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American Residential Law Group, Oscar Estevez, and Joel Jacobi – Subjects of Ohio AG Suit

On August 16, 2011 the Ohio Attorney General filed suit against American Residential Law Group, Oscar Estevez, and Joel Jacobi, all of Florida.

The complaint alleges the defendants violated the Ohio Debt Adjuster’s Act.

American Residential Law Group is reported to be located at:

6245 N. Federal Highway
Suite 401
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 – Source


According to public records, Oscar Estevez is the president of the company. Joel Scott Jacobi resigned as vice president of the company on October 4, 2010. – Source

Joel Jacobi is a lawyer who is licensed to practice law in Florida under the name Joel Scott Jacobi.

ID Number: 107239
Address: Joel S. Jacobi, P.A.
12555 Biscayne Blvd # 844
North Miami, Florida 331812522

Phone: 786.282.1234
E-Mail: [email protected]

The suit alleges American Residential Legal Group offered to help an Ohio consumer to avoid foreclosure by working with the consumer’s lender but that the company not only did not perform the services but failed to timely communicate with the consumer and when real help was not forthcoming, American Residential Legal Group failed to issue a refund. – Source

How many times do I need to say a policy of no refunds only leads to bad things!!!

There is a very interesting disclaimer on the front of the site:

Dear clients, if you have received a referral letter to the Law Offices of William Otoole please call (877) 493-5080. All other concerns please contact ARLG at (877) 843-2498 and a representative will get back to you as soon as possible. – Source

I wonder what that’s all about.


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