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Sexual Harassment by Hakemi

After coming for a therapeutic massage at my home business, Hakemi asked "May I"? while we stood at the door. I have no idea what he was asking "May I"? to. I must have looked confused or said something like "What"?. Then he proceeded to grab my *** by the door. Nor my fiance or my roommate were at home. I was in a vulnerable position and he took every advantage of it. I told him I could not work with him every again after that. He should know better.
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#1961665 Review #1961665 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Revelstoke, British Columbia
Cons
  • Sexual harassment
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OVER BILLING AND OVER CHARGING FOR POOR SERVICES | HAKEMI & RIDGEDALE LLP BEWARE BEFORE YOU HIRE THIS LAW FIRM

Hakemi And Ridgedale - OVER BILLING AND OVER CHARGING FOR POOR SERVICES | HAKEMI & RIDGEDALE LLP BEWARE BEFORE YOU HIRE THIS LAW FIRM
Hakemi And Ridgedale - OVER BILLING AND OVER CHARGING FOR POOR SERVICES | HAKEMI & RIDGEDALE LLP BEWARE BEFORE YOU HIRE THIS LAW FIRM
OVER BILLING AND OVER CHARGING FOR POOR SERVICES | HAKEMI & RIDGEDALE LLP BEWARE BEFORE YOU HIRE THIS LAW FIRM Commercial Law Vancouver | Hakemi & Ridgedale | Business Litigation These lawyers scammed me. Lawyers treated me very unfairly have a bit of a bad reputation. Yes, they lied to me and misrepresented the facts of the case, failed to take my instructions, and screwed up my case. No doubt most Vancouver Litigation lawyers are honest folk who do their jobs within the code of ethics they work under but not this firm. It takes a special type of personality to be a litigation lawyer. Day after day, you deal with clients who are vulnerable, emotionally due to loss of financial investments and some honest lawyers acting as an objective steward of the law, gently guide their client through some of the most trying ordeals of their lives. Or, if you're a lawyer from this firm, you may get a lawyer as from my experience who bills you unnecessarily and does not take guidance from you and then over bills you. The sad fact is some lawyers from Hakemi Ridgedale whose sole motivation is not justice or their clients' interests, but naked greed. As others have noted, they view lawsuits as a way of backdoor billing. Unless you have been a party to one of the lawsuits in question, you might think that this wave of legal malfeasance is a series of isolated, unrelated incidents that do not affect you. If so, you would be dead wrong about this law firm. I will not paint with so broad a brush, but simply note that the price I paid for one crooked lawyer in this firm and their rotten deeds goes beyond financial losses, my company ruined and my dreams lost. Worst of all, the collective impact of their devious actions serves to undermine a common belief in justice and respect for the law. And that affects us all especially when using the services of this crooked law firm who exaggerate their billing practices. If you have money to burn, go for it, but rest assured they will drain you financially, screw up and backdoor your case and you will be guaranteed an empty bank account. Roberto Farinha 4 weeks ago- He admitted he backdoored my case after I fired him. But was concerned if I was recording him. Great People!!
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#1528997

These lawyers scammed me. Lawyers treated me very unfairly have a bit of a bad reputation.

Yes, they lied to me and misrepresented the facts of the case, failed to take my instructions, and screwed up my case. No doubt most Vancouver Litigation lawyers are honest folk who do their jobs within the code of ethics they work under but not this firm. It takes a special type of personality to be a litigation lawyer. Day after day, you deal with clients who are vulnerable, emotionally due to loss of financial investments and some honest lawyers acting as an objective steward of the law, gently guide their client through some of the most trying ordeals of their lives.

Or, if you're a lawyer from this firm, you may get a lawyer as from my experience who bills you unnecessarily and does not take guidance from you and then overcharging you. The sad fact is some lawyers from Hakemi Ridgedale whose sole motivation was not justice or their clients' interests, but naked greed. As others have noted, they view lawsuits as a way of backdoor billing. Unless you have been a party to one of the lawsuits in question, you might think that this wave of legal malfeasance is a series of isolated, unrelated incidents that do not affect you.

If so, you would be dead wrong about this law firm. I will not paint with so broad a brush, but simply note that the price I paid for one crooked lawyer in this firm and their rotten deeds goes beyond financial losses, my company ruined and my dreams lost. Worst of all, the collective impact of their devious actions serves to undermine a common belief in justice and respect for the law. And that affects us all especially when using the services of this crooked law firm who exaggerate their billing practices.

If you have money to burn, go for it, but rest assured they will drain you financially, screw up and backdoor your case and you will be guaranteed an empty bank account. Roberto Farinha 4 weeks ago posted the following statement on a google review. “He admitted he backdoored my case after I fired him.But was concerned if I was recording him. Great People!!” Just took the money and to hide the reviews, they now posting reviews themselves on google reviews to make themselves look good.

How convenient 5 reviews in a fews days. BE DILIGENT AND DON’T BE A VICTIM TO HAKEMI AND RIDGEDALE UNETHICAL LEGAL BILLING PRACTICES IN VANCOUVER, BC HAKEMI & RIDGEDALE 150*-888 DUNSMUIR STREET VANCOUVER, BC V6C 3K4 https://hakemiridgedale.com Here are the facts: Law firm overbilling - whether described as the euphemistic "bill padding" or simply "billing fraud" - is a serious problem that is seldom discussed and even less frequently addressed. But rare is the legal bill that does not include at least some "padding." In our experience they performed work not because as clients because our case demanded it, but because the lawyer needed to bill more hours especially because the lawyer was inexperienced and a rookie. As an example of billing it goes like this: call with plaintiff ; e-mail to client; revise draft settlement .

- 1.0 hours Billing for a full hour, rather than seven tenths of an hour, which is the actual amount of time spent on our behalf, so as a client we are essentially paying the lawyer a gratuity of three-tenths of an hour. If this is not a scam th cheat clients then what is it? Simply adding the smallest unit of billable time (0.1 hour) onto a daily timesheet results in an extra $10,000-25,000 in unearned fees in a single year, depending upon the billing rate. For the average rookie lawyer, that translates to billing makes it nearly impossible as a client to determine whether they are being fairly billed, and this could end up costing clients over a quarter million dollars for work never performed.

So be careful be very careful dealing with Hakemi & Ridgedale. Of course it’s entirely your choice if you want to hire this law firm but this was our experience so our advice shop around and get the promises in writing as they talk more and do little.

In our humble opinion mind Hakemi and Ridgedale acted unethically and behaved unsavory, and this is the truth of the facts herein. BE DILIGENT IN ANY BUSINESS DEALINGS WITH HAKEMI AND RIDGEDALE .

#1519616

These lawyers scammed me. Lawyers treated me very unfairly have a bit of a bad reputation.

Yes, they lied to me and misrepresented the facts of the case, failed to take my instructions, and screwed up my case.No doubt most Vancouver Litigation lawyers are honest folk who do their jobs within the code of ethics they work under but not this firm.It takes a special type of personality to be a litigation lawyer. Day after day, you deal with clients who are vulnerable, emotionally due to loss of financial investments and some honest lawyers acting as an objective steward of the law, gently guide their client through some of the most trying ordeals of their lives. Or, if you're a lawyer from this firm, you may get a lawyer as from my experience who bills you unnecessarily and does not take guidance from you and then over bills you.The sad fact is some lawyers from Hakemi Ridgedale whose sole motivation is not justice or their clients' interests, but naked greed. As others have noted, they view lawsuits as a way of backdoor billing.Unless you have been a party to one of the lawsuits in question, you might think that this wave of legal malfeasance is a series of isolated, unrelated incidents that do not affect you.

If so, you would be dead wrong about this law firm.I will not paint with so broad a brush, but simply note that the price I paid for one crooked lawyer in this firm and their rotten deeds goes beyond financial losses, my company ruined and my dreams lost. Worst of all, the collective impact of their devious actions serves to undermine a common belief in justice and respect for the law.And that affects us all especially when using the services of this crooked law firm who exaggerate their billing practices.If you have money to burn, go for it, but rest assured they will drain you financially, screw up and backdoor your case and you will be guaranteed an empty bank account.LikeRoberto Farinha4 weeks ago-He admitted he backdoored my case after I fired him.

But was concerned if I was recording him. Great People!!1

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#1304608 Review #1304608 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Service
Hakemi And Ridgedale Legal Service
Cons
  • Everything about their attitude and service
Reason of review
Over Charging for services

BEWARE UNETHICAL LEGAL PRACTICES Hakemi & Ridgedale Commercial Law Vancouver | Hakemi & Ridgedale | Business Litigation BUYER BEWARE!

Hakemi And Ridgedale - BEWARE UNETHICAL LEGAL PRACTICES Hakemi & Ridgedale Commercial Law Vancouver | Hakemi & Ridgedale | Business Litigation BUYER BEWARE!
BEWARE! Commercial Law Vancouver | Hakemi & Ridgedale | Business Litigation BUYER BEWARE! Hakemi Ridgedale focused on getting results by engaging the other side, following through systematically, and steering me through to a very UNFAVORABLE outcome. I would NEVER use this law firm again, and neither should you. As a client who received extremely exaggerated and unreasonable high bill. I must say this law firm is the result of unethical lawyering, a complete waste or incompetence, and this firm makes promises it does not keep. A concern that could have been overcome with a sensible, managed approach. Hakemi & Ridgedale will make you promises and make clients believe they are being represented ethically, but clients seldom have the experience or the inclination and they will not negotiate every detail of their engagement agreement. This law firm make their clients typically sign with little or no explanation, much less negotiation. The lawyers in this firm are unethical in their billing practice and will gouge you for every penny. In fact they will make promises that they do not keep. Speaking frankly, one would be best to stay away from this law firm, as they have simply used their power to compromise your claim, and expect to be paid. As a result of their incompetence I not only lost my claim the lawyers in this firm destroyed and compromised my entire litigation BEWARE OF HAKEMI RIDGEDALE THEY MAKE PROMISES THAT THEY WILL NOT KEEP STAY AWAY AND GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!
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Suite 1500, 888 Dunsmuir Street Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3K4 Canada They scammed us too SAVE YOUR MONEY DON’T HIRE HAKEMI AND RIDGEDALE LITIGATION LAWYERS FOR YOUR LEGAL TROUBLE THIS IS MY PERSONAL OPINION BASED ON MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH THIS VANCOUVER LAW FIRM These lawyers scammed me. Lawyers treated me very unfairly have a bit of a bad reputation.

Yes, they lied to me and misrepresented the facts of the case, failed to take my instructions, and screwed up my case. No doubt most Vancouver Litigation lawyers are honest folk who do their jobs within the code of ethics they work under but not this firm. It takes a special type of personality to be a litigation lawyer. Day after day, you deal with clients who are vulnerable, emotionally due to loss of financial investments and some honest lawyers acting as an objective steward of the law, gently guide their client through some of the most trying ordeals of their lives.

Or, if you're a lawyer from this firm, you may get a lawyer as from my experience who bills you unnecessarily and does not take guidance from you and then overcharging you. The sad fact is some lawyers from Hakemi Ridgedale whose sole motivation was not justice or their clients' interests, but naked greed. As others have noted, they view lawsuits as a way of backdoor billing. Unless you have been a party to one of the lawsuits in question, you might think that this wave of legal malfeasance is a series of isolated, unrelated incidents that do not affect you.

If so, you would be dead wrong about this law firm. I will not paint with so broad a brush, but simply note that the price I paid for one crooked lawyer in this firm and their rotten deeds goes beyond financial losses, my company ruined and my dreams lost. Worst of all, the collective impact of their devious actions serves to undermine a common belief in justice and respect for the law. And that affects us all especially when using the services of this crooked law firm who exaggerate their billing practices.

If you have money to burn, go for it, but rest assured they will drain you financially, screw up and backdoor your case and you will be guaranteed an empty bank account. Roberto Farinha 4 weeks ago posted the following statement on a google review. “He admitted he backdoored my case after I fired him.But was concerned if I was recording him. Great People!!” Just took the money and to hide the reviews, they now posting reviews themselves on google reviews to make themselves look good.

How convenient 5 reviews in a fews days. BE DILIGENT AND DON’T BE A VICTIM TO HAKEMI AND RIDGEDALE UNETHICAL LEGAL BILLING PRACTICES IN VANCOUVER, BC HAKEMI & RIDGEDALE 150*-*** DUNSMUIR STREET VANCOUVER, BC V6C 3K4 https://hakemiridgedale.com Here are the facts: Law firm overbilling - whether described as the euphemistic "bill padding" or simply "billing fraud" - is a serious problem that is seldom discussed and even less frequently addressed. But rare is the legal bill that does not include at least some "padding." In our experience they performed work not because as clients because our case demanded it, but because the lawyer needed to bill more hours especially because the lawyer was inexperienced and a rookie. As an example of billing it goes like this: call with plaintiff ; e-mail to client; revise draft settlement .

- 1.0 hours Billing for a full hour, rather than seven tenths of an hour, which is the actual amount of time spent on our behalf, so as a client we are essentially paying the lawyer a gratuity of three-tenths of an hour. If this is not a scam th cheat clients then what is it? Simply adding the smallest unit of billable time (0.1 hour) onto a daily timesheet results in an extra $10, 000-25, 000 in unearned fees in a single year, depending upon the billing rate. For the average rookie lawyer, that translates to billing makes it nearly impossible as a client to determine whether they are being fairly billed, and this could end up costing clients over a quarter million dollars for work never performed.

So be careful be very careful dealing with Hakemi & Ridgedale. Of course it’s entirely your choice if you want to hire this law firm but this was our experience so our advice shop around and get the promises in writing as they talk more and do little.

In our humble opinion mind Hakemi and Ridgedale acted unethically and behaved unsavory, and this is the truth of the facts herein. BE DILIGENT IN ANY BUSINESS DEALINGS WITH HAKEMI AND RIDGEDALE

#1526883

These lawyers scammed me. Lawyers treated me very unfairly have a bit of a bad reputation.

Yes, they lied to me and misrepresented the facts of the case, failed to take my instructions, and screwed up my case. No doubt most Vancouver Litigation lawyers are honest folk who do their jobs within the code of ethics they work under but not this firm. It takes a special type of personality to be a litigation lawyer. Day after day, you deal with clients who are vulnerable, emotionally due to loss of financial investments and some honest lawyers acting as an objective steward of the law, gently guide their client through some of the most trying ordeals of their lives.

Or, if you're a lawyer from this firm, you may get a lawyer as from my experience who bills you unnecessarily and does not take guidance from you and then over bills you. The sad fact is some lawyers from Hakemi Ridgedale whose sole motivation is not justice or their clients' interests, but naked greed. As others have noted, they view lawsuits as a way of backdoor billing. Unless you have been a party to one of the lawsuits in question, you might think that this wave of legal malfeasance is a series of isolated, unrelated incidents that do not affect you.

If so, you would be dead wrong about this law firm. I will not paint with so broad a brush, but simply note that the price I paid for one crooked lawyer in this firm and their rotten deeds goes beyond financial losses, my company ruined and my dreams lost. Worst of all, the collective impact of their devious actions serves to undermine a common belief in justice and respect for the law. And that affects us all especially when using the services of this crooked law firm who exaggerate their billing practices.

If you have money to burn, go for it, but rest assured they will drain you financially, screw up and backdoor your case and you will be guaranteed an empty bank account. Roberto Farinha 4 weeks ago- He admitted he backdoored my case after I fired him. But was concerned if I was recording him. Great People!!

They now posting reviews themselves on google reviews to make themselves look good DON’T BE A VICTIM TO THIS LAW FIRM FROM VANCOUVER HAKEMI & RIDGEDALE 150*-*** DUNSMUIR STREET VANCOUVER, BC V6C 3K4 https://hakemiridgedale.com Law firm overbilling - whether described as the euphemistic "bill padding" or simply "billing fraud" - is a serious problem that is seldom discussed and even less frequently addressed. But rare is the legal bill that does not include at least some "padding." In our opinion experience was they performed work not because as clients our case demanded it, but because the lawyer needs to bill more hours especially because the lawyer was inexperienced and a rookie. As an example call with plaintiff ; e-mail to client; revise draft settlement . - 1.0 hours We were billed for a full hour, rather than seven tenths of an hour, which is the actual amount of time spent on the our behalf, so as a client we are essentially paying the lawyer a gratuity of three-tenths of an hour.

If this is not a scam then what is it. Simply adding the smallest unit of billable time (0.1 hour) onto a daily timesheet results in an extra $10,000-25,000 in unearned fees in a single year, depending upon the billing rate.

For the average rookie lawyer, that translates to billing makes it nearly impossible as a client to determine whether they are being fairly billed, and this could end up costing clients over a quarter million dollars for work never performed. So be careful be very careful dealing with Hakemi & Ridgedale .

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Hakemi And Ridgedale Legal Service
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Poor customer service
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