If you are out of state and need services for a Florida attorney in Orlando, be very careful of an attorney named Paul N. Schaefer! He was hired to assist in a legal guardianship matter and quoted $4500 prior to his contract being signed.
After his contract was signed, he was not available to assist with documents being filled out or questions being answered. He sent multiple letters asking for more money than was actually agreed upon. He did not know county regulations regarding legal guardianship matters even though he stated he had "conducted" years of guardianship cases.
Mr. Schaefer lied about court dates that was never on docket; was misleading and was not upfront about information regarding the legal guardianship matter. The only thing Mr. Schaefer was interested in was obtaining as much money as he possibly could.
Paul N. Schaefer mispresented the hours that he actually worked on the case and he over charged for the hours that he performed regarding the legal guardianship matters. When he was asked him to account for the funds that was sent to him (which was $5000 ) Mr. Schaefer submitted fifteen pages of hand written SCRIBBLED notes which no one could understand or read!!
Mr. Schaefer will take advantage of you if you pay him in advance, yet if you do not pay him, he will claim there are court dates that he wishes to "reschedule" for this, that or another reason" when in fact, the only reason he wants to do that is so that he can obtain the funds from you!
He was asked to refund at least HALF of what was sent to him because he did not perform the work that he claimed he performed. So far he has NOT refunded any funds. This man will take you on an expensive ride if you are not careful !!
I would not trust this man with any type of legal matters if I were you.
Paul N. Schaefer made a derogatory remark AFTER he was paid in full. This man is unprofessional as an attorney. He will try and soak you out of your hard earned money and claim he has worked for hours that he actually has not worked! He will tell you there are court dates when there are in fact, no court dates on the docket!
Mr. Schaefer was sent evidence to help build a case yet stated he never viewed the evidence...then claimed he "earned" the money that was sent to him!
Mr. Schaefer uses bait and switch tactics in my personal opinion. He gives someone a quote prior to signing his contract and then turns around and begins soaking them for fees they did not agree upon prior the signing the contract. All you will receive is one letter after another by this man asking for more and more money! He made multiple errors on his documents and then charged for his own spelling errors. It is his client's fault he can't spell ??
He told his client to email information to him so he could complete the documents and then he got mad that the client emailed a lengthy email that HE had to "read". He then turned around and charged the client. Then he made spelling errors and charged for that too! The man is a bamboozler in my personal opinion. If you want a professional....there are plenty of them in the Orlando Florida area. It sure as hell isn't Paul N. Schaefer. He cost the client $5000. If you want to lose FIVE grand and get no results...he's your man! The client could not even hire another attorney to help them because this bamboozler would not even refund at least half the money to the client so they could continue on with their case. What a freakin' low life! That's an attorney for you right there!