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Does not do anything

don't recommend Mr. Schmier. He demanded $2000 as a retainer fee to help me get parenting time. He filed a motion, so I and my children could go to family therapy, couldn't get my ex-wife to sign it and said that it is what he was hired to do and quit after 2 months of delays. I tried to call him to get the documents and the phone number of my ex-wife's lawyer but he never returned my call. Now I am stuck and two Thailand dollars short.
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#1684430

Update, after days of silence, he appeared again and carried it through and finished the work yesterday with a motion. The work he did when he appeared was better.

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#1437582 Review #1437582 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Livonia, Michigan
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Took our money and ran

We hired Mr Schmier back in 2013 when we got pulled over with CW in the car. We paid the $750 in retainer fees. We got a call in May 30th 2014 that they were finally brining this before the court and he was going to have an arraignment day at that time he told us there was NO warrant out but to be safe and keep head low so that no other charges would be pending on myself make court easier. We heard from him one other time in June that he was talking o district prosecutor and he would get back to me. On July 20th we started calling and e mailing on a daily basis and nothing from him. I found out from Officer McMillen that there was a warrant issued on May 4th and his exact words were “Charles attorney was made aware of this when the warrant was issued. I have spoke with his attorney several times on this matter.” Not once did he inform me that a warrant was issued for my arrest and it was 2 months later before I turned myself in making me look like I was running from the cops. Since June we have not heard from our attorney. We sent him certified letter on July 29th giving him till Aug 10th to get in contact with us. We had to hire another attorney due to the fact Mr. Schmier took our money and left us high and dry when it came time for the initial arraignment. We never signed ANY agreement and we asked for our retainer fee back but he still has yet to return it or a phone call pertaining to the matter.
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#1087159

The attorney James Schmier (Birmingham, MI) is not an experienced attorney. He didn't know what he was doing and didn't know what to do.

You of course didn't know that. His website www.schmierlaw.com and the many others he has created and continuously creating are just FALSE ADVERTISING.

#1009708

True I know.

#1009716
@PissedConsumer1009708

We got our full amount back but had to go through bar association.

#1098963
@PissedConsumer1009716

Dirty lawyer but still embarrassing himself, advertising: schmierlaw.com, Jamesschmier.com, James-Schmier.placestars.com, J-Schmier-Productions-ltd and his expertise is Criminal Law, Drunk Driving, Divorce and Family Law, Animal Cruelty, Drug Crimes, Sex Crimes, etc. but this nut couldn't defend and win his own personal law suit Case No.

2011-12****-CZ on file at the Michigan Oakland County Circuit Court. It's permanent PUBLIC RECORD INFORMATION, all case documents.

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#520305 Review #520305 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Birmingham, Michigan
Loss
$750

Attorney James G. Schmier (Birmingham, Michigan)

Nine months after accepting legal representation and a $1700.00 retainer fee, he the attorney James G. Schmier said "this case is hard" and withdrew as counsel. He is inconsistent and conflicting. He is also inept. He could not account for funds used/unused (1700.00). First he said only $300.00 or $400.00 of the 1700.00 was used. Then he said all, the entire $1700.00 amount was used but after announcing his withdrwal and releasing case files with an accounting statement he said only $1440.00 of the $1700.00 was used. He stated three different things referening the same thing. All are inconsistent and conflicting. Stay away for this attorney, James G. Schmier (Birmingham, Michigan). If you are faced with a crime or in need of legal assistance, you do not need Attorney James G. Schmier.
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#1254747

I too had a horrible experience with this attorney

#427240

I have worked with Mr. Schmier on both family law and criminal defense cases.

He is not only a trustworthy and reliable attorney, but a caring and dedicated mentor. He takes the opportunity to explain potential outcomes to each client, while providing capable and diligent representation. Mr. Schmier also has a strong network of professional relationships within the metropolitan Detroit area to benefit his clients.

This comment was left by an individual who likely lost her case through her own demise. With any type of professional service -- medical, financial, legal, etc. -- it is always appropriate and encouraged to seek multiple opinions from professionals before selecting a service provider.

I strongly recommend Mr. Schmier's professional legal representation, and have referred several happy clients to his office.

#365184

Do not use this lawyer, James G. Schmier.

Do not invest in his law firm, Schmier Law, PLLC (Birmingham, MI). Do not trust him. Do not trust his advertisings. He is forgetful, dishonest and a constant liar.

He is not professional or committed. He does not and cannot produce quality service. He can't simply because he is not a quality lawyer. Red Flag!!!

His advertisings are false.

Red Flag!!! His business operates 24/7 via cell phone (248-705-****).

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#238477 Review #238477 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Armada, Michigan

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