AVOID Marion Browning-Baker

Marion Browning-Baker, ex US Army JAG lawyer and currently presenting her status as a US Army Reservist, has been operating her “family law practice” out of her home in Stuttgart, Germany since 1996.  The only problem:  It is NOT a law practice but a systematic and methodical financial SCAM against every active duty service member, family member, and Department of Defense civilian which she can possibly convince to hire her for her family law “legal services” (which I use very loosely here).

Her daily ad in the Stars and Stripes (which she is no longer allowed to advertise there) was her ONLY source of clients as everyone who contacted her through this forum became nothing less than her “target of financial opportunity.”  Browning-Baker would take any case presented, ask for a $5,000 retainer, make you sign a statement that you will not discuss anything to do with your case with any other lawyer involved which she uses in your case, and then drain you financially for as long as she could – until you fired her.

Closure or doing what you hired her to do (or thought you did anyway) was never an intent of hers as she drags simple cases out for years.  For most of her clients and I have personally discussed this with more than 10 of them who were scammed by her like I was, she got away with anywhere from $20,000 to $50,000 per client using this modus operandi.

Since she bills monthly and provides her clients with no transparency in the process whatsoever, she falsifies bills and charges her clients for no work actually performed, she lies to other lawyers and misrepresents the facts of your situation in order to bill you for more money, she charges you for a full 30 minutes of her time to answer a 1-sentence email with another 1-sentence email, she bills your credit cards without permission, and she even intentionally generates legal problems with your case which result in her being able to bill you for even more money.

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