OREGON STATE BAR
We signed an agreement with Merrill Schneider Law Offices assuming that we
were to be represented by the attorney Kathleen Car, not the paralegal Christie
Carner. They did not tell us that this was not the case.
Both my wife and I were present when we were told that if we signed the
settlement agreement, we would not be liable for any of the doctor bills,
hospital bills, or anesthesiology bills resulting from my recent surgery at
Adventist Medical Center.
The only time that we saw Merrill Schneider during litigation was when he
walked through the waiting room once and said “hello” to us.
It would have been nice for someone to tell us in the beginning we would be
represented by a paralegal instead of an attorney.
On April 30, we received an agreement to sign for a settlement that we
thought was to cover the lack of time, loss of compensation and pain suffered.
We took this to Kathleen Carr and asked her specifically if signing this
agreement would mean that all bills for surgery would be paid.
She told us that
if we signed it, we would have no bills to pay. Now we are being held liable for
$20,000.00 in doctor and hospital bills. The settlement only gave us $11,250.00.
We had to sell my truck and my wife’s car to pay our normal monthly bills and
expenses as we did not get time loss.
We would not have accepted this small
amount if we thought we would have to pay these bills. My wife and I are on
Social Security and do not have that kind of money.
Kathleen Carr at this time will have nothing to do with us and will not
return our phone calls. She says there is no more she can do for us. This is the
reason for this complaint.
Thank you kindly,
Northwest Disability Advocates
My goal to you~ Treat you with dignity,
compassion and respect. To explain in easy-to-understand terms
what is happening and what is required;
to be at your side during
the process and be at the telephone whenever you call or to return
your call or email within the same day.
You have an absolute
right to switch attorneys at any stage of your
Ask me how I can
speed up your wait to
a few months
or weeks. Most people waiting for
disability benefits have to wait a year and a half before a hearing
and then months for the written decision of the Judge.
|Attorney Merrill Schneider citizen
complaints at Oregon State Bar:
Merrill Schneider confesses that he repeatedly
to a judge and the Oregon State Bar to get his lawyer
license. The truth, Merrill Schneider arrested for drugs in
Canada, and dropped LSD, intoxicated by illegal drugs for
many years of his law practice.
click here for his confession.
- 2001-Client of attorney Merrill Schneider "Shocked"
that Merrill Schneider took illegal drugs (even as an attorney)
lied to the Oregon State Bar and to a judge to get his license
to practice law
- Merrill Schneider "admonished" by Oregon State Bar
for "failing to act competently" as an attorney, "; "neglected
the legal matter she entrusted to you"
- Oregon State Bar demands and explanation! Merrill
Schneider, why did your client trust account check bounce?
- Merrill Schneider blows the statute of limitations so
client cannot sue after hospital made him a cripple
- Merrill Schneider dumps a client after a year and
just before the statute of limitations destroyers her claim
because Schneider "knows" the defendant that harmed his client.
Client doesn't like Schneider's "procrastination
- Merrill Schneider doesn't speak to client for a year
before hearing, doesn't do anything at the trial, lies to client
and his negligence caused client to live in a car
- Merrill Schneider yells at client "what do you
think I'm running here? A Charity? Bring me money!"
Merrill Schneider says he quitting being a lawyer in four
working for Merrill Schneider laughs at client because she is
- Confidential records given to Merrill Schneider. "has my
privacy been breached?" People outside of Merrill
Schneider's office using my confidential records "as fodder for
Attorney Merrill Schneider's assistant,
"Didn't even know who I was!" after being his client since 2004,
"If I had a mechanic like Schneider, I don't think my car would
Attorney Merrill Schneider misses Social
Security filing deadline, after claimant told repeatedly that
things were would done properly states complaint to Oregon State
Bar, Merrill Schneider does not return 4 telephone calls from
Attorney Merrill Schneider does not pass
along evidence provided to Merrill Schneider to the judge and
Social Security claimant loses his case
Attorney Merrill Schneider represents in
his advertising "Free initial consultation" but instead bills
over $100 from client for "consultation"- states
citizen complaint to Oregon State Bar
Oregon State Bar discovers the "Fee
Fairy" that waves a
magic wand and a "free consultation" magically
converts over to a "fee consultation"!
"It clearly does happen!"
Attorney Merrill Schneider fails to
communicate with his client, his office staff brushes off his
Disability Attorneys Merrill Schneider and
Nicole Schneider refusing to give claimant her property in
violation of the law, fiduciary duty to claimant and harming
claimant’s pursuit to obtain Social Security Benefits
Disability Attorney Merrill Schneider
presented fake document to Oregon State Bar in his defense, lied
repeatedly to the Oregon State Bar
Disability victim calls the police on Nicole
Schneider and Merrill Schneider for refusing to give her
medical records back so she can pursue her Social Security
"All they care about is that
they got money. I'm crying over this. I'm praying that someone
will help us. Nicole Schneider has not helped me out"
Disability Lawyer Merrill Schneider charging nearly $175.00 to
change address of Social Security Claimant. Not make request
for hearing priority for terminally ill claimant, not
communicate with client, lack of diligence.
signs contract with client and then tears up the contract.
Client win the case on her own and Merrill Schneider tells her
"never call me again!"
Merrill Schneider "you're fired". Client
is terminally ill but
Schneider does nothing to speed up hearing, refuses to return 5
Merrill Schneider lies to my face and
over and over, does NOTHING on my case and wants
my money, Merrill Schneider, "you're fired!"
Merrill Schneider calls his client a "con
artist", fires the client, won't give up her records but
files a lien on her case even though the client provided the
records to Merrill Schneider
Merrill Schneider lied to me and "did me
Merrill Schneider signs attorney-client
agreement but the paralegal does all the work and Merrill
Schneider does nothing. Schneider's paralegal lies to client
and client must now pay $20,000
here to return to Oregon State Bar Reporter (found on the internet at