Since we have a large ad in the yellow pages, we get a lot of phone calls with people looking for an attorney to help them with their particular legal situation. I received a call this morning from a person that had purchased spoiled chicken from a store and they wanted to see what they could do about it. I’m sure there is some attorney out there that would go after the store’s insurance company to get a small settlement out of it but we aren’t in the business of encouraging lawsuits when there doesn’t need to be one. She didn’t get violently ill, she didn’t go to the hospital or have outrageous medical bills. She said she spit out the chicken as soon as she realized it was spoiled. I told her that I didn’t think it was worth it for her to contact an attorney and at this point she still might do it but I hope that at the very least she thinks about it. We normally receive requests that are very legitimate and that actually require the legal expertise of an attorney. I’m happy to give those referrals to our Certified Ethical attorneys. All I ask is that you think about your situation before thinking that you’re going to get some money out of a store just because someone didn’t check the expiration date. I’ll bet that you could easily go down to the store, show them the spoiled chicken and they would most likely give you your money back and a free chicken. That sounds like a good deal to me. Please contact AttorneyGuide.com, LLC (www.attorneyguide.com), the only resource that provides Certified Ethical Attorneys to the public.
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’m not even going to say the name of the firm that is advertising this on their tv spots. I’m personally disgusted by this. Supposedly the law firm is bringing in tons of new clients as a result of their claim that they will help you with your mortgage. I personally have experienced hardships with work and had to make some sacrifices in order to pay my mortgage. I didn’t go out looking for a handout and I certainly didn’t try to find a way to screw my bank. “But the banks have so much money”, I hear people saying. Guess what, it hurts you and I far more than it hurts the bank. When I went to refinance my home and try to take advantage of the historically low interest rates, the comparisons used for my appraisals were homes that people were walking away from and that brought the values down by another 15%. I had to come up with another 15% just to be able to refinance. Are there some people that need to walk away from their homes because of a lost job or misfortune? Of course there are. The troubling thing is that Las Vegas attorneys are taking advantage of this and encouraging others that are able to pay their mortgages to also walk away from their home. When you sign the papers on your home you are expected to pay for that loan, plain and simple. It’s a moral requirement for you to do so. That may mean you don’t go out to fancy restaurants every weekend. You may actually have to budget or make some sacrifices. That’s what you’re supposed to do when things get tight around the home. Please, if you’re considering not paying your mortgage but you have the ability to do so with some financial maneuvering, think twice about it. You aren’t just hurting the banks, you’re hurting your neighbors, your family and your friends. Don’t let this firm benefit from their deceit.
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This was posted in the Las Vegas Sun today by Steve Kanigher. I’m not sure how many more of these we all need to see. My guess is that we get the point, there are lawyers out there that are unscrupulous and that you need to stay far away from. We operate AttorneyGuide.com to tell you about the good ones and to make you aware of the ones that get arrested for acts such as bribery or even embezzlement. Sometimes it’s impossible to know until it’s too late. Don’t take a chance. Contact us and we’ll refer you to a Las Vegas Lawyer that has passed a background check and that can be trusted. Send me an e-mail if you would like to share a review too! email@example.com.
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