Zo Taylor-Rees Attorney At Law – Lawyer in Temecula, CA

I hired Zo Taylor-Rees as my representative attorney for a contentious divorce. The first meeting I had with Zo she was curt and dismissive which should have been my cue to complete the consultation and exit without hiring her. Her manner did not improve in the four months I had dealings with her and her passive approach did not assist my situation, in fact it most likely was the result in a negative situation being more negative. When I left her office 4 K lighter I knew I had made a serious error. It turned out I was right and I suggest you heed/read the reviews here should you need further verification. Taylor-Rees is not passive so much as wholly inept. After the one initial consultation with her in her office each meeting thereafter was held in the hallways in the courtroom. On my second appearance related to the divorce but not the divorce itself Rees substituted another attorney (her husband) and he was not aware of the story, circumstances nor the situation. I had to brief him in the courthouse and thankfully this matter did not progress to trial. I could not imagine going to trial with an attorney playing catch-up the morning of a trial. On the matter of my divorce the last appearance I had secured three witnesses. Despite several attempts to reach Rees the week before the trial she did not return my calls. Most of, if not all communication to Rees is done through her paralegal and Rees neither answers telephone calls nor emails directly. Therefore, one must do all communication though a third party leaving you waiting for a response at the behest of Rees. Rees had not spoken to any of my witnesses to ascertain their value to the case nor furnished me with a list of questions prior to the court date. In the end she did call any of my witnesses to the stand but allowed them to sit and wait for six hours before making that decision. This could have been easily ascertained prior to the case without wasting their valuable time. Each of my colleagues took a day off from work to testify on my behalf but apparently she did not see fit to use them. If the witnesses had no value to the case that should have been ascertained prior to the court appearance. I subsequently discovered that I could and should have subpoenaed witnesses to testify on my behalf. Rees is rude and adversarial (remembering I am the client) and several of my colleagues who were there on my behalf were horrified at her manner and hostile tone. I spent the morning in the hallways with Rees squiggling notes on her yellow pad trying to line up the facts of the case in a chronological order despite having been my attorney for four full calendar months. Despite email evidence, photographs, texts videos and all manner of highly relevant items to my case Rees did not offer anything into evidence. She had no predetermined questions and missed many, many opportunities to score points for my case. When she did finally call a witness to testify upon my request she was very obviously unprepared. Three weeks prior to the case being heard I consulted with another attorney who suggested I seek turnover orders for assets in the basis of fiduciary waste. This was not completed and the morning of the trial Rees informed me that the motions were going to be presented the following day. Three weeks after I had instructed this to be completed. She was constantly talking about ex-parte motions which were never filed and the one she did file I was informed by my subsequent attorney that it would be rejected, and it was. In the four months that Rees was my attorney I never received an update on my account for the work carried out. The final straw arrived when Gina the trusty paralegal informed me that opposing counsel had enraged her, finally after four months of legal pugilism she was joining the party. I terminated her during that phone call. I have never received a statement nor a refund for work that was not carried out. Caveat Emptor!

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Law Office of Rogelio V Morales – Lawyer in Temecula, CA

If I could give a negative review I would. The receptionists are negligent and irresponsible, they don't follow through on consultation times and "forget" about you.The lawyer Rogelio is completely insensitive, greedy, and rude. After having been blown off several times by his staff, he tells me they do not provide free legal services and it will cost me $500 for him to answer a question for me that I could find the answer to online, even though I repeatedly told them I wanted to hire him for my adjustment of status, NEVER DID I ASK FOR FREE SERVICES! How offensive! Only money talks in this office. I would much prefer someone who actually cares about his clients.On top of everything he tells me his services for adjustment of status cost $3000 and he WON'T EVEN GO WITH YOU TO THE INTERVIEW UNLESS YOU PAY AN EXTRA $500.WHAT A RIDICULOUS RIPOFF.PERFECTLY GOOD ATTORNEYS WILL CHARGE $1200 AND EVEN ACCOMPANY YOU TO EVERYTHING.DO NOT GO THROUGH THIS UNPROFESSIONAL MONEY HUNGRY OFFICE.There are many more attorneys that are caring and willing to help.

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R Allen Baylis – Lawyer in Temecula, CA

You can do a lot better elsewhere. Engaging Mr. Baylis is a rapid descent into the cone of silence. Any and all interaction ceases after money has been exchanged.After he's collected your fees up front, his office doesn't respond to e-mails or voicemails. Court dates come and go without notification of postponements.When my case finally did come to court, there was zero verbal or written communication concerning outcome. Sad

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