ED Magedson – Founder
Harmon Law Offices, P.C.www.hlopayoff.com Newton, Massachusetts United States of America
Harmon Law Offices, P.C. is a foreclosure law firm located
I am a former employee of this firm and this post is intended to shed some light on what goes on at this firm. I feel that this post will help the general public whereas foreclosure is a very stressful and complex process.
As a former employee, I got to see the everyday operation of this firm and the thousands of files that this office handles. For starters, your personal information is not secure. In a file, there is your personal information such as your name, address, telephone number, social security number and other documentation such as communications that were sent to and from the client and the mortgagor and pleadings. (Court Docs)
During the day, files come from the file room to the desks
of legal assistants, paralegals and attorneys. Did I mention that the file room
is not secure. It is locked and you need a key pass to open the door, but
anyone can break in at anytime buy smashing the glass pain above the handle. As
I was saying, the files come in the hands of various employees. Many times,
files sit on desks or stacked on the floor and will sit there until the file
clerk comes and gets them to put them back or they will sit on the floor or
desk until the next morning. Meaning, your information could be stolen if there
was a potential break in at this office. Harmon should preserved personal
information by locking all files down at night securing them in case of a
Harmon is notorious for charging legal fees not earned. All of the files in the office are imputed on a system called Landmark. It is a program specifically created for Harmon. This program allows all of the files to be worked on a network connected through the office assessable by all employees. In other words, they take your file and put all the info in the program and create all documents by this program. When an employee works on the file, he or she puts a "note" in landmark. This note is applied to the legal bill. An employee will put a time on how long they worked on a particular task. In other words, an employee can put any amount they want, even time not earned. Employees are required to put notes in for any task they complete, for any email or other communication received or made, etc. The notes add up and the notes the legal services rendered. From my experience in the office, a lot of that time is exaggerated. If you haven't read this article already, I suggest that you do. Please <a href="http://www.boston.com/realestate/news/articles/2007/01/18/hidden_legal_fees_push_some_into_foreclosure/"> Click Here </a> Harmon's business practices have not changed.
Harmon employs individuals with little or no legal experience at very low salaries. I, of course, have years of experience and was an asset to Harmon, but many legal assistants and new attorneys have no idea what they are doing and many, many mistakes are made. Have you ever called Harmon and couldn't get a straight answer? That's because the people working on your file don't have an answer for you because they don't know anything. There is a lot of cat and mouse at Harmon. Many times they will tell you that you need to call your mortgage company, and when you call the mortgage company they tell you to contact the Harmon who is handling your file. Therefore, below you will find the direct numbers to the President, Mark P. Harmon, Vice President, Andrew S. Harmon and Attorney Director, Fran Nolan. Call them and voice your opinion and frustration at the below numbers. Email addresses are also provided.
<span style="font-weight: bold;">Mark P.
<span style="font-weight: bold;">Andrew S.
<span style="font-weight: bold;">Fran
If your Mortgage is held by Wells Fargo and Americas Servicing Company, the folks directly handling these files are Kristin Hedvig and Christopher Sheehan. They can be reached below.
<span style="font-weight: bold;">Kristen A.
<span style="font-weight: bold;">Christopher
If you are currently in foreclosure and Harmon Law Offices is handling your file, I suggest that you obtain counsel. There are many ways to forestall a file. There could be defective Service of Process, invalid demands, improper publications, etc.
I left Harmon Law Offices because of the way that I was treated as an employee. I was treated like a slave. Fight foreclosure!
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