I received the following tip from a reader, send your tips in here. Apparently Spire Law Group has finally fully imploded.
The reader says, “Spire Law is closed down( Aug 2014) leaving all their clients holding the bag. The Abeel v Bank of America lawsuit was dismissed. As a way to keep their clients at bay, Spire Law came up with a possible new lawsuit involving violation of the National Mortgage settlement. Over 1000 clients paid $5,000 to $10K to be add joinders. The lawsuit was a scam disguised as a mass joinder. The firm used retainer fees to pay overhead operating expenses water, electricity, rent etc, and not for legal fees.
What client goes to an lawyer deposits $10K retainer fee and then states by the way out of the $10k use whatever amount to pay your overhead expenses and keep you in business???
The client would not be client but an investor of the firm.
I urge that all 1000 + clients demand a refund, an accountability of fees to comply with CA State Bar Rule 4-100(B)(3). and file a complaint with the State Bar.
I filed a complaint with the State Bar and they issued a warning letter to James Fiedler but will consider disciplinary actions if more complaints are filed. I have the letter from the Ca State Bar.”
Background on Spire Law Group
For those that might not recognize the name Spire Law Group, click here to refresh your memory.
Spire Law Group hit the scene hard a couple of years ago with a huge press splash all about how consumers were deceived by “Banksters” and said, “This District Court Complaint – maintained by Spire Law Group, LLP — is the only lawsuit in the world listing as Defendants the Banksters, let alone serving all of such Banksters with legal process and therefore forcing them to finally answer the charges in court.”
“James N. Fiedler, Managing Partner of Spire Law Group, LLP, stated: “It is hard for me to believe as a 47-year lawyer that our nation’s guardians have been unwilling to stop this theft. Spire Law Group, LLP stands for the elimination of corruption and implementation of lawful strategies, and that is what we’re doing here. Spire Law Group, LLP’s charter is to not allow such corruption to go unanswered.” – Source
In the press release, Spire Law Group said, “Spire Law Group, LLP is a national law firm whose motto is “the public should be protected — at all costs — from corruption in whatever form it presents itself.”
Now if you were a client of Spire Law Group and you feel your money went missing, as the reader appears to, the State Bar of California has a Client Security Fund to claim back up to $100,000 in lost funds paid to a California lawyer. See this link for more details.
I guess Spire Law Group forgot to take into account the clients that might have been left holding the bag when they went poof. Even their website, spire-law.com now goes to what appears to be a Japanese bottled water company.
Oh how far they fall.
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