On July, 10, 2010 I met with Tony and Chris who represented United Law Center located at 3013 Douglas Blvd, Suite 200, Roseville, CA 95661. I agreed to enter a fee agreement which stated, "Represent client in a claim for damages against clients lender and other responsible parties relating to clients loans secured by real property. … the claim consists of what is commonly referred to as predatory lending practices and possible violations of the Federal Truth in lending act of 1968, and/or the real estate settlement procedures act, and other associated claims".
In the responsibilities of the Parties section of the contract it states: "the attorney will provide those legal services reasonably required to represent client in prosecuting the claims described above and will take reasonable steps to keep client informed of progress and development and to respond promptly to inquiries and communications".
I paid them $4700.00 in September , 2010 as an initial deposit and then I paid them $1000.00 for October, $1250.00 for November and $1250.00 for December totaling $8250.00. In January 2011 I received a notice of default and when I called United Law Center, they told me that I had a great case and to keep making payments. I made an in person visit on March 2, 2011 to see what progress they were doing on my house before I would pay them any more money. During the meeting they admitted that they had done nothing on my case outside the firm.
From the time I signed the contract and paid them my initial deposit, until March 2, 2011 on my last meeting with the firm, they did not contact me and give my any information regarding the progress on my case with BofA for 6 months. I sent them a demand letter to refund my money on April 15, 2011. I did not receive a response from them on it.
Stephen James Foondos - #148982
John Steve Sargetis - #80630