Las Vegas attorney Thomas Michaelides , TCMLawGroup, allowed paralegal to do attorney work. The paralegal, Matthew Katz , was arrested for the unlawful practice of law, see booking photo. Matthew Katz , was arrested for Unauthorized Practice of Law, 205.390 – Obtaining Signature by False Pretense, 205.0832 – Theft by False Pretense Over $3500 by Nye County Sheriff.
Thomas Michaelides, and has another “paralegal” (no known formal training by an ABA Certified Paralegal School) Natasha Smith of Las Vegas, knew Matthew Katz was performing the work an attorney would do, but did nothing. From my own experience this is the business model of TCM Law Group: flunky attorney Thomas Michaelides pitches an offer to the client, once signed up, a paralegal does the work. So instead of paying paralegal rates, $25-60 an hour, you pay attorney rates, then end up having a paralegal do the work.
In one of many suspensions that, In re Michaelides Supreme Court of Nevada September 12, 2016, Filed No. 70339, held that:
“Also in 2010, Giamal Dorman retained Michaelides to represent him in a personal injury action and Michaelides failed to pay a $500 bond in the action until months after Dorman provided him with the money, resulting in the defendant moving to dismiss the action. [*2] Additionally, one month after Dorman provided Michaelides with the $500, Michaelides’ trust account was overdrawn, even though Michaelides had yet to pay the bond. In investigating Dorman’s grievance, the State Bar found four more instances where funds were deposited into Michaelides’ trust account on behalf of a client and then those funds disappeared despite the fact they were not paid to the client or on behalf of the client until much later. Thus, the State Bar found that Michaelides used his trust account as a personal/operating account. Michaelides has admitted to violating RPC 1.3 (diligence), RPC 1.4 (communication), RPC 1.15 (safekeeping property), and RPC 3.2 (expediting litigation).”
In sum, my experiences show that Thomas Michaelides is a scam artist, pure fraud, and will take your money!