My husband went to John H. Haskin, an employment attorney to seek advise on a legal matter with his employer. Mr. Haskin led him to believe he had a case, but required a $5000 retainer fee plus $350 filing fee. We thought everything was fine and that legitimate work was being done on this case until my husband called John H. Haskin to let him know he was ready to have his case filed. From that point on and for another two months, we could get no one to return our calls, respond to our emails or get any answers from the office staff except a big run around.
John H. Haskin lied to us about having a legitimate case, pretended to do work and charged us for it. We have requested in writing that we be shown paperwork to show what work he did to account for the charges and to this day, nothing has ever been sent to us.
John H. Haskin refused to return our calls for almost two months begging for information on what was happening with our case and then turned around and charged us for any email or voice mail that he had to read or listen to! Ridiculous
John H. Haskin did not send us any notice that he was withdrawing from our case, only a refund of what he spent (stole)out of our retainer money.
John H. Haskin did not return our materials that were provided to him for our case even after sending him a certified letter requesting them.
We put our trust in John H. Haskin, an attorney with Haskin, Lauter, LaRue and Gibbons and he completely failed us as clients by not being up front about our case. We had to pay another attorney $345.00 to find out that we did not have a legitimate case after all.
Why didn't John H. Haskin inform us we didn't have a case during the initial meeting with him? Why did it take him $3,140.00 of researching and reviewing our file to figure that out? Is this how he pays his junior attorneys?