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This law firm offers legal services for bankruptcy and debt collection services.
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Factors that lowered the rating for Pew Law Center include:
- Length of time business has been operating
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- Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
- Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
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|Problems with Product/Service||1|
|Total Closed Complaints||1|
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|Total Customer Reviews||5|
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State Bar Of Arizona
4201 N. 24th Street, #100, Phoenix AZ 85016
Phone Number: 602.252.4804
Fax Number: 602.271.4930
Type of Entity
Professional Limited Liability Company (PLLC)
Business ManagementMr. Lawrence D. Pew Esq., President/CEO
Attorneys & Lawyers Attorneys & Lawyers - Bankruptcy & Taxes Attorneys & Lawyers - Business Law/Corporation/Partnership Attorneys & Lawyers - Bankruptcy
Alternate Business NamesPew Law Center, PLLC
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Complaint: I contacted Pew Law Center about an immediate IRS problem. Pew gave me a short initial consultation. Once I explained my case they told me that in order to move forward they would need a large sum up-front. All appeared to be under control, and in competent hands. Once I paid-up, however, all communications essentially stopped. (I did get one call from an attorney, Richard Pew, after I left repeated messages, initially. He also promised to have tax returns sent to me: they never arrived; and no follow-up explanation was given, nor forthcoming.) As an example, I asked for calls back in the last two months, and have left weekly calls for a return call back with an update and explanation of services, and work done so far on my case, including tax returns completed and sent to me. Two months on now, and repeated calls this morning, and still no call back, nor breakdown of services rendered, etc.. UPDATE: The IRS is now seizing my accounts, making undue demands, all for what appears to me to be a complete and utter lack of representation, or worse, perhaps, incompetency on the part of Pew Law Center. In other words, perhaps Pew, et al, took my money, made a few calls to the IRS months ago, initially wrote a letter as well (not sure they in fact did anything, however), and that was it. For the last two+ months that I haven't heard from Pew Law Center, and now the IRS has apparently decided that I had no legal representation and is now moving in and taking action against me directly. This 'dropping the ball,' as I initially put it to the secretary who answers the law firms calls, has evidently perhaps left me exposed to legal action by the IRS--the exact thing that I hired the law firm in the first place for--for legal representation, and protection. The only firm that they ironically appear to be protected is the IRS itself. I have yet to hear back from a gentleman of the firm--who I left yet another message on yet another voicemail machine on--but when I do I will ask for a full refund, plus damages.
Desired Settlement: REFUND OF ALL MONIES PAID, PLUS TRIPLE DAMAGES
Dear Mr ********,
[A default letter is provided here which indicates your acceptance of the business's response. If you wish, you may update it before sending it.]
Better Business Bureau:
I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID *******, and find that this resolution would be satisfactory to me. I will wait until for the business to perform this action and, if it does, will consider this complaint resolved.
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BBB's Final Determination: Consumer accepted resolution offered by the business.