Michael Martin, Attorney in Charlesto...

Michael Martin, Attorney in Charleston, WV

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At_the_end_of_my _rope

Hurricane, WV

#1 Oct 23, 2013
I was driving home from work a few years ago and a guy ran a stop light, hit me and drove off. Luckily I caught his license plate number just in time. He was arrested and when I reported it to my insurance co (State Farm) I found out he was with State Farm also. No one from State Farm ever contacted me to ask if I was okay or to follow up for several months. I finally decided I needed to find an attorney. I googled Charleston attorneys and I called Michael Martin. He said he would represent me and I went to his office and signed all the paper work. I sought medical treatment and the case was open almost two years. I contacted him 3 months ago and told him I was just ready to settle. He then told me I'd have a check from State Farm within 10 days. Literally, the next day my job layed me off so I was looking forward to getting this money. Two weeks went by.....then three, no check. I called his office and left message after message for WEEKS. No one ever called me back. I stopped by his office several times, he was NEVER ever there and there were always stacks of messages from angry clients like me. I let another month go by and I started to call his office every single day. Still never a call back. Meanwhile our utilities were getting shut off bc I had gotten laid off and unemployment hadn't gone through you. I finally cornered his paralegal and begged her to help me. She was a huge bitch but PROMISED he would call back. He never did. After another week of a million calls unreturned I went back to his office and lost it on his paralegal. After an hour of being rude and arguing with me about saying "its not my problem" she finally told me she would meet with me the following Tuesday and have my check. I showed up for a meeting and there was a note saying she was out sick! I flipped out and told Michael Martin's secretary I wasn't leaving until I got my money or talked to Mike Martin. While I sat there I listened to at least ten phone calls from angry people just like me who he has promised their money to and never delivered. My check it "supposed" to be there tomorrow. I'm wondering if anyone else has used him as their auto accident attorney and if he has given them the run around for months also. This isn't right and I'm not just going to let this ride. If he is too busy to take care of his clients maybe he shouldn't have any clients at all. I'm tired of being treated this way and going through all this hassle bc of an attorney's negligence!
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Charleston, WV

#4 Oct 26, 2013
I've heard he's a good lWyer
really?

Chesapeake, OH

#5 Oct 26, 2013
Good man
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#8 Oct 26, 2013
I agree.

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#9 Oct 26, 2013
One second thought maybe not.

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#10 Oct 26, 2013
No, I dont.

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#11 Oct 26, 2013
Adieu!
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Fedupaswell

Ashland, KY

#13 Jan 2, 2014
I signed a contract with him 2.5 years ago after an auto accident in which the car I was a passenger in was hit by a drunk driver. I was told it was a cut and dry case, as clearly I had no blame. The accident laid me up in the hospital for 2 weeks, 2 weeks in rehab and another 5 month off work recovering. I am still waiting for him to settle.
I hope this gets out because, like op, I've gotten nothing but the run around from him and his employees. DO NOT SIGN WITH HIM!
shame

Charleston, WV

#14 Jan 2, 2014
Fedupaswell wrote:
I signed a contract with him 2.5 years ago after an auto accident in which the car I was a passenger in was hit by a drunk driver. I was told it was a cut and dry case, as clearly I had no blame. The accident laid me up in the hospital for 2 weeks, 2 weeks in rehab and another 5 month off work recovering. I am still waiting for him to settle.
I hope this gets out because, like op, I've gotten nothing but the run around from him and his employees. DO NOT SIGN WITH HIM!
Report him to the bar.
Just saying

Charleston, WV

#15 Jan 11, 2014
2010 I had the same problem with Michael Martin we hired him as a lawyer due to a car wreck almost 9 months went by nothing was ever said then when we did get our settlement check about two years later realize I was still getting collection notices from different hospitals and therapist that we went to that he said he paid the bills out of my settlement check but it wasn't true we I contacted his office and told them that if they didn't cut me a check for the amount that was owed to the businesses that I would take him to the bar and then the next day he calls me and my check was ready so you must threaten the bar and he then will wake up if you don't threaten he won't call
Joetta Duncan

Charleston, WV

#16 Jan 15, 2014
shame wrote:
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Report him to the bar.
Also call the Attorney Generals Office and the Secretary of State and finally, the Governor. He represented the family court lawyer from Putnam co.- he did a good job for him i think. Mike Martin is lazy, his wife said.
mill

Oak Hill, WV

#17 Nov 21, 2014
Wish I would've read these before I hired him 2 years ago we've been Givin the same run around as these.others his law firm is definitely a joke !!! DO NOT HIRE !!!!!!!!!!
Paralegal

Beckley, WV

#18 Nov 21, 2014
Even if u hire him and he currently represents you, u can always fire him and hire another attorney. If ur not happy with the job he is doing, fire him! I work for a law firm that handles car wrecks. We don't treat our client's that way. We never take a case that we can't win and were always upfront and honest with our clients about how long the case may take, and what they can expect to get in return.
charles

Andrews, NC

#19 Jan 31, 2015
He is a liar, thief and criminal should o 40 years
FED UP

Oakvale, WV

#20 May 6, 2015
If anyone has had him for a lawyer and cannot get any answers from him, please call the State Bar Association and they will give you the number for the Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney. Michael Martin has been disbarred from law practices in the state of WV.
Babydill

United States

#21 May 18, 2015
Fedupaswell wrote:
I signed a contract with him 2.5 years ago after an auto accident in which the car I was a passenger in was hit by a drunk driver. I was told it was a cut and dry case, as clearly I had no blame. The accident laid me up in the hospital for 2 weeks, 2 weeks in rehab and another 5 month off work recovering. I am still waiting for him to settle.
I hope this gets out because, like op, I've gotten nothing but the run around from him and his employees. DO NOT SIGN WITH HIM!
I do not think he is practicing any more this is so sad known him my whole life never dreamed he could do this to people hopefull he is barred!!
Babydill

United States

#22 May 18, 2015
FED UP wrote:
If anyone has had him for a lawyer and cannot get any answers from him, please call the State Bar Association and they will give you the number for the Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney. Michael Martin has been disbarred from law practices in the state of WV.
Has he been disbarred from practicing law???
jimmylafferty

Charleston, WV

#23 May 19, 2015
dose anyone know where or how to get his address I filed civil suit on him after he took my money
bondo

Charleston, WV

#24 Jun 12, 2015
jimmylafferty wrote:
dose anyone know where or how to get his address I filed civil suit on him after he took my money
hope he is in the poor house, he stole from his own family. try the union mission
Sidney

Charleston, WV

#25 Jun 24, 2015
I heard his license have been revoked and he lives in Texas also you're not the only person he's ripped off and took their money

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