We were introduced to Fred Barnes with a close friend we understand via our church. Fred seemed like an extremely good guy in the beginning. In February 2018, we determined to work with Fred to take legal action against the vendor of a property that stopped working to make all legal required disclosures to us when we purchased his residential property. Fred ensured us we had an open and shut situation that would certainly be very easy to win. He asked us for a $5,000 retainer, which he said would certainly be sufficient to get to a negotiation that would certainly allow us ahead out ahead also after managing the suit filed against us by our occupant concerning hazardous materials in the building we purchased that were not divulged to us.
After a few weeks Fred notified us that he was incapable to get to a negotiation with the seller and that they were unwilling to also review it. He encouraged us to head to trial and also requested an additional $10,000 to file the fit. We felt we had nothing else option so we agreed.
Over the following 6 months Fred remained to bill us at an hourly price $400 while making excuses about exactly how the instance was much more complex than initially expected but at the very same time assuring us that our case was slowly working its means via the lawful system. After 9 months my husband and also I did an accounting of everything paid to date as well as being shocked to find it came to $37,200.
We involved the assistance of a close friend who was being a paralegal to do some investigating. When she inspected the general public records, she found the instance was never ever also submitted. We required a description from Fred Pardes but he has been stonewalling us since. In fact we have actually been not able to determine where he is.
Currently we are entrusted to the original 2 lawsuits to take care of plus a situation of fraud against Fred Barnes!
Please prevent this con artist in any way prices. I would hate to assume that the very same might occur to another person. This man has no morals!