I picked Cunningham & Associates because of their online advertisement of taking cases on contingency, and how hard they go after contesting Wills & Trusts. Also, I experienced an underworld of elder law attorneys in my area, hence I left the area to Camarrillo.
When my wife and I arrived for our consultation, we presented information of fraud, theft and forgery to Cunningham and his associate Miles Lang. The information my wife and I had been investigating, pertained to the estates of three of my elder males. All three men passed away within six months of each other.
While we were in the Cunningham conference room, Miles Lang proceeded to analyze the information we had given them. He made a diagram on a board, of the theft and fraud my mother and sister had performed. He knew exactly what transpired, and what the outcome would be.
As Miles Lang was explaining the conspiracy to my wife and myself, James Cunningham gave him a little tap on the arm to get his attention. At that point they both left the conference room for a couple of minutes. When they returned to the conference room, Cunningham explained he would not take the case unless we gave him a $7500.00 retainer.
I gave Cunningham a great case of evidence, and he still would not take it on contingency. So being desperate to expose the theft and fraud of my mother and sister, I wrote him a check for $7500.00. Well that was the beginning of the end.
Cunningham removed Miles Lang from my case, and assigned it to Sharon Yoon. Sharon Yoon did as much as Cunningham did to sabotage my case. I received no telephone calls for the first thirty days. I had to make the first call for an update. Sharon Yoon was the most non aggressive, complacent attorney I have ever met.
Communication was almost non existent, and they continuously helped to postpone going to court. In no way, shape or form did I experience a law firm that lived up to their website that stated they were not afraid to go to court.
A couple of months went by and I knew they were not working in my favor. I then received a billing statement in which $5200.00 were spent and of that, $3000.00 were allocated to read one of the decedents living trust. I then had to fire Cunningham.
The living trust, which cost me $3000.00 to have read, is a fake. It was written by a lawyer by the name of Sean Cassidy. This lawyer Sean Cassidy, can not be contacted, and in two years of trying to contact him, he never, ever answers his phone. I was told by my mother he might be a "Schister".
This is going to be the first of many reports I file. The following reports are going to present evidence of attorney misconduct, Medi-Cal fraud, forgery, tax evasion, probate court fraud and corporation theft.
Warning to anyone seeking assistance contesting a will or trust, do not use an estate planning, elder law attorney or an attorney that shares offices with other attorneys in different cities. YOU'LL GET BURNED.