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By: Gordon M.
Albert M. Raines PLLC
I sat in Albert Raines' court years ago as a defendant. His conduct was beyond deplorable. Clearly City of Kirkland wanted to feel good about having a black judge, so they looked past the fact that Raines was an unscrupulous, incompetent, unethical POS.
By: Peter P.
Albert M. Raines PLLC
Albert Raines was disbarred for theft from client trust funds. He was hired as a judge by the City of Kirkland based on their desire to hire a person of color rather than an experienced jurist. It cost them millions.
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By: marcus.reed.56884
Puckett & Redford PLLC
Had a court case and we agreed id be out on the 31st both signed saying no eviction and had it stamped. Yesterday on the 18th i get a posted eviction notice saying i need to be out and the sheriff will remove my stuff and my dog by the 25th. Im in indiana on a business trip. What dispicable law firm is this? Ive never seen a legal firm go and seriously just do blatantly whatever they want.
By: Jo L.
Goldberg & Jones
Very infomative, answered all of my questions, and guided me through this very difficult time in my life.
By: Mehdi D.
The Blankenship Law Firm, PS
We hired Mr. Blankenship after my wife lost her job of 9.5 years. It was devastating to lose her job and restart her career. Trying to find gainful employment and rebuild her reputation was very difficult. It took the Blankenship law firm years and years to handle the case. Years later, Mr. Blankenship walked away with the settlement and told us we should be happy. It is devastating that a law firm can do this to clients with their fee agreement.
By: Sue S.
The Blankenship Law Firm, PS
Beware of this law firm! Their fee agreement works to their benefit and to the clients disadvantage. Mr. Scott Blankenship will then send you threatening emails to remove your posts because he does not want the public to know. I regret working with this law firm. I hope the public do not make the same error I did in choosing to work with them.
By: Sue S.
Scott Blankenship Atty
Beware of this law firm. Their fee agreement will only work towards their advantage and you as a client will suffer. Coming from someone who hired them and now has threatening emails from Mr. Blankenship to remove my posts because he does not want the public to know.
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By: Mike H.
Anne LW Gould Legal Dept
She has no legal expertise. Anne's recommendations resulted in the court finding that I acting in "bad faith." My children were then ripped from Washington due to a legal technicality that she was not aware of.She is unprepared. We were in court several times and EACH time she was unable to make reasonable arguments. She spent most of her time rifling through paper notes. She would spend several BILLABLE hours (according to her) studying our case but then had no idea how to respond to any line of questioning.She is dishonest. When Anne represented me there were several letters that needed to be written for trial. I personally wrote each of these letters and then sent them to her for formatting. She submitted these word for word as I had written them. She then CHARGED me several hours of "writing legal responses." She is a fraud. I fired Anne after 7 months of misrepresentation. After Anne agreed to forgive "overcharged" hours she then SUED ME for over $8k.
By: Sue S.
The Blankenship Law Firm, PS
The Blankenship law firm agreement will work to your disadvantage as a client and to their advantage as a law firm. You will be billed for Scott Blankenship to eat lunch at $500/hour, lunch tabs, dinner tabs, cab rides, ethics counsel for the law firm and as a client you will not see 1 REAL invoice for 3 years that shows what they really bill you. They will take your entire settlement so it is not worth it to use this law firm. Find a law firm that works to your advantage as a client. They took over 80% of my settlement and the fee agreement leads you to believe it is 40%. The fine print is misleading and they will not even attempt to file your case for an entire year. Stay away from this law firm. Mr. Blankenship even posts your case on the internet without your permission and sends other confidential cases by accident to you as a client.
By: Lara S.
Merrick Hofstedt & Lindsey Ps
These people have no idea what they are doing. Don't let them waste your money. I wish someone had warned me about these crooks
Tips & Advices
When it comes time to choose a lawyer, you should start by searching close to home. If you do have attorneys you are familiar with, ask who they believe would be best for you. After going through personal references - especially from individuals who had similar needs - you should broaden your search through public information resources. You can call your area's attorney referral service or check legal organizations like Martindale-Hubbell. There are other resources available online, such as You can check websites for client reviews and other third-party forms of approval.
If you sign documents and you come across a word you don't recognize, or you need help to navigate important employment or real estate paperwork. Also, during times when personal matters intersect with legal proceedings, you might need to have an advocate to prevent your emotions from getting in the way. If you've been accused of a crime or are in a terrible financial situation, you can find an attorney who will work with what you have available.
When you hire a lawyer, you're agreeing to work with someone over a certain period of time. The more forthcoming the lawyer appears to be with individual needs, the better.
  • You need to ask questions about how the attorney will communicate with you and what responsibilities you hold in the relationship.
  • The attorney should let you know the best channel for quick communication and you need to inform him or her when you want updates.
  • You should also ask questions to get to know the attorney as an individual in order to ensure this is a person you can trust. Ask about their legal philosophy and how he or she views the lawyer/client relationship. Ask as how to keep fees down or what daily disruptions you should expect from a long legal battle.
You need to ask about every possible fee that will come up when working with an attorney. You should request a list of all costs in advance so you won't be surprised by additional expenses like overhead. Also determine exactly when you will start being billed. You want to inspect paperwork carefully. If the attorney charges you for his or her experience, you need to make sure he or she will perform tasks personally and not hand it off to an assistant. Find out if the attorney has a flat fee or charges by the hour. Many civil lawyers work on contingency. Make inquiries about how the lawyer plans to provide service for your money and what you can do if you start to feel unsatisfied with his or her performance.
You can ask how many similar cases they have handled and if they have special skills or training that applies specifically to your needs. Lawyers can't mention clients by name, but you should ask for basic details about identical past cases. You should check their office for the appropriate certifications and diplomas. You can also ask how long he or she has practiced law and request information that demonstrates the practice's success. Look for precise details such as percentage of cases settled out of court.

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