Rolf S. on BirdEye
2 years ago
02/10/2019, 09:43 AM
noun: crook; plural noun: crooks
a person who is dishonest or a criminal.
This is the best and most accurate description of Howard Iken. This lawyer represented my ex-wife for two-year divorce proceedings against me. I thought I had had some exposure to crooked people during my time as a volunteer with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office when I helped take people to jail but I have to admit, the guys we took into custody were small time compared to the level of dishonesty I encountered with this law firm.
From the very first court appearance, Iken started lying to the judge about my personal details. I wanted to take my 7 year old son to France to see his ailing grandfather and Howard Iken told judge Nash that there was a travel advisory from the State Department against going to France. I was able to prove almost immediately that this was a blatant lie and that there had never been such an advisory on the State Department's website but Iken doubled down on his lie.
After having lost that motion against me, his law firm then proceeded to accuse my 7 year old son of being mentally disabled to put my ex-wife in a more advantageous position for her alimony claims. Our son was evidently not mentally disabled but one of Iken's lawyers, Claudia Blackwell, looked judge Nash straight in the eyes and told him our son had a mental disability. They lied about me having hidden assets when they had zero such proof.
They advised my wife to file an injunction for domestic violence against me with zero proof just to get me kicked out of my house. They lost every single motion against me. They extended credit to my wife (she was paying $200/month) in the hope to recover this 'investment' against me. They requested a hearing to seek $92k from me for past and future legal services to my wife. The judge gave them $5k. Immediately after the hearing, they dropped my ex-wife.
As a kicker, they filed a motion againt my ex-wife to put a lien on her house to recover the 25k they had invested in her after allegedly promising her her account had been zeroed out (as per her testimony in court). In retrospect, it is ironic that my vindictive ex-wife met her match with this law firm, it was a match made in hell.