• Report: #563057

Complaint Review: Law Offices Of Eugene E. Kinsey

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  • Submitted: Mon, February 01, 2010
  • Updated: Sun, January 06, 2013

  • Reported By: Patrick — Rancho Palos Verdes California USA
Law Offices Of Eugene E. Kinsey
323 Main St. Seal Beach, California United States of America

Law Offices Of Eugene E. Kinsey Gene Kinsey California Attorney Violates Oath, Causing Serious Injury to the Defenseless and Oppressed Who Hire Him Seal Beach, California

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: TAKE THIS WITH A GRAIN OF SALT

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: THE REST OF THE STORY . . .

*Author of original report: Kinsey Refunds Fee

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I can see from an Internet search that I am not Mr. Kinsey's only victim. He appears to doing the exact same thing to many others: taking thousands in fees; then, not returning any calls at all. In fact, while we were in his office, his assistant took a call from a client who wondered why Kinsey had not returned her numerous calls nor proceeded with the work he was hired to do.

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I gave Eugene Kinsey $4,000 to do about 12 hours work. Mr. Kinsey said he would do the work the next day. After weeks of unreturned phone calls and emails, I finally told his answering service that I was extremely concerned about him being able to do the work at all. Mr. Kinsey called me the next day. After our call he produced about 25% of the work he said he would do-full of typos and cut-and-paste errors: it was grade-F work. After several more weeks of the same-unreturned calls and emails-I went to his office unannounced. I told him that he had delayed too long; that I had made up my mind: he could not do the work: in fact, he proved he could not do the work by not doing it. Furthermore, I told Kinsey that if he did not refund at least $2800, I would go to the Bar. Any attorney that does not return calls; then, does not return fees after being fired for not returning calls, should have his card yanked. I am filing a complaint with Bar.

It will be verified before the Bar that Eugene Kinsey has violated the California Business and Professions Code, Section 6068: Duties of Attorney, where it states this: It is the duty of an attorney to do all of the following: m) To respond promptly to reasonable status inquiries of clients and to keep clients reasonably informed of significant developments in matters with regard to which the attorney has agreed to provide legal services.

Mr. Kinsey took an oath swearing to faithfully discharge this duty. Eugene Kinsey should not be allowed to step foot into another California courtroom. Can you spell D-I-S-B-A-R-E-M-E-N-T?


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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

TAKE THIS WITH A GRAIN OF SALT

AUTHOR: Gene Kinsey - (United States of America)

Anyone who has had any experience with the legal system in California knows that here are delays in litigation which cannot be avoided.  Some are the result of the underfunding of the Courts.  Some are caused by non-cooperation of clients.  Some are caused by the actions of opposing parties.  And - yes - some are the result of the inability of attorneys to handle matters when they are pinned down in trials and hearings.  I provide excellent service and charge very reasonable fees.  Please check my record with the Calfornia State Bar for a very clear rebuttal to this post and I would advise anyone reading these posts to take all of them with a grain of salt.
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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

THE REST OF THE STORY . . .

AUTHOR: Gene Kinsey - (United States of America)

   1.  A written fee agreement provided for a nonrefundable fee.  I returned most of the fee to client anyway.

   2.  Client was to provide information to be obtained from another State BEFORE we could proceed.  Client did not provide this information for several weeks during which time there were phone conversations with client concerning client's delay in obtaining the necessary information.

   3.  When client finally determined that he could not obtain the necessry information, he called and wanted IMMEDIATE attention to his matter.

   4.  At the time I received the information that client was not going to be able to obtain the necessary information, I was engaged in several court hearings and other pressing matters.  There was then a short delay in taking the first step in client's case.

   5.  The first step was to produce a demand letter containing a description of the factual scenario provided by client and requiring the other party to comply with applicable law.  I produced a draft of this letter.  Client responded via e-mail with changes and, at that point, we were ready to proceed.  The final draft of the letter (after spell checking, etc.) was A+ work and I am convinced that it would have ultimately produced results had client been patient.

   6.  Client decided not to proceed citing the delay (much of which had been caused by his own delay in gathering documents for me) and the fact that not all of his calls were returned as promptly as he would have liked.

   Be aware - as was this client - I am a sole practitioner and, when I am in trial or engaged in multiple hearings as I was during this period, it is simply not possible for me to return all calls immediately.  When I am in trial or in hearings, I must focus on the trials and hearings and returning calls must take second priority.

   If you are looking for an attorney who is able to return all of your calls immediately, be prepared to pay that attorney much more than you pay me.  I pride myself in producing the best results for my clients as cheaply as possible.  For that reason, I DO NOT have a large, expensive staff or a large, expensive office.

   I provide excellent service to my clients at very reasonable prices and have NEVER ripped anyone off.

 

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Kinsey Refunds Fee

AUTHOR: Patrick - (USA)

Eugene Kinsey has refunded his fee. I will not be filing a complaint with the Bar. Disbarment will not be something I pursue.
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