Jacoby & Meyers Bankruptcy Law

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Jacoby & Meyers Bankruptcy Law

Law Firm in Chicago, U.S.A.
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Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 13
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Foreclosures
  • Debtor and Creditor
  • Collections

Overall Client Rating

in Bankruptcy, Banking Law and Finance
4.5 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
Quality of Service
Value for Money
  • Data based on 67 reviews
  • Recommended by 41 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 01/02/15
Posted by a Consumer on 01/02/15
1.0 out of 5.0
Posted by a Consumer on 01/13/14
2.0 out of 5.0
We hired Jacoby and Myers on july of 2013, they rushed us to get the money, and kept asking us for the same information. On December 2013, they sent us a mail asking us to give 'em the application fee and again the same information we gave em several times already. Then in the same correpondence they let us know that they are no longer taking care of our case but another firm. We've been calling that number for a month now without no call return. So frustrated. FRUSTRATING !!!!!!!
Posted by a Consumer on 01/02/14
1.0 out of 5.0
I gave this company 1300.00 and I can't reach anyone.
Posted by a Consumer on 12/30/13
1.0 out of 5.0
They took my 1800.00 will not return any calls, now the local offices answer say thank you for calling and Good buy. can't leave a message.

called teh 800 number on the phone for over 45 min, no one is answering , same recording over and over.
Posted by a Consumer on 10/15/13
1.5 out of 5.0
We used this firm to file for bankruptcy. They have changed attorneys working on our case several times so we never know who we are working with. It has been a nightmare to get anyone to return a phone call or answer questions. Our case was close to being dismissed by the trustee because our attorney(s) didn't file important paperwork. I would never recommend them to anyone and wish we had never signed a contract with them.
Posted by a Consumer on 08/21/13
1.0 out of 5.0
This company is a rip off. Never fixed trustee issues we were having and never followed up with trustee. When we complained we were told to pay more money to have problems fixed, just pay the court what we owed without documentation from the courts. So how do we know if this will not haunt us later. Their excuse was they were too busy and trustee was too slow. This is our fault??? Never again would I do business with this company or any lawyers who work for this firm.
Posted by a Consumer on 07/29/13
3.5 out of 5.0
If a person needs to be on a payment plan to pay fees, always check your account to make sure automatic payments are cleared. I have had trouble because the firm stopped deducting my payments from my account without notice and it took three months to get my payments back on track.
Posted by a Consumer on 03/28/12
4.8 out of 5.0
I always get the answers I need when I call and whoever I speak to is always friendly.
Posted by a Consumer on 02/28/12
4.0 out of 5.0
We only had a consultation with one of their attorneys.
Posted by a Consumer on 10/13/11
3.3 out of 5.0
I thought I would get more personal attention. It seemed like I always had to get more records to give them.
Posted by a Consumer on 10/11/11
2.8 out of 5.0
Firm was slow in responding to communication. When they needed additional information from me, instead of informing me by phone, email, or letter, they waited for me to contact them. In some cases, it took as long as two weeks for them to respond to phone calls. As a result, the bankruptcy, which they told me would be completed entirely by October 2009, was not completed until Sept. 15, 2010!
Posted by a Consumer on 10/05/11
1.0 out of 5.0
It was nearly impossible to talk with a lawyer if questions arose; at appointments the lawyers were extremely rushed and did not seem knowledgeable. They also did not seem to care if they gave the best information.
Posted by a Consumer on 10/03/11
1.0 out of 5.0
Never actually got to meet with a lawyer from this firm although I requested many meetings.
Posted by a Consumer on 09/18/11
3.5 out of 5.0
i would recommend legal helpers to any one that's considering bankruptcy because they were very informative and they get the job done.
Posted by a Consumer on 09/11/11
2.3 out of 5.0
My lawyer left in the middle of process and I was never assigned a new one. Person who represented me in court did not know what she was doing. The judge even asked her if she was new at this. It was difficult to get a response.
Posted by a Consumer on 08/24/11
1.5 out of 5.0
They took money out of my account after I had already paid in full, and gave me a hassle about getting my money back to me. It caused my back account to be over drawn and I still haven't seen the money for that. I returned my paper work in a timely manner, but they are trying to say that it took over a week to get to them. It has been almost a week since they have received my paper work, but it still hasn't been filed. I don't know if they need any further info or not, they have not contacted me
Posted by a Consumer on 08/19/11
5.0 out of 5.0
Posted by a Consumer on 07/22/11
1.5 out of 5.0
I think there service was horrible. There customer service department didn't know anything also you got a different story every time you called.
Posted by a Consumer on 07/13/11
1.3 out of 5.0
Provided less than expected services and failed to notify me of process being pursued by mortgage company in a timely manner; was late during scheduled time to meet with bankruptcy judge. Had to call several times before talking to assigned lawyer and was switched lawyers twice. Lawyer was not present during one court appearance and made contact with mortgage company lawyer by myself; lawyer from Legal Helpers showed up after court time.
Posted by a Consumer on 04/07/11
1.8 out of 5.0
We had to travel to three different locations to get all of our meetings in. We finally got what we wanted, but had to travel several hundred miles and we had to fax the same information several times and they never received it. We faxed the same information to different offices per request, Some forms promised to me I never received.
Posted by a Consumer on 03/10/11
4.8 out of 5.0
Great firm to assist with financial needs.
Posted by a Consumer on 03/10/11
4.5 out of 5.0
They were very helpful they did the legal part of the bankruptcy. And I did the rest and charged me half the price that a lawyer would have charged me. Every time I called them for help with something they were always very helpful. Very kind and patient and always walked me threw everything that was going to be done.
Posted by a Consumer on 02/02/11
5.0 out of 5.0
Extremely good for what I needed from them. Patient and kind.
Posted by a Consumer on 01/08/11
4.8 out of 5.0
Pretty good company. They didn't file a document when it was time for my court date, luckily I had a copy of the document with me.
Posted by a Consumer on 01/06/11
1.0 out of 5.0
We were paying them in installments of $75 every two weeks, paid automatically from our bank account. We discovered that they had removed an unauthorized payment of more than $800 from our account, and although we fired them immediately, it took us over a month and several letters faxed from someone at the bank to get that money back.
Posted by a Consumer on 12/26/10
1.0 out of 5.0
Have paid for a chapeter 13 filing, filled out all paperwork and the local office in Atlanta has still not filed our claim. This has been going on for over a year. When we asked for our money back they responded that they would file immediately. Still nothing has been done.
Posted by a Consumer on 12/15/10
3.8 out of 5.0
They allow you to pay fees in payments.
Posted by a Consumer on 11/27/10
3.3 out of 5.0
They did an OK job.
Posted by a Consumer on 11/14/10
5.0 out of 5.0
Very good service.
Posted by a Consumer on 11/07/10
4.5 out of 5.0
Friendly, eager, willing service. Seemed to be average pricing for their services.
Posted by a Consumer on 11/01/10
3.8 out of 5.0
Quick service. A bit abrupt but effective.
Posted by a Consumer on 10/16/10
1.5 out of 5.0
Lack of communication is my biggest complaint about legal helpers. We were pretty much just treated like a number. We are still trying to get filed. The lack of one on one time with an actual lawyer and the failure to fully explain all of our options to us has turned this experience into one major headache. The lack of personable, knowledgable service in the long run is going to wind up costing us more financially then if we would have hired a private attorney.
Posted by a Consumer on 10/12/10
3.5 out of 5.0
I am in the middle of a chapter 13 bankruptcy. I am not as confident as I'd like that I understand the process at this point. (ie. one week before meeting with the trustee)
Posted by a Consumer on 10/11/10
4.5 out of 5.0
Very efficient and understanding of the situation
Posted by a Consumer on 10/05/10
4.8 out of 5.0
atty. Lee Schottenfeld was very competent and effectively answered my questions by providing sound legal advice.
Posted by a Consumer on 09/29/10
3.8 out of 5.0
I have only had one meeting with an attorney and decided to hire the firm to handle my bankruptcy.
Posted by a Consumer on 09/19/10
1.0 out of 5.0
Legal advise came from secretary's instead of lawyers.Was asked on date of hearing when no lawyer was present, Why do you need a lawyer present, that's what I paid for.Should have felt at ease having hired a lawyer, but was as in the dark as if I had been doing it myself. I would advise friends or others to hire a private attorney not a firm, to many people handling one case.
Posted by a Consumer on 09/18/10
1.3 out of 5.0
I as very disappointed with the service I received (Didn't). I had to keep calling them and reminding them of what was going on with my case. Their office representatives did not follow through with their promises.
Posted by a Consumer on 09/17/10
4.3 out of 5.0
They make the process easy
Posted by a Consumer on 08/12/10
2.0 out of 5.0
The individual lawyers in the firm seemed more interested in their weekend or vacation plans than they did in helping. They seemed to be more concerned about taking on as many clients as they could as if they were being paid on a commission basis. They were unprepared for court and made themselves look incompetent by not having all the information the judge asked for at hand. They sent all of their paperwork out to their home office in another state to be completed which took extra weeks.
Posted by a Consumer on 04/20/10
1.5 out of 5.0
They go through lawyers faster then I can change my underwear. You begin with one person, they leave the firm, another takes over, then another and another and so on. Nobody has answers for you and nobody calls you back. You have a question or want to speak to someone on a weekend? Too bad, nobody is there to answer your call although it's an 800 number and they supposedly have people 24/7 available. When you do get someone, they are rude and cannot help you anyway.
Posted by a Consumer on 04/06/10
3.3 out of 5.0
Did not communicate well at all.
Posted by a Consumer on 03/26/10
1.0 out of 5.0
Do not fall for their promises--they have no intention of keeping.
Posted by a Consumer on 04/15/09
5.0 out of 5.0
Professional and respectful
Posted by a Consumer on 04/08/09
5.0 out of 5.0
They helped me all the way to end. Was available to call or leave a message for at almost any hour of the day.

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