Report: #479539

Complaint Review: Paul Lucas Law Group/Law Canter

  • Submitted: Thu, August 13, 2009
  • Updated: Thu, February 23, 2012
  • Reported By: TECTom — Valencia California USA
  • Paul Lucas Law Group/Law Canter
    United States of America

Paul Lucas Law Group - Law Canter Lucas Law Center - Future Financial Services - Paul Jeffery Lucas - Christopher Francis Betts - Frank Sullivan - Matthew Rychecky ripped me off for Load Modification fees that he & his office never did anything for or to help with the loan in need of help! Internet

*Consumer Suggestion: Contact the Client Security Fund of the California Bar!

*General Comment: Jud Mcllvain

*Consumer Comment: Judd Mcilvain

Show customers why they should trust your business over your competitors...

The office of Paul Lucas as well as all his defendants and office bandits ripped me off for money paid to do a load modification on my house mortgage.
His office is now shut down without a trace of where he and his bandit crew have gone.
Matthew Rychecky the office rat insisted this out fit was there to help with anything regarding my concerns with my loan issue.

Even Judd McIlvain confirmed and he personally assured me Paul and his office were 'Up & Up'! To not be concerned with the Paul Lucas group as they will do everything needed to complete my load modification as advertised. The text will follow from Judd's claim of Paul's supposed 'Good Guy' ethics! If Judd McIlvain is willing to be part of such a scam, should he also be included in any and all law suits?

I even got a call the same day by Paul Lucas (if it was really him or not I will never know) as I was contacted by Judd to assure me that everything was to go smooth and to have confidence in the services to be rendered by the Lucas Law Group.

Here is the text from Judd from 06/10/2009 at 1:42pm with my concerns about the bad information found the day after I paid Paul Lucas to get started with my case...

Hi Judd,
I am still quite nervous getting this all together! I paid a $1,000.00 to get started then find nothing but negative info everywhere about the Lucas Law Center.
Far more complaints than any good news...
If they are good at the loan mods they are supposed to do why are there no positive messages any where to be found?
I have my back to the wall and need to get my house/ loan & related issues handled by someone that does what they advertise/claims they really do!
I'm stressed out and do not want the run around and of course to lose my home!
Thanks for your input!
I hope this isn't a scam on the Lucas Law Centers part!


I vetted the Lucas Law Group and met with Attorney Paul Lucas in person at his office in Aliso Viejo, Ca.

I found some complaints on the Lucas Law Group on several Internet sites.  The complaints were similarly worded, but the writers had different names and locations.   

Anyone, or any attorney can file false complaints on the Internet and they stay there for years.  I am extremely suspicious of the complaints against the Lucas Law Group, because several say that Paul Lucas has only practiced law for six months, but the California State Bar says he has been a member of the Bar since 1992.  Bottom line, you cannot trust the complaints on Internet sites.


On Friday I am scheduled to a TV interview Mike Williams, who actually wrote a complaint against Attorney Paul Lucas, and now says he was wrong in his complaint.  He says it was not the Lucas Law Group that was holding up his mortgage modification but it was his bank, Bank of America.   Mr. Williams says Bank of America told him if he gets an Attorney they will not return his phone calls.  He said the Bank of America would not return his phone calls anyway, and that is why he got an Attorney. 


Wells Fargo has stonewalled another mortgage modification client, but I am now talking to the President of Wells Fargo, Ms. Audra Hutton, about the banks actions.

At least I have them talking, the small power of the Press.


The Big Banks took the tax bailout money and now they will not talk to their clients, or the attorneys of their clients.  The banks have the home mortgages insured at the higher value of the homes before the bottom dropped  out of the home market.  So, it appears the banks want the homes to go into foreclosure so the insurance companies will have to pay-off at the higher value of the homes.  


So what do I suggest, continue fighting with an attorney and tell your Congress person that if they want your vote and the votes all the people you know in next year's election, they had better start putting on the pressure on banks to use the bailout money to help homeowners modify mortgages to the current interest rates.


The banks are operating from the Big G, Greed.   Judd






Judd McIlvain, Broadcast Journalist.
Internet TV on and KRLA Radio Talk, KNX Radio.
Valley Magazine Column.
New TV Trouble-Shooter Show Coming on KJLA-TV, Sat. 7pm June 27, 2009.

So there you have it... Judd telling me to go full speed ahead with the Lucas Law Center. To have no concerns. That everything will go as planned...

So here I have a 66 page File from Case8:09-cv-00770-DOC-AN sitting in front of me on my desk...

Go to the website to dig deeper for all the latest of how this is going.

Paul Lucas, Christopher Francis Betts, Frank Sullivan & Matthew Rychecky should all be locked up! All assets taken and sold to return all the money stolen from those they have.

Judd McIlvain has lost all creditability he thought he had! If he can talk on the radio of how good this crew is when it was all a scam he too should be help responsible for his actions!

KNX1070 played ad after ad to advertise these guys to all of us! They too should be held responsible for the conduct of the radio station that is willing to play up the scam Paul Lucas and crew pulled off!

I will fight to make sure all those involved with this outright scam and ripoff will be held responsible for the action taken on their part!

How low do they have to go?

It's all very scary!

Contact me at anytime for updates as I will keep up with this as it continues...


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#1 Consumer Suggestion

Contact the Client Security Fund of the California Bar!

AUTHOR: VLB - (United States of America)

I too was scammed by the Lucas Law Center. I visited their offices in Aliso, CA in October of 2008 and met with Adam Zucker who was a real smooth talker. I noticed that the entire staff was very casually dressed with no one in business attire. Anyhow, I paid them $3500.00 up front and they did nothing. When Adam Zucker took my money, he advised me to miss two mortgage payments. Several weeks later there was a CNN report on Loan Modification Companies making false promises and that any employee telling a client to purposely miss any mortgage payments was illegal! I notified Adam Zucker and requested a refund. He was very apprehensive about issuing me my refund! Everytime I called him, I was always forwarded to his voice mail. In July 2010, the Federal Trade Commission shut down the Lucas Law Center for deceptive practices and appointed Robb Evans and Associates, a Bonded Fiduciary to take control of the companies assets. I filed complaints with the Federal Trade Commission and the Better Business Bureau against the Lucas Law Center. In 2011, The Federal Trade Commission won their case against The Lucas Law Center for a judgement of 6.1 million dollars. The bad news is that only about one million was recovered. I dont know all of the particulars of the case but I did speak to a representative from the FTC who was assigned to the case. My main concern was if and when the consumers who were scammed into paying up front fees would be getting any of their money back. It is still up in the air if and when any refunds will be issued. I then contacted the California Bar and filed a complaint with the Client Security Fund. I provided them all my receipts which included copies of cancelled checks to the Lucas Law Center and a complete narrative of what had happened to me. I was refunded my money! I urge everyone who was scammed by the Lucas Law Center to contact the Client Security Fund with the California Bar and file a complaint. Paul Jeffrey Lucas has since been disbarred! There is more information on the California Bar website.

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#2 General Comment

Jud Mcllvain

AUTHOR: Wim Dankbaar - (Netherlands)

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#3 Consumer Comment

Judd Mcilvain

AUTHOR: NewBUser - (United States of America)

Hello, if you could please contact me concerning this case I would appreciate it. This man Judd Mcilvain that claims himself to be a "consumer advocate" "recommended" his friends services to me and then after I lost money and was CONED he did not acknowledging this FACT later, even thou the facts show that I was taken and I trusted these people due to what this man stated about them. Bottom line is this man via phone and email knows the TRUTH and refuses to help??

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