Joshua KogerTerrible experience

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More than 5 years ago I paid Joshua Koger in full to handle a force sale of property that was owned by me and other family members. After he had my money he refused to return my calls and just ignored me. I later learned that this so called lawyer is known to be dishonest.


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    Glen K.LaConey Apr 24, 2014

    THE PROSECUTING "DEFENSE" ATTORNEYS - Joshua Koger, Jr. and Mathias G. Chaplin.
    On August 24, 2011, I was arrested on two charges of Harassment 2nd degree for allegedly threatening four Fifth Circuit Court judges in Richland County, South Carolina. After the Fifth Circuit Public Defender's Office recused itself due to a conflict of interest, the Fifth Circuit Court of General Sessions, by it's Order, filed January 3, 2012, appointed attorney Mathias G. Chaplin to represent me. (The Fifth Circuit Solicitor's Office subsequently recused itself due to the same conflict of interest.) On January 13, 2012, attorney Mathias Chaplin filed his Motion for Discovery. On February 8, 2013, attorney Mathias Chaplin filed his Motion to be Relieved as my Counsel. (That was the extent of Mathias Chaplin's representation of me.) On February 9, 2013, Assistant Attorney General, Amy McMahan, had me personally served with notice that my presence was required at a hearing to be held on February 13, 2013 before Fifth Circuit Judge Diane S. Goodstein. During the hearing, Judge Goodstein advised that she would take the matter under advisement, and have me notified of my substitute counsel. No such notification or contact by substitute counsel was forthcoming. On April 8, 2014, I received written notice from Assistant Attorney General, Amy McMahan that my presence was required at a hearing to be held on April 17, 2014 before Fifth Circuit Judge Brooks P. Goldsmith. While in the courtroom, Assistant Attorney General, Amy McMahan called my name, then ushered me out of the courtroom. Ms. McMahan then advised me that I had been appointed counsel and she introduced me to a Joshua Koger, Jr., who confirmed that he was in fact my appointed counsel. (Review of the court file disclosed that attorney Joshua Koger, Jr. had been appointed by Order of the court filed March 28, 2013.) Why, then, did attorney Joshua Koger, Jr. fail to diligently notify and represent me as required by law or rule. And, why was it necessary for the prosecutor to introduce me to my appointed counsel over a year after his appointment? Shouldn't my counsel have done that in a timely manner? My advice is, don't hire prosecuting "defense" attorneys Mathias G. Chaplin or Joshua Koger, Jr. for any legal matters. And, for someone who teaches legal ethics at Clafftin College, Mr. Koger needs a refresher course, or perhaps to lose his law license!
    Glen K. LaConey

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    Andrew2009 Jun 30, 2011

    We have had a truly horrible experience dealing with JOSHUA KOGER Sr. at KOGER IRON & STEEL WORKS in NORTH, SC (ORANGEBURG COUNTY). The man just won't keep his promises, is either extremely late or does not show up most of the time, severely underquotes his projects and does not finish his work, then keeps on collecting money from new customers and keeps telling that the money he got from us is gone (somewhere, but where?) and he needs more money even if the contract shows otherwise!, and so on, he seems to want to keep the money and run. The quality of his workmanship is very poor. Don't waste your time!

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    Joshua Koger, Jr., Esquire Jan 16, 2009

    First and foremost, I admit that I could have been more timely in returning phone calls to Mr. Hill. Therefore, I apologize to Mr. Hill for this trangression. However, I vehemently disagree that I have a reputation for being a dishonest lawyer. In fact, in my jurisdiction, I have a reputation among my colleagues for being honest in my dealings. Additionally, the second portion of Mr. Hill's comment(i.e. reputation for being dishonest) can possibly indicate that I took a fee in this matter and did not perform any work. This is not true. Without divulging any details and, thus, violating any attorney-client privilege, I charged Mr. Hill a reasonable fee for a convoluted matter. However, this fact does not excuse me from timely bringing this matter to a close. Thus, resolution will be brought to the matter of Mr. Hill, relatively soon.


    Joshua Koger, Jr., Esquire

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