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  • Submitted: Sat, July 12, 2008
  • Updated: Tue, April 28, 2009

  • Reported By:Anaheim California
Brian L Moore
333 City Blvd West Orange, California U.S.A.

Brian L Moore, Paralegal In The Orange County California Area. Paralegal took our attorney fees and Disappeared Oranage California

*Author of original report: Well Mr. Moore has been arrested on these charges and more

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Brian Moore: A Pathological Liar, Scam Artist and Murder Suspect

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Perhaps your complaint was premature

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My boyfriend needed hired an attorney and we went to met with his Paralegal Brian Moore to discuss the problem with needed help with. After a long meeting we signed up with this attorney via the paralegal, Brian Moore. At the time signing up with the paralegal did not seem out of the ordinary as we had hired another attorney a few years ago and had worked with the paralegal until we went to court and and meet with our attorney at that time everything was fine. Brian Moore filed out the contract and it was signed and Brian Moore took our fees for the attorney services.

Over the next few months there were further meetings, phone calls etc with Brian Moore. We thought things were moving right along until it came time for our supposed court date. Much to our surprise, no court date. Brian Moore stopped returning our calls. I then called our attorney directly and left him a message. A few hours later, our attorney called us back to inform us that Brian Moore had taken on our case and not informed him that we were his clients and Brian Moore had taken our money. And apparently there were also about 5 other clients that our attorney was not aware of and there money was missing as well.

This attorney is providing us with the attorney services that we pay for. Thank goodness, so I am not going to mention his name. At least he is a MAN of his word.

So beware!!! It is my understanding that Brian L Moore is now working for another attorney possibly in Orange or Riverside County, California. Dont let this happen to you.

Betty Lou
Anaheim, California
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/12/2008 10:10 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Brian-L-Moore/Orange-California-92868/Brian-L-Moore-Paralegal-In-The-Orange-County-California-Area-Paralegal-took-our-attorney-350618. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Author of original report

Well Mr. Moore has been arrested on these charges and more

AUTHOR: Betty Lou - (U.S.A.)

As reported earlier, Brian L Moore was suspected of taking money from clients seeking legal help in order to help fund his girlfriend Shelley Starks defense for the first-degree murder of her husband Dale Stark of Washington. Shelley was convicted.

Brian L. Moore was arrested yesterday in Anaheim on suspicion of being involved in the murder of Dale Stark as well as growing marijuana and possession of guns. The Anaheim police along with the Spokane Detectives are currently taking reports from anyone that may have had any wrongdoing done to them by Brian Moore (OCRegister). I hope if there are any other victim's out there they will contact the Anaheim P.D. to help with the Federal case they are building against Brian Moore. Now maybe he will not be able to hurt anyone else again!
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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Brian Moore: A Pathological Liar, Scam Artist and Murder Suspect

AUTHOR: So Cal Attorney - (U.S.A.)

I am the attorney referred to in Mr. Moore's "rebuttal". I can tell you from personal experience that this guy is a pathological liar and a scam artist. His "MO" is to trash the reputation of whomever he believes will try to tell the truth about him. This way, when the sleazy details of his life are revealed, he has already imputed this sleaziness to the one who attempts to expose him. He himself is a drug addict, and this is one of the reasons that I terminated my relationship with him. Need evidence--just look at when he sent the rebuttal--it was sent at almost 2am! And he called my clients--the ones who filed the report--and harrassed them at about 1am. These clients were and are scared of this man, and I will most likely be filing a restraining order on their behalf, and on the behalf of all my clients to prevent this kind of harassment and stalking.

For the record, Brian Moore was never an employee of mine. He did some paralegal work for me and referred some cases to me--but never was he an employee. I also must emphatically say that never, ever was he authorized to sign clients up without my consent and to take their money. I discovered that this was going on, and that he had forged my name to a number of documents. I have turned over to the authorities the evidence of this--and I am still hearing from people who tell me that he signed them up, took their money and either told them that he was an attorney, or told them that I was their attorney. When doing this, I found out that he was forging my name to the retainer agreement and other documents.

I now am in the terrible position of having to pay back tens of thousands of dollars that he stole from people in my name. Also, I am having to work 16-22 hour days--for free--just to make things right for these people he has scammed in my name. To make things worse, Brian Moore is contacting all of my clients and telling them that if they file a bar complaint against me, they will get their money back--and that this is all my fault...Basically the same BS he writes about in his rebuttal--which is completely and utterly false. You only need check my name with the Bar, and you will see that I have a clean record. I am presently in good standing, and have never been disciplined for ethical issues. I am unaware of any pending investigation--although I would not be surprised considering the lengths that this guy is doing everything he can to try to get me in trouble, and in fact has threatened to "make sure I lose my bar card" and "call up every client and get them to file a bar complaint". And all this for stuff that he has done!

I want to warn all attorneys out there: Stay away from this guy! He is bad news, and he deserves to be in prison. He is a scam artist who will rip you off, rip your clients off, lie to you and play you like a fool until the very end. When I finally saw what was going on--and told him I would not be working with him anymore--he retaliated by erasing my calendar and client records. It took me weeks just to recover these--and I missed several court appearances as a result.

I also have no idea how many other people are out there that he ripped off. If you believe you are a victim of this man, please contact the rip off report so that I can ascertain whether or not Brian ripped you off during the time I was utilizing his services. If he did--I am committed to either working your case, or getting your money back--whatever I have to do.

Consumers--stay away from this guy! He is bad news. And make sure you speak with whatever attorney he says he is working with to verify that they are actually aware that you are signing up as their client--and that they have actually signed the retainer agreement and other documents.

I have a criminal case pending against Brian Moore for forgery, fraud and ID theft. I guess now we can add defamation to that ever-growing list. I may be filing a consumer fraud case on behalf of the many individuals he has ripped off. If you are one of them, please contact me via rip off reports.

One final note--this guy is dangerous. Do not underestimate him. He tries to pretend he is "Mr. Nice Guy", but he is actually a sick, sick person. He carries a gun, and is currently a murder suspect in a Washington murder case. If you wish to speak to the detective about this--I can provide you with his number.
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#3 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Perhaps your complaint was premature

AUTHOR: Moore - (U.S.A.)

First, it is important to point out that during all of this, I was an employee of the Law Offices of M*#$#@! K@@@#$%. I was authorized by the attorney to consult with, retain and draft paperwork for clients on behalf of the law firm. I was supervised by the attorney who regularly reviewed the work I, along with the other employees produced.

All monies received by me for the Law Office, and specifically in this instance, were deposited in Attorney K@#*@(('s bank account.

Attorney K#$%^&& was made aware of this case via several electronic messages, through routine case status meetings and when phone messages came through the office.

In this matter, like other legal matters, delays did occur that frustrated the clients who were unrealistically consumed by the idea that they needed to appear 'ex parte' to have years of child support arrearrages eliminated. In this instance, the delay came from Colorado Child Support Officials and their reluctance to send a detailed audit. As such, this case was in a holding pattern until the documents were received.

Delays notwithstanding, I fully understand why these clients filed their misdirected complaint. They've been lied to, much as I have discovered that I've been lied to in seeing their complaint here on this site.

Approximately 2-3 months ago, it appears that the attorney failed to maintain his sobriety and resumed using narcotics. As a result of his drug use, the attorney destroyed the law firm, jeopardized quite a few clients and left several employees hung out to take the blame. He did this by refusing to come in to work, missing hearings, and by draining the bank accounts on a fairly regular basis. Despite the attorney's failure to support our clients, I, out of my own pocket, paid fees for other attorneys to step in and appear on behalf of the firm's clients to protect their matters. I did this while trying to get the attorney to quit using drugs, or in the alternative to protect our clients.

I won't elaborate on the threats made by the attorney to me or the other physical evidence in my possession proving that my hands are clean, they are matters I am dealing with on my own. However, I would point out that up until now I was operating under the belief that the attorney was in the process of turning the client files over to another attorney so he could go into rehab. This arrangement, took over a month to negotiate, involved the attorney taking and then returning files (two times) he was too incapacitated to manage and involved dozens of phone calls from the attorney where he was either intoxicated to the point of raving and screaming threats, to calls the next day apologizing for his behavior. In the end I thought a deal was struck.

The deal predicated that the attorney hand over the files to another attorney who would meld the files and other employees into his firm. One part of this deal required that I, and the other employees not have any contact with the clients so as to minimize their knowledge of the attorney's drug use. The attorney would write letters informing the clients that he was transitioning the cases to another attorney. I had no idea that the attorney's deal to hand over the cases fell apart. I had no idea the attorney was telling people I had taken money unilaterally and ripped people off. I feel like a complete fool right now.

I saw this for the first time an hour ago. When I read it I was so shocked that contacted these clients and learned what they had been told by the attorney. ( S: Sorry I called so late). The client's spouse was extremely angry and not much inclined to listen to what I had to say. As such, I will reiterate that they come and sit down with me, review the proof of the foregoing, and thereafter direct their anger at the appropriate party. Moreover, I would also offer to assist them, in any capacity that I can, to help them complete their matter and to expose the real culprit in this matter.

I will be calling all the clients tomorrow and finding out what is going on. Thereafter I will do whatever I can to assure that the my reputation is not damaged any further and, if possible, to assist any clients inconvenienced by this.



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