When my family hired Mr. O'Rourke to defend my cousin, we thought he would be perfect for our case -- he made promises that everything would be alright and that the time spent imprisoned would only be about 5 months. He did not want to even see the client at hand and denied the need to see him until convinced by my aunt. When he did visit him, he was extremely unprofessional -- throwing down a pencil in frustration and yelling at him when he didn't agree with his ideas. The way he treated our family was elitist and condescending. When it came time for the court hearing, all of the client's friends and family gathered ready to defend him. While the judge and opposing lawyer bashed him, O'Rourke stood by and said nothing in his defense -- warning the client's support group to do the same. He was sentenced to four years in a correctional facility, which is not what anyone expected. We feel O'Rourke took our money and misrepresented himself by a landslide. He did nothing to defend our beloved family member -- we feel cheated out of our money and more importantly, out of my cousin's freedom.