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Problem Solved: ‘No show’ attorney refunds client after 6 months

Posted at 11:32 AM, May 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-30 13:35:24-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- An attorney accused of taking off with his clients cash without providing legal services has returned one person's money.

Debra Martin of Grand Rapids is one of the people who paid Matthew Herman.  She had called the FOX 17 Problem Solvers after she paid him $500 and she said he did nothing. One week after that story aired, she got her $500 back.

"Problem Solvers do work. They do what they say they're going to do. I'm just grateful and thankful and thank God that I got my money back," Martin said in a follow-up interview. She received a $500 money order in the mail from Herman.  Her six-month problem has finally been solved.

Martin hired Herman to take on a bad car deal in 2015, but she said her calls and text messages went ignored as soon as she gave Herman the money.

"It might not be much, but it's a lot to me," she said.

After the story, Herman finally sent her a text message. He was looking to make things right. Along with the money order, Herman wrote a short apology and promised to return her documents. Martin is hoping Herman continues on this path.

She said she'll pray for him that he does the right thing for everyone else.

Martin said she successfully deposited the money order in her bank account.

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