The Real Deal Miami

State investigating Palm Beach law office

Hoffman Law Group drew complaints nationwide from homeowners
July 08, 2014 03:00PM

Pam Bondi

Pam Bondi

Homeowners around the nation complained loudly enough about being solicited by the Hoffman Law Group to spur an investigation into the North Palm Beach firm.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and the Better Business Bureau were made aware of the number of clients that are unhappy about getting dragged into mass litigation against banks. Hoffman’s lawyers were charging as much as $6,000 for a retainer and additional fees, according to the Palm Beach Post. The firm claimed the lawsuits would help eradicate bad credit and lower mortgage debt.

“I’m glad they finally made a decision to investigate,” former Hoffman attorney Michelle Stephens told the Post. She left the firm back in February over concerns of the tactics that were being employed.

Last week, the Better Business Bureau lowered the law firm’s rating to an F. [Palm Beach Post] — Andy Kent