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By: Dawn C.
G Aldrich Law
Mr. Aldrich lies and he allows his employees to white out legal documents and they write in information on those legal documents to send to other companies to request your medical records and medical billing information. You can't alter a HIPPA COMPLIANCE AUTHORIZATION form filled out by a client. It's illegal. All he had to do was contact me to fill out new legal documents. I had to fire him. I don't recommend using his services. Do your homework because I didn't. He even put in a letter of request for medical records to a company in a letter and told them refrain from talking to me. Why would he do that? They're my medical records. He never explained process and avoided phone calls and letters. He's in for a rude awakening! Contacted Office of Civil Rights.
By: Eddie T.
Gary L Merkle A Law Corporation
I was referred to Gary L.Merkle by a friend she indicated to me that this law firm is below average because of the attitudes of the receptionists. I even did a little research looking thru views that other clients had written. To my surprise there were more than several complaints about the professionalism of The Ladies Of Merkle on the reviews. I called on Monday 28 June to see if this law firm could take my case. The receptionist began to ask for info so I gave her my email address , I always have a problem with my email address because it's kinda a tongue twister 3 out of 6 people over the phone get it wrong and I can tell the receptionist didn't get it right. She told me that she would email me with what I need to bring in and she would call me back the day before before the appointment to confirm. Well this morning the law firm did call and I indicated I didn't receive an email so I asked the receptionist to please repeat my email address so she could send me the info I needed. To my disbelief The Ladies Of Merkle transformed into police mode by asking why are you so hostile and that she was going to write in my file that I was hostile and rude so Mr. Merkel could decide if he wanted to take my case. I wasn't surprised anymore cause I had read the reviews about the Ladies of Merkle constant unprofessional behavior. Mr. Merkle please sit down again and talk to The Ladies Of Merkle for the 100th time. I don't think she(receptionist) ever got my email right because she transformed once again into police mode barking orders and telling me I need to write the info down now if I wanted to know what to bring in. (What happened to sending it through email) 3 words of advise Proffesion Not Aggression to The Ladies Of Merkle.
By: Juan C.
Russell Attorney Behjatnia At Law
First the rating should have a minus -10 Because this Lawyer completely exceeded this number. I went with my Friend to her first meeting with this guy Russell, She was seeking help with child custody. At the end of the meeting she was happy, he promise her that he was going to help her out and he was going to charged her $1200.00 which it was less than what other lawyers were charging her. Well make a story short she terminated her contract with this guy after 1 month and half because he did not do anything, then after three weeks of waiting for the accounting break down he is charging her another $900.00 go figure. Please do not go there people like this they need to be stop from keep ripping people off his name is Russell Behjatnia.
By: Jeffrey A.
Law Office Jeffrey Asidi Atty
Free and Courteous Consultation, attorney took my call and gave me the needed advice for my situation
By: Luiza M.
West Coast Disability Law Group, LLP
Spoke with Megan DiTolla. She was extremely responsive, informative and helpful. After thirty minute consultation she also emailed with additional info. Professional and kind. Great service!
By: Simon M.
Robinson Law Offices
Excellent DUI Lawyers in Los Angeles. They have years of experience in criminal defense law.
By: Lilah P.
Spiga & Assoc
I cannot really talk to much about the facts, but I had to write this review so that other people don't have to go through what we went through before we hired Carlo.Even though no one ever wants to have to hire a criminal defense attorney, it is, unfortunately, sometimes the only option. To make matters worse, in Cali, especially LA, attorneys are a dime a dozen. When my boyfriend caught a case a couple years ago, we went to five different attorney consultations (even stupidly paid $99 for two of them), before we met and hired Carlo Spiga. Carlo is, by far, one of the best criminal defense attorneys in California. The aggressive defense tactics he used at every stage of the case worked, just like he said they would. Even though it dragged on for years, and was hell to go through, Carlo's experience, patience, confidence and brilliant use of legal strategy won out. Not only did my boyfriend beat his case before it got to trial, but he got to finish school while the case was pending. And, he is about to begin his career as a nurse practitioner...again, with Carlo's help in the licensing application processing.Most important, our son did not miss any time or support from his father! Like everyone, I hope to never need an attorney. But, at least I know, that if I ever do, I already got the best one! Thank you, Carlo!
By: Beatriz S.
Louis Bermeo & Merluza Atoorney At Law
The worst attorney I know, I lost my case because he agreed behind my back with the company that I was complaining. He got money from them but not me.
By: Tiffany G.
Law Office Jeffrey A Asidi
Extremely Helpful! I called seeking legal advice and counsel on our rental issues we encountered while renting home. Mr. Asidi actually took the phone call after I spoke with his assistant and answered all of my questions and gave his best opinion on how to proceed. I was very impressed with how straightforward he was in answering my questions and directing me. I completely recommend him.
By: Brittany T.
Spiga & Assoc
Carlo Spiga is a great lawyer and someone I was glad to have on my boyfriend's side when he got in trouble with the LAPD. Carlo's guidance and confidence throughout the whole ordeal was exactly what we needed. My boyfriend faced minimal punishment and eventually had the incident expunged from his record. Carlo is a really down to earth guy who is really good at what he does. Although I hope I won't, I'd come back to Carlo again if I or anyone I know faces any legal trouble in the future.
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