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Top Legal Advocates, P. C.

Phone: (800) 516-6110 535 Griswold St Ste 111-113, Detroit, MI 48226


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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered the rating for Top Legal Advocates, P. C. include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • 85 complaints filed against business
  • Failure to respond to 28 complaints filed against business
  • 1 complaint filed against business that was not resolved
  • Government action(s) against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

85 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 18 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 2
Billing/Collection Issues 7
Delivery Issues 5
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 5
Problems with Product/Service 66
Total Closed Complaints 85

Additional Information

BBB file opened: May 16, 2012 Business started: 05/01/2012 in MI Business incorporated: 05/07/2012 in MI
Type of Entity


Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Jeffrey A. Lewiston, Attorney/Owner
Business Category

Attorneys & Lawyers Attorneys & Lawyers - Business Law/Corporation/Partnership

Government Action

The BBB has become aware of two court actions in which Top Legal Advocates, PC has been listed as a trade name utilized by Defendants A to Z Marketing, Inc., Apex Members, LLC, Apex Solutions, Inc., Backend, Inc., Expert Processing Center, Inc., Smart Funding Corp., William D. Goodrich, Attorney, Ratan Baid, Madhulika Baid and William D. Goodrich.   

Case No. SACV13-919 DOC(RNBx) includes Plaintiff Federal Trade Commission’s “Complaint for Injunctive and Other Equitable Relief”, filed June 18, 2013, and “Temporary Restraining Order Including an Asset Freeze and Limits on Using Assets, Appointments of a Receiver, Immediate Access to Business Premises, Limited Expedited Discover and an Order to Show Cause why a Preliminary Injunction Should not Issue”, filed June 19, 2013, with United States District Court, Central District of California.   

The complaint raises concern of Defendants actions in regard to business practices in violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act, Omnibus Appropriations Ace, Credit Card Act, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Rule (MARS Rule) including, “Misrepresentations or omissions of material fact that are likely to mislead consumers.”  At this time, Case No. SACV13-919 DOC(RNBx) is ongoing and Temporary Restraining Order has been granted. 

The BBB will continue to monitor the ongoing progress of proceedings and update consumer information accordingly.   

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