Complaint Review: Donald J Kindwald
Donald J Kindwald, Don Kindwald, Don J. Kindwald, Kindwald Law P.C., Aasto Loan Max, Bell Funding Group, Best In the West, JM Property Management, Ltd. SCAM, DISHONEST, UNTRUSTWORTHY ATTORNEY, UNETHICAL, GREEDY DONALD KINDWALD CHICAGO Illinois
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Where do I begin? I hired Donald J. Kindwald to represent my company. His collegue Nadine M. Tran intorduce me to him and got me to hire him. Everything went well until one day I stopped by the office to find out that Nadine no longer works there. Before her depature, I had a few issues with Donald with his invoices. I noticed the bill was kinda high for not doing much for what I needed. Every time I called the office, I never got to speak with Donald, I always ended up talking to Nadine. She knew everything about my case and when I did talk to Donald he knew nothing which made me wonder if Nadine (who is NOT an attorney) has been working on my case. I hired him, not Nadine. Has he been charging me for the work Nadine has been doing? After I found out Nadine left, I would call the office on multiple occasions and would never get a call back, same with emails.
I decided to call Nadine a week later to see what happned because I wasn't getting an answer to my calls or emails from Donald. She stated to me that she put in her two weeks at the end of April because she just had a baby, had to work during her maternity leave, and decided to move on to a better job oppurtunity. Her last day was the end of May when she was training a woman named Julie, who apparently doesn't work there anymore. She told me that she wasn't allowed to disucss my case with me because she no longer works for Donald and suggested I stop by the office in person to hunt him down for my case info.
Later on that week I went to a luncheon event and found out that Nadine and Donald had left on bad terms. Long story short, Donald found out that Nadine left his firm for a better one that paid more and didn't work her like a slave. He randomly cut her loose while training Julie and has been spreading horrible rumors about her. There were rumors that he did an unethical act of emailing her new employer threatening to sue her and her new employer if she prospected his "clients". I found out that this was true. I thought that was very UNETHICAL of him. There were also rumors that some of his clients left his firm because he didn't know the updates on their case, missed a few of their court dates and kept asking for Nadine. He alledgely told his clients that Nadine quit, when she actually left his firm with a 2 week notice. He lied to his clients about his staffing situation so his clients didn't have doubts about how he is running his firm.
For me, that puts a lot of doubt in my mind. I called Nadine the next day to ask for more information on what happend. She asked that I kept her information private. By keeping her request, I am shocked by the way Donald treated her after she left and all the rude emails to her. I'm surprised she did not file an order of protection. For those who want a TRUE REVIEW on Donald J. Kindwald as a person, attorney or even for a buisness loan, ask Nadine M. Tran. She was known to be his best friend and can tell you all.
After hearing all of this I called the office once again. Surprised that he answered my call, I addressed him with my concerns about my case, by no surprise he said he would have to give me a call back. As the conversation went on I addressed him about the rumors and his staffing situation. "Oh Nadine no longer works for me. She produced horrible work and kept taking days off. I ended up firing her." I was shocked to hear him say that. I believe she had her baby a few months ago with a notification via email stating she was on maternity leave from Feb - to May. I recall Nadie working on my case for me during that time. I continue the call addressing him all the rumors which he denied them all. I brought up the bill and by the tone of his voice I could tell he didn't like this phone call we were having. "I will not continue working on your case if you will not pay your bill. I have a family to feed! I can't pay my staff and vendors if you don't pay!" I told him that I didn't feel that I should pay him if he couldn't give me a status update. He was charging me $600 just for going to court to get a new court date, which Nadine did when she was employed there at the time, and for a few emails and phone calls. I asked if I can make a payment next month and he hung up on me.
I was shocked. I don't want anyone to use him as an attorney. He is unethical, uprofessional, and doesn't care about his clients. Maybe I'm the only one experiencing this, but I doubt that. I have heard so many other complaints. I did a Google seach on him and found many articles about him which you should read before hiring him.
He has twitter account which is new. He propbably hired a team to fix his reputation in the city. Don't let his poorly made content foold you with his "expertise"
Donald has a blog which is new as well. Again, probably trying to fix his reputation or to show prospect clients he is knowledgeable of the law, which he isn't.
Oddly enough, there is also another article written about him on this site from his very own business partner! What does that tell you?
He has a Facebook business page with no content here and has no review. Maybe that's new as well.
The point of my review is that, I wouldn't recommend him as an attorney, friend, or even knowing the man. He has bad ora all over his name. I have decided to fire him as at attorney and take my case elsewhere. He was very rude to me on the phone and didn't address my questions professionally. How can you trust someone with your case who acts like this? I hope my review helps anyone. Do your research before hiring a lawyer. A mistake which will effect my life forever.
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