Report: #567685

Complaint Review: The Law Offices of Harrison Gavin Long & Associates

  • Submitted: Wed, February 10, 2010
  • Updated: Mon, October 22, 2012
  • Reported By: Michael — Concord California United States of America
  • The Law Offices of Harrison Gavin Long & Associates
    2901 West Coast Highway, Suite 200
    United States of America

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I have never been one to look to others for help, but I write this today, at RIP OFF REPORT, in total desperation and to ensure that others have this information prior to hiring this attorney, lord knows I wish I had such information.


My Wife Stacy, and I are in the middle of a really appalling situation, one that might cause us to possibly lose our house. This is absolutely not of our own doing, but rather due to the willful and deceitful fraud perpetrated against us by our Attorney Mr. Harrison Gavin Long, Esq.


What started as a fraudulent mortgage loan lawsuit for us has since now been worsened by the non-performance of a so called Real Estate attorney to whom we paid $3500. as a retainer. This so called Real Estate attorney in my opinion has stolen our retainer money, lied several times, never performed anything on our behalf, not one thing! He further appears to be in complete breach of his Retainer Agreement, has missed crucial court dates, forced us into Bankruptcy, forced us to be sanctioned by the court and are now possibly going to lose our house and our lawsuit all due to the dishonest acts of this guy!


We recently found out that this same attorney, Mr. Harrison Gavin Long, Esq., who we believe did this to us with full knowledge of his willful, malicious deceitful fraud by stealing a $3500.00 retainer money from us and even requested that this payment be wired into his bank account before he would start representing us...however, the words "representing us"... is such a joke for he never represented us ever, namely, he never properly protected our legal interests and rights and absolutely did not perform anything or do anything on our behalf with our case, and is being investigated by the Newport Beach Police Department Fraud Department as well as the California State Bar, for it appears that he has done this same thing to other clients as well, namely, taking their money and leaving his clients high and dry and in the most untenable positions possible.


Be very careful, that is all I can say!

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#1 General Comment

Michael & Stacy Mattauch are scam artists

AUTHOR: Pattillo Legal Document Assistance - (United States of America)

I am a legal document assistant that was scammed by the Mattauchs. I read with interest their ironic and defamatory post against the Harrison Gavin Long law firm, and am glad to see that the law firm was able to obtain a restraining order against them. 

In 2010, while on vacation with my family, the Mattauchs called me just days before their home was to be sold at a foreclosure sale. They hired me to prepare documents to stop the sale. They concocted a story about how they had been victimized by the mortgage industry in general, and specifically by the company holding the mortgage on their home. I also learned that they had successfully sued their previous attorneys for professional negligence. 

I prepared a mountain of documents on their behalf, and spent my entire vacation trying to help them save their home, which ultimately was sold anyway. I advanced several hundred dollars in process server fees. My bills came to just under $3,000. They never paid me a dime. 

I sued them in small claims court and got a judgment against them for $2,917.69. I thereafter attempted to garnish Mrs. Mattauch's wages, since Mr. Mattauch had sufficiently hidden his whereabouts and employer information. Mrs. Mattauch in turn objected to the garnishment on the basis that she and her husband had filed for bankruptcy, and that I was named as a creditor (not true). My wage garnishment was denied. To date, I still have not received any money whatsoever from the Mattauchs.

Beware of the Mattauchs. It is hard to believe that such crooks continue to operate without retribution, and sad they scorch everyone they come into contact with.

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#2 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Harrison Long Granted Protective Order Against Michael Mattauch/Judgment Entered in Favor of Harrison Long Regarding False Allegations Posted on this Website by Michael Mattauch

AUTHOR: Harrison G. Long - (United States of America)

On December 2nd, 2011, in Contra Costa Superior Court, Harrison Long was granted a protective order against Michael Mattauch, and judgment was entered in favor of Harrison Long regarding the false allegations posted on this website by Michael Mattauch.
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#3 REBUTTAL Individual responds

False Allegations of Michael Mattauch

AUTHOR: Harrison G. Long - (United States of America)

From: Harrison Long

Re: False and Malicious allegations made by Michael Mattauch against Harrison Long

Mr. Mattauch: I uncovered the false allegations that you have made against me on the internet.

First off, I have spoken to other lawyers that have dealt with on this mortgage fraud case that you have pitched up and down the state in an attemptto get out of paying the mortgage on the subject property.

One lawyer quotes, I find him to be dangerous, and mentally unstable. Hes been defaming me as well.

Another lawyer stated, and I quote, they could not get rid of Mattauch fast enough, very negative experience, stiffed us on a lot of money, less than truthful.

Second, you make the false and malicious statement that the Newport Beach Police Department is investigating me. There is no such investigation!Youve threatened other lawyers with going to the police if you didnt get what you wanted.

Your wife, Stacy Reagan and Investment Enterprises, USA, Inc., a Nevada Corporation retained me in connection with a lawsuit, filed without a lawyer claiming that they were defrauded into purchasing a piece of real property in Concord, California.

You tried to add a lot of bizarre terms to the agreement which I had to eliminate before I went forward.

You were desperate to have me file an injunction to stop a foreclosure on the property, and I amended the complaint and prepared an injunction based on the few documents you emailed to me and our conversations. However, I advised you that I needed your complete file before I would file anything with the court.

You were advised that while I had been successful in stopping foreclosures, the underlying claim must have merit, and I would not know that until I see all relevant documents.I advised you that courts have been sanctioning lawyers who file specious injunctions to temporarily halt foreclose proceedings.

You claimed that the foreclosure proceeding was set for December 1st, 2009, but you waited until the week of Thanksgiving to send me 300 pages of documents. You claimed that you had already retained bankruptcy counsel who was prepared to move forward if you did not get an injunction.

I reviewed the file which contained a lot of information that was not revealed to me when we spoke over the phone, or contained in the second amended complaint prepared by you and initially emailed to me along with a few other documents.

In reviewing the file, there were no documents regarding a December 1st, 2009 foreclosure proceeding, no demurrers/ motion to dismiss/ answer regarding the complaint, no original complaint, no proof of service regarding the first amended complaint, no stipulation to file another amended complaint, no documents regarding the case management conference, etc. .I spoke with the court clerk who advised me that there had been no record of service of the first amended complaint.

However, based on reviewing the documents and conducting some investigation, I found the following: 1) The property taxes for the subject property had not been paid for three years, which was a breach of the terms of the deed of trust and basis for foreclosure, 2) improvements were made to the subject property without a permit, in violation of the deed of trust and a basis for foreclosure, 3) The plaintiff/ entity, Investment Enterprises, USA, Inc., a Nevada Corporation, was not authorized to do business in California, and was in default in Nevada, 4) you had been claiming in June, 2009, that the reason they could not pay the mortgage was due to a problem concerning your paychecks, however, you filed a lawsuit a month prior, unbeknownst to the defendant, claiming that the loan was unlawful.

Obviously, there were several proper basis for foreclosure that arose long before I was retained, so a righteous injunction could not be filed and I had no faith in pursuing your case. As such,I sent you your file and accounting.

I strongly suggest that you remove all the defamatory statements you have made about me.



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