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Report: #254001

Complaint Review: Ethan Corlija - Clayton Missouri

  • Submitted: Tue, June 12, 2007
  • Updated: Thu, September 06, 2012
  • Reported By: University City Missouri
  • Ethan Corlija
    8008 Carondelet Avenue Suite 300
    Clayton, Missouri
  • Phone: 314-863-9898
  • Web:
  • Category: Lawyers

Ethan Corlija will lie and deceive to take your money, then provide little or no defense Clayton Missouri

*Consumer Comment: Ethan Corlija is an outstanding attorney

*Consumer Comment: Excellent Attorney

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Ethan B. Corlija of the law offices of Hogan, Sokolik, Corlija And Kielty located in downtown Clayton missouri practices fraudulent and deceptive practices by making false promises regarding criminal defense cases. He will lie about the 'connections' he has in the Saint Louis County Court system by name dropping and using his prior employment at the facility as a selling point to attempt to steal your money. DONT BUY INTO THIS!

He was a level 4 prosecutor in Saint Louis County, the lowest in existence. He only worked there for approximately 1.5 years and has no pull with the staff whatsoever. He will accept a small retainer for his services and if, on your date in court, you do not have the remanding balance he will tell you to 'get it now, or I will go tell the judge I want off your case'.

He will lie to you about your release date/probationary period end date by knowingly incorrectly informing you of the Missouri DOC parole schedule and/or the County Jail's 'Good Time' system.

For instance, he told me that on a 120 day shock sentence that I would be out in 90 days. Untrue, you must do the whole 120 days. He told me on a 3 year backup that I would be paroled in 6 months. Untrue, on an assault charge you must do 33% of your sentence or 1 year at a minimum. He stated before my court date that 'you aren't going to jail, I don't make money by having incarcerated clients'. Untrue, most of his clients are in jail or have had to do some period of incarceration.

If you want a good lawyer you would be well advised to call the offices of RSRG. I had to do so just to have the mess Mr. Corlija got me in cleaned up. It cost me ten's of thousands to do so.

University City, Missouri

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#1 Consumer Comment

Ethan Corlija is an outstanding attorney

AUTHOR: Rachel - (United States)

While in search of an attorney to have represented me in my cases in Saint Louis County,  has been a long ordeal considering the nature of them. It is always a stressful time for anyone to be without representation and needing representation who will best fit your needs and trustworthy enough to do so. I have read the negative reviews of Mr. Ethan Corlija prior to hiring him. I can contest that Mr. Ethan Corlija, will do what he will say he will do and has shown this by ending a legal battle for me in what ways I could not or that any attorney would. 

It was an edgy two week journey, but I stood confident that he would follow all legal procedures adequately and abide ethically in his role as an attorney to aid my needs and his performance was professional. I could not have really had my journey end without representation, and when there was no one else, the Mercy of God, sent me Mr. Corlija. who is an outstanding attorney and deserves better things to be said about him, because there are many more of his clients who have confided and trusted Mr. Corlija to take his role as an criminal defense attorney. I recommend Mr. Corlija to anyone who is in need of criminal defense. 

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#2 Consumer Comment

Excellent Attorney

AUTHOR: Liz - (United States of America)

Assault charge, online rants sounds like you might have an anger problem! I can personally say, I am pleasantly at home thanks to the services I received from Mr. Corlija and thank heavens I did not trust in the angry rant which you posted online.  For the past two and a half years,  I have dealt with Mr. Corlija on a Federal criminal issue. He was amazing at negotiating an issue that was very serious to a much more pleasing outcome.  I feel truly lucky to have had the pleasure of retaining Mr. Corlija.    He has a vast knowledge of the law and was better than the best at guiding me through the legal system. Thanks to Mr. Corlija's knowledge, dedication and hard work on my case, I was able to avoid jail time and receive a sentence in Federal court of probation.  I feel exceptionally lucky to have had Mr. Corlija as my attorney, considering the sentence I received is infrequent. Although Mr. Corlija is an incredible attorney, I nor anyone else can expect an attorney to defend alone, I had to do my part.  When it comes to fees, he is reasonable and definitely worth paying for.  The good advice, experience and professionalism made available by Mr. Corlija and his office are priceless. To any person that has found yourself in a legal bind, I strongly recommend Mr. Corlija.
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