Review: Melissa L Thomas Attys At Law

Review: Melissa L Thomas Attys At Law

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Very Displeased

Winter Springs, FL

#1 Dec 12, 2010
My experience with Ms. Thomas was very poor. She is inexperienced and did not prepare and plan for my court case in advance. She failed in front of the judge to defend any argument raised in defense during the hearing. Ms. Thomas promised to appeal but it was obvious she never planned to and failed to take any subsequent action. She seems to play local politics and knowing in a small town when you face the same judge and opposing attorneys everyday that she does not take any risk in the courtroom for her client. She does not return phone calls and is clearly lacking in most basic professional behavior. I now have to get another attorney to fix the problems she was responsible for. Save your money and find another attorney.
All the same

United States

#2 Dec 12, 2010
You could have put any local attorneys name there ,they're all the same.

Mine was Randall Self. Same story. He's scared of the district attorney . Who by the way does not believe in innocent before proven guilty. If you're accused you're guilty , he just wants the conviction.
donnie

White House, TN

#3 Dec 12, 2010
spend the money and get Ray Fraley.
Tyler

Murfreesboro, TN

#4 Dec 30, 2010
Isnt she a lesbian?
Anonymous

Jayess, MS

#5 Feb 9, 2011
Ray is as crooked as the day is long.......look for a bad story about him and a lawsuit he handled when he first started out years ago..........you will be flabbergasted!
i agree

Smyrna, TN

#6 Apr 28, 2011
she is about as unreliable in the courtroom as a preschooler looking like donkie kong Lord, help the judicial system
Very Displeased wrote:
My experience with Ms. Thomas was very poor. She is inexperienced and did not prepare and plan for my court case in advance. She failed in front of the judge to defend any argument raised in defense during the hearing. Ms. Thomas promised to appeal but it was obvious she never planned to and failed to take any subsequent action. She seems to play local politics and knowing in a small town when you face the same judge and opposing attorneys everyday that she does not take any risk in the courtroom for her client. She does not return phone calls and is clearly lacking in most basic professional behavior. I now have to get another attorney to fix the problems she was responsible for. Save your money and find another attorney.
HappyGoLucky

United States

#7 May 17, 2011
Ray Fraley ain't all that. MThomas may be poor but even John Dickey has more ethics than Fraley.
yall are fools

Harvest, AL

#8 Jul 22, 2011
melissa got me my kids and my house in my divorce, she rocks, ya'll probably on the wrong side of her. Kick their butts Melissa!!
Melissa-no way in heck

Des Moines, IA

#9 Feb 4, 2012
Melissa Thomas didnt do her job. I initiated the divorce & she promised many things; however it was up to me to prepare & also mediate on my own behalf with my ex-husband; because it was obvious if left up to her, I'd been screwed. She's scared of SUsan McCowan & that was obvious & when it came time for the hearing I was left to defend myself to Susan. All Melissa did was agree to what Susan wanted b4 the hearing. Melissa was scared to face off with Susan in the court room; so she submitted to Susan. My ex had a drug problem which had went on for years & it affected my son & i tremendously. But when it came down to it Susan asked for me to go to a Psychiatric & Drug evaluation just as a retaliation cause my ex was having to go to rehab & do constant drug tests. I had never had & dont have a problem with it but Melissa allowed Susan to make me go through with it. Also I had every reason to have an order of protection against him & did; however right before court, SUsan had one put on me as well. just for vindication. I've never in my life threatened anyone. But nevertheless, Melissa Thomas allowed it. Yes she is a lesbian. If u go 2 her office theres a pic of her & her lover together. I too received hardly any call backs from her. Bottom line is she's lazy. Now for the person above that she helped I'm happy for u; but I suspect ur ex didnt have a good attorney. Cause when she goes up against a good attorney, she is very intimidated. I would never recommend her. From what I have heard Pat Fraley is the best around. She comes from a long line of attorneys.
Melissa-no way in heck

Des Moines, IA

#10 Feb 4, 2012
Does any1 know how Pat Fraley is when going up against her ex husband, Ray Fraley? And also how Assistant DA. Mr. Grubbs is @ winning his case against the defense attorney Ray Fraley?
Eugene L

Canoga Park, CA

#11 Feb 6, 2012
Ms. Thomas sexual persuasion has not one thing to do with her competence as an attorney and as far as her being afraid of Susan or any other attorney, you are out in left field. Obviously both attorneys recognized that you also had issues and that you would benefit from a psychiatic evaluation. Also, in regard to your later post, how an attorney does in court has more to do with the case and the evidence than who the opposing attorney is. As far as your husband having a drug problem that went on for years, you were guilty of not protecting your son if you stayed in that environment of drugs knowing all the time your husband was involved in drugs. Shame on you because you are every bit as guilty as your now ex-husband for not protecting your son from that situation. You probably do need psychiatric help and probably your son does also as a result of having the two of you for parents.
Melissa-no way in heck wrote:
Melissa Thomas didnt do her job. I initiated the divorce & she promised many things; however it was up to me to prepare & also mediate on my own behalf with my ex-husband; because it was obvious if left up to her, I'd been screwed. She's scared of SUsan McCowan & that was obvious & when it came time for the hearing I was left to defend myself to Susan. All Melissa did was agree to what Susan wanted b4 the hearing. Melissa was scared to face off with Susan in the court room; so she submitted to Susan. My ex had a drug problem which had went on for years & it affected my son & i tremendously. But when it came down to it Susan asked for me to go to a Psychiatric & Drug evaluation just as a retaliation cause my ex was having to go to rehab & do constant drug tests. I had never had & dont have a problem with it but Melissa allowed Susan to make me go through with it. Also I had every reason to have an order of protection against him & did; however right before court, SUsan had one put on me as well. just for vindication. I've never in my life threatened anyone. But nevertheless, Melissa Thomas allowed it. Yes she is a lesbian. If u go 2 her office theres a pic of her & her lover together. I too received hardly any call backs from her. Bottom line is she's lazy. Now for the person above that she helped I'm happy for u; but I suspect ur ex didnt have a good attorney. Cause when she goes up against a good attorney, she is very intimidated. I would never recommend her. From what I have heard Pat Fraley is the best around. She comes from a long line of attorneys.
Eugene L

Canoga Park, CA

#12 Feb 6, 2012
If you are in trouble and need an attorney who has the best chance of getting you out of it...then Fraley (Ray) is the one you need. And, ethics?????like I said, if you are in trouble, and need an attorney....enough said!
HappyGoLucky wrote:
Ray Fraley ain't all that. MThomas may be poor but even John Dickey has more ethics than Fraley.
Melissa-no way in heck

Des Moines, IA

#13 Feb 9, 2012
U dont know what the heck u r talking about & ftr i am not in trouble-not thats any of ur dang business. as far a pyche help-i was cleared & i was giving people advice, as i understand that this website was designed for that. Not for peopel like u who think they're God & can judge people. B*tch u have no idea what I went through. & how sneaky my ex was in hiding it & ten pretending to be sober. I hope oneday you'll be lucky enough to experience what its like to ahve walked in my shoes. I dont have 2 defend myself to u & will gladly say screw u & as far as her sexuality goes I WAS ANSWERING SOMEONE'S QUESTION. & one more dam* thing b4 I go, MAY BE U NEED SOME HELP SINCE U THINK UR SO PERFECT, JUDGEMENTAL & APPARENTLY GET ON HERE TO START TROUBLE. I DONT GIVE A RAT'S AS* WHAT U THINK & AM DOING FINE & SO IS MY CHILD U OBVIOUSLY ARE WORRIED ABOUT- YEH U WORRIED I HIGHLY DOUBT IT, UR NOTHING MROE THAN A SHI* STIRRER. & IF IF U WERENT IN MY MARRIAGE OR IN THE COURT @ THE TIME & KNOW NEITHER OF US THEN MIND UR OWN DANG BUSINESS CAUSE U DONT KNO WHAT THE HECK UR TALKING ABOUT!!!!!!!!!! & ONE LAST THING I GUESS UR GAY & THATS OK, BUT APPARENTLY THATS WHAT GOT U ACTING LIKE A BIT*H......
Eugene L wrote:
Ms. Thomas sexual persuasion has not one thing to do with her competence as an attorney and as far as her being afraid of Susan or any other attorney, you are out in left field. Obviously both attorneys recognized that you also had issues and that you would benefit from a psychiatic evaluation. Also, in regard to your later post, how an attorney does in court has more to do with the case and the evidence than who the opposing attorney is. As far as your husband having a drug problem that went on for years, you were guilty of not protecting your son if you stayed in that environment of drugs knowing all the time your husband was involved in drugs. Shame on you because you are every bit as guilty as your now ex-husband for not protecting your son from that situation. You probably do need psychiatric help and probably your son does also as a result of having the two of you for parents.
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Melissa-no way in heck

Des Moines, IA

#14 Feb 9, 2012
NOPE IM NOT IN TROUBLE, SOMEONE ELSE IS & I WOULDNT TAKE UR ADVICE ANYWAYS. HMM....GUESS U MUST KNOW 1ST HAND ABOUT GETTING IN TROUBLE & NEEDING MR RAY 2 GET U OUT....
Eugene L wrote:
If you are in trouble and need an attorney who has the best chance of getting you out of it...then Fraley (Ray) is the one you need. And, ethics?????like I said, if you are in trouble, and need an attorney....enough said!
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Eugene L

Canoga Park, CA

#15 Feb 12, 2012
I rest my case. Screaming at me and using the language you chose says it all.
Melissa-no way in heck wrote:
U dont know what the heck u r talking about & ftr i am not in trouble-not thats any of ur dang business. as far a pyche help-i was cleared & i was giving people advice, as i understand that this website was designed for that. Not for peopel like u who think they're God & can judge people. B*tch u have no idea what I went through. & how sneaky my ex was in hiding it & ten pretending to be sober. I hope oneday you'll be lucky enough to experience what its like to ahve walked in my shoes. I dont have 2 defend myself to u & will gladly say screw u & as far as her sexuality goes I WAS ANSWERING SOMEONE'S QUESTION. & one more dam* thing b4 I go, MAY BE U NEED SOME HELP SINCE U THINK UR SO PERFECT, JUDGEMENTAL & APPARENTLY GET ON HERE TO START TROUBLE. I DONT GIVE A RAT'S AS* WHAT U THINK & AM DOING FINE & SO IS MY CHILD U OBVIOUSLY ARE WORRIED ABOUT- YEH U WORRIED I HIGHLY DOUBT IT, UR NOTHING MROE THAN A SHI* STIRRER. & IF IF U WERENT IN MY MARRIAGE OR IN THE COURT @ THE TIME & KNOW NEITHER OF US THEN MIND UR OWN DANG BUSINESS CAUSE U DONT KNO WHAT THE HECK UR TALKING ABOUT!!!!!!!!!! & ONE LAST THING I GUESS UR GAY & THATS OK, BUT APPARENTLY THATS WHAT GOT U ACTING LIKE A BIT*H......
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denise437

Kansas City, MO

#17 Dec 6, 2012
i just need an email address for mellissa thomas.
concerned

United States

#18 Jan 13, 2013
who are you to judge someone else's personal life and trials? maybe this person was trying to make her marriage work and help her husband. not to mention how long the divorce process takes. i don't think this forum is about bashing other people who post on here.
cj muschello

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#19 Feb 5, 2013
yall are fools wrote:
melissa got me my kids and my house in my divorce, she rocks, ya'll probably on the wrong side of her. Kick their butts Melissa!!
melissa thomas should not have a liscense, to pratice law,altho she has one to rob people of there hard earned money.
DisappointedInTN

Ardmore, TN

#20 Oct 6, 2015
I retained Melissa Thomas for this case against me. David, the owner of Sabghi's Jewelry has a pawn shop in the back of his store where he also does illegal (not state regulated as should be) check loans. You write a check for an amount plus interest, i.e.$230 ($200 principle and $30 interest and if you notice the interest is always $30 for every $200 you borrow) and you leave the "Pay to the Order of" blank. You either have to pay the check off in 2 weeks or pay the interest to roll it over for 2 more weeks. He had done business with me A LOT and made A LOT of interest off my checks so he let me do way over the amount (my fault I know) and wrote one for $460 ($400 principle and $60 interest) and one for $920 ($800 principle and $120 interest) and when I couldn't pay them off he filled in the "Pay to the Order of" with Sabghi's Jewelry and sued me for bad checks when they didn't clear. Now mind you, these checks should have been "loan default" or "breach of contract" because that is what these places are. They're loan companies. ALL of these check cashing places are regulated by the state. No one is allowed to write more than 2 checks for $200/ea plus interest because that is what state regulations state. I hired Melissa and explained all of this to her. She told me that she could get me out of because what he is doing is against the law AND that I WOULD NOT GET JAIL TIME. Well, she DIDN'T get me out of anything. She NEVER mentioned that what he was doing was illegal and that my charges shouldn't be "bad checks" but rather loan default. The only thing she did was get my charges from a felony down to a misdemeanor (which depending on which background company is used it still shows up as a felony and I don't get jobs) and I STILL GOT JAIL TIME, 10 days. I feel like I wasted my money..!!
Upset

Washington, DC

#21 Mar 2, 2016
I hired Melissa Thomas to represent my fiance. We live in MD and he was pulled over for a minor traffic violation in Feb 2015, and was arrested for a warrant in Tennessee. He spent 20 days in county jail and then was transported to Tennessee. I paid his bail, and hired Melissa for the charge that were quite serious. Felony charges. Now, my fiance has no criminal record, and is a GOOD MAN. Melissa stated he would NOT do jail time, over and over she told us that. She claimed if we had a public defender, he would most certainly do jail time, but as long as we kept paying her, he wouldn't do jail time. She kept pushing, and pushing out court date. We have made 6 trips in 6months, and every time we show up for court, she gives us a yellow paper to come back in another month. Now it's costing us $600 a trip to get down and back. Not to mention, we even came down for a court date she gave us, that he wasn't even on the court docket. It was a wasted trip. On many occasions, she didn't even know his name. I should have known. Now, the last court date we had was in Nov, and was rescheduled... I haven't heard from her since. NOW... my fiance was just picked up for speeding, and they stated he has another warrant, for failure to appear, bail revocation, and the original charge... I've called Melissa's office for days now, and they won't call me back. Now, he is once again waiting in county jail, to go to Tennessee. Melissa did NOTHING for us. NOTHING. Now I am looking at hiring a new attorney, someone who will fight for US, and remember most importantly their clients NAME. I am scared that when he gets to Tennessee they won't give him bail again, does anyone know how this works? He has NO criminal record, and we didn't even know he missed a court date due to the incompetence of his lawyer.

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