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1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
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Problems with Product/Service 1
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BBB file opened: September 25, 2008 Business started: 09/01/1999 Business started locally: 09/01/1999
Licensing

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State Bar of CA- Attorney
180 Howard St, San Francisco CA 94105
http://www.calbar.ca.gov/
Phone Number: 415-538-2000
feedback@calbar.ca.gov

CA Bureau of Real Estate
1651 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento CA 95815
http://www.dre.ca.gov/
Phone Number: (877) 373-4542
Fax Number: (916) 263-8943

Type of Entity

Sole Proprietorship

Business Management
Mr. D. Randall Ensminger, Attorney Ms. Teresa Rymel, Administrator/Bookkeeper
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. D. Randall Ensminger, Attorney
Business Category

Attorneys - Real Estate Attorneys - Business Law/Corporation/Partnership Attorneys - Bankruptcy Lawyers Real Estate - Short Sale Real Estate Services Attorneys Attorneys - Elder Law

Hours of Operation
M: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
T: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
W: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Th: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
F: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
S: Closed
Su: Closed
Products & Services

Ensminger Law Offices, P.C. provides bankruptcy, short sale, and loan modification services.


Additional Locations

  • 424 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 201

    Lincoln, CA 95648

  • 424 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 201

    Lincoln, CA 95648

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Complaint Detail(s)

10/28/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Performance of a professional service (Bankruptcy) resulting in a big financial loss. Ensminger paralegal **** ****** advise me to filled bankruptcy CP.7 knowing that I have sell one of the property on file to my daughter 13 months prior. I have no way to know that is illegal to file BK in that time frame. Se never let me read anything, or ask a questions." Don't worry we do everything for you". SE even sign the paper as as sell rep. to short sell my other property from Sacramento. I have all documents. I never see or talk with the attorney prior the court. AS a resulting BK Trustee put a lien on my daughter's home, or I pay $220.000.00. plus I hire another Attorney with $15.000.00.

Desired Settlement: $238,000.00. this all my expenses that I pay including his fee $2,200.

Business Response: Consumer's Final Response
I have Email with my complain against **** ****** that she never responded. Short sell documents with her name on it, Even the a dress I file BK is clearly showing that she knows about the two property history, and she file BK Cp 7 on my behalf anyway.

Business Response
This is an unfortunate situation of a client who thinks they know the rules therefore they do not share all the information with their attorney on the Information intake Form and end up in a chapter 7 bankruptcy case with significant assets available to the trustee. Through our efforts the client was able to resolve the matter successfully without referral to the US Attorney's office and ultimately her debts were paid by the trustee and the case is now pending discharge. Ms ****** was assisted throughout the proceeding as needed. The adversary proceeding filed against her daughter to set aside what was considered a fraudulent transfer was settled through the efforts of another attorney. That settlement required that the unsecured creditors in Ms. ******'s case be paid. Claims were submitted in the amount of $220,000.00 and ********* Law Offices, P.C. assisted in helping her obtain a loan against previously transferred property sufficient to pay the trustee in that amount. Subsequently we have continued to help assist her with court approval of her loan modification and continue to help her on her matter at the current time. We were in no way responsible for this situation as we were not advised of the fraudulent transfer.

Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.) I was explaining to you, from the beginning is much is i can because I am a second language. I did share all the information from the first time.First I was only trying to get debts advise perhaps credit consolidation,I was not educated or know anything about BK I was telling **** ****** about care home that i was intend to open at the address was given as a residence and mailing, and also is on the court filed.Second I have proof of **** ******, Attorney ********* paralegal,of short selling my other house in Sacramento, because she is also a loan officer lic#XXXXXXXX.**** J. advised me to filed BK C7.She hand me the paper to sign, without letting me to read,or aloud me to ask questions.Furthermore never respond by phone or E-mail.I have proof of that.First time I see Mr Ensminger only at the court when I was convicted with fraudulent transaction of my properties. They never assisted me or done anything to throughout the court proceeding because I hired a different Attorney,his name is ***** ***** for additional $15,000.00. Currently, I still receive collection letter from creditors after I pay $220,000.00, BK Cp7 and all this time frame, that is not even finish because Mr.Ensminger never submit my second BK educational course, that was complected by me,on 2012. they just submitted two days ago.The BK settlement was done on September last year. Mr.Ensminger office is fully responsible for everything.This is not what a good,knowledgeable responsible attorney will do to his clients.anybody would trust on Attorney legal advise wright?that's the only mistake I done.

Business Response
At clients request we have now successfully reopened her Chapter 7 bankruptcy and obtained the discharge that she still desired. The other bankruptcy attorney that client claims to have hired was actually hired to represent client's daughter in the adversary proceeding that the BK court trustee filed against the daughter to set aside the fraudulent conveyance of the small mansion still being constructed by client at the time of the BK filing. Our client questionairre filled out by the client did not reveal this transfer to the daughter or the fact that a large portion of the recently incurred debt which client was seeking to discharge had been poured into the construction of the transferred mansion. When questioned about the failure to disclose this transfer we were told by the client that she had not done so because it had been accomplished more than one year prior to coming to us to file BK and therefore it did not need to be revealed. That turned out to be a big mistake on her part and we have done all we can to help her avoid the serious negative legal consequences that could have come her way as a result.

Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.) First i never desired to filed no BK cp 7.As I stated previously,my desired was credit consolidation.At Ms **** insistence,and of her way of pushing and putting people in error to sign documents that she never explain it what is that for, or aloud to ask her a questions.My own home from Sacramento was in BK discharge, my physical and mailing address was my daughter's house. She put my home for short sell, because she don't know anything about selling the home to my daughter one ago?This is so obvious.I revealed everything from the beginning,how I end it up in debt,about the business that my daughter and I wanted to open that's why I sell the property her,everything. Who wants take this risk if they know the the consequences?I reveal everything I know nothing about BK, and that why they take adventage of. The case was reopen again on their own expense because they never send my second BK educational class that was done one year ago.The other Attorney hired was representing both my danger and I.This can be documented. Everything what they say is totally wrong, just to cover up what they done.They done but harm me and entire family physically,financially and psychologically.

BBB's Final Determination: After reviewing the position of all parties, BBB determined that the business made a reasonable effort to address the complaint. However the consumer remains dissatisfied.

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