I have hired Gerald R. Tarutis from Tarutis Solution and he is being a terrible attorney from recommendations from a friend of a friend. Gerald Tarutis said he had done many cases just like ours and was doing one at the present time.
Gave an estimate of 10k with a max of 12k if things went wrong. After 4 months he had used 4k of the 10k. One week before the hearing we got a bill stating that he needed over 3k to cover what had been used and wanted another 7k to cover up coming expenses.
Gerald Tarutis was using 2 attorneys, I asked him if he could just use one. He said “that is not the way he operated.” He agreed to charge us for one attorney with no charge for travel and charge only from start of hearing until end of hearing, including lunch and breaks.
Hearing was cut short to 2 hours 10 minutes due to his request. He then charged us for 3-1/2 hours plus travel. If he was going to stay on the case, it would be over 40k. Fired him and am doing the hearing myself.
He also refused to give any information on the expert witness that we paid for, and no testimony from a witness that he interviewed. Horrible person, terrible attorney, STAY AWAY.