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Eccleston Law Offices
Eccleston Law Offices PC Jim Eccleston, Fraudulent Lawyer, Deceptive Advertising, Bait and Switch Chicago, Illinois
8th of Jan, 2011 by User706380
The "newly formed" law office of Jim Eccleston (Eccleston Law Offices) is nothing more than a group of a few lawyers who asserted that they could help me with a problem I was having with a stockbroker.


They had put out what appeared to be legal notices and legal advice on their website financialcounsel.typepad.com saying that they were "investigating" the stockbroker that I had been invested with.


After I contacted them, it turned out that they hadn't investigated anything at all. It is a form of advertising that allows them to get new clients. I asked them what the results of their investigation were to which they repliedthat they had found information from public notices (accessible to anyone) by the SEC. They hadn't done any independent work at all.


Then they asked me to consider working with them and sharing all the information that I had on the broker...after signing a fee agreement with them of course!


There used to be a time you could count on lawyers to be above "advertising unfairly" and not to hold themselves out and advertise deceptively, I guess times have changed.


Comments
4018 days ago by Dr Washer
Eccleston and his 4 man team of inexperienced laywers, is not out to help you! Only to rake in fees. They should not be allowed to practice law in this country, never mind here in Chicago. He is giving us real hard working attourneys a bad name.

I have been in thier excuse for an office. They didnt know it was me, and when either the janitor, or the senior parnter (very hard to tell the difference) saw me I told him I was in the wrong place, and walked out. There are no secretaries or reception area. Did you ever notice that the great Jim Eccleston himself is the one rebutting every complaint against him? He has nobody to do that for him.

If you or anyone else out there is looking for real representation, my advise is pick someone who spends his time in court rather than sitting behind his desk in his underwear going tit for tat with his victims.
4018 days ago by Dr Washer
Eccleston takes information and twists them into lies, only to create some false negative public opinion. Once he gets this done, and the fear is out, he then looks to take 33 percent of your money, which is the same money he claimed you were losing or getting cheated out of.

Honestly, the amount of money Eccleston wants to take is more than what he is claiming your broker is taking from you! He is the enemy! He can not be trusted. He is a criminal.
4012 days ago by Eccleston Law
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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