If you want a competent lawyer,stay AWAY !!
I wasted 3 years of my life with these clowns.The lawyer that was assigned to me for the hearing was a joke.He didn't prepare me,and since I didn't know what to expect,I didn't know I had a lawyer wanna-be in the hearing with me.He said all went well,but that was BS.I called about a week later, to ask him a question,and they told me he had been "let go".That was news to me.They in turn assigned me another lawyer that I never met,'cuz she was in HARLINGEN,huh?Even she was shocked that I wasn't local.We had to start all over,and that never worked out,so they assigned me a local lawyer,and "here we go again",starting all over.In the mean time,I was getting the run around about everything.I was promised call backs that never came,even from Heard.Since I had never met him,I asked to talk to him to express my concerns,but he NEVER called.He probably knew he wasn't gonna make any money on me,so i was left to the dogs,and had to fend for myself.Most of the time it was me initiating phone calls,me trying to find more information to help my case.I did alot of leg work.Don't let them fool you by saying they will get all your records,etc.,'cuz it's not that easy.As you can tell,I didn't win my benefits because I wasn't a good enough lawyer !! Once all was a lost cause,Herad's office didn't want to deal with me AT ALL,they were rude,and unsympathetic,like it was my fault.I truly resent them,and I feel I have to warn others.If I had it to do again,I would go with Wayne Wright...just anybody but Heard.I saw a commercial the other day and Heard was talking about how you have to be prepared for your hearing,and it made me angry.They are trying to convince people they are good,competent lawyers,but please go somewhere else if you want lawyers that give a damn!!!!