UpRight Law

Upright Law

UpRight Law offer a service stating they will find you an attorney for bankruptcy. State that they will help you every step of the way. For a few of 1800.00 and one you pay you never hear from them again!

Upright Law is SCAM! They are overcharging by 1500.00. I found out that I could have done the exact same bankruptcy by hiring a paralegal for 350$.

Is UpRight Law a scam?
UpRight Law is a scam and a bad service provider as per the report filed on dirtyscam.com. They are not aggressive towards their customer satisfaction and complaint grievance.
Is UpRight Law legit?
First UpRight Law is not a legit business owner or provider. You must take necessary precautions/measures before buying or using their services.
How many reviews are submitted by UpRight Law’s consumers?
There is/are 101 review(s) posted about UpRight Law and it indicates that the severity of the scam is Extremely High.
Where is UpRight Law located?
UpRight Law is located at 79 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603, USA. You can contact UpRight Law by dialing 1877-927-5451 or visit their website uprightlaw.com before filing a lawsuit. We are no way affiliated with better business bureau or yelp reviews platform.
How much monetary loss is incurred by UpRight Law’s customers?
According to the report(s), US $1800 was the total loss incurred by UpRight Law’s customers.

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101 reviews on UpRight Law

  1. mary

    DO NOT!!!!!!…….I REPEAT DO NOT!!!!!….Do business with upright law, they are liars, when you catch them in a lie and request a refund they hang the phone up on you. The stated that if i paid $210.00 i would be contacted by a Lawyer immediately and the garnishment would also stop immediately, so when the lawyer called me, he stated that, he can’t stop the garnishment until i pay the $2100.00 in full, i explained to him, that Sandra at Upright law told me that , you would stop the garnishment immediately, he went on to say that, they will not release my file to him until all money is received, so i asked him , if it was ok to call Sandra on the three way and he said sure, of course Sandra didn’t answer, left Sandra a couple of voice messages still no response from her, called this morning and she gave me the run around stating she did say that payment needed to be paid in full, so i asked her if they recorded the call and she said yes, so i said ok can you play it back? and then she said, you need to call customer service, the can help you, i will transfer you over their, so after she rushed me off the phone to past the bucket, i am now speaking with some rude guy that didn’t want to give his name and told me that, i would not be receiving a refund and hung the phone up on me. Upright law reps are rude and disrespectful, all i want is my money back because they wasn’t honest with me. I feel like they just took my money and said oh well!!!! They are wrong for misleading people and they need to be out of business!!!!
    I give them a NEGATIVE TRIPLE ZERO…….don’t waste your time and definitely don’t waste your money! with upright law!!!!!!!!! It should be against the law the way they treat customers!!!!




  2. Duane Linn

    Better go through with your bankruptcy.

    Just a couple of things to report about Upright Law.

    First, the fees are 1500 to the firm plus the filing fee for the state which you live in,


    If you decide at the 11th hour before filing, you will not get a refund. I was charged over 300 an hour for the local attorney and they charge around 280 an hour for services. I was given a breakdown of the services performed by both parties, but was too infuriated to hear clearly. I did hear the part where they claimed that they did over 1,900 dollars of “work” which came to roughly 4-5 hours (again, I was way beyond indignant by then to tabulate the “work” that they did). The local atty bills for every minute of calls to you, time on the bankruptcy paperwork, the whole nine yards.

    This is not explained at the time you begin the plan you agree to.

    They did say that they would return the filing fee of 335 dollars (that was on the 11th of June, 2018) but so far, it has not happened.

    The point is, it is better to avoid bankruptcy and debt management services by contacting the creditors yourself and haggling a settlement than to hire these thieves.

    I for one, will never trust a lawyer again.


  3. Carmen Atkinson


    I sought to file bankrucpcy in Feb. 2018. I paid 400.00 to get started they wanted 1800.00 after a week of being harassed when i was going to pay the rest I told them I didn’t want them to represent me and asked for my money back. I was told needed to taled to a manager. I called everyday for two weeks asking to speak to a manager, finally someone called me back only to tell me i couldn’t get my money back but they will continue to represent me if i pay the balanced. I took my lost I knew at this point I knew this was a scam.

  4. Larry

    Stay Away con artists

    Please stay away they got me for 350. Had 1 phone conversation with an attorney 3 hours away. The call lasted 5 minutes. Look into the firm the where sanctioned by a bankruptcy judge for 250 thousand it’s a sceme they got going on. Won’t return calls or money plz stay away don’t be dumb like me.

    1. Judy

      They are liars

      I paid in full to have a local lawyer talk to me about bankruptcy. He was great but told me I didn’t qualify and would have my full amount refunded. The main office just gives you the run around. Tells you that it is going to be done on that Friday and nothing.
      You end up having to hire another attorney to try to get your money back. They stole $2400. From me.
      Already in financial he’ll and they have the audacity to fraud you. Don’t ever do business with them.

    2. Madgirl

      Liars and thieves with a bad reputation

      I called in to cancel my bankruptcy case because I decided to pay off my debt and avoid the derogatory mark on my credit report. I ended up paying a little more than $1100.00 before I decided to cancel in February 2019. So, I calling on Feb 26th and was told that they had used more than $700 setting up my case. Which was absolutely ridiculous. They said if I changed my mind, I could you the nonrefundable to continue with my case at a later time. I was told I’d receive $400+ back and it would take 30 days. I could try to call back in a week and ask for expediting. Long story short: they said could take 45 days. Then, 45 business days. Today, July 1st, I still don’t have my money. Im livid.
      This ‘lawform’ has been sanctioned and had other charges filed against them. Check the Better Business Bureau. They have an abysmal record with them. I recommend you research these people and their predatory practices. Im out to warn everyone I can. My advise and opinion…stay away!!

  5. Tammy


    I hired them thanking that they were togoinghelp me turns out they over charged me and took my money.I called them and asked for a refund of my mony since theu didn’t do anything on my behalf .They told me that i could not get my money.I feel that is wrong for any one to do hard working people like that theu didn’t do anything to help me they should not be allowed by Law to keep anyone money if they haven’t done any work.

  6. Vernice Mitchell

    Upright Law is a Scam!

    I filed a chapter 13 with upright law back in October of 2017, Paid my money ,havent heard anything fron them ,aby comnunication comes from me calling them. I sent every document ,on more than 2 occassions they claim they never recieved them ,So i took them into the office personally, back in June of this yr 2018 , still No respinse from them at All!!!! Called July 23rd 2018 ,Nothing ,called Aug 20 2018 run around ,lets take this to the News reporters so that upright law can be investigated. Ive Never even recieved paperwork from them ,No letter head Nothung!!!!! Ugh Greedy asses!!!

  7. lavan

    has not refunded my money in over 60 days

    do not deal with them they took $1635.00 of my money on june 26 2018 i am yet to get my money after they said could not help me they were recommened by legal zom

  8. Mary R

    UpRight Law is the best bankruptcy law firm you will find. They truly make it as easy as possible to make payments and then get filed. They are super communicative throughout the process and make it as easy as possible to skip payments if need be. You are even able to access your portfolio online and see how long you have left before you’re finished. It’s so much more of an enjoyable process when you have a team who truly cares about your wellbeing. The home office is great at helping when you need to get in touch with the local attorney, since they’re in and out of court all day long. I’m so happy to have gone with such an amazing team of people. Thank you UpRight Law!

  9. Maria R

    Wonderful Customer Service and Support

    UpRight Law has been an absolute godsend to me and my family. As a single mother, I was too depressed to deal with the fact that I owed tens of thousands of dollars in credit card debt. I called in one night just wanting information and I was met with an amazing energy, one that was inviting and warm and didn’t judge me for my issues. She was able to help me find a way to make a plan to pay off the bankruptcy, since obviously wiping away thousands in debt isn’t free. She explained to me thoroughly that though the bankruptcy wouldn’t be filed until the fees are paid in full, they would help me with the harassing creditor calls until then and start getting the petition prepared, which they did!
    The communication was amazing on every level. Whenever i had an issue or concern, they were able to address it right away. My partner attorney was also amazing and was able to help me get it filed in a timely manner once I was paid in full, which i ended up doing faster than I expected. Thank you so much UpRight! I got the fresh start I needed!

    1. Laura goss

      No refund

      We paid 2100 dollars lawyer said they wouldn’t file after a month run around ,upright called me and said we would get a full refund I would get a email saying it was in my account in about a week,surprise it’s been about a month nothing,I called several times was told to call customer service they always answer with all customer service agents are busy we will call you back when they become available.Never have I received a call back,this run around has been going on since June 2019,we ate on a fixed income and this has almost destroyed us we went this route because of health and this has only made it worse.

  10. Jackie McKinney


    Aweful. They do not want to refund your money in a reasonable time frame. They say it takes 30 to 45 business days. I’ve never heard of this in my whole 55 years on this earth. I’m really glad I cancelled my service with them. I think they are scamming people. DO NOT USE THEM.

  11. Rusty busby

    Upright law is horrible

    Do not use upright they are garbage. I was gonna use them but decided to go another route they told me it would be a week to refund my money Well now I’m going on two months and I can not get them on the phone poor poor service

  12. Ryan P Byrd

    I would not recommend upright law to ANYONE!

    Been waiting for my refund since August 13 because I got tired of the attorney that they found for me would not communicate with me after leaving 3 emails and 2 voicemails in a 5 day period. I spoke with an agent named Jonah on October 16 who told me that he would expedite it and I should have it either Friday October 19 or Monday October 22. Saw no transactions on my bank statement on October 22 so I called to check it out. Jasmine was very professional and knowledgeable with how to handle the situation but informed me that i did not qualify for the expedited refund and that she would submit another one on my behalf. Originally I was told that this process would take 30 to 45 business days to complete. I have now been waiting for 51 business days (71 calendar days) now and just got told that it could take up to another week.

  13. elise

    won't refund money

    I consulted with them and paid $300 down for what was supposed to be a free consultation. the very next morning I canceled my contract and my retainer agreement was voided and through docusign. My agreement was never signed and they never performed any services, I never talked to an attorney. It was not even 24 hours before I changed my mind and they have not refunded me my down payment which they should have never taken from my account once the agreement was voided. They are immoral and I would advise against doing business with them.

  14. Sonia Evans

    can't get money back

    Do not use. After some pressure and promises from what I now understand was a sales person, I paid 2100.00 up front since rates for bankruptcy were going up nationally and upright was among the lowest priced per person on the phone. Nothing but problems since. Waited for name on attorney. Then waited for attorney. Called for a refund told they would only give back 900.00 because of all the work that had been done. What work?! Some customer svc mgr told me she would have my assigned attorney call me. By this time I was served with lawsuit. Called attorney and told don’t worry about it No need to show up in court. Well that didn’t go well. In the mean time this attorney dies. Don’t find out until I call. Again call upright for my money back or wanted an attorney of my choosing since I can been informed that some of the deceased attorney’s clients were being assigned to attorney I wanted. Upright told me they would look into it and call back. Next day receive call with the name of an attorney, not the one requested, who called and sounded great: this is what we are going to do, this is what you need.etc. Given instructions to do online bankruptcy questionnaire which hasn’t gone well. Now waiting to correct this issues. Problems contacting, not getting answers, etc. In the meantime the required class certificate has expired. It has been a nightmare and I feel sick with the thought that I most likely have lost much needed money. If I can help someone not make the same mistake at least I will feel a little better. Good Luck.

  15. Oscar Mostofi

    SCAM. Help me to shut them down. Email me your story

    They only want your money. They are nice till you give them a retainer and sign the contract. They will not inform you that the case will be filed after full payment is made. Then they email you the contract. After you sign the contract you will not hear from them again. After two weeks I called them to get an update and find out as why my case has not been filed. Then they told me that they must receive full payment first. That would be 8 months from now. I needed help now. So’ I am suing them for misrepresentation and fraud. Please email me and let me know as how they scammed you. Email me your situatio to: [email protected]




    2. Barbara Smitherman

      I paid upright law 1600.00 for bankrupsey and for over a month i have been asking for a lawyer to talk to. Every time I call they send me to client services and i do not get an answer.I have got 3 or more phone numbers and can not get an answer to any of them.I am thinking about calling the b.b.b.

    3. edward morency

      Rip Off

      I gave them a $700 down payment. Finally talked to a lawyer a few days later. After talking to her I decided not to use them. they really did nothing. I requested my money back. Had to make an apointment to talk to the finance person named Ian. He told me a bunch of garbage about all these services they did for me and said I could only get $168 back after all that! It seems like a scam to me.

  16. Bridget Williams


    Well im still waiting for my almost 1900.00 check since September 18th well over the 30-45 days as promised. Im going thru all these terrible reviews about Upright Law Firm, And they are so Right.
    I have fell victim of Upright Law Firm. I been a customer of there’s since August 2017, Have had 3 Lawyers Cancel thru Upright Law Firm. I’ve spoken to Financial Department about a Refund and have yet to receive my monies from my case i set up in August2017. I called Upright Law Firm again today (November 27 2018) requesting more about my almost $1900.00 Check. Upright Law Firm repeated the same conversation we talked about on October 18,2018. I will not stop calling Upright Law Firm nor stop Writing Reviews until I receive my hard working money back. This is not a Threat this is The Truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Deonta Pigram

      Scam me for refund

      Did u get your refund back

  17. Malcolm wyche

    Scam artist

    What I have to say is not pretty, upright law is a scam, my wife and I have been trying to get our money back from our bankruptcy fee’s. Upright law told me and my wife that it was mailed out on the 5th of Nov, tomorrow is the first, we still haven’t received our money yet!!!!! Where is our money???? I’m trying to be civil about it, but they keep giving us the run around. Talking about give it more time, I’m done with that !!!! We need our money asap!!!

  18. Connie

    I have gotten scammed by upright law and I don't no what to do!!...im so upset and my dr.bills are getting sent to collection and now one of them is garnishing my check...please HELP

    DON’T DO UPRIGHT LAW… THEY TAKE YOUR MONEY..OF $1800..AND LEAVE U HANGING…They quoted me $1200 and it was $1800..she charged me $375.and hr.and then they wont,GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK!! They never sent me a receipt or any thing to tell me what was going on.there bad pepole….Thanks Connie Derrick..Ontario,Ore.

  19. Amber

    The worst company I have ever delt with

    My husband went to file through these people, I highly recommend not to! The gentleman that we spoke with told us the amount of money we needed to pay. We made the initial payment and when the lawyer called us proceeds to tell us we have to pay them 150 a hour on top of what we already paid upright law. Really???? That was never said to us at all EVER! So we called back to upright and they gave us the run around and tried to tell us there’s nothing we could do. They basically get to keep our fee when they didn’t do a dam thing for us. Are you kidding me???? They didn’t do shit for us. And now we have been calling for a refund and they wanna tell us they can’t do that. Well I said play the tape of our phone conversation and show me where any of this was said to us. Funny they don’t wanna do that. Such frauds I’m beyond myself.

  20. TJ


    The Absolute Worst Experience ever! Poor customer service, very unprofessional! I am due for a refund and still has yet to receive my $300, which is the down payment to get the ball rolling only to find out that “ they can’t help you until they’re paid in full”. I needed help filing a Chapter 13 (for obvious credit issues),but why would I pay an extra $300 bi-weekly bill paid to Upright, or better yet why would I add $300 more to the rest of my bills. It’s a waste of time dealing with these people! I’ve made numerous of phone calls only to be redirected and then hung up on. left email messages. I have yet to receive my refund that was promised back to me .

  21. Latisha

    THESE PEOPLE ARE SCAM OR DOES BUSINESS VERY VERY POORLY! The customer service is poor and unprofessional.


    I was looking to file a Chapter 13 with Upright opened the case on 11/29/2018, they gave me a 1-888 phone numbers to give to bill collectors when they call. They were paid $300 on 12/04/2018, but bill collectors kept calling. I reached out to the lawyer given to me by text msg., where he stated that “technically my vehicle and other assets can be taken away from me, because my Chapter 13 doesn’t start til the $1886 filing fee is paid in full! That was not stated during my initial phone consultation. THE GUY WHO TOOK MY INFORMATION WAS AGGRESSIVE AND A BIT RUDE. I was desperate so gave my info, by the way I wouldn’t be dealing with him yet a lawyer, not the guy that was doing my initial consult. My reason for filing a Chapter 13 is for obvious credit issues, why would I want to ADD AN ADDITIONAL $300 BIWEEKLY requested from Upright Law, to the rest of my monthly bills! It’s ridiculous! I have cancelled my account on 12/04/2018. I WAS PROMISED A REFUND in which I am stil currently waiting for. I’ve made numerous of calls only to be sent right back to square one, then redirected only to get hung up on! I have left text and emails ( no response). I called this morning spoke to someone who told me that a refund takes 30- 45 days, I asked the lady to send me an email of refund for, so that it will be in writing, she stated that as soon as our call ends the email will be sent, well that was 2 hours ago, I am furious at Upright business conduct. I will absolutely not refer these people to anyone, yet I will tell everyone I know about my experience with these people.


  22. Bryan

    Sick joke

    Is this some sick kind of joke! I gave up months ago trying to reach my attorney Eric. I ended up getting laid off from my job months ago and gave up trying to contact him! I have not received any type of communication from either party since July or early August! Up right law nor Eric did a thing for me! I should be charging for my waisted time and anxiety over making a difficult time that more unbearable! Promised a manager call back by last Friday……still waiting!

  23. Latisha Jenkins

    Still waiting on my refund

    PLEASE, I state again PLEASE DO NOT DEAL WITH THESE PEOPLE, I paid $350 to started a bankruptcy case on November 29th 2018 and cancelled on December 5th 2018, due to unexplained opening and starting a case. The guy on the phone who took my information was very passive aggressive ( I knew I wouldn’t have to deal with him so I gave him my info so that I can get started, so I looked over the aggression) and rude, and kept talking about money, how much do I have now and what can I pay. Everything is through emails , I Literally spoke to the appointed lawyer (James Lisowski) through text msg and email. I wasn’t clearly informed that after I pay my initial $350 to get started, that I would have to pay $350 bi-weekly until the $1886 is PAID IN FULL ( but my case wouldn’t start til the $1886 is completely paid). Obviously I’m having financial difficulties, but why would I add another $350 along with the rest of my bills, it’s ridiculous! THEY WON’T TELL YOU THIS INFORMATION, but they WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY! It was up until I KEPT getting CALLS from BILL COLLECTORS that I realize that I need to get in contact with my lawyer as to why are the bill collectors still calling, when the guy who took down my information gave me a 1-888 number to give to bill collectors ( which did not work) do I reached out to my lawyer who stated to me that TECHNICALLY MY CAR CAN STILL BE REPOSSESSED, ALONG WITH THE OTHERS THAT I OWE, because my case filed with Upright Law is NOT PAID IN FULL (the $1886), again why would I add $350 more to my bills, when I’m in a financial strain! So on December 4th 2018 I cancelled and close my case, I am still waiting for a PROMISED REFUND that I have yet to receive and today is now January 22, 2019. Every time I call they give me the run around and transferred calls only to be on hold forever and then phone hangs up, I am infuriated by their lack of professionalism. I was told that I would receive my refund in 30- 45 days and I’m still waiting!

  24. Ebony williams


    Upright law firm are nothing more than petty hustlers that try and get over on people about their money I wouldn’t tell a rat to do business with these low lives they owe me 100 dollars and i want my money back and they keep stating 30 to 45 days I hope when their caught they receive the maximum sentences. Who does people this way god will make them pay their karma will come

  25. Stacy Prihoda

    Don’t do it

    Upright law contacted me and I listened to what they had to say. The lady helping me said she would look up my credit to see if I qualify. She supposedly did her research am came back on the line and told me I qualified and that they could clear my debt for a little over $2000. I said great! Bcz I thought I had a lot of debt. I gave them my account and routing # so I could pay the down payment when I got paid. After speaking with her I was supposed to sign the agreement. They seemed really pushy about it and that turned me off. I then looked up the reviews and I wanted to rethink having them help me so I did not sign the agreement. I emailed them and called them I told them I was no longer interested especially since my debt was only $795!!! They were going to take over $2000 from me to “help” me pay off my debt? Anyway they would not stop sending me the agreement and telling me to sign it. So I had to go close my bank acct so I wouldn’t get charged. Today I get a text saying my payment didn’t go through. Really? Damn right it didn’t go through! Don’t give them your information they will rob you.

  26. Dennis

    Scam beware

    Please stay away there a scam. Will get your money and do nothing. They prey on people with financial issues. Please be warned go to a local attorney and do it that way. A FEDERAL JUDGE JUST SANCTIONED THEM FOR BEING A SCAM. FOr a company to take advantage of others when there in a time of hardship is awful. Please stay away read all the reviews they are correct 100%. All of us they took advantage of we need to file a civil action against them. Let’s all stay strong people and give them what they deserve. They think because they are a internet lawyer they can’t be touched let’s do this people we need all get up with each other and get them.

    August 9, 2018

  27. Brenda

    Dirty, Lying, Scam, Fraud Upright Law Firm/ Allen Chern LLC 888-708-0876

    Upright Law firm took money out of my account although I told them not to and they have not refunded my money. I did not speak with any attorney of theirs and I have not signed anything and they did nothing for me. I cancelled with them within less than one hour of contacting them. This company is a huge scam and I would not recommend anyone to even contact this company. They are a huge fraud. I will be making as much noise as possible about this company telling everyone about the fraud and scam they pull. I want my money back. I have reported them to the BBB and the fraud department of my bank and I will be contacting the news media. DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THESE FRAUD PEOPLE.

    December 22, 2018

  28. Dominique

    Definite Scam

    These people scammed me out of my $100 down payment. I requested a refund on January 10th, 2019 and its now March 6th and I have YET to receive a thing and am still getting the run around when I call them.

  29. Mark E Lewis

    UpRight Law is Legitimate Lawfirm

    I work for UpRight law in the Buffalo/Rochester district. I recently joined the firm as of the middle part of 2018. I have over 30 years of bankruptcy experience and have represented 1000’s of clients. UpRight Law is not a scam. I am here to help and always answer my client’s emails or phone calls. Most cases that are not filed; are because the client not forwarding the necessary documentation. I can tell you that UpRight Law is committed to helping people get out of debt. I can not speak for other attorneys; but I am ready, willing and able to assist clients. It is not a scam at all. I can not speak for customer service but on my end; I handle every case as professionally as I know how.

    Mark Lewis, Esq.
    UpRight Law WDNY

  30. Mark E Lewis

    UpRight Law is Legitimate Lawfirm

    This is a great company; dedicated to helping people get out of debt.

    The last review; I forgot to rate the company.

    Mark Lewis, Esq.
    UpRight Law WDNY

  31. Angry


    I requested a refund hours after they charged me almost $400. They told me I had to wait 45 days. I got my money back through my banks fraud department. This place is a rip off. Glad I found out about it before I paid them over $1000. I found an attorney who filed my case for $300.

  32. Judith Manninen

    They aren’t giving me my refund

    I was filing for bankruptcy but was told I couldn’t qualify. They have $2400.00 of my money and are not returning it. I am entitled to the full amount.
    They keep giving you the same run around and tell you all kinds of stories.
    They even said if I took my negative comments off they would get my money to me sooner.
    If you read all the negative stuff you will see people have been waiting forever.
    For such a big company they are so unprofessional.

    1. LL

      Upright Law should be outlawed

      This company is the biggest scam i have ever seen! Who on earth can sleep at night knowing that you’re committing fraud on a individual that is already down on their luck?! I spoke to a guy by the name of Jacob, that tried to pull the wool over my eyes and almost succeeded if my intuition and memory didnt serve me well. This guy convinced me to give him my debit card number for a 1.00 to make sure my account would be good to go if i decided to choose them as my bankruptcy attorney. This guy only had permission to charge a dollar, how did a dollar and a 200 charge occur i am so disgusted! Flat out the biggest liars i have EVER came across and its pathetic! The sad part is they probably would have gotten over on me if they wasnt so darn greedy upright! This is where they dropped the ball… they’re so use to scamming people that they stole 200 dollars from my account without MY PERMISSION THE NEXT DAY! Ahead of what could have been a well thought out scam if the idiots would have allowed me the chance to sign the contract and speak with the attorney. Of course i reported them to my banks fraud department because guess what? It is fraudulent! I will file a report with the Better buisness bureau as well in hopes of helping others not get scammed.

  33. Larry

    Would NOT recommend this business to any one

    Waiting now 29 days for my refund, they say I have no choice but wait for the 45 business days.
    And I believe I have been “taken to the cleaners” . Currently seeking help with the authorities.
    WORST experience I have ever had with a any company! Looking at the “Official” REFUND date of 15 MAY 2019. Time will tell the “story”. Customer representatives are well trained to avoid “customers” .

  34. Melonie

    Upright law is a scam

    On April 2018 I took my taxes and paid 1500 debited from my checking account. Then I was assigned an attorney by the name of Provanda Kennedy.It wasnt until September that I was suppose to meet her at court and she didnt call me until she was in court. when she called me I hopped into my car and she was gone. She was one of the biggest liars always asking me for the same thing over and over. Sometimes I would go months without hearing from her. Most times I called her because she would never return calls. The last time I spoked to her was in Jan. 2019 never heard from her again. Its so funny that she would respond to calls from Upright law but never from her own client. Now Im out of 1500.00.

  35. Theresa


    Did a free questionnaire online and some guy calls back and ask personal questions but not about my debt. Gave me a quote of $1645 and asked for my banking info. When I told him I’d rather come into the office and give all my debt and banking info, he hung up.

  36. Mark Copka d

    I needed help,never had to do this and after a few details he ask how .uch I can pay, I told him I do not know,then he knew I was getting mad at his rudeness he hung up on me.

  37. David shelby

    Rip off scam

    Asked for a dollar for consultation, then tried to pull 200$ after all i did was read their insane fees over 5k was told it would be 1800 if i signed up felt pressured now their xalling threatining to take me to court for full amount stay away

  38. Michelle Christopher

    Rip off - scam artists

    We were charged $1800 for a bankruptcy. When we determined that we were not going to need to file after all we contacted them for a refund. We were given a laundry list of charges so they would only refund $832, although they had done nothing to actually file a bankruptcy for us. To this date, and after contacting them repeatedly, I have not received my money back. It’s been nearly 3 months. Every time I call, there is another story about why they can’t get me my money back. DO not use this firm. They have no interest in helping you. They just want your money.

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    1.1/5Dirty Scam · 38 reviews

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    15 hours ago
    Our experience with this company has not been the greatest. We called in and requested help with bankruptcy, okay they took the information to get us started in the process meaning our banking info for auto payment to allot us time to pay the very large sum for them to assign an atty to file our request meanwhile supposedly keeping the creditors off our backs you know they tell you to give the collectors their number and you write letters informing the creditors they are handling your situation ya-ya-ya…. Newsbreak, collectors still call, At this time a great deal of time has pasted in our Pymt’s to the company and thru-out we have adjusted the amount here, there and there. Get this we requested a refund in February this year, here’s what I was given their so called client services team tell us a manager will give you a call back in 72hrs oh yes, this was in Janurary this year. Moving foward, I must have called back 2-3 time thereafter before finally getting a. response from the office. During this time I was informed that they would be returning EST. $600 or less of the $1600 I had already paid. I asked WHY are you taking so much from me for my return. they stated for the two minute call from the Atty and in that 2 min. call in which she states once your processing fee is paid I will contact you to retreive and file for the process. In addition, I was billed for calls to the client services . Here’s one for the books I called to adjust the amt. of various monthly Pymt’s ,,, and was never told I could go online to their website and adjust or skip a pymt for free. Then I was told I was charged for a file created. What file of my payments, my name and telephone number. In addition, Feb. 2019 I was told at the end of the day I would receive a check for $1000. within 30-45 days. No check, I called on the 30th day to to the start of being shafted week to week and still have not received my check . I asked to speak with the accounting dept. they couldn’t do that so give me the managing partner , V.P General counsel , operations officer anyone who can release my refund that fell on dead ears , they stated we cant give you or connect you to anyone. Iim sorry I’m sorry for choosing this place, but I’m sorry for my husband more the person they are hurting the most due to his Illness A big joke to client services when I informed them of his condition and we needed all funds available to maintain a descent quality of care every little bit helps.

    THEY DONT CARE!!!!!!!!!!

  40. Xiomara Alonso

    Worst service I have ever experienced!

    I cancelled their services within 24 hours, so I am owed a full refund. It has been 3 months!!! I have heard excuse after excuse and have yet to see my refund. I am spreading the word on every platform I can find. I cannot imagine how terrible their services are if they cannot simply return monies debited from your account within seconds of requesting their services. Shouldn’t it be just as easy to refund when there is nothing to research, etc? INCREDIBLE AND UNACCEPTABLE!

  41. michael martin

    it seems tobe a scam

    40-45 business days for a refund but now it has been over 50

  42. Oscar Mostofi

    $400 stolen from me.

    After taking $400 from my bank account, I was told the full amount must be paid before the file the case. I complained. They emailed me saying they will apply the $400 if I decide to stay with them. When I decided to stay with them, I was told they dont want my business and never refunded my $400. I have notified Arizona Bar Association to ban their prsctice in Arizona.
    Dr. Mostofi

  43. William Gregg

    Refund of money

    I was going to go through bankruptcy through upright law decided not to and after 13 weeks of them taking money out of my check like clockwork when I asked for it back and decided I wasn’t going to go through their bankruptcy they told me it would take 30 business days before they would send out my check well it’s now been almost 3 months and they still haven’t sent it out so you better think very carefully about whether you want their services or not I don’t know how well they actually would have been if I went through at the bankruptcy or because I’m not going through with it they’re taking forever to give me my money back

  44. brian delp


    Did chapter7 bankruptcy but was supposed to keep car and it got repoed cause they didnt do their job right so now I have no car that wasnt even payed off yet and I’m out 1800

  45. Stacy

    terrible idea

    I still have not gotten my money back still after 45 days they do whatever they can to not return it!! scam all you get a hold of is people that don’t know how to get the job done. Filing a small claims to get my money back over it

  46. Caren Kirten

    Scam!!! No return of my $ deposit after cancelled

    I sent $500. for deposit then cancelled when local attorney assigned didn’t respond to a phone message. I’m still trying to receive my refund they promised of $50.
    They stated the remaining $450 was charged for “work” completed…not true!

  47. John J Mayer

    Outright Fraud

    They managed to charge a first payment for NO services rendered (which they insisted would not be the case), by the time the phone hung up. Looking at reviews more closely, I’m not sure how they are not in jail. They are masters of lies and being impossible to reach at the right moment. I look forward to the charge-back they can expect if I don’t see the refund.


  48. Eileen Farris


    They want your money then, when a refund is needed they say it’s in backlogged. I have been waiting three months for a refund. I don’t think I will ever get my refund. Also please check all reviews. I should have. They have bad reviews

  49. Ruth A Mc Meins

    I have been trying to get my refund since March 25th. I am very disappointed in this law furm.

    I am very disappointed in the service i got from these people. I live off of a fixed income and can’t seem to get my money returned to me.

  50. Jose Velazquez

    Pack of thieves !

    It’s been 83 business days that I been waiting for my refund and I really needed help and they couldn’t help me because they don’t practice law where I’m from! That after I paid them a down payment of $600.00 in the first call & that was at the end of April ! Hello!,, still waiting! I think the best thing to do is get altogether and file a lawsuit of fraud against these bunch of corrupted lawyers ! And get a real lawyer to take them and there lawyers to court! I’m soooooo down! Who wants in? Because for them $600.00 is nothing and seeing the reviews most of you have paid a lot more than me ! This needs to stop! It’s put me deeper into debt and hardship of not paying my bills because if I didn’t give them that money I would’ve been ok but because of the late fees that I encountered like given them this money they put me in a worse situation , canceled cards, bank account and minus the late fees , etc, never thought this would’ve happened! But I’m wiser now not to give in for something not done or even started!

  51. connie derrick

    took me for $1,800 and then wanted $250.

    told me that i was to late for getting my information in,and i no it got there cause the office sent it right after i called. my attorney here Boise,idaho moved in the middle of my bankrupty and blame me for not keeping in contact she never answered my phone calls and blam me always being late,i want my money back,,and she said to me the she finaly answered my call and said do u have a memory problam and i said yes,she was very rude to me,then she cause i was late that i owed more money,all i want is my money back,if not my attorey is ready to take them for every thing they have,he just wanted me to wait to see if they would respond…i would like my money back today im disable and i need it to give to my attorny,,please lets get this done!

  52. Madgirl

    Liars and thieves with a bad reputation

    I called in to cancel my bankruptcy case because I decided to pay off my debt and avoid the derogatory mark on my credit report. I ended up paying a little more than $1100.00 before I decided to cancel in February 2019. So, I calling on Feb 26th and was told that they had used more than $700 setting up my case. Which was absolutely ridiculous. They said if I changed my mind, I could you the nonrefundable to continue with my case at a later time. I was told I’d receive $400+ back and it would take 30 days. I could try to call back in a week and ask for expediting. Long story short: they said could take 45 days. Then, 45 business days. Today, July 1st, I still don’t have my money. Im livid.
    This ‘lawform’ has been sanctioned and had other charges filed against them. Check the Better Business Bureau. They have an abysmal record with them. I recommend you research these people and their predatory practices. Im out to warn everyone I can. My advise and opinion…stay away!!

  53. Elizabeth Randlr

    Uprightlaw is a scan. They prey on low income families like myself. I made monthly payments of$150 because of my part job. I did this for about ten months which I made a total of 1,076 dollars to them, but I later found out that I can get help with legal service because of my low income. So I called uprightlaw and they said ok and check to see if I have refund coming,unfortunately they I I wasn't getting but $6 back. Out of $1076 this all I get back. They never ever helped me while I was making payments. The bill collectors continue to call and they did nothing. Not only did the collected call but I was court order during the time I was paying my money . They are a scam

    Please get all the information you need before hiring uprightlaw. Any money you pay out to them you will not receive it back. So please be extra careful. I believe they prey on low income families. They take from the poor.

  54. Greg green

    Dirty low lifes

    Just got off phone with them and I needed to cancel and had paid in 600 to keep in mind the dont file until it’s all paid. Ends up they claim to make 400 a hour just dude was. A smart ass from the start and he is aware of the posts put on here and didnt care well here’s another font trust them

  55. Ruth A Mc Meins

    These people have been terriable to try to get a refund. They tell you 30-45 days and its been since the end of March and i still dont have my money.

  56. CKirten

    No Refund

    After numerous calls for my $50. Refund guaranteed from $500. Nothing has been sent from UpRight Law. Actually I should receive my $500. Back as they did nothing to help. Don’t go there as nothing is RIGHT with UpRight!!

  57. Nettie Putnam

    Won't return refund after 4 mo!

    Make sure what you want to do they can take your money right away but will NOT return a refund. It has been 4 mos. I have read I’m not the only one. All I ever get they are back logged.How back logged can you be in accounts payable you don’t seem to have a problem with accounts receivable. Then hire someone. If I can find an attorney pro bono, and I might, I’m taking THEM to court. They seem like SCAMMERS. They won’t answer the phone today or call me back. Will an attorney contact us to file a suit.

  58. Elizabeth de Vries

    Absolute scam

    Started with a telephonic interview with one attorney. NO OFFICE. I was told, without any doubt by her, that they could meet all of my needs. She sent me, eventually, an online form to fill out. I don’t hear from her for months then suddenly find out she is no longer my attorney (2 different stories: she was fired/she moved on). Second attorney was incredibly rude, as if I had insulted him by hiring the law firm he worked for! It was over the top, even though he did NO WORK for me. I did all of my own research then gave to him. He told me the opposite of what I was originally told. I called the “main office” to ask for the person with whom I was to speak re: refund. The “operator” said he did not have a voicemail. REALLY? An attorney or ANY professional without a voicemail? These men and the first woman I spoke to: need to go to jail for ripping off consumers for thousands of dollars!

  59. William

    rude a spam will not talk to you on the phone

    decided not to go with their firm, one day after giving a deposit after telling me I would get my refund. They would not answer my calls anymore. The only way I could speak with someone is to press the button to make a payment when they find out who I was able to transfer me to London. The numbers that no one ever answer finally talk to someone you would take up to 45 days to get my refund. I don’t believe there is a law firm anywhere that would take that long to refund someone’s money you can find a good attorney by hack the price, and you won’t have to worry about scam calls, starting at you speak to them

  60. Milenda Lantz


    Took my money. Did jack squat. I had contact my creditors. I had to try contact lawyers they gave me. Last lawyer said he would call me back in April haven’t heard from him. I ask for my money to be returned to my bank account refused. I’m out $1785.00.

  61. Crystal Bigbee

    Upright law took my money without providing any services and promised to refund my money back since March 2019 I still have not received my money yet. They have scammed many people out of their money.

  62. Rodger L Bowman

    Take your money and run

    Took my $351.00 as a deposit June 20th 2019 with no permission, I dint sign any papers, Iv ask and called several ties for my money to be refunded , they say it will in 45 days its day 50 and still hasnt been refunded to my account,,,Big scam, still waiting for my money, Beware !!!!I ended up getting a local attorney . a few hundred more but at least he will represent me in court, today in August 13th still waiting for my refund !

  63. Gayla Kellner


    I had a Bankruptcy case with this law firm ..I paid out $898 to them then one day I looked on my upright law and seen that my case had been put on pause so I call them and they say that they can’t find me a lawyer in my area strange thing my mom’s case went through and she joined after me..WTF? I said They have been saying they gonna send my refund check it’s been 2 weeks now..where is my money ??

  64. Tarek


    The most terrible experience in my life Now I have to face my creditors by my self , this company is FRAUD and SCAM
    I paid almost a year ago , went to see the attorney he asked for more money , straggled to bring him the rest of the money , he kept making fun of me and my situation in our second appointment after 8 month he did nothing in my case , he set up third one before the third agent called and he said case is closed !!!!! after swallowing 3035 USD he said 10 days lies lies lies , nothing after 10 days called back , they said no 45 days , I realized the trick , the collect people money to give it to others ,
    Went to BBB website , they are awful but its too late money is gone and i am gone too
    be careful representing your self is much much better .

  65. Rodger Bowman

    Worse then one star

    Called and talk to them on june 20th decided id check with another attorney that was local, I didnt sign any papers with upright law , they took 351.00 out of my account, iv called now several times different answer every time now they say they didnt cancel me until july 10th i have to wait 45 days to get my money refunded which i never hired them in the first place. still no refund.. what a joke /scam company taking advantage of others going through a hard times already,, beware

  66. Sean


    Never signed any type of agreement, and stated on multiple emails that we were not interested in their services after agreeing to $1.00 to speak to potential attorney. Today they stole $175.00 from CC. They are nothing but fraudulent scammers that must be made to answer in court. Contacting Illinois Attorney General’s office today. AVOID THESE SCAMMERS AT ALL COSTS!!

  67. Howard

    Theiving bunch of UPRIGHT liars/lawers. If you work for or represent this bunch of criminals who prey on the unfortunate members of the public who have worked hard and are just trying to get a fresh start in life. THE LOWEST OF CRIMINALS who have no morals or concience. Shame on you for calling yourselves UPRIGHT.

    I panicked following my X dumping me and our family. She was living with our disabled daughter and granddaughter and being paid by the state to take care of them due to my being disabled with a broken back. Our daughter passed away leaving me with a beautiful little 6 yr. old granddaughter to try to raise by myself. When the X moved in with her long time boyfriend he advised her to file bankruptcy and leave me holding a bunch of medical debt she was supposed to be making payment on. I panicked and reached out to the good ole internet for help and unfortunately came across UPRIGHT LAW. Knowing no better I fell for their scam, being told they would find me a local attorney who would walk me through the process. I had explained to them that I am disabled and couldn’t drive very far. They hooked me up with a lawyer 150 miles away. She seems like a very nice, honest, trustworthy attorney. I tried to muddle through all the paperwork by myself as it was to far to drive back and forth to her office. I tried getting help by phone but she has a speech impediment making it impossible to understand her over the phone. I got depressed to the point of just going into limbo for a time. Finally I called the attorney to try to resume the process only to find she had withdrawn from the UPRIGHT Law firm stating she had become uncomfortable with their way of doing business and the way they treated their clients. Since that time I have requested a refund from Upright Law and was told they would process it but due to a backlog of refunds it would take about 4-6 weeks. It’s been 6 months now and I have tried calling to inquire about it about 100 times now. I leave messages requesting a call back as you always get put on hold for hours and finally do the call back option which never happens. If that’s not a scam then what is it. Down right theft. Embezzlement, fraud. I have about had it and have been hoping they would do the right thing and just return my money $2500.00 that they stole from me. I just want to get my life back and continue to do my best to raise my granddaughter who is also a victim as this effects her a well. This is just mindboggling that they seem to get away with this. Where is the Law enforcement, where is the justice system. These people are nothing more than educated CRIMINALS who openly steal from the unfortunate who have no resources to protect them/me. PATHETIC UPRIGHT LAW. KARMA AWAITS YOU…

  68. Howard

    It makes me want to vomit. Scammed out of $2500.00 by what is supposed to be UPRIGHT LAW, a bunch of kaniving low life thieving lawyers who are so pathetic that they lower themselves to stealing from the elderly, handicapped and otherwise poor people seeking to better their lives. Where is Justice in America ??? Where is law enforcement ??? Where is protecting the innocent ??? HOW THE HELL do they continue to stay in business ??? I have tried contacting them for over a yr. now enquiring about my refund and never get a return call, never get to talk to a representative. How Pathetic are they ???? I can only hope against hope that KARMA will reach out and do what I would if I could which would be to punch then in the mouth and then light them up so I could urinate on them all. I’ve learned through reading these reviews and social media that their doing the same thing to many, many others. How can this be allowed to continue without them being investigated and charged for the crimes they commit. Stealing from people who are obviously too poor and beat down to defend themselves. WHERE IS AMERICAN JUSTICE SYSTEM. Is the Justice System just as corrupt as UPRIGHT LAW. I Don’t understand…..

  69. Marie

    Complete scam

    Biggest scam! Do not pay this company a single penny! They gave us wrong information and then when it actually came time to file and we already paid all of our money they wouldn’t refund us for giving us bad information. They claim they never had record of it. We have been trying for over 3 months now to get a refund of some sort and can’t get anything! Now we are out $2,035! Which we already are in a bad financial situation so this just made it worse. Read reviews, there are MANY bad reviews. They are also now operating under a different name.

  70. Ken


    Upright law is a scam. I paid them $1860 to help me with bankruptcy. They did have an attorney contact me and she was unable to help so I contacted them for a refund the next day. They told me it would be 30-45 days before I would get my refund. That was on April 2,2019 it is now September. 5 months later and countless phone calls only to be told the same lies that my refund is in the system and that I should receive it within 2 weeks. Upright law is a scam they provide a service for almost $2000 the same service that anyone could do for almost nothing. They are liars and cheats. It is sad they are taking advantage of people who are in a desperate situation and making it worse not better. DO NOT fall for their scam. They need to be sued in a class action law suit.

  71. Jake

    Do not walk—run from UpRight! Scam!

    Don’t walk from this crapbag company, run. Not sure where the hell the Illinois atty General is. Close this place down.

  72. Debbie


    Don’t believe all the lies do good then it’s the attorneys turn to take more money from you that was not told to you and everything is done by computer maybe that’s good for the new generation but for me and my husband it has been a headache never again

  73. Michael Vickers

    Failed Chapter 13

    Hire upright law firm to help me getting my finances in order they charge me $2300 took my money and wouldn’t helped unless they were pay in full in which I cooperated fully they file my the paperwork in September of 2018 in December of the same year it was Dismissed l call upright law about the situation they told me they’re take care at no additional cost to me in which they lied they never took care of the problem when l call them about the problem they never return my calls when l did get hold of them they told l had to pay a additional $350 filing fee what should l have to pay for their mistakes l was force to go to another attorney to help me. They tool my money I would very hard for and never completed the job hopefully you never have to through this

  74. Fatima Leslie

    Do not use them!!

    Just as everyone else has reported, I was wrongfully and purposely ill advised when I signed up. The attorney they set me up who was rude stated he couldn’t help me. Put a request for a refund and it has been 90 days!! They refuse to assist when I cAll and I am extremely angry! They are a complete scam and prey on individuals by taking their money. When I called every time the guys were rude and always claim that they will process my refund on Friday! I can’t tell you how many Fridays I have waited. I’m working on finding an attorney now and hoping it’s not too late to dispute the charges with my bank! I could cry because of the pain they put me through. its a reason people go through this process and then to add more on top of that is heartbreaking!!!!!!

  75. David Eaker

    Refund check

    After I tried to hire upright law I was told I had to pay them a $150 deposit. They then put me in touch with a lawyer. I was told by that lawyer that they couldn’t handle my case so she put me back in touch with her main office. I was told in May 2019 that I’d get a refund check for the $150 mailed out to me within 30-45 business days. It’s now October 2019 and still no check. I keep calling only to be told that they are back logged. The supervisor, Joseph, is handling my check and when I spoke to him last week he said I’d have the check either Wednesday or Thursday of this week. Still no check. Called last night asked to speak to Joseph but was told he was with a client and that he’d call me back. He never called me back. Called today and was told that Joseph was off until next Monday. My check has not been mailed out to me but they keep telling me it’s at the top to be mailed out. How damn hard is it to write the check and mail it out? They didn’t hesitate to take my deposit. But they are taking their sweet time to refund me my money. It’s ridiculous. Every time I call them they people I talk to are rude and hateful. I’ve never seen such unprofessional people in my life. I’ve asked to speak to someone higher up and keep getting told that Joseph is the only one that I can speak with. I’ve asked to speak to their accounting department and keep getting told that I cannot speak with them. It is getting to a point where I’m about ready to just drive up there and sit and wait until someone can give me my check.

  76. Larry

    I got taken

    1989.00 dollars lost . I paid these people and got a lawyer , because of my tax issue she couldn’t help . She informed me that I needed to contact up right for a refund , so I called and they told me 30 to 45 business days . 74 days and endless calls and all get sorry we have back logs of refunds . Maybe a class action lawsuit is in order

  77. Rich Pratt


    This place is a joke still waiting on refund I’ll probably never see. Probably a good thing I don’t live close to their office because I would be in jail

  78. Samantha Stewart

    Totally A Scam

    Still haven’t received my refund from 2018 and it’s now almost 2020.😂 These people are getting payed and F****** over SO many people. They charge you to call them basically. I NEVER heard from a lawyer. They even blocked my number from calling. Because I was calling asking about my refund. I REGRET DEALING WITH THESE PEOPLE. I found other help elsewhere for little to nothing to file bankruptcy and it was discharged within 3-4 months. I paid upright 700 total and got NO help.

  79. Mary Shute

    Where’s my money

    Had to pay in full to get started. Changed my mind. Then was told I still would be charged fees occurred (I hadn’t even seen the attorney yet) around 600.00. Then was told it would take 45 days for refund. (900). After 45 days I called and they said oh I don’t know why they told you 45, should be 90. After 90 days I called and was told they are cutting checks the end of the month. The end of the month came and went. I called, then they are backlogged. I’ll make another call tomorrow. I believe I can kiss my money goodbye. Do NOT use this company!!!!Go ti a local bankruptcy lawyer!!!!

  80. Shawn crowe

    Upright law is a scam!! Greedy slick weasel salesman took my money.As soon as are phone conversation ended he canceled my account and referred me else where and refused to refund my money for 40 days. Iv called every other day trying to communicating with them still no money and getting the same run around.stay away come this scam!!

  81. Barbara Bocchiaro

    These people are the biggest RIP OFFS I have ever come across. They are predators of the poor and people looking for relief from predators like them. I am warning and alerting ever one I can about these horrible takers. STAY AWAY FROM THIS SO CALLED COMPANY THEY WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY AND RUN!!! I have reported them to the Better Business Bureau and many more. I hope you people never have a good night's sleep for the rest of your life. TAKERS!!!!!


  82. Eileen

    Downright liars

    They asked for an account to ‘hold’ a spot for my charge. They promised my charge account would not be charged until I had agreed and sent them an email confirming the charge if I decided to use them. I saw the $2000 charge on my card and disputed it. They then called me and asked what the problem was, I told them they never had permission to charge it, and they were very polite but charged my card anyway. They should be arrested. They are criminal, not just overzealous.

  83. Sherrie L Lanier


    I canceled a bankruptcy case in October and after being charged for absolutely no work I’ve yet to receive my 548 dollar refund as well as having been told numerous lies about the status of my money. If anyone is thinking of using this firm please don’t as it is a scam. All you will get are automated phone calls and LIES. I would give them a less than zero rating.

  84. Temika

    Upright law isn't a scam

    Upright law is a great company to filee your bankruptcy with. It’s as simple as riding a bike. Only, I said only if your getting your documents that your attorney needs to do his or her part for your petition. If you want to be stress free you got to have patience because it’s a working progress. Im statisfied with the work my attorney has done for my case. I filed a chapter 7 and it’s well with my case. I go to court this month 😘💆

  85. Eric Peterson

    Was a total joke a scam

    I spent Way to much money ! When I thought About it more and more that I did Not want to follow through with filing bankruptcy and I asked For a refund they said Ok but would have to talk with someone about it then was told that if I canceled I would Not see my money back because most to all of my money was to pay for a couple calls and emails such bull shit !! Stay far away people it’s a huge scam

  86. Karen M Melin-Watson

    They called me and gave me two attorneys names. They gave me first attorney and changed it to a second Dennis Carey, who accepted me as client and set up plan for $2oo monthly starting on Feb 3,2020.
    Now I find out it’s a scam.

  87. Deonta Pigram

    Upright law a scam

    Upright law is a scam haven’t received refund in moths now

  88. Shirley Rynders

    After calling many times to Up right law. For my refund always another story. Do not trust this so called law firm bad. Law firm . How can they operate like this.

  89. Heather Moore

    Poor lawyer's

    Their Lawyer’s are Incompetent. They don’t tell you it cost you extra to reaffirm you’re home. It cost me an extra 125. 00 dollars for my mortgage company use their lawyer’s to reaffirm my home. This lawyer didn’t have all my paperwork before going to court. Didn’t reaffirm my home until Jan 16th of this year. When I was discharged Dec.24th. This lawyer didn’t tell me that my utility company would charge me 350 dollars for new service, when I’ve been in my home for 21 years. I urge everyone to not go threw these lawyer’s. It cost me 1836 dollars plus 700 dollars for new utility hook up and 125.00 dollars for my mortgage company to reaffirm my home. So it cost me more and I could have gone threw a better lawyer that would have cost me the same with better service.

  90. Toni

    Smooth talking B.S.

    Yep, the person I spoke with was very pleasant, helpful and also encouraging. toward the end of last year (2019) my household was feeling the pinch of me not working and all our bills were just getting too high to even try to bring the balances down, not that I did not try. but after looking online and reading some reviews, I called Upright Law, spoke with a rep, even went as far as setting up auto payments with them of $400 every month, and when the total amount ($1975) was paid in full THEN they will file my paperwork, the rep even said to me that if I needed to stop the bankruptcy and cancel I can do so, but do so within at least 2 weeks before the first payment is taken out, I said ok. But that little voice inside told me too keep on looking for a lawyer, and when I found and WHO is WLLING to allow me to pay in payments for the remaining costs of the bankruptcy, I called Upright Law, left a message with the rep to whom I spoke with and told him that I am going to cancel our arrangement because I just could not afford their payment arrangements, and do you know that rep that so easily got me to go with the company NEVER gave me and call back to find out why I was cancelling. Now, the total cost if Upright DID do my bankruptcy would have costed my family $1975.00, and I know that’s about the going rate for this service. But what really pissed me off is that they STILL took my money OUT of my bank account and did not even say thank you !!! I was so upset that the other firm I decided to go with told me that they will do everything to help my family, all I needed to do was to make the first down payment of $375 and then they will file all the paperwork needed for my bankruptcy to start, then with a monthly payment between $100 and $200 a month they will represent my bankruptcy to the courts. Upright Law NEVER gave me that kind of opportunity what so EVER !!! So now, since they took my money out, they sent a ripple effect through my bank account which has left my family so behind in our other bills and when I called and spoke with a ” “, about them taking out my money, she tried so hard to get me to stay she even asked what made me decide to cancel, I told her that I can not do any business with a company that will take my money knowingly after I left several messages about cancelling, NEVER getting a call back asking WHY. And what really set me a fire was the fact that to get my money back, it will take 30 to 45 days for a paper check !!! When she heard my discontent with that, she reassured me they will get it out to me ASAP. I KNOW that a company, any company can return any amount of funds back to an account within 48 to 72 hours, she said that her company is not set up for any type of return payments the only type of return is by paper check only.I now that if a company has the means to withdrawal from another’s bank account, they HAVE the means on how to return said money back into that parties account. And now I have read some of the other complaints by people, I doubt that I will EVER see that paper check. So if you are a hard working person with a family to support and you need a bankruptcy lawyer, PLEASE SO NOT CALL UPRIGHT LAW, especially if you work hard for your money and don’t want anyone to just rip you off !!!

    1. Tamika Renfroe

      They tried that shit with me. I gave the $100 to start. They moved quick and had an attorney call me that evening. Before I signed up I asked Dakota the “sales rep” would I be charged anything more than the $2260 he said no, the $2260 covers fee covers everything , the filing, and attorneys and I would not be charged anymore. AFTER I sign up ,I look through the contact and it goes to say they will charge me 3,040!!! for a total of $5,000 so I called and cancelled , They told me it has to be reviewed by whoever and would get back which I didn’t they would since they had already lied to me. They sent the cancellation email but never responded back to me. I had the $2060 scheduled to be taken out the following week but I didn’t trust them so I called my bank told them the deal with Downright and had the card cancelled so good luck to Downright if they try to run my card cause they got played!!!!! LOL

  91. Mike Callaway

    Extremely Bad

    They interviewed me told me I was good for chapter 7 charged me $2635 and a lawyer called me and said they shouldn’t have taken my money or referred me to him I was no where close to being qualified spoke to customer service and she said 30 to 45 days and received an e-mail saying the same, filed a BBB complaint

    1. Christine Holmstock

      A satisfied client

      I contacted upright law in january, 2020. I was put on a payment plan which i completed in june of this year
      The lawyer assigned to me, glenn kessler, was the most helpful, and charming man to work with. I gave in all the documents asked for, completed my two courses on money management, and it was all done in a timely efficient manner. I loved working with this lawyer. He is simply marvelous. Had my telephone interview with the trustee this morning, and it was easy and stress free. I would recommend this firm and especially this lawyer to all that need help. A very good experience.

  92. David Starkey


    Enrolled in program. Signed agreement at 400 pm. It’s 2am next morning. Getting nowhere. Can’t leave message on chat text. They switch you to another scam saying will help answer complaint for 7.09 and enrollment in help 49.99 a month. I’m calling my bank and cancelling all debits from upright law. I’m closing that debit card. Don’t make any payments if any kind with upright law.

  93. Gail Terry

    Horrible Legal Service

    The lawyer they assigned, Romana Chaplin out of Jacksonville, FL. She is a terrible attorney! She is not up front and honest. She does not like to communicate other then email. She is scared to death of the Bankruptcy Trustee and won’t stand up to him on the disagreement we are having with the trustee on the value of our sons car. I feel her best interest is the trustee’s and not ours. I called the main law office in Chicago to complain and they will not call back. This upright law and its incompetent lawyers are worthless.

  94. Kenneth T Winter

    I came very close from being scammed

    First of all I want to say thank you to all those who typed a review on the BBB I thank you from the bottom of my heart I’m sorry for the awful experience you have received but I want you to know that you have saved others from that same pitfall this company wanted $2,135 from me and when I wouldn’t give it to them they called me stupid for not making the decision to give them my debit card they asked me what was causing you to not make the decision they even tried to be my friend and to say that they cared about my situation my circumstances they sympathized with me even sharing their own personal stories just so they can get that debit card and from what I have see there have been a lot of victims from this business it is a false business and it’s a scam there has to be a way to bring this business down if we all put our minds together make the contacts to the right authorities I believe we can shut this business from operating down thank you for all your reviews

  95. Gail Terry

    DON’T use or trust this firm!

    STAY AWAY from Upright Law!!!!
    Horrible! The lawyer that was assigned for our bankruptcy, Ramona Chaplin out of Jacksonville, FL is a joke. She is scared to death of the Bankruptcy Trustee and will not stand up to him even if the client is right. She is afraid to go to court. She wants the quick easy money and get the case over with and DOES NOT have the clients best interest. It’s basically “tough luck” for the client and a win for the Trustee. I complained to the partners in Chicago about her handling my case and they stated they were not getting involved”. BS! They got my money and wanted to get the case closed and are scared to challenge the Trustee. DON’T use this group!!!! Pay the extra money to hire a local lawyer not associated with this firm. This group will not fight for your best interest!

  96. Shelley Crocker

    Keeping my money during covid 19

    I got sick starting late Dec 2019 causing me to miss work.. I went to restaurant manager Jan 1st I could not perform my job because I was constantly sick. Coughing through almost every shift.. I went to a small nursing facility at night less interaction and thought less physical activity maybe I’d not have the severity of symptoms. After 2 er visits diagnosibg me with upper respiratory infection i lost that job too. I have systemic lupus erythematosus. I got so far behind on my bills my only way out was bankruptcy. I paid over 3000 in March note they deducted it out of my account immediately. The lawyer severely was inadequate. I cancelled my bankruptcy. I was guaranteed a full refund. This firm is holding my money 30 to 45 days. My unemployment after July 25 will not pay my bills. Houston is a hot zone and I can not even begin to work here. I am moving to Jeff city missouri to try and go back to work. I have repeatedly called and expressed my need to receive my refund so I can survive this pandemic. Same excuse of back logged. I am about to go to Houston Fox News and get some help.

  97. Tyeesha Askew

    Upright law

    They refused to give me a refund when it was a company error on when they charged my account, I spoke to some representative and he said oh we are unable to refund your 1st payment, I said why and he said because its your 1st payment. Huh? All though, it was a company error because yall charged my account on the wrong day I cant have a refund back? Hmm ok. They must not care about customer service because they don’t give a darn if your happy or not.

  98. Pb


    How can a company be in business still have to take and $700 for doing nothing I canceled after two months they did nothing for me they told me that $365 was just for a consultation that I had with the call center employee not a lawyer how can they conduct business like this stealing peoples harder and money if we’re in financial hardship and we’re looking for something to help us when we think we’re going and get this help from this company up right law instead they steal your money and give you no results in the end I hope no one and I repeat no one makes the same mistake I did because this is horrible they should be close down because they are stealing peoples money unbelievable I’m completely disgusted and feel like I’ve just been robbed but have a great dayhow can a company be in business still after taking $700 for doing nothing I canceled after two months they did nothing for me they told me that $365 was just for a consultation that I had with the call center employee not a lawyer how can they conduct business like this stealing peoples harder money if we’re in financial hardship and we’re looking for something to help us when we think we’re going and get this help from this company up right law instead they steal your money and give you no results in the end I hope no one and I repeat no one makes the same mistake I did because this is horrible they should be closed down because they are stealing peoples money unbelievable I’m completely disgusted and feel like I’ve just been robbed but have a great

  99. Tammy Jones

    This Is a scam!

    If anyone has had un-resolved issues please respond. I am building a case on this. I can’t believe they can take your money and give you pennies back. I just found out they charged me with no signature provided and no proof of charges. This is so sad.

  100. Tammy


    This lawyer in name only took my daughter’s retainer and did absolutely nothing. Her husband filed an emergency injunction to take her kids and he didn’t even file a response. At the hearing he forced her to sign an agreement to all of the other attorneys demands without even allowing her to read it. He was also a half an hour late. A complete disgrace.

  101. Cynthia

    Upright law is awesome

    Upright law is awesome Chris Kane handled my case with care. If you need an attorney call kris.

Reported Loss :1800 $
Severity of Scam :Extremely High
Reported by : Anonymous
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