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You won't find a better Workman’s Comp and Personal Injury attorney than this! I was involved in an auto-pedestrian accident (I was the pedestrian) and Craig Kenny was referred to me. THANK GOD! This was both a Personal Injury and Workman’s Comp case. Where do I start? ALL of his staff is AMAZING! I worked with both Craig Kenny and Leon Symanski personally and the level of representation was beyond anything I could ever comprehend. I didn't have to worry about a thing. They offered to come to my house for my initial consultation. Free. I had a neurosurgeon that I didn't feel 100% comfortable with. To change doctors in a WC case can be difficult. They were able to change my doctors twice (per my request). Not only did they handle this, but they were concerned about the level of care I was receiving from my doctor and Leon Symanski PERSONALLY met me at my doctor’s appointment to ensure I was receiving the level of care he felt I was entitled to. What attorney does this? Seriously. Mr. Symanski did this again on one other occasion. I have had many problems with my Workman’s Comp case worker and my attorneys and their staff always handled any problems I had with him. This includes getting authorizations to have procedures done, calling to find out where my disability check was (and this would get corrected immediately), getting appointments approved and always kept the process moving. I never felt like an inconvenience, always a priority. I always received a call back the same day I called or when they would say they would call back. My case was approximately 2 ½ years in length (due to procedures and surgeries I needed). The settlement process was easy and I was very happy with the outcome. They always kept me informed and explained everything going on with my case in detail the entire time (and they were also kind enough to translate legal “lingo” into the English language). Mr. Kenny met with me personally on numerous occasions and ALWAYS made me feel like he truly personally cared about me. He answers his phone if he’s in the office (and available) and if I left a voicemail he ALWAYS called me back the SAME day. No joke! He is amazing! I couldn't ask for a better experience during such a trying time in my life. It was one of the most difficult times I have ever been through. Not only for me but also for my children. I felt like I had a second family at CPK & Associates who were always there to assist me with whatever I needed. What it comes down to is if you are in need of a Personal Injury and/or Workman’s Comp attorney and you want one that truly cares about YOU and your well-being, this is who you need to call. I even received a traffic ticket and it was handled in a jiffy. So I have had the pleasure of experiencing CPK's traffic services as well. What it comes down to is I promise you will be nothing but thankful you called here. I hope I won't need to go through another ordeal like this again, but if I do, this will ALWAYS been the man I call. THANK YOU Craig Kenny, Leon Symanski and all of your staff! You sincerely and truly changed my life!
I will write how Kenneth Frizzell helped me and a male veteran's soon to be ex wife from Thailand. 1st Eva's American veteran husband was divorcing her. He was pulling in after federal taxes: example: $8,596 a month with his USAF pension, City pension, VA medical pension, Social Secuirty. Eva was only going to get about example: $750.00 a month from her social Secuirty. George was going to stick her will all the bills. I bought her to Kenneth in 8/2013. Eva agreed to hired Kenneth as her divorce attorney. He had her signed a moral contract. The 1st part is what his guidelines will be as your attorney. The 2nd part is what your guidelines are as his client. In the contract he explains his fees are ala carte which for a certain amount he will do this. They both signed. Kenneth told Eva do not lived with your ex husband or talked to him while you are divorcing him which took only 60 days. Do not break the law and be honest with your attorney. The bills were split 50/50. Eva received her social Secuirty amount: whatever it truely is: plus a fair alimony from her ex husband after 27 years of marriage. When Kenneth moved from his old office to is new office, I was happy to find out some of his old office employees left his law firm. They were not nice, lied to the clients and were rude to a few female veterans. Business is business. I have no idea if it is in writing how much you will be charge for your case, how anyone can claimed they were rip off. All attorneys charge a basic fee. As the case goes on you will have to handle additional cost to your attorney. Most attorney are suppose to tell you in writing if there are additional costs. Ala carte is better one price you get this. If you need another issue this is the cost. Time is money so you are paying for their time. Civil/criminal cases can drag on for months & there are additional court cost as well. It is a signed contract. It is in writing how to behave while he is handling a court case which means do not get into trouble if you are going to court. That would impact your current case. Listen to your attorney becuz isn't that why you hired him to handle your case.? Let's be honest if you get a DUI in Nevada you will not always walked with a parking ticket. If an attorney can promise he can make it disappear, he will disappear with your money!! This is Nevada kinda consider "Good Old Boy State". If Kenneth tells you to go to traffic school for the DUI/traffic ticket. Go!! An attorney is a person you hired you help you out of a screw up but they are not fairies who have a magical wand to make it like it never happened. I was dealing with an ex boyfriend who is in law enforcement. Let's be honest. If a cop does not want an attorney to help you, it does not matter how much money you are willing to pay. Most attorneys will not give you the time of day. Kenneth told me I could go to court or he could write a letter of intent for a smaller fee. I hired him for the letter. I managed to get back from my ex boyfriend, items my foster mother left me.
I called around to several lawyers to get prices on how much a bankruptcy would cost me. A Fresh Start was one of the first places I called & attorney Dorothy Bunce candidly told me she did not have the cheapest price in town, so I kept calling until I found someone who gave me a really good price. Bit mistake! First off, the price I was quoted wasn’t the price I got after the attorney added in all the extras. Second, I got no face time with the attorney beyond the first 5 minutes of the "free consultation." Third, I had to practically do the bankruptcy myself - the paralegal gave me more than 20 pages of paperwork to fill out, and every time I had a question, I couldn’t ask the attorney for an answer, I had to ask the paralegal. Who knows if the advice she gave me was correct or not? Finally, at the courthouse, my attorney and the Fresh Start Attorney, Dorothy Bunce, sit next to each other. Dorothy is laughing and talking to the Judge and the court staff, while my attorney is playing games on his tablet. Dorothy’s cases get called first, and her clients have no problems. They leave the courtroom smiling and happy. My case gets called and the Judge tells my attorney that I have to come back because he hasn’t provided my pay stubs, bank records, and tax returns. My attorney blames me for not giving him these documents, which is a total lie! So I have to take off work again in two weeks and drop off another copy of my pay stubs, bank records, and tax returns to the paralegal. So I had to ask myself how much did I really save by using that cheap attorney? So I called A Fresh Start and asked Dorothy what her fees were. The price I was quoted included the court fees, the credit report, and the credit counseling, and Dorothy didn't try to hide what all the expenses involved were. The total amount she charged turned out to be less than what I paid my cheap attorney after having to pay for the cost of correcting all his mistakes. There might be some good cheap attorneys out there, but next time I need an attorney, I will look for one that doesn’t focus on providing cheap service.
In response to the bashing below... I'm the hairstylist who had to take over this client's service from a co-worker because this woman had her so confused and conflicted as to what she really wanted that she asked for my help... And I never told this lady that her hair was cut all to hell, only that adjustments needed to be made in order to give her what she wanted. I can also assure you that Evolve Salon did everything possible to make this client happy... In the end, she indeed assured me that she liked her hair before paying and tipping after her visit. One hour later her aunt called the salon from CA., ranting very belligerently that she was going to sue the sh** out of us and was rude beyond belief to the owner who was trying to help resolve the issue. This all boils down to MONEY MONEY MONEY, as this woman obviously feels that we should have given her FREE services not once but twice! Ask yourself this; If she were so unhappy with our salon and the professionals who work there why would she have returned? Trust me, this lady is a complete nut-case who quite obviously feels that it's now her mission to bash and trash our fine salon and the reputations of our highly trained stylists all over the web. I would have told her aunt to screw off too, if in fact that was ever said, which I highly doubt! Her entire review of Evolve Salon is completely without merit and I wanted the public to know, as I can again assure you that we here at Evolve Salon are highly trained salon professionals committed to excellence and client satisfaction. We are not however mental health professionals or a psychiatric office! I can only hope that this woman keeps her word and that we NEVER see her in our salon again! And if you are a salon owner or stylist, all I can say is that I hope you're not this woman's next stop! And to top it all off, this lady is a second grade teacher? Thank God I don't have a kid in her class! Sincerely Yours, Edward Aalam Master Colorist and Stylist
To make a long story short I thought I would look much better as a brunette instead of my existing blonde color so I went to a hair stylist whom I will not mention here and made the change to a mid level brunette color. Well I did look different and I thought the new color would grow on me. I got home and my husband Tom was very upset and said he loved my hair all these years. He had never commented on my hair ever. Go fiqure Men! I looked in the mirror and looked at a recent photo and he was right my old color looked much better on me. I don't know much but my friends sister went through this process and it was difficult to return to her original color. My sister told me I should find someone that does these color corrections all the time. I agreed and starting hunting on the net for a stylist and customers that had gone through this process. I finally found Jade. I brought a recent photo of me and had a consultation with her and was impressed by her honesty and knowledge about color. She said it usually takes two apointments about a month apart form each other to get it right. She even said to me that some people's hair can never get back to the same original color. I felt comfortable with Jade and made the appointment. It took three and a half hours and about 80% the way through the process Jade smiled at me and she said that the color would be spot on. I don't know how she knew because my hair was still wet and full of color. Well she was exactingly right. After washing my hair and blowing it out I was in tears with happiness with the results. I looked in the mirror and at my photo and was amazed. I was so happy and Tom was thrilled and said please do't do that again. Jade I don't know how to say thank you enough but I thought by writing this review would be a start. Regards Blair
I took my daughter to Ancient Spa and Boutique because we saw the add on groupon and decided to purchase two rock star manicures. Carla did mine and I just absolutely loved it. she took her time on me and it just looked and felt wonderful. She was a very pleasant and sweet person My daughter had I believe her name was Shawn or Shawny and she did such a horrible job on them. It looked as if everything was just slapped on, like no time was even put into it. My daughter was done about 20 minutes before I even was and it sure showed by the horrible job that was done on her. my daughter was so upset that she was in tears.I had told Shawny that she needed to fix my daughters nails and supposedly she had asked the owner who said she could file the nails down, but would charge me for the work to be done again. Excuse me, but if you screw up, why should I have to repay to get it done? to sum it all up, I work all the time and this was one of the very few days my daughter and I get some alone time together and Shawny ruined it for my daughter. The only reason I am giving this place 3 stars instead of two or one is because Carla did such a fantastic job on me and she tried her hardest to to apologize and make it up to me. If I do come back to this place, I will not be bringing my daughter and it will only be to see Carla again and have my work done by just her. A little advice to the owner: If you screw up, then you are suppose to fix it without trying to make me pay more for fixing it and don't hire people right out of beauty school because the job done on my daughter looked as if it was by someone fresh out of beauty school. I don't know how any of the other employees are, but I suggest if anyone goes here to ask ONLY for Carla because I know from personal experience she knows what she is doing.
Last week I called Attorney Dorothy at A Fresh Start 5 times - 4 times she picked up the phone herself, and the 5th time she returned my call within a couple of hours. After meeting with her, I was sad to learn that she wasn't able to take my case, but she certainly gave me a lot of useful advice. Dorothy Bunce met me at 7 am on a Saturday morning since I work very long hours. I needed advice for my Dad, whose house has gone into foreclosure. I have never met with a lawyer for any reason before & was very surprised that Dorothy explained 4 different ways that Dad could save his house - and 3 of those ways did not involve hiring her! This attorney truly puts helping people before making money. We recently moved to Las Vegas after being driven out of our small hometown by the bank that foreclosed on our business. We filed bankruptcy with attorney Dorothy Bunce. Before Court, Dorothy described a gossipy conversation she had with the bank's lawyer, the one that had been so mean to us, saying how much heat the bank got because of how badly they treated us. Apparently our friends & neighbors raised quite a stink & complained loudly. Many even took their business elsewhere. At hearing this news, which that attorney never would have told us, my wife started sobbing with emotion at knowing how much people care for us. I can't think of another lawyer that would have broken down the bank's attorney like Dorothy did & gotten him to tell her this secret information. The fact that Dorothy understood how much it means to both of us to know that people do not despise us for having had a business failure & not paying our bills makes her a one in a million. Thank God we found her to take our case!
I met G.Dallas Horton several years ago when I was hurt in an auto accident that was not my fault. Because of my injuries, I lost my job, my house went into foreclosure and most importantly I lost my health and the ability to work in the future. G.Dallas Horton and Associates represented me in my accident and relentlessly fought for me against the Insurance Companies denying liability for the accident so I could receive the best medical treatment available for my injuries. G.Dallas Horton and Associates showed me compassion and patience and a got me the medical treatments I needed with some of the top Doctors in the nation helping me recover from my injuries. G.Dallas Horton and Associates represented me with professionalism and his tough as nails approach with the Insurance Companies helped me settle my case and reclaim my life and financial stability with a multi-million dollar settlement of my injuries. Now I am able to continue receiving the treatments needed for my injuries without the stress of worrying about how I am going to pay my rent, bills and other necessities in life. Unlike other Lawyers Firms, Dallas and his staff never made me feel like I was just another client that they could make money off of, instead they treated me like a person and with compassion helping me regain control of my life. I owe Dallas and his staff my life and hope if you are involved in an accident and need the best attorney firm around you need to go with G.Dallas Horton and Associates to get compensated and treated the way you deserve.
After losing my marriage and a job, I was drowning in debt. I had actually considered suicide. I know that sounds overly dramatic, but it's the truth. Finally getting up the nerve to seek legal advice, I saw two other attorneys in town. I left their offices hopeless and in tears. I then found Dorothy. My self esteem was already through the floor, but Dorothy made me feel that everything was not my fault. We discussed my situation and possible solutions over a cup of coffee at her office. I immediately felt like I was talking with a trusted old friend. She never made me feel bad or questioned how I got myself into such a financial pickle! And don't be fooled by her niceness - she knows what she's doing! She outlined everything that was going to happen with a Chapter 7. We discussed all the options available to my situation. I left her office with a folder containing not only all her contact information, but helpful articles, documents and timelines. After the process got rolling, she communicated everything with me, coaching me as to what paperwork was due now, what the next step would be, etc. When we finally got to the 341 meeting, I was prepared, calm and collected. How much is that worth? The whole process went through in about 4 months, smooth as silk, just as Dorothy said it would. And all this for one fixed price. I cannot give Dorothy enough praise or higher recommendations. Do yourself a favor. Hire this woman. You will not be disappointed. She literally saved my life.
solo quisiera hacerle saber a K CHAVEZ..ke es encontra de la ley meter bebidas alcoholicas a un salon de fiestas,,y peor aun sacarlas del salon al terminar el evento.,,ahora respecto ala comida ,,no es culpa del propietario del salon ,,que haya pagado 250 platillos y si solo tubo 150 personas en su evento.,,la comida que sobra ,,esa uno se la puede yevar al terminar el evento,,lo unico es que tienen que yevar trastes para echarla..si no yeva los trastes,puede salir a compar por eso el cosinero le avisa con tiempo ala anfritiona de la fiesta cuanta comida sobro para que se prepare y mande a traer los trastes de aluminio desechables...siempre hay una explicacion para cada cosa..K CHAVEZ...RENTO 3 TUXIDOS en la butique EL PEDREGAL ,y nunca los regreso es por eso que la empresa ,la tubo que llevar a corte.,,y ,porsupuesto eso no le agrado nadita,,y esta despotricando encontra del salon..TODA esa informacion la se porque cuando yo leii el comentario tan negativo encontra del salon me fui averiguar que habia pasado en realidad,,ya que yo habia contratado los servicios del pedregal,,y la verdad si me asuste,,pero al yegar ahii...la manager me enseÑo el contrato que K CHAVEZ habia echo tiempo atras..y en le contrato CLARITO dice que las bebidas alcoholicas no se pueden sacar del salon...y me enseÑo,,los papeles de la demanda, que les puso la empresa por NO DEVOLVER LOS TRAJES..pero si alguien duda,,los invito para que vayan al PEDREGAL y ahi les mostraran las pruebas de lo que paso realmente..
The legal profession is vast, with each attorney having his or her specialties. Here are some of the most common attorneys individuals seek out when they require legal aid:
A criminal defense lawyer is probably the attorney the average person imagines. Criminal attorneys are the men and women who defend individuals accused of a crime. The lawyer may work pro bono - for the public good - so the accused is certain to have representation, even if he or she cannot afford an attorney.
Criminal lawyers are experts in the criminal justice system. They help their clients decide how to plead when first charged by the police and guide them through trial procedures. Defense lawyers must use every bit of their knowledge and resources to get their clients the fairest results from criminal proceedings.
If you are a small business owner or the head of a larger corporation, you may come into contact with a business lawyer. Many big companies keep a legal staff on payroll to deal with the daily operations of running and maintaining a large enterprise. Business lawyers may have more specific specialties like copyright law, product liability and mergers and acquisitions.
Business attorneys may focus their practices on certain industries. There are entertainment lawyers to guide artists through royalties and media contracts, while hospitals employ malpractice attorneys to protect doctors from aggressive litigation.
When you work for a company, you may find yourself in need of an employment lawyer - especially if the relationship between you and your employer sours. An employment attorney prevents people from losing their jobs due to unfair reasons. Workers' compensation lawyers help maintain safe employment conditions and ensure workers receive fair compensation after workplace injury or discrimination.
A personal finance attorney can protect and manage your investments and securities. You may use a finance lawyer to help you prepare your taxes, but you might be better off working with an accountant. A tax attorney is more commonly contacted after a business or individual runs into trouble with the IRS or state regulators.
Real Estate Lawyer
Your family may keep a lawyer on retainer to guide you through the major expenses that come up in life. When buying a home, you could work with a real estate lawyer to make sure you get the best deal and won't get taken advantage of by tricky mortgage agreements or unfair landlords. An estate attorney can help you plan for the worst by creating a will and preparing your finances for after your death.
A bankruptcy lawyer is essential to help you resolve your financial difficulties when they start to spin out of control. Certain attorneys help create strategies to bring you out of debt and speak to your creditors. A lawyer can advise you on which type of bankruptcy you should file for.
If you are suing someone or being sued, you need a civil lawyer. Civil attorneys - and criminal lawyers - are the legal representatives who argue on your behalf in a courtroom setting. Civil lawyers may represent you on matters of business, finance or a wide variety of other specialized needs.
One of the most common types of civil attorneys is a personal injury lawyer. When you're hurt by an outside party and you would like to hold them legally responsible, a personal injury attorney conducts litigation and negotiates settlements to compensate for your pain and suffering. Sometimes many wronged people will join together with a single civil lawyer or law office to form a class action lawsuit.
Most people will turn to a lawyer during a divorce to navigate the emotionally charged legal proceedings. A divorce attorney can assist in determining grounds for separation, division of property and custody of children.
Family attorneys deal with much more personal matters. If you're getting married, a family lawyer can help you prepare a prenuptial agreement or other family planning paperwork such as adoption or inheritance documents.
To ensure you find a competent attorney who won't abuse your trust or drain your finances, you have to make the proper inquiries. There are several questions you should ask, but the majority will fall under three general topics:
Training and Experience Questions
One of the best ways to determine quality is to examine an attorney's history. When you first step into a lawyer's office, you should check for the appropriate certifications and diplomas. You have to ask how long he or she has practiced law and request information that demonstrates the practice's success. Look for precise details such as percentage of cases settled out of court.
Once you inquire about the broad details of their legal career, you should ask questions about their experience that pertains to your specific issue. You should ask how many similar cases they have handled and if they have special skills or training that applies specifically to your needs. Lawyers can't mention clients by name, but you should ask for basic details about identical past cases.
You need to ask about every possible fee that will come up when working with an attorney. You should request a list of all costs in advance so you won't be surprised by additional expenses like overhead. Also determine exactly when you will start being billed. You want to inspect paperwork carefully. If the attorney charges you for his or her experience, you need to make sure he or she will perform tasks personally and not hand it off to an assistant.
Find out if the attorney has a flat fee or charges by the hour. Many civil lawyers work on contingency. Whatever the payment plan, make inquiries about how the lawyer plans to provide service for your money and what you can do if you start to feel unsatisfied with his or her performance.
Lawyer/Client Relationship Questions
When you hire a lawyer, you're agreeing to work with someone over a certain period of time. You need to ask questions about how the attorney will communicate with you and what responsibilities you hold in the relationship. The attorney should let you know the best channel for quick communication and you need to inform him or her when you want updates.
You should also ask questions to get to know the attorney as an individual in order to ensure this is a person you can trust. Ask about their legal philosophy and how he or she views the lawyer/client relationship. Great questions to start off with are ones that will make your life easier, such as how to keep fees down or what daily disruptions you should expect from a long legal battle. The more forthcoming the lawyer appears to be with individual needs, the better.
You may keep a lawyer on retainer or you could turn to an attorney during specific situations. Here are some common reasons people begin seeking legal representation or advice:
You Know Your Limitations
If you sign documents and you come across a word you don't recognize, you need assistance. You may need a third party to help you navigate important employment or real estate paperwork. It's essential you fully understand the terms of any legally binding documentation or activity you become a part of. If you are not an expert in a given field, you'll want to hire an attorney who is.
A lawyer may find legal implications or opportunities you might miss. If you find yourself in a civil or criminal matter, a proper attorney ensures you don't receive a harsh punishment for a small mistake.
You're Facing an Important Event/Decision
When making decisions critical to your financial stability or personal life, you may want a lawyer with expertise in your situation to make sure you do everything you can to arrive at the proper resolution. This is especially true when you become involved in a criminal case and your freedom is on the line.
It's not just a matter of legal knowledge; lawyer's have access to numerous resources you do not. They have staff ready to work around the clock and experts in a variety of fields to give your important issues the attention they deserve.
You Can't Be Impartial
During times when personal matters intersect with legal proceedings, you may need to have an advocate to prevent your emotions from getting in the way of level-headed thinking. For example, divorce lawyers can mediate a heated argument and help both partners get on with their lives.
Emotional investment could be subtle. You may want to have a lawyer look over an investment opportunity that looks too good to be true or investigate the merits of a possible civil suit when you feel wronged.
You're Out of Options
Many people turn to lawyers when they are in trouble. If you've been accused of a crime or are in a terrible financial situation, you can find an attorney who will work with what you have available to assist you as you deal with your problems.
Personal injury lawyers find solutions for people who can no longer work under their own power and bankruptcy attorneys prevent people from giving in to debt. If you find yourself in a situation where you can't find a solution, a lawyer may be able to offer the counsel you need.
When it comes time to choose a lawyer, you should start by searching close to home. While you probably don't want the conflict of interest that comes from being represented by a family member, friends and loved ones can recommend lawyers who served them well in the past. If you do have attorneys you are familiar with, ask who they believe would be best for you.
After going through personal references - especially from individuals who had similar needs - you should broaden your search through public information resources. You can call your area's attorney referral service or check legal organizations like Martindale-Hubbell. There are other resources available online. You should check websites for client reviews and other third-party forms of approval.
When you build a list of possible candidates, perform a background check on each one. See if you can find information on their history and success record. Once you find a possible lawyer, you should call to arrange a consultation so you can ask your important questions in person.
By performing the necessary research and taking every available precaution, you can narrow your search to the attorney most suited to your needs.