Complaint Review: Gunnstaks Law Office - Plano Texas
Gunnstaks Law Office C. Luke Gunnstaks Carl O Gunnstaks Carl Otto Gunnstaks C. Luke Gunnstaks, Carl O Gunnstaks, Carl Otto Gunnstaks Unsatisfactory Representation / Unprofessional Plano Texas
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Response to 02/28/18 Complaint
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Response to February 21, 2018 Rebuttal Response
*Author of original report: "Delusional Ex Client?"
*Author of original report: Response to Gunnstaks Rebuttal 02/21/2018
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Response to Misleading Review
I regret very much hiring Gunnstaks Law Firm. So many issues to contend with. Unsatisfactory representation and unprofessional. I have in writing from Gunnstaks, that I "would receive the money in the IOLTA account" he was holding. He later "changed his mind" when I realized in August 2017 what had happened in my case and began asking for him to be accountable for his actions and also his invoicing and statements. He withheld $25,054.75 from my IOLTA account for the months of Aug. 2017 to the final decree date of 12/04/17 which equals a billing of approximately $6,236.87 a month! There were NO in-person court appearances or mediations and I had to be proactive forwarding documents to Opposing Counsel myself.
I also began doing my own research on my case and found many discrepancies from what I had been told during the active time of my case and what was the reality. Thus I began asking more questions in reference to accountability. Gunnstaks then began telling me I was delusional and needed psychiatric help. His taking the $25,054.75 was also above and beyond his being paid $18,850.00 in cash, for a Divorce for a couple who were both over 67 yrs. of age, married 10 years at the time and had no children. Grand total received by Gunnstaks: $43,904.75! Gunnstaks had told me he would have my divorce final by 08/02/2017 and it was not final until 12/04/2017. Instead, he went on a lengthy vacation and stated in his defense when the divorce was not final by 08/02: "Rebecca, this was the first vacation I had in 20 years."
There were also many other issues from August going forward. I was in shock the day of my court appearance, which was immediately after the 2nd Mediation, and finding out just this last week, that also being "unprepared" is in the form of the fact that Gunnstaks could not provide any handwritten notes from the first Mediation, which he had promised he had the necessary cases to prove up the issues, and didn't! I then wanted to settle and Gunnstaks told me "Rebecca, give me 2 days and I will have the cases!" He later told me he had them. 2nd Mediation, he did not have any cases pertaining to the main issue. There are so many other issues, like filling out the original Contract of Services in the wrong name, and filling out a single Limited Power of Attorney in 3 different names, Rebbecca, Walter and Watler and changing the date without initialing. Then there's forwarding to me the wrong Divorce Decree to sign for the court, and changing items on my Divorce Decree without my knowledge or consent and forwarding them on to Opposing Counsel! The list does not stop here either. Gunnstaks was to provide me ALL OF MY ORIGINAL CASE DOCUMENTS and HIS HANDWRITTEN NOTES WERE WITHHELD! He would not forward to me by Certified Mail, so I had to send a 2nd Courier to pick them up. 2nd Courier?... Yes! Gunnstaks banned me from his office so I was not able to pick up my own documents and a Courier had to sign for them "blindly" not knowing what was or not being received etc.
I had to hire another attorney to review and make corrections necessary to my final divorce decree.
This is what Gunnstaks wrote in a Certified Letter to me with a check for the balance of my IOLTA account after he took out "what he thought was fair and reasonable expenses" ($25,054.75) in 12/2017 and I quote:
"It is my sincere hope that you will seek professional mental health care as I have only recently suggested, and I hope that you will faithfully follow any medication recommendations of your treating physician/psychiatrist, in order to avoid being foreseeably found to be a danger to yourself and/or to others by a Judge of a Probate (Mental Health) Court." In my opinion, this is a threat.
I do not want Gunnstaks to do to anyone else, what I have been through.
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