Complaint Review: Scott Hallauer, Attorney
Scott Hallauer, Attorney Rip off and Rude Virginia Beach Virginia
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My biggest mistake was hiring him before I read previous rip off reports, because they were all completely true. My first sign should have been when he called me wanting to represent my son. He played off his experience as a naval JAG officer and how my son, who is ex-navy, needs him. This was a violation of a Protective Order case. He told me that the case would be "almost open and shut" that he "sees these things all the time" and for $1700 he would be his defense attorney and he would be "out of jail in no time". Long story short, he did absolutely nothing. He did not contact witnesses for my son's defense, did not provide paperwork necessary for his defense, actually postponed the hearing because he had a previous commitment to be out of town so my son actually stayed incarcerated even longer for his case to be heard. Even though the complaintant changed the story 4 times, due to Scott's unpreparedness, the case was certified to the grand jury instead. Afterwards, he informed me it would be "another $15,000 to proceed, because if you and your son think I'm going to do this for $1700 you're both crazy". Granted things don't always go as planned, however, he did absolutely nothing to earn the $1700 he was paid, cannot produce the paperwork he says is "in a file", and has yet to interview witnesses for my son's defense. Do not waste your time or money to be represented by a lazy and incompetent lawyer, just to be verbally abused by him and treated rudely.
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