages with my actual signature from another document in the file showing the ones which were clearly not my signature . After I got the evidence and sent an email to the lawyer and he emailed back saying he would be happy to change the plea for another $2500 and he said he did not think the signatures were different when they clearly were. He was so unprofessional. I don't believe he ever once thought of the client and their feelings, always being late and always saying I'll get to that and never ever did
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06/08/2016
By: Charlie H.
Law Office of Christopher Haaff
Mr. Haaff overseen the adoption of my daughter in Dec. 2015 since that time we have inquired countless times as to her birth certificate. March 8th 2016 was the last time we have heard from Mr. Haaff and with no birth certificate? We paid him in full Jan. 15th 2016 as agreed and now we can't get Mr Haaff to return a e-mail or phone call as to how we can acquire our daughters birth certificate... We paid for a service all we are ask is for that service to be rendered.... Very disappointed
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06/08/2016
By: Jolenes Y.
Law Offices Of Donald Franz
Mr. Franz is the only lawyer I have ever written a review on and rated. That says a lot. Mr. Franz merits my 5 STARS. Since knowing Mr. Franz-- DON IS "THE ONLY LAWYER I WILL EVER HIRE!!" The 2 "useless", Unassociated, "Weak", ""Inexperienced"" lawyers who I paid retainers did not return calls until Monday afternoon -/ SELLOUTS! Both charged me for voice mails I left trying to get a Status. Mr. Franz is a professional experienced lawyer. Don stopped unexpected house visits, strange practices, excessive phone calls, awkward dialogs No matter how many times I opened my door, invited them in, welcomed they go through any room-- by themselves until they scared my daughter showing up standing in my porch or driveway. To her they were strangers. I answered calls and questions-- it was never enough. People recommended Don Franz ��������Interrogations every other day about a friend in Lombard and their family member. Guilty by association-- is what I was beginning to experience.
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05/31/2016
By: Pat S.
W Randal Baudin attorney
Only gets one star because that's the lowest I can give. This lawyer doesn't know the law, is nearly impossible to get a hold of, and will sue you when you don't pay him for not doing his job.Stay away from this man if you want to win your case.
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02/23/2016
By: George K.
Gehris and Associates
I've always had a great experience with the Attorneys at Gehris & Associates, and I've seen their devotion to their clients first-hand. They know how to get results, and they are excellent at what they do. Kudos, and thanks!!!
06/05/2013
By: s.reid.18
Law Offices Of Donald Franz
Don Franz missed court appearances, missed appointments, and missed filing deadlines. Don never provided me with status reports, copies of correspondence or pleadings that needed to answered. He never knew what was happening with my case. He would scream and yell at me on the phone. I felt trapped by his failure to appear in court, my inability to get of hold him to get my documents back and my money so that I could hire another attorney, and the damage he caused to my case.
05/19/2013
By: orac77
Roth, Melei, Santeler, LTD.
I used Roth Melei for a real estate purchase. Everybody at the firm was very helpful. They were always willing to answer any questions and they got back to me in a timely manner.
04/22/2013
By: paulababy32
Roth, Melei, Santeler, LTD.
Rudest lawyers i have ever met. If you want horrible service then by all means please come to Rothmelei, otherwise i URGE you to stay AWAY!!! Would NOT RECOMMEND TO ANYONE!! EVEN IF THEY WOULD TAKE YOU FOR FREE!!!!!
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