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Presto W. July 18, 2020
Worst attorney ever !!!!! Guys Run from this guy if you care anything about your case or your money. Let me tell you about some of my experience with this guy. When you first contact him for a consultation he is the nicest guy (Sales Person) but as soon as he gets your money his whole demeanor and attitude changes 100%. Let me start out by saying this, Mark has no office phone he conducts business through a cell phone thats not even under his name as you see above his name is Mark Bruce. Then on top of that its probably Boost mobile because if he calls you all you hear is static and his line breaking up. Im not sure how he handles criminal law or any other cases he tries to handle. I hired him for a divorce matter my retainer was 4k flat fee retainer. At first I did not want to hire him cause the price was awesome( to good to be true) he talked me into it.I decided to take a chance and you know the saying YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR well in this case it was so bad YOU DONT! I hired this guy in January 2020 and to June 2020 I actually spoke with him 6 times and never met with him keep in mind "high net divorce". Before I hired him I called 2 times and he answered 2 times. Once I paid him I called him 13 times he answered 1 time we spoke for 15 mins half of that was him complaining that I called him and that he's a one man show and does not have time to talk to anyone because he's so busy in court and or meeting new clients trying to secure deposits for services. Now understand this I had a attorney working on my case prior to him that is still actually on my case that I pay 350 an hour. I hired Mark because he was flat fee 4k ( to handle my whole case) the whole time of my case he would ask the hourly attorney to create my income and expense forms (2 times) he would also request for him to make court visits BECAUSE he always had another hearing to attend. He did make one appearance and again I came out of that appearance with a 20k sanction because my paperwork was not done right. Which leads me to this I asked this guy to subpoena 3 items, Guess what he cannot even fill out subpoenas correctly. Now the OC attorney just filed sanctions on me again for 30k mostly do to all the errors in paperwork he has submitted to the court as well as the OC is trying to get a restraining order on me to prevent me from subpoenaing paperwork because he did not file consumer notices and tried to do it illegally. Mark came up with every excuse in the book to never work on my case. Mark would claim he read everything in my case but could never answer any question so go figure you can be the judge of that. Have you ever dealt with a guy that might have been book smart but has no common since and takes everything literally even to the point its just stupid? Thats Mark. I asked mark to do subpoenas for 6 months never happened. I asked Mark to do an order to compel for 6 months never happened. I asked mark to do RFO's for 6 months never happened. I asked Mark to do depositions for 6 months and never happened. Mark missed almost every dead line in my case 99% of them with out a care in the world. Mark had to file paperwork again by July 15 and guess what guys he didn't file it because he never read any of the emails I sent to him. Mark on July 16 Quits and violates my attorney client privilege and tells OC that Im doing illegal things that can land us both in jail which he made up to drop me as a client because A his paperwork wasn't done and B he has these sanctions he's running from, So if you expect to get fiduciary duty from Mark LOL yeah right. By the way just so you know Mark spent more time threatening me to keep quite or hell expose me (which is a lie and he can't do) then he did actually working on my case. I forgot this one, he never told me what the OC ever offered to settle my case and every subpoena that I received from OC he would mail to me 35 days after he received it so I could not object to anything. Mark wanted me to tell you guys he refunded me 1k back but I guess he thinks Im stupid. Guys I tried to fire this guy 1 week into my case and he did not wanna give my money back because it was a flat fee. Overtime I caught Mark lying or making excuses he would threaten to quit and offer me 2k back. SO AGAIN TO ALL OF YOU LOOKING FOR A ATTORNEY PLEASE LOOK ELSEWHERE IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR CASE OR YOUR MONEY. IM SURE I WILL BE HAVING A MALPRACTICE CASE ON THIS LAWYER!
Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Family Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 132784
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California St Univ Humboldt
Undergraduate Degree
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University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Law Degree
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 132784
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Contact & Map
Koukol and Associates (Public Defender)
3785 Placer Corporate Dr
Ste 550
Rocklin, CA 95765
Telephone: (916) 644-1177
473 E Carnegie Dr
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Telephone: (909) 289-4402
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