Jennifer M.'s review of Joel S. Jacobi P.A.

Joel S. Jacobi P.A.

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Complaint Posted 1/18/2011
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Review 1/18/2011
Joel Jacobi (the attorney/partner of ARLG) was suspended by the Florida BAR. Please read the following which was posted on the Florida BAR's website: "Joel Scott Jacobi, 12555 Biscayne Blvd. #844, North Miami, suspended for 91 days, effective 30 days from a September 21 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1997) While running for reelection to a city council seat, Jacobi made false or misleading statements under oath regarding his residency. He was issued a letter of reprimand and required to pay $3,500 in fines by the Ethics Commission. Jacobi later resigned his seat after an opponent filed a lawsuit seeking his removal from the council. In another matter, Jacobi failed to appear at a hearing in a client matter, resulting in a judgment against his client, which Jacobi subsequently satisfied after a Bar grievance was filed. (Case No.SC10-400) " Also, his partner in the business is a web SEO guru, not an attorney. For those of you not familiar with "SEO" (search engine optimization), it is the process of manipulating google and other search engines to display a website higher-up in the search results. Why is this important? Because it shows ARLG was a scam from the beginning. They were farming loan modification requests online from unsuspecting consumers. As far as I understand, you don't need an attorney to run this type of business--anyone can represent you as a liaison with the bank as long as you give them permission. So I truly doubt anyone with much law education was working for ARLG. The person I was dealing with could barely speak (or write) proper English which does not lend itself to having much confidence in their ability to negotiate on your behalf. Anyway, I have heard the recording on their voice mail which asks the caller to leave a message and that they "reduced their staff." Gee, I wonder why? Hmmmm. The rep I was working with no longer is responding to emails and will not disclose to me the name of who she was working with. BTW, her name is Joyce Ortiz. Her phone extension is no longer in service. Out $4000 thanks to American Residential Law Group. Thanks for nothing.
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