• Report: #832625

Complaint Review: Law Offices of Phillip K. Evans

  • Submitted: Thu, February 02, 2012
  • Updated: Sun, December 30, 2012

  • Reported By: Staci — Moreno Valley California United States of America
Law Offices of Phillip K. Evans
31945 Honeysuckle Ct. Lake Elsinore, California United States of America

Law Offices of Phillip K. Evans Phillip Evans Attorney Lawyer Ripped me off, Stole money and hard earned cash Lake Elsinore, California

*UPDATE Employee: This whole story is all true. Phillip K. Evans Is losing his California Lawyer Bar Credentials

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: This whole story is a lie from a ex-friend of my son, Brian!

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Illogical

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It's been months now and this so called man who has ripped me off for 1865.00 in October is coming back as an attorney to rip others off again! What? Please someone do something with this! The board or someone needs to put this guy in jail. All the people he has ripped off plus his ex-wife Ronda Evans. Both are very miserable people and will not return my phone calls or give me back what they owe. I was filing for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy when they pulled the rug right underneath me. Sold the Rapid Bk business firm and just ran into hiding. Now I hear Phil is starting to practice again! The California Attorney's Board needs to hear about this ASAP!

I've had it with individuals stealing from others then playing it off as though they did no wrong. Telling others they are the victim when they had the check signed to them in their own name. Every dog gets there day. Soon they will have there day in court as long as I'm alive and pursuing them to the end till they pay back every penny they owe. I've heard enough through the emails and group I'm with online in my forum. Time is on my side not there's. Thank God there are individuals who worked for Phil who care and are willing to help bring closure to this problem. Stay clear of Phillip K. Evans as an Attorney. He needs some counseling and help with his problem with money issues and ripping people off and lying to others!!!

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#1 UPDATE Employee

This whole story is all true. Phillip K. Evans Is losing his California Lawyer Bar Credentials

AUTHOR: voice4thunder - (United States of America)

After hearing of this lawyer (Phillip K. Evans) coming back to take even more individuals hard earned cash; Many clients that were ripped off started posting about Phillip K. Evans and how he had taken their retainer fees, money for services not performed, like (Bankruptcy - Chapter 7 & Chapter 13 Bankruptcies). (See below for all the clients comments of Phillip K.
Evans ripping them off)

Phillip K. Evans & Todd Turoci; were also caught with their pants down by four Judges of Riverside County California looking into this case. The individual judge who took on their lawsuit case told both of them to reconsider trying to sue one another, they both had no idea why a judge would tell both of them to quit and move on... The third party that was not involved in their inside contract deal (which was not a legitimate contract) between the both of them for the intellectual property and law client prospects, had moved on and could care less of the chump change they both were bickering over. The point is
made! They are both out to get your money and will take every opportunity to swindle, intimidate, or manipulate their way into taking from you.

Take for example: Phillip K. Evans goes into a fraudulent contract with The Todd Tuoci Law Firm for Rapidbk.com and all his law firm assets at the time. But little did Todd Turoci know that Phillip K. Evans kept well over $100,000 dollars in client referrals and client prospects, which he brought to another attorney to squeeze out as much as he could from the potential clients he received ($30,000) for. Only thru the hard work of the lawyer marketing individual - Brian Cholewiak doing his SEO, SEM, Google Adwords, backlinking and the promoting of Phillip K. Evans in high traffic areas of Google, Yahoo
& MSN. With first page positions any bankruptcy lawyer would love to have like Riverside County Bankruptcy Attorney, Lake Elsinore Bankruptcy Attorney, Palm Springs Bankruptcy Attorney, Rancho Cucamonga Bankruptcy Attorney &
many other cities all over the Inland Empire & Riverside county cities,  thru a network built from the ground up in a very short amount of time.

Where is he now? Burnt bridges leave you stranded!

The point here is this; you can blame others (Speaking to Phillip K. Evans & his family, & The Todd Turoci Law Firm) after the fact of the aftermath that you caused thru manipulation and ignorance of the business of law in the 21st century thru powerful internet lawyer marketing! When you have a good system that pulls in potential clients on automation for your law
business, you should take into consideration how that system was built and created.
With evaluation, forms and phone calls coming in and charts, analytic data, and information that show the proof of hard work paying off by the third party involved; Brian Cholewiak building out not just a site; (RapidBk.com). No a
network of over a thousand sites that helped propel Phillip K. Evans to heights and potential of even greater success if he only knew what he was doing when going into a fraudulent business contract deal with The Todd Turoci Law Firm.
He will never see in his lifetime again that kind of potential to grasp a well-run automation of potential legal prospects again. Sheer ignorance and greed took front and center stage with this poor decision they both now surely regret.

Moral of the story: Quit using individuals good talents who are helping you succeed for your own gain and look to learn business skills that stop you from  finding yourself in the rut that your in now after many individuals you blame for the problems you created for your own gain.

Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life In a society where people blame everything from their parents to the government for failure, those who do not buy into this mentality or succumb to the victim thinking succeed. To blame something
or somebody outside yourself is saying they have control of your life and not you. Someone elses opinion of you does not have to become your reality.

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Posted on 06/12/12

First met this firm in Palm Springs in 2009. After paying $2099.00 that office closed. Still have not been able to locate him other than a new number where someone is taking messages for him. I have been told he is etiring from law, but wants to finish serving his current customers! He is reportedly having some medical issues, but is now working AS A PHARMACIST! I would just like my money back. Any info out there would be appreciated, or suggestions.

John Posted on 01/19/12

 I have had the same bad experience with Phillip K. Evans. He took my payments (over $1,000) for six months and then disappeared -- offices closed and emptied overnight. If any others with the same experience would contact me,
perhaps  collectively we could have an effect. .Maybe get our money back. Or, at least,stop Mr. Evans from hurting other  innocent and vulnerable people. Call me. John Rollow, 760-586-3082


John, I found him on BAR you can call him at the office number listed 951-244-1476


Cindy Posted on 11/29/11

This lawyer took my money and disappeared. Still has not returned the money and cannot be found. DO NOT use this firm!

Merchant Circle Comments:

"He is a complete scammer! Walked right out on my family and I for $1246.00 and the rapidbk.com site is down with no evidence of him ever working as a lawyer! What is this I'm seeing this all over the web now? He looked good before I gave my money now I'm out of hard earned cash and filing my bankruptcy. Sign of the times I guess. Someone do something about this!"

Client , Dec 3 2011 4:42PM

"Mr. Evans did the same to me.
After initial consult, he took my retainer fees and went out of business and didn't return my money."Customer, Nov 30 2011 1:22AM"Do not use Phillip K. Evans service!!!! Ever!!! He will rip you off and take from you. He has ripped plenty off in the past and needs to be  stopped! This message is for Mr. Evans, i can't believe you took our money left my family and i in such a mess, after doing everything you asked for and paying the full amount of almost $ 1,900 which i didn't have but had to borrow from my son's college money, I'm so upset that you didn't have the decency to let us know or had someone else really
help us, now this firm that's to help us wants an additional $ 500 witchi don't have. i can believe there's steel people out there taking advantage of those of us that are most in need."

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#2 REBUTTAL Individual responds

This whole story is a lie from a ex-friend of my son, Brian!

AUTHOR: Ronda Evans - (United States of America)

 In June of 2010 I asked my ex-husband Phillip Evans to hire Brian Cholewiak to build a web site, In return he bought him a $900.- computer, several programs that he said was needed to do a better job. Plus Mr. Evans drove from Lake Elsinore to L.A. to represent him in getting his Ca driver's license returned and paid the $500. that was needed for a payment on his child support. This attorney service would of cost him at least $3500.- but because our family had known Brian since the age of eight, and was helping Mr. Evans with his website, there was no charge.

Mr. Evans kept Brian on as a consultant to do marketing and update website needs. After a few months we started receiving disturbing angry e-mails referring to how the law office was run, to fire certain employee's and so on. Because I was closer to Brian C. I dealt with these issue's. I told Mr. Evans that this wasn't good; Brian's place was not to tell him how to run his business and that he was far to busy and under grueling stress, to have this on going problem with him. However, Mr. Evans knew how much Brian needed the money. He was unable to get other jobs because of being in and out of prison several times. I cannot tell you how many times he quit only to say he was sorry and returned the next morning. It was at this time I saw a BIG change in Brian and became greatly concerned and told him so.

Let us clear up a couple of points here. 1) I never was involved in any part of the law firm. My part was only a sounding advice board when needed. 2) I am sorry to say that it was upon my recommendation that Mr. Evans even had Brian Cholewiak working for him. I wanted to help Brian get back on his feet. 3) The person that wrote this complaint was never a client but a paid consultant that was paid a salary, his name Brian Cholewiak. How do I know this? He refer's to information that no client would know but he would.4) There was a dispute by the bank because of funds missing from Mr. Evans private payroll/rent account, because these amounts were paid to a pay pal account which was Brian Cholewiak's "account" the bank took the money back! Not Mr.Evans. 5) Brian C. was every week asking Mr. Evans for money to help him out even though he received his pay check every two weeks. It wasn't a couple of dollars it was anywhere from $200-$400. NEVER once did he pay it back nor did Mr. Evans deduct it from his pay. 5) There have been several people who have made complaints to the bar because off these reports, Mr. Evans has won all of them, he has not be found guilty of any wrong doing. 

Mr.Evans business starts to decline and for many months contemplated about selling the business. In Oct 2011 Mr. Todd Turosi bought the business. Brian Cholewiak tried to shake Mr. Evans & Mr. Turosi down for $5000. for the website. He never owned the website, only built it and was paid many times over for it! When they wouldn't do it, Brian shut the whole thing down and then said he would destroy Mr. Evans. He didn't stop there, he had also been in business with my son, his childhood best friend and he wiped his website out as well. Unfortunately, rip off.com can allow anyone to write anything and rip apart peoples lives without any proof! There are always going to be people that complain about something. In Mr. Evans garage there are thousands of files from the six years he was in business. There never was anything reported or problems until this disgruntle employee/ex-friend became angry and the sale of the business to Mr. Todd Turosi. That should speak for it's self. As well, Mr. Evans was President of the Riverside Bankruptcy Form with an outstanding reputation. 
 I am here to tell you that Mr. Evans is the most caring, giving man I have ever known. His business was very successful, until several nasty people ripped him off. He had to start from ground up several times. Isn't it funny, that they are not on this site? I have watched Mr. Evans do so much pro bono work, give clients money for food, car payments, day care and gas and edison bills. He was attorney that REALLY did care. I have seen him drive six hours one way to help and client for free. But your rip off.com reports that all he cared about was the money. None of these stories are true. When there was a problem, after the sale of the business, he took care of those clients that didn't want to go with Todd. Mr. Evans did not know Todd Turosi was going to charge them another fee after he sold him the business. One last point Mr. Evans never went back into business as a BK attorney, he had a small office that was always listed while he tied up loose ends. He never skipped town and could always be contacted. Mr. Evans only became an attorney to help my son, his step-son at the age of 50, after we were ripped off by bad attorneys! If an ex-wife can stand up for her ex, and still say he is her best friend, that should say something about the person he is, an honest caring man. I wish there were more men like him!
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AUTHOR: Phil Junior - (United States of America)


Firstly, my mom, Ronda Evans, was in no way connected to the business. What you have done is called "libel".

"this so called man" - That is called a Non Sequitur, and it is Illogical.

"...coming back as an attorney to rip others off again!" You are drawing a Conclusion, and it is an Invalid line of Reasoning.

Employees were stealing from the firm, and I have had it with individuals stealing from others, and then watching the victims take slack for events beyond their control.
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