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Complaint Review: Cynthia Tracy

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  • Submitted: Wed, March 10, 2010
  • Updated: Wed, April 07, 2010

  • Reported By: Darren — Houston Texas United States of America
Cynthia Tracy
1020 Bay Area Blvd. #216 Houston, Texas United States of America

Cynthia Tracy Darryll Tracy, Fraudulent Billing, Unethical Attorney Houston, Texas

*Consumer Comment: Darren Chaker is a deadbeat dad, a liar and a fraud.

*Consumer Comment: Darren knows nothing!

*Consumer Comment: Darren is bitter

*General Comment: Consider the source

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A Few Thoughts on Cynthia Tracy--Houston Attorney---and Fraudulent Billing

I have personal experience with Cynthia Tracy as I have litigated a recent case where she is opposing counsel. Cynthia Tracy appears to make no effort to resolve issues out of court, even if those issues are minor or making an effort to avoid future litigation, Cynthia Tracy appears to refuse to communicate or otherwise reply to letters until the simple issue is forced to go to court. Just as Quality is Job 1 at Ford, billing hours for needless litigation and continuous court appearences is Job 1 for Cynthia Tracy. A few examples I have personally expierienced:

* When a motion was filed with the court, letters demonstrating multiple efforts were made to avoid going to court by simply resolving the issue informally with Cynthia Tracy were lodged with the court. Cynthia Tracy flipped and wrote a letter stating, in short, if such correspondence is lodged with the court again, she would seek sanctions. Cynthia Tracy forgot communication written during the court of litigation is NOT protected information, thus there is nothing to sanction. Cynthia Tracy was asked in writing to substantiate her civil threat of sanctions to suppress speech in court and what authority she had to make such a threat---to date and weeks later, Cynthia Tracy is as speechless as other attorneys who reviewed her letter. One attorney thought she attended an online law school!! I opposed this theory, since I believe she never went to law school (but of course she did, she's just not the sharpest tool in shed).

* Another example is her continued use of her family/kids to do work in her office, giving them the title of "Legal Assistant" but in reality, I cannot find anything indicating her kids Darryll or Sabrina Tracy attended a paralegal school or some form of higher education to demonstrate proficiency in the legal field. Even if they did, it does not appear from the multiple mistakes in paper work filed with the court that the work performed is done in a competent manner. Simply put, if the kids are going to help mom around the office, then don't provide a title they are not entitled to. Further, in the event the client is billed for use of a 'Legal Assistant' do NOT bill the client for use of a "Legal Assistant" when in reality, it's just your kids helping out.

* Yet another issue I have personally seen with Cynthia Tracy are pleadings filed with the court which misrepresent the nature of the proceedings. For example, in papers filed by Cynthia Tracy, she asked the court to have the parties divorced, however the parties were NEVER married!! Thus, it appears either Cynthia Tracy has the kids printing out paper work to file with the court which Cythia Tracy does NOT review, or Cynthia Tracy simply does not review what is filed with the court! Either is unacceptable and only increases the fees her client needs to pay to correct paper work or otherwise address mistakes she should have caught before filing with the court.

* Also, based on the pleadings Cynthia Tracy uses, it appears Cynthia Tracy uses ProDoc or other software based pleading generator. No doubt, this is great software, however, Cynthia Tracy requested the court to award sanctions in this case, which the court DENIED, but considering the time it took one of the kids or Cynthia Tracy to print out the pleadings she filed, it appears she misrepresented to the court the amount of time spent on the task due to the fact it doesn't take hours to print out papers when using software but only a few minutes.

In short, if you are seeking quality legal representation, do NOT go to Cynthia Tracy for it appears you will be overbilled and represented by someone who simply wants to generate fees and not resolve issues between the parties--but that's just my opinion based on my own experience with her office.

For additional details concerning Cynthia Tracy see an additional review on Yelp . com


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/10/2010 01:59 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Cynthia-Tracy/Houston-Texas-77058/Cynthia-Tracy-Darryll-Tracy-Fraudulent-Billing-Unethical-Attorney-Houston-Texas-579541. 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 Consumer Comment

Darren Chaker is a deadbeat dad, a liar and a fraud.

AUTHOR: Richard - (USA)

Darren Chaker has NEVER LITIGATED ANYTHING IN HIS LIFE! HE'S NOT AN ATTONEY!!

P1) He claims that the Tracy Law office refused to allow "viable avenues of litigation". Darren "Durwood" Chaker has been given every opportunity to settle out of court but he appears SCARED. This idiot has never seen a bill from her office as thats not something attorneys share with anyone. IF YOU WERE A REAL LAWYER, YOU WOULD KNOW THAT!

P2) The Tracy Law office did in fact try to get this guy into court so he CAN SUPPORT HIS CHILD LIKE HE'S SUPPOSE TO! All he wants to do is argue meaningless points (THRU THE MAIL) why HE SHOULDNT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR A CHILD HE'S BEEN PROVEN AS THE BIOLOGICAL FATHER. This is why all states have child support laws AND WHY CHAKER SHOULD BE THE POSTER CHILD FOR ALL DEAD BEAT DADS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

P3) Tracy Law office is run by families, for familes. CHAKER'S ONE TO TALK ABOUT NOT HAVING AN ADEQUATE EDUCATION AND TRAINING AS HE HAS NONE!!! DUH

Darryll Tracy is a Legal Assistant and had the highest enforcement actions in the entire state of Texas not too long ago but of course, Durwood never mentions that and I KNOW FOR A FACT HE HAS MORE EDUCATION AND TRAINING THAN CHAKER.

P4) ProDoc is used by many law offices throughout the legal profession and I'm sure this is where CHAKER gets all his documents he files with courts.

OH!! I ALMOST FORGOT, GO TO THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY CLERKS OFFICE (CALIFORNIA) WEBSITE AND TYPE IN DARREN CHAKER AND SEE EXACTLY WHAT HE DOES FOR A LIVING! HE SUES COMPANIES AND PEOPLE AS AN ATTEMPT TO GET MONIES!! HE DOESNT ACTUALLY WORK LIKE YOU AND I but FINDS WAYS TO
STEAL FROM HARD WORKING PEOPLE"

P5) Tracy Law office does in fact know about DISCOVERY and how it works because "WE DISCOVERED YOU'RE AN IDIOT and JUST LIKE TO HEAR YOURSELF TALK".

In sum, YOUR OPINION DOESNT MATTER! WHENEVER YOU'RE READY TO STEP UP AND BE A MAN, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE TRACY LAW OFFICE AND WORK OUT AN AGREEMENT TO HELP SUPPORT THE CHILD YOU CREATED. SEE YA LOSER.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Darren knows nothing!

AUTHOR: yur not so hard to catch - (United States of America)

I am very close to the situation involved in this report and I can honestly say that there is no fraudulent billing going on with the Cynthia Tracy law firm. The original author of this report is angry because he is used to getting his way and it just isn't happening for him right now. He has no idea what the billing practices are nor does he know what (and what is not) being billed for. He has never set foot in the city of Houston to speak to Ms. Tracy, even though he has had many opportunities to do so.

He hasn't litigated a thing, in fact his own lawyer dismissed herself from him (public record). I ask you, if a lawyer distances themselves from a person, there has got to some pretty big red flags.

Ms. Tracy and her firm are wonderful. She is a gracious person who cares about her clients.

"I cannot find anything indicating her kids Darryll or Sabrina Tracy attended a paralegal school"

Show me where Darren was able to "litigate" ( "I have litigated a recent case") his case since he has no legal training, and if he does, I would sure love to know because to me...it makes ALL the difference in the world.

In closing, this man is a fraud. Please do not be fooled by his lies. He resides in CA, refuses to come to TX, and has had no dealings with Ms. Tracy...except what the judge has ordered. At this time, there are so many inconsistancies with his original post that I can't go into all of them but...more rebuttals are to come and I will refute his claims one by one.

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#3 Consumer Comment

Darren is bitter

AUTHOR: Dug - (United States of America)

Dear Readers,

Darren, the author of these negative posts, you will notice he is the only one writing them, is a man who lost his case with this firm representing the opposing side.

He is on California's vexatious litigant list.

Q. What is a vexatious litigant?

A. Under Code of Civil Procedure section 391(b), a vexatious litigant means a person who does any of the following:









(1)In the immediately preceding seven-year period has commenced, prosecuted, or maintained in propria persona at least five litigations other than in a small claims court that have been (i) finally determined adversely to the person or (ii) unjustifiably permitted to remain pending at least two years without having been brought to trial or hearing.
(2)After a litigation has been finally determined against the person, repeatedly relitigates or attempts to relitigate, in propria persona, either (i) the validity of the determination against the same defendant or defendants as to whom the litigation was finally determined or (ii) the cause of action, claim, controversy, or any of the issues of fact or law, determined or concluded by the final determination against the same defendant or defendants as to whom the litigation was finally determined.
(3)In any litigation while acting in propria persona, repeatedly files unmeritorious motions, pleadings, or other papers, conducts unnecessary discovery, or engages in other tactics that are frivolous or solely intended to cause unnecessary delay.
(4)Has previously been declared to be a vexatious litigant by any state or federal court of record in any action or proceeding based upon the same or substantially similar facts, transaction, or occurrence.


Darren has issues, in my opinion. He appears to make his living suing other people. Cynthia Tracy is a fine lawyer. I have known her professionally for 8 years. Please don't judge her by one moron with an ax to grind because he LOST. He loses most of his lawsuits.


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#4 General Comment

Consider the source

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

I have never met nor heard of any of the people associated with this report, so I have no dog in this fight.

But it should be pointed out, because this information is missing from this report (I gleaned this from the Yelp post), that the subject of this report was opposing counsel in the reporter's divorce action. In other words, the report regards the reporter's ex-spouse's divorce lawyer.

The report does raise some viable issues, and I'm assuming that the reporter is getting saddled with the ex's legal fees, so he or she likely has good reason to complain if the content is accurate.

But I've yet to hear someone come out of a divorce action with a favorable impression of their ex-spouse's lawyer, so you might want to take this report with a grain of salt.

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