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Sylvia M Scott1888 Century Park East, ste 1900 Los Angeles, California USA
Sylvia M Scott Sylvia Scott Freeman Freeman Smiley poor service, dishonest billing, run the other way Los Angeles California
Dont't be fooled by Sylvia M. Scott or her firm, Freeman, Freeman & Smiley. Yes, on the surface, Sylvia Scott's bio looks credible. This is where her credibility ends. She has spoken at a few seminars, and has worked for FINRA. Our experience has been horrible. Judging from some other posts, we may not be alone. She may be ok on simple matters, compliance check lists, basic negotiations... However, if you have a real fight on your hands or want to avoid a real fight, run - don't walk - away from Ms Scott. She is not capable of true analysis or strategy. she dwells on escalating conflicts or copitulation, if it does not appear that you can huge bills for at least 6 months.
As far as work product is concerned, it is below average, in our experience. Pleadings according to our in house counsel, are below average. Written discovery is prepared by first year associates and is sloppy and lacking any reasoning. At depositions, she is utterly out of it - ineffective. She will also engage in pointless letter and email writing wars that you will pay for dearly. This is an easy way for a weak and lazy lawyer to bill. This is exactly what you will get. We have done a search on Sylvia online. Apparently, she has hired a reputation management firm to push down complaints from real clients that speak out. Amusing and sad at the same time. Hopefully, you will not fall victim to shallow and expensive lawyering from Sylvia Scott. Check references carefully, and for a serious matter, think hard before you sign on with Ms Scott. We did not, and it cost us a fortune with zero results.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/30/2013 08:23 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Sylvia-M-Scott/Los-Angeles-California-90067/Sylvia-M-Scott-Sylvia-Scott-Freeman-Freeman-Smiley-poor-service-dishonest-billing-run-t-1080650. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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