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  • Insurance Defense, Products Liability
  • Illinois
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Shelly Brody G. February 11, 2022
This was a complete nightmare After getting screwed by this lawyer, all I can do is warn others. When I hired him, he was for my child relocation case. Simultaneously, I had him for selling my house and that should have been my stern warning to move on when he couldn’t make it to a simple closing and the other lawyer was mad, my realtor had already hung up on him for being rude to her and he left my buyer sitting in a truck the whole day with kids after leaving her hotel and having nowhere to go. The day before we saw him in person and he said he would be there (less than 24 hours prior). Afterward, he acted like we were all the crazy ones for expecting his highness to make it when he said he would. From there, yes, it got much worse. The other side's lawyer was cut throat, by the end of it she threw out at least 5-6 motions against me to stir up more problems. This lawyer didn’t do one single thing. Please do not expect him to care about your problems, listen, or retaliate. He won’t. The more he stagnates the more his pockets fill. When I would ask what his strategy was going to be, he would get snarky and tell me “we talked about this several times”. Acting like your nuts is his strategy with you. I can’t tell you how many times he danced around questions that should have clear cut answers. He may have just been working with them, instead of me, Ah, but don’t worry, that’s exactly what he does…. He has a couple of games for you. One he will keep acting shocked and inform you that there is a very slim chance it will go further...yeah, I heard this for 9 months folks. Even the last time when he had one of his episodes of amnesia and couldn’t remember giving me two dates. One a status conference, and two, a trial date. We will get to that. First we already went to trial..what you say? Yes, after 7 months of BS they have the audacity in the courtroom to decide to make us sit there and negotiate, yet again. I bet you anything this was the lawyer's ideas to string us along. Both sides already said there would be NO MORE mediation. So, we sit there afterward, with of course, nothing accomplished and the other side’s lawyer makes it a point to tell the judge “it’s late, maybe we should continue this.” yes, folks it’s all a game to keep them rich and you stuck. So the next time around, his lawyer tells the judge she doesn’t have our paperwork. Mind you this is the very first piece of paperwork to have before even starting the case, so back 9 months ago. Mind you, she just went to a trial and didn't’ say boo about these two documents. Do you think my lawyer called her out on this? Let the judge know she just attended a trial a month prior, and now miraculously has paperwork “we didn’t supply”. Not a peep. When I questioned him about this. He ignored me. Another issue. At their status conference the other lawyer lied and said we were nowhere near negotiations, when, by that time we only had literally two tiny things left to sort out. My lawyer supposedly mentioned in his words “vehemently” that it wasn’t like that, yet didn’t tell the judge what exactly we needed. When I asked why not, he said because other lawyers were on the platform and it wouldn’t be proper. Folks...this is zoom with two lawyers and a judge. This lawyer is worse than a used car salesman. Not once did he stick up for us, push the case forward but it gets worse. We bought a house in another state than we said we would do, due to costs. The relocation case in itself was due to being hit financially with Covid. Something in 9 months he didn’t bother to even tell the judge. To date, the judge knows not one thing about me or my case. My lawyer made sure of that. So my lawyer told us by doing this( buying a home in a different state than what we told the court) we already lost and don’t bother going to court. He told us not to tell anyone where we are moving until it’s over or they can use it against us. So, the last thing this lawyer ever thought possible was my ex and I speaking. Guess my ex was going broke (un-admittedly) and obviously didn’t want to wait a month and go to trial. So he struck up deals with me on a recording he agreed to, doing over the phone. In this conversation, he already knew where we were moving, so since we didn’t tell a soul, guess who sold us out and colluded with the other lawyer? That’s right, this guy.
Practice Areas
    Insurance Defense
    Products Liability
Additional Practice Area
  • Insurance Bad Faith
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar
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2295 Essington Rd #103
Joliet, IL 60435
Telephone: (815) 254-1700
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