Colorado Supreme Court No. 11PDJ078. People v. Berman. 05/11/2012. Attorney Suspended. The PDJ approved a Conditional Admission of Misconduct submitted by the parties and suspended John A. Berman, attorney registration number 06695, for nine months, all stayed pending the successful completion of a two-year period of probation with conditions. The suspension was effective May 11, 2012. Berman represented a female client in a bankruptcy matter. Bermans client was dissolving her marriage, and the bankruptcy filing needed to be completed before her divorce could be finalized. During this representation, Berman touched his client without her consent or permission in a manner she found offensive. This action, coupled with a comment Berman made about the clients appearance, caused her emotional discomfort and violated her trust in Berman as her attorney. His misconduct constituted grounds for the imposition of discipline pursuant to CRCP 251. [continued below]....
.....5, and violated Colo. RPC 8.4(h).
We were extremely disappointed in our experience with John Berman. In addition to being over 30 minutes late to our initial appointment, we felt as though we were treated with disrespect in our subsequent interactions. We will not recommend his services in the future.
We were not only disappointed in our experiences with John Berman but outraged as well! His legal fees were exorbitant, he did not accomplish the legal tasks for which we had hired him, and he "dragged out" the time period during which he was supposed to be representing us so that he made as much money as was possible by his extremely high fees. We would not recommend anyone to engage the services of John A. Berman, Attorney at Law, for any type of legal matter.