Jeanette F Xxh
map-marker Orlando, Florida

SCAM Company

Paid a lot of money to try and keep my house from being foreclosed and for bankruptcy and they took two years and settled nothing for me. They switched paralegals like crazy. I did everything they asked and in the end got nothing. They wanted me to pay twice the amount the mortgage company originally wanted to catch up in my mortgage. Now because of this I will always have a hard time trusting any attorney again. I just received a check from them yesterday in my deceased husbands name and I have no way to cash it because we didn’t have a joint account. Also the phone number on their website is not thiers and I have searched for a contact number for them and they are all wrong. I’m trying to get this check out in my name but cannot find any way to contact them.
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Reason of review:
Poor customer service
Anonymous

Landloard / Tenant issue

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Took our money , over $ 3000.00, advised us poorly , changed lawyers and paralegals many times . Did not respond to our case in court which is malpractice and then just left us out the money and issue not solved .Our property was trashed by the tenants . Now Englett's license suspended for 3 months by Fl Bar starting in Feb 2017 , due to many complaints . What good does that do? They still have a website and we actually went on it as got a response and when explained nicely our situation of course never heard back . Is there any way to get back money or some satisfaction w/ our case ?
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Cons:
  • Every thing related to our case
Reason of review:
read complaint

Preferred solution: refund plus damages due to poor representation

Stacye Ipj
map-marker Labelle, Florida

Englett And Associates Bankruptcy Attorney Review

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Hired this firm to deal with my bankruptcy and they are terrible, they dont reply to messages, theres no legal advice because no one will return calls, no one helps you with your case they just collect your money,they are a SCAM law firm. STAY AWAY FROM KEL..
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Reason of review:
Poor customer service
Anonymous

Short Review on November&nbs-05:00;14,&nbs-05:00;2016

Hired firm forChapter Seven and firm left 2 liens for 40000 on me. To find out six years later. I'm requesting a refund. This was to be a clean start.
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Reason of review:
Return, Exchange or Cancellation Policy
Anonymous
map-marker Ocala, Florida

Englett And Associates Legal Service Review

KEL took my money after not receiving any services
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Reason of review:
Pricing issue
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| map-marker Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Resolved: Asking for a refund for services NOT rendered

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I will let this email speak on my behalf. I paid KEL $950.00 to write a demand letter to my landlord. I am 100% disabled with little to no funds, even less now, and hired them to write a letter that they never did. They would not return my calls or emails: Good morning Your refund request has been received. Please note, your retainer agreement with KEL Attorneys is a non-refundable agreement and earned upon retention of the Firm, please review your copy of the retainer agreement for additional details. Attorney Mirna Lucho will begin the refund review. Refund reviews can take a minimum of 8 weeks for a decision. The final decision will be provided to you by US Mail to the address that we have on file. Please ensure that the Firm has your current address. If a refund is approved, the refund is issued in the same manner as your initial payment; if you paid in cash or check, a check will be issued and mailed to the address on file. Please note, a $500 administrative fee is withheld from any approved refund amount to cover the administrative costs of the opening and closing of your file. You may follow up on your refund request in 4 weeks. Sincerely
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Loss:
$950
Cons:
  • Took my money and did not provide any service
Reason of review:
Poor customer service

Preferred solution: Full refund

joel c Qbc
map-marker Elmhurst, Illinois

KEL attorneys screwed me out of 3,000 dollars

In 2009-10, I hired Kaufman Englett and Lynd attorneys for $3,000 and they literally did nothing for me. Not only did the lady who was handling my case consitently lose my paper work after i would fax it, she would not tell me for weeks that i had to fax it again. Finally after 3 months of this, the law firm fired her and i had to start all over. Now that they finally were able to keep my paper work, they basically got their *** kicked by my mortgage company for the next 9 months and literally got nothing accomplished. After the year was over KEL informed me that they were no longer going to represent me because i only hired them for a year. I hired them to do a deed in lieu and only after taking my first payment did they tell me they would not even try for that, but would only do a loan modification instead. Basically at this point i was paying them $3000 to save me around $70 a month on my mortgage. They were a huge scam. Never ever do business with them. They will leave you pissed. Ironically, after I didn't pay my mortgage one month in order to hire them, my credit took a hit. Guess who still calls me today offering to do a credit repair service for me...you guessed it, KEL.
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Loss:
$3
13 comments
Guest

140 potential customers have seen this and hopefully decided to take their business elsewhere. Thats a lot of money this company didnt steal. Good.

Guest

They totally hosed my short sale and eventually forced me into bankruptcy. Totally incompetent.

Guest

Yes, if they were as competent as they are incompetent, they would be they be worth all the hype and all, but there not and therefore what you pay for is not always what you get, like paying for a diamond and getting a lump of coal instead. SAD...it's catching up to them, they wont' be able to continue at this rate for much longer

Guest

I can not truly say I was "scammed", but I do feel that the exact same things happened with my family. No results, resubmission of paper work (expected of course, but not to the extent required, not returning messages, not really being in contact with my creditors to help with the "debtor workout".

On their behalf I did have time to put money aside for when and, at this point if, the creditors do come to an agreement with us. We didn't want to cheat anyone out of anything; just needed help working out our debt. We went the whole KEL route: Attorneys for a short sale, KEL Realtor, KEL debtor workout to negotiate our debts to give us time to get back on track.

Even though financially we are back on track and have repeatedly told KEL, we still don't have our debt worked out.

It has been over a year now. We did not renew our contract. :?

Guest

wow it is 2013 and I am having the same problem.

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I am losing my home because of KEL's incompetence and greed. I am now filing a class action suit. If interested, please reply.

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Yes I agree, I want to be a part of it, I have had about the same experience with them. I can never talk to the same person in that office, always someone different.

I told them since I am paying them,, that makes me the boss. hey don't return calls and lost paper work once, then I had to resubmmit them and have to keep giving them the same paperwork over and over again.

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Yes,our house was going to be auctioned off on Christmas day due to KEL's incompetence! Their response was" they won't kick you out on Christmas day"....@###@!

What?????!!

We paid over 3000.00 and have yet to receive refund we were promised. They take advantage of the all ready struggling families,they should be ashamed!

Guest

I don’t know what you people are talking about, check out our “Official Fan Page” at www.KelAttorneys.net

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I have worked for kel several years in Orlando and Tampa. It's all a scam and I am ashamed to work for these people. I'm sorry to all the people I had a hand in scamming.

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