Brian C. Tanko, is an attorney out of Las Vegas Nevada, that basically stole my infant daughter's annuity Trust Fund document, that my deceased mother had left her. He is holding this because as he claims he was never paid for his services, which in part is true, but what he isn't saying is that he never performed them as he was instructed to do. In fact he failed (And I strongly suspect it was intentional)that there was a conflict of interest in his handling of this matter, not to mention the fact that he contacted me in Lincoln, Iowa, all the way from Las Vegas, Nevada, in order to offer his services.
I am upset that he took my baby's money, but truthfully I am more concerned that other people might fall prey to this type of unethical behavior on the part of a lawyer towards his client. If he has any problem with me saying this, I hope he sues me, because this will just give his misdoings that much more plublicity. I wonder how low he will go in his quest for more money?
The last hearing we had in Nevada, I had given him a copy of the paper work out of courtesy, and he filed an answer to the petition, in which he basically took my adopted brother's side of the case, which is funny, because he is the adversary at law in this matter. This is just another example of the unethical and outright ridiculous actions on the part of someone who was paid in advance a $4,000.00, retainer fee, for his services, when he had only requested $3,000.00 This may not seem like a lot of money, but for someone in college it is a huge sum and basically he squandered it in meaningless amounts of wasted energy. The only thing I feel he did correctly, at a considerable expense to myself was get the court in Nevada to take jurisdiction of this case.
Mr. Tanko, despite being a licensed CPA and a Certified Fraud Examiner, failed to check one single document in regards to the information being put forward from the other side, as to financial matters, signatures, and hospital records. He summarily dismissed them and withdrew from the case at the most crucial point, because he said he wasn't getting paid. Problem was he wasn't doing his job. I don't know about you, but when I take my car in for the brakes to get fixed and I come back and the mechanic has fixed the alternator. I simply am not going to pay the bill, when I told him to do the brakes.