Ronald M. Canter - Workers Compensation Lawyer / Taking advantage of people
I am posting this complaint against RONALD M.CANTER a Worker's Comp attorney practicing in Los Angeles. My case is current since July 2003 when I met and attained Mr. Canter after I was forced off the job by my maniacal employer under fraudulent reasons. I was referred to Mr. Canter through Prepaid Legal. Little did I know this attorney would go on to do his best to sabotage my case by his actions and his non-actions.
The first thing that was a red flag was the fact that upon meeting Mr. Canter he refused to view extremely important information I had to show him in our initial meeting. Next he referred me to MANAGEDMED for psychological testing/ physical therapy which turned out to be a total nightmare and what happened to me there turned out to be worse than what happened to me on my job.Thank You Mr. Canter.
I had numerous depositions over the 3 year period in which Mr. Canter was never prepared for by purposely not bringing my file or medical file (then blaming others)and which he allowed the defense attorney to badger me with the exact same questions each depo while flat out REFUSING to subpena the most important document in the case that would have exonerated my name against my employer's allegations. The whole time Mr. Canter acted as if he was employed by the Defense or that the goal was to get me to settle for next to nothing for a benefit to him.
My biggest complaint against Mr. Canter is his wholehearted lack of communication. Ive tried numerous times and a multitude of ways to attempt a meeting with him by phone, regular mail, certified mail,email, you name it- they all went unanswered. He would allow me 10 minutes or less to speak my concerns to him before the depos but still would never take anything I had to share with him into any consideration whatsoever! At my last depo (2/07) I provided Mr. Canter a 2 page detailed list of my concerns and grievances against him to which he responded to by ordering a petition to withdraw from my case. He falsely states that it is due to "the conduct of my client" When I contacted him via email for an explanation of what he meant exactly by my "conduct"- again no response whatsoever followed by a letter sent to me stating that a "Mandatory Settlement Conference" had been scheduled for May 2007. Upon the date of the conference, to which Mr. Canter was late, I actually got to observe Mr. Canter and the Defense Attorney again "pal around" together before he finally approached me stating that "The Board" had misplaced my file. Right. Based on what I saw I have reason to believe that the Defense Attorney obtained my file before Mr. Canter arrived and placed it out of sight since the case files are out in the open for pickup and review for the attorneys at the Court.
I was instructed to request to speak with the Judge as I formally was prepared to have Mr. Canter removed from the case. He blocked me from speaking to the judge and went in himself, had himself removed from the case-so now he is under the impression that he is no longer responsible for his mis actions against me. Wrong. There was no intention of Mr Canter Settling my case. His actions clearly indicate that he was working with the defense to frustrate me out of y case and/or settlement.
I was extremely relieved to know that I am not the only client with similar complaints. I went online and found two other individuals who have filed almost IDENTICAL COMPLAINTS against Mr. Canter.
(The are easy to locate by doing a Yahoo & Google search on Ronald M. Canter)
The fact that this man is still practicing Law is a travesty of Justice! He has hurt alot of clients by assuming that he can take advantage of people that are unfamiliar with the laws he as an attorney can manipulate to his advantage- Until he is finally correctly reprimanded and/or no longer scamming clients Im glad there are websites like these that can shift the power back to the disadvantaged. It does however indicate how corrupt the system in which he works is by allowing him to continue to do this to people.