Bawden and Kochis, Family Law Attorneys
300 E State St # 430, Redlands, CA 92373
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
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Awful experience all around. From the nasty office assistant Serina to Robert Kochis my best interests were never a concern of the firm, rather just a case number. I lost my son, my house, my dignity, and my job thanks to Bawden and Kochis. A motion to move court rooms was never submitted as I requested, this in itself is legal malpractice. You will be nicked and dimed with this firm. I could have represented myself with the same results or better. Waste of money and time. Robert makes you believe he actually knows what he is doing, but he doesn't and it's obvious when he's in court as he is ill prepared to even offer an objection. Robert told me on 5 separate occasions "I'll stop right now and you can represent yourself." Every time I would bring stuff up to Robert he would tell me "I'm preparing the best defense I feel will work" and ignore what I would have to say. He would argue with me. I demanded copies of the evidence from opposing counsel that was submitted to court, to date still haven't received anything. And the fact that new evidence was submitted by opposing party that differed from the original pleadings was never objected to, is crazy and further demonstrates malpractice and incompetence. Once I put down 5k deposit I let the firm know when it ran out I'm done with their legal services. 5k came and gone like nothing, then I'm contacted by Serina to put down another deposit and told I owe some ridiculous amount. I was charged another 5k which I never even authorized, I disputed billing and was told I'm wrong. I never received monthly billing statements on time or at all. To add insult to injury, the firm is so incompetent they couldn't even file the forms correctly to get removed as council for me, I had to do it myself. The entire staff of the firm are a bunch of inconsiderate buffoons. If your considering this firm, go somewhere else. If 0 stars was an option I would have selected 0. If you love your kids go somewhere else. You've been warned...
My experience with Richard Bawden was excellent. He guided me through my divorce with integrity and compassion. He is direct which I appreciate. He looked out for my best interest and saw that I received what I was entitled to according to the law. I kept precise records and his billing was fair and accurate. The highest compliment I can pay Richard is a personal referral and I have done just that. I'm grateful for his professionalism, expertise and integrity in seeing me through my divorce.