Shocker, another Vegas Attorney is in trouble for stealing money from their clients. Las Vegas lawyer Lynn Shoen is the one being referenced here today. How many articles do we need to reference before the public understands that there are shady lawyers out there that are willing to throw away their career because of greed and their inability to control themselves. It makes me sick that the State Bar of Nevada isn’t doing more to educate the public about unscrupulous attorneys in Nevada. This again is the reason why AttorneyGuide.com was created. The term Ethical actually means something when you practice law and I implore each and every one of you to ask your attorney if they have proof of their ethical standing. If not, choose someone else. We have many attorney on our website that have gone through the process and allowed us to do a very thorough background check on their firm. Please go to www.attorneyguide.com and do a search for an attorney today. Check to see if your current lawyer is Certified Ethical. If they aren’t, tell them that they need to contact us right away. Thanks very much.
Here’s the link to the article.
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I ask that I remain anonymous but I wanted to share my experiences with Haines and Kreiger in Las Vegas. Here’s the e-mail that was sent to AttorneyGuide.com.
Thank you for your prompt response. I went to Haines & Kreiger when working with Citi Mortgage trying to get my mortgage payment reduced. They were supposedly working with me and then one day after I spoke to someone there and was gathering more information they slapped foreclosure paper on me.
When going to Haines & Krieger I was informed that the only way to stop this was to go into Chapter 13. I did so. Since I have retained them I have been misinformed frequently and it is a constant battle to get anyone on the phone or to return an e-mail or phone message. I have in writing things that I was told to do and then out of no where no warning I would get documents from the courts. For example: I was told by David Kreiger that my first payment to the trustee was Sept 8th I made the payment and continued making payments. I was late on making one of my payments and all of a sudden I get a notice of a hearing and my Chapter 13 was being dismissed, once again getting no cooperation from my attorneys, I did some research and found out the reason was because of non-payment of August payment. I have in writing from Haines & Kreiger that I was not to worry about the payment they would take care of it. There are 3 or 4 more things that follow this.
The problem right now that I am having is that financial problems have caused me not to be able to make my June payment and there was a hearing last week. I have left e-mails and phone messages regarding what will happen and if I can make the payments this week can I get reinstated. NOTHING, not a return message no response. The only time I ever get anything out of them is when I get angry and then very little. My future is on the line here and I need to know if I have any grounds for malpractice. I have paid them $2000.00 up front and they take the balance in the payments. If you need more information please let me know.
I would surmise that the accusation of abuse wouldn’t affect the effectiveness of the State Bar of Nevada and how that really pertains to the people that use this resource. Regardless, it’s important to be aware of what is going on with this group. They serve as a resource to the community to find lawyers but to also oversee the actions of attorneys in Nevada. As I was doing some research on this particular topic I came across some very interesting articles in the Las Vegas Sun. These articles speak to the absolute necessity of the service AttorneyGuide.com provides to the people in Nevada. Here’s a summary of some of the articles:
Accused lawyers rarely investigated
“The security fund, which reimburses clients who have been ripped off by their attorneys, found that 21 attorneys, most from Las Vegas, had stolen $1.2 million from their clients during 2004 and 2005
Yet the lawyers who the fund concluded were crooks – sometimes they admitted the theft – never were criminally investigated or prosecuted.”
How absolutely scary is that? That definitely leaves me questioning our legal system.
Vegas men accused of running fraudulent Legal Aid program
State bar files suit over lost money
“The Bar Association believes the money has been embezzled and has notified the district attorney, the Nevada attorney general, the U.S. attorney, and the Nevada Supreme Court.”
State Bar sues accounting firm over missing $300,000
The real bottom line of these articles is that there is corruption in all businesses, not just the legal field. Please use www.attorneyguide.com to help you find Certified Ethical Attorneys.
We here at AttorneyGuide.com care only about changing the reputation of attorneys across the country. Almost every day I read something in the news about an attorney or someone holding a high position in the legal field getting caught for an unscrupulous act. We must all work together to make sure the lawyers we work with are held to the highest standards possible. You have a choice when you seek legal counsel. When you choose an attorney make sure to ask them if they are Certified Ethical. They probably won’t know what that means but they need to. It means that they have passed a very thorough background check with us and the bar associations and have been deemed ethical and trustworthy. A 3rd party has determined that they are ethical and trustworthy. If they aren’t Certified Ethical, find out why. Tell them that they need to be or that you won’t hire them. If attorneys start to lose business because potential clients have question marks about their ethics, don’t you think that will make them think twice?
So if you’re looking for an attorney in Reno or Las Vegas, please make sure to ask they attorney if they are Certified Ethical. If you are looking for an attorney that has already been certified, please go to www.attorneyguide.com.
Together we can make a change. Thanks.