Complaint / review text:
I retained Gordon Nicol as my lawyer during my divorce/custody July 8th 2010. Gordon charged me $4500.00 a flat fee. As of today I am still married and my husband is not paying child support. During the beginning of the process 2 years ago I asked Gordon's employees Mya and Adin over the phone if they could file temporary relief while we wait for the custody date. They told me I had to wait till the the divorce is final before they could file any relief. However we do go to mediation November 2011. That was a waste of time, when my husband was told he had to pay support of $300.00 he said he wanted to go to court.
Now Gordon said if I want to retain him again for him to be my lawyer for trial I would have to pay another 5,000.00. I can't afford my rent, how am I going to pay him another $5,000.00 when he already has $4500.00 of my money and has nothing to show for it. He has done absolutely nothing for me.
I retained him in good faith that he would take my side and help me thru my divorce. He has not shown me anything in writing where my money has gone. So as of now I had no other choice but to find another lawyer. Lee Pickett is my new lawyer and he's great. Mr. Pickett called Gordon to see if he could get my file and Gordon refused to hand it over. I don't understand why he will not let Mr. Pickett get the file. There is no reason for Gordon to have my file. I feel like Gordon Nicol did not full fill his part of the contract. So I would like this complaint to be addressed with him. I feel it's right that Gordon give me half of my money back. There is no reason for me to still be married 2 years later. He took my money and I received nothing in return. He is a fraud and is only out for money.