Short Review on April 22, 2017

Excellent Law Firm friendly very knowledgeable and care about their clients I recommend this Law Firm to anybody that wants excellent service
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#1037934 Review #1037934 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Good customer service

Ballstaedt Law Firm Legal Service Review

Call bit because I was in need of help with my financial situation spoke to a lady named Mary so friendly so helpful explained everything to me I recommend this Law Firm people are excellent fee are great and they really care about their clients
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#1037398 Review #1037398 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Good customer service
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Ballstaedt Law - Seth Ballstaedt Las Vegas, NV BK ATTY

I hired this company to represent me in my bk case in May or April 2015. After the money was sent to their office, problems started with the rude staff members. For starters, I have never filed BK. I was not told that I had to start making payments right away to the BK court. I had assumed that that happens after the BK was approved or something happened in the court. I was notified that I was late on my payments when I didnt know I had to mail them to start with . SO I made the payments and got caught up They asked for me to fill out an ARIZONA BK document- I constantly asked why , because I was filing in NEVADA. It took forever to get an answer and correct that one mistake they made . I also never got a consulation by phone ( a complete one) My first phone appointment was sent and I was told he would call me- He never did, i called them and left multiple messages . I was given different information by different staff members, wrong appearance date- they got me an extension and i had to pay for it. I even had to hear wise cracks about my disability by a staff member there. Then I got a new attorney but they never told me who he was, i called, this went on for months. The person that is the wrose to work with and the rudest is a woman named LORI and her staff member Becky. I once called to leave a message after hours, she answered the phone and was mad at me for calling, I asked her if you dont want to talk to anyone after hours, why do you answer office phone ? She said she was mad because she was cooking dinner , I told her if that is the case she should have let it go to voice mail,later I find its because she that it might have been a new client call and she answered phone by mistake I then set up a time to appear by teleconfrence hearing due to the fact my doctor says I can travel due to my disability and up coming surgery - I was asked to get this in writing and i did. First letter from the doctor did not have his phone number , so i was told to get letter from the doctor with phone number she as far as I know never sent to the court or trustee for an approval ( letter with the doctors phone number) I feel like this lori has sabotaged my case and I am now at risk of losing my home and they took all my money. Seth one time called me and I was able to explain to him what they said to me over the phone, how i was treated and the wise cracks they made about me being ill ( before the letter came from the doctor saying I am having 2 shoulder replacements and was unable to travel) He even agreed that Lori and Becky can be difficult and rude and promised that I could have someone there to communicate with I was supposed to have this conference call approved by my hearing date because I could not make the long trip to nevada - They never even sent the request for my phone conference with correct information from my doctor - I found out by FAX that it was declined after it was to late to do anything THEN i call court to get help, not knowing what to do , I sent certified letters over a week ago about all this , wanting to talk my attorney and instead I was forced this last few months to get legal advise from someone that is just an office manager I am totally screwed do not have the money to pay another attorney FINALLY after everything went wrong today Seth decided to call and tell me he cant be my attorney and to find someone else- I asked him how is that even possible now that you took all my money ? HE told me thats your problem , find another attorney This has been the most horrible experience I have ever been through and thanks to them I am at risk of losing my home And after problems started piling up, I noticed on various websites that other people are having problems with them also and the staff
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#707970 Review #707970 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Problems with payment
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Las Vegas Bait and switch lawyer

This guy will rip you off. Bait and switch ads and the true cost is much more. Stay away!!! He will promise a full bankruptcy for $639 but will end up costing 10 times more. Stay away!!! 1) Seth Ballstaedt has never finished a chapter 13 2) NOT ONE attorney is licensed for more than two years. 3) Aaron Heigi, an attorney with the firm, is NOT licensed to practice in California or Nevada as claimed on the firm’s website. This guy will rip you off. Bait and switch ads and the true cost is much more. Stay away!!! He will promise a full bankruptcy for $639 but will end up costing 10 times more. Stay away!!!
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#1089594

I can confirm this. I'm not a subjective person, but this guy had our case for years and he achieved the worse outcome of the story.

While he seemed professional at the very start, he ultimately became very hard to get in touch with, somewhat dismissive(his employees are just like that) and it seemed like he just didn't care anymore. Furthermore, we had some other professional advice from friends or family who work in the industry and when brainstormed the future course of actions Seth never disagreed to the new ideas. Whenever we met next though, he shrugged his shoulders blatantly as if his memory was completely wiped from the last time we saw him. Other similar professionals disclaimed(after using various questioning techniques) that he lacks moral integrity, one certain attorney working for a prestigious company in Las Vegas claimed "there is bad blood between Seth and $%#^&!@ ".

Normally I wouldn't disclose this here since that would make those people sound unprofessional since they broke their code of ethics when they told me what they did. Due to the fact that I've found similar other complaints about his past on multiple review websites pushed me forward to write this.

Stay away from this person and his company!! His services are cheap for a reason and his volatile attitude should be enough warning signs!

#775778

This guy is bad news, I have a friend that got ripped off from this law firm.

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#471870 Review #471870 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss
$1349
New Reviewer

Ballstaedt Law Firm Seth Ballstaedt BALLSTAEDT LAW FIRM CONDUCTING UNETHICAL PRACTICES IN ARIZONA Phoenix, AZ and Las Vegas, NV Nevada

Perhaps you have seen the advertisements for Ballsteadt Law Firm offering to file bankruptcy cases for $693.00. This writer found this to be quite curious and subsequently phoned the firm; a woman named Laurie explained the procedure necessary to file bankruptcy and informed me of an additional fee of $306.00 required by the Court. Additionally, she explained that Seth Ballstaedt would be my attorney, that he is ONLY available by appointment on Fridays only and that a payment plan is available if the entire amount could not be paid outright. Such a payment plan would cost an additional $350.00, over the course of the payments; further research revealed that such a payment plan is ILLEGAL; continued payments after filing for bankruptcy are prohibited by law in the State of Arizona. This information further roused my curiosity and caused me to investigate further, the results of which were astonishing. Several more phone calls to regulatory agencies in both Arizona and Nevada divulged and affirmed the following: 1) Seth Ballstaedt is NOT licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona. 2) Each and every attorney with Ballstaedt Law Firm are licensed to practice law ONLY in the State of Nevada, and NOT ONE attorney is licensed for more than two years. 3) Aaron Heigi, an attorney with the firm, is NOT licensed to practice in California or Nevada as claimed on the firm’s website. 4) The only attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona, Victoria Quach, has been licensed for less than one year, rendering her with little, if any, experience or success in her field. Clearly, the Ballstaedt Law Firm is guilty of unethical behaviors and misrepresentation of their abilities and qualifications. The firm proudly boasts that Seth Ballstaedt is one of the top three attorneys in the State of Nevada; a simple phone call affirms that this is a bold-faced lie. Seth Ballstaedt is clearly unprincipled and lacks integrity; he boldly disregards clear principles of behavior established by the State of Arizona regulating the collection of fees after a bankruptcy case is filed. This firm guilty of prevarication of the facts with regard to experience, services, qualifications, track record, and Victoria Quach is willfully abetting the unauthorized practice of law within the State of Arizona. It is clear that this Nevada law firm is engaging in predatory practices in Arizona and this problem seems to be becoming more far-reaching and widespread. It is clear that one must do their own due-diligence and research before engaging the services of The Ballstaedt Law firm or any firm to be certain that their claims are true and that they are operating in a forthright and integrous manner. Anyone who has been wronged by this firm or needs or wants to make a complaint can call the Arizona State Bar Association at 602.252.4804. This law firm should not be permitted to continue defrauding and deceiving Arizonans in need of relief from financial crisis; such practices need to be halted immediately and a message sent to this firm in particular that their deceptive practices are unwelcome and will not be tolerated. Anyone who has been wronged by this firm or needs or wants to make a complaint can call the Arizona State Bar Association at 602.252.4804.
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#471869 Review #471869 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss
$1349

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