I had a huge problem with honesty regarding my attorney, Larry Handley of Ankeny, Iowa of the Handley Law Firm. He made serious errors in court for which he promised several times to adjust my bill, but he later went back on his word and refused. I had to file a complaint and finally the Attorney Fee Arbitration Committee forced him to reimburse me a significant amount due to his errors and inappropriate charges. He also misled me on whether it was mandatory for him to be present at a mediation, for which he charged me. I found out it was not mandatory as he had told me. Very poor representation, service, professionalism, communication and effort. Handley also charged me for a meeting and phone call which never occurred. He refused to provide any record or proof. He has been padding his own ratings on many sites to offset the bad ones. This is unethical, pathetic and deceptive.
Posted: 6/03/2011 • Link to this review
Larry Handley of the Handley Law Firm in Ankeny was a nightmare for me and by far the worst attorney I have ever had. I filed a complaint against him with the Attorney Disciplinary Board and Better Business Bureau. The Attorney Fee Arbitration Committee significantly reduced my bill by nearly $1700 because of his errors and unfair charges. He would not have reduced my bill unless forced to do so. I was extremely upset with his poor performance, honesty, communication, service and effort. I do not recommend him at all. He caused me much stress, frustration, wasted time and money. He promised to reduce my bill because of his errors, but he did not. He also billed me for a meeting and a phone call which never occurred - he twice said he would adjust the bill for it, but he never did. He told me it was mandatory for him to be present at mediation, but I found out that it was not mandatory. I felt he had a complete lack of respect for me as a client. He repeatedly failed to carry out my instructions after promising me he would do so. I spoke to several attorneys who said he made some critical errors which cost me thousands of dollars in court. I write this as a warning so nobody else has to go through what I did with this guy.
Posted: 4/23/2010 • Last edited: 4/10/2011 • Link to this review