In the midst of a malicious prosecution against my daughter we went to see a lawyer named Peter Knecht, who professed to be an expert of sorts in malicious prosecutions. Peter Knecht tolds us how persecuted she was and how it would cost him 30k because of the mess made by this malicious prosecution. He then recommened a lawyer who worked in his office and told us that this guy was like him when he was young and if we hired this guy he would help. The guy we would meet, James Silverstien, seemed like a clown but we thought that for 10k now we would get the services of Peter Knecht. Peter Knecht kept coming into the office and was talking strategy and kept saying, " We will take good care of you." Otherwise we would never retain for 10k James Silverstien for a misdemeanor. James Silverstien told us all how easy the case was and even called the same night to make sure we signed with him. [continued below]....
..... Well, it got complicated and the prosecution became more malicious. There was without charges or basis a "coercive confinement." and Silverstien did nothing to get my daughter out of jail when any lawyer doing the most minimal work would. It's incredible considering the facts of the case but rotten Jamie Silverstien doesn't bother with things like learning the factss of the case.
When after 31 days she was released without explanation on bail James Silverstien and Knecht tried to pressure her into a plea for a worse deal than was offerred with the public defender. If the facts of the case are known than the idea that anyone would pay this b*****d 10k to plea when the public defender had already offerred the best plea possible. Knecht behavior is even more egregious, really, considering how he adverstises himself and wants to be seen as a man who will fight the government. When she refused James Silverstien, to curry favor with a malicious prosecution and judge, went on the record to say that he had told my daughter to plea and he believed she'd be punished harsher if she didn't. Then, James Silverstien just took the money and ran- withrew from the case and instantly alerted the adversary that he was doing so so they could prepare. Which they did.
James Silverstien stole the last cent of innocent and trusting people and left them pennilesss and stuck with the overburdened public defender.
Well, my daughter didn't take the plea and with a overworked underfunded public defender who could care less really, she was aquitted , by a JUDGE at trial .
The case was a vile joke with no merit whatsoever and so many witnesses. James E. Silverstien did not interview one witness and did not know the case and apparently lied to Knecht about the facts of the case according to Knechts lawyer who is now claiming Jamie defrauded him.
They are both being sued and rather than man up and beg for apologies and of course returned the money these sociopathic bastards are fighting tooth and nail and trying to use dirty tricks. These are very bad men. For the purposes of this report on James Silverstien I'll just end it with a plea to not ever hire him if you want any justice or even advocacy. James E. Silverstien is a money grubbing and cold hearted theif. He is a dangerous lawyer to have as money and status is all he cares about.