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By: Beverly P.
Isler & Sombathy, P.A.
Worst attorney ever. No one ever answers the phones or returns calls. He took our retainer of $1400 to get a beneficiary order from a judge and it took him 3 years to do it. It was only after we filed complaints with the Better Business Bureau and the Florida Bar that he finally got the paper signed by the judge.
By: Teresa M.
Stanley E. Peacock, P.A.
I thought Mr. Peacock was professional, courteous, knowledgeable and ethical. He is a go-getter and he is confident. He kept me up to date and he made sure I was informed and he made certain that I understood everything. He explained things to me that he knew I needed to know and he was patient in answering questions that he knew we probably didn't need to be so concerned about. So, he always treated me with respect and he truly cared about my case. His assistant Kelly Fogarty... it's hard to find the right words for someone who as amazing as she. I thank God often for Miss Fogarty and for all she did for me. Good, people with great experience, treating you with dignity and respect who will stand up for you with vigor, are what you will find at this office. I personally recommend that no individual enter into any legal agreement nor legal battle without speaking to Mr. Peacock first.
By: Rachel P.
Ben Bollinger Criminal Trial Attorney
Unhelpful. They will take your money then not give you the time of day afterwards. The secretary, Theresa, is quick to just get you off the phone if they already have your money. $30K down the tubes.
By: George I.
Stanley E. Peacock, P.A.
I found Mr. Peacock and his assistant Mrs. Fogarty to be extremely helpful and proficient when I was going through a lengthy divorce process. Their patience, professionalism, and knowledge were of the highest caliber, and I would recommend them to anyone seeking legal council!
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By: Deborah M.
Brian Dusseault
I find it impossible to get to talk with the lawyer himself. I have been a client 2 years and have seen him once, by accident. His assistant Jackie, seems to be in charge and you can't tell if she is even listening to you as she is texting while you are talking. She doesn't follow up with phone calls
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By: Dwight S.
Larry Perry Atty
Really sorry had to mail my mother letter stating that he could not take the case because a person of interest? We think he was protecting the doctor that our father was going too that we was seeking wonderful death!! In his case!! Do not hire do more research on Attorney!!
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By: Jonathan D.
Dingus Jonathan Attorney At Law
I have no knowledge of a client named "Tashiina H". This was obviously a mistaken post by someone that I have no records of ever representing them.
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By: Dwight S.
Ramey Law Office
He waste of time .. He let's his clients get away not playing there child support ...
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By: Jonathan D.
Dingus Jonathan Attorney At Law
I have no records of ever talking to a man named Patrick Bass. He probably has listed my name by mistake.
By: jbone22
Ramey Law Office
Russ Ramey was my first and only experience dealing with an attorney for any legal matter. My matter was specifically child custody and divorce. I have to say that I’m not at all impressed with his performance and that of his staff. My initial impression of him was good and I felt confident that he would get the job done. Well, he got the job done but I it’s probably because my ex-wife didn’t fight me at all on the case. This is a friendly warning to all of you that are looking for an attorney, particularly child custody and divorce. DO NOT hire Russell Ramey if you want your case handled in a timely manner and feel like you should be treated with respect after dishing out thousands of dollars for a service. His office staff is horrible at returning phone calls or being prompt about anything. They seem to move at super turtle speed. You can forget about talking to Ramey again after you have your initial meeting with him, unless you can hunt him down and corner him. It has taken my case nearly 9 months to get resolved with no legal opposition. I don’t have any experience with the justice system but that seems like an unusually long time for a simple divorce/child custody case. If I could do it all over I would have shopped around and hired someone else. Now I will give him this. He gave me a pretty decent retainer fee (under $5k) but I guess you get what you pay for.
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