KEL Attorneys

KEL Attorneys (Tampa, Florida)

KEL Attorneys

Law Firm in Tampa, FL
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877-756-7261 877-756-7261
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Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Residential Foreclosure
  • Commercial Foreclosure
  • Loan Modification
  • Strategic Default
  • Short Sale
  • Foreign Investment Property
  • Bankruptcy
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
  • Debt Settlement
  • Personal Finance
  • Asset Protection
  • Debt Harassment
  • Credit Repair
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Family Law
  • Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Custody/Adoption
  • Dependency
  • Divorce
  • Enforcement
  • Grandparents Right
  • Guardianship
  • Name Change
  • Paternity
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Power of Attorney
  • Estates
  • Trusts
  • Personal Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Defective Products
  • Premises Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • IRS Debt Settlement
  • Audit Defense
  • Bank Levy
  • IRS Payment Plans
  • Offer in Compromise
  • Penalty Abatement
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI
  • Solicitation
  • Probation Violation
  • Theft Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Federal Crimes
  • Drug Crimes
  • Murder / Manslaughter
  • Domestic Violence
  • Employment Law
  • Discrimination
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Hostile Environment
  • Non-Compete Agreement
  • Over-time Disputes
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wage/Hour Disputes
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Business Law
  • GSA Contract
  • Commercial Debt
  • US Immigration
  • Asylum
  • Citizenship
  • Deportation Defense
  • Motions to Reopen
  • Reconsider
  • Bond Hearings
  • Criminal Charges
  • Appeals
  • Litigation
  • Family Petition
  • Marriage
  • Fiancé
  • Visas
  • Green Cards
  • EB-1 Visa
  • EB-2 Visa
  • EB-3 Visa
  • EB-5 Visa
  • Investor Visas
  • Intra Company Transfer Visas
  • Work Visas
  • Class Action
  • Oil Spill
  • Social Security Disability
  • Qualifying for Social Security Disability
  • Social Security Disability Denial.

Client Rating

Client Rating

Overall Client Rating

in Bankruptcy, Real Estate and Family Law
 
3.3 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
3.5
Responsiveness
3.6
Quality of Service
3.2
Value for Money
3.0
  • Data based on 61 reviews
  • Recommended by 33 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 03/24/15
Posted by a Consumer on 03/24/15
4.8 out of 5.0
So far I am over-the-moon with the Orlando KEL office. I learned more from them in 15 minutes than I learned from a generalist lawyer over 2 years. KEL went way beyond the call of duty to get my case filed on time despite delays I caused due to misinformation from other attorneys. The paralegals I worked with are very well-informed and the paralegals and lawyers are not only pleasant and helpful, they really know their stuff in specific areas of law they practice. No more generalists for me!
Posted by a Small Business on 11/15/14
1.0 out of 5.0
DO NOT USE!!! RIP OFF REPORT!!! KEL law firm founders disciplined by Florida Supreme Court.... The Florida Supreme Court ordered that the three founders of Kaufman, Englett & Lynd PA law firm be publicly reprimanded. All three founders acknowledged they failed to communicate properly with clients about cases. In addition to the reprimand, the owners also were ordered to attend ethics schools and pay the cost of Florida Bar investigation.
Posted by a Consumer on 10/13/14
1.0 out of 5.0
NO COMMUNICATION....NO FEEDBACK...NO REAL CONSULATION OR ADVICE GIVEN...STAY AWAY!...LAW SCHOOL BOTTOM OF CLASS GET YOUR CASE...
Posted by a Consumer on 10/08/14
1.0 out of 5.0
They almost cost me my home. They changed my forwarding address to their address and never answered or responded to any of the banks mailings. I had to handle not only my primary home but my other cases myself. However, they kept billing me.
Posted by a Consumer on 10/03/14
3.8 out of 5.0
Our KEL case went as planned, filed as stated, discharged when expected, and all was done within 11 months (from first meeting to BK discharge to KEL case closing). It was a difficult period and lengthy process in our lives, which were caused by the situation, not KEL. To sum this up, we are satisfied customers of KEL. The rating was given because there are areas of service that could be improved--like the email response time should be 1 day and for voice mails, 1-2 days. (Full review on Yelp.)
Posted by a Consumer on 08/24/14
1.3 out of 5.0
went to them for uncontested divorce paid the 1900.00 one time fee and the filing fee of 450.00 to orange county, then started to get e-mails / calls/letters to call their office , on my part I was stupid did not know every time they contacted you and when you called them back, there was a large $$$$ fee, that was two years ago they even called and asked if I like to move on with my case for a fee again even talked with the office manger an she just laugh, still have all the paper work
Posted by a Consumer on 05/02/14
1.0 out of 5.0
Terrible. Poor service, awful communication, questionable advice.
Posted by a Consumer on 04/06/14
1.0 out of 5.0
I paid $5,400 for my loan modification. They never did any thing and not even call the bank to work for my modification. I paid for nothing they took my money away. After a year I got a letter from KEL asking for more money I I wanted to continue with them. Please do not waste your money with this company.
Posted by a Consumer on 01/29/14
1.0 out of 5.0
When my husband and I went it to KEL to have them file head of the household so money would stop being taken from my husband's paycheck we were told it was going to be $800. We were told that it is usually $200 but since it was in a different county (across the state, which they claimed they would have to go to) the charge is $1,000 but they were going to give us a discount. We were NEVER told the $800 was just a retainer. We paid them the money and it took one whole month for us to receive a
Posted by a Small Business on 01/03/14
1.0 out of 5.0
They will not return phone calls. They do a poor job working on your case. They will ignore you even in Emails. I never seened a business ran so sloppy.
Posted by a Consumer on 12/19/13
1.0 out of 5.0
Tim ¿ We sat with you on Dec. 4th. Its Now Dec. 19th. Instead of being part of the solution you you and your firm are only adding to them. No progress being made, no phone calls, or emails being responded to. Shamefully unprofessional and unacceptable. This is the end of the road. We are securing alternate legal counsel this morning. Hallie ¿ Hang up on client. he lack of professional courtesy you are personally providing is not what we are paying for and will not be tolerated.
Posted by a Consumer on 08/13/13
2.5 out of 5.0
While KEL ended up providing proper service on my case, their communication was horrible and responsiveness was nowhere to be found.
Posted by a Consumer on 05/20/13
3.8 out of 5.0
The service was ok, the only problem I found disturbing was I never knew who was handling my case, constantly changing.
Posted by a Consumer on 04/27/13
1.3 out of 5.0
Tried to hire for a chapter 13 and a 7 for ex and myself, for. Mortgage
Modification . Paid in advance did not hear back for 3 weeks.
Found out we met with a admin asst not an attorney. Took 2 months to
Get a refund .
Posted by a Small Business on 04/15/13
1.0 out of 5.0
A law firm only interested in collections from the client, thats all I ever heard from was Kel wanting there next payment, if not for myself asking the day before if I needed to be at a court hearing, they would of missed the appearance, the employee from the billing department incorrectly told me I lost my case, and was gleeful about it, no one gave a crap, no one at kel did any thing, like a three ring circus, with only collections well oiled. Over 2500 for nothing, do not hire this firm...
Posted by a Consumer on 04/02/13
3.3 out of 5.0
they are very nice
Posted by a Consumer on 03/25/13
1.0 out of 5.0
DO NOT waste your money! They offered us really bad advices! They are as slow as the banks!! TWO years and nothing yet! They want another 3rd year... Seriously?
Posted by a Consumer on 10/26/12
1.0 out of 5.0
Awful. Apathetic. Avaricious. Misleading. Disengaged. Never received court documents from court hearing. Met with my atty once in 4 months, five days before the hearing, spoke with him twice by phone. Difficult to get calls returned. Primary contact (rare) was AR, and paralegals. After losing the case (characterized as "a done deal") was pitched for an appeal proffering a strategy that would have worked just fine in the initial hearing. I'm rating them a "1" only because there is no "0" option.
Posted by a Consumer on 07/31/12
3.0 out of 5.0
Very difficult to actually speak to an attorney. A long time to get answers and bounced from person to person constantly having to supply the same information.
Posted by a Consumer on 07/19/12
1.5 out of 5.0
Was kept in the dark and contact was only made when we asked questions. Dragged out the problem but was willing to finish if we drew up another contract. Mediation went nowhere and was assigned an attorney who didn't know our case. No contact and information was given unless we DEMANDED it.
Posted by a Consumer on 06/22/12
1.0 out of 5.0
I had my 341 hearing on 4/19/2012 at that time my attorney (KEL) suggested that I forfeit a piece of property I own in lieu of my car being taken away. The trustee agreed. For the next 7 wks. I called KEL (my attorneys) to find out if it was settled. 7wks later they told me they don't want the property and that I could do a buyout for $2500 or finance for 3600. Then a couple of days later they said no finance
$2500 or they take the vehicle. these attorneys are not good advocates
for you.
Posted by a Consumer on 04/23/12
2.3 out of 5.0
more interested in getting paid before service is rendered
Posted by a Consumer on 03/24/12
4.3 out of 5.0
I AM PLEASED WITH THE SERVICE I RECEIVED FROM KEL ATTORNEYS. THEY SUCCESSFULLY ASSISTED ME IN MODIFYING MY HOME MORTGAGE.
Posted by a Consumer on 01/18/12
1.8 out of 5.0
I mentioned when we first met I am a now single mother of 2, I have a permanent injunction against my soon to be ex husband, and all I was looking for was someone to carry out the work in which they were hired. Your company has caused me nothing but headaches leaving me to believe that you all were nothing but an added stress, leaving me with more problems than I originally had. There was no guidance nor advise. There was nothing but confusion, stress, and last minute demands.
Posted by a Consumer on 11/07/11
1.5 out of 5.0
As a client of KEL attorneys I wasn't kept up to date on my case. Calls to the firm went unreturned. They weren't up to speed on laws and regulations relating to VA insured loans. My case was dismissed and the Lis Pendens still shows up in public records, preventing financing other real estate. They moved to dismiss the case as the company filing failed to show they owned the note. The Satisfaction of Mortgage was from the original mortgage holder and not the bank who file the case.
Posted by a Consumer on 10/11/11
1.0 out of 5.0
KEL was totally incompetent and unprofessional. They shuffled my case to so many people, it seemed like even they couldn't keep things straight. They changed my address with my lender to their address, and then when I called for a status update, they would say that the lender sent me mail requiring more info. The mail had been sitting in their mailroom, and my case was further delayed! KEL attorneys also gave me bad information about what was going on in my case.
Posted by a Consumer on 10/05/11
4.0 out of 5.0
Retainer was mid-level compared to other firms in the Orlando area. They were very "up front" about fees and provided periodic statements that showed exactly how the retainer was allocated. I liked that a lot. They have client advocates who sit with you in preliminary meetings to explain legal procedures in layman's terms. Very nice customer service feature.
Posted by a Consumer on 09/08/11
2.0 out of 5.0
I went through a foreclosure procedure, I had no idea what was going on I emailed regularly for months and then gave up. I called multiple times to be redirected and being a working mother of four children I wanted straight answers which were hard to get. I did not hear from them for months and then was told that my case was not heard by the judge and the bank would have to re-pursue me. Then I was told that my contract would be over and I would have to hire them again for an additional $2800
Posted by a Consumer on 07/13/11
4.3 out of 5.0
K.E.L. has done a fine job for my wife and my self. We have an account for our loan reduction and our credit cards.
Posted by a Consumer on 06/29/11
2.0 out of 5.0
Very lacking in communication. Their head of financial customer service is the absolute worst person to deal with on the phone.
Posted by a Consumer on 05/20/11
1.0 out of 5.0
They promised things in the consultation and did nothing for us. All they were was the go between for us and our mortgage company. We uploaded info and they passed it on. We never even spoke to an attorney with them but instead had correspondence with what i would call sales reps. They fail to return phone calls. The online live chat assistance is never working and yet they claim to help people stay in their homes & avoid foreclosure. After paying out a large sum of money they have done nothing.
Posted by a Consumer on 05/10/11
1.0 out of 5.0
I decided to use this law firm for loan modification/foreclosure defense. Worse decision ever!They were horrible!They informed me from the beginning the process would take 9 months the most, so I signed up with them. Of course they asked for $2750.00 upfront in order for them to begin representing me. A year later, no results. The bank sent me a denial letter, but KEL rep continue to harass me daily to give another 2750 due to contract being expired.KEEP AWAY FROM KEL. No coordination at all.
Posted by a Consumer on 02/16/11
4.8 out of 5.0
They were responsive, patient and understanding.
Posted by a Consumer on 02/08/11
5.0 out of 5.0
Very helpful so far.
Posted by a Consumer on 01/17/11
2.0 out of 5.0
After a good deal of time and money the case was dropped within 3 weeks of completion by Kel Attorneys. The advice they gave was completely wrong. I was told that they would be there to represent and no one showed and it left me hanging with no resolution and a total loss.
Posted by a Consumer on 11/13/10
2.5 out of 5.0
We are still dealing with them. There contact has been slow or no.We don't have an overall yet because this could work. we have been told it takes time, so we are holding our breaths. In the mean time our financial situation has gotton worse.
Posted by a Consumer on 11/09/10
4.0 out of 5.0
We are very pleased with Kel Attorneys. They are very professional and genuinely care about our problems. We will use them in the future if necessary.
Posted by a Consumer on 11/08/10
5.0 out of 5.0
Constantly improving services and always available and understanding for questions that arise.
Posted by a Consumer on 09/15/10
2.5 out of 5.0
They keep changing our counselor and they don't maintain us informed on updates.
Posted by a Consumer on 04/12/10
4.8 out of 5.0
very thorough.

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Year Established
1999
Firm Size
200

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Contact Information

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Firm Address
KEL Attorneys
201 N. Franklin Street, Suite 1350,
Tampa, FL 33602
U.S.A.
Phone 1
877-756-7261
Phone 2
813-496-7375
Fax
407-513-1961
Office Information
Office Information
KEL Attorneys
201 N. Franklin Street, Suite 1350,
Tampa, FL 33602

Office Hours
Office Hours
Monday
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Tuesday
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thursday
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Friday
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Saturday
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Other Offices
Other Offices
Orlando Office
150 North Orange Avenue, Suite 100, Orlando , Florida
St. Petersburg Office
970 Lake Carillon Drive, Suite 300, St. Petersburg , Florida
St. Petersburg, Florida Office: 970 Lake Carillon Drive, Suite 300, 33716. Telephone: 727-497-6076.
Orlando, Florida Office: 111 N. Magnolia Avenue, Suite 1500, 32801. Telephone: 407-455-7359. Fax: 407-513-1961.