|Eccleston Law Firm Chicago IL|
|Misleading and Deceptive Adcertising, , Exploits the Elderly |
|28th of Jun, 2011 by Jarvis |
|James Eccleston and the Eccleston Law firm use the internet and newspaper ads to advertise lies and spread fear about good companies so potential customers will call him to see what's wrong. This works especially well on the elderly who don't use the internet and still read the newspapers. When the elderly call Eccleston's law office they try to pry personal and confidential information out of them such as checking account info and credit card numbers for them to get at their money to pay their legal fees. After they advertise a "free consultation with no fees unless they recover money" they presure you to pay an upfront fee of $1,500 plus any future expenses. They use scare tactics with the elderly asking them, "how will you live if the company we're going after loses all your money?" "How will you survive?" "You'll be a burden on your children." He's shameless in the methods he employs but he keeps getting away with it. The ABA has a horrible record of policing their members because lawyers don't go after lawyers, it's like honor amongst thieves:. Hopefully this post will prevent others from falling victim to this predatory lawyer. If he can't make a living ripping people off maybe he'll get a job where he can make an honest living!. If you see one of his ads recognize it for the con job that it is and don't put yourself in financial jeopardy|. Once he has your bank account info or credit card info he won't stop billing you?. If you cancel your accounts he'll keep racking up the bills and he'll put a lien on your property!. His company treats clients like a cash machine,. When you see him coming......RUN!|
|Eccleston Law has over 50 years of experience and has received the highest honors for integrity and honesty. See below.|
We are honest lawyers typically working on contingency fee based upon results in trying to help victimized investors. Our situation is far different than that of some brokerage firms, for example, David Lerner Associates, which recently had to appear before a FINRA disciplinary hearing over charges that it had billed excessive commissions to investors buying and selling bonds.
Sometimes the truth hurts, and it seems that one or more of our blog posts, arbitration or class action complaints have struck a nerve. The firm does not post (and has not posted) any lies, half-truths, or innuendo about any of the targets of our investigations or potential defendants (many of whom also have been targeted by securities regulators for violating securities laws or self-regulatory organization rules). The firm takes pride in the manner in which we interface with our prospective and actual clients.
It is true that we need to ask certain questions to prospective clients to determine whether or not they have a viable case. We protect and keep confidential all information provided by clients and also by prospective clients. Although the terms and scope of our representation varies from case-to-case (and always is memorialized in a written engagement letter), we do in some cases ask the investor to bear certain costs and expense, such as filing fees. This practice is common among law firms, and is not unreasonable or unusual. We don’t ask for or require bank account numbers or credit card numbers.
Finally, our attorneys adhere to nothing but the highest ethical standards, including honesty and integrity. In fact, numerous independent attorney rating agencies have evaluated the firm and its attorneys and have given them their highest ratings. For example, the prestigious Martindale-Hubble has bestowed upon James Eccleston the coveted AV® Peer Review Rating (which is the highest possible rating for both integrity and ethics). James Eccleston has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer every year since its inception in 2005. Therefore, any suggestion the firm or its attorneys engage in dishonest or unethical practices is an unfortunate attempt to (unfairly) tarnish the firm’s reputation.
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