The attorney from this practice that I retained for my sister was recommended by many in our small local community, Moapa Valley.
Unfortunately, the experience we had through her divorce proceedings (which is still not settled) was extremely disappointing not to mention disheartening.
Hiring Byron Mills as my attorney has shattered my faith and confidence in our criminal justice system. He distorted the time he spent on my case thus charging me much more money. He is a dishonest man, and a very poor lawyer who doesn't know (or want) to fight for his client. He was confused about the timeline involved for certain incidences. He was not prepared. He also failed to defend a very serious accusation from the opposing counsel. You see, I was trying to get a TPO against my neighbor, and I needed a "fighter".
When I had my first consultation with Mr. Mills, I told him that I had just dismissed my previous lawyer for not being a fighter and not being prepared. I also told him that my previous lawyer did not defend me against opposing counsel. It was at that point that I decided to hire Mr. Mills because he said that he would always stand up for his client. He said that the inaction from my previous lawyer was highly unacceptable. Yet he did the same thing. I wouldn't even mind him lying about the contradictory and piecework fees if he had only been a good lawyer. Mr. Mills is the worse, and his firm has a few very unprofessional people working for him, namely para-legal Angelique Gilbreath.
When I had my consultation with him on 6/13/22, he acted like he cared. I was told over the phone that this consultation would be free. But it wasn't. Mr. Mills charged me $855 for 1.9/hr. I even left his office not knowing that I was being charged. He only told me at the end of the consultation what his hourly rate was ($455/hr). That is what I call dishonesty. I didn't know that I was charged $855 till the next day when I had called and decided to not hire with him because I thought he was too expensive. His assistant, Shelby Press, told me that if I hadn't had already hired him, the consultation would have been FREE. But since I already hired him and signed a contract for a $3000 retainer, I was obligated to adhere to the contract. So I stayed with him because if I had tried to get out of the contract, she said I would be obligated to pay the $855 consultation fee out of the $3000. I feel that is unjust, kind of like a ransom with my money being held as hostage. I was told the consultation was FREE!
He charged me 1.3/hr for the court appearance which cost me $585. That's a lie. We were in court for less than 15/min. I looked at my watch because that Judge was always in a hurry.
The Judge asked Mr. Mills if there had been any incidences since the last court hearing. He didn't even know! I whispered to him the date of June 2, 2022 and handed him a copy of the police report. He was ill-prepared. The court minutes can prove it.
Mr. Mills did not mention the police report taken by the animal abuse unit on June 30, 2022 either. Under the circumstances, the police believed that my dog was continually poisoned.
Mr. Mills said that there was a RECENT incident of cement in my pool. That was 8 months ago! He was ill-prepared and the court minutes can prove it.
Mr. Mills was afraid to repeat the bad words that my neighbor said to me. He told the Judge that he didn't say words like that. Well, that lost its affect! The court minutes can prove it.
The brief was useless per the Judge, yet I was charged $1290. There are more infractions, and will file a complaint with the State Bar of Nevada.
Mr. Mills is the most dishonest man I have ever met, and the worst lawyer I have ever hired. Ethical?
Went to this firm because my grandkids were moved out of state by their abusive father. It waant even a week after retaining them that they filed an order for pick up and we had the kids home super quick.
They were extremely thorough preparing for trial. This firm specializes im protecting children and this was very clear. We won sole custody , attorney fees and the abuser got supervised visitation.
I can finally sleep at night without having to worry about the kids safety..
I dealt with both Byron and Gregory Mills and both were excellent.
I could not love this firm more. They saved my family!