Elia Kotler Plaintiff, vs. James W. L...

Elia Kotler Plaintiff, vs. James W. Lea III and wife Catherine Lea Defendants.

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Civic Duty

Raleigh, NC

#1 Jan 14, 2011
Before I begin, you must know this is public information. With that said, I feel that it is important to warn other potential clients against Attorney's, such as James W. Lea III, who gain their client's trust only to deceive them. Unfortunately, This is not the only immoral act made by James Lea, III and probably will not be the last, unless he is stopped. When things like this happen it is a very good indication of the kind of character we are dealing with, beware! To read the entire case against this unlawful individual, where he borrowed $429,200 from his client and then refused to repay him click here: https://docs.google.com/viewer...

Please do your research before hiring this person to represent you in any legal matters.
John H Pittman

Jacksonville, NC

#4 Feb 3, 2011
Good Advice

United States

#13 Dec 10, 2011
All North Carolina lawyers must follow a code of ethics called the Rules of Professional Conduct. The North Carolina State Bar's job is to investigate and, where appropriate, prosecute lawyers for violating those Rules.
If you think a lawyer has done something dishonest or unethical, you may file a complaint about the lawyer with the State Bar. The State Bar will review your complaint and, if the misconduct is proven, the State Bar may discipline the lawyer.

Newington, CT

#16 Apr 23, 2013
We can't let this pig get away with this.
Jim Lea Steals

Cambridge, MA

#17 May 21, 2013

Cambridge, MA

#18 Jun 13, 2013
He has more problems brewing! F-n dirty liar! And child abuser!

New York, NY

#19 Mar 13, 2014
I heard his law firm is in major financial problems???

Lansing, MI

#20 Apr 24, 2014
One of his victims

Malden, MA

#21 Sep 27, 2014
John H Pittman wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =6oejjToPrywXX
Well we hired him based off the rep he had as a good lawyer, for a child custody case were the child was kidnapped and he did very little for the case. The other party in the case made up some very large lies and slanderd us without a shred of evidence. Mr Lea did nothing to defend us or to have the false reports removed from the court record and was only concerned with his paycheck. he refused to work with our other attorney or do his job. He did not even do much about enforcement of court orders or anything. He almost cost us custody of our child and did nothing about the other party showing up to court under the influence of drugs, would not go on the offensive when the other party lost leagle representation, wasted our money, and above all did nothing to earn his pay. It was as if we were subhumans because we did not live there but argued that the jurisdiction was there even though it was not and he even aided and abetted the other parties in the case instead of pushing for criminal charges or to have the case dismissed. The sad thing is that we could of and should of saved our money and defended ourselves instead of getting our time 3 years and money wasted by this pathetic excuse for a human and even more pathetic lawyer. After he refused to do the job he was paid for we stopped paying him and doing what he insisted we do after he set it up that he would have jurisdiction for any further action. While the fact of the matter is we did not reside in Wilmington in a few years but they had jurisdiction, a minor child was kidnapped from her home state and brought to Wilmington and a custody case opened against us by the kidnappers. They refused to accept depositions from teachers and law enforcement, but anything that was alleged by the kidnapers who reside ed in Wilmington was taken as fact with zero proof or evidence to prove anything was taken as truth.
James lea needs to be disbarred, face criminal charges for his obvious thefts from clients without doing any work for his money. He is a greedy bottom feeder that only cares about himself and how much money he can get out of his clients without doing any real work. The man also has a serious attitude problem when the clients expect results for the thousands of dollars he charges but has very little to show for his work. But finds it to be just fine to argue with his clients over his lack of effort for the case he thinks he won but the fact is the other party gave up because they ran out of money. Not his pathetic legal skills he thinks he has or the work he did not do. A circus monkey could have done a better job and that we could have saved a ton of money and done a better job representing ourselves than he did. We have not paid him what he says we owed him and have no intention since he did nothing to defend his clients and was more concerned with the reputations of the lowlife locals that should be in prison for the felonies that they commited and we have not been back to that corrupt *** infested tourist trap of a town in almost a decade and have no intention of it. When the legal system has zero justice and the so called top lawyers are no more than high priced simpleton crooks. When a legal system can railroad, and treat the innocent as guilty with zero supporting evidence but the guilty criminals are protected by the courts it says avoid the place because if your not a resident you have no rights and are guilty because your an outsider. You are doomed and might as well do the time because you are guilty before innocent when you are not allowed to defend yourself from the alligations of a coke head and a drunken nut.
I will never go back there and would not trust old Jimmy to take care of a ticket ir represent my dog. infact other lawyers that looked at the case could not find much that he did except rip us off and waste our time on top of developing a sever

Alexandria, VA

#23 Jan 26, 2018
James Lea enters false and inflammatory information into court records about the opposing party to intentionally emotionally incite the opposing party to fight back against him legally and while that is going on he of course is running his tab and so is your attorney, with a wink and a nod. Apparently he is having financial problems. Do not fall for it. Do not participate in a divorce action with this attorney. Notice the court as to litigious abuse by James Lea and the NC State Bar, suspend the divorce action until your spouse gets another attorney before they bleed both of you dry.

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