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William Brent Ney

  • Business Law, Intellectual Property, Real Estate Law
  • Georgia, Ohio
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M. shirazi September 11, 2023
$6000 per Hour Attorney and Lost the Case Please take a moment to read reviews from other clients about this attorney, rather than relying on recommendations from friends. He claims to be a malpractice attorney, and I entrusted him with a malpractice case. Initially, he informed me that my previous lawyer wasn't entitled to any compensation, so I should not pay them. He charged me $1,000 for a case study, only to later request an additional $7,000 for a jury trial. On top of that, he mentioned I would need to spend another $5,000 for an expert witness. Then, the attorney disappeared. Eventually, I discovered that the court date was set for April 27th at 9:00 AM. I went to his office or home but he did not open the door until 9:35 AM, a full 35 minutes after the court proceedings had already begun. At that point, he informed me that we had lost the case and claimed I owed $32,000. This was yet another instance of him providing false information, and I ended up losing $50,980. Unable to appeal due to him waiving all my rights, he offered to return only $1,500 of my money. I could settle the case for$23000 now I have to pay other attorney $5098.00 because this attorney. I am now planning to pursue legal action against him.
M. Shirazi July 4, 2023
Please, Please be carful Please read other complains against him on other sits. I engaged the services of Mr. Ney to handle a malpractice case and address the issue of overcharging in attorney's fees. Initially, I paid him a non-refundable amount of $1000 for a case study. However, upon reviewing the study, Mr. Ney informed me that I had a viable case but would need to pay an additional flat fee of $7000 to proceed. He assured me that he would handle the jury trial and expert witness, ensuring that the opposing party would not receive any monetary compensation. Alternatively, I had the option to settle the case for $18000.00. He discouraged me. In an attempt to obtain information about the court dates, I sent Mr. Ney eight emails, but unfortunately, I did not receive any response. Frustrated, I decided to visit his office in person, only to be informed that he was not available. Determined to find out the court date, I contacted the court directly and was informed that it had been scheduled for April 27th at 9:00 a.m. On the court day, I arrived at Mr. Ney's office, but to my dismay, he blocked my access to the Zoom meeting. I was left with no choice but to wait in the conference room. Subsequently, the court transcript revealed that Mr. Ney had waived any defense. As a result of these circumstances, I suffered a financial loss of $50,085.00. The $27000.00 claim which I could settle with less changed to $50,098.00. He has ruined my life. In light of Mr. Ney's negligence, I am taking legal action against him. I have lodged a complaint with the State Bar to address this matter appropriately. I write this review to prevent others from not lose sleep nights after nights like me.
Claimed Lawyer Profile

As a named partner in Ney Hoffecker Peacock & Hayle, William Ney has nearly twenty years of experience handling major professional liability, business, family law and injury cases. Mr. Ney's practice focuses on each of these areas with an emphasis on legal malpractice matters. Mr. Ney is widely recognized as one of the foremost attorneys in the Atlanta, Georgia legal market in the handling of legal malp0ractice cases for plaintiffs. These cases include matters involving missed statutes of limitation, conflicts of interests, mis-drafted wills and other documents, and a variety of other cases.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Intellectual Property
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
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  • Contingent Fees
    At Ney Hoffecker Peacock & Hayle, LLC, our philosophy is that the legal fee arrangement must make financial sense from the perspective of both the lawyer and the prospective client. To that end, we are happy to offer a variety of fee arrangements based upon the specific factors at issue in each individual case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Emory University
Law Degree
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Ohio State University - Columbus
B.A. (1995) | Political Science
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Professional Associations
Georgia State Bar
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One Midtown Plaza, 1360 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 1010
Atlanta, GA 30309
Telephone: (404) 963-9519
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